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Meriton Old Town Garden Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Lai 24 / Pikk 29, Tallinn 10133, Estonia   |  
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Ranked #38 of 81 hotels in Tallinn
London, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
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“Held in high regard with good reason”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Interesting decor and creaky corridors give this place a lot of character. The location of the hotel is ideal for tourists wanting to see the beautiful old streets of Tallinn. Breakfast was decent, room was spacious and clean. I would recommend this hotel. Watchout for the cheaper "economy" rooms which seemed to be rather small indeed.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We stayed for a long weekend at the end of September. Double room was a good size with some interesting original features (a big tiled fireplace) and there were further features throughout the building. Check out the well in the toilet near the breakfast room! Bathroom was a wet room and quite small but a decent shower. Breakfast was as expected, plenty of everything and replenished regularly. Have to say how impressed we were by how clean everything was. Only downside for us was not enough 'tea and coffee making facilities' in the room - we had to ask each day for supplies and it seemed a struggle for staff to find them. Close to the old town square but far enough away to have a bit of peace and quiet. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Booked the economy room on-line, not realizing that it was going to be the tiniest hotel room I’ve ever seen, with bunk beds. It was ok for one night, but had to find something more livable for the second night. The bathroom was minuscule as well, with half a sink that was hard to get to without bumping your head on the shelf above it. The location is good, inside the old town and easy to walk anywhere. Breakfast was good too. The free wi-fi was handy.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

There are 2 Meriton Old Town Hotels and both are Centrally located. This one is very big, the front on one street the back on another. We had a ground floor room facing reception. We did not find it noise as some other reviewers stated. It was a narrow room but was a good size. The hand basin, shower and toilet were in a long narrow wet room, which was OK. Breakfast was fine and served at the other end of the hotel near the bakery. There is also a restaurant in the basement serving local food. The courtyard has a bar and also serves food. This was OK also. The customers toilet is interesting as it has a well in it. There is also one next to the reception desk. The hotel was centrally located and everything was available by walking. There is a little coffee shop next door, which we didn't try. There is also a wine bar that serves pizza, which was good. Further along the road there is another Italian restaurant which is very nice. We enjoyed our stay in Tallin and would recommend this hotel as good value.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here on the recommendation of friends and were not disappointed. A good value in a large comfortable room. Unfortunately our room fronted on the street where we Shared in the revelry of late night partiers. Next time we would ask for a quiet room. All in all it's a good value in an Old Town setting. We would stay here again.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Stayed over the last weekend, the hotel is fantastically placed about 2 minutes from the Old Town Square. The hotel itself is quirky, the main staircase is fantastic and old wood. The room itself was very good in size, very comfortable, and exceptionally clean. The breakfast was best described as average.

If I had one complaint it would be that although there were coffee making facilities, these were not replenished each day and we had to ask repeatedly for this to be refilled.

Overall a good hotel in a great location.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

A good hotell placed centralt in Tallinn. Good service, but not so familiar atmosphere. A little problems finding rooms, because it was elevator only to third floor, and rooms is in different positions. Ordinary breakfast is included in the price. The rooms was very special and big. Cleaning was also very good, so stay there is no problem.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Meriton Old Town Garden Hotel

Address: Lai 24 / Pikk 29, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
Location: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 81 hotels in Tallinn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Meriton Old Town Garden Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Meriton Old Town Garden Hotel will proudly open its doors on December 23th, 2009. Connecting two of Old town’s most famous picturesque boulevards, Lai and Pikk, the Meriton Old Town Garden Hotel brings the magic and mystery of medieval Tallinn to your doorstep. Offering 50 rooms, each completely unique in size and design, the Meriton Old Town Garden Hotel gives a perfect balance of historical authenticity and modern comfort. The hotel is accessible from both Pikk and Lai streets, elegantly connected by a charming garden. All of Old Town’s main attractions, shops, galleries and sights are within walking distance from the hotel. ... more   less 
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