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In Soviet time Hotel Viru was good enough to accommodate foreigners. It also had to be good enough for the KGB ... The museum represents a collection of the stories of two worlds. In one of them, mostly existing on paper, happy Soviet people enjoyed...more
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Sokos Hotel Viru | Viru Valjak 4, Tallinn 10111, Estonia
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May be it was just me but the place had a feeling of dread or fear about it. One of the cells was only big enough to stand in; no room to sit or squat down. There is lots of bits and pieces around the...More
The KGB is the stuff of legends. Learning of its role in occupied Estonia is intriguing. While this roof top museum has some interesting artifacts (ie fully equipped spy room), the tour seems to fall short. The truth of the KBG is that it spies...More
I was really excited to go deep into KGB but it was extremely boring to do this tour.75% per cent of the tour was not related to KGB at all but to the hotel history-what kind of food was served and how many employees worked...More
This little museum tucked away on the 22nd floor of Hotel Viru is worth it if you're interested in the history of spycraft. It is a tiny bit expensive for its size, but they only allow groups with a guide so they can keep things...as...More
I felt that this was too expensive for what it is.
It’s has a very interesting history but I did not feel they did it justice. It would be nice to hear the stories of people that stayed and worked there.
The group size was...More
You need to book ahead! Tour only takes 13 people. If coming by Cruise ship, the shuttle drops you here and it is a short walk to the hotel. If you don’t get in here, try the KGB Cells in Old Town. No need to...More
We really enjoyed this tour as it brought to life what it must have been like to live in the Soviet era in the Baltics. The tour guide was very knowledgeable - having lived through the 70s and 80s while the Viru Hotel (and its...More
I had a a wonderful guide who firstly was very knowledgeable and secondly I loved her fairly dry humor that really fit the Soviet stories. I also had enough time to take my own photos, read a bit what was on the walls etc. I...More
Only in Tallinn for 2 days and read about this tour .. on off chance called to hotel info desk and they got us on English tour .. well worth it .. lots of interesting info of the times .. great view from 23rd floor...More
I guess if you’re interested in the Cold War then you’ll enjoy this, otherwise you may want to skip it. The exhibits are nothing too special but they are authentic.
By far the highlight though (and as other have noted) was our guide Magrit. Give...More