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“Nothing to do with the Radisson blu, just a name” 2 of 5 stars
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Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia
Ranked #13 of 82 Hotels in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
Vilnius
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56 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Nothing to do with the Radisson blu, just a name”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Arrived to this hotel in the morning, first impression- reception was nice, decor was ok, welcoming lady at the reception desk. got checked into the rooms 1111-1108... when entered the room I thought there was some kind of mistake... and realized that the rooms are so old and outdated... oh my god... old decor, curtains broken from the the rail, wooden floor was awful, walls with stains, a lot of dust everywehre...the window sill was broken maybe because the water could get in through the window, the wind was blowing straight through the window even the curtains were moving.
Its strange that there are such a hotels still on the market especially with Radisson BLU name... You compare it to Radisson BLU in Vilnius or Riga, this one is a disaster...
When looking on website they show some nice rooms and freshly decorated... I should ask for one of those... but it was a short business trip full with meetings, so I had no time to ask for another room and so on... but will choose another hotel in the future, I know that there is another BLU close to this Hotel...
So please when ever travelling to this hotel ask for a newly decorated room, or just pick another hotel.
One plus- they serve good breakfast as in all Radison's....

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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MeinradGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Dear Guest

I am sorry you did not like your stay at the Radisson Blu Olümpia, Tallinn. I will review your comments with my team and we will all do our best to improve the shortcomings mentioned. I might mention however that for a small amount our superior rooms are available and this is always bookable (if not fully booked) through the reception or by email through reservation.

Best regards

Meinrad Schibler
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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43 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

What i always like about Radisson Blu - it's quality, taste and choice of breakfast. This hotel is no exception - breakfast is great. Rooms are newly decorated, clean and has everything you need. From being a good choice to spend a night this hotel needs only not so soft beds. Beds such a soft one's, that not only its hard to sleep - i even managed to fall out of it (after ~25 years time since my childhood).

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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MeinradGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for staying at the Radisson Blu Olumpia, Tallinn and taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. I am sorry you did not like all aspects of your stay. I am very glad to announce that the mattresses in our standard rooms are scheduled to be replaced in 2014. I hope to welcome you back very soon to our hotel.

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Meinrad Schibler
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Munich, Germany
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41 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I stayed at the Radisson Blu Olümpia in February for a business meeting. I knew the hotel from older times and I am possitively impressed of what has been done with the rooms, The business class rooms are just great, zhe bathrooms are amazingly spacious AND it is clean. The first impression enterin the hotel i still steril and outdated but I wouls hope that this changes in time.
Ahuge isue is the Service. Eating at Restaurant Senseo is nothing special. One is better off tsking the buffet rather than a la carte. The servica attendants are not attentive and stand most of the time around. The lobby bar service attendant didn't even bother to come to the table where I sat down with my business partner asking for drinks. I went and felt that I disturbed her conversation with her colleague asking for service.
That just didn't feel right. I would stay at the hotel again because of he new rooms but the other hotel in front of Olümpia is still and always a step ahead. Especially when it comes to service delivery.
The hotel has generally great potential but it needs more than a rooms refurbishment to wash out the old times and structures.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank 7_seas_traveler
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MeinradGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for staying with the Radisson Blu Olümpia during your stay in Tallinn. I am sorry that you did not like the service provided. I will review your comments with my team and do our utmost to meet all our guests expectations. I hope you will visit us soon again and have a better experience.

Best regards

Meinrad Schibler
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Oslo
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25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Stayed 4 nights in superior room. On 17 th floor. View towards Old town.
+ : Good 4 star standard. Well equipped fitness room. Very nice views. Good storage place. Comfortable temperature in room all the time. A lot of international TV channels. Polite, helpful and professional staff. Especially at check-in desk. Central location. Two large shopping malls nearby in walking distance ( Solaris 5 min, Stockmann , 2 min ). A third even larger shopping mall also nearby ( Viru shopping mall and hotel with KGB museum, 10 min). Well equipped minibar (although didnt use it) ;) . Good breakfast, with many hot alternatives. Eat from 6.30 - 10.30 (sun 7-11). Affordable cafe on ground floor. Nearly always a taxi standing outside the hotel. Easy hotel to find and easy to and from airport. Takes just 10-15 min by taxi. (6-7 euros). Very good cleaning and bedding every day.

- : The swimming pool was closed for a week for upgrading. Small portions of food at the restaurant. The beef hams were not tasty. The superior rooms are narrow. The fridge jammed twice, seemed to be normal. The bathroom glass wall is see through. Embarrassing for most people. No TV channels with English series or movies, only news. A bit pricy rooms. Have to walk to Old town. 12 Euros for a mediocre movie in room TV.

Tips: Cinema is only 5 euros per person. Good selection of movies in English. Solaris has excellent restaurants for a low price. Take Tallink ferry for a day cruise to Helsinki. D-terminal for Tallink ferry is only a short taxi ride (5 euros) away. Ask for Old town view, not sea view. Visit the guided tour of the KGB museum at top of nearby Viru Hotel. They take VISA, master and debet cards EVERYWHERE. And free wifi at most cafes, malls and restaurants. Try inexpensie real Thai massage near the Viru hotel and mall (44-50 euros).

Room Tip: Ask for Old town view. Not sea view. As high up as possible. Standard rooms are placed on lower floo...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank NorPak
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MeinradGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for staying with us during your stay in Tallinn. I am very glad you did like your stay in Tallinn. As to the few shortcomings I will follow them up with my team and do our best to improve our product and services where needed. We are all looking forward to seeing you again here at the Radisson Blu Olümpia, Tallinn.

Best regards

Meinrad Schibler
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Steinenbronn, Germany
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for 7 days in January for a work conference and was quite pleased with my stay. The staff is very kind and extremely helpful and responsive. Food is delicious in their restaurant and quite affordable for room service and in the cafe. Bar staff is attentive and the lobby bar was a nice place to relax. My room was spacious and clean every day and affordable. Walk into Old Town was only ten minutes and there are many stores and shops nearby for cheaper water, snacks and liquor. I'd reccommend this hotel to anyone staying in town!

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room for the most space and a nice view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank theheatherchronicles
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MeinradGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for choosing the Radisson Blu Olümpia for your stay in Tallinn. I am very glad you liked our hotel and will share your comments with my team. We all hope to welcome you back very soon.

Best regards

Meinrad Schibler
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Vienna, Austria
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451 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Over the last years, I have stayed at the Radisson Blu Olümpia several times for business reasons. It is an ok business hotel, but my impression is that it has seen better times. Last time the room was not really incredibly clean, with some hair on the bed sheets (sorry, but I am quite picky).
Personnel is friendly, even though check-in and check-out takes some time, even if you arrive late at night and wish nothing more than finally dropping into the bed in your pre-reserved room.

Room Tip: They have something like an executive or priority floor. Seems to be better and does not cost much m...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank CasssandraCat
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MeinradGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for chosing the Radisson Blu Olümpia for your stay in Tallinn. I am sorry that you have experienced some shortcomings during your stay. Me and my team will address each of your points and implement the necessery improvments at once. We hope to welcome you back very soon.

Best regards

Meinrad Schibler
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Woking, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I stayed here for a business trip and from the moment I stepped inside the foyer after a long flight from London Heathrow, everything about the stressful journey I had leading up to that point had been forgotten. The hotel had a very warm and contemporary decor and my hotel room was crisp, clean and very warm as it was snowing in Tallin.

The bar and restaurant had a plenty of seating arrangements so it wasn't too hard to find a quiet spot if you wanted to eat or drink by yourself.

The staff are extremely friendly and approachable, and the view I had from the 16th floor was spectacular.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jimbo_4_79
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MeinradGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear guest

Thank you for chosing the Radisson Blu Olümpia for your stay in Tallinn. I am very happy you liked your stay and will forward your kind comments to my team. We all hope that you will chose us again for your next stay in Tallinn

Best regards

Meinrad Schibler
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Property: Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia
Address: Liivalaia 33, Tallinn 10118, Estonia
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Tallinn
#13 Luxury Hotel in Tallinn
#15 Family Hotel in Tallinn
#19 Romantic Hotel in Tallinn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia 4*
Number of rooms: 390
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its unforgettable presence as a landmark on Tallinn's skyline, the Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia provides luxury accommodation in the heart of Estonia's capital city. 2014/2015 Newly renovated Standard and Business Class rooms. Just three kilometers from Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport and near the best in shopping, museums and theatre, this Tallinn hotel's location is perfect for business or leisure travel. Offering an impressive conference centre, a fresh, inspiring cafe and bakery and a rooftop pool and fitness facility, this hotel in Tallinn near Old Town affords guests a wonderful city break or holiday. ... more   less 
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