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Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel Viru is really conveniently located in the heart of Tallinn. There is only a short walk to the old town and all the services are nearby. This hotel has a long history as it was very popular place for Finns to stay during the Soviet times. Nowadays it's comfortable, modern enough and convenient hotel to stay. The higher you...

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Jokela, Finland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Location of Hotel Viru is absolutely exellent. Shopping possibilities are very good and also cafes and all kind of restaurants are just a short walk away. Old town of Tallinn is also close. It's always nice to sit down and relax some of the restaurants aroud Raekoja Plats.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was fun to get a free ticket to the nightclub in the basement of the Hotel Viru as part of the KGB Museum tour. The club was fun to visit and was what I expected very Eastern European and fun to people watch all come together on the dance floor.

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EvelinOrg, Director of Sales at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Hi Disgruntled1108, Appreciate your time in reviewing us. Glad to here that you enjoyed the tour and also the visit to our nightclub. We do have a wide range of services under the same roof and appreciate your shout out to them. We have most popular local live bands performing there every thursday, friday and saturday. Hope to see you...

Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was modern and clean, with a nice view to old town. Beds were comfortable and the staff was friendly. The location of this hotel is very good, it's a walking distance away from the harbour, train station and the main attractions. We didn't really spend much time at the hotel, but I've been there a couple of times before...

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EvelinOrg, Director of Sales at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Hi there Timo, Glad you enjoyed your stay and had a good time in Tallinn! With this primere location you have a perfect escape and best views over the Unesco heritage Old Town. You can truly enjoy Tallinn and save time since everything is so close by. I will forward your greetings to our staff. Thanks! We have just upgraded...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We are happy that our trip we staid in this hotel. It is so near with Old Tallinn (several steps), Viru Keskus (it is one building) and near with bus and tram stops. We booked Family room, there was one big family bed and one 2-level bed but normal size. In the room was everything for comfortable living: microwave, kettle,...

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EvelinOrg, Director of Sales at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear Svatlana, thank you for your kind review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our services and ambiance and it was perfect for your family. And I do agree, the location is best possible you can have in this town. On behalf of our whole team I would like to wish you and your family a lovely spring...

Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The minibar in the room is useless. There was no cooling available, I won't drink beer that is in ambient temperature. The breakfast, mostly cood selection, but it's the same problem in almost all hotels; The bacon is always prepared in totally wrong way. It has to be crispy, individually baked slices: NOT a mass or batch of slices that...

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EvelinOrg, Director of Sales at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear vjp560, Thank you for your nice review of our hotel. Nice to hear that you enjoyed our hotel. Sorry to hear that you didn't feel that the breakfast was up to the standards. We are working hard to make it as varied as possible and just upgrading it. So hope you`ll have a nice surprice next time with that....

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A short stopby when visiting tallinn with some friends.Very unfriendly staff at the reception when we asked for tickets to the KGB museum. Wrong timing and wrong directions given. No hello, no thank you, no please.. we basically got the feeling that we were bot expected nor wanted as quests ....

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EvelinOrg, Director of Sales at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear Sofia M, on behalf of our whole team, I would like to thank you for your review. Reviews like these hold a great value for us as we look ways to improve our services. I am so, so sorry that you felt as not expected or not wanted here. We aim the oposite every day. We`ll go through your...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location 4/5: Situated just outside Virugate and the old town and just over a modern shopping center gives the hotel a good location. Price 4/5: Cheap for the standard and location Standard 4/5: Clean and newly renovated rooms Atmosphere 3/5: Quite booring actually but the fact that this is a real former Sovietbuild hotel raise the grades. Breakfast 3/5: Standard...

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EvelinOrg, Director of Sales at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear Abakus99, I`m glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you so much of the feedback. Great you enjoyed the location, our newly renovated rooms and direct access to the shopping centre. We are just upgrading our breakfast. so I hope you`ll have a great experience next time. Hope to see you and in the near future...

turku, Finland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms were arranged for my large family fast at very late stage, thank you! Family friendly Hotel. The breakfast was very good and front desk service was friendly and effective. Car parking was available in the parking house and location was perfect for our family dinner in the old town.

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EvelinOrg, Director of Sales at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear Tapani, What a pleasure to hear such a fantastic review! Thank you for sharing it here on Tripadvisor. We love to hear that you enjoyed the property and were well taken care of by our team. We have been developed our family concept already few years now, so it is extremely nice getting more and more feedback about that....

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sea view from our 16th floor room was worth the extra we paid for it! The room itself was clean and quiet. The beds were a bit to soft, felt as if they should have been replaced a while ago. Breakfast standard. Travelling with a small child, we were disappointed to learn that the play room was situated in...

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EvelinOrg, Director of Sales at Original Sokos Hotel Viru, responded to this review

Dear Traveel, thank you for your valuable review about our hotel. So glad you enjoyed the view, but I do agree that we have some things to improve reguarding the childrens play room. Families are more and more important to us, we have been developing the family room concept for few years now. Childrens play room will be on the...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 5,876 - ₹ 9,912 (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
#21 Luxury Hotel in Tallinn
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