I stayed here for one night in July because I was taking an early morning boat to Helsinki the following day and the hotel is located right opposite the Tallink ferry terminal. I'd arrived by air and the airport bus stops just outside the hotel [take bus number 2 from outside Arrivals, one-way fare is €1.50 for 15-20 minute journey to the port]. For me, price was a factor and the hotel offered great value for money for Tallinn in peak season. My motel-style room was clean and functional and more than satisfactory for the price I paid.
Initially the dockside location may seem unattractive but the Old Town is just a 10-15 minute walk away through the newly redeveloped ‘Rotermann Quarter’ with its plentiful shops, bars and restaurants. There is also a great Estonian beer hall situated just behind the hotel called “Kochi Ait Tavern” which brews its own beers, has live music on most nights and serves high quality, gastro pub-style Scandinavian food. There is a large supermarket over the road. The area felt safe even at night.
Still, a port is a port pretty much wherever you go, so if you’re making a one and only trip to Tallinn and you want pretty views, medieval buildings and cobbled streets then I’d recommend you spend 3-4 times as much and stay somewhere in the Old Town. If you're after good value accommodation and staying in a hotel surrounded by ferries, lorries and cranes won’t ruin your holiday, then this place is definitely worth a shot. I’d stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- City Hotel Tallinn
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- City Hotel Portus is a nice place with a reasonable price in Tallinn centre!* Spacious rooms, up to 25 m2* Very convenient when traveling by ship (Helsinki, Stockholm)* Café Retro – one of the best cuisines in the port area* Parking, indoor garage. City Hotel Portus offers for its guests 107 rooms decorated in joyful colours and featuring warm, environmentally-friendly cork floors. The rooms are equipped with everything you might need at an accommodation establishment. The larger rooms of this type (25m2) include family rooms with conjoining doors, disabled rooms, all rooms are for non-smokers and also allergy rooms are available. The conference and sauna facilities on the 5th floor of the hotel make City Hotel Portus a great accommodation facility for business travelers, as well. For guests traveling by car, we offer free parking in front of the hotel (ask permission from the reception)and for a small fee You can leave Your car in our secured garage. ... more less
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