A Medieval Gem: Schlossle Hotel – Tallinn, Estonia
By Cacinda Maloney
Built into the existing facade from the 13th century, I found my medieval gem at the Schlossle Hotel’s “cave room” and immediately got into relaxation mode. As I swung open the heavy door, I was able to find paradise waiting inside after my long journey from Girona, Spain to Tallinn, Estonia.
There it was:
- a floor mat with my slippers laid out for use on the floor by my bed
- a bottle of still water with a glass (mind you it was “real glass” and not a plastic cup!)
- an actual laundry bag daintily pinned to my bed for any of my future dry cleaning needs
- The softest, most comfortable bed with giant, fluffy pillows
I immediately grabbed my computer and got in my big comfy bed for a bit of “me” time.
- And later, I found out it had an amazing shower with great water pressure!
The Hotel Schlössle, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, was right off a narrow cobblestone street, where numerous merchant houses used to be located on the main road leading from the central markets to the harbor. Right on the corner of Pühavaimu and Vene Street, also known as “Holy Spirit Street” I rested my head.
Scouring the hotel for details, I learned that this building was where, in 1363, it was first mentioned in the history books and was the home of merchants. It is strange to think that there has been over 600 years of history on these very streets. The Schlössle Hotels are small, but luxurious hotel tucked away on cobblestone streets in many romantic cities in eastern Europe and I was lucky enough to stay in this one in Tallinn.
“Schlössle Hotel” has painstakingly preserved all the valuable old structural details and exposed them in their original splendour. Almost as if untouched by the passing centuries, the central chimney, portals of cut stone, small spiral staircases, and living chambers with irregular corners and wall niches, all this belongs to classic limestone architecture from medieval times and can be experienced as they once were.” – Historian Jüri Kuuskemaa
What: Schlössle Hotel, the first Estonian 5 star hotel and the only in the country that belongs to the Leading Hotels of the World chain.
Where: Pühavaimu 13/15
10123 Tallinn, Estonia
TripAdvisor Rating: #4 Hotel in Tallinn
“Value Luxury” Deals: Stay Three Nights, save 15%
If you want elegance, sophistication and taste, you will find it here, along with a great location on your visit to Tallinn. Simply charming.
This article is part of a continuous series on the Baltic Capitals:
Disclosure: My trip to Tallinn, Estonia was sponsored by JayWay Travel, which included my stay at The Schlössle Hotel, but the joy I had when I swung open that doorway to my room was all mine!