We've just come back few days ago from our trip to Tallinn and I really want to share our opinion with all of you about this hotel.
First of all, we were welcomed by receptionist Kirill and even greated by names that was already a kind of personal touch, although I knew that the hotel was full.
Everything what I asked in advance (very nice roses, bottle of sparkling wine and some cut fruits) were waitting for us in the room).
The room by itself is very cozy, it's exactly that room which we wanted to have and what we saw on the picture. There are a sitting area with comfortable sofa and table, working table, quite spacious mini bar fridge, flat screen TV set which you can watch from the sofa (could be actually great to have a possibility for turning it to the bed's direction as well), wardrobe ( isn't really big, but for us it's more than enough) and very comfortable bed (just one thing can make you upset, it's a twin bed with two mattresse which are covered together). There is a quite simple but nice bathroom with a shower, hitting floor and some local natural cosmetic. Unfortunately, we could notice it only on our last morning but if you're lucky with the weather, be sure that you'll wake-up in the room which is warm and full of sun.
We decided to check our hotel restaurant firstly before going and explore all other places in the city. It's a very nice experience, the menu's rather unusual, you can see a fusion of Estonian and French Fine cuisines, so it took some time for us to make a decision plus we get some recommedations from our waitress. By the end we were not disappointing at all: our food had an excellent taste and looked very attractive, service was extremely welcomed.
Breakfast's was served in the same restaurant, it's a buffet with a good variety of cold meat and fish cuts, hot dishes (you can order an omlet as well if you wish), cereals, fruits and even some home-made schnapps.
There is a SPA in the hotel, which is located on the basement floor and consists of swimming pool, Turkish and Finnish saunas, but the most exciting thing is that they close the whole SPA just for two of you! (You shoud just book it on the previous evening) And after all of that we get our breakfast in the room.
All the staff is very friendly, welcomed and professional.
Regarding the locationg, it's very difficult or even impossible to have a better location than Cru Hotel has. It's located in 2 minutes walking distance from the entrance to the Old Town where you can take a taxi and 1 minute walking distance to the main square with the tawn hall and all night spots (bars and clubs).
We'll definitely come back!
- 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