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“Designer touches lift rooms, but breakfast and facilities are basic corporate fare” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Nordic Hotel Forum
Ranked #11 of 82 Hotels in Tallinn
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London, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Designer touches lift rooms, but breakfast and facilities are basic corporate fare”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

I nearly gave a 4 rating just because the bathrooms and wifi are so good. However, breakfast (ok food, grim seating), no water in the room and general corporate feel leave it at 3.

If you are on business and want a clean, basic, reasonably priced and very central hotel, then you'd rate this as a 4.

If you're on holiday then you'd like the rooms but feel your soul slip through your eyeballs as you walk through the hotel or have brekkie.

As mentioned elsewhere there are cooky aspects to the hotel: carpets with prints of roads, cobbles and grass; a floral motif cut out of the room numbers, and the vinyl-covered-glass shower cubicles that intrude into the rooms.

The rest is plain business hotel. Brekkie is OK (sausage, nuclear scrambled eggs, irradiated fruit), but the ambience in the dining area is like Hell's antechamber.

Staff are friendly and efficient.

Beds are very comfortable - nice and firm.

Wifi is free and good.

No water in rooms though!

Location is great to visit the old town and also good for connections/transport.

Summary: would return here on business without hesitation, but for a romantic visit to Tallinn I'd look elsewhere.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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156 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

Large business and tourist hotel, centrally located. Efficient and helpful front desk service. Was upgraded to a large and comfortable de-luxe room on the back of the building. That means no traffic noise but with a view to the not particularly attractive backyard. The wall-to-wall carpet on the floor I found very ugly but that is a question of taste. Large, modern and functional bathroom, more hooks would be useful.

Breakfast wide choice but quality disappointing. Only small selection of bread and fresh fruit. Scrambled eggs, cheese, porridge etc. had no taste.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ashdod, Israel
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32 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

The Nordic Forum Hotel is very well located, near the Old Town. Large and very nice designed bathroom, with a glass wall facing the bedroom. Strange but OK. The free WiFi works well.
Good breakfast, and friendly staff.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Panevezys, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

I liked this hotel. Very nice and comfy rooms, tasty food and friendly staff. Nordic Hotel Forum is close to the Old Town and shops. It's a pity, but I didn't try a pool. However, my friend really liked it.
Internet was ok.
Our room was quiet comfortable with a big TV set.
A little bit strange was to have a bathroom with a glass wall facing the bedroom! However, I shared my room with a friend, so it was fine.
To sum up, I would recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Irina A
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London, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Great value, nice rooms, well maintained and friendly informative staff - also excellently run conference facilities ( I forget the ladies names but 'Thank You'). Literally just around the corner from the Old Town and on main tram route so great for the business traveller with limited free time.

Big downside for me was lack of coffee making facilites - when you are using your room as an office in the evenings why should you use room service with a 6 Euro surcharge? Odd bathroom too - shower had a glass wall facing the bedroom - ok if sharing with somebody you know well! Also the service in the lobby bar - 20 mins for a sandwich - and only me there? I don't think so.

Be warned - this hotel is used by large touring parties so breakfast can get a busy - but food well managed and we never seemed to be missing or waiting for anything - staff made sure tables were cleared and re-set promptly to help with the turnover.

Also the pool looks HUGE in the photos - haha - it isn't. Don't expect to be trawling lengths before breakfast.

Internet was a bit weird - it was showing 2 networks - one worked and one didn't which was odd and I never found out why. All in all a great place to stay - good location, Will definately use it again - 9 euros for a local taxi to airport.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank apearce53
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

The hotel is good value and close to the historic old centre. As others have mentioned there is no coffee or tea making facilities in the room although there is a small fairly reasonably priced mini bar. My room on the eighth floor was quiet spacious with a good flat screen television and working desk area. there was no bath but an efficient walk in shower and the whole bathroom is tiled as a wet room. There are good toiletries but the towels are very thin and not very big. There is free internet in the hotel and this was very helpful. Reception staff were excellent as were the majority of the others, however a colleague I was travelling with had an unfortunate incident in the breakfast room with a waitress 'finding' his phone that was not lost, so is my advice is do not leave any items on your breakfast table when you visit the buffet. Breakfast was excellent with massive choice of hot and cold selections. Bar food in the evenings was also very good for a large hotel. Beds were comfortable and the pool is very nice after a busy day. The AC in my room was very efficient and in my weeks stay I woke up cold on occasions. There are taxis outside the reception and the cost to and from the airport is only 10 Euros at the time of writing. The drivers are very polite. Overall a very good hotel which made a good impression, that was let down by one person.

Room Tip: top floor eighth is quiet and on same level as Sauna and pool
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

The hotel is centrally located within walking distance to most of the attractions you want to see in the old city.
Internet in my room was not working due to location of routers on the floor. No coffee or tea facilities in room, but a cooler with cold drinks are available. Definitely not a bad hotel. They just need to sort out Internet for all the rooms.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Nordic Hotel Forum
Address: Viru valjak 3, Tallinn 10111, Estonia
Location: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Tallinn
#6 Family Hotel in Tallinn
#9 Romantic Hotel in Tallinn
#10 Business Hotel in Tallinn
#11 Luxury Hotel in Tallinn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Nordic Hotel Forum 4*
Number of rooms: 267
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A modern superior four-star business and conference hotel Nordic Hotel Forum awaits you in the heart of Tallinn, just a short stroll from business, shopping and entertainment venues. Nordic Hotel Forum has 267 guest rooms: 249 standard rooms (25 m²), 10 double deluxe rooms (40 m²) and 8 suites. The hotel has special rooms for disabled guests and for guests with allergies. Nordic Hotel Forum has created a professional environment ideal for conferences, meetings, press conferences, as well as festive banquets and company events. The conference centre is located on the 1st floor and offers 6 multifunctional conference and meeting halls. The largest can seat up to 200 delegates. Considering everyone's needs and all details, being at your disposal to discretely meet all your requirements including those that have not yet occurred to you - is the working principle of our team. As a top specialist in the field, our conference centre service manager is there to help you organize your event and take care that everything runs smoothly and successfully. The restaurant Monaco is located on the ground floor of the hotel. Monaco is a versatile restaurant which is suitable for a quick cup of coffee, business lunch or gourmet dinner. Breakfast is served every morning in Restaurant Monaco where guests will find a rich and varied breakfast buffet. The hotel lobby bar seats 70 and is convenient for business meetings, a chat with friends or some quiet time by the fireplace. The bar serves a wide variety of hot and refreshing drinks, and an enticing choice of cocktails and light snacks. The leisure centre is on the top floor and offers great views of Tallinn's Old Town. The guests have the following facilities at their disposal: indoor pool (8 x 5 m), Jacuzzi, Finnish and steam sauna and a small workout room. ... more   less 
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