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Lai 49, Tallinn 10133 Estonia
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#44 of 98 hotels in Tallinn
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Enjoy the medieval charm of the Old Town of Tallinn, by staying at Rija Old Town Hotel! The hotel is at the crossroads of prominent viewing sites, restaurants, museums and entertainment sites. A half-minute walk away from Rija Old Town Hotel, it is possible to see the St. Olaf’s Church of Tallinn, as well as other medieval architectural objects. Approximately 600 m from the hotel there is a railway station,while Tallinn Passenger Port is only 1,2 km away.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Estonian
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Safari747 wrote a review Sep 2022
Brisbane, Australia52 contributions26 helpful votes
I made a confirmed reservation with Booking.com, later Rija Old Town Hotel, sent a message saying they had to cancel our booking, stating an error on their reservation system, that there were NO ROOMS AVAILABLE, they said they had rebooked us into their sister hotel that we discovered was NOT in or near to the Old Town of Tallinn, don’t fall for this ruse! When I called the hotel from the airport on our arrival they couldn’t care less about the cancellation, sounds like it happens frequently! As a result we stayed at the wonderfully historic & atmospheric St Olavs Hotel in the absolute centre of the Old Town. Note: RIJA Old Town Hotel is not as well located & is on the extreme perimeter of the Old town with traffic noise complaints from other guest reviews Overall we had a far better experience due to their “ error”
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Webbo73 wrote a review Sep 2022
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Excellent location in the Old Town. Lovely building, liked the mix of old and new. Easy to get to from the airport (The public transport system in Tallinn is excellent, really no need for a taxi even with 2 large suitcases. Tram 4, then tram 2!) Room was very small and I’d paid for the larger room so goodness knows how small the 2 smaller options are. Beds were comfortable. No air con but did supply a small fan. Had to sleep with the windows closed as we overlooked a busy main road. No noise once they were shut, although it did get hot. Really could do with air con. Bathroom is small but clean. As others have mentioned, water gets everywhere after a shower. No extractor fan, or at least I couldn’t work it out. Minibar prices reasonable, comparable to restaurant prices. Kettle and tea available but the only coffee in the room was premixed 3in1. I don’t have milk so this was a problem. Plentiful breakfast and good choice. Not sure every British/US palate would appreciate all the things on offer but we enjoyed trying new things. Coffee at breakfast was excellent but machine slow so a bit of a queue for that. Reasonable hotel in good location so would return.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Julian E wrote a review Apr 2022
London, UK219 contributions110 helpful votes
We booked on the day with our flexible itinerary and got a ground floor twin room (facing the old city) with breakfast for 53 euros, even with the hotel full. It was superbly clean and tidy and the breakfast had lots of hot and cold choices. It felt like a four star hotel with lots of historic chatacter and proximity to the main sites. We walked to the airport in 45 minutes. Recommend the cosy Koht bar for a drink and the superb restaurant Rataskaevu 16 for dinner. I had Elk for 22 euros!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Hayley N wrote a review Dec 2021
Calgary, Canada8 contributions10 helpful votes
Kind of just okay. Relatively clean and nice but it was absolutely meltingly hot in the room and i couldn't open the windows. It was so loud all through the night. Didn't make it to breakfast. The shower curtain would stick to you when you took a shower which was a bit awkward. Decent price for just an okay hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Rasa C wrote a review Nov 2021
Vilnius, Lithuania5 contributions1 helpful vote
Give all the credits to Rija Old Town hotel! Ideal for a short stay. Location is perfect. Nice venue of hotel mixing the old original details with new renovation. Room was small (it's OK if you come to hotel just to sleep), well equipped. Staff is helpful and polite. We could enjoy the fantastic view of st. Olaf church, old city wall and the random shaped red roofs over the window of our room. It can be more noisy in the rooms where are located to street side. We were happy with breakfast buffet - good choice for any taste and quality products. Few parking places are available in the town not far away from hotel. It was not a problem for us. One thing we could not understand - how to swich on the ventilation in shower/wc-room :) Good rate of price and quality!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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wrote a review Oct 2021
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Located in the edge of Tallinn oldtown, next to a noisy road with tram rail running, you won't be able to sleep too much. We got a comfort room and immediately when we step inside, there was a big stain on the floor's carpet, looked like someone vomit there and they didn't bother to clean it properly. Toilet is small with water going everywhere after shower. Staff are unfriendly, breakfast is okay, nothing special. They took deposit for minibar, which we have never seen in any hotels. At the moment I'm writing this review is 5 days since I left the hotel and I still haven't received my deposit back.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Bernardo Carnevale wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom274 contributions322 helpful votes
Vert well located inside the Old Town (you’ll definitely want that), this is a cosy hotel to stay in. My room was spacious enough for just one person (would’ve been good for a couple as well) and the bed was OK. Bathroom was well illuminated and modern. Amenity wise, the mini fridge a good selection of products- wish they had more beers in it though and the prices are OK. No air conditioning, but could sleep reasonably well with the window opened Breackfast was average but nothing special. Overall, a good choice!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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MiraThePumpkin wrote a review Aug 2021
Cambridge, United Kingdom198 contributions49 helpful votes
Rija Old Town Hotel is super close to the train station (by walking), and not that far from the airport (by taxi). It is right in the Tallinn old town, which is super convenient if you want to explore this UNESCO site. The hotel is in the lovely building (photo attached) which is also part of medieval wall. You can see the wall when you enter the hotel or your room. The place is clean and lovely, and the rooms are great. I loved how rooms and bathrooms had different light settings. Even though the shower was little, the furniture&sink were chosen very well to make it feel more spacious and lovely. The room has TV, hangers, fridge, ear plugs, shoe horn, drinks, and other things. The bed was nice but I wish it was softer. It was too hot for me to sleep also, but I did not open the windows because of passing car noise (I should have used ear plugs!). The room and reception service was nice. I loved the breakfast buffet and the fact that we could eat breakfast outside. Overall, one of the best places I stayed in. I'd love to come back. Oh, and the price was great!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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stuartclark01 wrote a review Dec 2019
Guisborough, United Kingdom161 contributions44 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights, on a visit to the Tallinn Christmas market Situated at the edge of the Old Town, near Far Margaret's Tower , the hotel is interesting and atmospheric - in the dining room there is a huge curved wall, and if you read the small plaque on it, it dates back to the 1370s. There is a curious curved walkway from the reception up to the lift, which is tiny. Our room on the 4th floor, was up in the eaves with a low sloping ceiling . Bed was comfortable, and the room had all the amenities you'd need for a short stay. Breakfast was adequate; not really orange juice, rather oranges flavoured water. Reception staff were friendly and helpful. They take a €50 deposit on arrival, against the minibar in the room; thus is refunded if you haven't used the minibar.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sergey wrote a review Dec 2019
St. Petersburg, Russia19 contributions
This hotel located conveniently: near from him there is Fat Margarita's Tower, building "Three sisters" and Cathedral Olivesti. You can get to the center for 5-7 minutes. The hotel is clean and not too expensive. The breakfast was fine!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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US$47 - US$68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
meriton old town tallinn, hotel meriton old town
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Meriton Old Town Hotel
LOCATION
EstoniaHarju CountyTallinn
NUMBER OF ROOMS
41
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rija Old Town Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Rija Old Town Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tallinn Old Town (0.4 km), Estonian Health Museum (0.3 km), and Medieval Photo (0.05 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rija Old Town Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Rija Old Town Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Rija Old Town Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chakra, Odessa Restaurant, and Gelato Ladies.
Is Rija Old Town Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Tallinn.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rija Old Town Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, and Estonian.
Are there any historical sites close to Rija Old Town Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Toompea Hill (0.9 km), Viewing Point Kohtuotsa (0.6 km), and Tallinn Town Wall (0.5 km).