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“Ok but with a few issues”
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Hotel Imperial
Ranked #26 of 86 Hotels in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 August 2011

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.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2011

We have just returned from Tallinn. The Baltic Imperial was brilliant. Its location at the edge of the old town meant we could walk everywhere there, but were also handy for buses and the railway station for Rocco al Mare etc. Breakfast was excellent with a good choice of cold dishes - the smoked salmon was beautiful and plentiful. Evening meals were reasonable, certainly by Tallinn standards; the old town is pricy ( London prices plus). Staff were friendly and helpful. The room was fine but did get hot at night but it was midsummer.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Larry194710
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

Nice little hotel almost at the heart of the Tallin's old town. Room was bit small but suitable for one night staying. Breakfast was fabulous. Quite big minus was the shower stall, because it was so small. Because of it my overall review dropps to very good.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Thank Roitravellers
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

Everything about this hotel exceeded our expectations. Staff were helpful - we were offered an upgrade without hesitation when adjoining rooms as requested could not be provided. The Presidential Suite was simply elegant, roomy and spectacular. Kids said cots felt like super comfortable beds - and 14 yr old is adult sized. We ate at the Pub twice and had beautifully presented meals that were delicious. The hotel adjoins the City wall and also an awesome park perfect for strolling. Estonia is still a reasonable priced vacation destination. Highly recommend for a romantic getaway. However, kids ages 14 & 11 both asked to stay at the Imperial again next time we visit.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

This little hotel had a great location in the old town, a lot of atmosphere and lovely room. As someone noted before however no air conditioning and leaving the window open meant a very bright light from the school next door and early child noises as well. Breakfast was great as was lunch. Service at dinner was poor. In fact, we finally left when the waiter couldn't be convinced to at least give us a menu. The desk staff were friendly and helpful when asked.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 July 2011

The staff was very kind and accommodating. My room was lovely, it was nicely decorated, clean and spacious. I used the laundry service, which was quick and efficient. The food was great! Lastly, the location was perfect!! Located in old town, adjacent to a wonderful bakery. walking distance from anything and everything you need (Supermarket, Shopping mall etc..located just outside old town walls) I will be back!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled solo
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Thank diana-anna
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Reviewed 5 July 2011

Lovely hotel, friendly staff. But no aircon. Getting dressed made us sweatmore than an hour in sauna. Refriderator did not work. So staying inside was hot. We paid full prize for minibar anyway. Breakfast was not so good. Pancakes tasted flour. But the location is good and it was very beautiful and romantic inside. Some noise from the street and from birds (actually) walking on the metalroof just outside the window.( I thougt thiefs were on their way in). Would not go back in summertime, maybe in autumn or winter!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Imperial

Address: Nunne 14, Tallinn 10133, Estonia (Formerly Baltic Hotel Imperial)
Region: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Tallinn
#14 Family Hotel in Tallinn
#16 Romantic Hotel in Tallinn
#22 Luxury Hotel in Tallinn
Price Range: £58 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Imperial 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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 
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Also Known As:
Baltic Hotel Tallinn

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