Solo Sokos Hotel Estoria. FOTO: The Telegraph
The Telepraph eksperdid hindasid 13 Eesti hotelli. Enamus neist sai 10st maksimumpunktist 8.
- Schlössle hotel 8/10
- Hotel Telegraaf 8/10
- Hotel St. Petersbourg 8/10
- Swissotel Tallinn 8/10
- Savoy Boutique Hotel 8/10
- Hilton Tallinn Park 8/10
- The Three Sisters Hotel 8/10
- Solo Sokos Hotel Estoria 8/10
- Radisson Blu Sky Hotel 8/10
- Kreutzwald Hotel Tallinn 8/10
- Original Sokos Hotel Viru 7/10
- Centennial Hotel Tallinn 7/10
- Hotel Barons 7/10
Toome allpool ära ühe hotelli täpsema hinnangu The Telegraph ekspertide poolt – Solo Sokos Hotel Estoria.
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General rating 8/10
The Estoria, located on the edge of Tallinn’s charming medieval Old Town, has 93 rooms dedicated to a different story from Estonian culture or history. The décor is fresh, bright and cheerful, conceived by modern national designers, conveying an upbeat mood and ambience.
The Estoria is right above central Tallinn’s most modern shopping mall, the Viru Centre, and the underground bus station serving the city districts. The Old Town is a 10-minute walk from the main door, and the main ferry terminals are similarly close by cab or 20 minutes away on foot.
Style & character 8/10
The hotel is a new cousin to – and accessed through the lobby of – the long-established, neighbouring Sokos Hotel Viru and was developed in cooperation with the Estonian Design Centre as an original, breezy showcase for the work of young Estonian designers. The design theme and national stories idea are fun and pleasing, and include an explanatory book in each room. Although the exterior is modern and nondescript, the interior is brightly coloured, freshand cheerful.
Service & facilities 8/10
Helpful and chatty receptionists create a good first impression. All guests have access to a library/lounge on approaching their rooms, with free coffee, newspapers, sweets and a small library. There are two beauty salons shared with the Viru hotel, and the My Fitness gym in the Viru Centre is also available for guests. Three public saunas with whirlpool tubs are available at the neighbouring Hotel Viru.
Beds are a little high but very comfortable. Custom-made bed linen is brightly coloured, as is other furniture. Individual stories are told by way of a montage of pictures and captions with an absorbing annotated map of Estonia. Each room has an Estonian minibar, with local snacks, chocolate and drinks. Air conditioning, safes, irons and ironing boards, and tea- and coffee-making facilities feature in all rooms. Bathrooms are clean and modern.
Food & drink 7/10
The breakfast in the Merineitsi restaurant features healthy smoothies and juices and an ample buffet spread, including Estonian cheeses, berries, fish and cheese cuts. The Amarillo Mexican restaurant, with a popular outdoor summer terrace, is connected to the hotel, as is the Sports Bar on the ground floor. Merineitsi is bookable for functions and holds lively show and dinner nights. Guests have free entry to nightclub Café Amigo.
Value for money 7/10
Double rooms from £79 (€94) in low season; rising to £88 (€104) in high. Breakfast included in most rates, otherwise €16 (£13). Free Wi-Fi.