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Dorpat Hotel & Convention Centre
Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in Tartu
Florence, AL
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay in Tartu!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

The Hotel Dorpat really exceeded our expectations. It is close to everything. Walking distance to the Old Town and the University and very close to two shopping malls (both very nice too), plenty of restaurants and literally 50 paces to the bus terminal. The breakfast is very much a European breakfast but it wasn't bad. We ended up going to Armastus Cafe almost every morning for breakfast. It is right off of the town square and very good. There is a grocery market in one of the shopping malls right next door.

The hotel was right on the "Mother River" with great views. Request a river view. We stayed in a room with two twin beds. There was free WiFi (there is WiFi pretty much where ever you go in Estonia), hot showers, heated tile floors in the bathroom, television (only 1 or 2 English channels), a mini-fridge and the windows opened which was nice to have the cool Spring air at night.

Don't hesitate to stay here. The staff was very helpful, spoke good English, Very clean, very attractive and couldn't have asked for much more.

Room Tip: Request a river view. Upgrade to the business class.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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103 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2013

The hotel is nice, the rooms are spacious, the staff is extremely friendly, but I would have expected a little more from a hotel that wants to look like a luxury retreat (with a SPA). There was no airconditioning, not that I could control in the room at least, and it was a hot summer period; the window opens only to a very small gap. There was also some faint smell in the bathroom, nothing overpowering, but still noticeable. The second complaint is the breakfast: buffet, but with very little choices for a standard continental breakfast. Other than that it's definitely a very decent hotel, just a short walk from the city center.

Room Tip: I got a room with a view on the parking lot, but I noticed that they have rooms with a view on the r...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

I visited Dorpat with about 30 co-workers and was one of the four lucky people who got a room with A/C. We also had a beautiful view to the river. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. I enjoyed the lunch, but breakfast was a bit of a let down - orange juice tasted really bad, though bacon & eggs were nice. Overall, the hotel was OK and I would probably stay there again.

Room Tip: Rooms 427 & 428 have A/C and river view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Nice location, decent service, clean rooms. However, this hotel has a major defficiency- it doesnt have an A/C and room windows cannot be opened. My advice is not to even consider this hotel if the temperature in Tartu is over 20º. It feels like in a hot can.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Latvia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Hotel in general was good. Only they have a problem with a carpet cleaning. I noticed only on the second day of my stay that there were…nails... on the floor near a window from the previous guest… I believed that in the next day the carpet will be vacuum-cleaned since I saw cleaning stuff in the corridor in the morning. Unfortunately, it was not done. So I had to go to the reception and tell about it. In the next day my room was cleaned and looked cosily.
You never know if a room before your arrival has been cleaned. Only if you see such a very visible signs as…nails, for instance. So it is better to don’t walk in a room with bare feet because there can be dirt from the previous guests...

Room Tip: The view to river side was nice.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2013

The Dorpat is located on the riverbank and 5 to 10 minutes walking to the very center of Tartu. Breakfast is mot great but facilities are good. Modern rooms. Tidy and clean. Next to the hotel is a modern shopping centre.

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Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Tartu has been on our family list for a while thanks to AHHAA center. So, when we started to plan our trip, the Dorpat hotel seamed to provide exactly what we were looking for: central location - close to all attractions we wanted to visit (AHHAA, Aura center) connected rooms, car parking and shopping opportunities. So, even though the hotel is rather basic, it was perfect for our needs. Besides, the price was ok as well. So I would consider staying there again if visiting with children.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view to the river, since the view to the bus station might make you a bit unco...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Dorpat Hotel & Convention Centre
Address: Soola 6, Tartu 51013, Estonia
Location: Estonia > Tartu County > Tartu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Tartu
#3 Family Hotel in Tartu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dorpat Hotel & Convention Centre 3.5*
Number of rooms: 205
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Dorpat, a hotel complex bearing the old German name for Tartu. Dorpat, the largest hotel in Tartu and Southern Estonia, features a cosy restaurant with an excellent view, a wellness spa and a multifunctional conference and event centre. The hotel is located in the centre of Tartu, in the Emajõe business district, close to Tartu's main attractions - the Aura Centre and the Ahhaa Science Centre. The Old Town, the main building of the University of Tartu, the Vanemuine Theatre and shopping centres are just a short walk away. Although in the heart of Tartu, the hotel is away from the city's hustle and bustle, preserving the peace and privacy of our guests. Many rooms have a view over the city and the Emajõgi River, which most visitors remember Tartu for. Our friendly team is at your assistance and ready to make your stay memorable and exciting no matter whether you are travelling for business or pleasure. We sincerely hope that the hotel's cosy and warm atmosphere will bring you back to us time and again. See you at the Dorpat - an historically desired destination! ... more   less 
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