Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Tallinn

X-Baar
X-Baar is the oldest gay bar in Estonia and has become somewhat of an institution...
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...
Wine Library
An intimate wine bar positioned on Tallinn’s Town Hall Square, the Wine Library has over 250 international wines on offer in its “Wine Book”.
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...
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.
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...
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
Velokuller
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
Top Kuller
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...
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.
Tervis Spa
Attracting visitors from across the Baltic the Tervis spa in Viimsi has excellently-priced therapies and a selection of treatment packages that range from one-day visits to week-long holidays.
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...
Tallinna Hipodroom
A betting man? Then head to the hipodroom in the town centre where you can place a bet on your favourite four-legged steed and cheer it on from the sidelines - all the while with a suitably chilled glass of champagne in hand of course.
Tallinna Golfiklubi
Tallinn Football Club
Although not yet a celebrated sport Estonia does have a celebrated local team who play at the national arena. Cheer on the local boys and show your support.
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
Tallinn Basketball Club
Believe it or not basketball is Estonia's favourite sport - and spectators love to watch slam-dunks by local team Kalev.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Sokos Hotel Viru
Big beyond all sense it may be nevertheless the Sokos Viru Hotel has been recently renovated and offers surprisingly tasteful rooms.
Silk
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...
Shooting & Military
Shoot things and fly in a military jet plane; do we need to go on?
Seikleja Sea Kayaking
It takes hulking shoulders to power a canoe or kayak so those wanting to prove their mettle should take to Estonia's waterways and see what they're made of.
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...
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.
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...
Salt
Salt is a restaurant in the Kadriorg district of Tallinn, which offers diners creative, seasonal food and a well-curated, comprehensive wine list.
RMK Hiking
With such a diverse countryside it makes sense to throw on some hiking boots and head into the great unknown. Just be prepared to puff and pant your way home.
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.
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...

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