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2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We spent one night in Tartu during our visit of Estonia. Location of this hotel is superb. We had diner and breakfast, everything OK. Rooms were a little cramped and the shower very small. For one night do-able.

This hotel is centrally situated and provided what I needed for a one-night stay. It is handy to the university area where there are plenty of cafes and restaurants. The breakfast was a neat addition.

Excellent location. Rooms are rather simple but clean and comfortable. There are also family rooms available. Unfortunately the restaurant downstairs does close early, especially on public holidays - note that the kitchen closes far before restaurant itself, so you can have a drink or something but nothing to eat. Very uncomfortable when you're with kids.

We stayed one night as part of a tour group. Standard room was comfortable with aircon and a safe, but the shower curtain did not keep water from getting some of the bathroom floor wet - that's why there's a squeegee. Walking distance to the town centre. Breakfast was fine. .

First of all good points. The location is excellent, it is virtually in the bus station and in the city centre – most of the city sights and attractions are reachable on foot. The décor of the hotel is pleasant and simple, Nordic style. I stayed in a single room which, though small, was comfortable and with enough space. They have adopted also the Nordic way of economy hotels by disposing of wardrobes, which is not very convenient but still acceptable. Bed, though far from kingsize, was comfy enough (except for the pillow, which was of laughable size). Towels and sheets were very clean and new, room was well cleaned, though there was a trace of mould in the bathroom. Breakfast was very good, with some items excellent, some just acceptable, but there was plenty of choice. WiFi worked perfectly, but only untill about 23.00, after that it became hopeless. Hotel staff was pleasant and efficient. As I had the room for discount price of 40 EUR, it would have been excellent stay. Which, however, was marred by two points: the hotel is very noisy, with street noise and restaurant ventilator noise coming even through the closed windows and also quite loud A/C added to it, so, as it was balmy weather, I chose to sleep with the windows open and A/C switched off. But in any case, earplugs are very advisable. And the most annoying thing was the shower. Yes, it is strong and efficient, but it is only a curtained area in the toilet/bathroom with inefficient drainage. So, after the showering you have to stand for some time in quite deep puddle, which reaches bathroom doorsill. Then, when it eventually drains (at least partly), you will have to dry the floor with the supplied cleaner and only then put the mat and step on it. For this daily showering chore only I cannot evaluate the otherwise quite OK place by more than three stars.

Nothing fancy. I recommend you to take earplugs with you, because the air conditioner is so loud! It was impossible to sleep without them. I stayed in a single room, which was tiny, but bed was really comfortable. Breakfast was nice, meals in hotel cafe were good (reminded home-made food). Hotel is in the city center next to the bus staion, old town and bigger shops are nearby (5 minutes walk). Hotel's receptionist was really nice and friendly!

Even more what you could expect from 2* hotel - there was also safe in the room. But the price is the same as for 3-4* hotels which is not worth it. For 70-80EUR per double you can definitely find better choice. The good: Location is very good: abt 10-15 minutes by feet to old town. Several shopping malls literally over the street or over the corner. Central bus station and market over the street. AHHAA and AURA centres over the street. Both check-in and restaurant stuff very polite and professional. Parking free of charge. WiFi free of charge. Breakfast quite in choice. Quality is ok for 2* hotel. Clean room Nice lobby A/C is not blowing onto the bed. The bad. Small room. Little rundown feeling. Pillows not comfy. Floor squeaks. And you can hear also these squeaks from the room above yours. Absolutely useless WiFi in the room - it is available only by the door and drops the signal all the time. Shower not separated from wc and sink. If one takes shower, nobody can use sink or toilet as floor is wet. Sometimes through the Bathroom ventilation you can hear whispers(or other sounds) from other bathroom/s :) I would definitely recommend this hotel and stay again, but only if it will not cost more than 40eur per night.

This is a fairly large hotel next to the bus station, about ten minutes walk from the Old Town (just follow the river) and convenient for transport links and shopping. Clean, with air con, a safe and a powerful shower, it's stripped down basics-plus here; perfectly okay if you're just passing through, which most people probably are. The beds are a bit like sleeping on a camp bed and the air con in our room didn't seem to work. Breakfast is a fairly comprehensive buffet with plenty of seating. Oddly, the room was supplied with a clothes brush and shoe horn. Fellow travellers with single rooms suggested their accommodation was bijou at best, so might be worth an upgrade if you're on your own.

Perfect location - right next to the main bus station and in a walking distance away from historical center. Hotel offers rooms as hostel too, which is great, because you pay less, but get the same service, especially breakfast. Would stay again.

A basic hotel that is extremely well located should you want to catch the bus to/from Tallinn. Staff very helpful, room a bit basic but absolutely fine. Breakfast pretty decent as well. Would use it again for its convenience

Soola 3 Tartu

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa services

Tartu places you next to Science Centre AHHAA and within a 15-minute walk of Tartu Town Hall. This 68-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to University of Tartu and St. John's Church.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's café, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 68 air-conditioned rooms provide safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Tartu enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for EUR 5 per person one way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-in.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 188 reviews