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“excellent hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Imperial
Ranked #27 of 82 Hotels in Tallinn
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“excellent hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

this was our first trip to tallinn so didn,t know what to expect.However on arrival we were treated warmly and our luggage was taken to our room.The room itself was smaller than we expected but it was very clean and bathroom was very good.On our second day renovation work began on the outside and the windows were sealed with industrial plastic sheeting.When we told reception that we couldn,t possibly stay in that room,within 10mts we were given a large suite and an apology which we thought was brilliant.All in all we found this an excellent hotel and the staff we dealt with were all very pleasant and friendly.A word of warning concerning breakfast,if you like bacon,sausage egg etc get down early as these dishes are not replenished,so it,s a matter of first there.Another pleasant surprise was when I paid the bill and their account tallied exactly with mine,so smiles all round.Although i was slightly disappointed with Tallinn itself [way way too touristry] I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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  • Cleanliness
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Latina, Italy
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56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

I stayed in classic double room during 3rd week of last August. Everything was fine as usual.
I asked a silent room and they assigned a good one with view to the internal courtyard.
It is second time I chose this hotel -last time I stayed during Xmas holidays- mainly for its central position and also for the good facilities. Nunne street is in Old Town but near to wall gate so that you can enjoy comfort of Old Town location together with practical position next to the main street connection (taxi spend very few minutes to arrive in front of hotel and take you). Raekoja main square is 5 min by foot just round the corner. Breakfast is quite rich and served in a cute medioeval room. Persons at reception are professional and very helpful.
A small "minus" could be the size of the classic rooms (especially bathroom) and the fact that double bed is done by two single beds attached which is not as romantic as it could be.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Luckytorino1975
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Warsaw
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

Nice hotel with spacious rooms and excellent service. Placed In 3 minutes walk from the city center. The hotel also has a wonderful cheese restaurant and good pub. Will definitely return to Estonia next year and will stay only at this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dolecki
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

Great gem in Tallinn, brilliant location away from tourists but near to the centre.
No corporate rubbish in this hotel, just good old fashioned comfort cleanliness and service.
Superb value, breakfast was really good and double rooms very comfortable .
Good bar and nice place to have a beer outside.
Will be returning soon.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gdpuk
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Vienna, Austria
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

First, the good stuff. The Imperial is excellently located on the fringe of Tallinn's beautiful Old Town, near the train station. The price is affordable, the facilities clean. The stone-brick hallways have a certain medieval charm.

Now the neutral. If you are Russian, you will feel right at home here. The hotel's satellite TV offers about 60 channels, all but twelve of them in Russian (and only one English station, BBC World, although the handful of Finnish and Estonian channels sometimes run English-language shows with subtitles).

Breakfast caters to Russian tastes: kasha; fatty sausage; thin watered-down yogurt; the kind of cold, semi-stale bread that seven decades of Soviet centralized production and haphazard distribution accustomed Russian tastes to. Other hotels in the same price range offer bread baked in-house and Estonian-Scandinavian fare such as muesli or herring in mustard or tomato sauce, which is completely lacking here in favor of Russian-style fish. The furniture looks like it was picked up from a Soviet fire sale: The beds, chairs and tables are precisely the cheap wooden, overly plush but saggy things I used to find in Soviet hotels.

Which is understandable: Every staff member I have dealt with so far, every last one, has been Russian. Having lived and travelled in Russia, and being comfortable speaking Russian, none of this bothered me. But any non-Russian contemplating a visit should be aware.

Finally, the bad. The claim of "air conditioning in every room" is pure false advertising. The rooms have no A/C whatsoever, which can be a problem in August. The hotel is on a busy corner. If you are there during tourist season, be ready to be awakened at 4 a.m. by drunken, foul-mouthed Brits weaving their way out of the bars and clubs. Boisterous street performers start early in a nearby square, and delivery trucks serving local bakeries and cafes thunder over the cobbles from 5 a.m. onward.

Overall, not a bad experience. But for the same price, I can get a bigger, quieter, better furnished room with warm, soft bread for breakfast at the Radisson Park Inn or Kalev Spa.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Dean M
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Cheshire
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

Tallin is spectacular.We went in March for 4 days when it was minus 6 degrees, two weeks before it had been -23 degrees...... so we were well prepared with thermal,hats gloves and boots. !!! It was snowy and crisp and cold and gorgeous. The Hotel Baltic Imperial was OK. The location was great, within walking distance of everything. Not very impressed with the hotel overall. Buffet breakfast was OK, unusual !!! The hotel was lovely and warm but the staff were cold and not over enthusiastic. Our room was clean but it was like sleeping in a small cupboard. It was like a connecting corridor between two rooms narrow with a door at either end and the beds were placed foot to foot under a window, thats way best way to describe it. Not very impressed but loved Tallin.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank family4cheshire
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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

We stayed at the Baltic Imperial for one night on our way back to Sweden. The hotel was ideally located in the Old Town. The rooms were very clean, the bed was comfortable, the breakfast was great, and the price was affordable. I recommend a stay there.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank geebee1950
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Additional Information about Hotel Imperial

Property: 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:
#10 Spa Hotel in Tallinn
#14 Family Hotel in Tallinn
#16 Romantic Hotel in Tallinn
#22 Luxury Hotel in Tallinn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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