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St. Olav Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very unusual place - never seen anything like that. If you are tired of all hotels that look all the same, try this one, this is of a kind. Except - not sure why, still a mystery to me, our room was not cleaned... We left a sign requesting to clean the room/change the towels/make the bed. But this was completely ignored! Will not be coming back, that's for sure... Shame really - the place definitely has a tremendous potential. However, the service was appalling!!!

The hotel is in the heart of old Town,i really liked so much the old decorations ,the room is spacious and the beds are comfortable , the bathroom is a little bit cold,it's a great experience for my kids staying with this hotel because of the historic style, the breakfast are also nice.

In comparison with the many hotels we have stayed at this falls short of the 4 Star rating. Comfortable and reasonably clean it is let down by the noise from the constantly banging entrance door, the smell from the smoking area in the foyer which you have to walk through to enter and leave the hotel. The room was very small with no wardrobe or storage space, had to climb over bed to reach the other side. Safety deposit box not bolted to anything so could be carried easily out of the room and bare electrical cables where extension lead taped together under table. Breakfast was very poor, no toaster, we gave up on breakfast after 2 mornings. Only member of staff to say good morning to us was when we checked out. More a 2 star hostel.

An exciting hotel....were you could easily get lost in the corridors. Very near the center, and not too far to walk to find food. Very kind people here, and the prices are OK. The breakfast at the hotel were OK, but it is not as great as in the Nordics hotels.

Good hotel with good location i the old town of Tallinn. Breakfast was OK but the selection could be larger. The room was cosy with the old stone wall partly visible. Card to the room needed to be reactivated each day which was kind of strange.

Stayed at St Olavs for 3 nights, a lovely quirky hotel, lots of creaking wood and narrow stairways, room was more than adequate, nice shower. Staff were friendly, breakfast did the job. Hotel just a couple of minutes from the main square I would recommend this hotel for a weekend break

Although there were negative reviews of this hotel, there were also positive ones so I booked. Sadly, a big mistake. My room was no more than a cupboard - there was a comfortable bed but no space for a wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside table, bedside light etc etc. I was unable to unpack for my four night stay as there was nowhere to unpack to. Bathroom was ok with lovely underfloor heating and plenty of hot water; but the shower head would not stay in position and there was a shower curtain that stuck to you as you tried to shower. On the plus side, the hotel was spotlessly clean, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the breakfast was good and the location was great. So overall, a disappointment rather than a disaster. But I would not choose this hotel again.

I absolutely loved this hotel - it's unlike anything I've stayed in before and whilst the staff on the front desk were a little dour, the character of the building and architecture really made up for it. If you want a hotel that's pretty, full of a weird type of charm then this place is for you. The location within Old Town with its cobbled streets adds to the magic. Our room was actually one of the rooms accessible via the rear courtyard so smoking wasn't a problem. Clean, very warm, quiet and overall very pleasant. Having read some of the other reviews makes me wonder whether they've reviewed the correct hotel...

Hotel review Miserable staff never smile grumpy everything u ask for is an effort for them lots of sighing and attitude. Can’t do attitude. No hooks in the room to hang wet coats not enough hangers 4 in our cupboard for 12 days for both of us genius. They did give us a coat stand after we asked and some more hanger however a place to hang your coat is standard in most hotels these days Breakfast no toaster or any juice like OJ or apple. But there is a big bowl of cucumber to go with your bread and butter! Waitress v grumpy and abrupt rolling her eyes and frowning most of the time clearly hated her job. Stylishly decorated and very warm. Some rooms are quite a walk away down and up about 5 flights of stairs we asked for a room nearer to reception as our room was miles away and had a sit in disabled bath which wasn’t big enough the room we moved too had a lovely wet room and powerful shower. Had to reset the hotel entry card 5 times as it kept failing and both have to be reset not just one which means when u get in tired u have to go back to reception wait for them to re set it before you can enter your paid for room! Not enough drawers for clothes 5 in all 2 in the desk and 3 beside the bed the other bedside table was a fridge which had to be pull forward for the plug to reach the socket Room 135. No tea and coffee making facilities included in the price. Again standard usually but not here. They also do not supply poached eggs or OJ for breakfast either, as we asked and they said no. Their boiled eggs have a grey ring inside and they have a weak Ribena drink for breakfast and that’s all for morning juice Shower room squidgy on a stick would be useful as curtain doesn’t stop splashing to other areas like near sink and loo. No tea and coffee in room v annoying 2 E per cup at reception. Miserable staff Very warm too hot some nights no control over room temperatures. Positives Warm Comfy beds Nice décor throughout

Was a bit apprehensive after reading some negative reviews .However the position in the old town is excellent Our room was immaculate and cleaned everyday to a high standard Wii Fi , TV , Excellent shower REMEMBER It is an old historic hotel with no lift and a maze of stairs and corridors which after the initial shock becomes part of the character of this historic hotel Breakfast was included and was more than adequate We would return Thank you St Olav

Lai 5 Tallinn

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Old Town, St. Olav Hotel is adjacent to Town Hall Square and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like St. Nicholas' Church. This 102-room, 4-star aparthotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Tallinn and also a short walk from St Mary's Cathedral and St. Olav's Church.


Explore the aparthotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


St. Olav Hotel's 102 apartments provide minibars, safes, and phones. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Hair dryers and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

St. Olav Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and conference space. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle for EUR 20 per vehicle one way, as well as an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

55.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 929 reviews