Its seldom you find a hotel or company or even a product that doe exactly what it says on the tin in this day and age, and the hotel imperial doesn't either......IT FAR EXCEEDS IT!!
What a fantastic little hotel this is.... nestled on a cobbled street under the shadow of the castle sat on Toompea.
we arrived after midnight to be greeted by a very friendly and extremely efficient receptionist who had us in our room in around five minutes. Our room ,although fairly large, had a rather narrow bedded area which was a bit of a squeeze for two beds.....but on mentioning it to another receptionist the next morning she promptly moved us to ''one of the biggest rooms we have'' which was a large corner room bulit into the old city walls which where exposed in our room!! the room had an excellent view of the ramparts and city walls.
Our room had free wifi, available throughout hotel, a mini bar, cable tv, hair dryer etc but did lack tea and coffee making facilities which would have been nice. beware the cable tv if travelling with kids as we did come across some porn!
All areas of the hotel were kept spotlessly clean and tidy but were welcoming and relaxing at the same time.
The hotel is as central as you would need it with every part of the old city only a gentle stroll away, you could easily amble to the old square in 5 minutes. We had no noise issues but were here in cold january so cant comment on how the hotel fairs in Tallinns mad summer months!
breakfast was good, not fantastic but good....so if breakfast is really inportant to you this might not be the hotel for you! Whilst not bad, the selection didnt change for the 5 days we were there and the cold selection was definately better than the hot!!
Other amenities in the hotel was a good bar (tried and tested) a sauna (sadly not tried) and a restaurant specialising in cheese dishes, again not tried and tested by myself but seemed consistanly busy with locals!
In short, this was a very good, small, personal hotel that knows how to treat its customers well and takes good care in doing so!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel building is from 1877. It was erected against the city wall which is a late phenomenon in historical tradition. In the contemporary organization of the city it was strategically important from the perspective of protecting the city to leave a free space between the city wall and the buildings. The first data about the dwellings being built against the city wall states 17th century when the city wall started to lose its strategic importance over the bastions. No extensive reconstruction has been done in the building, but throughout times an attempt has been made to preserve everything historically valuable. On the second half of the 19th century, the building was owned by family von Stackelbergs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Baltic Hotel Tallinn