Hotel Kolm Öde/The Three Sisters, Tallinn
Tel: 372 630 6300
Concierge.com's insider take:
After opening in 2003, this 23-room hotel became the place for stylish travelers to stay—in 2006, for example, both the queen of England and the emperor of Japan checked in (separately, of course). Its stature has been challenged by the opening of sister hotel, the Telegraaf, but for a romantic weekend, the Three Sisters is still unbeatable. It occupies three adjacent 14th-century buildings (the so-called sisters) in the former merchants' area of Old Town, and each of the bedrooms is individually decorated. The rooms do have modern touches, such as flat-screen TVs, but the decor makes the most of the age of the buildings: A wood-clad wall in room 8 is a remnant of the space's former use as a stable, and an arched alcove in room 9 is a portion of the city's limestone walls. En suite bath facilities range from luxury "wet rooms" in Brazilian slate to freestanding baths in the bedroom. Have a drink in front of the fireplace in the high-ceilinged library or wine bar before dinner in the restaurant—you'll want to take full advantage of the hotel's 3,000-bottle cellar.