Von Stackelberg Hotel
What We Love
- A 19th-century stay near Tallinn’s Old Town, with breakfast and a bottle of wine
- Staying within an easy amble of Tallinn’s UNESCO-listed mediaeval Old Town
- Sampling simple Estonian classics in Emmeline & Otto restaurant
- Kicking your stay off in style with a bottle of wine in your room on arrival
What To Know
- It's a 10-minute stroll to the central Old Town
- There's live music at the terrace on the weekends
- The small spa is relaxing, and some guestrooms have jacuzzi tubs
Situated within an easy amble of Tallinn’s UNESCO-listed mediaeval Old Town, the von Stackelberg Hotel can be found at the foot of beautiful Toompea Hill. The former city estate of the German-Baltic Baron von Stackelberg provides the perfect city base with beautifully refurbished 19th-century interiors, a cosy Lobby Bar and spacious guestrooms.
After a day wandering the streets of this charming and colourful city, you’ll be able to soothe sightseeing weary muscles at the ZEN-Spa by ridding your body of toxins in the Japanese sauna, wiling away an hour in the soothing Jacuzzi or treating yourself to an aromatherapy massage in one of three stylish treatment rooms. At Emmeline & Otto restaurant, the emphasis is on simple and delicious Estonian fare, and there’s a courtyard for al fresco dining during the warmer months.
ZEN rooms at the von Stackelberg Hotel provide guests with space for interrupted R&R, with natural furnishings, exposed stonework and rich dark wood furniture. That’s not to say you won’t find modern comforts aplenty here, including a bathroom with Jacuzzi and heated floor, a flatscreen TV with satellite channels and high-speed internet.
Room amenities:- High-speed internet access- Flatscreen computers- Flatscreen TV with satellite channels- Coffee and tea facilities- Digital safe- Minibar- Air conditioning- Bathrobes and slippers- Bathroom with a Jacuzzi and heated floor- Toiletries
Limestone walls and wooden ceilings up the intimacy factor in Emmeline & Otto restaurant – named after Baron von Theophil von Stackelberg’s daughter and son. The menu emulates their passion for good food and good company, showcasing simple and delicious Estonian cuisine. If you visit during the warmer months, pick an al fresco table for dining in The Courtyard.
Make use of the hotel’s exposed brickwork- and Buddha-clad Zen-SPA, which features three welcoming treatment rooms, a Japanese sauna and ZEN pool. Round things off with a body, facial, hand or foot treatment, or a massage, using 100% natural SPA products.
Staying at the foot of Toompea Hill, you’ll be within strolling distance of Toompea Castle and Nevsky Cathedral. Venturing further into this Baltic capital city, you’ll discover a mesmerising mix of old and new, from polished shopping malls and inviting places to eat to baroque architecture and café-lined squares.
How to Get There
We chose this hotel for our 4 night stay due to its location close to the old town, the included breakfast and the sympathetic renovation in keeping with the historic building. The location is great; only a 10 minute walk into the old town up a hill with a steady incline. Finding your way back is easy, we just looked out for the Pikk Hermann tower (part of Toompea castle). The only downside to the location is that the hotel is situated at a busy interchange of roads. We had rooms 207 and 217, both road facing. Room 217 is soundproof from the road with two sets of double glazed windows. However room 207 just had the single double glazed window (see photos). The road noise can be heard but fortunately becomes much quieter from 10pm. I brought ear plugs which I used and consequently had no trouble sleeping. I suggest for people who prefer a quieter room to get in touch with the hotel beforehand and request a courtyard facing room. The staff are very friendly and accomodating so I doubt this would be a problem. We stayed in standard rooms that had plenty of amenities; safe, kettle, complimentary tea/coffee, tv, hairdryer, mini bar, plug sockets etc. The bathroom is compact but well arranged and the heated floor was an unexpected bonus. I was travelling hand luggage only and brought my own shampoo etc. as I couldn't find on the website or reviews if the hotel provided any. Fortunately this hotel does provide shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, moisturiser and a little bar of soap. I had no problems with storage as there is a wardrobe, bedside table/cupboard and a drawer in the corner desk. The buffet breakfast was really good and had a wide selection of food and drinks. The bread, toaster and fruit can be found in the far corner of the breakfast room, slightly away from the main buffet. The only thing I found old fashioned was leaving card details on check in so they could charge you for the mini bar etc. You are putting a lot of trust in the hotel by handing over card details, especially at a time when people are more conscious about card/data theft. I can understand why the hotel does this but it made me uncomfortable. Overall we had a great stay at this wonderfully presented hotel.
Hotel is in an excellent location for the Old Town. The staff were friendly and polite. Drinks in the bar were reasonably priced. The Zen room was as expected, good size for two people. The Christmas tree in the courtyard was a lovely touch.
Straff was very friendly and supportive. Our room excellent with a wonderful view of a beautiful Christmas tree outside our window. The breakfast was delicious with good service and extra tastings such as fresh smoothies every morning.
This hotel is something for your sweet Valentine. We were welcomed by sweet bubbly and rose petals in our room. Enjoyed private Japanese sauna with snacks and had a lovely time sitting in the courtyard. Old Town is conveniently close, as is the hippest part of Tallinn.
It was a perfect evening and a perfect stay.
Breakfast was a bit crowded and tight but as it is historical building big open spaces are not characteristic of these times. Overall it was really a lovely experience.
We stayed here for 3 nights recently and couldn’t really find much to fault. The room was characterful, comfortable and well equipped. The breakfast buffet was plentiful and delicious, the bar does an excellent vodka and grapefruit cocktail. The only thing I did notice was that there was a stinky drains/ sewage smell at times coming from our bathroom which was a bit off-putting. Also, we were turned away from the hotel restaurant on our first night in a rather rude/ off hand fashion by a barmaid as they were “too busy” but only 2 tables appeared to be in use at the time and the receptionist when we checked in only 2 hours beforehand had said the restaurant was totally empty that evening and so no need to book/ reserve a table. That was an odd event.
Otherwise, it’s not too far from the old town, a 10 min walk over a gentle hill, and its opposite a great pub/ bar (Poobel - check it out! They found space for us when the hotel restaurant couldn’t... or should I say, wouldn’t?)