Tallinn is a lively yet peaceful capital city, where medieval streetscapes melt into modern culture. When you’re done hotfooting it around the Old Town, gawping at the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral or sampling Estonian cuisine, you can recharge your batteries at a wellness centre. Whether you’re after a relaxing massage, personal training session, healthy food or a private sauna, there’s a spa hotel to suit you in Tallinn.
Dating back 500 years, this five-star hotel in the Old Town has 23 boutique rooms, an atmospheric restaurant and a private sauna. There’s a classic feel to the accommodation, with exposed stone walls, original wooden beams and deluxe furniture. Tuck into Estonian eel with foie gras or raspberry cheesecake beside the log fire in the candlelit restaurant. You can book a wide variety of treatments and massages through reception.
Wellness is in no short supply at this hotel, which features a waterpark, fitness centre and health salon. Swim lengths in the pool or head to the Sauna Oasis – a collection of hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms with a Japanese-style bath. Personal trainers are available, and even the restaurant has a healthy slant, with options such as tuna tataki with kale.
Bright and modern, this hotel sits in the heart of the city, a 15-minute walk from the museums and galleries of Old Town. The spa is a highlight; chill on heated loungers or slip into a jacuzzi or steam room. The AUS restaurant serves European and Arabic dishes, with vegan options available. Rooms are spacious and feature whitewashed walls and pops of colour from yellow throws and striped curtains.
With an unbeatable location close to the medieval square, this luxury hotel oozes elegance and charm – with spa facilities to boot. Step inside and look out for nods to the building’s past – it was previously a bank, then a post office – though the 83 rooms and suites have a contemporary feel with neutral colour schemes, king-size beds and spotless bathrooms. The Elemis Spa has an indoor pool, whirlpool bath, sauna and steam bath.
The spa at this four-star hotel has a variety of indoor and outdoor pools – including a children’s pool – plus saunas, steam rooms and jacuzzis. There’s also a wellness centre with a lovely relaxation room – book in for everything from a “chocolate massage” to an age-defying facial. There are even treatments for children, and a hair salon. Don’t miss Sunday brunch at Restaurant Nero, which features a hearty selection of breakfast classics and sparkling wine.
This hotel is just steps from the Old Town, but with an array of wellness offerings, gourmet food and comfortable rooms, you may never want to leave. The spa can be found on the second floor and is a bright, contemporary space, with an indoor pool, four jacuzzis and four saunas, including a salt steam room and aroma sauna. The gym has hi-tech gear, and the stylish Nomad restaurant is an ideal place to get that energy back after a workout.
The Park Inn is a great choice for a modern spa hotel with easy access to the Old Town. If you’re looking to keep fit, you can book a personal trainer, or simply work out in the sports club. And to recharge after a day exploring, the extensive spa has saunas and an inviting pool. The 465 rooms are suited to everyone from business travellers to holidaymakers, with pared-back style and city views.
Embrace 1930s glamour with added wellness at this hotel, built in 1937. The basement has a superb spa area, including a swimming pool with underwater massage points, plus a sauna, jacuzzi and steam room. The air-conditioned fitness room has cardio machines and free weights, and there’s even a pillow menu for a perfect sleep. Hungry? The Gallery Bar serves authentic, thin-crust pizzas and offers a dedicated children’s menu.
There’s a grotto-like feel to this luxury hotel in the Old Town, with its stone walls and low lighting. The spa is no exception, though it’s fitted with contemporary luxuries such as the indoor pool with underwater hydromassage, steam sauna and modern gym. Some rooms feature original walls and wood beams, but all have been brought up to the highest level of comfort. The Museum Suite is a cut above, with centuries-old columns and paintings.