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Original Sokos Hotel Viru

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viru Valjak 4, Tallinn 10111, Estonia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've spent 2 nights in this hotel being on business trip. Location is excellent - near the Old City and 5 mins. from the port (Passenger Terminal and Marina). Hotel was overcrouded with tourists, but i checked-in very quickly. Breakfast is good enough. Room very clean and comfortable. Will stay there on my next trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 5 nights around New Years Eve 2013. Had to wait a little at check-in at 2.p.m.,but know that from earlier reviews here on TA so not surprised. And no problems at check-in. Had a standard room , big enough(12 sqauremeters) for a single traveller with a good bed, TV, and a view of the city and a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a great hotel or should I say hotels, as it's really two tower (23 floors each) that are connected with open air bridges on each floor (which also conveniently serve as smoking balconies). They also have two receptions in the loby so take care to go to the correct one. Hotel is very clean, the staff is helpfull and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Small small small... Very small room! Nice, comfortable and apparently clean. Good location and infrastructure with de shopping mall inside! A bit messy but maybe it's the season, with lots of groups and confusing time for the breakfast.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The first time I stayed in this hotel was in the early 1980s. I have always like the location, close to Old Town and the lovely view of the city or the harbour. Rooms are rather standard and somewhat small. It is not a hotel to write home about but its Soviet past is interesting!

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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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 3 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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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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