The Savoy Boutique Hotel is a 5-star hotel in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tallinn Old Town Tallinn, where history runs deep into the fabric of the building, and even incorporates part of the original City Wall.
With just 44 elegant Art déco style rooms it is a small, exclusive and luxurious place to stay. Built in 1890 and renovated in 2006 there are lots of historical details present in the décor, and many of the elements have been locally sourced, such as the Estonian limestone windowsills and curtain rods from local blacksmiths. The Savoy Boutique Hotel occupies a 6-story building and the upstairs rooms look out over the Old Town and its famous red roof tiles.
How would you rate the experience before you stepped into the room?
We arrived at The Savoy Boutique Hotel in the early morning, before the check in time, with the intention to stash our luggage whilst we explored the city. The staff was very helpful and sorted all our paperwork before whisking our bags into their locked luggage room.
The first thing you feel when you walk through the doors is warm, especially when the streets outside were caked in snow and ice. The fire burning in the lobby was a very welcome treat and the huge reed diffuser made the whole area smell divine.
When we did finally arrive back to The Savoy Boutique Hotel shortly before dinner to change, the front desk staff knew who we were and already had our key ready and luggage in our room. A very professional and efficient start to our stay.
Does it cover the basic needs?
Breakfast – a good selection available in their in-house Restaurant Mekk. There weren’t a huge amount of tables but we never had to wait to be seated.
Comfy bed – yes and a pillow menu available to ensure you get the right pillow to help you get a good nights sleep.
Decent towels – soft and fluffy
Fridge – there is a minibar with extra space, but not needed with their restaurant and bar downstairs, as well as complementary bottles of water, traditional chocolates and dried fruit.
Parking – no, although we wouldn’t recommend driving around the city centre or through the old town since the best way to explore is by foot.
Safe – yes, with incorporated electric socket to charge electronics whilst they are stashed away. We didn’t really need to use it since each floor houses only a couple of rooms and you must use your key card to gain access to each floor. It is also impossible to enter the building and head to the rooms without passing the reception.
Shower with decent water pressure – yes, and a bath too.
Wifi – good connectivity, even on the top floor.
What makes your stay feel special?
The hotel staff really make an effort to know you and ensure your stay is as seamless and relaxing as possible. They also provide an easel and art materials on the Art Floor (6th floor) for you to use in your room, just in case you get inspired by the beautiful cityscape of Tallinn Old Town.
Does the hotel and room make sense?
Since The Savoy Boutique Hotel has only 44 rooms and suites, each room has been meticulously designed and decorated to suit the modern traveller. There are large wardrobes, a seating area and a separate desk area with a coffee machine. The space flows well and the large shuttered windows really add to the feeling of space, and sleeping above the city.
We only ate breakfast at Restaurant Mekk but the morning buffet had lots of variety and lots of fresh ingredients that were bursting with taste. We love to start the day feeling a little fancy with a buck’s fizz and the fresh orange juice made this even more flavorsome. The restaurant opened in 2009 and served modern Estonian cuisine and ranks continuously in the Top 10 of the 50 best restaurants in Estonia.
Best extras included?
Aside from the art materials, chocolates and dried fruit, The Savoy Boutique Hotel lobby area was a dream to sit and relax in front of the fire discussing the day’s adventures. We also really enjoyed the lift (not an ‘extra’ per say), which was the old style with a cage door. I thought it really added character and was quite fun to use.
Biggest issue after booking?
Our stay was seamless and problem free. You can’t ask for anything more.
The Savoy Boutique Hotel is a great choice for those wishing to explore Tallinn Old Town or indeed any part of Tallinn. The warm atmosphere (both physically and metaphorically) was very inviting and comforting and the staff really couldn’t do enough to make sure we had a wonderful stay. If you do come to Tallinn and The Savoy Boutique Hotel, make sure you book a room on the top floor for fantastic views over the city. That snow dusted cityscape scene was beautiful to wake up to in the mornings.
If you would like any more information or would like to make a booking, please visit The Savoy Boutique Hotel website here.
Thank you to The Savoy Boutique Hotel for hosting our stay, however our opinions are always honest and our own.
Last modified: 23rd March 2018