I booked the 'Winter Package' with the hotel directly, and added on an extra night. It was absolutely superb value for money.
I decided to take my mum away for a pre-Christmas break, and asked the hotel if we could have a 'quiet room'. We weren't disturbed at all, other than a fire alarm going off, we presume by accident, on the Friday night. On arrival they took us up to a room on the third floor, and initially we were disappointed to see it was a double, but they converted this to twin beds whilst we had lunch. We had the mushroom soup in the hotel cafe and it was wonderful!
The walking tour of Tallinn (included in the package) was excellent - we learned so much about the history of Tallinn and the characteristics of the local people.
That evening was a highlight! We had asked if we could have our dinner as part of the package on the Friday night. We really couldn't believe how helpful the hotel were. There was a large Christmas party in the main restaurant, so my mum and I had a private room. The food was absolutely superb. I really reccommend the strawberry and mascapone desert, and my main course of the beef in pink peppercorn sauce was gorgeous.
We got a Tallinn card, which we used for a couple of bus tours, and also for entrance to Kadriog Palace, Kumu, Peter The Great's cottage, and the Estonian Open Air Museum, about 30 mins from the city centre. The Open Air Museum was set up for Christmas, and we made Christmas decorations.
We didn't have a bad meal or snack anywhere - we ate at the hotel, the Kehrwieder on the town square, C'est La Vie (thanks for the tip on the soup!), the Bonaparte cafe, Contravento and the cafe in the bookshop in the Viru centre.
Our only comments about how the hotel could be improved would be to have longer curtains for the shower - we managed to drown the floor each day! Oh, and one day our room was not cleaned, but it did not detract from the enjoyment of our stay hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Steeped in local history, the Merchant’s House Hotel stands on a charming cobbled street just a few seconds walk from Tallinn’s beautiful and captivating Old Town Square. The Merchant’s House Hotel has 37 suites and rooms, which all vary in shape and design due to the flexibility and character provided by these 14th & 16th Century historical buildings. Each room in the property offers guests an exciting combination of mediaeval architecture and state-of-the art fixtures and fittings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Merchants Hotel Tallinn
- Merchants House Hotel