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St. Olav Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We booked through Expedia, and requested a Family room for three people with a double and a fold up bed. When we got to the hotel, even though the three of us were at reception we were given a small double room. They had not bothered to read the requirement for a fold up bed at all. The second room was at the front of the hotel over the nightclub and karaoke bar on a warm night, the only way to try and sleep was to close the window. We appreciate that the hotel is old, so no air con, but they have no fans either; so the room gets very warm and uncomfortable. Also, because of the starnge layout, even though our room was located almost over the front door, it took about 3 minutes walk to get there from reception. Breakfast fare is very so-so, orange and apple juice are actually squash, not fresh juice. Staff attitude is so-so as well. At checkout we asked if they had been paid via credit card, and they said "No", so we offered cash, which they readily accepted, even though the credit card had been charged. Expedia though have arranged a refund. Location for the old town, however, is good and its a €9 fare to either the ferry port or the airport.

A comfortable stay in a central hotel. Good choice for a weekend away. It is a maze to find your room with never ending corridors which may not be ideal when arriving tired after a long journey but I soon got to understand the layout and that is all part of the charm of this hotel. The breakfast was basic but adequate and it was a good place to stay.

The first night we had a room right above their disco and karaoke club. The noise seemed to come from all corner and until 5 AM. Guess how much I slept.. The second night we were allowed to move to the second floor in another wing and here it was quite although there was a wedding party going on. Both rooms was ok, nicely decorated and even quite spacious. The breakfast was just soso. The reception staff and neither friendly nor especially helpful. We witnessed that three rooms were given but other guests were still not checked out from them. St Olav is in the old town. There are plenty of restaurants around. I recommend Wine Not? Just opposite.

I don't know how this hotel got rated with 4 stars. Staff is unfriendly, it's difficult to find your room and exit-signs don't lead anywhere. Sounds from the disco downstairs can be heard to your room, occasional sewer smell appears and breakfast is very simple. Won't go again and wouldn't recommend to others.

My partners parents stayed for the weekend in that hotel and the stay was just terrible so the whole vacation was ruined. Hotel cannot even offer the main aim of accommodation: sleep. St Olav's hotel is so after the money that they don't care about their customers. They rent out hotel's restaurant for the night. So two nights in a row there was a big Russian wedding that lasted until 5 AM. We were given a room above the wedding venue and sleeping was not possible. Even more, the room did not have window, just a small square "catflap". When parents went around 3 AM to ask from reception when party will be over and asked it to stop they were told off and laughed at by the receptionist.It is not possible to get into contact with a manager and receptionist do not anything. They were not offered a new room or a compensation. The hotel was old, room did not fulfill expectations, unprofessional staff. The whole stay was terrible and do not recommend that accommodation.

This in a unique mediavel hotel with lots of atmosphere and very central location (close to the old town). Amazingly large selection of all kinds of food for breakfast. Quite noisy if your room happens to be above the staircase or facing the street. Would definitely come back to this hotel.

The front desk staff was very unhelpful and usually smoked with their friends in the lobby. It felt like we were imposing when asking basic questions about check-out and the room. In the end - we spoke directly with the cleaning staff, who were more helpful when we could not use the TV or needed any questions answered about our room. Our room was on the top floor overlooking a courtyard - other guests were quiet and so it was a peaceful stay. The linens and beds were comfortable and the room was spacious.

The worst hotel experience ever! No running water, very unpleasant staff and terrible noise from the night club nearby. The staff was indifferent, and they even lied in order to get rid of the situation. If you want to enjoy your stay in Tallinn, please avoid this hotel.

Location is good and the building is very historical, lot of stairs and small hallways, no elevator. It is a maze, it was quite difficult to find a way to the room :) Room was quite tidy and comfy, but there were no aircondition. It was really noisy, you could hear all sounds from the street and there was a karaoke bar downstairs. Also the walls were extremely thin and you can hear the conversations from the next room. So don't tell any secrets while you are staying there! Lot of small things didn't work: minibar was warm, and drain in the shower had a bloggage. Breakfast was not good. Would I recommend this hotel? Not really.

Had a great stay in this hotel. Was a great location in the old town. Hotel had a lot of character... felt like I was staying in a fairy tell hotel (shrek) we had three adults In one room was lots of room for us all.

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 846 reviews