Erel - Raekoja Residence

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Raekoja Square 8, Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn Raekoja Residence
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 74% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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Forum Posts

Helicopter to Helsinki

by montalais

Is the helicopter in service from Tallinn to Helsinki in June? The website does not currently work.

Re: Helicopter to Helsinki

by jumpingnorman

yes, you're right - the website for Copterline is down. Maybe just email them at and hopefully they respond (you've probably done this already). Good Luck, Norman :)

Re: Helicopter to Helsinki

by jumpingnorman is a site which does have info on Copterline. It does seem to have extra fees for booking over the phone --- but with their website down, don't know how else you could do it...Happy Easter anyway, Norman :)

Re: Helicopter to Helsinki

by thirstytraveller

No. Copterline do not operate the line any more. I suggest you to take fast ferry instead - the fastest (and cheapest) option is LindaLine (, taking 90 minutes from Tallinn to Helsinki and leaving just next to former Copterline terminal.

Re: Helicopter to Helsinki

by jumpingnorman

Oh, so they stopped operations (thanks previous poster, I did not know that)-- that 2005 chopper accident which killed 14 peole must have hurt their business. They resumed operations 2008, then stopped again I guess... I did take the Linda lines from Tallinn to Helsinki and I just bought the ferry ticket when I was there...lots of options for ferries...goodluck!

Travel Tips for Tallinn

A Map of Estonia

by Propermark

This is a Map of Estonia which may be useful if you also want to visit other cities. I would suggest to visit Parnu Estonia's summer capital and Tartu which is and was very popular for its university!

And from Tallinn, if I'm not wrong, you can reach St. Petersburg Russia in about 6 hours by bus..

Don't miss your VT notices!

by Stevieboy

A good and central place for a quick mail check is the little coffee bar in this (rather posh) shopping centre. Prices seem to vary winter and summer; the most I paid was about 60 krooni/hour around midsummer.

At the corner of Viru and Vene, computers are under the stairs.


by antistar

Estonian is one of the smallest languages in Europe, with only around a million speakers. It isn't even dominant within its own borders, with a large minority of ethnic Russians who often don't, or won't, speak Estonian. It's also not an easy language to learn, being a member of the Uralic language group that includes Hungarian and Finnish, and not a lot else.

The language may share the difficult and complex grammatical rules of Hungarian and Finnish, but thankfully, due to Estonia's diverse history, it has taken on many loan words from other languages. The strongest influence has been Germanic, which makes it much easier for speakers of those languages, like the English and especially Germans, to pick up a little Estonian.

About 25% of Estonian language is directly or indirectly related to English, coming from Low Saxon and High German. Words like pannkook (pancake), ruum (room), salat (salad) and paber (paper) will be immediately understandable to English speakers. If you understand some German you'll feel very much at home.

Many Estonians speak English, especially those who come into contact with tourists, but a few words of Estonian will make a good impression on anyone. It also shows respect to make an effort, and not assume people speak English (a sin I am often guilty of). Here are a few common examples:

tere = hello (teh-reh and roll the r)
palun = please (pa-lun)
tanan = thanks (ta-nahn)
ja = yes; ei = no (ya/aye)
vabanda = excuse me (vah-bahn-dah)
tsau = goodbye (like Italian ciao)

Some Estonian words sound very rude in English. If you want some fun, and aren't easily offended, you can ask an Estonian, preferably a woman, to say "12 months" or "1002" in English.

Speaking English

by orlikins

English is widely understood in Tallinn.

It seems that Tallinn is really marketing its medieval past and heritage rather than it's Russian one, trying to make a clean break, as it were.

This picture is of the Kiek in the Kok museum about Medieval Tallinn.

The Botanical Gardens

by M1rjam

The Tallinn Botanical Gardens are located near Pirita beach. The entrance to the park is free, if you want to go in and see the more exsotic plants you need to pay smth around 20 EEK. It's a gorgeous place, especially in the summer time. You can take a bus near Viru hotel, bus nr 1A for example.


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