We were looking forward to our stay at the Meriton Old Town Garden Hotel after readiong great reviews. In retrospect, we should have just booked an economy room like the previous reviewer and saved ourselves a lot of money.
PROS - location location location. Can't get much better than this. Breakfast was adequate, but the hot water for tea and the flask of coffee had been sitting there for ages and was only ever luke warm and never hot.
We 'splashed out' on a Bella Garden room (albeit a good deal on laterooms) but when we got there, we had been put in the attic of the hotel with a tiny window that didn't allow any natural light in. The bed was actually two singles pushed together. Normally this wouldn't bother me as you keep warm together under a big duvet, but even the duvets were singles !? My boyfriend and I are of normal size, but when going to sleep (on my side) the duvet didn't cover me! It was like a kid's size duvet.
The emergency exit sign glowed brightly in the dark all night, which was ironic as if there had been an emergency and we had to go out the window, it was blocked with snow and the window opened out the way!
We resolved the duvet problem the following night be requesting another duvet (hotel said they only had singles). Far from being a romantic get away, we felt like we were backpackers again sleeping in hostel beds. The mattress was really thin and the base spongy. Considering this room can cost 140 euros in the height of the season, I would not be happy.
Suck up the bed situation in an economy room and stay here for the location. It's the same beds you would stay in if you were in a more 'luxurious' room.
You can't control the aircon either, we would have turned ours off at night as it was quite noisy.
Lifts only go to 3rd floor, so ones on 4th and 5th are up windy staircases.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Meriton Old Town Garden Hotel is located in the heart of the old town displaying true architectural wonder by transforming a 16th century merchant house into a stylish hotel. Connecting two of Old town's most famous picturesque boulevards, Lai and Pikk, the Meriton Old Town Garden Hotel brings the magic and mystery of medieval Tallinn to your doorstep. Offering 50 rooms, each completely unique in size and design, the Meriton Old Town Garden Hotel gives a perfect balance of historical authenticity and modern comfort. Room prices include breakfast. The hotel is accessible from both Pikk and Lai streets, elegantly connected by a charming garden. All of Old Town's main attractions, shops, galleries and sights are within walking distance from the hotel. ... more less
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