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“Great simple hotel in a perfect location” 5 of 5 stars
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GoHotel Shnelli
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Toompuiestee 37, Tallinn 10133, Estonia   |  
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Ranked #28 of 84 Hotels in Tallinn
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“Great simple hotel in a perfect location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

As we arrived quite late in the night by train, this seemed to be a perfect choice - good price & great location. And indeed it was. Literally one step from the train station, across the street from Old town and few minutes ride from the harbour (taxi to harbour cost around 4-6 euros). Apart from a feeling that you are actually living in a train station (hotel is connected with the station building by a tunnel on the 3rd floor which you cross to get to the restaurant), the place is perfect. Simple, clean rooms and really friendly and helpful staff that helped to find our way around the city. A bit noisy if you are on the street side but the view is worth it. Free basic breakfast buffet and free wi-fi. Oh, and the bathroom has under-floor heating! A small treat after a long train ride in Northern winter.

Room Tip: If it's your first time in Tallinn, choose the street view and higher floor.
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
22 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

This is a perfect budget hotel, perfect location with 15 minutes to the harbour, 3 minutes to old Towns market square and 0 minute to train station. The staff are very friendly, breakfast was standard buffet with narrow assortment of bread, cheese, ham, porage, yogurt, coffee & tee, juice etc

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ipswich
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We'd picked out this hotel before booking flights & usually book direct with the hotel, but when we came to book the flights we found Easyjet were offering it at even cheaper rates than the hotel so of course we booked via the airline. Because of the all in one price I can't remember how much the hotel was but the price was sufficiently low that we were initially a bit concerned that it was just too cheap. However, the Trip Advisor reviews were pretty good so we decided to take the chance & it proved to be a really good choice.

OK, the rooms are a little bit more basic than we would normally expect - for instance there isn't a wardrobe, just a rail & hangers for your clothes & there's no room safe or coffee & tea making facilities in the room. However, on the positive side the location is good, beds are comfortable, the shower is good, the heating works well (it was well below freezing for most of our stay) & the place is spotlessly clean. Also the staff are friendly & helpful & (a bonus from our point of view) speak good English. The hotel is directly next door to Balti jaam, Tallinn's main raliway station & there is a covered walkway on the 3rd floor of the hotel leading into the first floor of the station. This is where you'll find the hotel's spa facilities & the breakfast restaurant. If this sounds a little odd, there is evidently a tie in between the hotel & the station - for instance there is a travel desk on the ground floor of the station which is also part of the Go Group (we used it to buy day return tickets to Helsinki which is only 2 hours away by ferry). Breakfast offers a good choice - cold meats, cheese, porridge, eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, jams etc & is of reasonable quality. We rather liked the slightly quirky breakfast room. The hotel also has a nice cafe adjacent to reception.

Being located next to the station makes the hotel easy to find. If you flying in to Tallinn you can get a bus from outside the airport's lower ground floor exit that stops at Balti jaam. The bus is a Hansabuss, easy to spot as it has an airplane logo on the side. It does a circular trip from the airport around the outside of the old town centre stopping at strategic points. They run every 20 minutes, there is luggage space & a fixed price of 3 euro.

Our room overlooked a busy main road (although we didn't find the noise a bother) that has a small park on the other side & the outside of the old town walls. I imagine the park must be attractive in spring as it has plenty of trees & a lake. It was all covered in snow when we were there so still very attractive, if in a different way. The view from our room was very nice, particularly at night with the snow covered trees in the foreground, the old town walls behind & the rather grand illuminated buildings rising above the walls. We'd pass through the park several times a day for the pleasant 10 to 15 minute walk to the old town centre. I believe Tallinn is reputed to be the best preserved medieval town in Europe & having visited I'd say its a deserved reputation. As far as the architecture goes, we probably didn't see the old town square at its best as it was filled with a Christmas Market but it did look very nice with a large central Christmas tree surrounded by illuminated stalls & it does have some lovely old buildings. The old town is not very large so I think if you're considering a visit to Talllinn, a 3 night stay would be ideal (we did 4 but that included a full day trip to Helsinki). Food seems to be very good - we ate 3 dinners & a couple of lunches at various restaurants throughout the old town & everywhere was excellent.

To sum up, I hadn't been expecting too much from this hotel because of the very low price we paid but was pleasantly surprised to find it was actually rather good. If you plan to visit Tallinn & want to keep your costs down I can recommend this hotel as a very good choice.

Room Tip: Opt for a front facing room if you can for a view of the park & old town
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

If you look for a good hotel on a tight budget it's an excellent choice. Location is perfect for sightseeing. Just cross the street and you're in Old Town or take one of the busses or trams to go anywhere you want. Spotlessly clean. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. My room on 2nd floor was facing the street so was a bit noisy, but earplugs solved the problem.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bergamo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Direclty at the train station, but very safe. 5 min on foot to downtown. Modern, clean, free WIFI, a nice bar at the ground floor, friendly staff, basic of course, but it would be wrong to expect more than that. Choose a room facing the the town for a little extra. On thr other side train station.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Laval
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Nice hotel to book a triple room. Very centrally located and near bus and train stations. Short walk from old town.
The TV, the WI-FI and room applianced all worked.
The service was polite, somewhat friendly. The beds were very good.
Breakfast was very good and it was served in a restaurant next door. Enjoyed it a lot.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Toompuiestee 37, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
Location: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Tallinn
#6 Best Value Hotel in Tallinn
#17 Family Hotel in Tallinn
#22 Romantic Hotel in Tallinn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — GoHotel Shnelli 3*
Number of rooms: 137
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your second home in Tallinn! Go Hotel Shnelli is a tourist class hotel providing personal and friendly service in the immediate vicinity of Tallinn's Old Town and the historic passenger terminal Balti Jaam. Our cosy hotel is an ideal stop for anyone who appreciates kind service, superb location and affordable prices. We offer our guests hotel rooms in four comfort classes and a wide range of additional services, most of which are free of charge. The hotel includes a meeting room with an exciting train car design, which is ideal for hosting meetings and seminars. Go Hotel Shnelli offers its guests a total of 137 hotel rooms with two different views. Superior and family rooms overlook the beautiful Old Town and Shnelli Park, and standard rooms offer views of the historic railway. The newest addition - Apartments - allow us to offer even more cosiness and homely feeling to families with children, but also for couples who appreciate comfort, space and privacy. Unlike other hotel rooms, the new family rooms include a kitchen nook, which is equipped with a microwave oven, fridge, kettle and dining table. We have rooms for people suffering from allergies, people with special needs and rooms for smokers. The hotel also welcomes pets. All our guests enjoy free parking, luggage storage, wireless internet (WiFi), use of a safety deposit box and round-the-clock reception. We are looking forward to having you visit us! ... more   less 
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