"Live like a Merchant!" Merchant's House Hotel Tip by mightywease

Merchant's House Hotel, Tallinn: 638 reviews and 2 photos

  Steve in Tallinn
by mightywease

This comfortable hotel is situated only a few steps away from the Old Town Hall Square in Tallinn. Made from two houses linked together and is a pleasant warren of twisting corridors, staircases, unusually shaped rooms and what appears to be a number of original features such as wooden beams and painted frescos. There is also a lovely courtyard off which some of the rooms lead.

The fixtures and decor are a mixture of contemporary, such as the wonderful rectangular sink in the bathroom, and classic, there are some very attractive Chinese and Asian style cabinets and chests in the corridors. The room we were in was long and quite narrow but still spacious and decorated in muted gold and brown giving it a pleasingly relaxed atmosphere. This was also aided by the bed which was provoked a pleasing "Oooooh" as we rested our tired limbs on it!

Breakfast, which was served in either the cellar restaurant or the upstairs coffee room, depending on the number of visitors, was very good and consisted of a wide range of hot and cold food sometimes in a buffet format and sometimes cooked to order.

Body and beauty treatments are available and, best of all, the sauna is free to guests. A good way to warm up (a lo!)) and relax after a day of sightseeing in the city.

The staff were friendly and efficient and the service we received always excellent

My one minor criticism of the hotel is that I would have liked a hotel manual/services guide in the room. There is an excellent one on the website and this service was advertised as being on the interactive TV in the room but ours, sadly, didn't seem to be. It is a very minor criticism, however, and I dare say had we asked for more information or mentioned that the service channel on the TV wasn't working it would have been dealt with.

All in all this is a super hotel, very reasonably priced for the standard of service (200 Euro/136 GB sterling/251 USD for a standard room plus breakfast and taxes during summer) and a perfect base from which to enjoy the fascinating city of Tallinn

Unique Qualities: Sauna (open 8.00-21.00), original features also contains the Ice Bar (see separate tip)

Address: Dunkri 4/6 Tallinn, Estonia
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Just a few steps off the Old Town Hall Square
othercontact: +372 6977501
Phone: +372 6977500
Price: US$120-180
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.merchantshousehotel.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 20, 2006
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