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St. Olav Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice hotel in the city center. Comfortable beds and really nice. Old-fashion interior which looks very pretty. But air-condition in my room didn't work instead of it, we had fan with didn't work properly too

I loved the location and the old feel of the hotel. There was plenty of periof artwork to compliment the historical setting of the hotel and there was a lovely courtyard. While my room was clean there was a distinct smell of urine. I'm not sure if it was the bed cover or something else but it was very off putting. The bathroom sink or shower drain also had a bad smell and it was unpleasant to use the bathroom as a result and I needed to keep the door shut to the bedroom to stop the smell spreading. Because of this I probably won't return to the hotel despite enjoying the decor

The hotel is in the old town and is in a gorgeous old building although some of the floor boards might disturb a light sleeper as guests moved past. The decor is superb with lovely antiques and an extremely helpful English speaking staff at reception. I found the breakfasts magnificent and quite sufficient to set you up for a full day until an evening meal. I discovered a patio on the first floor with nice furniture allowing me to indulge my nicotine habit without needing to go out into the street. I really could not fault this hotel for ambiance and service.

Hotel in old town. Convenient if You want to see the city. Rooms quite small and hot if You got in in 4th flour. Very small corridors and not so convenient if You are with big lugadge. No elevator even if it is 4 star hotel. Worst think is parking -to park it close to hotel costs 6 EUR/ hour. Nearest public parking -in aprx 400 m and costs 10EUR/night. Clean. Reception service is quite poor too.

Imposible to sleep before 4 am in the morning because of the nigth club in the basement.Impossible de dormir avant 4 heures du matin a cause de la boite de nuit dans les sous sol de l'hotel. A manager who did not answer to the claims. A very poor breakfest and charged for 10 euro ,the price of a correct lunch any where! And for that price no toaster available!The waitresses are totally unsociable We had two rooms for two nigths...but the rooms have not been cleaned. I formaly recommand to avoid that very poor hotel to anyone!

I had a windowless room. I could hear absolutely everything happening in the lobby. No noise cancellation. I could even hear the guy in the next room snoring as if he was in the room with me. ' I called the receptionist to tell her my remote is missing. She said "I don't know. I'm just an administrator. Call in the morning".

The location was great and the décor is quirky and authentic.The room was very small indeed and there was no window. The courtyard has a huge conference facility squeezed into it so opening our bedroom door onto a large glass conservatory which was preparing for a reception felt a little uncomfortable and lacking in privacy. The receptionist did not explain that our room was in the courtyard so we were left wondering around for a while looking for it. The breakfast was fine and staff were attentive and polite, but the buffet might have been better organised so lots of people could get to it at once!

Stayed here 2 nights / 3 days for business. Extremely quirky hotel with narrow corridors and maze like floors (reminded me of the house in Hansel & Gretel). Lots of stairs and no lifts so those beware for whom mobility is an issue. Reminiscent of older communist hotels (character and style) - staff friendly and keen to assist. Rooms small and very warm. The room fan was used 24/7 to moderate temperature. Small bathroom but excellent shower with strong water pressure. Acoustics poor both in room and external (could hear the guest next door snoring) (floors creaking and people passing by my room chatting). If noise disturbance is an issue suggest ear plugs or another hotel. Central location - 5 mins from main square. All in all good value for money (based on cost) but westerners may prefer a newer establishment or some of the chain hotels

Great location. Friendly staff. Breakfast was all you needed to start the day... Great porridge.... Very clean suite, corridors and public areas.... Would stay here again... Make sure you have no walking difficulties as hotel is a maze of corridors... Estonian people very friendly

I have never stayed in a hotel like this, it was very odd with peculiar corridors and a very quirky layout. It's great fun just wandering around and looking at its features, e.g. beams across the corridors, wonky floors etc. It is a charming place. The room was lovely (if a little too warm) and breakfast was good. It is also in a good location in Tallinn old town. I would recommend this hotel for its location and quirkiness!

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. Transportation is made easy with 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.

Room options

Standard Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Single Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

55% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 794 reviews