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“Nice hotel, good location, no better than 3 star”
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Hotel Bern
Ranked #25 of 83 Hotels in Tallinn
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Calgary, Canada
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“Nice hotel, good location, no better than 3 star”
Reviewed 8 August 2011

We stayed here for two nights in June 2011.
It isn't a Hilton or a Radisson and doesn't pretend to be. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful.
Our room was large and clean even if the furnishings were a little dated.
Breakfast was included; it was simple but plentiful.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Jenks, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2011

The exterior is attractive and modern for a nice small European hotel. The lobby is very nice. THE STAFF ARE GREAT. A particular THANK YOU to Sven Liiv who helped us multiple times and is very friendly and knowledgeable. All the staff were terrific. The elevator is the best I have ever seen in a small hotel.The breakfast is fine, better then most small hotels. The room is standard size for a EU hotel, fairly basic but very functional. The shower room design works remarkably well and the bathroom air venting is fantastic. This is the only bathroom of that design I have ever seen that work well and is not a issue at all. THE AIR CONDITIONING saved our trip, we were there in July and it actually works (rare for EU hotels) The only complaint would be the coffee is not to our taste, however the McDonald's that is five minutes away solved that. The location could not be better - we would NOT want to be inside the city wall - to busy and crowded during the day. The grocery store across the street is fantastic, everything you need at reasonable prices. The one improvement I would suggest for the hotel would be get rid of the mini bar (does anyone really ever use those??) and leave the fridge for the guest use. Maybe giving a option of mini bar or fridge would suit all. Next Tallinn trip we will definitely stay there again. Tallinn is so much more interesting then Helsinki hands down. Try EstAdventures tours for a very inexpensive and fun day.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Aberlour
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2011

We stayed in the top floor of this little hotel which is on the edge of the old town quarter of Tallinn and a quick walk from the centre of the old town.

The double room was not huge,but it was very quiet,modern,comfortable and very clean.
We were overlooking the small hotel carpark/courtyard with the picture window that allowed us a partial view of the rooftops of the centre of the old town area.

We had a modern shower/wetroom with complimentary bathrobes and slippers with a flatscreen T.V,full airconditioning and minibar facility but no tea/coffee making facilities or minisafe.

Breakfast was a very Scandanavian affair and was absolutely wonderful with several bowls of the most wonderful yoghurt to eat alongside the granola cereal,dried fruits,fresh melon,grapefruit and orange slices.

There were platters of sliced cheeses and cold meats and salamis for our continental cousins plus the most wonderful sliced salmon and herring which I tried with rye bread.

There was a toaster for sliced white and baguette bread as well as croissants and pastries plus homemade jams.

Some teas were available but no English Breakfast tea,instead there was Earl Gray alongside fruit teas,which you put in a cup and added hot water from the flask provided at the buffet table.
Likewise the coffee was a help yourself arrangement from a large flask dispenser at the buffet table.
There were jugs of apple or orange juice from which you helped yourself from at the buffet table.

The best thing about this hotel were the young friendly helpful staff who were just fantastic by giving us helpful hints about how to get from A to B.
We were given super directions about how to travel to Tartu, which we did on our last day of our holiday.
Tartu is a university town some 2 hours away by bus and is similar to Tallin but without the overcrowded tourist traps,Irish themed pubs and stripclubs!
Lot's of beautiful green spaces and well worth a visit.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2011

Just outside the main busy streets. Quiet at night
The hotel regards the ground floor as being the first floor- our room was on the second floor i.e. one floor up
The room was of a good three star standard not a four star.
The shower arrangement was a poorly designed wet room ( although it worked) which meant water all over and a daily towel change was necessary. A luxury was the bathrobes & slippers provided.
It would have been easier with a safe in the room but articles could be left in the safe at reception.
The air conditioning unit was efficient & necessary.
The breakfast buffet was very good with a good selection of meats,cheeses,cereals, fruit & scrambled egg & a sausage dish.
The reception staff were very pleasant & helpful and good english speakers
Be careful with taxis ordered by reception. One during the stay was good but on leaving for the airport the one called was twice the price we paid on arrival

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2011

I had a brilliant stay at Hotel Bern, the breakfast was hot, the rooms were clean, and the staff helpful. The location was great, the hotel is situated between old town and the new town and everything that you want is in walking distance.

The staff were very helpful in suggesting different tours, assisting in making bookings. I'm usually a very independent traveller however having the staff help out was just fabulous. The wifi was good to use, they had no problem storing our luggage when we arrived early. I would definitely stay here again.

Tip: There's a decent place to drop off your laundry one road in towards old town. If you go through the carpark opposite the hotel to the next street, turn left, it's along there on the side of the street closest to old town. I think the street is Uus. They charge per kilo and you can collect the next day.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2011

While not being in the smartest of streets ths hotel is still in a great location, very easy to find from the mere pst where the airport bus drops off,"less than a five minute walk". Two minutes from viru the cobbled street that is the start of the old town and leads you to the main square which is about a leisurely ten minute walk away. If you turn the opposite way when leaving the hotel and walk through the car park accross the road you can also find another route to the old town and also this sets you on your way towards the harbour. Its location is the best feature of the hotel but it also has very welcoming and polite and helpful staff in all departments,and the breakfast is adequate to start the day with. The rooms are basic but comfortable and the only minuses are the lack of wardrobe space and the wet room/toilet that just gets too wet after a shower and you end up having to mop the floor.,If you are not looking for anything too fancy and want a pleasant hotel in a great location at a reasonable price then i would recommend the hotel bern. And if you like indian food there is a great indian restaurant called Chakra nearby.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Kidderminster, Worcestershire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2011

We stayed at the Hotel Bern for 3 nights in July 2011. The hotel is located right on the edge of the old town, but in a quiet location set back from the road. Rooms are modern and basic, but have air-con and were very clean. Reception staff very helpful and spoke excellent English. Breakfast was continental style and was more than adequate for our needs. Talinn is a great place for a long weekend and we would certainly recommend the Hotel Bern to anyone planning a visit.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Bern
Address: Aia 10 | Old Town, Tallinn 10111, Estonia
Region: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Tallinn
#14 Business Hotel in Tallinn
#18 Romantic Hotel in Tallinn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bern 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A host with an individual and attentive approach!* Located in Tallinn Old Town, amidst historic sights and cultural events* Cordial and helpful staff* Rooms with connecting doors for families* Equipment includes a bathrobe and slippers. Hotel Bern is situated in a bright and peaceful backyard, about 100 m away from the main street of Tallinn Old Town, called Viru street. About the same distance to popular shopping center, Viru Centre, hop-on hop-off buses, Spa which has a 50-meter swimming pool and children pool plus all Old Town important sights are in a reach. ... more   less 
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