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Tallinn

Calif Oriental Lounge
Stepping inside Calif Oriental Lounge in Tallinn is like opening a door into the Thousand and One Nights and sticking around for cocktails and shisha.
Restaurant Tchaikovsky
Found within Tallinn’s Hotel Telegraaf, Restaurant Tchaikovsky is an award-winning restaurant offering Russian-French cuisine in elegant surrounds.
Veinipooning
This romantic wine bar slips under the tourist radar unless you are looking for it. Its fairly missable location provides it with a slightly more secret reputation inevitably making it more popular...
Pirita TOP Spa
Casa Del Habano
A fabulous way to end an evening having dined in one of the nearby restaurants. Cigar lovers particularly come to enjoy the mellow atmopshere in the gently sophisticated bar thus a fairly glamorous crowd are attracted...
Barons Hotel
An ideal choice for those who wish to see the culture and historical value of Tallinn on their doorstep; boasting a central location within this city, there is little need to wander far from this hotel...
Vanaema Juures
Pure Estonian charm seeps from this restaurant seemingly unaffected by the vast choice of restaurants bars and party spots surrounding it. A smart dining experience with delicious and affordable cuisine...
Kuku klubi
Located in Toompea just outside the more commercial Old Town this spot attracts an arty crowd who enjoy the quietly exclusive atmosphere without too much enforced pretention...
Olympic Casino
Attached to the enormous Radisson Blue Hotel Olümpia this casino promotes a more commercial scene. Being part of a large chain throughout Estonia it is a popular choice with tourists who are impressed by the more glamorous approach to the
Beer House
This hearty German-style beer house attracts an unsophisticated crowd who enjoy to eat drink and be drunk without inhibitions. A vibrant atmosphere is provided as well as home-made beer and fine food...
Venus
Venus' fairly small interior provides an intimate atmosphere. Located only minutes from the vibrant Old Town this is a good option for those looking for a more personable experience than some of the larger clubs provide. Popular chart music brings
Pierre Chocolaterie
The best chocolate on offer in Tallinn...
Economy Hotel
It might be situated in an otherwise overlooked area nevertheless the Economy is located just a ten minute walk from the Old Town making it one of the most attractive budget options in town...
Reval Cafe Mocha
Although principally a tourist restaurant a hint of authenticity still prevails here. Beautiful views of the medieval Old Town can be seen from the delightful balcony adding to its genuine Estonian charm...
Fellini
Located on the edge of medieval Town Hall Square this restaurant reflects the atmosphere of the entire area; although retaining medieval architecture the entertainment industry is thriving and revels in glitz and glam...
Sigari Maja (Davidoff)
Located ideally on the edge of Town Hall Square this bar is an extraordinary change from the more commerical scene elsewhere. Intended for intimate groups and civilised chat the open fires and low lighting provide the perfect ambience...
Tallinnk City Hotel
Located perfectly between the city centre and the Old Town this newish addition to Tallinn's tourist scene has been welcomed with much enthusiasm. The services within the hotel itself leave little need to stray far...
Gloria Veinikelder
Located just downstairs from the acclaimed Gloria Restaurant this is a more romantic option with a cosy atmosphere. Being less acknowledged the atmosphere becomes intimate and wine tasting by the fire makes a perfect evening...
Villa Hortensia
This four bedroom villa is located on the principal shopping streets in the city giving it a superb location for those in search of some fabulous restaurants chic bars and glamorous nightlife...
Le Bonaparte
Pirita Klooster
Located more remotely than most of Tallinn's hotels the Pirita Klooster's location next to the ancient monastery of St Bridget gives the hotel a spiritual calm...
Kiek in de Kok
Suitably located in the historical area of Toompea this is a renowned addition to Tallinn's cultural scene. Toompea's Walt Disney appearance is deceptive however and this monument possesses some interesting weapons of war...
Energia Kohvik
Straight out of a movie set; Russian ladies with fur coats and roll-up cigarettes are a permanent feature while the suits from this part of the city enjoy an indugent sweet menu. A true taste of former Estonia located within the Soviet shopping cent
Dr Mauruse Pub
Escaping the radar of many tourists this city centre pub is popular with the locals. However only minutes walk from the Old Town it is certainly worth a visit...
Kehrwieder Chocolaterie
The cafe although located extremely near the Town Hall Square retains a fairly secret existence. Due to its underground location it is not yet overrun by tourists however is popular with a young crowd who enjoy the intimate atmosphere created by the
Casino London
Located near to the Old Town the Casino London is quite popular with tourists however retains an authentic Estonian feel due to its intimate atmosphere. The hotel guests also add to the Casino's trade adding to the venue's buzzing atmopshere...
Meriton Grand Hotel Tallinn
The hotel although in a seemingly unglamorous scenic location is in fact a five minute walk to historical Toompea Hill as well as a stone's throw to the hubbub of the entertainment in the Old Town...
Olde Hansa
Located centrally within popular Old Town this restaurant functions as so much more than merely a tourist venue. The medieval history of the area is brought to life appealing to many local people...
Radisson Blu Hotel
Centrally located within the city centre the Radisson Blu Hotel one of the larger commercial hotels in Tallinn offers the well-designed rooms with good facilities - making it ones of the best options in town for business travellers...
X Club
This venue is certainly a more reputable option than some of its competitors. Targeting a business clientele X-Barr caters for a larger capacity and a more diverse selection of entertainments...
Schlossle
A Tallinn landmark the Schlossle was the only five-star hotel in town for many years. Competition from newer slicker hotels might be challenging its crown but a great location and good service ensure that it remains a safe bet.
Katariina Kaik
Tallinn is built upon the toil of local artisans and craftsmen and there is an abundance of these shops in the city. Watch local goods being made in Katariina Kaik.
Scotland Yard
Formally an industrial wasteland this area is now occupied by trendy clubs and chic restaurants. Scotland Yard's cleverly designed decor promotes a stylish take on a traditional pub...
Taanilinna Hotel
Located on the border of the Old Town and the Toompea area the location of this hotel couldn't get much better. Consistent with the hotel's atmosphere and decor there is a perfect balance of modernity and traditional Estonian life...
Town Hall Square
Take a trip to the Town Hall Square to find an overwhelming choice of art stalls and designer boutiques. Grab a coffee at one of the many cafe's that surround the square and people-watch to your heart's content.
Cafe Josephine
An absolute must for those with a sweet tooth...
Hell Hunt
This original pub benefits from being located in Toompea where its own historical value is consistent with the area's. With more reasonable prices than the commercial bars in the Old Town it aims to attract locals and tourists...
Tallinn City Museum
A great option for a quick culture fix; the best place to visit for a concise download of information before visiting the sights themselves. Located in Toompea but only minutes from the Old Town it is perfectly located for many of the cultural hotsp
Town Hall and Town Hall Square
The Town Hall Square is perhaps the busiest part of Tallinn. Although a principal cultural spot itself it is also surrounded by bars cafes and restaurants making it an important social point for the city...
Gloria Guesthouse
Located just inside the Old City walls the Gloria Guesthouse is a recent addition to Tallinn's fabulous tourist scene. With the infamous restaurant downstairs from the guest rooms there is barely a need to leave the hotel...

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