Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The hotel itself was very nice and the service we received was very good. However the rooms themselves could use a deep cleaning. Our room had a couch that had 2 large visible stains on it and the location of the hotel is a bit of a trek if you're walking from the Ferry Terminal or to Old Town. The reason we're not rating the hotel lower is because the staff and breakfast were very good.
I've been coming to Tallinn for 15 years, recently several times a year, but for some reason or another I've never been to Olümpia. I used to think the hotel is way too far from both the harbour and the old town, but it really isn't. You can walk to Olümpia in 15 mins from both. There are plenty of good hotels in better locations in town of course. But now it was time to give this hotel a chance. The first thing you notice when entering the room is the smell. It smells dated. This may be because there isn't any air conditioning during the winter months - which also means it's fairly warm in there. No, make that really warm, since both myself and my girlfriend had trouble sleeping because of the room temperature (and super soft mattresses). We didn't find a way to adjust the temperature and it would we nice to know if there is any. For a superior room it isn't as large as expected but it's well equipped (a bathtub, ironing board, safe, minibar, a coffee capsule machine, a led tv with a good selection of local and int'l channels.) Apparently the walls between rooms are quite thin since we could hear loud and clear what was happening in the room next to ours. I'm going to have to mention a word or two about the spa. Since there are no bathrobes in the room, nor any instructions on how one should operate when leaving the hotel room for the spa one assumes there are towels, shampoos and stuff available in the spa reception or in the dressing rooms. In this hotel there aren't. So when we asked for towels the lady in the reception handed us two, with a rant: "You should have brought towels from the room, but I'll give you these towels just this once." Don't worry, you won't have to hand out extra towels to us ever again. It's a good thing there are no pool rules in sight because no one would follow them anyway, based on some guests' behavior (jumping in from the edges, drinking beer in the pool etc). The pool area itself is clean and nice if rather dated, with obviously nice views over the city. If you're staying in a superior room you can access the pool and gym anytime during the opening hours but standard room guests mornings only. The best part of our short stay was the hotel breakfast. The breakfast room was one of the largest if not the largest in Tallinn. Although the breakfast selection was pretty much what you expect from a Radisson you could find nice tiny surprises everywhere - such as orange juicer. You can get gluten and lactose free dishes by asking though lactose free yoghurt was finished by the time we were having breakfast. A nice brekkie experience in spite of this. Based on this one night stay I might return to Olümpia some day but it won't happen very soon. I still have a few other Tallinn hotels to try out and many great ones to return to!
Avoiding chain hotels, but had to book from Olümpia as hotels were highly booked already for new year celebrations in Tallinn. Price 150€/night with brekkie, no cleaning of rooms (our friends experienced the same). Asked for clean glasses anyway (three times), got a dirty ones. Midnight of the New Year passed by for looking after the clean ones ;-). Complained and the reception staff did a good job, received some reduction.
We stayed at superior rooms and the views were great. Our room was at 20th floor and my parents at 21st. Rooms were spacious and nice. Only negative thing was that there were only sliding door in bathroom and part of the bathroom wall was class. So you can see in it. It does not bothered us but might be problem to someone. Breakfast was good but crowded because of the holiday times. We also ate christmas buffet in the hotel which was ok, the starters were better than the main course foods. Hotelstaff were superfriendly except one blond lady and they helped anyway they could. Especially I appreciate that we had late check out on our leaving day and they got us better pillows when we asked about it. In the reception when we arrived, were lady with dark long hair, who was very professional and also young men with dark hair, who got us new pillows and a hair dryer on the next day, deserve mention about their good service. Good two night stay overall.
The hotel is located near to town. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to walk into Viru Keskus. Hotelroom was nice and clean, and bed was really comfortable. Staff was nice and polite. Breakfast was like normal hotel breakfast. We enjoyed our stay.
Hotel very close to the opera and old town; interesting and innovative design in public spaces and in the rooms Nice views from the fitness room The café has a nice selection of pastries, salads and sandwiches
I stayed in a standard room for three nights. After having stayed in Radisson Blu hotels on previous nights in Riga and Vilnius this hotel's shortcomings were made more apparent. Dated interior, particularly in the restaurant. My room felt small particularly the bathroom. It had a bathtub which combined with the low ceiling made me wonder how anyone over six feet tall could stand up there. Another small example of the dated interior was the stopper on the chain in the sink. Finally, though the hotel was more expensive than the ones from the previous nights, they charge for use of the pool and sauna after 11am on weekdays. Ten euros, and then twelve euros after 3pm. Unfortunately they open the facilities at 7 am so there is no time to go before starting work. I will say that the staff was very good. Unfortunately not enough to change my overall opinion of the hotel. I will try somewhere else next time I am in Tallinn.
Overall the hotel is good, I personally don't feel that it is up to the Radisson Blu Brand standards, but I may be a little strict when it comes to standards. The staff were quite friendly and the hotel is very clean. The breakfast is amazing as well as the fitness centre. On the negative side: I arrived at around midnight and the standard room they checked me into was as small as a cabin on a ferry boat, extremely claustrophobic with a very low ceiling. I called reception and asked for a change in room and although it wasn't the easiest of tasks they agreed to give me a slightly bigger room. I ordered food from the night menu which was microwaved frozen food prepared and served by the same trainee who helped check me in, I am fine with that, it is just that the food quality was awful and the person was not well trained enough to know not to just walk into my room without knocking and waiting for me to answer first. While lying on my bed I suddenly hear the door opening and him serving the food on a table. Overall, I believe the hotel should invest in improving service, staff, and maybe rooms as choices in Tallinn are plentiful and some of better quality in my opinion. Sometimes a brand name can fool you!
Overall it was good. Other times when I stayed at Radisson I had a bath in my room, this time it was shower with curtains, so the floor got a little bit wet afterwards. Also, I had some random locked doors in my room. I guess that was other room and there was a woman who was talking on the phone and I could hear everything. So she probably heard what I am doing too. Not that it bothers me, but it was kind of weird. Otherwise, everything else was good. Bed is very comfortable, and the sheets are clean and smell good.
Room was too small, the same as bathroom. No slippers and bathrobes. Breakfast not bad, but variety is not much, most of hot food was a bit cold. Clean, friendly stuff, but not the best Radisson hotel where I stood...
- Close to St Mary's Cathedral and St. Nicholas' Church
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like St Mary's Cathedral and St. Nicholas' Church. This 390-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, a casino, and an indoor pool. Located centrally in Tallinn, it's also close to Town Hall Square and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.
All of Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia's 390 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and ironing boards. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include desks.
Guests of Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia enjoy a casino, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. If you drive, self parking is EUR 10 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 15 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 13 meeting rooms.
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80% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1123 reviews