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Merchants House Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Excellent location just around the corner from the main square. They have made an ancient building very comfortable with modern fixtures in all of the rooms, good beds (very soft bed linen), good service and nice breakfast. The restaurant in the original cellar space is really cute although the very tall (my husband) had to move cautiously. Highly recommend.

The hotel is in two very old former merchant's houses and the rooms are arranged around a courtyard. It has lots of charm, the staff are very helpful and there is a decent italian restaurant in the basement for rainy evenings or if you can't face another meal in the town. The room rate includes a very nice buffet breakfast. We had an economy room (216) and although we had not expected it to be large given the age of the property, we found it very cramped. The only mirror was above the sink in the bathroom and the room was so small that the minibar fridge was located in the wardrobe, which was very small to start with. There was nowhere to sit except for the bed. We were there for 5 days and had good weather. We were out all the time otherwise this room would have driven us mad! . In my view room 216 is suitable for short stays only. We travelled as a four and our friends were upgraded to a room vastly superior for the same price. Good for them but we felt miffed that we paid the same price for a much poorer facility. I did query this with reception but I was told that we had both been upgraded and that there were much smaller rooms than the one we had. That's hard to believe but if it is the truth and we were given one, then we would not have stayed for more than a night. Next time (Tallinn is great by the way!) we will check out the hotel more carefully when we book.

This is a lovely hotel and good value compared to others in the Old Town. My room was a standard size with separate bathroom (I understand some rooms do not have the bath separate), which overlooked a small courtyard. I was concerned it may be noisy as people were at times outside having drinks, however, this was not an issue. The decor was all very new and stylish with the highlight being the beautiful large claw footed bath. There was also bath foam provided, which was a very nice touch. The bed was comfortable. The service was exceptional and very friendly. The only slight opportunity for improvement would be a broader range for breakfast, however, what was on offer was perfectly adequate.

We had a wonderful 6 days here. The room was well designed for a long stay with the bed separated from the lounge area by the bathroom. The decor was elegant. Everything that the Old Town has to offer is right outside the room. A short walk away was the Town Square and many restaurants were easy to find. We didn't use the in house restaurant as it was Italian influenced which isn't our preference. The hotel is set in two historic buildings which made for some interesting features: there was no shower not a bath which did take some getting used to, there was no facility to make a tea or coffee n the room and wifi was very unstable in the room due to the thickness of the walls. Apart from these it was a perfect base

Great value for money. Room is spacious! Located right in the centre of old town. If you're a first time tourist, do stay here. I was there during Christmas and the hotel serves sparkling wine for breakfast! Breakfast is served in the dungeon - this will be an issue if youre claustrophobic! It's right opposite Korsaar, the pirate themed restaurant, connected to a beer bar!

This hotel is in a great location in Tallinn’s Old Town and very near the main square. It is in an historic building and has a lot of character, though some updates are needed (carpeting, etc.). There is a beer hall across the street, but we experienced no issues with noise. The buffet breakfast was good and we found the staff members to be very helpful and they provided a map of the town and recommendations for sightseeing, shopping, etc.

Two adults and a kid. Was a ok stay with ok double room with a newly upgraded bath. No shower, just a nice bath with lions feet. Hotel is a little laberynt of hallways to rooms and courtyard. Breakfast was.. ok. Nothing fancy. Missing oatmeal. Drinking glass was placed in opposite end of hall, in stead of together with food..was a little strange. Staff was ok also. Tried to get a later time for checking out but was difficult.

Very friendly staff in a hotel configured from the homes of two 14th century merchants (hence the clever name). This explains the unassuming entrance and maze-like configuration of the rooms. My room was of typical European size with a very large and well appointed bath. Breakfast in the low vaulted cellar was outstanding! It included a hot and cold buffet that was most appetizingly presented. There is also an on premises bar and restaurant. The location is steps from the town square and did I mention the friendly helpful staff? All in all an excellent value.

The location is great and the rooms are very interesting. They are all different and some with history. Worth mainly for the location: close to the center, close to everything within the old town. Breakfast is average and within the standards of an average hotel. Clean and friendly and attentive employees.

The Merchants House is 1 minute from the main square, but quiet and pleasant. It has a lot of character whilst offering modern facilities in the room. The breakfast buffet was excellent, the manager was present and helpful and the staff were courteous. A possible drawback was the lack of a lift but not really a problem as there are only two upper floors

Dunkri 4/6 Tallinn

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Town Hall Square and St. Nicholas' Church
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Old Town, Merchants House Hotel is next to popular attractions like Town Hall Square and St. Nicholas' Church. This 36-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast, a full-service spa, and free in-room WiFi. St Mary's Cathedral and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral are a short walk from the hotel, which is in the historical district.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


The 36 rooms are individually decorated and have minibars and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus flat-screen TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. In-room massages are available.

Property features

A full-service spa, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas are featured at Merchants House Hotel. If you drive, self parking is EUR 20 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 22 one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a meeting room, a business center, and express check-in.

Room options

Single Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Executive Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 696 reviews