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“All because of breakfast” 2 of 5 bubbles
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PK Ilmarine Hotel
Ranked #21 of 82 Hotels in Tallinn
Savonlinna, Eastern Finland, Finland
2 reviews
“All because of breakfast”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

It is very sad to say that in such great hotel as you, it includes such a pity and poor variety at breakfast. The "fresh" vegetables are not fresh, fruits are darkened, and instead of bacon there is meatballs and beans...? In such small changes as changing stuff fresh would make a large improvement. Im sure that other clients would be fascinated about bacon because it is such a cornerstone of hotel breakfast.

Otherwise, the hotel was sweet and staff was helpful and very friendly, so it is such a pity that the breakfast ruins everything. I dont want to sound like a nitpicker but the breakfast (and the hotel restaurant) was terrible.

Room Tip: The cheapest room was very good. The more expensive rooms didnt seem too different.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joni F
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PK Hotels T, Front Office Manager at PK Ilmarine Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Dear Joni F,

Thank you for staying in PK Ilmarine hotel and for your comments!

We are sincerely sorry that the breakfast didn´t met your expextations, but we take certainly your feedback in consideration to improve the service. In general really glad to know that you found our staff helpful and friendly as well the hotel sweet.

With kindest regards,
Merilin Kangro
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Riga, Latvia
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28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

Although the hotel itself is nicely decorated and recently renovated, the rooms have no character and even the executive rooms are very small. It is surprising because the exterior of hotel and the common areas are really nice. The price/quality performance is really bad so try to choose another hotel in Tallin. Location is good, very close to old town and port, but there are many hotels around, so try to go for another one.

Room Tip: All rooms are small. Even the executive ones.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank VinetaC
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PK Hotels T, Front Office Manager at PK Ilmarine Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Dear VinetaC,

Thank you for your feedback!

We are really sorry to know that you found our rooms with no character and small. But glad to hear that you liked to common areas and found the location good.
Although I hope you enjoyed your stay in Tallinn!

With kindest regards,
Merilin Kangro
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Oslo, Norway
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136 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

I spent three nights at PK Ilmarine in Tallinn, and was very happy with my stay.

The day before I arrived I sent an email asking for a quiet room. Upon arrival they upgraded me to a Business Class Room with lots of extra “perks”, so thumbs up for that! And it was on the quiet side of the hotel, so I slept like a baby. The room was clean, fairly modern and spacious. The air-condition worked perfectly and so did the free WiFi, and the bed was comfortable. But – the door key was beyond weird (I know people have been complaining about this before). I had to ask for a new key twice, and had to give it at least five tries every time (my record was 47 pissed attempts).

When I booked the hotel I expected somewhat less of what I actually got, and I still think the pictures at TripAdvisor are not doing the hotel justice. It all looked new-ish and modern, and the location was in my eyes absolutely great. It took me five minutes to walk to the gate to Pikk street, where the old town starts. And because the old town in Tallinn is fairly small and compact, you can reach the hotel in about 15 minutes from anywhere in town.

The breakfast was included, and was just adequate – but nothing special. I had expected more from a 4* hotel… It was the basics that you expect from any hotel, but that was about it. And they should move the food tables to the middle of the room instead of the in the back. It would make the room seem more open and not so crowded all the time.

There is a RIMI store three minutes’ walk from the hotel, where you will also find an ATM. The store is well stocked with reasonable prices, so I chose to buy my other meals here (they also have warm dishes for sale). Ask the receptionist to show the quickest way on a map.

I arrived with bus to Tallinn, and a taxi to the hotel cost € 7.

I would absolutely stay here on another occasion.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room, and you might get upgraded =)
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TheSuitcase
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PK Hotels T, Front Office Manager at PK Ilmarine Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Dear TheSuitcase,

Warm greetings from PK Ilmarine Hotel!

We are glad to hear that you were satisfied with your stay and found a room clean and spacious. We are really sorry for the inconveniences the key system caused you!
As well very happy that the stay in our hotel exceeded your expectations!

Looking forward to welcome you back in future!

With kindest regards,
Merilin Kangro
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

Small but clean and comfortable room with nice en-suite.(basic option) Fast WiFi, TV was old with faulty screen but we weren't in Tallinn to watch little house on the prairie in Estonian... Extra pillows provided when asked.

Breakfast was a plentiful buffet in the morning with hot and cold options, much better than at many hotels we have stayed in. If you time it wrong in the morning it can be a little busy but they seemed to be constantly refreshing the buffet and the dining room is big enough to cope.

Reception staff were helpful when needed. on a couple of occasions our key card wouldn't swipe but they re-issued ones quickly.

5-10 mins walk to Fat Margaret Tower and entrance to Tallinn old town but far enough away to be quiet. Large supermarket with ATM close by and tram stop opposite.

I would stay here again if I was revisiting Tallinn with the same budget.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank UkSuzanne
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PK Hotels T, Front Office Manager at PK Ilmarine Hotel, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Dear UkSuzanne,

Warm greetings from PK Ilmarine hotel!

We would like to thank you for your feedback! Im glad to hear that you were satisfied with your stay and found breakfast and location good, as well reception staff helpful!

Looking forward to welcome you back in future!

With kindest regards,
Merilin Kangro
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LONDON
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51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

We booked this hotel off the back of the reviews on Tripadvisor & were disappointed, creaking bed, faulty electrics, the majority of the staff were cold & unhelpful, inability to refresh basic staples like bread for breakfast or to provide hot water for tea. We complained about lighting in bathroom & it was resolved for half a day, given this we did not bother to complain again. Would recommend to get down for breakfast early in hope that you might have a range of food to choose from. We have travelled widely in Europe & would rate this as one of the worst hotels we stayed in.

Room Tip: Don't bother with hotel
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GTO52
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PK Hotels T, Front Office Manager at PK Ilmarine Hotel, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Dear GTO52,

Thank you for the feedback!
We are really sorry to hear that our hotel didn´t met your expactations, as well for the lighting problem in the bathroom.

Although I hope you enjoyed your stay in Tallinn.

With kindest regards,
Merilin Kangro
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Tammisaari, Finland
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

I got a present card for this hotel. The location is very good. Ilmarine hotel is in a walking distance from the harbour and from Tallinn old town. There is no pool in the hotel but it takes 10-15 minutes to walk to Kalev Spa where you can swim. The staff is really friendly and helpful. Our room was not too big but it was perfectly clean and we had a bottle of champagne for free in the room when we arrived. The best thing about this hotel was the breakfast. It was served in a cosy dining room with nice chairs and a peaceful atmosphere.

Room Tip: It´s a good choise especially for a short stay in Tallinn.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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1 Thank NikiSofia
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PK Hotels T, Front Office Manager at PK Ilmarine Hotel, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Dear NikiSofia,

Thank you for staying in PK Ilmarine Hotel and for your comments!
We are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with the location and the breakfast! Also glad to know that you found our staff really friendly and helpful, I will share your comments with them.

Looking forward to welcome you back in future!

With kindest regards,
Merilin Kangro
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Finland
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

Booked via Trivago. Price for standard room was abt. 20 euros cheaper than with other agents. But it seems that we got a lower level of room because of that. At check-inn we were told that standard rooms were fully booked, but we shall get a better suite. Well, that suite was off-date, furniture worn, it seemed that the room has not been in use for a while, air-conditioning and refrigerator taken off, a quick cleaning just before we came. Strange thing with keys, got ones that did not work at all. After all stayed only one night, so we agreed to stay in that room.
The reception staff was otherwise very friendly. Location very good. Breakfast ok.

Room Tip: Check first if you go to suite.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travellersFinland
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Property: PK Ilmarine Hotel
Address: Pohja pst 21b, Tallinn 10414, Estonia (Formerly Domina Inn Ilmarine)
Region: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Romantic Hotel in Tallinn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — PK Ilmarine Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Treat yourself to a brilliant hotel experience in the heart of Tallinn. PK Ilmarine Hotel is a charming 105 rooms hotel, conveniently located near the historical UNESCO Heritage Old Town, in the culturally versatile seaside region of Tallinn. All rooms are equipped with safety-deposit box, satellite TV and telephone, bathroom with a bath or shower, hair dryer and air conditioning. You will appreciate the top-quality service of its restaurant Wiegand. Hotel additional facilities such as the on-site gym, the private parking and the full Wi-Fi coverage, will make Ilmarine everything you expect from a home away from home. No matter if you are travelling alone or with a group, on business or leisure, PK Ilmarine highly committed, friendly and attentive staff will grant you the most comfortable and enjoyable stay. ... more   less 
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Domina Inn Ilmarine Hotel Tallinn
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