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Rixwell Old Town Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Hotel is nice and the staff was friendly and spoke English. It is located right in Old Town and many of the sights were within walking distance.

On the plus side: Staff helpful and friendly. I arrived quite late and was 'desperate' for a cup of tea or hot water and the staff member obtained me a kettle. TV remote didnt work: staff came up to my room to check. I could not find bottle opener for bar fridge items. (by now i am beginning to sound like the guest everyone dreads) anyway, the staff member couldn't find it either and so came up with a bottle opener to personally open my bottle for me!, Incidentally i eventually found a wall mounted bottle opener in the bathroom. if only there had been some indication about this eg a note on the bar fridge! Good location. Breakfast was varied and comparable with other hotels I have stayed at. A nice surprise was the access to the pool and spa facilities. These are located a15 minute walk away, but then if you feel like an early morning swim, a walk seems to go well with it. Room was clean. No so good: Wifi access was erratic which meant I had to keep going out into the hall, not just outside the door. Pretty annoying and inconvenient. The key didn't work very well and actually had to be reset. Room was very cramped and also quite hot, but to be fair I think the warm summer has hit many northern European hotels hard!

excellent good value very attentive staff excellent location for all of old town

I was looking for a cheap room in Tallinn, this did the job, small (I'm American) but clean room, good service. Good breakfast too.

Somewhat no-frills hotel located in a quiet corner of Old Town. Not luxurious by any stretch, but certainly worth the price.

Nothing too fancy, but clean, quiet and tucked nicely into a corner of the Old Town close enough to walk to everything but removed enough to be spared noise from late night revellers. Nice old building too!

I was with a group of people sight seeing and we enjoyed our stay very much. I love European hotels because of their uniquiness and this was a charming hotel. I would stay again - but maybe not with a group. When looking for a hotel I wanted to stay in Tallinn's old city in a not-to-expensive hotel - somewhere that my group could easily get around by walking. This was a great fit. This hotel is located on the wall inside old city. The walls in the hallway show the original stone wall. It's very nicely done. The hotel itself was clean, up-to-date, and comfortable (the beds were great!). It is located next to (well, maybe 2 blocks away from) St. Olaf's Church - which is a great starting point to see the city. You can climb the tower for a small price at St. Olaf's and get a great orientation. From our hotel, my group found it easy to walk to the main square (once we got a map - which the front desk will provide)... to Aleksander Nevski (the Russian Orthodox Church) and parliment... and to the main city gates. We actually wanted to walk some in the modern city and it took a 10 minute walk to get to the main gates of old town where you can get to the modern city part. It's easy. This hotel is on a quiet street of the old town - that is, if you stay on the "inside" of old city (facing inward toward old city). Our rooms faced the street behind the wall (on the outside) and it was quite noisy in the mornings. I can pretty much sleep through anything, but it did bother others in my group. I probably would ask for an inside room next time. My biggest 'complaint' and the reason I would probably not take a group again is that the rooms are tiny! :) We did honestly enjoy our stay, but it was a bit cramped. Put into perspective: we are Americans, like a lot of space, and we had big bags. My group did not complain and it was a perfect fit for us; but not sure it would be a good fit for all groups. If I were traveling alone, I would stay again. It has all you need - location, food (resturant downstairs), free breakfast, free wi-fi, clean water, clean rooms, comfortable beds, etc. So, my 'complaint' is small compared to the rest. If you are a easy traveler and want a comfortable place to stay, I recommend this hotel.

The hotel location is great, just by the entrance called Fat Margaret's Tower, an easy walk from the pier. We stayed 2 nights, arrrived early so our room was not ready but left the luggage in the luggage room. They have no safe deposit boxes in the rooms, but have one in the reception so we could leave our valuables there. We had a reservation for the least expensive room so our room faced the back of the hotel and the busy street that borders the wall, so there was noise from the street since there is no air condition and it was hot, (not stiffling hot but we needed to open the windows.) We got a corner room with a little balcony which was nice. )We were so tired from all the walking that this was not a major concern, but if you are a light sleeper you might want to upgrade to a room in the front since the town is mostly pedestriannand the front faces inside the wall.) The room size was average for european standards, clean with a nice bathroom. I had shopped around and for the location this was a good price. We value location first when deciding on a hotel and this was great. The breakfast buffet was very nice and included in the price. There was free wi-fi and one computer in the lobby for the patrons use. We loved Tallin, it is a very well preserved medieval town, easy to walk, with very nice shops, beautiful handicrafts, specially linen apparel, tablecloth, childrens clothing, scarfs, etc.) and nice little restaurants. . The weather was very nice, we were there july 14-16, it rained late one night as we were making our way back to the hotel, but the rest of the time was beautiful.

We were there on business, and hotel staff were all helpful in letting us use their facilities for meetings, etc. The atmosphere is quiet, historic details of the old city and the city wall are everywhere in tasteful dimensions. Rooms are small, so if you are in need of lots of space, this may not be the place for you.

Lai, 49 Tallinn

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St. Olav's Church and St Mary's Cathedral
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Old Town, Rixwell Old Town Hotel is adjacent to St. Olav's Church and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Town Hall Square. This 41-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like a bar/lounge, 24-hour room service, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Tallinn, the hotel is also a short walk from St Mary's Cathedral and St. Nicholas' Church.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rixwell Old Town Hotel's 41 individually furnished rooms provide desks. 14-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Free toiletries are also available.

Property features

Guests of Rixwell Old Town Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and laundry facilities. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a gift shop and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Standard Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room (Bella Vita)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Basement Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3