Other reviewers hit it spot on. Rooms are smaller than tiny & management is not terribly responsive. Location good, wifi in lobby fast - but only one terminal. Hotel is new & clean. Breakfast buffet worst of any we had in 30 days of travel in Russia & the Baltics. We arrived 30 minutes after opening - some items were depleted & staff wouldn't refill even after we asked - and there was still 2 hours left for breakfast time!
If you're a 21 year old backpacker then this hotel is heaven. If you're a mature traveler it is torture.
We booked a superior (larger) room & was shown a 4th floor double others have described - undersized (about 26 inches)twin beds (not a double) pushed against the wall with a sloping ceiling that meant we had to duck as we walked around the room. The inside sleeper had to climb over the other to get in/out of bed. Again, if your'e 21 great fun, if , on the other hand you're a mature adult, and the inside sleeper & need to get up during the night to urinate, then you wake the outside sleeper. The room was so small that we could not both open our carry-ons and still walk around the bed. The room was stifling - one tiny window that overlooked a construction zone.
Manager then showed us a family room in the basement which we took. BIG MISTAKE - we should have opened the window first. The lone small window faced the outside rim road & you might as well have been center city during rush hour - traffic lasted all thru the night. Of course, closing the window stopped the traffic noise, but then there was no air.
For about 10 Euros more a night we moved to the 4 star Taanilinna - heaven!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Meriton Old Town Tallinn
- Hotel Meriton Old Town