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Original Sokos Hotel Viru

4.0 of 5 Viru Valjak 4, Tallinn 10111, Estonia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Uusikaupunki, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All though I have been in Tallinn many times, this was the first time in the landmark Viru hotel. The location is suberb if you travel without a car. You can walk straight from the lobby to the Viru Keskus, which is a large, modern, shopping center and a good quality food store in the basement. The old town and... More 

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear Juho39, thank You for Your stay and for the kind word! I'm really sorry that there were some things where the experience was not maximum - as our aim is to give our guests maximum satisfaction for their stay. In March our renewing works will be ended and I can assure You that then all the rooms will be... More 

Tallinn, Estonia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in this hotel 2 years ago on our special day. Room was good and service was ok. The best thing I remember is our breakfast - it was superb! Rich choice and good taste. Very good location with exit to shopping center. Good view from windows.

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear Valerie O, thank You so much for Your kind words and for Your stay! I'm sincerely glad for the local persons review, Viru is and remains as the part of history and memories of Estonia and Tallinn. Welcome back and don't forget to enjoy also our legendary cabaret-nights! Sincerely Yours Anu More 

Riihimaki, Finland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Viru has been the permanent landmark of Tallinn already around 40 years. It has been renovated several times during the decades. Nowadays it is ok, not too old-fashioned and not too modern. Best points are good location and nice sights especially from the upper stores. Do not forget to visit the KGB museum on the top.

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear PerttiHar, thank You for Your stay and for the kind review! You are absolutely right - we don't try to be the most modern, much more important is the homy and cozy atmosphere we create together with our guests. Everyone is welcome, not only those who love modern style. Last more than 100 rooms out of 423 will be... More 

Tampere, Finland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We stayed few nights in the Sokos Hotel Viru on our weekend trip to Tallinn. The room was a quite large, superiour level room with a sauna and it was obviously quite recently renovated, very clean and well-equipped (large TV, wifi, etc.) The room was in the upper floors with a gret view over the Tallinn Old Town, unfortunately the... More 

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear Ari K, we are so glad for Your stay and to read Your kind words! This is what warms our hearts and makes us even try harder. You were right - the rooms are recently renewed and last 100 rooms (out of 423) will be completely renewed in January-February 2015. After that our hotel will be the hotel with... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Not suprising at good or bad. There is nothing personal. Recommeded for sleeping one night, its boring hotel for more. Shopping centre is in basement and breakfast is okay. Hotel is in good condition and staff okay. Whole experience is just okay.

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear Antti O, thank You for Yours stay and for Your review! I'm glad to read that everything was okay, especially what comes to our staff. However, it makes me sad to be just okay, we try to be much more than that and so shows also the feedback. In June there is lots of people visiting Tallinn, it is... More 

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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Viru is the landmark in Tallinn. It was built just before 1980's olympics, and was a unique high rise building in soviet union. Today it is still very popular among turists as it is located in the very heart of Tallinn. Quality of hotel is good, and it is in joint location with Viru shopping center. Amigo night club, which... More 

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear Joel J, thank You so much for Your kind words and for Your stay, it was pleasure to have You as our guest! Our hotel was open already in 1972 as the first "skyscraper" in Tallinn. Well, in fact it is not so high (23 floors), but these times it was something really amazing. Nowadays the hotel is completely... More 

Bergen, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

There are two things that are great with the hotel 1) the historical museum tour in the upper floor with a great and enthusiastic guide 2) location 3) view. The service was mixed. The room was OK, breakfast was OK but quite packed and noisy. But the hotel is very good for the history!

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear John S, thank You for Your stay and for the review! We hope to be much more than historical hotel and we work hard to reach the target. In two months all our rooms will be totally renovated and it means like brand new hotel. I'm sorry You had mixed experience in services, we really hope to get even... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Hotel has an excellent location in Tallinn. The beautiful old city is in 2 min walk from here. From the hotel you can enter directly to the Virukeskus which is a local shopping center. Rooms are renovated so they are comfortable for even a longer stay. The prices are reasonable and theres a nice nightclub downstairs if you dont get... More 

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear HoboWorld, thank You so much for Your review and kind words! It was our pleasure to have You here! You have made an excellent summary in very short, I can only hope for the same kind of skills to myself. I could suggest for Your next trip our KGB museum and Cabaret-nights. There is no cabaret in June, but... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The hotel is located inside Viru Centre, right in the center of Tallinn. All you need during your visit in Tallinn is within walking distance: old town, shops, bars, restaurants. The location is the biggest advantage of this hotel. The rooms are very average and they could use some redecorating/updating. In addition, the bed and pillows were pretty uncomfortable and... More 

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear Dinky81, thank You for staying in our hotel and for Your feedback. I'm glad to say that as You noticed - most of our 423 rooms has been renovated and last floors will be renewed already in January 2015. After that one can be sure that Viru has the newest rooms in Tallinn. I'm so sorry You felt this... More 

Lohja
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Sokos hotel Viru has an excellent location in Tallinn, 5 minutes from the harbour and 15 minutes (max) frol the airport. They have some outdoor parking places in gront of the hotels's front door ( payable) and the shpping centre's parking house just 50 metres away. If you can asknor you are lucky you might have a nove view to... More 

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear OTlohja, we are so glad we had You as our guest and than You for the feedback! I'm sorry there were inconvenience, I can assure we react to every notice very fast and seriously. From January last floors will be renovated and after that all of our rooms are completely renewed. Our famous views to Tallinn are, of course,... More 

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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*
Number of rooms: 423
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Also Known As:
Sokos Hotel Tallinn
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Tallinn
#20 Family Hotel in Tallinn
#22 Luxury Hotel in Tallinn

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