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Original Sokos Hotel Viru

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viru Valjak 4, Tallinn 10111, Estonia
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a good hotel, and if you happen to get a room from the higher floor with a view to the harbor side, it gets even better. The view is simply gorgeous! I've stayed here three (almost) problem-free times. One time the sauna of the room didn't work. I must say it did require a bit too much convincing... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As Viru was built in soviet times to be a prestigious (and only) hotel for foreigners, the hotel has kept it's top floor as a museum, showing visitors what could and could not be done right under the nose of the KGB eavesdropping HQ. Entrance fee is charged but it's worth it. The tour lasts about one hour and shows/tells... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Viru is a very traditional Estonian hotel that is now managed by Sokos. The building stands our from the surroundings and the views from the higher floors are very nice. We had a junior suite with a sauna, which was overall pretty nice but not very high-class. The hotel could use some freshening up.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a part of the Sokos chain mostly located in Finland, but they have one hotel in Estonia. good location - very close to the Viru gates (old town) - in walking distance to the center. breakfast is located in a very big hall so you have to walk much from the buffet to the place where you would... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is located near the harbour ja old town of Tallinn. There is also big shopping center close to the hotel. Most of the rooms have very nice view to the city or sea. Rooms are small but very comfortable. Hotel has also interesting history. It was built in a time when Estonia was a part of Soviet Union. There... More

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Vantaa, Finland
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time in Viru Hotel. It was nice experience. Service was polite and room was really nice. There was nice view from 16th floor to town. Breakfast was really good and they had a summer buffet lunch for really reasonable price. They have a deal with Viru Keskus parking area. You get some discount of that place.... More

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Vantaa, Finland
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were in this hotel with the family for the third time. We've been very satisfied before, and were again. There may be a few things worth mentioning to those planning their first visit here. First of all timing. The hotel is large, and the reception will be growded when the Finnish ferries arrive. Find out when they arrive and... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Viru is a beautiful facility, with good rooms, good breakfast bar, comfortable lobby, cozy bar and is attached to the shopping mall in downtown Tallinn. Easy to reach from the airport or harbor. And just steps away across the boulevard from an entrance to the old town. The old town is a wonderfully preserved and restored medieval fortress town. Lots... More

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Sokos Hotel Viru has a unique history in Tallinn, and it is still a lovely, clean hotel to stay in. Good hotel for pets and parking. Restaurant and breakfast are both expansive and lovely. While staying at the hotel, take the KGB tour - as the hotel was used in the Cold War as a sort of headquarters and would... More

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Turku, Finland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A big business hotel in the middle of Tallinn, close to the old town. Full of business people and tourists. A clean room with a large bathroom. A good view over the city. Breakfast has everything. Personnel more on the formal side. Shopping center in the same complex with the entrance to the the car park.

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Address: Viru Valjak 4, Tallinn 10111, Estonia
Location: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Viru 4*
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If you haven’t been in the legendary Viru Hotel, you haven’t seen all of Tallinn. The first skyscraper and prominent landmark in Estonia offers breathtaking views of Tallinn Bay and Tallinn’s UNESCO protected medieval Old Town. The hotel has the widest range of room types, restaurants, entertainment facilities, relaxation services and the “must see” KGB museum all under the same roof. Original Sokos Hotel Viru provides direct access to the Viru Centre shopping mall and is close to theatres and popular cultural centres. ... more   less 
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