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.
- 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