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Georg Ots Spa Hotell, Kuressaare

$199 or less
Estonia, Europe
Tori 2
Tel: 372 45 50 000
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
Until someone opens, say, the Maria Callas Ayurvedic Center, this will likely remain the world's only hotel named after a long-dead opera singer. This 91-room property on the coast of Kuressaare—a seaport on Estonia's largest island, Saaremaa—has panoramic views of the Baltic and the thirteenth-century Bishop's Castle. Rooms are furnished with white linens, pale-wood furniture, and colorfully striped carpets inspired by traditional Estonian skirts. Spa treatments are expert, invigorating, and—by U.S. standards—a steal: $35 for a 75-minute marine-algae body wrap and $50 (for up to five people) for the signature 40-minute soak in a tub laced with juniper.—2005 Hot List

When to go: The June 23 celebration of midsummer is the biggest holiday other than Christmas.

Which room to book: Which room to book: Any with Baltic (as opposed to Bishop's Castle) views

Amenities: Bar/lounge, Beach, Gym, Pool, Spa, Wheelchair-accessible

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