Modern Meets Medieval At the Merchant’s House Hotel in Tallinn

October 15, 2012

I’m a huge fan of bold colours so I was pleasantly surprised when we unlocked the door to our beautiful suite at the well-located Merchant’s House Hotel in Tallinn’s Old Town.

merchants suite Modern Meets Medieval At the Merchants House Hotel in Tallinn

merchants suite tallinn Modern Meets Medieval At the Merchants House Hotel in Tallinn

We were guests in the stunning Merchant’s Suite, one of 37 suites and rooms in Tallinn’s most centrally located hotel, just steps from the Old Town Square. Tallinn is such an exquisite city and can be described as nothing short of romantic, so it was heaven to be tucked away in such a lavish room at the end of the day.

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The hotel buildings date back to the 14th and 16th centuries and have all of the intriguing features you would expect from such a historic property: wooden and hand painted ceilings, hidden staircases and passageways, balconies and fireplaces, all giving the hotel a warm and serene atmosphere – perfect for a Tallinn city hotel. At the same time, our room was equipped with all the modern amenities like satellite television, included broadband access, a safe and a mini bar. It was the perfect mix of old and new.

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My favourite features of the hotel were the beds and the breakfast. Our sheets were incredibly soft and after a restful night’s sleep we awoke to a delicious cooked breakfast in the cellar restaurant. It was too difficult to choose between all of the different breads, croissants and cereals that accompanied the hot breakfast buffet. So we just ate everything and ended up stuffed before starting our day!

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The hotel is quite large but feels boutique at the same time, which I prefer. We received a lot of personal attention from the knowledgeable front desk staff and enjoyed having a restaurant, cafe and bar on-site. While we didn’t get a chance to try any of their well-known signature cocktails, we did enjoy evening tea and coffee in the beautiful Ice Bar. Guests can also enjoy a sauna in the Relax Room and during the summer months the courtyard would be the perfect place to sit outdoors.

ice bar tallinn Modern Meets Medieval At the Merchants House Hotel in Tallinn

ice bar merchants house Modern Meets Medieval At the Merchants House Hotel in Tallinn

The Merchant’s House location leaves nothing to be desired either. We found ourselves right in the heart of the Old Town with all of Tallinn’s wonderful restaurants, shops and attractions right on our doorstep. Visitors to Estonia’s capital need look no further than the Merchant’s House Hotel for the perfect place to call home while in town.

merchants house common area Modern Meets Medieval At the Merchants House Hotel in Tallinn

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32 comments

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers October 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      All the rooms are different – I would have loved to see them all!

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers October 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      Beautiful place and a perfect location =)

  1. Comment by Megan

    Megan Reply October 16, 2012 at 2:09 am

    what a beautiful place to stay!

    heading kind of out that way at the end of november and im seriously contemplating tallinn for a few days. seeing places like this is what is pulling me in that direction!

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers October 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      Definitely give yourself a few days – as I’ll cover in the next several posts, there is SO much to see there. We wished we had more time =)

  2. Comment by Krista

    Krista Reply October 16, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Oh wow! I love this place!! :-) Definitely want to stay here when I make it to Tallinn. :-)

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers October 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      You definitely should, Krista – great location and excellent value! =)

  3. Comment by Andy at Buzztrips

    Andy at Buzztrips Reply October 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Wow! Looks fabulous, you’ve certainly sold me on it :)

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers October 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      I’m so glad, Andy – definitely the perfect place to stay in Tallinn! =)

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers October 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      I know! Definitely have not had one of those in a hotel room before…the perfect place to luxuriate after a day of sightseeing =)

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers October 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      It certainly was – I really enjoyed all the details =)

  4. Comment by Cathy Sweeney

    Cathy Sweeney Reply October 17, 2012 at 12:13 am

    I really appreciate it when a place does a good job of mixing old and new. Looks like Merchant’s House did it very well. I’d like to have a nice glass of wine in that bar, too.

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers October 19, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Yes, that bar was so great – cozy and beautiful =)

  5. Comment by Jenna

    Jenna Reply October 19, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Looks like a great place to stay. I love that it is so centrally located. I would love to visit Tallinn one day.

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers October 19, 2012 at 12:48 pm

      Location always helps, especially on a tight schedule =)

  6. Comment by Sophie

    Sophie Reply October 21, 2012 at 3:52 am

    Tallinn in my favourite Baltic city. This hotel looks like it fits right in.

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers October 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Such a wonderful city! =)

  7. Comment by Kyle

    Kyle Reply October 21, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Loved this place!

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers October 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      It was so beautiful wasn’t it? At least you had a comfortable place to rest when you weren’t feeling well!

  8. Comment by Jeremy (TravelApprentice)

    Jeremy (TravelApprentice) Reply October 23, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Looks like a very nice place to stay, wish I went there when I was in Tallinn! Such a cool little city with a great old town.

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers October 23, 2012 at 11:08 am

      I agree, Jeremy – wonderful gem of a city =)

  9. Comment by Shanna Schultz

    Shanna Schultz Reply October 26, 2012 at 3:17 am

    OMG, I am a HUGE bathroom fan…love those tubs!

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers October 26, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      I am too – love a creative bathroom space! =)

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  11. Comment by cheryl

    cheryl Reply October 27, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I can’t wait to visit Tallinn myself and this hotel looks perfect! I really love that bath tub and also the stained glass windows by the bar. And glad to hear you’re stay was nice. :)

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      inspiringtravellers October 27, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      Definitely the perfect place to stay in the Old Town – hope you get to visit soon! =)

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