The Merchant's House

Tallinn, Estonia

I can’t even tell you how happy I was to check into the Merchant’s House Hotel in Tallinn, Estonia. At this point, the weather was freezing, I was starting to feel really sick and I didn’t have any weather appropriate clothes. So when I reached the front desk and they gave me a warm welcome and showed me to my cozy room in this beautiful property, I felt like things were looking up!

The hotel is nestled right in the heart of Tallinn’s old town, which so beautiful and medieval looking, you really can’t imagine! I’ll post more on the actual city in a few weeks but for now I think you can get an idea just from the vibe of the Merchant’s House.

My suite was huge! But it felt warm and welcoming, the exposed brick walls were the perfect touch to keep the room in fitting with the history of the city. Parts of the building date back to the 14th century and parts date back to the 16th century.

The rich past of the hotel shines through even while you’re staying in modern comfort.

My favorite part of the room was the painting! It made me smile every time I looked at it. There were other similar paintings scattered throughout the hotel and I always stopped to look at them.

The hotel had a BEAUTIFUL outdoor patio. Unfortunately, as it was quite drizzly and chilly while I was there, I didn’t get to take full advantage of it. But the weather just made staying inside my room that much cozier so I didn’t mind.

There were so many nooks and crannies to lounge in — on a sunny day I would’ve been out there drinking a glass of wine and reading on my Kindle for sure :)

The hotel is located right next to a typical Estonian food restaurant. I went and tried pig’s ears! Not my favorite food in the world, but the restaurant was quite cute so I’d still highly recommend it!

This bed is where I spent most of my trip to Tallinn — all cuddled up in there under the covers. I can think of worse places be holed up :)

One of my other favorite features of the hotel was their breakfast area, situated downstairs in an old wine cellar. It was beautiful and very romantic!

To anyone staying a few nights in Tallinn, I cannot recommend this hotel enough! You’ll love The Merchant’s House and all the history and tradition it has to offer!

Disclaimer: According to the FTC rules I have to tell you that the Merchant’s House sponsored our hotel stay. However, please note — I am not being forced to blog about this and I wouldn’t say any of it if it weren’t true.


  1. Andrea says:

    We loved the hotel too but had the opposite experience – we hardly got to spend any time there because we were so busy exploring Tallinn. I’m sad that you were sick – I was quite sick in Turku while you were there.

  2. bryan says:

    place looks so rad. love the new blog btw :)

  3. PJ says:

    cool! I would like to visit Tallinn so much…

  4. Anja says:

    I love seeing so much of your travels. You keep nourishing my travel bug :-) I hope you get to show even more of the city of Tallinn.

  5. This place looks incredible. Definitely adding Tallinn to the must-see list!

  6. Johanna says:

    Maybe, just MAYBE, I should give Estonia another chance… :) Looks like a cozy and maybe even inspiring place.

  7. Tracy Morter says:

    This post is giving me itchy feet!
    Looks very cosy indeed.

  8. Nick says:

    Nice work. You’ve managed to create a funky mood with the images! Great compositions.

  9. Love this post! This location looks so amazing! :)

  10. I’m sad you had to be sick on the road, but this looks like a great place to curl up and get better. I can imagine finding one of those nooks and enjoying being cozy inside while listening to the rain.

  11. Leah Muse says:

    Wow. This place is beautiful.

  12. coler says:

    travel photography. it’s your calling.

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