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Pirita SPA Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Regati Puiestee 1, Tallinn 11911, Estonia   |  
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Ranked #52 of 84 Hotels in Tallinn
Finland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Ok but not the best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2009

The hotel is getting old and some renovation have been done inside but not outside. Location is good if you come by car like we did. Nice view to the sea. Breakfast ok but not the best. The pool is ok but its a public pool not just for hotel guests and saunas are getting old so they could do with a renovation. The hotel is ok if you can get it for under 60 euros but otherwise there are nicer hotel in Tallinn for that money.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2009

We had a nice stay at this hotel which was confortable. We appreciated the close access to busses and to a grocery store (walking distance). Being on the waterfront was also very nice. The only downside is that the internet connection does not work in the rooms. We were told to use the one in the lobby. That was a disadvange for us since we wanted to talk to our family members back home on Skype via our laptop but we could not talk outloud in front of other hotel guests in the lobby. The other thing was that double size beds are only available in the more expensive rooms. Finally, we appreciated the full breakfast buffet which was free at the hotel restaurant. This restaurant is located at the top of the hotel and offers a beautiful view of the sea. It also offers fine dining in the evening.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Norway
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2009

I travelled with my mother and her sister to enjoy a short spa-week.

The hotel is situated approximately a 20 minutes taxi-trip from the airport.
When we arrived the hotel, we found the hotel big, but the surroundings were not very nice (industry buildings and villas around).

The check-in was quick, and the staff helpful and friendly. Not as sullen as we had thought they should be.

The room was spacious and ok cleaned. It was a bit cold, and the termostate did not work. But with an extra pullover it was no problem. We had rooms at the ground floor, with no lifts to our corridore(one stair down). We had a balcony with wiev to the villas, a quiet area.

Breakfast and dinner was in our booked package. Breakfast-buffet was ok, but notvery varied. The the dinner-buffet was poor!!! Not much to select from, and that you had to select was not very good cominated and tasty. The restaurant is in the top floor, but the guests with breakfast and dinner included had to sit on the side with wiev to the industry buildings, and not the side with wiev to the sea(only if you paid your dinner).

The lobby was nice, but a bit loud(music) with a café/bar and some shops(pharmacy, clothes, kiosk, jewelery, gift-shop, optician). Another bar with shows at the evening had cover charge, so we did not enter it.

There was free internet in the lobby-areas, but not in our rooms.

The spa and beauty centres were nice, with good treatments in nice surroundings. The staff could very well smile a bit more, but they were not rude to me, only to my mother one time when she was to late to her treatment. The spa is on 2-3 areas, and you have to use map to find the correct treatment rooms, so be out early if you not are sure where it is.

If you want to visit Tallinn city centre, buy bus tickets in the hotel's kiosk. The bus stop is only 100-200 metres from the hotel (at the high way) and goes to the centre of Tallinn.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

My partner booked the Pirita Top Spa hotel as she was attending a conference there over the weekend. I read the word spa and convinced myself that my attendance was mandatory.

I've been to Tallinn before and stayed in the Old Town, but the Pirita Top is on the coast, and in no way a walkable distance to the centre of town. Fro mthe outside, it is clear that this is a hotel in need of either updating, or knocking down. It was unfortunately built to house the 1980 USSR Olympic team for training and looks just like it. It's hard to do anything with a building erected in this period, and I am afraid it will never look good.

The reception was reasonably efficient, and upon entering our room, decided it was in need of updating, and was a little small, so asked for a room change. We were surprised to hear that there were rooms available on the other side of the hotel, but they were at an extra charge and were smaller and "needed updating" I couldn't wait to see these! Not even taking the chance, I enquired about suites, and one was available, for the giddy extra sum of £35 per night :-)

For this price it was worth the change, and we settled in. Reception were good, after pushing, at booking a restaurant for that night, and whilst my partner attended the conference, I explored.

The hotel is extremely quiet in winter, and I hardly encountered another guest apart from the old ladies plodding up and down the corridors. There are a lot of these, (corridors and old ladies).

The spa was acceptable, and really the best thing about the hotel. Treatment prices were normal, but it was by no means luxurious.

There is a reasonable restaurant and cafe on the 5th floor, and they do a buffet breakfast and lunch, which is aimed at the healthy side of dining, but you can still just eat pain au chocolats if you get there quick.

This is really a spa hotel for the very tight fisted, or only to book in to if you have a conference there. It serves no real purpose and could be knocked down without a complaint I think.

Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
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Charleston, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2009

So this is a retrospective only...actually I stayed there in 1995 also with my daughter....things were, shall I say, interesting since Estonia was still in the transition period form Soviet Tyranny and Independence. It was well worth the stay...both then and in the future

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Turku
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37 hotel reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2008

You can see the power of socialism in the walls of this hotel... being a bit sarcastic of course.

Generally it's a nice ok hotel if you want an option for the centrum located ones. Pirita top spa is a taxi ride away from the old town and centrum, you might not want to go there by foot.. the distance seemed a bit too long, alltho we did walk the beach street to the centrum once!

If you go there in the summer time theres a very good beach nearby (just make sure to ask where it is because you might miss it otherwise). Not really night life going around here at all... which is a big minus for people just going drinking.
The so called "spa" sucks also... it all reminds me of the old soviet times.. not much to see in there.

Generally a nice place to stay if you are willing to try out something a bit different.

  • Liked — Peacefull location by the water
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Newport Pagnell
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2008

Well, my family and I were a little bit apprehensive about our stay in the Pirita Top Spa hotel as there were some mixed views on the websites.

Well I dont know what all the fuss was about . We had an excellent stay. The hotel was very clean and tidy and the facilities were brilliant for the whole family if you like sports, swimming, spa and relaxing treatments.

The hotels 5th floor restruant was beautiful and the food was good especially watching the sunset in the evening over a romantic meal. (not that we had a chance of that with two teenagers and a baby) The breakfast in the morning was typical continental. What I thought was good was that if anyone had a food allergy to dairy or lactose intolerance of foods. Their were some foods at breakfast that were ideal. My baby has a lactose intolerance and dairy allergy. Although she wasnt to sure of the taste of the soya products their were the facilities there. You English breakfast lovers would be dissapointed as they only served scrambled egg and weiner sausages each day. The only negative comment would be that possibly they could have had a even wider variety of foods at breakfast or changed maybe scrambled egg to fried egg and added some beans or something in the menu. Their was one single toaster at first in the restruant which was a bit daft as their was so many people at breakfast sometimes that it couldnt cope.(lol )Although on the last day they put a proper industrial toaster in the restruant and this could toast loads at one time which was excellent.

This is a hotel that is trying to continue to give good service. When we arrived the toilet in our room had a leak, but as soon as we told the reception they moved us straight away and to apoligies they sent us a plate of fresh fruit. Which was a wonderful gesture. This hotel was very good value and exceeded our expectations.

The Spa treatment was excellent and of great value. I had a mud wrap and full body massage for my birthday and it cost around £30. I was in the treatment room for nearly 2 hours. Excellent service. Some treatment seemed a little bit overpriced but most were great value. I also had a eyebrow shaping and colouring and it cost about £5 ish which is cheap. I pay alot more than that in England and I dont even get a tint for that.

The rooms were big and the clean and tidy. We had all the facilities we needed. We had fresh towels each day. The maid had her work cut out in our room with our messy lot. We even at night time managed to watch a couple of decent American films at night. Ok their were subtitles at the bottom in Estonian but because we understood the film it didnt matter. Their was even some famous films with Burt Rynolds and Martin Lawrence in the films. Their was a couple of channels with English/American speaking which was good, but hey who wants to watch tv when their i so much to do in the hotel? Maybe to improve it would have been handy to have tea and coffee making facilities? We take our own kettle anyway for the babies bottles.

The hotels reception was good. Their was a little shop and pharmacy and for the gamblers well slot machines r us .

Overall I think it isa great hotel and great prices and great facilities and becuase of the rain on a few days on our stay the swimming facilities were great to keep us occupied. They even have a little kiddies indoor play area. Not loads their but enough to keep the kids amused for a while.

I recommend this hotel unless your a Victor meldrew and want to complain about all the things it didnt have. This hotel was great value for money.

  • Liked — Swimming and spa facilities
  • Disliked — Some staff were not very chatty and came accrss as being rude but that could be language barrier.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Regati Puiestee 1, Tallinn 11911, Estonia
Location: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Tallinn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pirita SPA Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 280
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemporary Hotel with modern amenities, meeting facilities, sports center; set at the seashore; ten minutes from the Old Town. ... more   less 
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Pirita Top Hotel Tallinn

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