Original Sokos Hotel Viru
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
TravelPod Member ReviewsOriginal Sokos Hotel Viru Tallinn
A basic Sokos Hotel with comfortable rooms. The breakfast buffet isn't anything to write home about, though.
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We eventually got away from hong Kong a bit late due to the typhoon. It was very wet and windy. Had an uneventful flight through the night to Helsinki from where we went to the harbour and got a ferry over to Tallin.
A 2 1/4 hour trip on very calm seas where we were entertained by the bingo game! Couldnt understand any of it but joined in the …
... 13th century by German merchants from Gotland and due to the volatility of the time doubled as a fortress. This wasn’t enough to save it from Russian bombing at the end of World War II however which virtually destroyed the entire structure.
There's an exhibit in the Town Hall at the moment called Art Rules which features the works of some of the great painters of the 15th - 17th centuries including Pieter Brueghel, Albrecht Durer and Peter ...
... Metallica and a few other overseas acts have had gigs in the venue. The Music festival is very important to Estonians and is seen as a way to express their identity and independence. (The country has been invaded so often it has only been a relatively short time as an independent nation). During the Soviet years the music was supposed to be all Soviet party songs, but one brave conductor used to finish the festival with an Estonian song, a very risky thing to do. However, he ...
... Finally we set off down some of the loveliest country roads. About an hour into the trip we cross the boarder. Anna and Zena sing, everyone else except Katie and I sleep. Its quite a change as we head into Estonia. The roads are better, the land more rolling, more traffic, better housing and different. We stop at the petrol station for a break and coffee and there are many 'western' goods there for sale - Australian lip balm and Pringles are two I remember. Iggy finds ...
... The sauna became my morning coffee room, at least for my first cup.
When I arrived at the office the next morning, I got into my work email. It is worth noting at this point that we had been waiting for our Pakistan visas since March 24, 2014. When I opened my work email account, I saw an email that had the time stamp of 16:30 the previous day, stating I had my visa and Leslie's would follow shortly. How ironic I finally received my visa ...