We stayed here for 2 nights due to an enforced extended stopover in Tallinn because of illness (let's face it there are worse cities to be stranded in). We had previously stayed at The Bern on the other side of town and would have preferred to remain there but they were full for the extra 2 nights we needed.
The Baltic Imperial is certainly striking to look at and we had a nice big room. We asked for a quiet room and supposedly this is what we were given but it's hard to see how any of the rooms at this hotel could escape the noise of traffic. In fairness we're not talking major traffic arteries here but the cobbled streets outside do accentuate the noise made by cars.
Secondly the wifi was poor and seemed to disappear entirely about 10 pm.
Breakfast, about which many reviewers have raved, was not to my taste but the coffee was good. The staff were helpful but not over friendly (judged against The Bern certainly).
I may have misread this but many of the staff and other guests sounded Russian, which is perhaps not surprising given the hotel's name.
Probably my overall rating should be somewhere between average and good but the system does not appear to allow that.
Last, but not least, I thought the cost of two nights accommodation and breakfast was high but I suppose it was August. I think there are probably better options if you have the luxury of shopping around which we didn't. On the plus side, drinks seemed reasonably priced.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel building is from 1877. It was erected against the city wall which is a late phenomenon in historical tradition. In the contemporary organization of the city it was strategically important from the perspective of protecting the city to leave a free space between the city wall and the buildings. The first data about the dwellings being built against the city wall states 17th century when the city wall started to lose its strategic importance over the bastions. No extensive reconstruction has been done in the building, but throughout times an attempt has been made to preserve everything historically valuable. On the second half of the 19th century, the building was owned by family von Stackelbergs. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, HotelsClick, Ebookers, 5viajes2012 S.L., getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hotel Imperial reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Baltic Hotel Tallinn