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“Quaint hotel, but next to noisy bars!” 3 of 5 stars
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St. Petersbourg Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rataskaevu 7 | Tallinn Old Town, Tallinn 10123, Estonia   |  
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Ranked #5 of 84 Hotels in Tallinn
hampshire, England
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“Quaint hotel, but next to noisy bars!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The interior of the hotel could not be faulted - comfortable beds, attention to detail such as good quality toiletries, water & chocolate delivered at night, weather forecast given every night. However, the location is such that we were directly opposite a noisy bar with the room vibrating with the bass until 11.30! Like a previous reviewer, could not close windows, as no air con, and it was stifling. Eventually begged a fan from the staff and put up with heat. Unfortunately we were there for a Friday & Saturday evening, which meant the bars were at their most active, also late night returners in the early hours, which of course the hotel has no control over.

Why was the room painted battleship grey??

On reflection, it would have been better to have booked an hotel on the outskirts of Old Town, and walked in. Tallinn is pretty small, and most things can be walked to. We visited 2 museums - the Occupation Museum, which we found really interesting and which filled in the gaps of our history knowledge of Estonia. Also the Seaplane Museum, about 20 mins walk away. Spanking new, very imaginatively put together with lots of interactive stuff for kids. Worth the trip even if you're not really into boats!

Room Tip: Ask for room at front of hotel on 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

We spent 2 days in Tallinn. So we choose an hotel located in the old city. The hotel is very well located. It is in an old building but well maintained. The room are nicely decorated but they are very dark. We had a room on the first floor with a very small window. It was an accessible room but we did not request one so the bathroom was huge but not adapted for us. The breakfast was very nice. You have the buffet available but you can also request dishes from the menu. Just across the street, there is a great restaurant called Rataskaevu 16. Don't miss it but you should reserve a table ahead.

Stayed August 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I thought the decor of this hotel was really harming and unique. The hotel is right in the middle of the beautiful old town yet both of our rooms were quiet. We booked two deluxe rooms and one was noticeably bigger than the other (the one on the ground floor). However, both were big for European hotels and more than comfortable.

The staff were excellent and gave us lots of advice and help. When we mentioned our plans to the porter the receptionist called us about 5 minutes later to offer extra advice.

Breakfast was fantastic and beds were comfortable.

The only downside is that there's no air conditioning as the building is rather old. We had portable fans in our rooms but did find ourselves waking up once in the night, finding the room a bit stuffy. We were there in July so it was quite hot. At most times of the year I imagine it is an incredibly cosy hotel to return to!

Taxi cost from cruise ship was about €25 due to the traffic at the harbour. A taxi transfer to the bus station (if you want to see more of Estonia) was about €10. We recommend Parnu in summer and heard Tartu is worth a visit. Both are about 2 hrs away. Coach tickets can be booked online.

Overall a lovely stay!

  • Stayed July 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My wife and I stayed here with two friends in early August 2013, to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary. The hotel was excellent and perfectly situated to explore old Tallinn. There is no lift so climbing the stairs to the third floor was a bit tiring, and the noise from the street between midnight and the wee hours was a nuisance. By closing the windows one could completely eliminate the noise, but then the heat became a factor as there is no air conditioning to speak of. But the decor and the comfort of the room was lovely, and the Nevskii restaurant was brilliant, and terrific value for money (four course meal, four star cuisine, for €43 per person, plus wine).
If you're inclined to, try the sauna which is very well appointed. Just make sure it's kept switched on! (The controller is in the ante-room area).

Room Tip: Close the windows to keep the street noise out!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This was a great hotel, comfortable, clean and in a perfect location right in the Old City. But what really stands out in my mind (writing this review a month after I travelled there) was the excellent, friendly and helpful service. In particular, the waiter who served in the outside restaurant area was outstanding - right there almost before you knew you wanted something, and never there when you wanted peace and privacy. The food was fantastic too!

  • Stayed July 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brno, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Really cozy hotel with very nice staff and good services, big and comfortable rooms, no real problems. Only the WiFi connection is a little bit slow and not too stable, but the rest is OK.
I can highly reccomend it to anybody, excluding disabled people - but missing wheelchair access is generaly the problem in the whole old town of Tallin.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This hotel is excellent value for money, being very close to everything in the Old Town. The service was friendly and courteous, and one female member of staff (I wish I had taken her name) helped out my friend to source some Cuban coffee from a local shop. Our hotel room was very spacious and clean, and with a free safe which was very handy. Breakfast was good quality, plentiful and varied. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
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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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Tallinn
#5 Luxury Hotel in Tallinn
#6 Family Hotel in Tallinn
#14 Business Hotel in Tallinn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — St. Petersbourg Hotel 4*
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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