Lets Tallinn that again! Hotel Ülemiste, Tallinn Airport
In this 200 Tier Point Adventure:
- 155 Tier points to go (because my mathematical skills are as bad as my grammatical skills)
- To the Heathrow area
- The Holiday Inn Ariel, London Heathrow
- To Heathrow, Revisiting the Cathay Pacific Lounge
- AY3126 London Heathrow to Helsinki in Business Class
- Can you transit Helsinki airport in 20 minutes flat?
- AY107 Helsinki to Tallinn
- Another walk around Tallinn… and an iPhone 7
- The Hotel Ülemiste
- Back to Tallinn Airport, Tallinn Airport Lounge
- AY118 Tallinn to Helsinki (ATR72-500)
- A quick visit to the Finnair Non-Schengen Lounges
- AY831 Helsinki to Heathrow in Business Class with an A350
- A Train adventure home
- Silver: Done.
With my adventure complete in old town Tallin, it was time to head to the hotel to relax for a while before the flight home.
Again, I’ve chosen the Hotel Ülemiste due to its distance near the airport.
I headed to the reception, where I was due to be checked in.
Unlike the last time I was here – this time, it was very quiet – it reflected in the room rate of £56 for the night (that, and I would be in a smaller room than before).
With my details registered, I was issued a keycard for the room. With that, I headed off to the 3rd floor this time.
These corridors seem to get longer each day.
So let’s look at the bedroom – well, it’s smaller but still homely. And lots of wood in it still.
We’ll get onto the two single beds in a minute…
Chair and a reasonably controlled heater
The view – won’t win any awards.
No smoking warning.
Art – Writers feet excluded.
So let’s get to the elephant in the room… this “double” bed made of two single beds.
Apart from how soft they were (something I noted last time), this was indeed two single beds mashed together as one. And as such, they were not particularly well secured… to the point that when I slept in the middle of the bed, I swear I nearly fell through between them.
I would have been happy for a Holiday Inn at that point. Sadly, the nearest one is in Helsinki.
After finding a sleeping position on one of the beds, I got some sleep in. Meanwhile, my electronics needed to sleep too. They needed to with the rig I had…
Hotel WiFi Speeds were acceptable – which is useful for watching bad anime, Youtube videos, etc.
With me awake at 3 am in the morning (those who know me know that a sleeping pattern is a luxury for me), I started to get ready for the 4:30 in the morning walk to the airport – and that would involve a shower to freshen up first.
Compared to the room I had last time this was a lot smaller. However, the shower was happy to spray warm water at me, to cleanse the body… if not the mind.
There was the usual bowl of amenities as well as wall mounted soap – sometimes easiest to use
Wall-mounted soap and basket of goodies
However, there is one thing in this bathroom that I would love in my own bathroom – a heated floor. Seriously, I’m looking into this at home now. The thought of walking bare feet without shivering is an amazing one at that.
Freshly showered and after watching BBC World News for a bit… and don the fleecy leggings/yoga pants of warming.
Fleecy Leggings/Yoga Pants (take your pick). Fleecy Leggings by Primark – £6.
Check out was handled quickly – and with it being a mere -1c (compared to -5 last time), I decided to brave the cold Tallinn morning and walk to the airport
Overall: The Hotel Ülemiste is darn convenient for the airport – make no mistake. But then, Tallinn City centre isn’t that far away. And there are nice features in this hotel – the heated floors, water decanters, power sockets everywhere.
However, the two single beds that moved without much prompting was a pain up the whatsit… and not too great when the one thing you need in a hotel are beds that stay together. The hotel is not on my “no go list”, but it needs to make some serious improvements to the bedding before I’d stay there again.
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