Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Tallinn

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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
Silk
Shooting & Military
Shoot things and fly in a military jet plane; do we need to go on?
Sesoon
An understated, yet almost effortlessly stylish restaurant in the hip neighbourhood of Kalamaja in Tallinn, Sesoon serves gorgeous yet casual seasonal cuisine.
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.
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.
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...
Paat
Although this restaurant is located a little further out than the principal areas for most tourists the originality of the design is well worth the extra effort. During the summer the terrace on the water is especially charming...
Outside The Old Town
Dare to venture outside the walls of the Old Town and adventurous shoppers will reap the rewards.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Must Lammas
Located in the popular Old Town this Estonian-run restaurant maintains its individuality despite being located within a dense cluster of restaurants. Serving hearty Caucasian cuisine and offering a gently charming atmosphere - this is not to be miss
Musi
A fantastic addition to the eatery scene in the Old Town. Functioning as a combination of wine bar cafe and restaurant it is slowly becoming a local treasure unaffected by hoards of tourists due to its slightly secret location...
Merchant’s House Hotel
A welcome addition to Tallinn's boutique hotels the Merchant's House Hotel is situated just steps from the Old Town Square - fantastic location with a wealth of culture fine dining and late night partying just steps away.
Le Bonaparte
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...
Kuul Saal Bowling Club
Tallinn's young 'uns love ten-pin bowling with most lanes located in shopping centres around the city. Three strikes and you're in. Check out KU:L SA:L.
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...
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...
Kohala Manor
It may not compare to Australia but Estonia's outback is nothing to sniff at; in fact it's damn beautiful and we highly recommend jumping astride a steed and galloping across the countryside in style.
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
Kalma Sauna
For the real Baltic sauna experience head to Kalma Sauna; open since 1928 the famed public sauna is every bit as fabulous as you'd expect.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Gianni
Gianni, found in Tallinn’s Sadama neighbourhood, serves fine Italian cuisine, including homemade pasta, in its restaurant and cafe.
FK Keskus Go-Karting
Tearing around a track in a go-kart can be a good way of living out all your racing car fantasies without actually breaking any laws on the road. We suggest you do it here at FK Keskus.
Finnisage
Finnisage is a boutique-like salon favoured by fashionable locals; located just outside the city centre the trendy atmosphere and discrete private rooms makes it well worth the slog.
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...
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...

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