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Original Sokos Hotel Viru
Ranked #26 of 82 Hotels in Tallinn
Vienna, Austria
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“A good hotel for a small price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

We stayed here only for one night in November. The receptionist was really nice and even offered some gifts to the kids. I asked if it would be possible to have a late check out the next day and she said she would write it down and we should check next morning again. Next morning we checked and got a later check out with no extra fee.

Room itself was clean,modern and really spacious. It had even special shampoo for children.Breakfast was included in the room price and was quite big. There was something for everyone and it was an excellent start for the day.

Location was great, just 300 meters from the beginning of the old town. If you come with the ferry, they even have a free bus to transport you to the hotel. It runs every half an hour and as we just missed one, we decided to walk. You see it right away from the harbor and it takes about 30 minutes in a slow pace to walk there.

We were really happy and with the price we paid, we would come again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

Just back from Tallinn Estonia, stay at the Viru Hotel which was built in the 1970's by the Russians
It has 23 floors but only 22 open to the public the 23rd is now a museum as it was the offices of the local KGB. Its worth having a look at the out of date equipment even for the 70's/90's.
The hotel is clean and the staff on the front desk try their best, but the hotel is old and is starting to show its age, could do with a 21st century facelift. Breakfast is a back in time experience which you have to try But watch out for the scrabbled eggs and the porridge .
The hotel is situated in one of the best locations, just a short walk in to the old town.Tallinn is a lovely city with a lot to do and see with great coffee shops and cakes
Go and enjoy

Room Tip: Try and get a room on the front of the hotel for view of the city and the buildings light show
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Helsinki
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

Sokos hotel viru is a classic tallin place to stay!it has a awsome views to the city.the hotel it self is pretty old but i think they have renovated it in years couple of times so its not a biggie!service is fast n good with estonian hospitality. Rooms clean n with big windows! Breakfast is ok,but not the best.I would reccommend for small holiday trip in estonia.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

Good location next to public transport station, Tallinn old town and shopping areas, nice room, free wifi and speedy service. OK, admit that this hotel is not fancy, unique or in any way interesting, but you can always trust a certain class when visiting. Worth the money.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Raisio, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Everything just nice. Nothing to complain. The superior room for 4 person family (children 4 and 10).

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1. A small children room with Legos, building bricks, tv and small cars in the downstairs.
2. Ask the hotel's tour into KGB Museum (in English or Finnish).
3. Leave your outwear to the room when visiting Viru Keskus - the shopping mall in the same building.
4. And if taxi doesn't give you a receipt - you don't have to pay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Pori, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

This is classic hotel in Tallinn. Hotel building has 20 floors and looks great 60s style. Hotel interior is in good shape and owned by Finnish Sokos Hotel chain. We got standard room from 6th floor with no special views but I think that from 10th floor and upper the views are great. Our room was quite cozy,clean and nice : very good hotel standard. Bath was clean and elegant. Everything was in good condition. Beds were bad or at least the pads were too thin so I could feel the strings . Room was very quiet but first night the air conditioning bothered me before I succeed to close it.

Breakfast was good with many different choisses but I didn't like the dining room (it was actually served in Amarillo restaurant ) I think it is too stuffy and labyrinthine.

Service was effective but little distant .

Hotel location is very good for shopping and also to visit in Old Town. Hotel has direct entrance to Viru shopping center.

I would recommend this hotel in Tallinn.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Helsinki
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

When you try to remember Soviet time in Estonia, go to Valuuttabaari at Sokos Viru hotel, today owned by Finns. Bad service, but it must be the meaning. Still excellent view to sea, whom where at Soviet time free people came to Estonia and Soviet Union to meet locals.But not only meet, but sell things which were not available for Russians like jeans. Sad period, now a little better.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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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
#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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