For our 20th anniversary the wife and and I chose to go and explore Estonia as it was a Country we had not visited, and its Capital Tallinn or as it was called Ravel. It is reputed to be the oldest Capital City in Northern Europe and since gaining independence again is one of the youngest Countries. The St Petersbourg manages to incorporate old world charm with all the modern comforts. Our room 107 was a deluxe superior and although just off reception was never subjected to noise or any disturbance.
Kasper who checked us in could not have been more helpful and it was nice to have an actual key rather than the overused swipe car. It made a nice change to hand it in and request it upon return which thus prompted the waning interaction between guests and staff.
The bathroom has underfloor heating, robes and slippers with upmarket toiletries. The room contained a flat screen, (not used) a dvd player (not used) and an ipad. The bed was large and very comfortable with 2 pillows or varying softness to give you a choice, and to top things off a fur throw.
Breakfast was served in the downstairs restaurant and the staff here are really attentive to all your needs and doubled up afterwards as a well know eating place for everyone in Tallinn. The hotel is located under the high towns walls in the old towns in has a well just outside that local legend has stories for.
Being located in the old town means nothing is very far away and can be walked from the hotel. This hotel ranks as one of the best I have ever stayed at and it very much warrants it's status, you maybe like me who always looks at the reviews and take a pinch of one and a pinch of another. If you choose to book this hotel (you would be wise to) then you will not be disappointed in anyway.
The sauna is free until 11.30 but give the reception half an hours notice before use
When you exit the airport just stand at the taxi stop (do not cross the road to the second island), these are the licensed taxi's it will cost you 9 euros to the hotel for 2 people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly renovated hotel in Tallinn Old Town. All of our 27 rooms & suites have been individually designed to reflect the Russian merchants’ style.The building itself dates back to the 15th century when a wealthy Russian merchant purchased the property and had it redesigned by the famous architect August Gabler.The latest technological appliances have been discreetly integrated throughout the hotel giving guests the height of comfort in an elegant traditional setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St Petersbourg Hotel