Visiting Tallinn this Christmas promises the experience of a white Christmas in a stunning medieval setting. To enhance your stay, I’ve selected hotels close to the heart of the festivities at Town Hall Square, ensuring comfort and convenience in the chilly weather.
Hotels near Tallinn Christmas Market
Christmas Market Location: Raekoja plats – Town Hall Square.
Top Pick for ProximityHotel Telegraaf
Proximity to the Christmas market: 2-minute walk (100 metres)
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Address: Vene 9, Tallinn, Estonia
This is where I stayed in Tallinn. Hotel Telegraaf is one of the most beautiful classically designed hotels in Tallinn. The rooms are plush and luxurious and even though the hotel is only 2-minutes from Town Hall Square, the rooms are incredibly quiet and peaceful. The hotel has all the luxury trimmings you would expect from a 5-star hotel including robes, slippers and considerate staff. The hotel building dates from 1878 and from 1918 until 1992 it served as the main centre of telephone communications in Tallinn as well as a post office.Check Availability
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Proximity to the Christmas market: 14-minute walk (950 metres)
Address: Laeva 1, Tallinn
Citybox is one of the best budget hotels in Tallinn, and it has a clean, minimalist, almost Nordic design. This hotel is excellent value for money and is less than minutes from the Christmas markets.
The location is near the ferry terminal, so this is a good choice if you’re arriving from Helsinki or planning on heading there after your break in Tallinn.
Hektor Container Hotel
Proximity to the Christmas market: 16-minute walk (1.2 km)
Address: Telliskivi 62, Põhja-Tallinn
If you would like a unique or quirky place to stay in Tallinn, you won’t find anywhere else like Hektor Container Hotel.
This interesting boutique hotel is just behind the train station, a 15-minute walk to the old town. Although this hotel isn’t really near Tallinn Christmas Market, it is a popular area with a number of good restaurants nearby.
They offer good free coffee, a yoga room, and, overall, a cool design. The hotel is located within a tsarist-era railway depot, and the rooms are repurposed shipping containers.
This is also one of the most sustainable hotels in Tallinn.
Tallinn City Apartments
Proximity to the Christmas market: 3-minute walk (220 metres)
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Address: 7 Vana-Posti, Tallinn
If you would like to stay in an apartment in Tallinn, I suggest staying at Tallinn City Apartments. These highly-rated and affordable apartments are located less than 5 minutes from the Christmas markets in Tallinn.
The apartments are clean and tidy, with well-equipped kitchens in case you would like to prepare a meal or two while you’re there. The reviews are excellent and worth checking out.
Where to Stay in Tallinn
The best area to stay in Tallinn depends on your preferences, budget, and itinerary. Here are a few areas that are popular with visitors:
- Old Town: The medieval Old Town of Tallinn is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-see attraction for visitors. Staying in the Old Town is a great way to experience the city’s history and charm, and it puts you within walking distance of many sights, restaurants, and shops. Remember that accommodation in the Old Town can be expensive, especially during peak season.
- Kalamaja: Kalamaja is a trendy and bohemian neighbourhood that has become popular with young people and artists in recent years. It has many hip cafes, bars, shops, interesting architecture, and street art. Staying in Kalamaja can be a good option if you want to experience a different side of Tallinn.
- Kadriorg: Kadriorg is a beautiful green neighbourhood home to the Kadriorg Palace and Park, as well as many other sights, such as the Kumu Art Museum and the Song Festival Grounds. Staying in Kadriorg can be a good option for being close to nature and cultural attractions.
These are just a few areas that are popular with visitors to Tallinn. Keep in mind that Tallinn is a relatively small city, and most areas are easily accessible by public transportation or on foot.
If you’re planning a trip to Tallinn this Christmas, Visit Estonia is a great resource to help you plan your visit. This is Estonia’s official tourism website, and it provides information about Tallinn and other destinations in Estonia, as well as practical tips for travellers.
You can find information about Tallinn’s top sights and attractions, such as the Old Town, Toompea Hill, and the Christmas Market.
You can also find recommendations for restaurants, bars, shops, and accommodations and suggestions for day trips and outdoor activities in the surrounding area.
Here’s how we can embrace more responsible travel in Tallinn during the Christmas period.
- Accommodation: Hotels that prioritise sustainability can make a significant difference.
- Food Waste at Market Stalls: To reduce food waste, consider sharing dishes with companions or choosing smaller portions.
- Ethical Consumption: Focus on buying items that you genuinely need or will use, such as handmade crafts that support local artisans or sustainable products that reflect Estonia’s rich cultural heritage.
- Transport Options: Tallinn’s compact old town is ideally explored on foot, especially when blanketed in snow during the Christmas period. Staying in a hotel near the market not only enhances your experience but also minimizes the need for transport. For longer distances, consider using Tallinn’s efficient public transport system, which includes buses and trams, to lessen your environmental impact while navigating the city.
By adopting these practices, your visit to Tallinn this winter can be both fun and mindful, contributing to a more sustainable and enjoyable holiday experience for everyone.
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Recommendations are independently chosen based on personal travel experiences and extensive research.