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Tallinn

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...
Noku
Similar to a London private-members' club Noku's prestige is greatly higher due to its selective entry. However once in a media set will dominate in this intimate space. With late opening hours fabulous food and sophisticated music this is a truly
Nevskij
Located just behind Town Hall Square this restaurant is perfectly placed for a vast amount of tourist traffic. With charming views of cobbled Old Town Street this classical Russian restaurant is splendid...
Depeche Mode (DM bar)
This is a strangely unique bar solely dedicated to Depeche Mode; the reaction is either pure awe or confusion and slight fear. Its location makes it an interesting experience if only to drop in...
St Olav’s Church (Oleviste Kirik)
Like most of the cultural sights in Tallinn this spectacular Church can be found in historical Toompea. It is a perfect reflection of Tallinn's rich multi-cultural past while also being a spectacular sight...
Meriton Old Town
Located at the end of the infamous Lai shopping street this hotel is a recent addition to Tallinn's tourist scene. Offering guests a fabulous location close to the lively Old Town as well as the cultural wealth of Toompea it is a popular choice...
Gloria Tabacalera
Although located in the popular area of the Old Town this location is relatively unknown by many due to the acclaimed restaurant above taking much custom. As a proud expert the owner welcomes other cigar lovers to sit with a coffee or a port...
Von Krahli Baar
This venue has an unpretentious and welcoming atmosphere making it popular with arty types and students. Cheap prices and mismatching decor give the club a quirky atmosphere and seems a suitable location for original live music...
Toompea Hill
Toompea Hill is seen as the centre point to this area and additionally to Estonian politics. Take a walk up Toompea Hill and admire the castle the Parliament and the splendour of the Nevsky Cathedral...
Peppersack
Located just off the Town Hall Square this restaurant benefits from a popular position in the Old Town. Complete with a seemingly popular Medieval theme this is a popular tourist haunt without losing its authenticity...
Stockmann Cafe
This city centre cafe is a great place to drop into having exhausted your feet and wallet in the popular department stores. With internet access and a vast selection of delicious pancakes, this modish cafe is constantly popular...
Amsterdam Pub
This city centre pub is one of Tallinn's most favourite for its 100-year old wooden interior, preserving a traditional atmosphere. Although facing increasing competition, it retains a loyal custom...
PK Ilmarine
Formerly an area packed with factories it is now home to some of the city's trendiest restaurants and nightclubs. Only ten minutes walk from the Old Town's amusements this chic hotel provides an ideal option for young people families and large group
The Three Sisters Hotel
Situated on the principal shopping streets of Lai and Pikk this boutique hotel has a fabulous location to add to its many other charms.
Le Bonaparte
It is as though you are walking through a fictional land in Disney this area of Tallinn is simply captivating. There is a reasonable selection of restaurants scattered with cuisine to please all sensibilities...
Villa Mary
Although a 20 minute drive from the centre of town the Villa Mary has truly stylish decor unchallenged views of the ocean and luxurious facilities.
Controvento
The range of restaurants in the Old Town in superb and are successful due to the enormity of the tourist trade in this part of town. Although centrally located there is a sense of secrecy to the restaurant with a hidden doorway - a truly special h
Sokos Hotel Viru
Big beyond all sense it may be nevertheless the Sokos Viru Hotel has been recently renovated and offers surprisingly tasteful rooms.
Cafe Peterson
Although this cafe is relatively remote in comParison to the enormous choice in the Old Town it is well-worth the visit. Escaping the tourist radar for the most-part it has become the most stylish place to hang out in Tallinn. Delicious break
Gloria
Located in the buzzing Old Town of the city this is one of many fabulous restaurants. However this is one of this oldest restaurants with simple yet excellent cuisine in a rather grand atmosphere...
Ribe
One of the new breed of Tallinn's restaurants this Old Town newcomer offers style and atmosphere in spades. A quick favourite with well heeled locals and stylish visitors we highly recommend it for dinner.
Karl Friedrich
Located fabulously on the historical Old Town Square this restaurant encompasses both the cultural importance of the area with its medieval decor as well as its contemporary glamour...
Kooli and Gumnaasiumi
These charmingly quaint alleyways provide a strong contrast to busy Müürivahe providing a truly authentic tour of medieval streets. They are also home to a dense collection of towers in Tallinn which in the medieval backdrop of the city al
Bocca
Great for lunch and even better for dinner, Bocca is 'desperately' chic and offers a wide range of dishes from sushi to risotto...
Hunting
Although hunting laws have tightened up in Estonia with the right legal documents you can still enjoy the sport. Most hunting locales a drive away though so be sure to set aside a day for the activity.
Golf – Niitvälja Club
Sitting pretty amongst Tallinn's jaw-dropping countryside is its finest golf course Tallinna Golfiklubi. Escape from the crowds in a suitably garish argyle jumper and hit the greens in style.
Müürivahe
A busy tourist street in the Old Town Müürivahe is all about independent shops selling traditional Estonian household goods. Be sure to snap up a souvenir or three to take your folks back home.
Lühike Jalg
This road leads the way to historical Toompea; with culturally rich establishments a great day out is to combine some shopping with sightseeing before stopping at one of the many cafe's for much-needed fuel.
Ö
This port area is extremely popular with Estonians for the fabulous nightclubs and the chic restaurants. Only a few minutes walk from the Old Town there are plenty of party hotspots to head to following a delicious meal...
Radisson Blue Hotel Olümpia
The Radisson Blu has retained the Olümpia's impressive facilities and its city centre location places it within striking distance of Talllin's buzzing restaurants and bars and the picturesque Old Town...
Olematu Rüütel
Located in the heart of historic Tallinn this guest house acts primarily as a restaurant and conference centre however the three guest rooms have proven popular with those on a budget...
Cafe Elsebet
Near to some principal shopping areas in the Old Town, this cafe is attached to popular Cafe Peppersack, whose trade it shares.

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