Schössle Hotel, a modern hotel in medieval Tallinn
The city of Tallinn is the capital of Estonia and a centre of a flourishing economy, as well as a proud Baltic culture. After decades of German and Soviet occupation, all of the Baltic republics have found a good measure of prosperity under their democratic lifestyles, and the old Hanseatic world, blending Nordic seafaring with a love of life, has revived beautifully. The perfect example of this is the Schössle Hotel, a deluxe boutique hotel in the centre of the Old Town Tallinn. The Schössle is a five star affair, and it is housed in what was once the warehouse of a city alderman. The bürgermeister Marquart Bretholt took possession of the property in the 14th century, and built the arch that leads to the inner courtyard of the estate.
When the merchant Wilhelm Brinck took over the building in the 18th Century, he converted the building into a residence, and added many Baroque features to the architecture. Today the lobby of the old tower is undecorated brick, with gorgeous arches that speak of the strength of the old warehouse in medieval times. Just a few minutes’ walk to the southwest of the hotel, the old town square, the Raekoja Plats, awaits the curious visitor, with many of its market stalls still vending the fresh seafood and produce medieval Tallinnians bought so long ago. Open throughout the year, the Schössle can provide the traveller with numerous bespoken services and guidance, and in the summertime, the hotel opens the Summer Garden dining area in its courtyard, with a complete menu and wine list. The winter can be just as exciting as the summer, when the city opens the Christmas Market in the Raekoja Palts, and the Winter Festival with live music at various locations.
Luxury and Relaxation in the Cellar and Above the Red Rooftops
The Hotel Schössle is composed of 23 rooms, graded into seven categories, with the Presidential Suite serving as the penthouse selection. Every one of the suites provides modern luxuries, such as ensuite bathrooms with designer toiletries, and several of the rooms features those charming medieval nooks and architectural oddities, such as low wooden beams, stout supporting posts, and small half doors that once led to closets or passages. The hotel will be happy to arrange bespoken services at the Hotel Schössle Estonian Sauna, along with massages and beauty treatments. In the vaulted and ancient stones of the cellar downstairs, the hotel also offers guests a beautiful and cosy bar with a cigar lounge. The staff of the Schössle will be glad to provide bespoken guidance to the finest sights of Tallinn on a bespoke basis.
Gourmet Dining and a Glamorous Palace
The Old Town of the city of Tallinn is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its medieval houses and red roof tiles forming a perfect image of an ancient world now lost to modern technology. The hotel will be glad to guide travellers to bespoke tours of the city. Tallinnn is the locale of several art galleries and concert venues, such as the Kuma Museum and the Kanuti Gildi Saal. The distinguished historical Tallinna Linamuseum is literally the next-door address to the hotel, and the Kadriog park contains a fascinating palace from the days of Czarist rule, complete with children’s learning museum. At the end of a day in Tallinn, you can enjoy some of the best fine dining in the city at the tables of the Hotel Schlössle Restaurant, which, with its companion Schössle BISTRO, offers a classic contemporary upscale menu of Baltic stars such as perch, beef, pumpkin, and salmon, along with a few more exotic elements such as lemongrass and kombu. The evenings in the city of Tallinn can be delightful when you enjoy the bespoken luxury and comfort of a leading hotel, and the Hotel Schössle is a leading Estonian establishment, in every way.