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Viru 8, Tallinn 10140 Estonia
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#20 of 94 hotels in Tallinn
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Late Medieval architecture in one of the oldest houses in Tallinn together with first-class service and possibilities create a unique atmosphere which connects with the environment surrounding the hotel. When renovating the house we respected both the initial architecture and the strict national heritage protection requirements that ensure that both the location and design of the hotel rooms is as loyal to the original concept of the house as possible. In 1997 Tallinn Old Town was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list and that can be regarded as the highest international acknowledgement to any historic town! In addition to a usual lodging experience we offer you an exclusive luxurious boutique-type experience, deriving from the unique design of the hotel building and its medieval legacy. Since all the rooms are unique and different from each other, the visitors may choose the intimacy or luxury of their preferred environment. Our breakfast is made of self-made or farm-grown fresh high-quality ingredients that are not so easily, if at all, found in shops. Natural and fresh breakfast is a unique experience that lights up the whole day! On the lower storey of Hotel Cru you will find a cosy and highly regarded restaurant of the same name. Hotel guests enjoy 10% off all items on the restaurant menu. Dmitri Haljukov, the head chef of the restaurant Cru, represented Estonia in the chef olympics final Bocuse d'Or in Lyon 2015. CRU Hotel is a good choice for both - leisure and business trips!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Breakfast buffet
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Room service
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Estonian, Finnish
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Elmiina wrote a review Jul 2020
Helsinki, Finland92 contributions31 helpful votes
I stayed here one night at July 2020 - I wish to stay more! + friendly staff + beautiful house and rooms + special athmosphere + top location at the main street of old town + quiet rooms + great breakfast I don't find now any minuses :)
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Date of stay: July 2020
Joyce B wrote a review Feb 2020
11 contributions5 helpful votes
Lovely hotel. Great location. Spacious, clean rooms. Breakfast was fabulous. Staff very helpful and pleasant. Couldn't fault it. Missed the home comfort of tea making in rooms, but it was wasn't much of a loss because everything else so good.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: There is no lift so if needed ask for 1st floor to avoid more stairs
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Response from AnneliRaba, General Manager at Hotel CRU
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Hello dear Joyce B! Thank you very much for staying at the CRU Hotel and for taking your time to provide us with your nice feedback. Also we would like to thank you for your compliments about our location, nice room, our excellent breakfast and our efficient staff. I am so happy that all were to your liking. Thank you for pointing out our weaknesses and spots where there is still some work to do! I will look into that! If you ever plan on revisiting our hotel, don't hesitate to contact us directly at cruhotel@cruhotel.eu Warm regards,
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RobynZ965 wrote a review Jan 2020
Albion Park, Australia49 contributions4 helpful votes
The rooms were cosy and have lot of old world charm. Bed was so comfortable especially after the long journey from Australia. Breakfast was very generous and included hot food, cold meats and salad, bread, cereal and fruit. Tea was lovely and hot. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Great location in the old city and easy walk to everything. Good rates.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from AnneliRaba, General Manager at Hotel CRU
Responded Jan 20, 2020
Hello dear RobynX965! Thank you for taking the time to tell the TripAdvisor community about your stay. I am delighted to read you enjoyed our well-situated location, as well as our friendly and helpful staff exceeded your expectations. I am glad to see you enjoyed our refreshing morning breakfast and I hope to welcome you back on your next visit. Warm regards, Anneli Raba
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smichael wrote a review Dec 2019
Cyprus19 contributions3 helpful votes
Friendly staff, really quick check-in although we were a group of 8 people. We booked a deluxe room and no. 3 is really great. Clean and spacious room and bathroom. Thick walls that kept the room really warm although it was freezing outside. Location is the best as it is as close as it can be to Town Hall Square. Breakfast is also very good. Cru hotel is a real charm full of character, you can really feel that you are staying in the old town. I would definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from AnneliRaba, General Manager at Hotel CRU
Responded Jan 1, 2020
Hello dear smichael! Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review! It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. We are truly glad to read that you enjoyed your stay - our friendly staff, charming room number 3, great location, tasty breakfast. I will send your compliments to our team and I hope you will give us an opportunity of welcoming you back soon! Happy New Year! Warm regards,
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sojournicle wrote a review Dec 2019
Brisbane, Australia82 contributions49 helpful votes
Centrally located, right in Old Town. For a boutique hotel, our room was spacious and full of character! As with most older hotels, walls are thin, so some noise may be heard from adjoining rooms (tip: always bring ear plugs). The breakfast offerings were good and included local Estonian options. The coffee was great! There’s also a nice restaurant on the lower level of the hotel which we enjoyed. Friendly staff. Recommend booking directly with the hotel. Would stay again :)
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from AnneliRaba, General Manager at Hotel CRU
Responded Jan 1, 2020
Hello dear sojurnicle! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and choosing the CRU Hotel for your stay in Tallinn. Your feedback is appreciated much from all us and keeps us motivated to provide unique hospitality to all our guests. I will gladly share your comments with my colleagues who made their best. If you ever plan on revisiting our hotel, don't hesitate to contact us directly at cruhotel@cruhotel.eu Happy New Year! Best regards,
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel CRU
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel CRU?
Nearby attractions include Tallinn Old Town (0.2 miles), Get Away Zone (0.06 miles), and Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel CRU?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel CRU?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel CRU?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel CRU?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rataskaevu16, Väike Rataskaevu 16, and Vegan Restoran V.
Is Hotel CRU located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Tallinn.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel CRU?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel CRU?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, Finnish, and Estonian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel CRU?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Toompea Hill (0.3 miles), Viewing Point Kohtuotsa (0.2 miles), and Kumu Art Museum (1.7 miles).