Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights over weekend. Very central hotel literally 2 minutes from Main Square. We got the bus from Airport. Bus stop is outside Terminal to the right and stops outside main bus terminal/shopping centre. Hotel is about a 5/10 minute walk away. Hotel has two entrance doors -"Reception" doors are on the left and you need to be buzzed in and the restaurant entrance is on the right. We just used the restaurant doors all the time. No visible reception area to speak off as office is located in a room to the left of the stairs. Most contact is directed through the bar area in the restaurant. A bit strange but you soon get used to it. You leave your key at reception (bar) when you go out. No lift in this hotel and one main flight of quite steep steps to rooms above. Watch out for the beam at the top of the stairs or accept a couple of dunts as a reminder. We had a room to the side of the hotel above alleyway. Saturday night was very noisy but we did not hear much noise other nights. It is a central hotel so you have to expect some noise - did not bother us but could bother some. Room was very nice and very spacious. Boutique style. Breakfast is served in cafe/bar area at the front of hotel and is typical fare. Tea/coffee is served from the bar by staff which will suit fresh coffee lovers. Restaurant is Italian based - pizza's etc and stops taking food orders at 10pm - but did take our order after this when we came back a bit later on first night. Food was fine but you probably do not go to Tallinn for Pizza. Owners of hotel have another restaurant just off Main Square in street called PIKK I think. - which we preferred. Big portions with small price! Jacuzzi is at back of hotel and down the stairs. You tell staff the day before that you wish to use facilities and they get it ready for you. Changing area might seem a bit strange for some as you change in an area that would not be described as a changing room but is adequate for purpose.
Staff are friendly. Tallinn is a lovely city and this hotel certainly ticks the box for location. As a hotel in an old building setting it works for charm as well but may not suit some for noise or room access.
As a balanced review - 2 minor points. 1. Rooms have safes but ours had no key. When we asked we were told that other guests take away the keys and there were no replacements - so no safe. 2. Rooms have music piped in through speaker system that you can control yourself - ours did not work.
Neither of these points would stop us staying here again though.
Overall a decent hotel in a Central location that is worth your consideration.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Late Medieval architecture in one of the oldest houses in Tallinn together with first-class service and possibilities create a unique atmosphere which connects with the environment surrounding the hotel. When renovating the house we respected both the initial architecture and the strict national heritage protection requirements that ensure that both the location and design of the hotel rooms is as loyal to the original concept of the house as possible. In 1997 Tallinn Old Town was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list and that can be regarded as the highest international acknowledgement to any historic town! In addition to a usual lodging experience we offer you an exclusive luxurious boutique-type experience, deriving from the unique design of the hotel building and its medieval legacy. Since all the rooms are unique and different from each other, the visitors may choose the intimacy or luxury of their preferred environment. Our breakfast is made of self-made or farm-grown fresh high-quality ingredients that are not so easily, if at all, found in shops. Natural and fresh breakfast is a unique experience that lights up the whole day! On the lower storey of Hotel Cru you will find a cosy and highly regarded restaurant of the same name. Hotel guests enjoy 10% off all items on the restaurant menu. Dmitri Haljukov, the head chef of the restaurant Cru, represented Estonia in the chef olympics final Bocuse d'Or in Lyon 2015. CRU Hotel is a good choice for both - leisure and business trips! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Viru Tallinn
- Viru Hotel Tallinn