Overview

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When you want to visit Tallinn?

Tallinn is a great choice for travellers who can afford to extend their festivities, the annual Christmas market is open until mid-January.

January is high season in Tallinn, the rates are higher than usual.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

Tallinn is still frosty in February, don't forget to hop in The Olde Hansa for a glass of warm spiced wine.

Tallinn is cool in February. Flights and hotels are cheap, the snowed Old Town is charming and the whole place is less crowded.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

March is off-season in Tallinn, it's still cold and there might be even snowing.

But low season in Tallinn has its own advantages.

Flights and hotels are cheap, so take your chance to get the best deal from our partners.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

The April weather can be very different in Tallinn. It could be snowing heavily or it could be a classic spring month, sunny and bright.

For late April you might even need a cool Estonian T-shirt.

For late April you will see prices go up, but generally it's still low season, so you can expect some great deals from our partners.

Also check LateRooms.com for exclusive offers on guesthouses and hotels.

In early May Tallinn will be full of tourists, particularly Finnish and Russian.

May is a great month to visit Tallinn, don't miss Kadriorg Park.

High season in Tallinn starts in May, so the prices go up, but you can expect some great deals from our partners.

Special offers are also available on LateRooms.com.

In midsummer night seems to be non-existent in Tallinn, as this is the time of Estonian white nights.

Lots of events in Tallinn are scheduled for July, try to catch Old Reval Medieval Days or Tallinn Maritime Days.

July is high season in Tallinn, the rates are higher than usual, but you can expect some great deals from our partners.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

June is perfect for long walks around Tallinn Old Town, in midsummer night seems to be non-existent in Tallinn, as this is the time of Estonian white nights.

Don't forget that there's actually a sea beach in Tallinn.

June is high season in Tallinn, the rates are higher than usual, but you can expect some great deals from our partners.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

August is a great time to explore Estonian nature or experience an authentic Estonian sauna.

August is high season in Tallinn, the rates are higher than usual, but you can expect some great deals from our partners.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

Tallinn is charming in September, but be prepared for cold weather and rain as well.

September is a great month to experience an authentic Estonian sauna.

By the end of September the low season starts in Estonia, so you will see some cheap prices on flights and hotels.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

October is a cold month in Tallinn, there will be some rain as well.

But the Old Town is charming and it's less crowded in October.

Flights and hotels are cheap in October, so take your chance to get the best deal from our partners.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

November is more like a winter month in Tallinn, it will be snowing or raining or both.

Don't forget to hop in The Olde Hansa for a glass of warm spiced wine.

Tallinn is cool in November. Flights and hotels are cheap, the snowed Old Town is charming and the whole place is less crowded.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

December is high season in Tallinn, the rates are higher than usual.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

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Special ingredients

Historic The historic building, built in 1878, started out as a four-storey home, which was updated and converted several times. After Estonia gained independence, the building became the site of an exchange station of the Estonian Telegraph company.
Old town The Telegraaf Hotel is only a short distance away from Tallinn's Town Hall Square. Toompea Castle can be found approximately 600 metres from the hotel, while St. Catherine’s Passage is much closer.
Spa 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.
Luxury There are 86 modern rooms, designed in Modern Art style with Art Deco touches and offer refined and elegant decór. While all the rooms are spacious and well-decorated, up to three standard suites and a presidential suite are also on offer.
Stylish People posting about the Telegraaf Hotel on social networks call it chic, charming and excellent, offering many positive reviews alongside numerous amazing pictures. Many wonderful photos are on Flickr, so this hotel is certainly very photogenic.

Artem Anoshkin
on The Telegraaf

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. You will also have access to the wonderful Elemis Spa, which has a whole range of options to choose from. The "Tchaikovsky" restaurant serves delicious Russian and French dishes it has often received awards as one of Estonia's best restaurants.

Facilities available

  • Babysitting services
  • Courtyard
  • Hypoallergenic room
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Bar
  • Disabled access
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

After Estonia gained independence, the building housed an exchange station of the Estonian Telegraph company, from which the current hotel gets its name. It has since been transformed into a luxury hotel.

Many notable guests, including famous musicians, businesspeople, prime ministers and presidents, and sportsmen, have stayed at Telegraaf Hotel, so its reputation really speaks for itself.

Hotel with a great history

The historic building, built in 1878, started out as a four-storey home, which was updated and converted several times. After Estonia gained independence, the building became the site of an exchange station of the Estonian Telegraph company, from which the current hotel gets its name. The hotel was designed by architect Peter Schreiberg from St. Petersburg. It was originally a four-storey house, and the top two floors were added later. The building has since been updated to reflect a contemporary elegance and stately sophistication. Many notable guests, including famous musicians, businesspeople, prime ministers and presidents, and sportsmen, have stayed at Telegraaf Hotel, so its reputation really speaks for itself.

 

The award-winning hotel

Telegraaf Hotel has been the recipient of numerous awards since 2007. The hotel website provides a long, detailed list of all the recognition it has received over the years. Reuters proclaimed it one of the top 10 "World's New Boutique Luxury Hotels." ABC News ranked it among the top 9 "World's Best New Hotels." In 2007, the hotel's restaurant Tchaikovsky was recognized as Estonia's Best New Restaurant. In that same year, Estonia's Silver Spoon Society named it the "Surprise of the year." The next year, the Estonian interior design association awarded it recognition as the "Best Historical Interior Design of the Year." CNBC European Business Magazine named the hotel one of "Europe’s Top 25 Business Hotels." It was also chosen for Expedia's Insiders' Select list for two consecutive years - a list that only recognizes the top 1% of its hotel partners. In 2013, it received the European Finest Hotels Award.

 

 

Food & Drink

Dining in Hotel Telegraaf

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 dishes on its elaborate menu. During the summertime, a terrace lunch menu is available, providing sandwiches, salads, soups, and desserts, as well as a selection of beef, duck, or fish for main courses. A nicely varied wine list, covering everything from champagne and sparkling wines to regular reds and whites, is available. It includes a selection of wines from France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Spain, Portugal, the United States, and New Zealand. Non-alcoholic wines are available from an even longer list of countries. Half bottles and dessert wines can also be ordered. A range of cocktails, spirits, soft drinks, and hot beverages, as well as Red Bull energy drink, are also on offer.

On the food menu, for starters, one can select from octopus with avocado, white fish roe and fennel sauce; venison tartar with mustard, marinated onion and rye bread croutons; wild mushroom pelmeni and cheese gratin with potatoes espuma; and more. Soups include Borsch à la Tchaikovsky and lobster soup with sugar peas and saffron cream. Both come with accompaniments such as smoked cheese, spinach and mushroom; rabbit and apple; and halibut, carrot and tarragon. Main courses are varied, offering roasted sturgeon fillet from Härjanurme farm with oxtail confit and fennel-olive sauce; pigeon with creamy lentils and beetroot sauce; roasted Black Angus beef flank with truffle-potato puree and Madeira sauce; and potatoes with truffle, glazed root vegetables and herbs-butter sauce. Desserts include rhubarb with rjaženka mousse and strawberry sorbet; pavlova à la Tchaikovsky; and chocolate cake with raspberries and pistachio ice cream.

 

A degustation menu, accommodating six diners, is also available and includes six dishes, where one is a dessert course. A selection of wines to accompany it is also provided. Further, in honor of the Maestro's 175th birthday, a new four-course degustation menu of favorites is currently on offer.

 

Getting room service

A full room service menu is provided in every room for those who prefer to dine privately, away from prying eyes. The Restaurant Tchaikovsky serves the excellent meals on the menu, created by Executive Chef Vladislav Djatšuk and his crew.

An intimate gathering space

At the Symphony Lounge, guests can customize a menu for any type of gathering, ranging from elegant tea parties to large banquets. Originally designed as an extension of the lobby, the lounge is ideal for medium-sized to intimate meetings and can accommodate up to 50 people. The on-site fireplace adds an elegant touch. The windows let in a good deal of natural light, but they all have curtains to block it out, if necessary. A laptop can be rented for the occasion, and an overhead projector is available. Internet access is also available here.

Rooms & Suites

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.

 

This is our #presidential #suite, overlooking from the #balcony to the Vene Street which is much appreciated amongst our guests.

Posted by Hotel Telegraaf on 13 августа 2013 г.

Executive rooms are in the newer part of the hotel. This is a spacious room with carpeted floors and contemporary design. All rooms have a large bed or twin beds, a large Desk , sofa, armchair, coffee table.

The Superior rooms are located in the historic part of the hotel. Most of these rooms have a classic design with high ceilings and parquet floors. Many of the rooms unique bathrooms with window on courtyard

Junior Suite is a spacious room located in the new part of the building are carpeted and especially large bed, Seating area with sofa. The windows overlook a quiet courtyard.

The Suites are located in the renovated part of the hotel. Each suite has its own design and color scheme. One bedroom, elegantly furnished rooms have a bedroom with a luxurious bathroom, a living room with table for 6 persons, guest toilet.

Suites

Each Suite is named in honour of the great scientist who has made an invaluable contribution to the history of the world telecommunications

Suite “Alexander Graham Bell” made in olive green is located on the 2nd floor.

Suite “Werner von Siemens” located on the 3rd floor , decorated in red tones, this is the only room with a balcony and a TV in the bathroom

Suite “Samuel Morse” designed in shades of gray, located on the 5th floor

Suite “ Alexander Popov ” located on the 6th floor, decorated in blue tones, this is the only room with a sauna, but without guest toilet.

Location


The Telegraaf Hotel is only a short distance away from Tallinn's Town Hall Square. Toompea Castle can be found approximately 600 metres from the hotel, while St. Catherine’s Passage is much closer and is the perfect spot to capture some breathtaking views.

Getting to and from the airport is easy enough since the hotel provides an airport shuttle for a small surcharge. Hotel guests with their own vehicles can take advantage of the underground parking area, which can accommodate up to 15 cars.

Things to do in Tallinn

A wide range of leisure activities are open to guests of the hotel and can be arranged by the concierge. The Old Town Walking Tour is very popular as it gives guests a chance to explore the rich history of the medieval city with a guide. A day trip to Lahemaa National Park will give you a look at restored 18th-19th century Baltic manorial estates along the coastline of the Baltic sea. Old fishing villages that continue in their traditional lifestyle offer a beautiful contrast to the lifestyle of the aristocracy living nearby. The trip includes a guide, soft drinks and Estonian chocolate in the bus, berry wine tasting in a cellar of one of the mansions, and entry to various private areas. Other activities include sleigh rides, bird watching, kayaking, a boat or yacht trip, Segway tours, a trip through the haunted Latin Quarter, a meeting with a local man who can tell you everything you wanted to know about Estonia as he walks you around town, and a presentation on the history of telecommunications.

VIP pickup services

The hotel offers a VIP - Airport Service and a Luxury Pick-Up Service. For airport service, Tallinn airport provides a private VIP lounge, where guests can hold business meetings or relax. Stationary, a personal computer with MS Office and WiFi Internet, a printer, a telephone/fax machine with free local calls, a television, newspapers and magazines, and beverages and refreshments are available. You will also have a personal VIP attendant, who performs all the necessary travel procedures from registering the ticket to handling the luggage and facilitating all pre-flight security checks. All border and customs procedures are managed by the attendant, while you enjoy the VIP reception services. A separate escort will take you to the plane.  The service must be requested 24 hours in advance, and the fee is added to the hotel bill. Flight delays will not attract any extra fees for extended use of the lounge. The service is available for both arriving and departing guests. A group of 1-7 people can stay for up to two hours in the lounge for a fee of 300 euros. Extra persons or a planned extended stay attracts a surcharge.

You can also opt for a luxury pick up service with the hotel's S-class Mercedes Benz, with fees starting from 50 euros. Both services can only be selected upon booking accommodation at the hotel.

Concierge

The hotel's concierge, opposite the reception desk, can book public/private sightseeing tours, arrange for tickets to various attractions, make transport arrangements, and make restaurant reservations. Bookings for rental cars and air tickets can also be arranged. The concierge provides information on Tallinn's attractions and the Old Town walking tour. Other activities it can arrange are visits to Lahemaa National Park&Manors, a boat or yacht trip around the Gulf of Tallinn, kayaking, and bird watching in Paljassaare.

Meeting Facilities

The hotel's Symphony Lounge can be converted into a meeting room or a private dining hall. It has all the necessary facilities for hosting seminars, presentations, and banquets. Teacher's House is suitable for hosting gala dinners and conferences.

 

Symphony Lounge

Posted by Hotel Telegraaf on Monday, 18 January 2010

 

Another private venue

Tallinn Teachers’ House, a partner of Telegraaf Hotel, offers a private venue for gatherings of all sizes. Gala dinners to intimate meetings can be hosted here in its many rooms. The interiors convey a strong historic vibe, but the house is also fitted with all the necessary modern technology for business presentations and conferences. The catering menu can be customized for the occasion.

Elemis Spa

Relaxing at the spa

The luxurious Elemis Spa offers various massages, facials, body and hand therapies, a full-sized Jacuzzi, a 3x10m pool, a sauna and a steam bath. Candles light up the reception area to set a relaxing mood. Guests must complete a lifestyle analysis form so the expert therapists on staff can tailor treatments to suit your needs. In the changing room, guests will find bathrobes, towels, and personal care items. Guests must wear bathing suits in the pool area, and children must be attended at all times since there is no lifeguard on duty.

 

A thrilling time is in your immediate future!Happy New Year!

Posted by Elemis spa on 1 января 2015 г.

Since Elemis' foundation in 1990, it has become a market leader in aromatherapy, skincare, and professional spa-therapy facial and body treatments. The spa products are made in Britain and found in spas all over the world.

Elemis SPA

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.

Essentials

Check-in
16:00
Check-out
12:00
Cancellation/
prepayment
Credit card details is required as guarantee. Payment on arrival at the check-in time. Cancellation is free of charge when cancelled latest 1 day prior to the arrival day by 12:00 noon (Estonian time, GMT+2). If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Languages spoken
English, Russian, Estonian
Group bookings
When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Parking
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed).
Children and extra beds
One child under 12 years stays free of charge in an extra bed. One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib.
Cards accepted at this property American Express   
Currencies accepted EUR
Non smoking
Non-smoking throughout
Address
Vene 9, 10123 Tallinn, Estonia
Superb score on Booking.com
When you want to visit Tallinn?

Tallinn is a great choice for travellers who can afford to extend their festivities, the annual Christmas market is open until mid-January.

January is high season in Tallinn, the rates are higher than usual.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

Tallinn is still frosty in February, don't forget to hop in The Olde Hansa for a glass of warm spiced wine.

Tallinn is cool in February. Flights and hotels are cheap, the snowed Old Town is charming and the whole place is less crowded.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

March is off-season in Tallinn, it's still cold and there might be even snowing.

But low season in Tallinn has its own advantages.

Flights and hotels are cheap, so take your chance to get the best deal from our partners.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

The April weather can be very different in Tallinn. It could be snowing heavily or it could be a classic spring month, sunny and bright.

For late April you might even need a cool Estonian T-shirt.

For late April you will see prices go up, but generally it's still low season, so you can expect some great deals from our partners.

Also check LateRooms.com for exclusive offers on guesthouses and hotels.

In early May Tallinn will be full of tourists, particularly Finnish and Russian.

May is a great month to visit Tallinn, don't miss Kadriorg Park.

High season in Tallinn starts in May, so the prices go up, but you can expect some great deals from our partners.

Special offers are also available on LateRooms.com.

In midsummer night seems to be non-existent in Tallinn, as this is the time of Estonian white nights.

Lots of events in Tallinn are scheduled for July, try to catch Old Reval Medieval Days or Tallinn Maritime Days.

July is high season in Tallinn, the rates are higher than usual, but you can expect some great deals from our partners.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

June is perfect for long walks around Tallinn Old Town, in midsummer night seems to be non-existent in Tallinn, as this is the time of Estonian white nights.

Don't forget that there's actually a sea beach in Tallinn.

June is high season in Tallinn, the rates are higher than usual, but you can expect some great deals from our partners.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

August is a great time to explore Estonian nature or experience an authentic Estonian sauna.

August is high season in Tallinn, the rates are higher than usual, but you can expect some great deals from our partners.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

Tallinn is charming in September, but be prepared for cold weather and rain as well.

September is a great month to experience an authentic Estonian sauna.

By the end of September the low season starts in Estonia, so you will see some cheap prices on flights and hotels.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

October is a cold month in Tallinn, there will be some rain as well.

But the Old Town is charming and it's less crowded in October.

Flights and hotels are cheap in October, so take your chance to get the best deal from our partners.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

November is more like a winter month in Tallinn, it will be snowing or raining or both.

Don't forget to hop in The Olde Hansa for a glass of warm spiced wine.

Tallinn is cool in November. Flights and hotels are cheap, the snowed Old Town is charming and the whole place is less crowded.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

December is high season in Tallinn, the rates are higher than usual.

Check LateRooms.com for special deals on properties in Tallinn.

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Home to the glitterati

The Telegraaf is a fond favorite of many celebrities who have to come to stay here for a few days over the years. The Right Honorable John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons in the United Kingdom stayed here in 2014, as did US Senator John McCain and Stephen Richard Hackett, a musician from London. Several other musicians and bands stayed at the hotel from 2012-2013, including German rock band Scorpions, Alice Cooper, Green Day, Suzanne Vega, and English rock band Muse. Roxette stayed here in 2011, as did Herta Müller, the 2009 Nobel Prize winner for Literature. In 2010, guests included singer Rod Stewart, while Lenny Kravitz and Bob Dylan stayed there in 2008.

Stepping back in time

Built on VeneStreet 9 in Tallinn's Old Town in 1878, Telegraaf Hotel was designed by St. Petersburg architect Peter Schreiberg. Originally built as a four-storey house, the two uppermost floors were added much later. To provide banking services in light of the booming economy of Tallinn, a Handelsbank branch opened its doors on the original building's ground floor, while the top floors contained chic apartments. The bank shut shop at the start of World War I.

Estonia soon gained its independence, and the Telegraaf Hotel building earned its name in 1918, when it became a center of communications for the public, providing both telephone and postal services. During World War II, Tallinn came under serious air attacks and sustained a great deal of damage, but the telegraph station continued providing communications services. Some of the apartments were used as offices, while others stored the materials needed by the post office.

 

The station was also the site of the December 1924 coup attempt. With backing from the Soviet Union, local communist hit squads had attacked strategic parts of Tallinn early in the morning on December 1, planning to take over the post office to send a telegram to Soviet troops, who were positioned to storm the city upon receiving their signal. One of Estonia's most popular soldiers, General Ernst Põdder, who was passing by at the time, snapped into action and took back the building with only a few officers. A staircase in the building is the site where he shot down a rebel taking aim at him from a higher floor. Meanwhile, his officers shot five rebels, preventing two of them from sending the telegram. As a result of their brave efforts, the coup failed.

Purchasing a gift card

A personalized gift card for the hotel, Restaurant Tchaikovsky, or Elemis SPA can be created, on request by calling the hotel at +372 6000 600 or sending an e-mail to giftcard@telegraafhotel.com. The buyer will need to state the amount for which the card can be redeemed or the product or service he/she wishes to make available to the redeemer.

Photos

Instagram photos

Reviews

People posting about the Telegraaf Hotel on social networks call it chic, charming and excellent, offering many positive reviews alongside numerous amazing pictures.

Many wonderful photos are on Flickr, so this hotel is certainly very photogenic.

Even those who have never stayed at the Telegraaf love it. :)

Renee Blodgett posted a nice review on BlogHer, noting that she found the service efficient and the staff friendly. Her stay was generally a memorable experience, and she noted that she would stay there again. Of course, this is exactly what we look for in the hotels we select for this site.

Users of Booking.com written about the hotel's incredible atmosphere, attentive and efficient staff, and quiet rooms. Many of the users have also emphasized the breakfast, with several frequent visitors to Tallinn noting that they would definitely visit Restaurant Tchaikovsky again. Elemis SPA in the hotel has attracted some very positive reviews. The spa becomes busier during the weekends since it is used by both guests and locals at this time. As a result, some guests believe the hotel is more suitable for families rather than couples on a secluded romantic weekend. Many reviewers have pointed out that the location is very good. On the down side, Helen stayed in a room that had flags flying right outside her window, making a terrible noise all night long. Joshua, on the other hand, couldn't find any gluten-free options at breakfast, which is a shame. To end on a high note, Seppo thought this hotel was an excellent location for leisure travelers.

Here, you can read an interview with the head chef at the hotel's Restaurant Tchaikovsky, Vladislav Djatšuk. He points out that the restaurant serves Russian-French cuisine, although the dishes are a bit lighter than the typical French cuisine because of the Scandinavian touch.

It's easy to become part of a great event at the Telegraaf. For example, you can taste some vintage Moët&Chandon wines served with the best pelmeni ever.

And finally, here is a great video of the Telegraaf Hotel through the eyes of a visitor.