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Baltic Hotel Vana Wiru
Ranked #46 of 86 Hotels in Tallinn
Reviewed 14 April 2013

This hotel was advertised online as a four star hotel and even has the honour of wining trip advisor awards. However, my experience was really not anywhere near what either of these suggest the standard is here.

We checked in to a very tired looking room that looked as though it hadn't seen a lick of paint since 1999. The wardrobe had no doors on it, the bedside tables were chipped, the curtains drab, and the overal feel was just cheap.

After an initial glance in, we also noticed that the room was actually very dirty. The sofa (an awful beigy brown colour) had obviously had things spilt on it years before and the carpet was just thick with dust. The worst offender, by far, though was the bathroom. It was horrible. The sink splashback was covered with splashes of what looks like blood (see picture) and the toiletries were covered in a layer of dust. I was actually quite ill in my time in Tallinn (stomach bug) and who knows whether it was something I ate or the filth of this room. On the second day the maids came and I had to point out the splashes for them to clean it up. However, after watching them from the sofa, they did hardly any clean of the room.

After a great trip around scandinavia and eastern Europe, this hotel was a real let down. I would not stay here again due to the absolute state the room was in. One of the worst I have ever stayed in.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alberto P
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

This hotel being just inside the walls is in an excellent location for getting around the `Old Town'. Rooms were clean and warm although not big they were adequate. The breakfast was good and we liked the hotel's `pub' where we enjoyed and drink on several occasions. The staff were really helpful. The price was very good also.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Cheshiretourist2
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Location is so nice. The hotel is renovated 2002 and you can see that.
Room was quite hot in July 2012 and also quite noisy.
There was no WIFI except in the lobby.
Free internet was wired only and some times you dont have cables with you....
Check in and check out was like skiing in sand:)
Taxi driver did not first find way to hotel:(

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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Thank 123eki
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

We enjoyed our stay in that hotel - although only for 1 night. Why 1 night? We spent time in Helsinki and went on the Tallink ferry to Estonia (Tallinn) for overnight stay and then went back. After our stay experience, we would like to come back - definitely to that same hotel - for everything - the list is endless! Excellent breakfast, very friendly reception services, bedroom with en suite so superb as well as just inside the old town. The square is about less than 5 mins away and the city wall walk is just a stone away! Strongly recommended!

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

The service was good, the breakfast was very good with a good choice of food.
This hotel has a direct access to a pub where it's possible to eat. It's located directly in the old town and it has its own parking place.
The only problem has been the privacy in the room. We could listen all the noises from the other rooms on both sides. If people were watching TV, talking or even snoring or farting we could listen everything. And we supposed they could listen us too.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank DavKir01
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

I spent two nights there with my wife in August 2012.
Baltic Hotel Vana Wiru is a very nice hotel, with a great advatage with respect to others: it offers a great quality/price ratio for an hotel right into Tallinn old town!

Pros:
- Position --> unbelievable
- Quality/price, especially if you buy an offer
- Breakfast is very good with great variety of food
- Rooms are tidy and clean and very large
- Staff: really helpful

Cons:
- Yes, everything has at least a "Cons"... In this case, due to the fact that it lies inside the old town, the hotel noisy at night (or at least my room was).

I suggest this hotel to everyone who's willing to spend a quick vacation in Tallinn. I guess it might be good also for business purposes even if there might be a better choice for that... It always depends on budget...

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Baltic Hotel Vana Wiru

Address: Viru 11, Tallinn 10140, Estonia
Region: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Luxury Hotel in Tallinn
Price Range: £49 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Baltic Hotel Vana Wiru 4*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Baltic Hotel Vana Wiru is a stylish and cosy hotel. The hotel offers professional service to its guest at the excellent location in the old town of Tallinn. The building dates back to the 1950s. Renovated and converted into a hotel in 2002. Our hotel has 82 rooms, a spacious lobby/lobby bar, restaurant Complemento, Vana Wiru Pub, conference facility, meeting room, Turkish and Finnish saunas, luggage room and private parking. The hotel also provides free Wi-Fi in the entire property and is free of charge. ... more   less 
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