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Raekoja plats 2, Tartu 51003 Estonia
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#16 of 26 hotels in Tartu
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Hotel Draakon is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Tartu, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Tartu, Hotel Draakon is located a short distance from Observatory of the University of Tartu (0.1 mi) and Sculpture Bronze Pig (0.1 mi).

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a minibar and a desk, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Hotel Draakon features room service, baggage storage, and currency exchange, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a sauna and free breakfast.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the Mediterranean restaurants, including La Dolce Vita, Vapiano, and Oma Terrass, all of which are a short distance from Hotel Draakon.

If you’re looking for something to do, AHHAA Science Centre (0.5 mi), Tartu Old City (0.1 mi), and Tartu University Botanical Garden (0.3 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Hotel Draakon.

Enjoy your stay in Tartu!

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Billiards
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Car hire
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
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Allergy-free room
Desk
Housekeeping
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Safe
Minibar
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Estonian, Finnish and 1 more
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Marcus V wrote a review Aug 2022
Tallinn, Estonia13 contributions32 helpful votes
This is a great location for a hotel and has lots of potential, but unfortunately it is run very badly. The staff is kind of non existent and the staff that is there like reception should be sent back to 1975 when the kind of arrogant and unhelpful attitude was ok. This old woman working there is like something out of a movie. Does not welcome you, is completely disinterested in you and then expects the visitors do her job for her. Upon check in she told is that we have a wrong credit card (the contactless kind that 90% of people use these days) and that we should go and get some cash instead. When I told her that there is nothing wrong with the card and she should get a new terminal from the bank she just sulked there. When I refused to go to find cash for her she finally " found" a solution. She went to the back room somewhere and processed the payment there. Which means she well knew how to solve the issue already before starting to argue with me. So it is basically your problem as a client to solve issues for her. Same thing happened to a client before me when he wanted to know if the windows of his room faced the square. She only said that if you want that you must pay 450 euros. (??!) She acted as if the client wanted a free upgrade when probably all he wanted to know was if the room is quiet or not cause there was a concert at the town hall square. Anyway he attitude is by far the worst I have seen since Soviet time and she has no business working in the service industry. To top it all of, when I asked for her name in the end of this check in. She just hissed that she is not obligated to give out this information.... Hmmmm Ok
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Humanoid wrote a review Apr 2022
Helsinki, Finland85 contributions12 helpful votes
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An AMEX credit card is not valid, although it is clearly written in Estonian that all credit cards, including AMEX, are valid. Upon check-in, immediate payment was required for the entire time, I have never seen anything like it before. But I realized afterwards why, the whole hotel is run by only two people and no one is usually seen at the reception. in three days there was a older woman there, who is reportedly the owner. Customer service was arrogant, we didn’t dare ask anything, we just thought we would hopefully get out of here quickly. He did try to be friendly, but he always seemed to be defensive. No wonder, because the furniture, carpet and mattresses must have been from 1990. The armchair looked dirty, we didn’t dare sit there. There were only two small tired, really uncomfortable pillows in the bed, two more were asked and we got similar little bumps. The faucet gets water really slowly, the shower faucet leaks. The toilet bowl sways. The breakfast room was really cold, probably about 10 degrees. The hotel needs renovation and decent customer service since I was born in Tartu, so this kind of hotel in the center is a huge shame. I recommend Lydia Hotel, which is next door.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Petri K wrote a review Oct 2021
Agadir, Morocco98 contributions63 helpful votes
Nice quiet hotel at city center. It situated between city hall and university. Old friendly couple was taking care of us, room had a good view to hill nearby, breakfast was served to the room and there was a safe parkingarea. House with a long history!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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tompower3 wrote a review Jun 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom9 contributions5 helpful votes
Great hotel on centre of town. Room clean and spacious. Staff friendly very helpful. Good breakfast highly recommend. Best location at a bargain price. Very pleased with our stay hope to return again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Joelle G wrote a review Sep 2019
Strasbourg, France11 contributions3 helpful votes
It has become common knowledge that the only good think about this hotel is the location. Don't be fooled because you will get a room at the back of the building overlooking the parking lot. Only pricey suites face the nice square. What shocked us however was the way we were greeted. We had to wait 15 minutes at reception then a grumpy old woman (the owner?) and a man showed up. She was so rude and aggressive, I don't know where to start. It ruined our stay. Seriously, look for another hotel, you deserve better!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Olivier G. wrote a review Aug 2019
Strasbourg, France184 contributions93 helpful votes
The reason behind this rating ? First of all, you are, if I can say, welcomed by a old angry couple with absolutely no sense of customer management. It is a kind of take it or leave it decision that you to make in few minutes. Secondly, the room. The size is fairly acceptable, no comment on that. The bedding is very tired, you literally sink in the bed, pillows are old, filled with foam and I wonder how long they haven’t been cleaned. The carpet is smelly and the furniture date from the 90’s. Thirdly, the bathroom. Everything is just basic. Shower screen ? No, a simple plastic curtain. Towels, yet, but thick as cigarette paper. My two positive points, hence my rating, are the location, right in the middle of the city center, and the free car park. Charging 89 € in that part of Europe for such a poor service and low room standards is more a robbery than a nice cosy place where to stay in Tartu....
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jotjotp wrote a review Jun 2019
Tampere, Finland19 contributions
cosy affordable hotel in excellent location, free inner yard parking and great breakfast. hosted by nice couple for long time. hopefully soon again. hotel is in many levels, not suited for totally disabled, but equipped with elevator
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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j6flpwx1 wrote a review Nov 2018
London, United Kingdom15 contributions2 helpful votes
I’ve stayed in different hotels in Tartu and nowhere have I experienced such lack of professionalism. Location may be great, but it doesn’t outweigh the appalling customer service at reception. Ended up not staying in there.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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LT75 wrote a review Aug 2018
Estonia41 contributions11 helpful votes
Location - great. Room - distant, hat to take a hike with luggage on stairs. Service - if you meant closing the door for a night - it did exist! Otherwise - not present or pre-occupied and constantly leaving somewhere. Breakfast - edible Parking - free in the inner yard. Had to performe like Houdini to get out of the car after all the parking alarms in the car protested loudly and claimed to be claustrofobic. Had to take them to the car-therapist sessions later,as the claimed to have panic attacks and claustrophoby afterwards.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Vilve T wrote a review Jul 2018
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This hotel has the best location in Tartu, right beside Raekoja square. Both the Old Town and Toomemägi with Angel's Bridge and Devil's Bridge are only a short walk away. When you are checking in you probably have to wait a little, because there is nobody at the reception usually at first. Then all of a sudden an elderly lady storms in to deal with you. She is definitely not in a rush. Later on we found out that the owner of the place works both at the reception and as a maid. The room is nice and big. Big bed with a great large duvet. The pillows have seen their better days, but when asked you will get extra. There is also a decent mini-bar. Breakfast is served in rooms with excellent interior. The choice is plenty, although some pastry was average.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: NB! If you are arriving late, you must call the owner lady on the phone. The door is not open 24/7.
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US$101 - US$124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Draakon
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Draakon?
Nearby attractions include Tartu University Botanical Garden (0.5 km), Tartu Town Hall Square (0.1 km), and 'The Kissing Students' sculpture and fountain (0.04 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Draakon?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Draakon?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Draakon?
Conveniently located restaurants include Werner Cafe, La Dolce Vita, and Restaurant Hõlm.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Draakon?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Draakon have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Draakon offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Draakon located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Tartu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Draakon?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Draakon offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Draakon?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Russian, Finnish, and Estonian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Draakon?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tartu Town Hall Square (0.1 km), Tartu Saksa Kultuuri Instituut (0.8 km), and Luke Manor and Manor Park (0.5 km).