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Kalev Spa Hotel & Waterpark
Ranked #20 of 86 Hotels in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 July 2013

In July visited Tallinn and stayed at KalevSpa hotel & Water park. Breakfast is quite normal, nothing special, two stars from five, only good point was there was tv open with children program, cartoons etc going on. Hotel is old, and it can be seen almost everywhere. Stuff is quite polite and helpful, but something from Soviet times is remaining. Children likes the water park in the hotel.

Room Tip: If you can choose room, avoid 3rd floor, there is restaurant opening in evenings. And breakfast room...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

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1. location close to city centre and shop
2. aqua park and olimpic swimming pool
3. close to marina and Tallink terminal

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1. small and dark rooms (especially on the 1st floor)
2. swimming pool heavily occupied by swimming school
3. poor breakfasts

Room Tip: Do not take rooms on the 1st floor. They are dark.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Valhalior
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

We had read the reviews of the Kalev Spa Hotel, so came into it expecting not so nice service, but clean and serviceable rooms and heaps of fun at the water park. The reality was:
- Rooms were very clean and the wall pull-down beds for the kids were super fun for them, and great use of space.
- Water park was great fun - we probably spent 6 hours at the park in total - 2 hours on the first day after sightseeing, and 4 hours on the second day when it was raining in the afternoon, we just played in the water park. The 3 waterslides were great fun for our kids, ages 9 and 6, and all of the adults had fun in the swimming pool, different whirlpools, and joining the kids on the slides.
- The service was great - very helpful in providing maps, help with taxi reservations, and Jannus was extremely thoughtful and considerate, providing us with packed food since we had to leave to catch a train before breakfast service - how extremely nice! When we return to Tallinn, we will certainly be staying here again. Thank you, Jannus!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

+ location
+ price
+ clean
+ free use of waterpark

- small, worn out rooms
- poor breakfast
- somewhat unfriendly receptionist

So I would recommend this hotel to someone who likes to have a clean bed for a night or two. For some more personality - choose another hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms in the 5th floor are all more expensive. I would not pay the extra, I would go to Tallink Spa...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

Our family spent 2 lovely days in this hotel. The kids enjoyed the waterslides of the spa and the pools as well. The location of this hotel is ideal; just a 10 minute walk to the passenger harbour and to the old city.
I had read that the breakfast includes cardboard of different sorts. Well this is not true. The breakfast buffet was just your typical hotel food with nice warm bread straight from the oven and toast + rye bread. Kids loved their yoghurt with cereal and the cinnamon rolls were as good with coffee. On the hot side you could choose between boiled or scrambled eggs, meatballs and veggies; even potatoes were served. All in all a very nice breakfast.
We had a family room on the second floor facing the Kanuti street. Quite busy during the night and a bit noisy, but once I shut the window, it was ok. I would prefer a room on the quieter side next time, or maybe couple of floors up.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Highlights of this hotel: convenient location on the edge of the old town, walking distance from the harbor, and a large waterpark in the same building (good but pretty crowded).
Advice: don't go there if you have no interest in the waterpark, because there are lots of other hotels in the old town for a better price.
The room was not very good or practical, bed could only be accessed from one side and the bath gets flooded easily. Heating can't be controlled. There was a towel heater though, that's nice. Bathrobes are provided.
Breakfast: buffet with enough selection, cold & warm, almost no sweets.
In the waterpark: officially rules are strict (booklet in the room), but actually I saw lots of women with long hair not wearing caps, and men wearing shorts. So no problem to get in, just bring a towel from the room and your own flip flops. There is a 50 m pool, a smaller 25 m one, 3 slides, 1 kids' pool, several bubble baths/hot tubs and a few saunas (some could be rented from groups). Unfortunately it's quite crowded, it's not like only hotel guests go there. I went at various times and half the lanes of the pools were always reserved for some swimming club, the others not only used by swimmers. So, good place if you have kids or want some water fun, but not if you are looking for a relaxing spa holiday.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank so_voyage49
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

We stayed here for only one night. Our room was spacious and clean. The private saunas were just across the halway from us which 'caused a little noise to our room but after 22:00 it was quiet. The best thing about this hotel was the location for us. Next to the old town and short walking trip to the harbour. The pools were very busy and full of people. It wasn't so comfortable trying to do long distance swim. If you're looking for calm spa typed place this definetely isn't that kind of hotel. The breakfast is very basic (coffee/tea, porridge, toast, some sweet cakes, sausages and scrambbled eggs). All in all, this is a hotel for people that appriciate the location and aren't looking for any luxus. So perfect for a budget traveller like me :)

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kalev Spa Hotel & Waterpark

Address: Aia 18, Tallinn 10111, Estonia
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Region: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Tallinn
#18 Luxury Hotel in Tallinn
#23 Romantic Hotel in Tallinn
Price Range: £46 - £145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kalev Spa Hotel & Waterpark 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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