Where to Stay in Tallinn
Hotels in Tallinn have increased in price over the last few years, however they still represent great value for money compared to other European cities. One thing that has set Tallinn apart from the other Baltic capitals, is its proximity to Helsinki. This has given the hotels and accommodation here more of a nordic feel rather than Eastern European.
Tallinn is home to some of the worlds largest chains, including Swissotel, Radisson and Holiday Inn. All of these hotels have outstanding conference facilities and are all within walking distance of Tallinn’s UNESCO Heritage Old Town. Estonia is a country that looks towards nature and sustainable energy, as a result Tallinn often plays host to large green energy conferences with most hotels adopting a green approach to operating.
The popular Radisson chain has two hotels in Tallinn, the Radisson Blu Sky Hotel and the Radisson Blu Olumpia. The former is one of the tallest buildings in Tallinn and the Skyline bar at the top offers amazing views accross the whole city. Recently renovated, the Sky Hotel offers 280 rooms all with free high speed WIFI internet.
The Swissotel, located near the Radisson Sky Hotel can one better. Claiming the tallest building in Tallinn, the Swissotel has 238 well appointed rooms. Swissotel is also a 5* hotel compared to Radisson's 4* rating, the breakfast options at the Swissotel are worth the extra money alone.
As mentioned before, Tallinn is only 80km from Helsinki so its only right to have a Finnish chain of hotels also making their mark on the Tallinn skyline. The Sokos Hotel has recently been renovated and in doing so they have created a unique stay. On one side of the hotel is the general Sokos Viru Hotel, a 4* hotel with nice rooms boasting views of the old town and Tallinn's bay. The other side of the hotel has been turned into a business hotel called Estoria, the rooms are colourful and made to feel like home from home.
The beds are like sleeping on a fluffy cloud, the facilities in the room are 5* standard and the free coffee facilities, cookies and sweets that are on offer in the private business lounge are also a welcome surprise. However the real clincher is the breakfast. While guests from the larger Viru side of the hotel battle for space in the large breakfast room, guests of the business Estoria side, have a private room where they can get on with some early morning emails over a calm breakfast away from the crowd.
Tallinn isn’t all about large hotels and conference facilities however, in Tallinn’s Old Town the narrow streets hide some cozy boutique hotels. The Merchant House Hotel is one of the best, with elements of medieval Tallinn flowing through the hotel, dating as far back as the 14th century.
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Authour Graham Williams