I'll start at the begining, the hotel was easy to get to from the airport (its a 5 min walk from the train station if you use public transport) and the taxi dropped us off directly outside.
The location is great in the old town a short walk from everything.
My room was at the front of the hotel and it was quiet (apart from the early morning bin men one morning) my brothers room was at the back and it was super quiet. Both rooms were clean and tidy, if not a little small, unfortunatley my room had an occassional smell of sewage from the bathroom, by brothers room had no such problem.
I had a super comfy bed, although my brother had a really soft bed with a dip in the middle which wasn't comfortable at all.
The hotel staff were really unfriendly, no smiles, no 'have a nice stay' at check in and no 'did you have a nice stay' at check out, in fact no one from the hotel spoke to us during ourwhole stay. We asked to see the sauna area and this was conducted without one word being spoken.
The breakfast was ok but not super.
The hotel is good value for money, but, would benefit from better service and because of this I would not return. The location is its selling point, central without being noisey.
- 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