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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Room was clean and nice. Hotel is in the middle of Tallinn, so it's easy to go every where. Best location in town. You can walk from the port to the hotel. Service was good. Hotel is next to Viru keskus, so if you like to shopping or eat, you don't have to go out from the building.

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Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was fine. The standard room is a bit smallish, but convenient. You need a special offer for the price to ba really competitive. Look for those. Our's was Black friday offer. Breakfast is included, but it was a disappoinment. Quite standard fare, especially looking at the good reviews it has received.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a family deluxe room with family. It was great, nice bed for two child and plenty of space. Because of something we had all the time key cards stopping to work. But luckily the process to get a new one from reception was quick and easy.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there two years ago, but never managed to write a review.... I had a really nice experience with the hotel as after a long flight in the very early morning and a long business meeting, I got in the hotel, took my card, open the door of my room, finding a messy, not cleaned room. I went to the...

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EvelinOrg, Director of Sales at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear relas_12 Thank you so much for taking a moment of your valuable time to write about your great experience about our hotel and your stay here few years ago. First of all I am so, so sorry that the room you first opened was not cleaned. This should never happen and I`m sorry you got the wrong key and...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All you need under one roof. A very good hotel with its own bar, restaurant and pub. Good choice of food at the buffet breakfast including gluten free and other alternative options. An undercover walk through to the shopping precinct, which also has the bus terminal and a supermarket on the basement level. The hotel is located just over the...

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EvelinOrg, Director of Sales at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear Liz Thank you for sharing us your great staying experience! We really appreciate your kind words about our hotel team, service and location. We have just recently upgraded our breakfast, so I am glad to hear that you have even noticed the gluten free and other alternative options we have added. So great you took the time to listen...

Fuengirola, Spain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is very old hotel and has been renovated some years ago. Still the suite I had was very worn out, especially the floor. The room had great view and a sauna, which was nice :) You can access the Viru shopping mall from the lobby, nice feature during winter time. Hotel has a nice pub with decent variety of...

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EvelinOrg, Director of Sales at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your valuable review! I am glad to hear, that you enjoyed the sauna and the view, as also the location. o grat you had the time to visit also the shopping center and the nightclub. I am sorry to hear, that the floor in your room needed renovation. We have just renovated all the rooms,...

Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Location- the hotel was ideally located for the old town and getting around Tallinn. Rooms- modern and clean. Service- friendly service who were able to provide good suggestions for places to eat etc. Price- very reasonable compared to similar hotels in Tallinn. History of the hotel/KGB Museum- the hotel has a fascinating history whilst Estonia was under Moscow control. So...

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EvelinOrg, Director of Sales at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your nice review on our hotel! I am glad to see that with your overall experience at our hotel has been satisfactory and you loved our museum. I will gladly forward your response to our whole team. Hopefully we will see you again at Tallinn! Best regards Evelin

Aylesbury
Reviewed January 11, 2017

We didn't stay at this hotel but did the KGB Museum and tour - remember to book in advance as it sells out very quickly. You get to go the the top floor (yes, there's another secret floor above floor 22!) and see how the KGB spied on all those foreigners who stayed at the Hotel, not knowing their bread...

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EvelinOrg, Director of Sales at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for the fantastic feedback! I got to agree, the stories and the history is simply facinating! When ever your travels bring you back to the area, I hope we will meet again and you get the chance also to stay at out hotel! Best Regards Evelin

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed January 8, 2017

The KGB museum is small but fascinating and the view over the old city from the balcony is breath-taking. The guide was enthusiastic, knowledgable and very entertaining. I only visited the museum and I did not stay at the hotel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 2, 2017

We stayed because of the history and promised views of Tallinn and the sea. We had a top floor room with a view had window seats so you could watch the sunset, the changing sky and sea, the old town and the cruise shops coming and going. When I say the top floor I mean the penultimate one as the...

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear alisonleahy, thank you for your stay and encouraging words! Tallinn is beautiful and we sincerely hope that we meet you again soon in Tallinn and in our hotel. In the times ships arrive and people come at the same time to our hotel, it may be crowdy in reception and it takes more time. If something runs out at...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Viru

Address: Viru vaeljak 4, Tallinn 10111, Estonia
Location: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
Price Range: $85 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Viru 4*
Number of rooms: 423
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Also Known As:
Sokos Hotel Tallinn
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Tallinn
#19 Family Hotel in Tallinn
#22 Luxury Hotel in Tallinn
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“Best wives from the room”
 of 5 bubbles , 4 days ago | Read review
“There's a balcony for smokers on each floor”
 of 5 bubbles Saarenmaa, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Top floor with sea view is spectacular”
 of 5 bubbles alisonleahy, Jan 2, 2017 | Read review
“Get high up fro a view, preferably on the side of the old town.”
  • View from the room, nice seating in the window
  • Outside view from top floor (KGB museum)
 of 5 bubbles RobEnJolanda, Nov 13, 2016 | Read review
“Choose the view that you prefer - it can be either old town with its beautiful rooves, towers etc, or the harbour”
 of 5 bubbles inn0kentyv, Sep 24, 2016 | Read review
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