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Original Sokos Hotel Viru

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viru Valjak 4, Tallinn 10111, Estonia
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Ranked #31 of 84 hotels in Tallinn
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Vantaa, Finland
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Pori, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Viru has quite a good location pretty near to old town. The hotel is average, nothing special there. Unfortunately the queues on reception are very long when cruises from Finland arrive (this happens very often every day). For example we had to wait over half an hour on queue this time before checking in and when we got to the... More

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Vantaa, Finland
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Family rooms are recently renewed and those are spacious and nice. Hotel location is good, right next to old town and price level is OK. Breakfast was good. Big plus for TV channels (there is also Disney Channel). Down size is the long waiting to get the room.

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Espoo, Finland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

I have been in this hotel about 10 times. The quality is better than average, its safe, clean and the prices are ok. The hotel is in really good location. There is a lot of Nice bars and restaurants near of this hotel.

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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Nice hotel and good service!! Will stay there erery time I go to Estonia. Really good view to town and the sea and harbor.Wonderful rooms with cushions in the windowsills and a view over the old town and harbour.

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23 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Located in the center of the city just few minutes on foot from the stunnig old town. Very good reception service ,we arrived after midnight and it took for us only three minutes to check-in. Rooms are not big but well maintained, bright and cosy. There is also coffe\tea maker and possibility to iron. Breakfast served in nice dinning room... 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*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#9 Spa Hotel in Tallinn #15 Family Hotel in Tallinn #21 Luxury Hotel in Tallinn
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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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