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“Lovely hotel for those yearning for historic charm” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Ammende
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mere pst 7, Parnu 80010, Estonia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Parnu
Basel, Switzerland
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel for those yearning for historic charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

This place was lovingly restored to its oppulence and charm it must have had in 2005 with 21st century amenities. My room (11) had its own sauna and my friend's room (5) had its own veranda. Fab breakfast and comfy decor. Every room is different.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Poor breakfast, bad mattress, no body lotion and no hair condition, in deluxe room we had small roof window without curtains, so in the early morning sun lite wakes you and the price per night is like in luxury five star hotel which it is certainly not, poor wi fi connection

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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grantham
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This hotel is possibly the most beautiful hotel I have ever stayed in.It was like staying in a museum!The attention to detail in the furnishings was exquisite,so much fine art nouvaeu detail everywhere,not to mention the amazing stuffed animals dotted around the place.
Breakfast was a delight,lots of choice of hot and cold dishes and lovingly served by a white gloved waitress ,who would remove the silver domed lid in unison and present your breakfast!Superb!The location is excellent,a short stroll from the beautiful beach of Parnu and about 15 minutes from the town.
This hotel is amazing and we would not hesitate to stay again!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Norway
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36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I was staying here with a group of friends. Shared a room with one of them, but we had a very narrow double bed. So I ended up sleeping on a travel bed. So I would recommend this hotel more for couples. There is charm. The best hall, stairs and common rooms I've ever seen. Like a museum. We walked around the hotel and looked at all the details. Also possible to go up the stairs into a tower. Perfect and polite service. Good breakfast. Very good dinner, nicely presented food, tastes good. Not so central location, but easy to walk to the beach. The room was in shabby chic style I guess, but some details were too old. Like a small window, which fell out when I tried to open it. And some shelves which were impossible to open/close. Very clean and modern bathroom. Aircondition, which was nice on a hot day. It seemed a bit too expensive during high season, but staying in the middle of May was actually very cheap.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Estacada, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The Villa Ammende is an interesting hotel. The breakfast is wonderful and even includes a hot menu choice and champagne. The room was quite attractive, clean and comfortable. The area around the hotel is attractive. We were at the hotel for 2 nights and the first night was noisy until 11:00 with a group having dinner and unfortunately the noise carries up to the rooms. The second night was very quiet. The exterior of the Villa is not very attractive and appears to have had an addition that does not fit the style. This hotel just doesn't seem to be worth the high cost of sleeping here.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

PRIOR to journeying to ESTONIA I had never heard of PARNU. as soon as i arrived after being led there by the locals I met in TALLIN and as soon as I smelled the BALTIC SEA blessed rose hips and sea air on a hot early summery day , I knew I had to stay over even though i was already paying for a 14th century jewel hotel in TALLIN. The temporary sign outside the AMMENDE VILLA said there were no rooms as a result of a special wedding I decided to venture to the front door and ask about its history . other hotels i had been led to were full on a summery SATURDAY so I was in limbo. with my special providential travel karma , a manager came out of the woodwork and said there was a room possible in the GARDENER`S house , which was just perfect for a single bohemian poet . little did I realize that the AMMENDE VILLA was magically located in a fragrant beach park which i took a luscious & wondrous midnite silent bike ride with aromatherapy filling the air exuding sea essences. breakfast the following morning felt like being on the TITANIC in 1912 without the ensuing disaster. high ceilinged salon breakfast room with champagne on the table and an immaculate sumptuous spread , fit for a king . plush velvet chairs to sit in . SUNDAY morning breakfast heaven!!! AMMENDE VILLA is the most famous property in ESTONIA`S SUMMER CAPITOL . THE art nouveau building built in 1905 by ST.PETERBURG architects for a rich ESTONIAN`S daughter`s wedding party and summer residence . . the interior of the villa is a masterpiece with its salons, dining rooms & luxury suites ... The AMMENDE VILLA became an unplanned royal 24 hour base camp and a flawless travel memory.

Room Tip: i was quite satisfied with a room in the GARDENER`S house which would be perfect for a single travel...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Oh dear, I seem to be somewhat alone in my rating!

Villa Ammende IS a beautiful old art nouveau building and has been sympathetically restored
The staff ARE very helpful
The breakfast is great ... A good typically Estonian buffet plus hot food to order and a fantastic touch.... Bubbles and a little dessert for breakfast!
The service and food in the restaurant is impeccable
It is an easy walk to both beach and town centre

But I felt disappointed. Our room was small and being in the attic had low raked ceilings making the usable space even smaller. And whilst sympathetically decorated it was not at all what I would term "luxurious". The bathroom was adequate. I had decided to go with this hotel because of the rave reviews on Trip Advisor and the comments in Lonely Planet but really did feel it wasn't what I'd have chosen to spend almost 200 Euros a night on had I had an accurate picture. If you want authenticity and undeniably good service and food - YES. But if you are thinking plush luxury, no.

I do feel a little bad about writing such a review because as you can see above this hotel does get so much right.... It was just that I mistakenly expected plush luxury and I found myself instead in a grand old home that feels like the furnishings are the originals... Grand many years ago. Just not my style... Please be assured you will be very happy if it is yours, but if you are expecting over the top luxury in a more extravagant way you may also be disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mere pst 7, Parnu 80010, Estonia
Location: Estonia > Parnu County > Parnu
Amenities:
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Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Parnu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Ammende 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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