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3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I had great stay in this hotel especially due to super-fast internet. I made internet speedtest and got download speed 85Mbps and upload speed 30 Mbps. Hotel has good central location in Tartu and the room was clean and comfortable too.

Everything is excellent in Barclay hotel with our little dog. However, this afternoon we went to hotel restaurant to eat with our mittelspitz, and the young friendly ladies said wellcome. We had ordered drinks when the young blondhaired guy came to say that unfortunately this is a family restaurant and dogs are not allowed. We were really shocked because our dog had beheaved really good. But we wont let them spoil our holiday. There are many nice dog-friendly restaurants in Tartu!

Hotel was really vintage and old fashioned. The keychain weighted more than my purse but was a nice touch. Would have to push the lift door. Nothing automatic really. Clean room with limited options. Nice staff. Breakfast was somewhat simple and lacking in options, but ok for any kind of trip.

A very good hotel in the absolute center of the city. Receptionist was professional and very helpful in fixing breakfast to those in the group without pre-paid ones. Rooms were clean and cosy. Selection at breakfast buffet a bit boring but fresh and tasty to the price of 8€. Free parking on the back yard. No budget but less than mid-range priced place. Can be recommended!

We stayed 2 nights in a suite with teraace on top floor. Wery ascetic but clean. Jacuzzi but no intructions so we didn't try. Wide terrace but only 2 simple chairs... Front desk service friendly but only every second clerk spoke english so that you could ask a bit more complicated questions. We were lucky to get parking on yard thanks to anice servant. A standard breakfast buffet but could have been served more nicely way. Cannot recommend for guests expecting more than 2nd class.

As I was trying to check out after my business trip sponsored by my employer, the hotel manager showed up and claimed it was illegal in Europe to charge a credit card other than the hotel guest's (such as my employer's card, which they had on file). I've since checked, and this is untrue. I explained that if I paid for an overseas expense with my own card, I'd pay a percentage fee. The manager said I was lying and this was impossible in any country. I was offended and decided to leave the hotel, which would force them to charge my employer's card, but when I came back down with my luggage the receptionist was crying because the manager had told her that if she couldn't make me pay with my card, he would charge HER for my stay. I found this shocking -- he accused a customer of lying, lied himself about European law, and then took out his anger on his employee. So I wouldn't recommend staying here unless you're paying for your own stay, and even so, be wary of the sadistic and incompetent manager!

Barclay hotel is suitably located nearby University of Tartu, Emma river and main square of the Tartu city. Rooms are nice, staff members are very friendly and breakfast is just awsome. I have hardly found such a wonderful breakfast as a complementary stuff. This hotel would always be my first choice if I go to Tartu again.

I stayed in Barclay hotel for one night together with a bigger group. The hotel was dated but clean and ok for the price. The front desk didn't really speak English and they felt a bit rude. The room was in good size, there was a big window towards a park. Breakfast was good. The reason we stayed here was that all the other hotels were full. I was positively surprised! I could stay here again. Location is perfect!

This hotel have seen a lot and suffered in time. Stayed there with my family as there was no place to stay else in Tartu. Rooms are weary and small. Breakfast was OK and the lobby bar called Ylikool was decent and worth to visit.

First of all, the room rate was messed up. Then next day our room was not cleaned but marked "cleaned". The receptionist reported to the manager but we did not hear a word of apology from management. Our colleague on the 5th floor could not have good sleep because of the noise of street and inside hotel.

Ülikooli 8 Tartu

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk

Barclay places you next to Monument to Gustav II Adolf and Monument to Barclay de Tolly. This 49-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a business center. Tartu Mattiesen Print Shop and Father and Son' sculpture are also a short walk from this Tartu hotel.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Ylicool, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


All 49 rooms provide safes and desks. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Barclay enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and a business center. Limited parking is available. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

50.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 64 reviews