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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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Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Althrough it is a big hotel , I stayed at the Astoria which is the newer part of the Viru Hotel, I enjoyed a lot. there is small interesting details in the room , like for exemple 3 different types of pilows so you can choose the one you like more. The room is very confortable, the breakfast is rich... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can get a good room here if you want, but keep in mind that it's quite big hotel so the feeling is not the most comfy. Also some cheaper rooms are not in hhe best condition. Breakfast is good, and the restaurant has been renovated recently. If you like, you should try the Estoria part of this hotel which... More

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Helsinki
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167 reviews 167 reviews
49 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although originating back from the Soviet era, Viru has successfully evolved over the time and established itself as one of the most obvious choice of hotels in Tallinn. The hotel openly celebrates its' history by introducing the KGB-museum, which gives an authentic and unique peek to the dark times of soviet big brother controlling everyone and everything. The rooms are... More

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

Dear Jarimalla, thank You for Your feedback, kind words and especially for Your stay as our guest! We work hard to built enjoyable frames to stay and excellent service for our guests to enjoy. Almost all You've wrote, I would sign myself, just some details I would add. In Viru hotel we have show&dinner restaurant Merineitsi on the 2th and... More

Oslo, Norway
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If You want to see what happened to a former Sovjet hotel after freedom- this is a good place to stay. Good view over town, very central, fun live music nightclub taking You back to -well 80's maybe, but us living then think the music was best then anyway, and for sure big and reasonable breakfirst. If You do not... More

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

Dear Travellingwithteen, thank you for Your stay and for Your kind words. Viru is the legendary hotel and have been named as cozy, fancy, gorgeous, modern, unique etc, fun place is definitely one characteristic among many :). Our building was the first "skyscraper" in Estonia and nowadays is under protection as example of 1960ties modernism. Inside one cannot find anymore... More

Finland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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 September 20, 2014 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
49 helpful votes 49 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
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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

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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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