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Tallinn

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...
Rae Kohvik
Benefiting from the constant tourist trade around the Town Hall Square this is similar to most Tallinn cafes serving light lunches and locally made pastries....
Nimeta Baar
Located in the vibrant area of the Old Town this uniquely designed bar has become a popular meeting place for tourists and locals. Attracting a diverse crowd there is no better place to meet people...
Silk
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...
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
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
Niguliste Church Museum
For many, there is little need to leave the Old Town, which provides a vibrant night life, a seductive cafe scene and a historically rich culture. Featuring as a popular musuem as well as a concert venue, it is a must-see...
Shooting & Military
Shoot things and fly in a military jet plane; do we need to go on?
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.
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...
Cafe Josephine
An absolute must for those with a sweet tooth...
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.
Olevi Residents
Although extremely near to the busy shopping streets of Lai and Pikk this bijou hotel is located in a rather less commercial location. Offering charismatic decor and facilities this is certainly a unique experience...
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...
Da Vinci’s Pasta and Pizza
Benefiting from its location on the edge of the Old Town the da Vinci's offers decent food at decent prices. Appearing with a no-frills attitude the locals are enjoying this restaurant...
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...
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.
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...
Valge Villa
Comfortably homely living Estonian style the Valge Villa is a sweet villa with a rural feel. With just ten rooms it's a popular choice for large groups of friends who live to take it over as their home away from home.
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
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...
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...
Revalia
The position of this restaurant could not be better; found in the centre of the Town Hall Square the restaurant benefits from constant tourist traffic providing a constantly vibrant atmosphere...
Kadriorg Palace
The equivalent of London's Kensington; this area is only a short drive from the centre of Tallinn however well worth it. The museum offers the only quality European art in the country, but the formal gardens and palace surroundings that provide the
Controvento Cafe
One of Tallinn's best kept secrets the limelight is almost entirely devoted to the Controvento Restaurant upstairs. Stop by for a light lunch and a cool spritzer to break up a day of shopping...
Cafe Amigo
This centrally located club has reinvented itself by inviting rock and blues acts to entertain the clientele. Fabulous guest artists give this music club an exclusive reputation and is also popular with the guests of the Viru Hotel located above th
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...
Club Prive
With an increasingly trendy reputation this party spot has recently joined the more fashionable fixtures of Tallinn's party scene. Glamorous decor and good music are consistent with that of a chic London club...
Kreutzwald Hotel
Although located a little further away from the party scene of the city centre it is well worth the extra walk. However it does fall only ten minutes walk from the Old Town so there is ample choice of entertainment on your doorstep...
L’Ermitage
Toompea Hill retains much historical importance in Tallinn and is one of the few historical features still remaining. The hotel offers fantastic views of this quaint part of town whilst still being close to the hubbub of the tourist fun in the city.
Naiiv
A vibrant addition to the Tallinn shopping scene, Naiiv is the place for playful and uniquely Estonian items.
Cafe Boulevard
This 24-hour cafe attracts a diverse clientele depending on when you visit. The early hours of the morning see intoxicated locals following a boozy night at nearby club Bobby and Clyde. However it is just as likely to see a contrasting business set
Sargava Guest House
Although based more remotely than Tallinn's other hotel the Sargarva Guest House offers a truly unique experience. Located in the middle of a classic Soviet-style mansion this harks back to the days of the commissars...
Elevant
The Old Town's eateries generally benefit from the constant tourist traffic providing trade. However this is a fantastic alternative to a more commercial restaurant providing innovative cuisine and a luxurious atmosphere...
Pikk, Vene and Lai streets
These streets form the principal shopping area within the Old Town. Knick-knacks ceramics and crafts abound so there's no excuse not to come back weighed down with bags.
Borsi Baar
Don't let the rather inappropriate setting put you off this venue; located on one of Tallinn's most medieval streets in Toompea you will forget this quaint charm upon walking into this vibrant atmosphere. Beware of the personal service; designed to
SPA Hotell Viimsi Tervis
Located close to its competitor Pirita TOP Spa the SPA Hotell Viimsi Tervis is perfect for those looking to get away from it all have a few massages and generally recuperate.
City Hotel Tallinn by Uniquestay
Situated only five minutes from the Old Town the hotel is a great choice for young travellers drawn by the simple reasonably priced quality on offer.
St Petersbourg
Located in a popular cluster of bars restaurants and clubs this hotel deserves its well-earned reputation. With unique decor and fantastic service the St Petersbourg is one of the best in the city...

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