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Original Sokos Hotel Viru
Ranked #28 of 86 Hotels in Tallinn
Reviewed 25 May 2011

Decided to book this hotel by other trip advisor reviews . it was exactly as expected . big , centrally located , and staff were polite enough considering its size, one complaint though , we decided to have a meal in the Armidilo resturant which does mexican food and is in the hotel . my advice would be to make sure you ask for your starter before your main course , because we actually recieved the whole lot at the same time , I dont know if it was a language problem but i,ve never been anywhere that i,ve been given my starter and main together ,

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2011

If you are coming first time to Tallinn then this hotel is very good choice.
Hotel has many many floors and it is very lovely, sometimes even noisy as there are lots of groups and drunk Finnish guests. If you like shopping the location is perfect as the big mall and Kaubamaja are right next to it. You can go shopping without going outside! Breakfast is hectic as there are lots of people and lots of tables etc. The quality of food is okay. The service is good. Rooms are clean and comfortable and the beds are really nice to sleep. If you come with your own car you have to pay for the parking lot which is quite pricy. So: if you like shopping, great location and don't mind bit of hectic atmosphere then this is great choice. If you prefer silence don't come here.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 April 2011

The hotel is good in every aspect, except location for which it is excellent - right off the bus from the airport, near the central bus stop, and on the doorstep of the old city. It is in the same building with a shopping mall including a tourist information and a supermarket.
Rooms are large, quiet and clean, if a little short on amenities, and short on soul. We had a nice view of both old town and the bay. Breakfast is very good, lots of choice, some of it interesting.
overall - a very good and convenient place from which to tour Tallinn and Estonia

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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 February 2011

first visit to estonia and the hotel, my friends who are finnish have been here a few times before. not a bad hotel just a little tired looking in places .....the air con in our room didnt work ,and the bar in reception is lacking in staff... as on the day we were leaving the bar was well busy, and only one person serving drinks ...(mainly to the finnish) who are the main stayers here . the american diner is average food and above average prices ....but otherwise it filled a hole as i was starved !!. breakfast is ok but its like a cattle market if you leave it to late . i know it sound like im moaning but i would stay here again as it does what it says on the tin.......and its good on the wallet.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2011

This hotel is in an excellent location, right next to the shopping centre Viru keskus and one block away from the old town. We had a room on the 18th floor and the view was spectacular!

We stayed in a Viru class-room (the cheapest category) and the room was bright and spacious. The furnishing was a little worn, though. The walls were quite thin, so if you're unlucky it might be quite noisy. The air-conditioning/heating wasn't working properly, so it was quite hot in the room (although it was cold outside).

There is free wifi in the hotel, the hotel breakfast had a good selection.

It is a very big hotel, so even if the receptionists were friendly, you had the feeling that they say exactly the same thing to hundreds of other people (ie. not very personalized service...). Also the hotel seemed quite bureaucratic, so don't expect to check-in before 2 pm sharp. All in all, we did enjoy our stay very much!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 January 2011

Stayed there on numerous occasions
, always for weekends. Great location as across the street from old town entrance. You can walk through hotel to big upmarket shopping center and hotel has few bars, nightlcub and restaurants.

Rooms are in need of updating as furniture shows stains and scuffs. Also breakfast is one of the poorest i have seen in the long while! But if you are looking for hotel thats in fantastic location and dont mind eating out its a good pick.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 December 2010

Located in the heart of the city, it's a nice place to stay. The rooms are nice & spacious - remember to use the upgrade option though. The service @ coffee shop could be improved though. The bar @ ground floor isn't that great - but the overall location & comfortable feel of the place covers up for it.

Stayed: September 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Viru

Address: Viru vaeljak 4, Tallinn 10111, Estonia
Region: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Tallinn
#19 Family Hotel in Tallinn
#24 Luxury Hotel in Tallinn
Price Range: £76 - £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Viru 4*
Number of rooms: 423
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you haven’t been in the legendary Viru Hotel, you haven’t seen all of Tallinn. The first skyscraper and prominent landmark in Estonia offers breathtaking views of Tallinn Bay and Tallinn’s UNESCO protected medieval Old Town. The hotel has the widest range of room types, restaurants, entertainment facilities, relaxation services and the “must see” KGB museum all under the same roof. Original Sokos Hotel Viru provides direct access to the Viru Centre shopping mall and is close to theatres and popular cultural centres. ... more   less 
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