Original Sokos Hotel Viru

Original Sokos Hotel Viru

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4.0
#27 of 89 hotels in Tallinn
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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If you haven’t been in the legendary Viru Hotel, you haven’t seen all of Tallinn. The first skyscraper and prominent landmark in Estonia offers breathtaking views of Tallinn Bay and Tallinn’s UNESCO protected medieval Old Town. The hotel has the widest range of room types, restaurants, entertainment facilities, relaxation services and the “must see” KGB museum all under the same roof. Original Sokos Hotel Viru provides direct access to the Viru Centre shopping mall and is close to theatres and popular cultural centres.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Car park
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Marina View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Finnish

Location

Viru vaeljak 4, Tallinn 10111 Estonia
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Original Sokos Hotel Viru often receives commendations for its cleanliness, though there's acknowledgment of the occasional need for additional attention. The rooms are typically regarded as ample and well-furnished, albeit with some disappointment in the decor and vistas. While the service is frequently efficient and attentive, experiences of unprofessionalism can occur. Opinions on the hotel's value and room quality vary, balancing reasonable rates against concerns over outdated aspects. Its prime location near Old Town is a highlight, as are the convenient amenities, despite the odd critique about busy breakfast spaces and worn bathroom features.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Uninspiring
Rooms
Basic
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Efficient
Amenities
Satisfactory

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SirpaStar wrote a review Feb 2020
Kuopio, Finland
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The Viru hotel is nice and comfortable, but not definitely a four star hotel. We had a standard room and since we booked it during black Friday, the price was very reasonable: only about 44 €/night for two people including the breakfast. Despite the low price and choosing the standard room, there should not be any mold trace in the shower and any traces from cigarettes in the sink in four star hotel. The bathroom was not clened well, there was some poop in the toilet seat and some blood in the wall when we arrived. However, if we forget the toilet and shower, the floor of the room had been renovated lately and it was very nice. The bed was comfortable as well. The breakfast was not a four star breakfast either, but good basic level. The location and the views of the hotel are excellent. The beauty center is by the way quite good.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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55LukaZ55 wrote a review Aug 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
There are indisputable benefits of this hotel like amazing view from higher stories and location - near to old town, shopping venues, tram or bus stops.
On the other hand cleaning service have to be ordered on reception and they do only the bare minimum. Also breakfasts used to be richer, it's not like you are going to be hungry, just the selection is reduced to pre-pandemic times. Some rooms smell weird, so do not hesitate to ask for room change right after you walk in and smell something funny - it is not going to get better. Yeah and mind the step when entering or exiting the bathroom,
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Date of stay: August 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Tom K wrote a review Jul 2020
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel feels old. The bathroom was leaky and the toilet was cracked. The rooms are very small and no safe is provided. The devour is more than 10 years old for sure. The view is the best part but it’s noisy from the street side. There is a better hotel for a full view of the old town. The breakfast is nice and big with a lot of choice. Friendly staff. The location is very close to the old town and the hotel is adjacent to the shopping mall. A play room for kids is also available in case of a rainy day.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Leah wrote a review Jan 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The history of the hotel makes it a really unique place to stay. The service was great and everyone was quick and willing to help answer any questions or fill any requests we had. The 12PM check out time was nice on our last day, so we didn't have to rush out or store our bags for too long before our flight. The breakfast was very good, and gave many options so you didn't have to eat the same thing every day. The location is perfect, just a 5 min walk to Tallin Old Town. The room was very clean and nice, with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The bed was a bit too soft for my liking, but that is always personal preference, so isn't really a negative unless you are like me. Overall, would stay again, though we likely could have gotten something a bit cheaper, just without the history and prime location.
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Date of stay: November 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Nella15 wrote a review Aug 2021
Bern, Switzerland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at this hotel because it was the race hotel for Ironman. Best thing about this hotel is location. It’s connected to the mall and steps from Old Town. Got one of the higher floors for a good view. Even with COVID there was housekeeping but I noticed that they don’t vacuum the floor. I stayed for 6 nights and the floor was never cleaned. I also never received a refill of the water bottles. One night when I went down to the lobby to ask for water I was told that they’re suppose leave water in the room - it was several days that I’ve been there and I never received water bottle refill.
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Date of stay: August 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Inspire06568124569 wrote a review May 2022
Helsinki, Finland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
When we arrived at the hotel around 12.00 I was told that if I wanted my room right away, it would cost an extra € 15. If I don't want to pay extra, I'll get my room at 3pm This I think was a weird suggestion, usually if the room is available, get it right away, or at 3pm as mentioned in the contract. Now my room was 934, if I had paid € 15 extra, would it have been the same room, or what? Hopefully, this "surcharge" request won't happen again in the future. The rest of the visit was successful, we celebrated our birthdays (my wife 70 and Viru 50)
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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friend144237 wrote a review May 2022
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms were nice and clean. Old though, but clean. Extra bed was squeaky, all woke up when person sleaping in it turned.
Location was suberb. Compared to other customer service you get in Tallinn, persons in the reception behaved nicely.
More efficiency for breakfast service. Plenty of staff but slow service when cleaning tables and bringing more food. Tables need to be wiped (or cloths changed) between guests, if there are breadcrums and other left overs on the table. We had informed beforehand that one of us is vegan. You had 2 yougurts for her. No spread, "cheese", cold cuts nor sweet pastry for her. What a dissapointment!
Unbelievable that 2/4 toilet doors (ladies) were out of order in lobby restrooms!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: May 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ingalabsvira wrote a review Oct 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect view, nice breakfast. A bit off date interior but clean, nice touch with candy on pillow. Location was perfect. As it was short business trip, stay was great. As I was travelling with personal car I had to put car in 5-10 min in walking distance parking lot as hotels parking lot was quite expensive.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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nurkheino wrote a review Sep 2021
Elva, Estonia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is centrally located and has a big conference center where I attended a conference. It's also connected to the biggest shopping center in downtown. In addition to the restaurant and the bars of the hotel it's easy to go to the restaurants and cafes in the shopping center without even going out to the street. The rooms are simple but comfortable with wonderful views to the city - the hotel has 23 floors.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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airip2016 wrote a review Dec 2022
Helsinki, Finland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It would be nice if the openinghours of Viru shoppingcenter were shown for example on the door ( to shopping centre ). Now even in reseption they didn' t know.

The food in Amarillo was pretty cold when brought to table.
When said this, they only put the plates in microwave so it was dry ...

The situation of the hotel is excellent 😊
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Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ABHINANDANTRAVELS asked a question Aug 2017
New Delhi, India3 contributions2 helpful votes
Hello, Could you please tell me whether this hotel rooms has tea coffee maker?
Answer from Diana700
143 contributions28 helpful votes
Hello, we had a luxury room and there was a kettle with tea and coffee packets. No coffee makers.
Answer from EvelinOrg
Tallinn, Estonia
Hi! Taxy is the easyest. It takes about 10 minutes and cost about 5-7 euros. If you take the bus. it departs also straight from the airport and the right one is nr 2. Takes about 15 minutes and stops preey close aswell. The stop is "Tallink City". Have a nice stay in Tallinn!
Елена Р asked a question Nov 2019
Moscow, Russia170 contributions63 helpful votes
Здравствуйте! В какое время в отеле проходит завтрак?
Answer from Kätlin
Дорогая Елена, Завтрак проходит у нас с понеделника по пятницу 7-10:30 и по выходным 7-11:00. с Уважением, Kätlin
Nicola G asked a question Jun 2017
Il personale parla italiano?
Answer from Eliza
Tallinn, Estonia
Nicola, Purtroppo il personale non parla italiano, ma parla inglese.
Djevojka wrote a tip Jun 2024
65 contributions23 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 1608, and take a sleep mask if you go in June or July"
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Taylor wrote a tip Dec 2023
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom23 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a high room."
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Pauli P wrote a tip Oct 2022
Oulu195 contributions76 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Easy and cheap to reach by tram directly from airport."
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Kumar786 wrote a tip Aug 2022
Bengaluru, India1,062 contribution106 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking facility is available"
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Juha-Pekka V wrote a tip Aug 2022
Rovaniemi, Finland99 contributions25 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking in Viru center is plus. "
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PRICE RANGE
C$123 - C$171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sokos hotel tallinn
LOCATION
EstoniaHarju CountyTallinn
NUMBER OF ROOMS
423
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Frequently Asked Questions about Original Sokos Hotel Viru
Which popular attractions are close to Original Sokos Hotel Viru?
Nearby attractions include Get Away Zone (0.5 km), Viru Gates (0.3 km), and St. Catherine's Passage (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Original Sokos Hotel Viru?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Original Sokos Hotel Viru?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Original Sokos Hotel Viru?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Original Sokos Hotel Viru?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chakra, Dominic, and Restaurant Tchaikovsky.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Original Sokos Hotel Viru?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Original Sokos Hotel Viru have airport transportation?
Yes, Original Sokos Hotel Viru offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Original Sokos Hotel Viru located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 km away from the centre of Tallinn.
Are any cleaning services offered at Original Sokos Hotel Viru?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Original Sokos Hotel Viru?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Original Sokos Hotel Viru offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
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