If it was for only the Hotel position and the good quality breakfast, I would have given this Hotel a maximum grading of 'excellent'. The Hotel is within a 5 minute walk of the Old Town Square and right opposite Toompea. However the Hotel does not do what it says on the tin- air conditioning? What air conditioning? True that the public rooms and corridors felt cooler but this did not extend to my room on the second floor. I had to have the windows open all the time which was not too bad on a cool July evening in Tallinn but what that meant was that all sorts of animals with wings and fangs could come in and take a bite out of me and they did!!
Reception staff were hit and miss. The young man who checked me in at 1am was excellent but during the day, the staff were not so good. I had cause to complain that the wi-fi in my room was not working. The chap on reception took a look at his mobile phone and told me that it was working. I later complained again that it might well be working at reception but certainly not on floor 2. The receptionist then said that he would re-boot the router on the second floor and all was well thereafter.
I eat and drank in the Imperial bar on the first night and this was well appointed. However, I was the only person in the bar and there was one server who seemed to be covering the outside terrace, the bar and the restaurant and so service was slow- Maybe this was the reason that I was the only customer?
If I ever go back to Tallinn, I will look for a different Hotel.
- 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