We decided to take advantage of the lower prices in Tallin compared with Sweden and Finland and to stay in a somewhat more luxurious hotel. The Baltic Hotel Imperial did not disappoint. Our room was spacious and nicely furnished, and the large, modern bathroom featured a huge bathtub. Breakfast offered the usual spread of food, but served in more pleasant surroundings than usual: a comfortable and spacious room of the hotel restaurant.
The hotel is located along the old city walls (in fact, the wall ran down one side of the corridor leading to our room) at the foot of the Toompea, making it convenient for tromping around to the sights. It did prove to be a somewhat longer walk from the ferry docks than we had expected, and I would advise taking a taxi if you're not feeling up to a brisk walk with your bags. If you do walk with luggage, don't go through the old town and its confusing maze of cobbled streets -- make your way around outside the walls where you can stay on modern paving!
- 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