I have just returned from a 5 night break at MHH in Tallinn with a friend. We had a fantastic time here and cannot recommend this hotel highly enough for a relaxing, centrally located city break! The hotel is literally a few steps from the main town square and very convenient for all the sights.
The hotel was smart without being too formal. The staff were extremely helpful and had a sense of humour - nothing was too much trouble. We asked for tea/coffee making facilities to be added to our room as this was not standard, and the necessary items were delivered to our room in less than 5 minutes at no additional cost!
The beds were comfortable, all linen changed and room cleaned thoroughly every day.
Our only suggestion when completing their satisfaction questionnaire, was that it was a huge bathroom with his & hers wash-basins, yet only had a bath with shower attachment on the taps - it would have been nice to have a walk-in shower or at least a shower screen and wall hook so you could stand to shower in the bath.
Wine was generally expensive in Tallinn restaurants and MHH was no exception with the cheapest bottle priced at £18, however this was a reasonable quality wine. There was a mini bar in the room which did not stock wine, but there was space in it to chill a couple of bottles from the supermarket if required!
We both agreed that Tallinn in the snow is even more picturesque than in the summer months. The snow literally sparkles as if there are crushed diamonds in it. The Old Town of Tallinn is also very peaceful in February with very few tourists which was good.
We had the choice of MHH or The 3 Sisters hotel when we booked - were we glad we chose MHH!!!! Word of warning.....DO NOT GO TO THE 3 SISTERS HOTEL UNLESS YOU ARE FEELING RICH!! The staff there are not as friendly and there is not the same relaxed atmosphere as at MHH.
Worse still, we had called in for a snack after a long walk and asked the waitress if we could order a bowl of soup each and a mineral water. She didn't show us a menu but said they had pumpkin soup which we ordered. The bill came to 470 EEK or approx £30 with tip, for 2 bowls of soup and 2 mineral waters!! A complete rip off even if they do have a high standard restaurant - we had an amazing entrecote steak with fries and trimmings at MHH for little more!!
We also had an evening at The Estonian National Opera House to see Swan Lake and the tickets were incredibly cheap in comparison to London prices for the very best seats -well worth a visit if you like a bit of culture!
Our advice is to stay at MHH for a memorable holiday!
- 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