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Original Sokos Hotel Viru

4.0 of 5 Viru Valjak 4, Tallinn 10111, Estonia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Finland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Viru hotel has a splendid location very near of Old Town and Opera House. The building is quite old but the hotel it is still very clean and nice. Viru has interesting history - KGB had its office on the top of the building and many rooms were full of microphones. Nowadays there is KGB museum - ask opening times... More

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

Dear JohnWave, thank you so much for your stay and encouraging words! You said it all! Our building is under protection as a excellent example of 1960ties architecture. Inside, as you mentioned, everything is new, modern and cozy. We have saunas on the 0-floor, but we would suggest you next time make the reservation to room with sauna - out... More

Tasmania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just stayed for 1 night in a family room with a double bed and a set of bunks for the children. Great space, good sized bathroom. The location is just on the edge of the old town, so very handy to walk there. Also joins a shopping centre with a good range of shops. The breakfast is included... More

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

Dear Iluvtassie, we are truly grateful for your stay and for your kind words you shared! Tasmania is far from Estonia, but still we hope that this was not your last visit, as you mentioned - there is still lot to see and to experience. We would be always glad to welcome you and your lovely family again in our... More

Chicago
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel offers great view of the city from its clean, modern rooms that come with free wifi and free breakfast. Service is impeccable and the location makes it worth the price. Walking distance to the old town, concert center, theaters and opera, the hotel also is visible from almost everywhere in center town making it hard to get lost... More

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

Dear Attar1, thank you for staying in our hotel and we highly appreciate your kind words! You mentioned almost everything what we give so much efforts for - we are glad to see, that our peoples work has been noticed and it made our day. I would recommend for your next trip to spend one of nights also in our... More

Helsinki, Finland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I was here on a conference trip. I arrived about an hour before I was suppose to get my room, but didn't need to wait for one which was really nice. Room was ok size for one person, and clean. Staff is pretty friendly, especially the lady greeting at the door of the breakfast room. Breakfast is good variety, and... More

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

Dear EricaK2013, we were privileged to have you as our guest! Thank you for staying and for your kind words! We do hope to see you once again in our hotel and allow me to make a small hint - Cabaret season is about to begin, it is unique and highly recommended. The best way to stay in our hotel... More

Brussels, Belgium
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We spent a night here in mid-August and it was ideal. We booked it via the Viking-line ferry company which we used to cross from Finland and back. It was very reasonable - only 250 euros approx for 2 adults and a teenager for return tickets and a night's B&B in a very decent hotel. I was amazed what good... More

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

Dear RhodriT1, thank you so much for your detailed and encouraging feedback! Our family rooms are really one of the kind and KGB museum is among the most popular sightseeing places in Tallinn. If you like to know more about 1970-80ties, we highly recommend the visit to our museum, just please make the reservation, the amount of people is limited.... More

Kiev, Ukraine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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

Dear Anastasia S, Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words, it was our privilege to have you in our hotel! The hotel is big, as you mentioned, but it means also the largest variety of rooms and services, and of course, the best views over town as well. Our aim is to provide everyone excellent personal service... More

Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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

Dear Asterix66, Thank you for your kind words! We are really pleased to have you again in our hotel and hope that there will be more and more visits to come. We have also good news for you - our Merineitsi restaurant has been completely renovated and most of the hotel rooms as well. Hope to offer you even better... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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

Dear Xenios Kofteros, You cannot imagine, how happy we were to read your kind words. It is just great when our efforts has been noticed. I delivered your review to our staff and this what encourages us to give even more of ourselves. We hope to see you soon, as our cabaret-season starts from Oct 10th and this is something... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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

Dear guest, thank you for you feedback, for your nice and objective words. Some of our rooms are smaller, but it also depends of needs of our guests - lots of people just spend very short time in Tallinn, without any luggage and need the room just for short night-sleep. Actually Viru hotel has 8 different room-types and we would... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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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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