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“A gem in the heart of Tallinn Old Town”
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Kuninga Apartments
Ranked #44 of 119 Specialty Lodging in Tallinn
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Great apartment in a great location. Definitely not a typical hotel, but that is what made it so nice. Our room had it's own kitchen which gave us more freedom. We planned to cook, but there were so many reasonably priced restaurants nearby, we never did. The stone walls of the building provide excellent insulation from all noise. Also, because of the stone walls, a dehumidifier is provided - perfect for me and my allergies! The only downside we had was there was no mention of needing to call the owner when we arrived. There is a gate to the courtyard and the owner is not onsite. Our mobile was not connecting to a network, so we ended up having to go to a nearby hotel to have them call her. Everything worked out, but was a bit frustrating in the rain.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

The historic building at the heart of the Old Town offered a pleasant stay for two nights. Despite the very central location in the middle of the tourist zone the room was very quiet since the building is in the inner court. Only the loudly slamming front door broke the silence.

The furnitures are not the most charming ones, but we didn't find it a big issue. The room was clean, the kitchen covered all the basic functions and the bathroom was, well, as it should be - it lacked nothing but was nothing special.

The baby carriage seemed to be a challenge at first as the Stable Chamber is on the first floor and the spiral stairs are very narrow and steep. The helpful owner gave us an extra key to their ground-floor "office" where we could storage the baby carriage when ever we wanted. We also had a bed for our six-month old baby.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

Just returned from a weekend stay in the Monk's Chamber. I'm not sure what the previous reviewer is talking about; whether or not that reviewer stayed the weekend prior to our arrival, I sorry to say that I cannot agree at all with her/his assessment of this particular apartment.

Let me be clear from the start that these apartments are ideally located and that this review is for the Monk's Chamber apartment, just one of the apartments in the Kuninga Apartments.

Many images may arise for one when reading the room name, 'Monk's Chamber'. Regardless of what you think of the pictures presented of this apartment - posted in black and white in a way that I now think was cleverly deliberate - this is not a charming place conducive to quite reflection or creating a romantic or nostalgic living quarters. Instead, conjure an image of a musty, stone cellar (truthfully, it's a ground-floor apartment) outfitted with the least attractive Ikea furniture imaginable. You will find the advertised 'high vaulted ceilings' in one area of this apartment, but the rest of the ceiling space might be negotiable for a monk during the times when, one might say, 'people were smaller'. The bed itself is not uncomfortable, but the comforter upon it was quite dirty, though not as dirty as the throw-pillows at the foot of the bed. And this reflected the general cleanliness of the apartment.

But these are not the worst or even bad elements of an apartment located most centrally in the charming city of Tallinn. The Monk's chamber is on the ground level, and during the days of our stay we learned that the security system for the apartment does not function. There is no alarm and no secure place to leave valuables while out seeing the sights. What more? We didn't, but we got it: In the back of this small apartment you will find the door (more like a hatch) to the basement. This door, which did not locked on either side, lead to a staircase that descended into the basement of the building (which we did not explore, of course). And if it were necessary to continue this negative post, I could turn to the bathroom, which was quite the adventure given the way the shower was constructed and situated.

I usually don't rant too negatively in this forum. These features of this establishment, however, not only are unacceptable, but they also were, I thought, misrepresented by the proprietor. I will admit that the manager of the property (with whom you make reservations and from whom you collect the keys, etc.) was personable enough and even suggested alternative storage spaces to compensate for the failed security system, but she did not disclose the peculiar door to the basement. Stay here for the location, please, but do not stay in the Monk's Chamber.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

We stayed the weekend in the Monks Chamber - cosy, comfortable and compact. Right in the centre of town but no noise whatsoever thanks to the thick stone walls, which made for a wonderful night's sleep. The owners were friendly and very helpful.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

I have just stayed for three nights in the Stable Chamber of the Kuninga Apartments within a 15th century home. The owner both met me off the shuttle bus and when I left came and helped me find a taxi. The apartment was clean and comfortable and spacious with an ensuite bathroom and a kitchen. The location is ideal , within the old town right near the Town Hall. The apartment was very quiet, and securely locked. The only difficulty could be for anyone who could not negotiate the very steep and narrow spiral stone steps. There is no lift of course. Also the beds are narrow and quite small and may not suit a very tall person but I found the bed very comfortable. It was so much better than staying in an impersonal hotel.

Room Tip: The stable chamber was the cheapest option for a single or double, the other options are much larger...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

right in the middle of the old town, an unique place to stay.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 12, 2011

amazing place right in the center of town, just off the old town square. We stayed in the old chapel which was lovely, just look at the photos. the owner met us on time and was very helpful and friendly. apartment had free wireless internet and also a desk top pc which you can use. large and comfortable sitting area, underground bathroom and private sauna which was amazing. cannot recommend more, very good experience.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Kuninga 1, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
Location: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 119 Specialty Lodging in Tallinn
Price Range: $96 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kuninga Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kuninga Apartments is located in the heart of the Old Town, just around the corner from Town Square. Our building dates from 1461. We offer medieval ambiance with modern comforts. ... more   less 
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