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Hanza Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Breakfast was good, staff seemed tired(?) or maybe they didn’t speak fluent English so don’t expect to get a good morning back from people who work at the restaurant. Location was good actually really liked it, 10 mins away from the old town. Room was clean. The biggest con was NOISE. Snoring “neighbor” who lived in another room was just terrible so please do something because those walls are super thin. Mini bar made a lot of noise too. PS. Right now there’s some road reconstruction or something near hotel so expect a lot of noise from 8 am till 8pm.

Wifi doesn't work in the rooms (when I complained I was told it's because it can't handle more than 10 connections at a time. What kind of explanation is that for a hotel with a capacity of art least 70-80 people?!) Location is a bit shady as well at night as it's not in the city center or old town area. Disappointed overall

negative: The taxi transfer from the airport to the hotel was too expensive (organized by the hotel). The room was not cleaned the first night. The picture quality of the TV was continuous flicker and dropouts. Friday night and Saturday night was very noisy, because some people came late and drunken back to the hotel. The breakfast is mediocre. positive: Nice personel!

Really recommend Hanza Hotel. It is perfect for a weekend trips. Crew working there is really friendly, speaks English very well. Hotel is well organized, we came 2 hours earlier and we were given room despite our early arrival. Rooms are clean and cosy. The location of it is convenient around 10/15 minutes to the Old Town.

The fan in the bathroom I remember as being very noisy, but all in all I loves my little room and champagne and sweets waiting for me was a charming detail. I perhaps miss more of a selection of English language TV channels, and better coffee/black tea at the breakfast buffet.

First up I’ve got to say that there was nothing wrong with my stay at the Hanza Hotel. It was warm, comfy and the breakfast was fine… but it wasn’t anything special. Considering the price that’s not an issue but if you book don’t expect to be wowed; it’s all a little tired. That said, the staff were helpful and friendly and Riga’s a fine city so you’ll probably not be spending too much time in your hotel room. All things considered, the Hanza might be just the ticket if you’re on a budget. It’s probably worth knowing that it’s located just out of town – the other side of a large outdoor market and some derelict land, which might seem a little intimidating after dark. I encountered no problems but for safety conscious travellers this might be an issue. The Hanza – functional but nothing special…

I spent two nights in the nice, clean and quiet room on the second floor. Bed very comfortable, bathroom clean and spacious enough. Breakfast correct, maybe small changes from one day to another could be introduced. Receptionists very helpful.

Not working WiFi is the biggest minus I see. At check-in, the paper you have to fill in has too many mandatory fields to be completed, in my opinion. For the rest, room and bed was comfortable, breakfast very good and diverse.

I stayed in this Hotel in a Single Room for two days and was then joined by my Husband and we stayed another two days in a Business Suite. Both Rooms were very clean and comfortable. The Hotel is just a short walk away from the Market and Station and therefore a very good choice if visiting the Old Town of Riga.

The room is clean and big enough, very light and I loved the wooden shutters on the window. The hotel is only few minutes from the Central Market, and one can reach the historic Old Town in only 10 walk. Breakfast is okay, and the staff is friendly and helpful.

7 Elijas Street Riga

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St John's Church
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Spa services

Located in Centrs within a short walk of St John's Church, Hanza Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as St. Peter's Church. The 80 rooms at this 3.5-star hotel include minibars and electric kettles and guests can enjoy free breakfast. It's in central Riga and also close to Great Guild Hall and Small Guild Hall.


Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Hanza Hotel's 80 rooms are individually decorated and provide minibars, electric kettles, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Hanza Hotel enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 25 per vehicle one-way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. This smoke-free hotel also has a gift shop.

Room options

Single Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 1

Business Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Economy Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room (Air conditioning)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 643 reviews