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“Great location saves this place”
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Hotel Bern
Ranked #25 of 86 Hotels in Tallinn
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Level 6 Contributor
497 reviews
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“Great location saves this place”
Reviewed 21 October 2011

Hotel Bern is located within 200m of the old town gate, which makes it ideal for those who wish to explore the town. The rooms are spartan, not a frill to be found, and the beds were like marshmallows that were saved by having mattress toppers on them. We did not hang out in our room at all as it was just so depressing and cold feeling, but we slept fine and everything functioned properly. The only big issue is that at the base of every window is a metal ledge that sticks out. We thought nothing of this until it started to pour at about 1am. It sounded like someone drumming - seriously. I thought they had turned the heating on and they had the old pipes with water in them. It was that sort of banging. We then realized it was the raindrops hitting the metal ledge. The noise was too loud to sleep through. I had the idea to put a towel out there to dampen the noise. As my other half was leaning out to put the towel down he starting laughing. Another couple across the way were leaning out doing the exact same thing. The cleaning staff knew to look for the towel out on the ledge, so obviously this is a common occurrence. Breakfast was fine. Nice choice of hot and cold.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

Lovely hotel situated on the edge of old town. Set back from the street ensuring peaceful sleep. Bed and room a bit small but comfortable and modern. Spotless, gleaming bathroom. Free internet, friendly staff. Very nice breakfast included my favourite salmon.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

Just returned from a 3 night stay at Hotel Bern - cannot fault it. Very good location near to the Old Town, very friendly and welcoming staff (all of them!), excellent breakfast, bathrobes and slippers in rooms, free use of computer in Library, bar facilities - all in all really good value for money. I found the beds really comfy and slept better than I do at home! Caught bus to and from airport (2 euros each) to bus stop 5 - Viru Sqaure. Definitely no need for a taxi.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Tampa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2011

Comfortable bed, small but clean room and a very good value. The best thing about the hotel, however, is it's location. It is right outside Old Town and is also within walking distance of the ferry terminals. The front desk staff was very helpful. They suggested dinner at Clazz, a restaurant and Jazz club in Old Town. We had a great time there! We would definitely return to Hotel Bern.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

We have just returned from a 5 day break in Tallinn and really enjoyed ourselves. Hotel Bern is a moderately priced hotel, clean and comfortable. Our room didn't have a view but had everything we needed, including dressing gowns and slippers which are usually only found in much more expensive hotels. The hotel staff are very pleasant and helpful. The breakfasts are of a good quality, - cereals, fresh fruit, yogurts, scrambled eggs, croissants etc. The location is excellent!! Just a short walk away from the Old Town, 150 yards from the start of the Hop On / Hop Off bus, a supermarket just across the road for wine and beer! A short walk in the other direction for a good range of restaurants. We really enjoyed Vapioni (Italian Restaurant) so much so that I'm going to write another review!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

Good - the location right on doorstep of old town. The staff could not do enough. Their car park was full so arranged with another to park out car. Bad - the beds. They were like campbeds.
We stayed at four hotels while in Estonia and this was probably third choice. The rooms are clean and decorated ok . My husband says I should be a hotel inspector as we have stayed in lots of hotels and I know as soon as I walk in if it's what I like. This hotel was small no proper bar or restaurant. Breakfast for Estonia was not too bad but don't expect an English fry up! On the whole average for the price!

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davie florida
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

Recently spent several nights at Hotel Bern in Tallin. We , of course, had utilized the reviews in TripAdvisor to help select where we stayed. As always the reviews were "spot on" and very helpful.
Arrived at Hotel Bern approx noon and were checked in early by Sven. He was extremely helpful, cheery and eager to be of assistance. He provided us with great insight as to our plans to see the city and where to dine.
The Hotel is located right on the edge of the Old town and very close to other areas of the city that we wished to explore. The Hotel is very updated and the facilities are new .The room was bright and cheerful and rather large by European standards. Bathroom was quite modern and very clean. Bed was very comfortable and we slept well.
After our first day of exploring we returned and were greeted by Marijksa at the desk. She, like Sven, was very pleasant and eager to help. She provided us a bucket of ice for some champagne we had purchased ( it was our Anniversary ) and also provided some tips as to what to see and where to go. When we entered the room we were quite elated to see that Sven and Marijska had a split of champagne and flute glasses with a Happy Anniversary card waiting on the desk. A very thoughtful act !!!!
Breakfast was quite good and had scrambled eggs in addition to the usual cereals, breads, fruits , yogurts etc. The breakfast staff were cheerful and efficient.
This is a very economical Hotel located in a section of town that is convenient to both old town and City Center. We certainly will stay here again

  • Stayed September 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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