Avoid Vihula Manor Good Nothing to mention Bad Spa / Pool is messy, smelly , slippy and about as relaxing as school swimming lesson Food - poor quality from the frozen baked bread to the apple crumble pending to be a Tarte Tatin - a true canteen feeling Room - reminds me of nice roadside motel, grandmas carpet and tired - also asleep look & feel Ugly Breakfast Coffee - I’m not sure if should be allowed to use the name coffee Grounds - many of the buildings look uncared & tired Summary This is more like an IBIS / Premier Inn with a swimming pool than a premium manor
Even though everything is located in separate buildings (SPA, restaurant, room), it was fun to walk between those and enjoy the beautiful snowy winter. Be sure to visit during good weather: either in summer or during snowy winter.
Firs time at this famous manor and everything was splendid. The room itself was nice and quiet, spa with many saunas was good and the dinner at restaurant was excellent. All six foods we had with my wife were tasty and wines frefreshing and Viveka served us friendly at restaurant. So everything was just it is due to be!
Negative experience, I admired the table decoration and took it in my hands for a close looking. A service staff barked at me with the following words « don’t touch only watch ». If so there should be a notice on the table that is absolutely forbidden/crime to touch the decoration such as : « PLEASE don’t touch » We felt very unpleasant and were happy to leave very soon Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa.
Short text: When you stay at the Vihula Manor and they want to give you a room at Back Manor, ask for another room. If you cannot do this, check the room thoroughly! Long text: We stayed 1 night at the Vihula Manor (24.08.-25.08.21). They gave us Room Number 2 at Back Manor. First of all, we had problems to open the door. The door stuck and we needed help of another couple to enter the room. The bathroom had a shower cubicle and a sink with mirror. Unfortunately, some of the seals in the cubicle had mold. That was not great, but we thought: Hey it’s just one night. Then we tried to wash hands and had to see, that the sink didn’t work. It was almost completely blocked. This Hotel considers to be a 4 Star-Hotel. How can they offer a room like this to a guest? I went to the welcome desk und asked exactly that. They couldn’t quite explain and gave us Room Number 10, directly under the roof, also in Back Manor. It was absolutely great, to carry our heavy suitcases over steep and small stairs all the way to the roof (old house, no lift). The room was smaller and looked even older, than the first one. But what the heck: Just one night! ;-) The bathroom had no mold, the sink worked. We left the suitcases and went to dinner with our tour group. We were late, but we had the chance to grab a bite. Right here could the story end. But the best is still to come. After we went to bed, we were quite surprised as the light went on, off, on, off… The room had a small window beside the door, next to a mirror. Whenever the light in the aisle (outside the room) went on, we had 2 spotlights that lit the room. We couldn’t find a quick solution for this, so we covered our heads as good as possible. Positive thinking: We had a free disco night! Negative Thinking: It was like a cell in a prison and they tried to keep you awake. Well, the night went over and we had to discover, that the shower didn’t work properly. You couldn’t switch between bathtub and shower. It was blocked. Most of the water went directly to the tub. My girlfriend tried then to get the shampoo out of her hair in the sink. Can you imagine, how happy she was? ;-) But let me say this: Other members of our tour group had rooms, that were fine or at least ok (not Back Manor). It seems that Back Manor needs a renovation. Until then you will pay a good amount of money for a rather old room, that may have “interesting” extras :-(. We will ask our tour operator to not pay our night there. We will see, how this ends.…