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Baltic Hotel Vana Wiru

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is located just inside the old city walls and as such is the perfect location for exploring Tallin as everywhere can be reached easily on foot. All of the main attractions, plus many restaurants and bars are very close by. The hotel itself is fairly basic, but has everything you need except maybe tea making facilities in the rooms.The underfloor heating in the bathrooms is a real bonus in winter too. the staff are typical Eastern European, polite and efficient without being overbearing. Maybe not to everyone's taste, but we find it much more appealing than some of the over the top false friendliness you get in some hotels. We cannot comment on breakfast as at 16 euros each we didn't bother. Personally, I wouldn't bother with a taxi from the airport as the tram is only 2 euros, takes about the same time and drops you 2 minutes walk away.

The hotel is in a great location, very easy access to a lot of shops and the key sights. However, the official hotel address is not accessible and you have to go to the side road to enter instead. I was not aware and kept going up and down the Viru street trying to find a door entry! The taxi dropped me just outside the Viru gates, as he couldn't drive to the front of the hotel but its easily a 200m walk only. Cost of taxi from airport to hotel is only 8 euros, which i consider cheap even if its for a 15 mins ride. While the location is super, the room i had was average, looking old and no coffee making facilities. The price is also slightly above average, as there is no breakfast included unless you pay for an additional 16 euros more, which is too expensive! There is a McD just opposite, and a very nice little cafe, Rukis which is open for breakfast.

Tucked away around a corner just inside the Viru gate this hotel is well placed for walking around the old town of Tallinn. The room had a view into a narrow alley, so no spectacular views, but the room was decent, the beds were comfortable and the breakfast good. We only had two nights here, but I would have happily stayed longer. It was very good value for money, especially after the hotel prices in Helsinki.

When we arrived to the hotel, staff didn't know we were coming. We did the reservation 7 hours before going to Vana Wiru hotel. We had to wait 15 mins when they did the new reservation... And they didn't even apologise. The hotel room was ok, but the window was straight to the other wall, so there was no good view. It was Saturday evening, and the noise from the street was very loud up to 4AM. Yelling people and loud music. Could not sleep well. Notice that if you pay the hotel with cash or bank card, you have to give 100€ warrant of the minibar. You will get it back when leaving. Breakfast costs 16€/person which was too much. From the cafe of Old town we got really good breakfast, and it was only 6€/person.

This hotel is located close to pretty much everything. A quick trip from the airport (costing about €12-14) puts you by the gates of Old Town and a 200 meter walk from there is the hotel. Rooms are simple but clean and comfortable. We had a superior room on the 5th floor with a very nice view. The hotel breakfast is not as good as you would find in similar places in Europe. But the hotel cafe is good with a lot of breakfast options including a delicious omelette and really good coffee.

This hotel is located in the heart of the city. The price was good, and the facilities and breakfast were great. Rooms were clean and the front desk personell was very helpfull. We arrived at midnight and they arranged a transfer.

My wife needed a room in Central Tallin for 6 nights while attending a Conference and I joined her for the last night before we headed off for a few days round Estonia and Latvia. It has a great location in the middle of the old town and the entrance is off a courtyard away from the main street - if you get a room facing the courtyard it is quiet and you will need that because there is no air-con so on a warm night you will want to open the windows. There is nothing special about the room, it's adequate though a reasonable size - not one of the micro-rooms gaining popularity in some places. Breakfast wasn't included, not surprising as the rate averaged less than 80 Euros a night. But the hotel does have a decent restaurant/bakery so you can get a coffee and a pastry reasonably cheaply, and of course there are other options nearby. 6 nights in one of the major hotel chains in Tallinn would have been expensive, this made the whole thing affordable without going too far downmarket.

We had a room booked on the 4th floor, and there was no air conditioning in the room so as it was a hot August night, we had to sleep with the windows open - but even with the windows closed, the noise coming in from the street was extremely loud and distracting, and we struggled to get a nice night's sleep. The window overlooked a back alley of sorts, where the downstairs restaurants or bars were sorting out their glass recycling in the early hours of the morning, and the occasional late night party goers were also rather rowdy and caused a lot of distractions. The hotel itself was in a good location, right in the old town centre, but it was rather expensive for what the quality of the room was - a very basic room with no tea/coffee amenities (much to my British partner's dismay) and the bed and bathroom were very basic. The staff were not very helpful or smiley, that is not to say they were rude, but we did not feel particularly welcomed by them. Finally, the hotel breakfast was not included in the hotel room price and it was apparently 16€ per person, which to me sounds excessive - there is a small supermarket literally 50 meters from the hotel that had fresh pastries and other items available for a fraction of the cost, and I would recommend going there if you are on a budget and don't want to spend a ridiculous amount on the hotel breakfast. All in all, a very underwhelming experience.

This hotel looked fancy from the outside, but was a very average place in the end. Our room didn't have air-conditioning, which made it really warm even with outside temperatures of around 20 degrees. Breakfast service was rather poor: something had constantly run out so you had to wait for plates, glasses, forks, butter, you name it... Tea tasted like coffee, so the hot water probably came through the same system as the coffee. Bread selection was terrible. The rye bread was nice, but at a 4 star hotel you'd expect fresh bread, but instead there were only two types of toast to be found. It was ok to spend two nights here, but next time I'll probably find something nicer.

This hotel is easy to recommend. Reasonably priced, in the old town, good facilities and breakfast. Rooms were a good size and clean and comfortable. Staff happy to help when needed. Bar wasn't open when we visited but there are plenty of restaurants/ bars on the doorstep. Had a fab time. Many thanks

11 Viru Street Tallinn

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Town Hall Square and St. Nicholas' Church
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Located in Old Town, Baltic Hotel Vana Wiru is adjacent to Town Hall Square and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like St. Nicholas' Church. This 82-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. St Mary's Cathedral and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral are a short walk from the hotel, which is in the historical district.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


All 82 rooms feature minibars, free newspapers, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and satellite TV. Hair dryers are also included.

Property features

Guests of Baltic Hotel Vana Wiru enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. If you drive, self parking is EUR 20 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a porter/bellhop.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 475 reviews