The Three Sisters
What We Love
- An acclaimed Relais & Chateaux hotel graced by numerous celebrities, with breakfast and moreKnowing that everyone from rock stars to royalty has stayed here
- Dining at Bordoo, a destination restaurant with ambitions to gain its first Michelin star
- The eclectic, timber-framed Nordic style
- The old wooden staircase and huge arched doorways
Like the city of Tallinn, The Three Sisters is an enchanting blend of old and new. So named after the three 14th-century merchants’ houses that comprise the property, this charming boutique find is a dream of wooden beams, antique chandeliers and contemporary Nordic style.
Interiors reveal carefully restored frescoes, huge arched doorways and 600-year-old timber, now paired with artisan furnishings and discreet modern technology. If antique sleigh beds and historic wooden staircase aren’t quite enough to tempt you, perhaps Bordoo will. At the hotel’s own up-and-coming gourmet restaurant, you can enjoy cutting-edge Nordic and fusion food like sambuca scallops, complemented by a comprehensive wine list.
Located at the end of a cobblestone street in the medieval walled old town, this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning hotel is a lovingly preserved heirloom of Estonian history.This five-star Relais & Chateaux member has not only earned acclaim from international press (including The New York Times and The Telegraph), but played host to countless rock stars, royals and dignitaries. The country’s own prime minister has checked in here, as have Queen Elizabeth II, Sting and Lenny Kravitz (though not all at once, disappointingly).
Individually designed, each room is dramatically different from the next. The theme is eclectic, comprising a marriage of Old World charm and hip Nordic style.
Bordoo restaurant is one of the finest dining rooms in the city, serving an ambitious and unique menu of Nordic and fusion dishes. Signature dishes include the Nordic sea broth and “The Perfect Beef,” cooked at 135 degrees for flawless succulence. Desserts include dishes like cheese cigars made with olive and cloudberry, plus light, heavenly blinis.
Tallinn is a medieval city of cobblestone streets, historic churches and pretty courtyards. The old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and there’s a sense that this city is on the cusp of becoming a favorite of the European fashion crowd. While compact, it has plenty of top-flight boutiques, markets, cafés, restaurants and nightclubs to uncover. The must-see Kardriorg Palace and Garden and the National Art Museum are east of the hotel, about a 30-minute walk or 15-minute drive away.
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I loved my stay in this hotel and due to low season my room was upgraded, which was a nice gesture from the hotel. Next time I would like to try the hotel restaurant. In summer time it must be much more busier, but also now it was nice and quiet
Stayed two nights and got once again excellent service. Location is perfect and atmosphere unique. The restaurant SÖE still needs to improve the service it was not as fluent as we would have liked it to be but the food was excellent.
We stayed at The Three Sisters in the middle of March.
The Hotel is exellent and perfect for couples! It is located in old town, close to everything. The room was clean, warm and cozy.
Great staff, extremely friendly and helpful. They even made us breakfast to go when we had to leave early for the airport.
Thank you for a wonderful stay!
The Three Sisters is a luxury boutique hotel in Tallinn and is part of Relais & Châteaux group, which says a lot. Situated in the old town, inside old Merchant houses (built 1362), The Three Sisters has truly unique aura and that „wow“ factor which people often seek in boutique hotels. Having only 23 rooms, be sure to book in advance and each room is (supposedly) different than another.
I stayed in room no 7 (deluxe class), which seems to be bit further away from others and lies on the first floor. Being further away, meant that it was really really quiet in the room, except… ( I will tell you that later). This time I was there with my family (daughter is 7 months old) and it was really nice to see that they put something extra to the baby as well! Showering gel for kids, small „step-on“ next to the sink etc. and even a complimentary bottle of water for her.
Room itself was spacious and had really nice feeling to it, especially the wooden ceiling that I took picture as well and that small fact that when lying in the bed, you could notice that your head was where there used to be windowsill when the house was built. Bed itself was, of course, very good. There were so many details to notice and discover that I will leave it up to YOU, whoever reads this and decides to visit it.
Bathroom was nicely organized and it had design bath in it which was really lovely. Only thing to pick about there is that as they are using „old-styled“ faucet with two knobs and when I was showering it meant that water was warm – hot-cold-warm-warm-cold-hot (temperature was pulsating) and it was bit annoying, but you will manage and maybe some even like it. You will have reasonable mini-bar (not reasonably priced of course – small bottle of water is 5€ for example) and you can even put your shoes to a designated box and leave them out-side for the night and voila, in the morning you will get nice and clean shoes back, for free!
Oh and they have just adorable „clean the room“ and „do not disturb“ pillows :)
Room service and service in general was on bar with the reputation of the hotel. Some nice details here and there are what really makes the difference between good and excellent staff, but there were some minor and strange issues like – arriving late to the hotel, no-one asked your room no (and the staff had changed it`s shift since we left) and there were some setbacks during breakfast…
Breakfast was unfortunately weakest moment for me. Selection was quite limited and yes, they had table service but it didn`t really work. I didn`t try it but I overheard that a lady from table next to us asked for a pancakes and server said to her, that pancakes are at the buffet table and that she would have to go and get them herself. Why even do you put it into the menu if you will not deliver it?
This and few overall details leave me wonder how to judge The Three Sisters hotel. Service is not perfect nor will it offer absolute luxury, but I still would say that yes, it is 5 * hotel with unique atmosphere that you will not find anywhere else and it is located in the old town.
Overall I would rate – room 9/10, service – 9/10, atmosphere 10/10, breakfast 7/10, giving a total score of 35/40, which means that by Tripadvisor standards I will give it 5 stars.
P.S. Behind our room was (I suppose) smoking area for the staff and you could hear them talking through the wall (yes, every word!).
P.P.S. The Queen of England has stayed here!
I've been to 3S for a week on business trip and I have to say that the service is exceptional, food is great and quality of rooms are amazing. This was truly a unique experience and I will definitely stay at 3S when back in Tallinn.