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Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing really stands out as particularly good or bad. The rooms are adequate. Rooms at the front of the hotel can be noisy due to the night club across the street. But only a problem for light sleepers. Breakfast OK and plenty to choose from. Have stayed several times and would stay again.

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear MarkSmalleyNL, for several times we have had the pleasure to welcome you and we really hope to do it again and again! Actually we have reported many times to city authorities about the noise and every time the nightclub across the street have switched the volume down - please do tell to our receptionist, if the noise starts to...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As you arrive in Tallinn it is hard not to spot this ~20 floor high hotel middle of the city centre. It is really easy to come and go everywhere from here (harbour, old town etc.). Plus hotel building is actually part of Viru Keskus shopping center - during winter you can easily go dining/shopping without taking your coat with...

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear Lmi555, thank you so much for your visit and for the kind words! We have our smaller neighbor Solo Sokos Hotel Estoria, the lobby is common, but there are separately two receptions, two breakfasts and through the gallery one can get from Viru to Estoria. We like to think that the Viru shopping mall is a part of our...

Zeist, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a room high in the hotel, think the 19th floor. It was built in the early seventies by the Soviets. The top floor is now a KGB museum, really funny, if it was not so serious. The rooms are spacious and well equipped. The hotel has about 1,000 guests when it is a full house Most of the...

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear RobEnJolanda, thank you for your visit and for your kind words! Indeed the hotel was built in seventies, but by Finns and therefore the quality is much better than other soviet-time buildings has. And fo course, it has been renovated for several times since then, the rooms were renewed about a year ago. Our hotel is really popular and...

La Hulpe, Belgium
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

What wonderful city and the hotel is 10minutes walk into the old town city centre through the Viru turreted Gate. The city has maintained its medieval look and its full of cobbled side roads and craft shops bars and restaurant definitely visit the Olde Hansa and Peppersack opposite it. Had super time there loved it.

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear LanceSmallshaw, it was our greatest pleasure to host you in Tallinn! I can asure you that there is much more to see and to experience in Tallinn and in our hotel, so we really looking forward to have you back! Thank you for your kind words and see you soon again in our hotel! Sincerely yours Anu

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I stayed at the hotel with my family and wasn't expecting much because I knew it can be crowded. The room was ok as were the beds. Only problem with the room was the air-conditioning. It worked ok but somewhere was a problem because a smell of food being prepared started to enter the room through the AC. The smell...

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear unavez, thank you for the visit and for your detailed feedback! I'm really sorry about the problems at breakfast - it was absolutely off-the-wall for our hotel and it remains the last and only of its kind. You are right, the staff is young and in the middle of their training, but this shouldn't be our guests concern, it's...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Good, clean rooms with good housekeeping and an efficient lobby. The staff were friendly and helpful. If you order a room on the top floors you get a nice view of the city. There is also a shopping mall attached to the hotel with a good selection of shops.

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear Rune R, our staff sends you best wishes, thank you for your kind words! Tallinn has a lot more to offer, please be welcomed back to our beautiful city and to our cozy hotel! Looking forward to see you again soon! Sincerely yours Anu

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Viru hotel is a very typical big hotel. You know what you get. The location is perfekt. It is situated near shops, walking distans to old town and outside is a lot of busstops.It eaven has a own museum. We staid over a weekend.The staff was friendly. We had 2 rooms both were nice and clean, although our rooms were...

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear helena055, thank you for your stay and kind words! We really have rooms from standard to family rooms, from superiors to suites with saunas and every level gives more facilities and services included. I sincerely hope that it did not discommode you and next time you could try and enjoy views from other room-types. Weekends tend to be fully...

Cagliari, Italy
Reviewed 2 October 2016

very good and very clean room. the hotel is situated near the centre (about 5/8 minutes by walking). My room was on the 18 th floor with beautiful view ( it was possible to see the old town and the port)

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear manuela l, thank you for your kind words - I admire your way to make a wide point with very few words. Actually - we are in absolute center, as all the distances to other cities are measured from the traffic circle in front of our hotel. But your right - to the Town Hall Square it takes about...

Ireland
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Location wise it’s great, it’s just across the road from the airport bus(No 2 bus) stop (bus stop Viru Keskus at A. Laikmaa Street), it has a shopping centre beside it and also a five minute walk to the Old Town entrance. It also has an amazing history which is detailed in the KGB museum on the 23rd floor about...

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear cjudge109, your feedback was absolutely great, so detailed and useful also for us, thank you so much! We have the widest variety of hotel rooms, starting from standard up to the suites with saunas and family rooms. As the first Green Key hotel we have some ways to save the earth - if not completely, then at least saving...

Silkeborg
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I visited with my 3 children and we enjoyed our stay especially the bunk bed in our room. Its right in the city center and close to old town, mall and a supermarket. Friendly staff and great breakfast.

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AnuSoosaar, General Manager at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear Sabina A, thank you for you and you lovely family for your stay and kind words! We have 40 family-rooms with bunk beds, in addition to our very wide variety of rooms. I'm really happy that our efforts were noticed and I delivered your feedback to all our staff! Any visit you'll plan - we'll be waiting for you!...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Original Sokos Hotel Viru

Address: Viru vaeljak 4, Tallinn 10111, Estonia
Region: Estonia > Harju County > Tallinn
Price Range: $114 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Original Sokos Hotel Viru 4*
Number of rooms: 423
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Also Known As:
Sokos Hotel Tallinn
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Tallinn
#19 Family Hotel in Tallinn
#22 Luxury Hotel in Tallinn
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“Get high up fro a view, preferably on the side of the old town.”
  • View from the room, nice seating in the window
  • Outside view from top floor (KGB museum)
 of 5 bubbles RobEnJolanda, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose the view that you prefer - it can be either old town with its beautiful rooves, towers etc, or the harbour”
 of 5 bubbles inn0kentyv, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Depends on the need.”
 of 5 bubbles Tommy1000000, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have better views (Above the tenth floor)”
 of 5 bubbles 200katjah, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“There are two towers (which are two hotels that share the same lobby). Try to get in the tower facing the harbour.”
 of 5 bubbles JeremyInFairfax, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
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