One of Europe’s lesser-known pearls, Tallinn is the fairytale capital of Estonia and is recognised as a World Heritage site due to its stunning historical architecture. This small, seaside capital offers history, culture and nightlife to outshine the biggest and most bustling metropolis, while still being far enough off the beaten tourist track. These attributes make it a great weekend break destination. Lovers of luxury will find an excellent range of accommodation options to choose from in Tallinn, here are some that should not be missed.
Schlössle Hotel Tallinn
Set in one of the quieter areas of the Old Town, Schlössle Hotel Tallinn is a magnificent 13th-century merchant’s house. This luxurious establishment has seen its fair share of Royal visitors over the years including Queen Elizabeth II, who stayed here back in 2006. The tasteful and sumptuous interiors boast lush furnishings in shades of grey, beige and gold with a contemporary take on chandeliers and lavish bed linen. There are just 23 rooms for guests to choose from, with the most luxurious by far being the Presidential Suite. Guests are treated to a spacious sauna and spa to unwind in, while those who have a feeling for history will want to relax after dinner in the basement cigar lounge next to the huge open-fire hearth.
Housed in the tallest building in the whole of Tallinn, Swissotel Tallinn offers guests easy access to the historical Old Town district. This is the space where history meets high-tech and guests are sure to love touches such as the round bathtubs in their marble-topped bathrooms. Business travellers will also be in their element here and are treated to full access to the Executive Lounge that can be found on the 28th floor. Those who demand the finer things in life will want to secure one of the spacious suites that can be found on the upper floors so that they can take in stunning views over Old Town, while they will be greeted each morning by a huge buffet breakfast.
Boasting five-star romance, elegance and charm in the very heart of the Estonian capital’s Old Town, Hotel Telegraaf is famous for its large and very luxurious spa. The elegant building started life in the 19th century as a bank and features an unusual and inspiring design that guests will want to pause for a while to truly appreciate. There are 84 rooms in total that are set in two wings, with one wing representing the new and the other the historical. Both rooms feature all the luxurious touches that guests would expect from a hotel of this calibre, while the impressive swimming pool and spa are just waiting to welcome guests after a busy day of seeing all that Tallinn has to offer.
Savoy Boutique Hotel Tallinn
Set on a pretty cobbled square in the Old Town district, the Savoy Boutique Hotel Tallinn oozes charisma. This impressive building dates back to 1890 and was fully renovated in 2006 to combine historical charm with modern convenience. Guests are greeted by an impressive marble staircase with wrought iron railings that leads the way up from the reception to the guest-rooms. This helps to set the tone for the rooms themselves, which feature carved Italian furniture, wide windowsills made from Estonian limestone and iron curtain rods. There are 44 rooms for guests to take their pick from and while each is spacious the largest of all is the extremely elegant Savoy Suite.
The Three Sisters Boutique Hotel
Offering some of the most sizeable bedrooms in the whole of Tallinn, the Three Sisters Boutique Hotel offers guests a very warm welcome. Every inch of this elegant establishment has been decorated with rich tapestries and carpets in deep colours that highlight the richness of the dark carved furniture. Each of the 23 bedrooms has been individually designed and decorated and is simply bursting with character. The thick and deep-set balcony belonging to room 21 is the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by, while Restaurant Bordoo overlooks Pikk Street and offers an impressive selection of traditional Baltic dishes that are served with a modern twist.