I tried the Tallink for a change after being unhappy with the decline at the former Reval chain (were I used to stay for Tallinn business trips) following their takeover by Radisson.
It's a similar formula here - straightforward, clean rooms at a good price with excellent free wifi throughout the hotel.
Check-in and check-out staff were efficient and the breakfast buffet is not bad.
Just a couple of minor gripes: I personally don't like permanent air conditioning, particularly when the temperature is already around freezing. As well as being uncomfortable it strikes me as a total waste of money and energy in winter and does a lot more environmental damage than the infamous cleaning of your towels.
The Tallink's aircon system is oppressive. I realise lots of people love aircon but it made me wake up with a bunged up nose and sore throat - adjusting the controls in the room seemed to make little difference and sadly the windows are sealed shut so there is no escape.
The other problem was with soundproofing between the rooms. External noise was no problem, but a gap around the radiators meant I could hear everything being said/shouted by the Finnish teenager in the next room during her interminable Skype conversations with her boyfriend. I was thankful I don't speak Finnish otherwise I am sure I would have been force to endure the full details of their no doubt delightful relationship. I was staying in a standard room so it might be worth considering one of the more expensive options next time.
Having said that, location is good particularly if you are in Tallinn for business rather than pleasure. Best of all the excellent Tallink wifi bus stops directly outside the hotel so you can hop aboard and be in Tartu or Riga very quickly, cheaply and comfortably.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tallink City Hotel is located in the heart of Tallinn and is the perfect place to stay for business travelers and city tourists. Our beautiful rooms offer all the comforts you would expect and our helpful staff do their best to make your stay memorable. In addition you can treat yourself at our beauty center Hera, wake yourself up in the morning sauna and enjoy great flavors at restaurant City. And on Fridays and Saturdays you can show off your dance moves at our own nightclub Cellar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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