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Tartu

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed one evening at this hotel and chose it simply because it was beside the bus station for my early morning bus, and because it was cheaper than many places in town. I have nothing bad to say about this place. The girls at the front desk were always pleasant and helpful. They let me check-in early, which isn't always common. My room was a simple single - one single bed, a desk, some spots for storage and a bathroom. The bathroom set-up was what can be typical in Europe - no separate shower but a space where the shower head hangs and then the floor typically gets all wet. There was a stick to wipe the water away, which was helpful. The drapes in the hotel were good, the windows were sealed well and the lighting was perfectly adequate. There is also a sauna you can pay to use on the top floor and breakfast was included with my rate. I actually didn't see the breakfast because I left early however the girls at the front packed me a breakfast box that was very hearty, which I enjoyed on the bus. Overall, decent location - about a 10 minute walk to town square but across the street from a mall with a grocery store. There is also fast food close by and a waterpark nearby as well. I enjoyed my stay quite a lot.

Very good hotel, very clean rooms, good size rooms. Staff is very friendly, particularly Marilin at the front desk who was very helpful and patient with us ! Free parking is a huge plus regarding this hotel. Breakfast is very complete, from hot porridge to bacon, sausages, eggs and potatoes, including salads and fresh fruits, this place is very generous when it comes to the breakfast. All in all a very good hotel at a great price!

Room was OK, but breakfast was average. Very good location. Parking in front of the hotel. Didn't have dinner there, because there are so many great places nearby. Not sure if we will visit again. Price range was ok.

The entrance is hard to find because Soola is a 1-way street and not easy to access. But the front desk personnel was very helpful over the phone and talked us in. They were also very good at helping us pass information to family members checking in at a time close to ours. The hotel looks like it has been in operation for years but has undergone upgrades and additions The lobby had 1960's style furniture (think "Jetsons!") but was clean and welcoming. The handicapped accessible room that we rented was situated in the newer section of the hotel. It was clean and reasonably functional. My wheelchair fit alongside the bed with a little room to spare. The bed was like a platform with a thick futon on top. Not very luxurious but comfortable enough. Unfortunately the lip up to the bathroom was too high, making it necessary to only enter the bathroom by backing in the wheelchair (big tires first). The handicapped accessible fixtures in the bathroom were strong and well planned. The breakfast buffet was served in the walk-out basement. It was good and had a broad assortment of flavorful choices. This hotel is perfect for low-cost travelers (such as students coming to his university city!) Functional but not fancy!

To start with posotive side. Very good location at proximity of old town center and major shoping malls. Tidy rooms are exeptional clean and the hotel is quiet. Good breakfast. Plenty of parking place. On negative side they do switch off the aircon for the night so around four am room is getting very humid and transfering to greenhouse.

Wonderful digs, modern, all you need but rooms are smallish. However everything you need is nearby. You can walk to everything you want to see in Tartu. Worth the stay. Cafe on the ground floor, hair salon, sauna you need for nothing.

I stayed here for just one night. This is a very modern hotel. The staff are a bit unapproachable. The single rooms are described as hostel rooms (in the lifts) and that's pretty much what they are. Small, clean and functional. The bathroom is basically a wet room. The sleeping area has a comfortable single bed and there is a TV with at least four English language stations. Wi-Fi is free. The hotel is well situated with several shopping malls nearby and is close to the river.

The hotel rooms do not have air conditioning. It appears that the hallway and perhaps the lounge have air-conditioning, but the rooms do not. During the middle of the day your tiny room is swelteringly hot. You can't be in the room during the day whatsoever in the heat. The room has a dark colored carpet that looks dirty whether it is or not. There is very little space to open a suitcase, and when you do it takes up all available floor space. The rooms are tiny and I am accustomed to European hotel rooms. The hotel is located in a noisy area next to the bus depot. There is a "gym" on the fifth floor but the hotel charges you five euros to use it. For those five euros you don't even get a towel or water. It's really just a fitness center with a few pieces of equipment – not a gym. This hotel takes on tour groups. This makes the breakfast room extremely crowded in the morning. There is a safe in the room. There is no refrigerator in the room and I could not find an ice machine. So don't even think about having a cold drink in your room. The shower is one that wets the entire floor of the bathroom when you take a shower. There's no separation between the shower and the toilet. Due to the heat and the noise I did not sleep well at all this hotel. I couldn't wait to leave. The least they could do is provide a fan for your room but they do not.

Hotel is well located for an easy walk into the historical Tartu. Of particular note is the history of Tartu University and its founding by Swedish King Gustav Adolphus in 1632. At the hotel very good reception desk personnel, quiet and modern. Behind the hotel is a building worth reflecting upon for its architectural courage. No complaints with this clean hotel and staff.

I was only going to spend one night in Tartu, so the fact this hotel is opposite the bus station is a great way of not losing time or money with taxis. Should you take the train, it is much further away. The bus station area from what I saw is not like in other cities in which it can be less pleasant to be at night. All the staff I met were friendly and efficient and my room, although quite small, was comfortable clean. The breakfast room area was quite big with a terrace area for summer. None of the problems you have in some smaller hotels of places to sit down. There is a supermarket in the shopping centre opposite - by the bus station and the walk into the old town/Uni area is only five minutes or slightly longer along the river. You will find plenty of good places to eat and drink there too.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double or Twin Room

Twin 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

Twin 1 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 218 reviews