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St. Petersbourg Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rataskaevu 7 | Tallinn Old Town, Tallinn 10123, Estonia   |  
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Ranked #5 of 84 Hotels in Tallinn
Canberra, Australia
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“Just beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Booked here for two days because of Trip Advisor Reviews and couldn't have been happier. Great location, beautifully appointed rooms, wonderful service and a breakfast that took us through the day. And such a sense of history. Definitely the best.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This wonderful little hotel is located in the heart of Tallinn, under the city walls and just steps from Town Hall Square and all the old town sites. The hotel was just renovated, so rooms while not huge are extremely well equipped and extremely comfortable - in fact they spoiled us for other hotels in the following itinerary as we travelled to Riga and Vilnius. the hotel has a very nice casual dining experience in the lower level for breakfast (excellent buffet) and dinner if you so desire (but there are literally dozens of other restaurants around the old town area). The hotel also has a more formal bar and restaurant on its main level. Rooms are on three floors but has no elevator. Being in the heart of the old town, guests really have to be prepared to walk everywhere (which come as no surprise) and have to expect some noise from the surrounding area.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derby
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

From the second we walked through the door of this lovely hotel, we knew that we were in for a treat for our 3 night stay. We had the warmest welcome from Kasper who gave us a map of Tallinn straightaway and pointed out places of interest. Our room 108 was very clean and the complimentary water and chocolates, left in our room daily, were a nice touch, as were the weather forecast sheets. (how may hotels are so thoughtful?) The bathroom had luxurious toiletries, with hairdryer, magnifying mirror, scales, bathrobes and slippers - everything we needed.

The staff, who could speak English, genuinely seemed to want our stay to be as special as it could be. They were polite and efficient but also really friendly and approachable - nothing was too much trouble. They even ordered a taxi for our departure, carried all our luggage to the taxi and stood and 'waved us off'.

The hotel is in a perfect location - comparatively quiet, but close to the main square and other places of interest. The Old Town is quite compact and it's wonderful to stroll round and marvel at all the medieval buildings and Rapunzel-style towers, especially from the concrete viewing platforms. (Be careful when walking on the cobbled streets though - wear sturdy shoes!!) Tallinn is a photographer's dream with something to admire at every turn.

The breakfasts were excellent. There was a table spread with cold meats, fish, cereals etc but you could also order hot food, cooked to your liking, from friendly staff dressed in Estonian costumes. My husband kept enthusing about the pancakes but I particularly liked the jams and mouth-watering selection of fresh fruit. The décor was great with tables and shaped wooden chairs straight out of a fairy-tale. Providing daily news sheets in various languages was another thoughtful gesture.

We couldn't fault this hotel - the staff, the location, the food, value for money, cleanliness. We hope to return to Tallinn one day and can't wait to stay again at the St Petersbourg Hotel. Thank you again to Kasper and others who have given us such wonderful memories.

Room Tip: There is no lift so some may find the ground floor more convenient. However, the staff are so accom...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Recife, PE
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I was travelling with my father, who is 80 years old. Then, I asked about a room at the same floor of the reception, since the hotel doesn't have a lift.
We were upgraded to the Junior Suite before arriving: a quiet, large, well furnished room, with a good size bathroom and comfortable beds (although the pillows are very soft).
The reception was able to do our stay as comfort as possible: they even printed our boarding pass to our departure flight. Special thanks to Kasper.
The location of the hotel is not far from the main square, an easy walk to every part of the medieval city of Tallinn, even to Toompea, with good restaurants around it.
Without doubts, a wonderful option in Tallinn.

Room Tip: The Junior Suit is a good option and it's at the same floor of the reception, good for the elder...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boonton, NJ, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the St Petersbourg Hotel for two nights in early June and had an excellent experience there. The hotel is the one of the oldest in Old Town Tallinn (a big part of its appeal) but the common areas have been completely renovated and are very impressive. Our room, # 109, was spacious and well equipped, very modern and hi-tech yet comfortable and cozy. The bed was excellent as was the breakfast in the downstairs restaurant, a very nice presentation with lots of choice. The hotel location was very good but in fact it would be hard to imagine a bad location in Old Town Tallinn as it is quite small and easily covered on foot. The hotel was also an excellent value in an expensive town but the best thing about the St Petersbourg was the staff - very friendly and accommodating and genuinely interested in our satisfaction. We would love to return to Tallinn someday and would definitely stay at the St Peterbourg Hotel again..

Room Tip: Take advantage of the hotel's complimentary private sauna, which can be reserved for an hour in...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We stayed for one night at this hotel. It is a beautiful, charming hotel with a lot of character. The staff is really friendly and go out of the way to make your stay comfortable. The breakfast is very well presented and the staff at the restaurant also bend over backwards to accommodate your needs.

Room Tip: We were upgraded to a junior suite - it faces the street and is very nice ad spacious. If you do no...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seoul, South Korea
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Hotel is excellent value for money.
Better than other 4 star European hotels I have stayed in,
The room was very clean, spacious, beautiful and well equipped. All furniture, lighting, and equipment placement were attentive, so very easy and comfortable.
Staffs are all very helpful, friendly and speak English very well.
Excellent position for the old town everything within 10-15 minutes walk.
The Hotel itself has a Estonian Restaurant, which is very pretty and good. Breakfast was delicious but menus are not vary.

If I could come back to tallin, I would stay in this hotel again.

Room Tip: Electric Kettle was not in the room. There was no elevator.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rataskaevu 7 | Tallinn Old Town, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
Location: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Tallinn
#5 Luxury Hotel in Tallinn
#8 Family Hotel in Tallinn
#18 Business Hotel in Tallinn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — St. Petersbourg Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly renovated hotel in Tallinn Old Town. All of our 27 rooms & suites have been individually designed to reflect the Russian merchants’ style.The building itself dates back to the 15th century when a wealthy Russian merchant purchased the property and had it redesigned by the famous architect August Gabler.The latest technological appliances have been discreetly integrated throughout the hotel giving guests the height of comfort in an elegant traditional setting. ... more   less 
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