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Tallinn

Pierre Chocolaterie
The best chocolate on offer in Tallinn...
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...
RED Group
Located all over the city RED Group's self-catering flats are an ideal option for those travelling in larger groups or alternatively for those looking for a quieter stay...
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...
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...
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...
Boga Pott
Located just outside the Old Town this is a great spot to break up a day of shopping or sightseeing. On the way up medieval Toompea Hill drop in and have a browse around the charming craft shop next door to the cafe itself...
Occupation Museum
Learn something of what the Estonian's lived through under Soviet rule; depicting such recent events the Occupation Museum is certainly one of the more important venues to visit in cultural Toompea...
Casino London
Located near to the Old Town the Casino London is quite popular with tourists however retains an authentic Estonian feel due to its intimate atmosphere. The hotel guests also add to the Casino's trade adding to the venue's buzzing atmopshere...
Panoraam Nightclub
Attached to the Metropol hotel this party spot is popular with guests as well as a slightly older less-sophisticated clientele. However unexclusive the feel of the club it is certainly worth a visit for the spectacular panoramic views of Tallinn...
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...
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
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
Nimeta Baar
Located in the vibrant area of the Old Town this uniquely designed bar has become a popular meeting place for tourists and locals. Attracting a diverse crowd there is no better place to meet people...
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...
Rae Kohvik
Benefiting from the constant tourist trade around the Town Hall Square this is similar to most Tallinn cafes serving light lunches and locally made pastries....
Niguliste Church Museum
For many, there is little need to leave the Old Town, which provides a vibrant night life, a seductive cafe scene and a historically rich culture. Featuring as a popular musuem as well as a concert venue, it is a must-see...
Meriton Grand Hotel Tallinn
The hotel although in a seemingly unglamorous scenic location is in fact a five minute walk to historical Toompea Hill as well as a stone's throw to the hubbub of the entertainment in the Old Town...
Silk
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...
Cafe Josephine
An absolute must for those with a sweet tooth...
Katariina Kaik
Tallinn is built upon the toil of local artisans and craftsmen and there is an abundance of these shops in the city. Watch local goods being made in Katariina Kaik.
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...
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.
Shooting & Military
Shoot things and fly in a military jet plane; do we need to go on?
Da Vinci’s Pasta and Pizza
Benefiting from its location on the edge of the Old Town the da Vinci's offers decent food at decent prices. Appearing with a no-frills attitude the locals are enjoying this restaurant...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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
Club Prive
With an increasingly trendy reputation this party spot has recently joined the more fashionable fixtures of Tallinn's party scene. Glamorous decor and good music are consistent with that of a chic London club...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
L’Ermitage
Toompea Hill retains much historical importance in Tallinn and is one of the few historical features still remaining. The hotel offers fantastic views of this quaint part of town whilst still being close to the hubbub of the tourist fun in the city.

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