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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We spent one night in Tallinn and stayed at the Three Sisters. What a wonderful place to stay! Each room is unique, breakfast was superb and the staff took care of all our questions and wants! The only thing bad about our stay was that it was too short. The three sisters is located right in the heart of the old city.
This is a hotel I've always wanted to stay at. A 5 star boutique hotel built in a beautiful medieval building and located in the old town of Tallinn, but also close to Kalamaja and the harbor - what more could you wish for? Quite a lot, as we found out.
Our room was quite large and it had a huge bed and a bathtub - in the bedroom, not in the bathroom. Some might think this is a creative and lovely idea, but as we live in a wooden house ourselves, the very thought of spilling water on an old wooden floor was horrifying. As there was a nice shower in the bathroom we chose not to use the bathtub at all.
Somehow the bathroom was a lot colder than the bedroom - there was an extra heater in the room which I'm sure comes in handy when it freezing outside. This time we did not have to use it as the room was quite warm anyway. The hairdryer (attached, not portable) in the bathroom didn't work at all which we informed the reception about. We were told shortly afterwards that the hairdryer could not be repaired that same day. I guess they don't have any spare ones around.
Apparently every room in this hotel is different from each other. I would love to see how the furnishing is done in the other rooms as in ours it didn't feel like it was thought through. Style-wise the table, the floor lamp and the iron pole to which a small tv/dvd -system was attached to were awkward. Lose the tv and refurnish with antiques, or at least with furniture which are alike in style, that's my advice. And while you're at it, change the mattress as well. Half of it was solid, the other half was so saggy it was hard to sleep on.
This is an old building but still - a 5 star hotel should have some sort of soundproofing. We heard loud and clear whenever someone walked in the room above us or used the shower or the toilet in a nearby room.
In a 5 star hotel you would expect the breakfast to be something special. In this case you would be disappointed. Not a very wide choice of meals in the first place. The cold cuts and cheeses did not exactly look fresh and the warm meals, such as sausages and bacon, stuck in one small container were all cold. This was around 10am, breakfast is open til 11am. I also could not find any info on the yogurt being lactose free, then again there wasn't any yogurt left. To be honest this was one of the worst breakfasts I've had in Tallinn.
The building itself is beautiful and has a rustic charm, the staff were helpful and friendly. However all this doesn't help when there's so much to improve. Overall I can't say our stay was a very positive experience. Definitely not worth the price.
Very nice stay, staff was great and room decoration ok. Brekfast was not quite what one would expect at this price. Room was super hot and temperature adjustment as well as room lighting were very complicate.
Glad I chose The Three Sisters for my first visit to Tallinn!The location is perfect, in the middle of old town and a walking distance from everything. Just make sure you have your hat, gloves and scarf on otherwise the 5 minutes walk will feel like 20! ☺The building itself is beautiful with lots of original features kept which makes it even extra charming! Tastefully decorated throughout!The staff are extremely friendly especially Anna and Tannil.. They were extremely helpful throughout the stay.If you get the chance to dine in the new restaurant Soe, make sure you do that, even with my food allergies Erti managed to suggest the right things for me and the dinner was absolutely amazing. It was the highlight of my stay!
Nice clean hotel. The room was a good size in two floors and a little balcony. Comfortable bed. Was offered a complementary drink at arrival. Great breakfast with lots of choice. Overall a top experience.