There is a lot of positives about the Imperial Baltic. The desk and cleaning staff were great. I loved the location. Breakfast was fine. The room was good in terms of space, fridge, television, goodish shower. The main let down was the lack of internet. Yes, the hotel had wifi but it did not reach all the rooms -- including ours (210).
The front desk staff were great. Very bubbly and friendly and also very helpful. Full marks. The room was cleaned on time and it was a good job. However, we had two of the smallest beds you could imagine. It reminded me of being in a student dorm in the 1960s. The room was excessively warm and the only way of dealing with this was to open the window (but that wasn't too bad).
The location was good if you were looking for a base in the old town (we were). And then it is only a 15 minute walk to the `new' town anyway. We liked being able to get to anywhere in the old town easily.
Breakfast was okay. Not your bacon and eggs style but there were things to eat. The breakfast room was positively medieval (in the best and literal sense) but the staff we all Po-faced. Little warmth.
One of the reasons we picked the hotel was access to internet. Thus we were disappointed to find that the only way we could access it was by going downstairs to a very public area. We wanted to use skype and didn't want people to hear our conversation. We did complain. They did offer us another room (but with a bed that was a really small double -- so no good for us). We just wanted what was advertised -- wifi in each room. The hotel was full so no possibility of a room change.
I would go back but would want to establish in advance that the room could actually pick up internet.
- 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