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Viru 8, Tallinn 10140 Estonia
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#20 of 98 hotels in Tallinn
Travellers' Choice
Late Medieval architecture in one of the oldest houses in Tallinn together with first-class service and possibilities create a unique atmosphere which connects with the environment surrounding the hotel. When renovating the house we respected both the initial architecture and the strict national heritage protection requirements that ensure that both the location and design of the hotel rooms is as loyal to the original concept of the house as possible. In 1997 Tallinn Old Town was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list and that can be regarded as the highest international acknowledgement to any historic town! In addition to a usual lodging experience we offer you an exclusive luxurious boutique-type experience, deriving from the unique design of the hotel building and its medieval legacy. Since all the rooms are unique and different from each other, the visitors may choose the intimacy or luxury of their preferred environment. Our breakfast is made of self-made or farm-grown fresh high-quality ingredients that are not so easily, if at all, found in shops. Natural and fresh breakfast is a unique experience that lights up the whole day! On the lower storey of Hotel Cru you will find a cosy and highly regarded restaurant of the same name. Hotel guests enjoy 10% off all items on the restaurant menu. Dmitri Haljukov, the head chef of the restaurant Cru, represented Estonia in the chef olympics final Bocuse d'Or in Lyon 2015. CRU Hotel is a good choice for both - leisure and business trips!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Breakfast buffet
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Room service
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Estonian, Finnish
435Reviews2Q+A66Room tips
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ElinaTee wrote a review 11 Sep
Helsinki, Finland37 contributions48 helpful votes
Cru is a charming small hotel in an old building. Though there is quite many steps and stairs so not for disabled. The location is excellent in the center of the old town. Everything was good, friendly service, nice and clean rooms, tasty breakfast. We'll come again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Petri P wrote a review 10 Sep
Riihimaki, Finland78 contributions42 helpful votes
Our second visit here but not necessarily the last one:) Location is no less than perfect and they worked hard too keep up quality in current situation. Because there is less travelers now they were forced to have less staff. You could notice that but it didn't bother us much. For example at breakfast there were moments that some items were finished for a while and stuff like that but it's understandable these days. Another example is that when we arrived our minibar was empty but as soon as I mentioned that hotel owner himself brought some drinks there. So they really did their best in these circumstances. And the rooms are still absolutely beautiful of course...
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Date of stay: August 2021
Kati U wrote a review Aug 2020
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One night is definitely not enough! We loved everything🥰 The hotel is so unique and homy😇 The hostess, Anneli, is like a sunshine in every move she makes. You just feel welcome in this hotel👌Cru is a perfect full package offering a cosy room with a fantastic restaurant on site🥰
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Anneli Raba, General Manager at Hotel CRU
Responded 25 Sep 2020
Hello dear Kati U! Thank you very much for your kind words about the CRU Hotel and about me, also giving us 5 out of 5 points. Your kind words are truly appreciated. It is always our pleasure to have you as our guest and we are proud we meet your expectations. We are looking forward to welcome you to our property. Warm regards, Anneli Raba
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solemareh wrote a review Aug 2020
Rome182 contributions134 helpful votes
Perfect location in the heart of tallin old town. The hotel is really charming. Our room was fantastic, huge and made of wood. The bathroom was very nice and the shower was perfect! Breakfast was good.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elmiina wrote a review Jul 2020
Helsinki, Finland93 contributions51 helpful votes
I stayed here one night at July 2020 - I wish to stay more! + friendly staff + beautiful house and rooms + special athmosphere + top location at the main street of old town + quiet rooms + great breakfast I don't find now any minuses :)
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Anneli Raba, General Manager at Hotel CRU
Responded 25 Sep 2020
Hello dear Elmiina! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and choosing the CRU Hotel for your stay in Tallinn. We are always glad to hear great feedback from happy guests such as you! Your comments will be shared with our hotel team so we can continue to deliver pleasant experiences! Waiting forward to see you at Cru Hotel soon! Best regards, Anneli Raba
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US$74 - US$200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel CRU
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel CRU?
Nearby attractions include Tallinn Old Town (0.3 km), Get Away Zone (0.10 km), and Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel CRU?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel CRU?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel CRU?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel CRU?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rataskaevu16, La Prima Pizza Vanalinn, and Väike Rataskaevu 16.
Is Hotel CRU located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Tallinn.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel CRU?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel CRU?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, Finnish, and Estonian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel CRU?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Toompea Hill (0.5 km), Viewing Point Kohtuotsa (0.3 km), and Kumu Art Museum (2.8 km).