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“A central hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Original Sokos Hotel Viru

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Original Sokos Hotel Viru
Ranked #26 of 82 Hotels in Tallinn
moss
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A central hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

We were 4 adults staying here for 4 days. A good hotel with the city center near by. Nice rooms and a very good breakfust. I can recommand this hotel!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Finland
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

We have stayed at this hotel several times in the last couple of years. The location just outside old town is very convenient for everything you might want to do. Ample breakfast of good quality comes with the price of the room. If you take a ferry to get there it's a ten minute walk from the port, but taxis are readily available too.

Room Tip: We usually book a superior room, worth the extra cost, but normal rooms are OK too.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

I stayed at the hotel with two kids. I was surprised to find out three beds for kids (one for baby). The room was really large and breakfast did it's job pretty well. It wasn't first time to stay at this hotel and for sure I will come back, leisure with kids or business trip. It goes both ways. Location couldn't be much better just next to old town and harbour.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012 via mobile

Large block of a building coveniently located between the old town and the docks. We upgraded our room at a cost of 20 euros a day. Not sure if it was worth it as it apparently gave us some extra space a setee but the telly was a grave disappointment. We never experienced the buffet breakfast but this was included in the price. The on site pub was expensive and in my opinion should be avoided as was the on site restaurant 'Amigos' also expensive 18 euro for a steak is just taking the mick. The hotel is attached to a shopping centre with a supermarket in the basement so stock up with the local beer on your way in and avoid those silly mini-bar prices. I enjoyed this hotel, there is a K.G.B. museum on one of the floors which can be visited at a reduced rate for guests.

Stayed April 2012
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Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

I stayed here for 4 nights around New Years Eve. The room was nice with a nice view from the 11.th flor One thing you should know is that it isn't possible to open the windows in the room, but it wasn't a problem as the room had a climate control. . The bathroom was a bit small
The breakfast was good and the bartenders at Cafe Amigo were nice and friendly, and very serviceminded!

I also visited the KGB-museum at the hotel and that was a great experience, as our guide Kedri A. was excellent. :-)
So I will come back again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

I was very impressed with this hotel.
The staff at reception was so friendly and helpful. We felt at ease at all times.
Bedroom staff changed sheets daily which was very nice. Breakfast was great with an excellent choice of foods, fries, cheeses, salads, and fish. Can't complain.
One gripe, I was charged for 2 glasses of tap water [€2.80] in the Bogart Karaoke Bar on the first night. ..When I enquired, the girl said .."That’s the rules" .so.. 'be warned'
Great location. 100 meters from the number 5 bus stop [to/from airport ..Cost €2].
I'll definitely visit again. S&F Dublin.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on 11th floor up and north facing for great views of the old town and the ferryport.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

Location is just perfect - right near the magnificent Old Town. Hotel is always crowded, but they have enough staff to deal with any of your inquiries. They have very nice bars and a couple of restaurants. Hotel is really huge, so you can almost get lost in some parts of the building. But rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable enough. Price is also very fair. Tallinn is quite a small town, so getting here from the airport by taxi won't take more when 10 minutes, ferry terminal is also quite close.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Viru

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
#21 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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