SCHLÖSSLE HOTEL TALLINN: A LUXURY HOTEL REVIEW
Located at the bottom of a picturesque cobbled stoned street in Old Town Tallinn, stands the luxurious Schlössle Hotel.
A 23 bedroom 5-star boutique hotel nestled between the historic storage buildings and merchant houses, the medieval building dating back to the thirteenth century adorns many charms for an inviting stay.
The Schlössle Hotel is a member of the prestigious Leading hotels of the World and is also a sister hotel to The Grand Palace Riga, which I stayed in back in 2018, during my stay in Latvia.
Arriving at the hotel is quite a feast for the eyes, medieval streets striped awning and shutters and the most beautifully co-ordinated hydrangeas to greet you at the door.
Walking into the cosy, low beamed reception is a treat as before you a comfy corner sofa awaits and the beautiful stoned fireplace to take the chill off during those Baltic winter days!
Additional there are clusters of seating combinations around the large space, with gothic candle lit light fittings and dark wood display cabinets as well as baskets of logs for the open fire.
The 23 rooms are split over the main building, as well a garden annexe and available to the categories of Superior, Deluxe, Junior Suites, one bedroom Suites and a very plush Presidential Suite. Before I continue, the Schlössle Hotel has hosted many a VIP guest, from HRH Prince Charles to Bon Jovi, Sting and even Sporty Spice, Mel C.
Infact the list is pretty long and there are plaques just off the main reception as well as a signed guest book, which takes centre place in the inviting reception/lounge.
Check-in was a swift and speedy process and we were offered welcome drinks of Prosecco, orange juice or coffee but we settled with the juice. Soon after a little relaxation we were shown to our deluxe garden suite in the annexe. A cute little out building through the garden terrace which houses four rooms.
We were on the first floor, which was accessed by a very steep 13th century staircase, which could be reminiscent of a fairytale where the prince charming would climb to rescue his princess! No such with that one with Dr C though!!! Although he did carry my handbag so I could hold on to the stone wall.
Deluxe Garden Suite Room
Room 19 was a dream. Upon entering I wandered straight to the window, which had views of the surrounding medieval buildings and looked straight into the floral garden filled with hues of pink and red. It was perfect for a four night stay. My favourite part was the low beamed ceiling and how it bought memories of a bygone age to our stay.
A comfy large bed perfectly positioned in the alcove with cute bedside tables. Covered with a lovely warm throw in keeping with woody but neutral tones of the interiors of the hotel. Large bed-side lamps lit the perfect romantic evening environment.
A defined seating area with a relaxing sofa to collapse into after a days sightseeing next to the large and spacious wardrobe, which included a press.
A desk just in case you have any important writing matters to take care of with a number of books about the area and what to eat, a guide of the best award winning restaurants in Tallinn.
The bathroom features the usual amenities with a bath and shower combo together with fluffy bathroom towels and toiletries by Gilchrist & Soames.
One of the my favourite features of the room was a beautiful almost Moroccan riad-like light fitting, which was left on for you during the night turn down service. It gave the room a beautiful warm ambience whilst you sat munching on your evening chocolates left by the hotel staff.
Upon check-in there was a lovely signed note from the hotel manager, welcoming us to the hotel with a plate a chocolate dipped strawberries and meringues.
Breakfast & Dining
Breakfast was served in the basement of the main building, which was extremely characterful with vaulted ceilings and low level atmospheric lighting.
Breakfast was a fabulous spread of cold items in a buffet format but one of the best choices I’d seen including fresh fruit served with mini meringues and the usual juices, breads, cheeses, cold meats, pastries etc and if you fancy it a glass or two of Prosecco!
Hot items were made to order including meats, eggs your way together with pancakes, homemade muesli and porridge.
The same restaurant is transformed for lunch or evening service, however we didn’t get a chance to sample this as we were out sampling the dining options in Tallinn.
If you fancy an alfresco meal ie breakfast, lunch or dinner or just simply drinks, the outdoor terrace is ideal.
The garden is beautifully manicured daily and you can sit in the peaceful surroundings as you watch the day go by amongst the beautiful flowers, floral arch and wall with birds teetering in the background.
Other Hotel Amenities
The hotel also has spa facilities including a sauna, which must be booked at reception for private use. We had fab weather so we didn’t make use of the spa but I guess in the colder months a Sauna and a nice spa treatment would be ideal after a day on your feet.
Sheer Unadulterated Perfection for…
Couples, special occasions, city breaks and families
Disclosure: Our room was charged at a press rate and included daily breakfast and use of the spa facilities. Please note all views, opinions and photography are my own and thus remain a copyright of be-lavie.
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