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“The experience was quite a treat, but so were the prices, too...”
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Nami Namaste
Ranked #2 of 10 Muhu B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 14, 2012

A charming old farm house, decorated with very elegant taste (kind of country chick), the lady of the house just wonderful and warm (an a well known TV cook in Finland). The service was very kind and welcoming, and the isolated spot in the beautiful countryside really relaxing. The sauna was a treat (but as it is very traditional, no shower there; you wash you self with buckets of warm water. This is familiar to every Finn, but might be a bit exotic for others (but fun!)

In deed most of the accommodations share shower and toilet (and actually those in the back yard did not have any facilities at all). The so called "presidential suite" (the loft above the main house), which we had, was cosy and decorated in a very Scandinavian way (i.e it was very empty, to the point that there was no place at all for the luggage or cloths). It had a toilet without a shower en suite. As it was early spring, the room tended to be cold all the time (or then very humid from the gas heater; these issues affected sleep quality). This is again a thing well known to a person used to traditional Finnish summer house (they are usually light built and often without conveniences.

We had the package A, which include a welcome drink, sauna for an hours, dinner, two breakfast, lunch and a cooking course with a dinner together with the other guests (fun!). The cooking course was not very ambitious (and overbooked with it 9 participants), and hence very little learning took place, even if it was very entertaining. The maximum capacity of the course is 12, which seems a bit too much to me.

So what did it cost? With three bottles of wine and perhaps 5 grappas on top of everything, it was over 900 €. Taking into account the primitive nature of the accommodation, it felt too much (even though I love spent money on high quality hotels etc.). The question is, of course, how you put a price tag on an experience.

Would I then recommend the experience?

Probably yes. It might be a good idea to stay only over one night instead of two. Don't expect material luxury; it's like visiting good friends' summer house with relaxing atmosphere and good food (and a price ticket).

Room Tip: The presidential suite is the best room.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 12, 2010

Me and my boyfriend stayed in Nami Namaste in Muhu in July 2010. When we arrived, an extremely helpful staff made us welcome, showed us our room and surroundings. The old farmplace was renovated with great attention to detail. Overall impression was really good. We stayed in a small room in a building with a kitchen. Bathroom was in a hall, just outside the room. As at that day, there were only 2 more guests who stayed in a small house nearby, there was no fuss using the bathroom. We had a good night sleep and had 3 nice meals. The Dutch chef was friendly and always came before eating to explain the contents of the food. The only down side was the price (a bit pricy to my opinion). If booking, ask for room nr 5, which is by far the best room.

I would recommend the place.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2010

I enjoyed my stay at Namaste. The people who ran it were interesting. However, I feel like the website is a bit misleading. It makes it seem like the proprietors all the food fresh from scratch which is not true (the breakfast was just regular cereal, break from the store, average coffee, bacon was store bought). The 40 euros per person dinner was overpriced in my opinion. The food was so-so, not up to standard for the price. Something that an above-average cook would make, but nothing more.
The room we had was really nice, but the others were not. Considering we paid 40 euros for a room in Estonia that was the same, it did not merit 80 euros, especially since there was no bathroom in the room and you had to go outside to the other house to use it. It felt very homey like a home stay which is fine. It was personal, but homestays should not cost as much as a hotel room in Estonia. I would recommend this place had the dinner been 25 euros per person and the rooms 60 euros. I feel like it would have been a fair price.
The hotel up the street called Padaste Manor is a much better value. The dinner there came out to be the same price and was truly exceptional with professional service and gastronomique food. I would stay there instead.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2016, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Nami Namaste

Address: Simiste kula, Muhu, Estonia
Location: Estonia > Saare County > Muhu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Muhu
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Namaste is an old fisherman's cottage on the islands' southern shore dating back to the 18th century. "Namaste" is a Sanskrit word and it means, among other things, welcome to my heart. Ten years ago I started with cooking workshops and bed & breakfast. Today we are slightly bigger but the core is the same. We offer four different Pampering packages that include accommodation, cooking classes and meals. We have cosy and comfortable accommodation for up to 16 persons. And depending on availability, it is also possible to just come for a lunch or dinner - check in advance though. We can also receive larger groups in our big pavilion. Together with other participants you will prepare different dishes - made of the best possible ingredients. If the group consists of more than 12 participants it will be divided into two. A paper-thin pizza made by you and other tempting delicacies can be produced in the purpose built pizza oven. If you want to focus on wine or enjoy a game of Boule, feel free to do so. ... more   less 

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