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“I'm not really sure why I disliked this hotel, but I did”
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Tartu Hotel
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Tartu
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Brussels, Belgium
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216 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“I'm not really sure why I disliked this hotel, but I did”
Reviewed 19 August 2012

It's a budget hotel. We paid E.65, and that felt like a lot.

The welcoming receptionist was really very good, could not fault her. But thereafter the staff were ok to sulky.

The room was clean and not awful, but it was small, in fact we were travelling with 2 suitcases and could really only have them open on the bed.

It's only a 5 minute walk from the centre (NOTE: make sure you ask the receptionist to direct you along the riverbank), but it feels like you're in the middle of the bus garage. Which you are to some extent.

But the truly worst single thing was the breakfast. The room is fine, and on a good day you could sit outside. But I felt they had got budget low quality everything. And when it ran out then it wasn't replaced.

And the internet access did not work in our room.

I really want to be more positive about this hotel, but I just feel that each plus had a minus

So in summary, a low cost hotel, where you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vantaa, Finland
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

I needed a place to crash after a night out so I stumbled upon this cozy hotel.
It's just across the central bus station of Tartu. Excellent location.

Rather than babble I'll just rate this hotel like this:
+ Excellent location
+Prices are cheapest in Tartu
+Spotless clean room/bathroom
+Nice 24" LCD TV (don't find many of those, even in 4 star hotels)
+Quiet. Place is really quiet.
+Enough room to stretch around. Even if you stay in a single bed/person room.
+Excellent service. I stumbled in at 5 am in the morning, asked for a room and also got a discount. Also, asked for a mobile phone charger. Receptionist just gave it to me - no questions or extra fees or nothing. Didn't even ask for my signature on anywhere that he had given it to me. Simply a trust thing. (It was his personal charger).

+/-Rather..not-so-much experience on the breakfast. Nothing excessive, but It fills you up. Also had the worst hangover so don't take my word for it on this.

Also, I would like to state that the location is ideal. Sure. You can get a 4 star hotel in the exact middle of the city, where all the clubs/pubs and restaraunts are, but you do have to realise - Tartu has the busiest nightlife in all of Estonia. There's party all night. Just across from your hotel if you are staying in the center of the city.
Hotel Tartu is what - about 900 meters from all the pubs/restaraunts, but still far enough away not to have that noisy/busy party going on all day and night.
Plus you can literally take 20 meter stroll to get on the bus and be anywhere in Estonia in couple of hours.

What's not to like?

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Latvia (Lettonia)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2011

Perfectly located in middle part of Tartu, only 10-15 minut walk from old city. Free parking. Really big triple number.Very good breakfast...but generally nothing special non in design non in furniture.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2011

Stayed in Tartu Hotel several. Tartu Hotel is located right opposite the bus station. It´s just basic place, but a good choice if in need for clean and budget option to stay in Tartu.

The rooms are clean and have wifi, there´s a TV in the rooms as well. In winters the rooms tended to be too cold so make sure to as for additional blanket. The beds are basic and not the most comfortable - but OK for a short stay. Staff is helpful and nice.

Breakfast is served on the ground floor. The choice is very limited and nothing decent on offer - but it serves its purpose and you´ll manage to stay fed till lunch. There are usually pancakes, eggs, ham and cheese for sandwich on offer as well as coffee and tea.

It´s some 7 minutes walk to the old city and the Tartu University´s main building. There´re several dining options around.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2011

Stayed here for one night as part of tour of the Baltic Countries. Hotel is near bus station. It is an average hotel although the staff were very pleasant. Breakfast wasnt anything interesting and wouldnt have particularly wanted to stay longer. Easy to reach all of Tartu's sights from here.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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112 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2011

The hotel is placed in the center of the city, it's easy to find it and it's close to the historical center. Rooms seem to be recently renovated, so everything is quite modern but "IKEA-style". Free secure parking right in front of entrance available. Good value for money, but nothing special. Breakfast room is shared with Hostel guests and provides little choice. But the staff were excellent, very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Wind41
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

Near bus station. Not to far from centre.
Clean and cheap. The WiFi esa not working ok.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Property: Tartu Hotel
Address: Soola 3, Tartu 51013, Estonia
Region: Estonia > Tartu County > Tartu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Tartu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Tartu Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 62
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