I stayed at the Viru Inn in May 2011 and wanted to make sure I provided a recommendation for the place as it was through other's trip advisor recommendations that I found it in the first place. The place definitely isn't a high end hotel and as I was traveling on a budget, those were out of the question. However, for the price, I had a nice stay here. It's a pretty charming little inn right in the heart of Old Town and a quick walk to the town square and all the food and shops around there. Location wise, it's tough to beat as it's also close enough to the edge of old town that you can quickly make your way out and onto the trolley service that will take you to the park, museum or some of the other historical areas in Tallinn. (I'll have to try to remember the name of the cool little organic cafe that I found on the way to the museum...really good spot.)
As for the accommodations themselves, the room I had was a bit small with a sloped roof that I worried about hitting my head on. I was only there by myself and for just 2 nights so it wasn't a big deal but I think 2 people in that room might have been a bit tight. That said, the newly remodeled bathroom with heated floors was a pretty nice touch. While it was May and the weather pretty nice, I'd almost want to go back in winter just to get the full effect! The inn also provided breakfast in the morning of either the baked goods, cereal, and smoked salmon and deli meats that you could help yourself to or a made to order porridge that was pretty darn tasty.
All in all, a good stay for a really reasonable price right in the heart of the touristy area. And if you do end up here, I'd definitely recommend checking out the restaurant, Clazz, down the street. It's a combination restaurant and jazz club. Worked out great for me since I was on my own. Great dinner and live music and, if I remember correctly, free wifi I think.
- 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