Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Tallinn

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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.
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.
Maritime Museum
Tucked into an intimate location in historical Toompea this venue provides unchallenged views of the Baltic. The medieval atmosphere only compliments the features within the museum further and is certainly worth a visit...
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...
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...
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...
Sokos Hotel Viru
Big beyond all sense it may be nevertheless the Sokos Viru Hotel has been recently renovated and offers surprisingly tasteful rooms.
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.
Cafe Elsebet
Near to some principal shopping areas in the Old Town, this cafe is attached to popular Cafe Peppersack, whose trade it shares.
City Bike Tours
Although the cobbled streets of Tallinn aren't ideal for cycling the surrounding countryside practically begs to be explored on two wheels.
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.
Jeti Ice Arena
Ice skating can look graceful if you're any good but those who aren't likely to crash and burn rather spectacularly; hone your skills in Tallinn and make sure you don't go down without a sequin-clad fight.

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