This tasteful little hotel spent two years as a three-star until its unusual quality was recognized in January 2004 and its accreditation was raised. Housed inside a modest building tucked just inside the old town walls, the Taanilinna has 20 perfectly decorated rooms with dark wood floors and gorgeous beds.
Owned by a Russian couple who defy traditional Estonian prejudices about Russian ‘taste’, the hotel was built inside a renovated army building bought in 2002. It is inviting from the moment you arrive in the lobby, where designer Evar Riitsaar has painted the wooden beams of the ceiling and the floor of the pretty restaurant with simple Renaissance arabesques. With its warm yellow windows, aquamarine bathrooms and fast internet access the Taanilinna strikes the perfect balance between old-fashioned comfort and modernity. not too trendy, not too slow. You’ll have a comfortable and stylish stay.