There are some panoramic perks to staying at the Swissotel Tallinn, the tallest building in the Estonian capital city: namely, a commanding view all the way across the Gulf of Finland to Helsinki — and the eerily well-preserved medieval Old Town isn’t hard on the eyes either.
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The guest rooms successfully inhabit that pleasant space where professionalism and laid-back luxury intersect. The décor is refined without feeling fusty, the dark wooden floors and desks complementing the softer, more contemporary chairs and sofas. Fun kids’ bedrooms add splashes of color and beanbag chairs, while toys for grown-ups include iPod docks and espresso machines. Bathrooms are darkly mosaicked, and spacious glass-doored showers feature rainfall showerheads.
That view of Helsinki is best enjoyed from Horisont, the hotel restaurant and bar on the 30th floor. Here, you’ll find a variety of locally sourced meat and seafood prepared under the direction of head chef Andrew Stansbie. Lighter fare at a lower altitude can be found in the Café Swiss or No3 Deli.
Not content with being the city’s tallest building, the Swissotel Tallinn also houses its biggest ballroom, in addition to seven state-of-the-art meeting rooms. The entirety of the 11th floor is dedicated to the spa, a fully equipped fitness center and wellness retreat that feels remarkably resort-like, for what’s essentially a city-center business hotel.