Our Estonian friend kept raving about the Three Sisters hotel so one day we decided to go take a look (and maybe move there for a night or two). We found the hotel very charming: it's in the old town and located in a row of renovated merchant houses dating back to 1362.
Unique Quality: We decided not to stay... not for the price (starting from 165 euros a night) but because of the steps that were everywhere. It's definitely not a good hotel if you are traveling with a very young baby in a stroller.
Directions: old town
This hotel oozes with historical personality originally three terrace style houses built in the 14th century, with some genuine architectural genius and planning, it was transformed into a unique multifaceted hotel. Each house represents a different personality, hence the name “The Three Sisters”, based on the principal not all the three sisters are alike.
The hotel is situated at the base of the Old Town and is very close to the entrance from the ferry terminals. Taxi cost= 5Euro (max). I thought the hotel to be in a superior position, slightly outside the noise but within a easy walk to everything. (reflection with planning).
Everything went according to plan, staff were very efficient and friendly, with a genuine touch , we were greeted with a free drink on arrival.
Our room 118 is called a junior suite which is extraordinarily spacious more like an apartment. It consists of beautiful wide timber floorboards, wooden hand made walls and the original medieval timber beam rafter ceilings. The timber rustic atmosphere blends well into a modern chic 5 star boutique hotel. The room has a king size bed, balcony, a large comfort lounge, coffee table, working desk, mini bar and plasma TV and DVD player. Totally my taste which automatically makes me feel at home.
Off the bedroom is a walk in wardrobe with a full length mirror (great for dressing), this room then leads into a very trendy bathroom with a claw bath, granite tile walls, slate floors and over head shower and a good vanity unit.
The best thing about this hotel is breakfast is till midday, so if you just want to relax there is no reason to stress. The selection is fabulous with a special menu for cooked breakfast if you desire it. Staff are also very efficient, polite and just delightful.
Restaurant/ Wine Cellar
We had lunch outside the terrace and it was wonderful, the best thing is the enormous wine list and their wine cellar which would cater for anyone’s taste.
Unique Quality: Overall –
We loved our rustic spacious room, although there is NO air-conditioning but you do have a small balcony and three little windows to open. We felt totally at home in our room and at times it was hard to leave it to explore this remarkable town. I have given this hotel a 5 star for its exceptional hospitality, authentic but hard to find boutique home, however how do you turn off the lights?…..a master degree is needed !!
Not a problem, just bring your car to the door of the hotel and they will park the car for you. Old town has strict regulations about parking.
We had some wonderful meals. Here are my best…
Gloria – expensive but its nostalgic walk back in time. (Mike Jagger, Pope..etc..etc..have dined here)…
Le Bonaparte – for chocolates and coffee
Baltaskir – Garlic restaurant…just have their house favourite mix grill – awesome !
Three Sisters – Lunch on the terrace with a NZ sauvignon blanc.(if hotel reads this, a few more selections NZ SB would be the marvelous to add to your collection).
When I first saw these 3 almost identical buildings, I didn't realize that they comprised a upscale hotel. I only thought, "How charming!" The Three Sisters Hotel located in the Old Town section of Tallinn on Pikk Street is just a hop, skip and jump away from the Old City Raekoja and many restaurants and shops.It would be hard to miss since it is located right next to the St. Olaf's Church. The 3 buildings were originally built as houses about 1362. Now the connected houses accommodate a combination of 23 rooms and suites.
These building were only renovated into a hotel in 2003; to already become one of Conde Naste Traveler's choice hotels in 2004 must be an unequaled accomplishment. The hotel which has a five-star rating, has a multilingual staff, modern rooms with unique architectural nuances. They have been perfectly described as both modern & midieval!! You can expect 24-hour concierge service, bar with wine cellar and restaurants, The Angels Room and the Restaurant Bordoo. The addition of a library to the hotel is really a winner with me!
They offer both smoking and non/smoking rooms with complimentary pickup service from the airport and also complimentary shoeshine, and daily newspaper. Wireless LAN is also available in the hotel.
Unique Quality: The exterior structure, being 3 buildings or "triplets" is unique. They are 3 very tall, narrow buildings with sharply pitched roofs. Some rooms have firesplaces, and courtyard views. I'm not sure where you would park a car if you had one, because the street is is very narrow and quiet, but very convenient to walk all over Old Town. If you don't mind the prices, this hotel may be a good choice for it's location, ambience and service.
Directions: In Old Town and not far from Old Town Square; next to St. Olaf's Church.
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Address: Pikk 71 and Tolli 2, Tallinn, 10146, Estonia