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Original Sokos Hotel Viru
Ranked #26 of 83 Hotels in Tallinn
Helsinki, Finland
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22 reviews
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“Great location hotel in Estonia”
Reviewed 17 November 2011

Great location hotel in Estonia.
In city centre, very near to old town. All public transportation nerby.
Clean rooms, basic bathroom. Good breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review, 6 January 2012
Dear Lappari,
Thank You for Your kind feedback!
We are looking forward to welcome You again in our hotel!
Sincerely Yours
Anu
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Vesilahti
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

I stayed at Viru with a friend and we were all and all happy with the place. Location is excellent and the service was very friendly and flexible. Our room was clean and spacious and the beds comfortable . The breakfast was good, no surprises to either direction there. The hotel has a free Wi-Fi-connection.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review, 6 January 2012
Dear Kataonn,
Thank You for Your kind words to our hotel and our personnel! It encourages us to try even harder.
Sincerely Yours
Anu
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finland
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

It is the best hotel in Tallinn if you want make a visit to Estonia Theatre and see their
operas. You are living near the theatre and it is a short way to go to theatre. I can recommed
their programmes. The hotel is the first hotel in Tallinn which was built for foreigners during
Soviet Union time. There is now an interesting museum (KGB, secret police) in this hotel,
as a memory from the occupation period. The breakfast is good and the staff is helpful.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Thank kissanpentu
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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review, 6 January 2012
Dear Kissanpentu,
Thank You for Your kind and encouraging words! We are also the supporter of Estonian National Opera in addition to be their neighbor – we are proud to have their visiting performers also as our customers.
Welcome back and please contact our sales to have more information about our opera-packages!
Sincerely Yours
Anu
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2011

We've been in this hotel twice and it is a great location just outside the old town. The views are fantastic, but ask for a view over the bay and above the 10th floor to get the best rooms. The breakfast is nice and staff are friendly. This is certainly a very good 4 star hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review, 6 January 2012
Dear PeterL,
Thank You so much – we are happy to have You as our loyal customer!
Our hotel stand in Tallinn as a landmark and we hope to have a possibility to welcome You much more times in our hotel!
Welcome back!
Sincerely Yours
Anu
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Sammamish, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2011

With a great location, very near to the historic center of Tallinn, this is an excellent option to the savy traveler that does not require a lot of luxory, but rather a clean place with a confortable bed and clean bathroom. The selfservice breakfast buffet was good but no in table service for personalized attention. Internet was available, although wireless quality some times were less that desirable.

Location is the besta ttribute of this hotel, walking distance for the old town, business center, shopping areas and to the port, where you can take the ferrys to other Baltic/Nordic countries.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Lmadrid
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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review, 6 January 2012
Dear Lmadrid,
Thank You for You kind feedback!
We try hard to keep our good reputation and we are pleased that so experienced traveler has such a supportive opinion. We are working on the issues You mentioned as areas should be enhanced.
We hope to see You back in our hotel soon!
Sincerely Yours
Anu
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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2011

Sokos Hotels being the most trusted hotel brand in Finland, Sokos Hotel Viru is the key representative in Estonia of that chain.
The hotel itself it very Soviet kind outdated but there are hundread or so renovated rooms on the upper level. Called superior/business with good view of the sea, flat screen tvs, wlan etc.
There is a KGB museum on the roof where ppl can actually see in what conditions the Soviets where spying Finns during the cold era. It's very cool.
This hotel was already in the Soviet hotel guide in the 60s with a picture even though it was still being built. The picture looks very real. Very good drawers were those Russians indeed.
The hotel holds more than 500 rooms but the breakfast room is huge so don't worry. Youll get your bacon and omelette.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank finsammy
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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review, 6 January 2012
Dear finsammy,
Thank You for Your kind words!
You’re right – our hotel really is the legendary one. Knowing and honoring our past means, that we try to keep the high level services with modern facilities. Without KGB it is much easier
You are very welcomed back!
Sincerely Yours
Anu
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Oslo, Norway
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Good business hotel very close to Old Town.
Nice room with fantastic view of the Baltic sea.
English spoken excellently by staff.
Got a good price too.

There is a KGB museum on 23d floor!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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1 Thank PogoMan
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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review, 6 January 2012
Dear PogoMan,
Thank You for Your encouraging words! All the details You mentioned mean lot to us – the feeling to make our clients feel good is the reason we are working here.
We warmly welcome You back to Tallinn and to our hotel!
Sincerely Yours
Anu
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Property: 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:
#9 Spa Hotel in Tallinn
#19 Family Hotel in Tallinn
#22 Luxury Hotel in Tallinn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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