First of all, this review is about the hotel, not the KGB museum (which is outstanding, by the way).
We stayed for 2 nights in a room on the 19th floor. Check-in took about 20-30 minutes even though there were at least 4 or 5 members of staff at the counter. The hotel was advertised as a non-smoking hotel, and we were surprised to find that the room smelled like cigarettes. Later we found out that there was a smoking balcony right outside our room, but we had already settled in the room and didn't bother to change rooms. Even though the room was high above the street level we could hear the noise from the streets all night long (bring ear plugs!). The room was a little dated and tiles in the bathroom were falling off. This is not what I expect from a four-star hotel. The view was great, though, that earns the third star.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you haven’t been in the legendary Viru Hotel, you haven’t seen all of Tallinn. The first skyscraper and prominent landmark in Estonia offers breathtaking views of Tallinn Bay and Tallinn’s UNESCO protected medieval Old Town. The hotel has the widest range of room types, restaurants, entertainment facilities, relaxation services and the “must see” KGB museum all under the same roof. Original Sokos Hotel Viru provides direct access to the Viru Centre shopping mall and is close to theatres and popular cultural centres. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sokos Hotel Tallinn