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St Olav Hotel

Lai 5, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
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Ranked #54 of 83 Hotels in Tallinn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Positive: The location is very good and it was also easy to find. Lots of restaurants nearby (i suggest the Depeche Mode bar!). The room was clean, hot water ok and wi-fi as well. Negative: Kind of noisy, thin walls. No elevator (room location a bit confusing). Breakfast barely ok. Overall a good compromise money-wise but do not expect a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a really great place that can only be made better by adding a lift. We were knackered each day going up and down the stairs but i wouldnt stay anywhere else in Tallinn. The hotel is really nice, old and has character. The staff were great and the breakfast was fantastic, i love fish, olives, garlic and cake... More 

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Geilo, Norway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank God we stayed there for only one night! I'm not going to talk about location and cleanliness or breakfast, just about attitude of stuff towards their customers. We needed a place close to city center, so we could get more sleep, before departing early in the morning so we picked it because of central location. We arrived around 4... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my worst hotel experience ever! It's three in the morning and I'm awake and hardly haven't slept at all because of the karaoke bar which closes around five in the morning. Just went and spoke to the front desk to get another room. Only available rooms left are with separate beds and only one of these isn't located... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honestly booked this because my late grandfather's name was Olaf and my warm feelings for this place ended when I walked in the front door. Arrived early from Helsinki ferry and dying to get in room early. Cost €20 extra. Given choice of 1st or 3rd floor room and chose 3rd hoping for a view. Not so much, but I... More 

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Estnia for a city breaks,hotel handy for city centre, room was clean breakfast was fine,room was in an attic so if you we're Tom Thumb getting to the room would have been easy for an average size person you had to tilt your head. The hotel had lots of stars sit it will keep you healthy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed in many Estonian hotels, and eveA n those in the more rural parts of the country, back in the early to mid 90s were better than the St Olav! The positives are: Excellent, convenient location if you are a tourist. Generally clean Some helpful staff Characterful building Excellent shower in one of the four rooms our party... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Comes down to personal taste and what you want from a hotel. Having read earlier reviews my experience concurs with many earlier comments; the walls were thin (third floor), the decor is tasteful, the staff are helpful, the quality of breakfast is not as good as other places I have stayed in, it is well situated if you are wanting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is an interesting hotel. The contrast is that it has many excellent qualities together with very poor drawbacks. Let's begin with the former. The interior design is really beautiful. It is based on grey stone walls together with tasteful wooden timbers and original paintings in nice frames throughout. The lobby in the ground floor has also an old mechanical... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Location was perfect but too noisy from karaoke voices all night from the next building. Plus, room wall was very thin so could hear sneeze from neighbor.

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