I have to admit that I stayed in this hotel 5 years ago. Whenever I am travelling to Tallinn I am feeling like a child that’s coming to visit his favourite aunt. With the same feeling I did decided to book Radisson Blu hotel that due to location and extraordinary building its already a landmark for Estonian capital.
My check –in went very smooth and as I am spending a lot of time in the hotels… too smooth. However my Carlson Card was in the system so I haven’t been so suspicions at this moment.
First change in the hotel comparing to this what I remember from the past, I ve realize looking around at the lobby area. I do remember hotel with original glass legs at the reception satellites. I have to admit that now lobby was looking interesting. I went upstairs got a room on really high floor with excellent view….. and noise coming from the top roof Café. Room was specious and with new décor – functional but grey. Bathroom I cannot recall how was it before but I really do like high quality of everything there. Coming back to the room. There is not anymore wardrobe that you can close and don’t see what inside. This new concept for me fit more into 3 star hotel. I was trying to find the safe box… and thanks God it was there… but location on the top of cupboard above minibar… interesting concept – good that one touch service knows everything … I was really surprised that now as I booked KING SIZE room at Tallinn it means two TWIN rooms zipped together. Don’t expect the mattress cover… you will feel this hole in the middle of the bed… a bit disappointed I went upstairs to check my favourite top room café …. And unfortunately I found by reaching 24th that there is closed party there. Fine- happens – let enjoy other people privately booked this really amazing place. I called again one touch service as apart of being eager to see Tallinn by night from above I was also keen on to eat something. …and unfortunately no BAR at Friday evening was working af 00.20 – I was guided to read the night room service menu and choose something out of it. What in generally didn’t take me more than 2 min, just because I ve never seen in my life in business class hotels such short menu. NO burger, no choice for hot stuff when someone doesn’t eat pork… and prawns salad – cold – but really delicious.
I will not make this review too long, but for sure something is going on in the Food and Beverage dept. in this hotel and I can assume it’s not the right directions. Apart from the room service menu ( night) that is a joke. Breakfast at Radisson`s now and I really must say that it was always a strong point for me to take decision on choosing this chain… but in Tallinn restaurant stuff is not able to manage to keep the buffet always full as it should be…I arrived for breakfast at 9.30 with another probably 100 people. Waiting time for Salmon in slices- 20 min, no mayonnaise on the buffet, however one staff member was kind enough to bring it to my table. Scrambled eggs – cold and not eatable, rest seems to be all right – nice choice of juices, cheese and meat …. but… the BREAD which is always an excellent in Estonia.,, this in Radisson is shame and NOBODY will convince me that it was the fresh one.
I went back into my room… open ELECTRONICAL minibar, that s drive me crazy, cause when I don’t have the glasses on my nose I cannot see what is in this little bottles on the top anyway mixed cognac with whiskey and of course charge immediately landed on my bill. I went to look for ice cubes to make my own drink… I found on the corridor the sign where the ice cubes machines are located… believe me or not…I went on four floor to try to find it… got enough.. had my drink without ice. I started to laugh to myself… where are this good old Radisson time? Enough is enough went for lunch and dinner outside the hotel. On the check in, I was asked how was my stay ? I ve share with front desk member my thoughts about old style of the hotel … and I was told I am not the only one who doesn’t like this changes… my minibar was corrected as it should be…. Checked out -not sure will check in again before CHECK IN the competition around.. as this experience is somehow force me to do it.
This hotel is worth to visit due to excellent views, convenient location in the business heart of Tallinn with walking distance to each point worth to see in Tallinn and kind staff … and was worth to visit due to excellent F&B offer what I am not sure now about...but I am keeping my summary review as VERY GOOD.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Radisson Blu Sky Hotel in Tallinn is a first class full service hotel that welcomes you in the centre of Tallinn, conveniently close to the city's business, shopping and entertainment areas. With a premium location near the picturesque Old Town with its cobblestone streets and medieval houses, this hotel boasts proximity to a variety of nearby attractions and transport options. The Tallinn Airport and harbour are only 10 minutes away by taxi. The modern and fully renovated Radisson Blu property in Tallinn boasts high standards of comfort and service in a great location – in the heart of the city. Estonia’s ancient seacoast capital Tallinn is a modern city with a medieval twist. It is the centre of economic and cultural activities and also a hub for major festivals and concerts throughout the year. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Tallinn
- Tallinn Radisson