Best hotels in Tallinn for every budget
Tallinn in Estonia features a range of hotels to suit every budget, whether you're a student on a study tour or a business executive in town for a conference or even a couple on their honeymoon. Families, too, will enjoy the range of activities, sights, and entertainment options available across the city. Each type of traveller has a different set of expectations and needs, and there are a number of hotels here that can satisfy them from luxury hotels to unique boutique hotels to spa hotels. There truly is something for everyone.
Here are the top 14 accommodations in Tallinn, each hotel on this list offers high-quality service and incredible value within its market niche. We will start with the most luxurious and costly hotels and move towards the more affordable options.
Posh 5 star hotel, recently refurbished
There are a number of things to admire about the St Petersbourg hotel. This is the oldest operational hotel in Tallinn and was opened in 1850. This is the newest 5 star property in Tallinn and has 2 great restaurants, the Kuldse Kõrts Kõrts which serves authentic Estonian cuisine and the Hermitage which serves great Russian cuisine, the Hermitage featured on the list of the 50 Best Estonian Restaurants in 2008 and in 2015.Instagram
The St Petersbourg hotel might be a boutique hotel but it still gives guests quite a few options to pick from when deciding on what room to stay in. Some of the rooms on offer include classic rooms, superior rooms, deluxe rooms, and junior and hotel suites. Since the hotel has recently gone through a makeover, all the rooms look brand new and have a mix of Russian hospitality and modern amenities. The biggest difference in most of the rooms is the size of the room. It is important to highlight that none of the hotel rooms or suite have a king size bed and the best you can get is a queen size bed.
The Hotel is situated at the center of the Old Town and hence guests will find it very easy to visit some of the popular landmarks on the tourist trail.
Sightseeing around the Old Town of Tallinn can prove to be quite exhausting. There are a number of ways one can relax and unwind at the hotel and one of them is enjoying the sauna. Guests who stay at the hotel have free access to the sauna from 7 am to 11 am provided that they reserve a slot in advance.
The sauna at the St. Petersbourg hotel has a European touch to it and offers complimentary bottled water, essential oils, shower gels and bathrobes. Usually when you book the sauna in advance, you tend to get it all to yourself.
The hotel offers Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites, and Hotel Suites. All rooms have the same basic amenities. Superior Rooms are 20-28 square meters wide and reflect a Russian imperial style. The Deluxe Rooms are slightly larger, at 28-32 square meters. The Junior Suite is ideal for business or luxury travellers with a 35 square meter room size. It features soft armchairs and modern comforts. The Hotel Suites are designed according to the traditional style of Russian merchants and are up to 40 square meters wide.
5-star hotel, housed in 13th and 14th century buildings
The Schlössle is a unique, classy 5-star hotel, housed in 13th and 14th century buildings in central Tallinn. It features spacious rooms with a unique design that makes use of the highest quality wood and fabric.
The large windows here are a nice touch since medieval buildings tend to have very small windows. Murals decorate the old stone walls in the lobby, which is lit up by tiny lamps and a warm fireplace.Instagram
Guests who are busy or tired after a day of sightseeing around the Old Town, can relax in the hotel and have their meal at the popular Stenhus Restaurant. While the food and beverage industry is extremely competitive in the Old Town, the Stenhus continues to be a popular spot with its live band most weekends.Instagram
Estonia can get really cold and during this time, guests will be able to warm themselves up at the Sauna which is a big part of Estonian culture. If you stay at the Schlossle, then do make a trip to the Sauna or pay a visit to the spa and indulge yourself in some relaxing massages.Instagram
If you are planning to visit Estonia, then we think that the Schlössle will be a great choice considering the fact that it has recently been refurbished. This five star property now has all brand new facilities and is in top condition.
With 23 rooms on offer, there are fewer guests in residence than at other hotels, so the Schlössle remains a quiet gem in an otherwise noisy town. The Schlössle pays minute attention to detail across its service offerings and in the appointment of its rooms, giving guests a relaxing stay in a luxury environment. Each room features antique furniture, free iPads, and a flat-screen TV with a DVD player. Some rooms offer a luxury en-suite bathroom with heated floors and a choice between a shower and bathtub. Guests also receive bathrobes and a private bath butler. Valuables can be placed in a personal safe for the duration of one's stay.
5 star spa hotel
The Telegraaf Hotel has received plenty of great ratings and reviews, which I fully agree with. It's based in a unique building with a very rich and interesting history, this was, in fact, once the base of Estonia's very first telegraph office. Overall, this is an excellent hotel, there are 86 modern rooms, designed in Modern Art style with Art Deco touches.
The hotel has a beautiful summer terrace, apart from being spacious, it also has grass on the floor, where many other hotels only have paved courtyards.
The exclusive spa, Elemis, is one of the best available and offers a calm, relaxing environment to the world-weary. It includes a sauna, steam bath, and a hot tub. Guests can also request beauty treatments. The indoor heated pool provides the perfect opportunity for a private dip. Admission to the spa is free for hotel guests.
Restaurant Tchaikovsky has often received awards as one of Estonia's best restaurants. In fact, in 2015, it was voted one of The 50 Best Restaurants in Estonia. It is run under the guidance of Executive Chef Vladislav Djatšuk. It offers a wonderfully chic Russian atmosphere, serving Russian and French dishes on its elaborate menu.
There are 86 modern rooms, designed in Modern Art style with Art Deco touches and offer refined and elegant decór: 34 Executive rooms, 44 Superior rooms, 4 Junior suites, 4 suites. The hotel has rooms for allergic and disabled guests and non Smoking, located on the 2nd and 4th floors. In 90% of the rooms have a bath; in one room Suite features a sauna. Each of the air-conditioned rooms provide free Wi-Fi, so guests can remain online at all times, if they choose. A flat-screen satellite TV is also available for entertainment. While all the rooms are spacious and well-decorated, up to three standard suites and a presidential suite are also on offer. The elegantly appointed bathrooms have bathrobes and slippers standing by, waiting to be slipped into, and laundry and dry cleaning services are available, upon request.
Luxury boutique accommodation in a medieval style hotel
For luxury boutique accommodation in a 14th century building, The Three Sisters does not disappoint. Each individually decorated room has a unique design that combines both the hotel's history and a contemporary style. Even the works of art are carefully chosen to create a particular atmosphere. Wood and natural materials feature prominently in each room. In fact, the rooms themselves have some nice peculiarities. In one, you might find a rounded wall; in another, a niche; in a third, a tiny balcony, or a second floor. You just never know, so each time you visit, you can have a new experience. It also adds to the historical feel of the building.Facebook
Guests can dine at Restaurant Bordoo or 3S Restaurant or enjoy cocktails and other drinks at Beluga Bar or the Lobby Bar. From May to September, the courtyard garden is open for meals as well.
Located on Pikk street, which in the 15th century was the Central artery of Tallinn, the hotel is a short distance from Tallinn’s Town Hall on Raekoja Plats and St Mary’s Cathedral.Instagram
The Three Sisters is widely known throughout the hospitality industry and is often mentioned in reviews as a noteworthy luxury hotel in Europe and Estonia.
The Three Sisters offers 23 rooms and suites, each uniquely designed with little surprises here and there. Each features artisan furnishings, spa amenities, satellite TV, a CD/DVD player, hairdryer, blinds and dimmers, bathrobes and slippers, a safety deposit box, a phone, and WiFi. One room also has wheelchair-accessible features. There are 2 superior rooms and 9 deluxe rooms. Allergy-free rooms are available. The hotel features 5 junior suites, 6 other suites, and 1 piano suite.
High-quality experience in a central location
The Swissotel is a high-quality hotel found in the middle of Tallinn business district. The location is important not only for the convenience of reaching all the best attractions but also for the magnificent panoramic views afforded by the hotel rooms overlooking different parts of Tallinn and the Gulf of Finland.Facebook
The hotel itself is not in an overcrowded spot, there are fewer tourists out here and you’ll be able to have a nice stroll in the modern part of Tallinn, but most guests will prefer to make the 10-minute walk to Old Town.
The spa area for hotel guests, Purovel Spa and Sport, is both comfortable and functional. There is a small fitness center on site, as well as a sauna and a small indoor pool.
The spa also includes an indoor pool, sauna, steam bath, and two spa treatment rooms.Instagram
The Horisont Restaurant offers excellent food but as a result of its popularity with business travelers and the locals, it can be difficult to get a reservation.
The Swiss café offers a smaller choice of dishes but is also very good. If all you need is a quiet place to drink some coffee and talk with business partners or colleagues, the lobby bar is an excellent venue.
Swissotel Tallinn offers 238 rooms and suites. Each has gorgeous views of the city, free Internet, and state-of-the-art entertainment systems. Guests also receive free access to the spa and sports facilities. For the business guests, executive rooms offer large work desks, an ergonomic chair, and access to the executive lounge, which serves free snacks and cocktails and provides meeting facilities. Each room has an espresso machine, tea-making facilities, walk-in rain shower with or without a bath, heated bathroom floors, a minibar, an electronic safe, a radio, a hairdryer, and more. There's a special kids' room featuring Disney or Pixar decor, kids' bathrobes, age-appropriate toys, DVDs and video games, a play corner, and special bathroom amenities. There are 11 one-bedroom suites and a Presidential Suite.
Perfect business class hotel
The Radisson manages two hotels in Tallinn, but I like this one best of all. I loved the spacious suites with their fantastic view over Old Town and had no complaints about anything at this hotel. Unless you're seeking a boutique hotel experience, this hotel is the whole package and makes a terrific first-class option.
The spa can be found on the 24th floor. It offers a range of body treatments, hand and foot treatments, massages, facials, and beauty treatments. Ayurvedic treatments as well as anti aging and anti stress treatments are offered too. Only the highest quality products are used for lasting results. All facials begin with a consultation to evaluate the client's skin and determine the correct treatments to best meet its needs. The beautician may also provide suggestions for products that can be used at home to maintain the treatment's results.
This spa also features a Finnish sauna and steam room with picturesque views of Old Town and the sea. It is open from 9 am to 9 pm every day.
The daily Super Breakfast buffet is hosted at the hotel's Seasons Restaurant, where up to 120 international dishes are served in addition to the traditional English breakfast. Guests in a hurry to grab a quick meal can find exactly that at Harry's New York Bar early in the morning. Later in the day, the bar, located in the hotel lobby, resumes service of trendy cocktails in an intimate setting.
For breathtaking sights of the city while sipping on a cocktail, guests can opt for Lounge 24 instead, which towers a good 90 metres above the streets of Tallinn.
This hotel offers 280 rooms and suites with elegant décor and beautiful plush furnishings in a combination of earthy and bold colors. Non-smoking and allergen-free rooms are available, on request. The hotel offers free high-speed Internet and room service. All rooms feature coffee and tea making provisions, an in-room safe, and an iron with an ironing board. A Standard room spans 30 square meters and can accommodate two adults. The suites are perfect for families or long stays, offering a wide living space. Executive suites offer two bedrooms and an elegant living room. Up to 4 adults can fit in the 60 square meter suite. All suites offer a bathrobe and slippers, individual climate control, a Nespresso coffee machine, a separate seating area and access to the Super Breakfast Buffet or breakfast served in the room.
The CRU Hotel
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I am impressed with the CRU, which is a luxury boutique hotel. The XIV century building can be found on the main street of Tallinn's Old Town. Every room contains wooden features and antiques, staying here is an experience in itself, adding to the charm of Tallinn.Instagram
Because of its central location, there is a noise factor to consider because of the tourists milling around. There isn't much vehicular traffic to contend with since only the locals drive around on these streets and there aren't too many of them living in this neighborhood.Instagram
The hotel's restaurant is well worth a visit. Run by a chef holding European and international awards, it offers delicious French and Estonian cuisine.
Antique furnishings transport guests back to the 15th century, while holding onto modern conveniences. The hotel features late medieval architecture. Each room is equipped with a personal safe and minibar. The contemporary bathroom is stocked with the usual toiletries as well as bathrobes. For indoor entertainment, guests at the hotel can make use of free Wi-Fi or the flat-screen TV for watching movies. Each room has a unique style and decor. Overall, the 4-star CRU Hotel provides excellent customer service in a comfortable as well as convenient setting.
The Savoy Boutique
Known for its exquisite attention to detail, the Savoy Boutique hotel stands out for both its professional service arrangements and its interior decor, inspired by a chic art-deco movement.Instagram
Accentuated by luxurious furnishings, the guest rooms provide convenience and comfort.
I was very impressed with the Savoy as a first-class hotel, the friendly staff provide high standards of service.
The Mekk restaurant is very popular with the locals and is listed as one of the top restaurants in Estonia.
Styled with a chic art-deco movement, accentuated by luxurious furnishings, each guest room offers both convenience and comfort. A personal safe and minibar are provided, and all the rooms are air conditioned. A large-screen TV offers a range of entertainment options for those who prefer to spend their time indoors. A hairdryer, bathrobe, and slippers are available as well in the private bathroom. Moreover, each of the rooms is kept scrupulously clean, and the beds are known to be very comfortable. Although it offers one of the best guest experiences and luxury accommodations in town, the boutique hotel remains moderately priced, and guests to the hotel are in agreement that it offers excellent value for money.
The Nordic Hotel Forum
Four-star business and conference hotel
The Nordic Hotel Forum is often chosen by business travellers and companies that are hosting conferences in Tallinn because of the many options on offer. This four-star business and conference hotel, as it markets itself, provides modern amenities without skimping on the details in its stylish rooms and public spaces.
I liked this hotel's spacious rooms and excellent service. Hotel management claims the Nordic Hotel Forum is slightly better than your average 4-star establishment. Tallinn's Old Town is within walking distance. The Nordic Hotel Forum is typically advertised as a business hotel; however, this is also a great choice for families with children.Instagram
When it's time to unwind after a long day of meetings and chasing deadlines, guests can book time at the spa and salon, where they can treat themselves to all manner of massages and body treatments.
The Nordic Hotel Forum is a popular choice among business travelers and companies hosting conferences in Tallinn, it holds its own against the likes of the world-class Radisson hotels and Swissotel, which also have a presence in Tallinn. The spacious rooms are equipped with satellite TV, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. A number of facilities are available free of charge to hotel guests, including a sauna, steam baths, gym, and hot tub. Children can play in the Children's Club, designed for pre-schoolers. They can play games, draw, or read books. Childcare services are available. The easy access to town and free amenities make the Nordic Hotel Forum a good choice for more than just businessmen, even though it is advertised as a business hotel. Tourists in particular will enjoy being close to the town to explore during the day before retiring to comfortable quarters at night.
The Kalev Spa Hotel
The perfect spot for a family holiday
This is an amazing hotel, as much for the facilities as for the prices. The waterpark is a terrific place to spend the day with friends and family, there's also a huge swimming pool where you can lounge or swim at leisure. The Kalev Spa is the perfect spot for a family holiday.
At the Beauty Centre, guests can opt for professional beauty advice, the services of a hairdresser, or a manicure and pedicure. Several facial and body treatments are available here too, including non-surgical rejuvenating treatments.
The water park contains an 8-lane 50-metre-long pool, a 25-metre-long pool, a children’s pool, a paddling pool for toddlers, a large hot tub, a flower bath, and a pearl bath. Three slides are available for the pools.
The hotel offers 100 comfortable rooms with a view of either Old Town or Kanuti Park
The spa hotel, built in 2005, boasts up to 100 comfortable rooms facing either the Old Town section of Tallinn or Kanuti Park, with its show fountain, well-trimmed foliage and children's park. All rooms have a hair dryer, bathrobe, a strongbox, a phone, an LCD TV and comprehensive information about the services at the Kalev Spa. All rooms are allergy-free. One of the floors was designed specifically for people with allergies. Families and kids are welcomed and will enjoy the famous waterpark. There is a play room for children in the lobby and a room for changing nappies. Swimming classes are available for kids. The Kalev Spa Hotel and Waterpark provides a unique opportunity to get both convenient accommodation and family-friendly entertainment in one spot. Well known across Tallinn for its active holiday packages, both locals and tourists flock to the Kalev Spa in search of either a relaxing experience at the luxury spa or family fun at Estonia's largest waterpark.
Great value boutique hotel
The Merchant's House impressed me with its style and charm. It's so steeped in history, that it's almost like taking a step back in time to the medieval ages. Each room features plenty of wood and other natural elements, giving it a very rustic feel. You will receive excellent service from the staff. The sauna is free, and the restaurant offers delicious meals.
The hotel is comprised of two properties dating back to the 14th and 16th centuries that have been restored without tampering with the original interiors. Some of the special features of the hotel include balconies and hidden staircases; an intriguing array of passageways, a wooden beamed ceiling, an elaborate medieval facade, hand painted fresco molds and fully restored fireplaces.Instagram
Most hotels in Tallinn offer spa services as they know their guests arrive to relax and de-stress from the pressures of life. The hotel has a highly trained staff of professional therapists that can offer a number of different massage therapies ranging from a Sweedish massage, a Thai massage, a sports massage and physic techniques that are designed to invigorate the body from head to toe.
Wholesome meals round off the experience at the Merchant's House. In addition to the morning's breakfast buffet, the hotel’s restaurant serves both local and global cuisine for dinner, and guests can choose to dine in their room for added privacy. Dietary preferences can be accommodated with advance notice. The Ice Bar and a lounge bar are both star attractions at the hotel and add to the popular mix of bars and restaurants that abound in the surrounding neighborhood.
Although the Merchant’s House is a boutique hotel, the management has customized a number of rooms to cater to different types of visitors. Some of the rooms available include the standard single, standard double, standard twin, executive double, suite and the presidential suite. Children under 12 years are allowed to stay free of charge. There are also baby cots available and extra costs available at an extra charge. The special presidential suite is around 150 square meters and is located in the oldest portion of the hotel. It includes a number of facilities including a private sauna and a special 14th century hand-painted ceiling. Regardless of their particular decor, every room comes equipped with air-conditioning, a minibar, personal safe, writing desk, electric kettle, and satellite TV. Those who need to get online and stay in touch with the world at large will have free access to the hotel's Wi-Fi. The entire premises is a non-smoking area, so guests with allergies or sensitivity to cigarette smoke will be able to breathe easy throughout the hotel.
The Baltic Boutique Apartments
Stylish set of unique apartments
The Baltic Boutique Apartments are a very stylish set of unique apartments housed in a historic building from the 1930s. Each has its own living room and a kitchen, which is ideal for long stays, when you don't want to have to eat out every day. It is rather close to Tallinn's Old Town but the neighborhood is not very glamorous, so there isn't much to see.
I like this option of serviced apartments because it's easily cheaper than a hotel if you have a large group of friends staying together. Although you could easily find apartments available on rent in Tallinn city center, they often tend to be rather small or expensive, especially if they're in the heart of Old Town, some may even be quite run down. So Baltic Boutique Apartments offer a brilliant alternative.
Each furnished apartment is fully functional and independent, with its own parlor area and kitchenette in addition to the spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. The bathroom comes fitted with a shower, and a hairdryer is among the accessories provided. A work desk can be found in each room for the convenience of guests who need to work on their laptops or pen a few notes. The flat-screen TV comes with a DVD player and various cable channels. Guests can keep their refrigerators stocked and take advantage of the microwave, kitchen utensils, and electric kettle for their meals. The apartment also has a special dining area for sit-down meals. Cleaning up is a breeze with the built-in dishwasher. Those not in the mood to cook will find light snacks available at the local supermarket or bakery or a full-fledged meal at one of the nearby restaurants. Coffee and tea are provided within the apartment, free of charge. Clean linen and towels are provided each day.
The Baltic Hotel Imperial
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The Baltic Hotel Imperial has the perfect location on the edge of Old Town in Tallinn. There is a small park nearby, which is an excellent venue for a daily jog. I especially liked their restaurant, which I thought would be worth visiting even if I didn't live at the hotel. The view from many of the rooms is absolutely gorgeous, and the rooms themselves are very stylish and have high-quality furniture. The hotel creates a wonderful impression of Tallinn's medieval roots.
The Baltic Hotel Imperial offers 10 single rooms, 18 double rooms, a junior suite, two deluxe rooms with a kitchenette and a suite with a private sauna and Jacuzzi.Instagram
Special rooms are available for disabled guests and guests with allergies. The guest rooms are stylish and spacious, featuring natural wooden furniture and high-quality fabrics.Instagram
While some suites have their own kitchenette, guests can choose to dine at Imperial Pub for breakfast and lunch or just enjoy a round of cocktails. Restaurant St. Michael offers a departure from the norm by styling its entire menu around the world's best cheeses.
A range of rooms are on offer from single rooms to deluxe rooms with their own kitchenette to a suite with its own sauna and Jacuzzi. Disabled guests can receive a special room and allergy-free rooms are also available. All rooms have SAT-TV, a direct dial telephone, free Internet access, a hairdryer, a minibar, and central air conditioning. The rooms are very spacious and feature high-quality fabrics and wooden furniture.
Eco-friendly spa hotel
The Von Stackelberg hotel can be found at the foot of Toompea hill, just a short distance away from Toompea Castle and Nevsky Cathedral. Despite its central location, there aren't too many tourists around compared with the Old Town. I'm also very pleased that the hotel was awarded a Green Key certificate in recognition of its concern for the environment. The restaurant serves great Estonian cuisine. The courtyard is another special feature that I adore. For a little outdoor exercise, there's a park nearby, where you can take long walks or jog. Falgi park is the perfect place for young children, where they can find umpteen things to play with.Instagram
This luxury lifestyle hotel started out as the city estate of a German-Baltic aristocrat, Baron von Stackelberg. Built in the 19th century, 1874, to be exact, it has its own cozy little corner right next to Estonia's medieval Old Town. It was completely restored from 2010 to 2011 and is always being updated and renovated.
The exclusive ZEN Spa features three treatment rooms (including one for dual treatments), a sauna, and a Japanese pool. Spa services must be booked in advance, at least 90 minutes beforehand.
The spa is open from 9 am to 8 pm daily. Special arrangements can be made for other times. Some of the preferred treatments include Lava stone massage, manicures with OPI gel polish, Golden Veil face treatment, classic massage, honey massage, and time in the sauna with the ZEN pool.
The Von Stackelberg features a total of 43 guest rooms and suites. There are 19 standard rooms, 18 ZEN rooms, 6 ZEN Deluxe rooms, 2 unique suites. The hotel's Standard Rooms have recently been renovated. They are all spacious and elegantly decorated. The rooms are air-conditioned and have writing desks with a flat-screen computer monitor and free Internet access. The rooms also include coffee and tea making facilities as well as digital safes. In the bathrooms, you can find heated floors, a hairdryer, and exclusive walk-in showers or baths. The décor of all rooms has been chosen to showcase an elegant style that matches the brick walls and wooden floors. All natural materials have been used in the ZEN rooms. The bathrooms have natural stone tiles and a Jacuzzi bathtub or power shower. Bathrobes and slippers are also provided, along with extra bathroom products. All other facilities and features are the same as those offered in standard rooms. ZEN Deluxe rooms are similar, except they come with a pillow menu to choose the right pillow for a good night's sleep and vary in size.
Artem Anoshkin, 2017