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Rixwell Old Town Hotel
Ranked #42 of 85 Hotels in Tallinn
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“Comfortable hotel in great location for sightseeing”
Reviewed 23 May 2013

I stayed here for two nights this week, and really enjoyed my stay. The location is great - right on the edge of Old Town, and within easy walking distance of all the main tourist sites. The lobby of the hotel is beautiful (seemingly recently renovated). The front desk staff is very competent and friendly. The room was a bit worn (the television seemed to be from the 1990's), but it was clean, comfortable and quiet. And, actually the traditional decor was nice as well.

The breakfast was so-so with most of the hot items served lukewarm (the scrambled eggs were literally cold both days), but the unlimited coffee was nice! I went to dinner at the attached restaurant one evening, and really liked it. The Russian dumplings were excellent, and the waitresses were very friendly.

All in all a great budget oriented hotel!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Rauma, Finland
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

We stayed here 2 nights and we really liked the hotel. It is a small, friendly hotel, where is easy to stay. Everything worked really well for us. The room was quite small, but clean and otherwise ok. Breakfast was good for a small hotel. There was everything you would need from breakfast.

Location of the hotel is very good, especially if you are travelling by ship. It is very near the harbour but still in old town. Also it is only few minutes walk to center. There is also nice restaurants near the hotel.

The hotel was perfect for our trip.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Saltsjo-Boo, Sweden
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

small, unbelievable bad odour.one side noisy the other side small rooms. Weak internet. would describe this more as a hostel than a hotel. On the plus side, excellent little restaurant. Try the chicken/vegetable on buckwheat for 10€.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Glasgow
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights, was suprised at how reasonable the cost was and what you got for your money! The first room we were given was absolutley tiny and there was an odd smell (smelt a bit liked blocked drains) but the staff were very helpful - they let us look around another few rooms and basically choose which one we wanted. They also booked us taxis and gave us small maps. Breakfast was included, and there was a good choice available. The hotel was clean, and in a great location. Everything is walkable and the whole place feels safe. Considering what we paid, I was amazed! Really good, would definately recommend.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 February 2013

Travelling this time alone I had booked a single room in this hotel. The room I got was extra small (maybe about 7-8 sq. meters) and smelled like somebody had smoked in it. Also the window was facing the busy road behind the hotel. That did not bother me, but the minimum size and the smell did.

I went back to reception and with 20 euro more I got upgraded to a superior room 408. This room was double and maybe about 12 sq. meters big. It had coffee/tea making facilities and a comfortable bed (two singles pushed together). The view from the window was nice, facing the old town. However, this room also seemed a bit outdated and kind of old fashioned. The two chairs in the room were dirty. The pillows are an absolute joke with the size of a child's pillow.
Shower was nice with good water pressure, and there were some shower products available. Toilette was small but clean. There is a possibility to use the sister hotel's sauna and spa for free. I did not try that so I can't comment on that one.

This hotel was very quiet travelling this time a year and I would think it is that in the summer too, because no pubs/restaurants in the absolute nearby. You could find a pub maybe in 150-200 meters from the hotel.

The reception staff was very correct, not over friendly but not unfriendly either.
Did not have the breakfast so can't comment on that.

Would I stay in this hotel again? Being a frequent traveller to Tallinn, I prefer to try different hotels. This by far isn't my favorite one, but considering the price-value combination it is not a bad choice either. In the same price category hotel group I prefer Park Inn hotel over this one, but Metropol hotel below this one.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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cirencester
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

my girlfriend booked this hotel i was a bit nervious as i am a hotel manager of a hotel in jersey channel islands and am fusy but i was so happy with the choice.A very good welcome by a nice guy and the rooms were fine had one with a balcony great.One problem is the wi fi does not work in the rooms which was a problem for me as i need it for work even though on hoilday .I left my bag in a taxi which i never got back but the guy on reception helped as much as he could.we ate in the restaurant for kunch before we left great food and a very nuce girl serving all in all a great stay just wish it was longer will be back.Also make use of the spa at the other hotel very good

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 December 2012 via mobile

Awesome location in the old town, clean rooms, good breakfast, the rooms are a bit small but definitely value for money.

Walking distance to everything you want to see in the old town/harbour. Close to train station and easy to find.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Property: Rixwell Old Town Hotel
Address: Lai 49, Tallinn 10133, Estonia (Formerly Meriton Old Town Hotel)
Region: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 85 Hotels in Tallinn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Rixwell Old Town Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rixwell Old Town Hotel in Tallinn is the only hotel in town, which is built into the original medieval city wall. The hotel's comfy 41 rooms offer an authentic taste of the Old Town at a reasonable price. This hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Tallinn Old Town's restaurant, museum and shopping district. Tallinn's famous Oleviste Church is located on the doorsteps of the hotel and the Town Hall Square is just a short walk away. ... more   less 
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Meriton Old Town Tallinn
Hotel Meriton Old Town

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