The Schloessle Hotel, Tallinn is one of the great value hotels we covered recently. A bit of news from Leading Hotels of the World today tells of a rather special Christmas getaway offer to magical Estonia, the birthplace of the Christmas tree. The hotel owners have come up with a ’s Christmas in Tallinn Package (PDF) just too great to miss.
In case you did not know, the first use of a tree in a Winter celebration was recorded in Estonia way back in the mid 1400’s. The so called “Brotherhood of the Blackheads” began erecting trees for the holidays in what is now Tallinn. At the height of the festival season, these brothers would move the celebrated tree into the town square where the people would dance about it. So, there is literally no place on Earth more appropriate to celebrate Christmas, than in Tallinn.
And if you are going to stay for Christmas, what better place or deal than this marvelously outfitted hotel. We briefly covered Hotel Schloessle earlier, as we mentioned. This intimate and genuinely unique boutique hotel at the center of Tallinn is without a doubt the most charming in the city. Visitors will instantly see the reason for such accolades at entering this warm and elegant enclave. Huge wooden beams, fine antique furnishings, and a luxurious yet rustic charm are all about this hotel.
Old Town is literally all around, and of course this year’s tree celebration is literally across the street. Schloessle is actually a trip into this wonderful country’s medieval past – with the added luxury of a 5 star staff and accommodations.
It is a bit unusual to speak of luxury hotel accommodations in the same breath as economy and deals – but Hotel Schloessle has come up with something extraordinary for this holiday season.
For people who book between November 27 and December 30, 2010, they will receive round-trip transfers from their point of arrival; 2 nights in a deluxe double room; a private, guided walking tour in Old Town; a glass of hot mulled wine and gingerbread in the Christmas Market in Town Hall Square; and a four-course dinner at the hotel’s award-winning restaurant Stenhus. The hotel even leaves as special Christmas present in the guest’s room.
All this for € 617 double occupancy. Be sure to use The Leading Hotels of the World special booking code PY too.
What really makes this offering so special, the reason Argophilia Travel News covered it, is because of the wonder of Christmas in Tallinn. The Christmas market here exudes all the wonder and charm the season is about. Visitors from November until early January are almost guaranteed a white Christmas – it snows nearly every day. The small but appropriately quaint market here is probably the most beloved in all Europe – and Tallinn, as we have already said many times, is a wonder in itself.
Performances, food that is out of this world, the warm mulled wine to take away the chill, Christmas at the birthplace of the Christmas tree – once in a lifetime everyone deserves this trip – this year it can be experienced in luxury. We leave you with some pictures of what may be the most genuine Christmas spot on Earth, Tallinn.