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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viru valjak 3, Tallinn 10111, Estonia   |  
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Ranked #10 of 84 hotels in Tallinn
London
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Good location. Great value.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Still waaaay behind on my reviews. I fled London to avoid the mania surrounding the Diamond Jubilee. Combining Tallinn with Helsinki seemed like a pleasant way to get out of dodge for a while.
Managed to snag an excellent deal staying here in a fantastic room with the fabled breakfast included.
Two tips; don't risk eating late. Most restaurants stop service by 10pm. Don't miss the rooftop pool and gym. Bliss and not busy either.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back have no view to speak of despite facing the baltic sea but are quieter.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We used the hotel shuttle for 20euro saved any hassle. The hotel personnel all greeted us with a friendly smile. We asked if they had accommodation on 8th floor as it is advised by patrons of this site, he (the receptionist) found us two rooms at the back not looking onto construction site. The rooms are quite adequate with a quirky carpet in the hallway reminding me of the yellow brick road even though it is green. The air conditioner was set to heat and always returned to 21 degrees. The glass window in the standard room is opaque but offers little privacy, we had our friends back for a drink! The windows and rooms are well sound conditioned and we heard hardly any noise. The breakfast caters for all tastes with soft and hard boiled eggs available, fish, cold meats, cheeses and traditional along with yoghurts etc. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Get a room on upper floor going back to hotel use one of the taxis outside main entrance 10 Euro. Th...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Evansville, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Three couples stayed for a total of 4 nights. We moved to the countryside after the 3rd nite and returned 2 days later for the last one. The hotel kept our bags I. Holding so we didn't need to cart everything g with us and then gave us our same rooms when we returned. The front desk personnel could not have been more helpful and every morning greeted my husband with news pertaining to the US. We were there during the Boston & Texas problems, the rooms were very nice, beds quite comfy and very clean. We all had different bathrooms but showers were excellent and very roomy. Breakfast included was fantastic, with many selections to choose from. The hotel has a Spa/Beauty Salon connected and one day I passed on the hop on hop off bus tour for a massage. The therapist was good and I fell asleep during the massage so it was very relaxing. Personnel at the spa desk were ok, not to friendly and welcoming but they were ok for my use, booking my appt. Seemed lots of locals using this Salon. The hotel had lots of nice comfy couches & chairs in lobby, which we used and wonderful cappuccinos with a little spice type cookie. Within walking distance to OldTown and always felt safe. A great international hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights from the 15th-19th April '13 and loved it! I decided to book this hotel due to its proximity to the old town and also because of its very reasonable price. I wasn't disappointed in any way.

The hotel is located on Viru Väljak which is about 5-10 min walk (if that) from the old town square.

Initially on arrival we were allocated two rooms (445 & 445) on the 4th floor, facing what remains of the old post office. This is currently an active building site and wasn't exactly the nicest of views. Plus with the potential for building noise, we decided to ask for new rooms. The member of staff on reception couldn't have been more helpful and we were given two new rooms on the 6th floor, on the other side of the building away from the building noise. We had 605 and 618. 605 faces a modern office block with a partial view of the adjacent park & road, 618 faces the rear of the building with partial views of the Tallinn skyline.

Both rooms were excellent, spacious, well equipped, clean and suitably fitting the 4 star rating of the hotel. Beds very comfy with pillows that aren't wafer thin like most European hotels. Had 4 good nights sleep.

The hotel itself is very well run, the staff are friendly, speak very good English and are well trained. The lounge bar is a pleasant place to relax in the evening with a drink by the fire, or by the large windows watching the world go by.

Breakfast is served in the Monaco restaurant - so called as the hotel also doubles as the Consulate of Monaco - random. No complaints about breakfast at all. Loads to choose from, cooked foods for us Brits, cold fish & salads for the health conscious Europeans and everything in between. Finding a table could be a little tricky, so my only suggestion would be that they need more tables & chairs to accommodate large numbers of people all coming down to eat at the same time. Oh yes, the coffee - wow. I think I could get my car started on it if I really tried hard. If you like your coffee strong, this is the hotel for you.

The hotel also has a 'relaxation centre' (swimming pool & gym to you & me) which is situated on the 8th floor. Although I didn't use it, it's included in the price of the room as is breakfast. Very good value in my opinion.

The hotel also has free WIFI. This idea is great in theory, however the higher up the floors you go the weaker the signal gets. I couldn't get any decent signal in my room and had to go into the corridor to get anything. By far the best signal is in reception/lobby bar. Would be good to get WIFI transmitters on every floor so that guests can use the service in the comfort of their own rooms.

In short this is a great hotel. A definite must if you're planning to visit this great city.

Room Tip: On checking in make sure you ask for a room away from the building works next door to the hotel.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

My partner and I stayed there for one night in April 2013 and the whole experience was just great. We had booked a Double Standard Room which turn out to be more like Superior Room in most Hotels we have visited. The Room was quite spacious, modern and stylish. Especially the bed was a positive suprise with fluffy pillows (two of them for both of us) and great sleeping quality overall. The Hotel was also very calm - we didn't hear any disturbing noises neither from outside or inside the hotel. The only dissapointment was that there was no proper view (you could only see the other wall of the hotel building) and you couldn't open the window at all. But at least there was working air conditioning in the room. Breakfast buffet was ok - food was tasty and there were enough choices but the restaurant was quite crowded in sunday morning. We were able to catch a table while we arrived there 8.30 but people who came after us weren't so lucky and they had to wait a while to be seated. Overall very positive experience and I would warmly recommend this hotel to all who want to stay close to old town and city center with reasonable prices.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Just spent two days on business in Tallinn. Excellent hotel situated close to the old town and within easy reach of everything.

The hotel staff all speak excellent English and are friendly and efficient.

The rooms are comfortable and what you'd expect from a good international hotel for the person there on business.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki, Western Finland, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We stayed at the Double Deluxe room for a one night. Our room was on the highest floor (8th) and view was to the Old City. We had booked the Standard room, but upgraded it to the Double Deluxe after we had checked both choices. View on the Standard room was quite unpleasant, there was some building renovating. After all, room upgrading was not worth of 45 euros.. Heater on the room was not working but we did not bother to report it as there was warm enough to sleep

Steam sauna on the Leicure Centre was not working at all. Pool was ok. Hot tub's water was parfumed and it foamed. There was also really small gym but it was locked at morning.

Breakfast was great (we thought it was better than Eckerö Lines' corresponding where we ate at the Monday morning). Hotel's beauty salon, "Sinine Salong" was great place too. Service was good and they spoke also Finnish.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Viru valjak 3, Tallinn 10111, Estonia
Location: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Tallinn
#6 Business Hotel in Tallinn
#8 Romantic Hotel in Tallinn
#9 Family Hotel in Tallinn
#10 Luxury Hotel in Tallinn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Nordic Hotel Forum 4*
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