Given the glowing reviews I was, well, maybe not disappointed exactly, but not quite as captivated as I was hoping. It is a beautiful old building and our room (no.3) was lovely with wooden beams stretching the whole length (this room is long and narrow with windows over both the front and the back), comfortable chairs and a chaise longue as well as a big double bed, a bathroom with a huge bath big enough for two (probably for three) and plentiful hot water. But there were niggles - a minibar with no glasses, only one small pillow each, a TV which received only Eurosport in German and one other channel which seemed to be mostly films and an occasional news broadcast in Finnish. They can't do much about the noise (they have double glazing), but the revellers in the street are disturbing and they go on long, long into the night. And it was hot - they provide a cold air blower but it isn't all that effective. And they do need to decide whether they're running a hotel or a restaurant that lets out rooms - reception is usually just the till of the pizza place and whoever happens to be there, which means that they deal with you not impolitely but fairly abruptly. It couldn't be better situated for wandering round the old town and we did enjoy ourselves, but not as much as we would have if we could have woken each day well rested and relaxed. The breakfast is very good, no complaints at all about that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Late Medieval architecture in one of the oldest houses in Tallinn together with first-class service and possibilities create a unique atmosphere which connects with the environment surrounding the hotel. When renovating the house we respected both the initial architecture and the strict national heritage protection requirements that ensure that both the location and design of the hotel rooms is as loyal to the original concept of the house as possible. In 1997 Tallinn Old Town was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list and that can be regarded as the highest international acknowledgement to any historic town! In addition to a usual lodging experience we offer you an exclusive luxurious boutique-type experience, deriving from the unique design of the hotel building and its medieval legacy. Since all the rooms are unique and different from each other, the visitors may choose the intimacy or luxury of their preferred environment. Our breakfast is made of self-made or farm-grown fresh high-quality ingredients that are not so easily, if at all, found in shops. Natural and fresh breakfast is a unique experience that lights up the whole day! On the lower storey of Hotel Cru you will find a cosy and highly regarded restaurant of the same name. Hotel guests enjoy 10% off all items on the restaurant menu. Dmitri Haljukov, the head chef of the restaurant Cru, represented Estonia in the chef olympics final Bocuse d'Or in Lyon 2015. CRU Hotel is a good choice for both - leisure and business trips! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Viru Tallinn
- Viru Hotel Tallinn