and Gentlemen! It's time to introduce a real pearl among the hotels of
Tallinn, Estonia, a nice little "secret": Hotell Economy!
affordable, cozy and personal hotel is a good example of how one can
make real finds in Tallinn, if one only makes a small effort. You just
have to make your escape from the notorious Port of Tallinn - Viru
Center - Town Hall Square "Bermuda's triangle", where the majority of
tourists seem to get lost.
Tallinn has so much
more to offer! Find the Alternative Tallinn! Alas, it's a pity they
closed the TV -tower with its legendary Soviet Style restaurant in
Autumn of 2007 for reasons of security. Luckily, the Narva Kohvik on
Narva maantee is still functioning now in Spring of 2008. Hopefully
forever! "Soviet Chic"!
The Economy Hotel's
situation is interesting as although it is located "on the other side"
of downtown Tallinn, nevertheless the distance from the port is only
The "Balti Jaam" railway station
with all its services is just across the street. You find the post
office, bank, kiosks, restaurants and cafes at the area. The
"Kaubajaam" market offers daily foodstuffs, beverages, candy shops and
the like in very interesting athmosphere. Odours, as well! Nothing like
just another chain -supermarket!
One of the worls
finest parks, the Shnelli Park with its large pond is just across the
street, also. A true oasis! So green and so homely. And guess what: In
the beginning of summer, you can see some water birds giving a ride to
their babies on their backs! A sight one finds only in nature reserves
in many other countries. And this happens right in the center of a
reasonable sized European Union capital!
other side of the Shnelli park, a five minute walk fron the Economy
Hotel, begins Europe's best preserved medieval Hanseatic city: Central
Tallinn, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
thing I like about Economy is its "personal touch". This is certainly
not one more sterile international hotel! I do adore the squeak from
the wooden stairs as one steps up to the second floor! Oh, if those
stairs could tell...
From the hotel's web-site www.economyhotel.ee you find interesting information about the hotel's past in English. Worth visiting!
to think of it... Is there a more lovely feeling than on a Saturday
afternoon, after a busy week and a successfull business day in Tallinn,
having a nap in your own little room at the Economy... The wooden
floor... The muffled sound from the street outside... Waking up
sweetly... Where am I? Opening up the curtains... Well, well! The
setting sun has painted the Toompea buildings up the hill Golden... The
tram passing by, the screaming of the brakes... Lazy afternoon... I'm
home! Everything is here and now!
breakfast is a basic one, gets you going well into the afternoon.
Porridge, cereals, cheese, sausage, yoghurt, juices, teas and coffee.
The breakfast room serves as a restaurant in the evenings. However, it
is run by another company.
A free internet is available at the reception. A fixed-line one. No queue, usually.
price-level is affordable. Compared to the better-known hotels in
Tallinn's downtown, we are speaking of a price-range 75 - 25% off their
prices. Result: The visitor is left with more cash for entertainment
Oh, by the way... I guess you are
wondering about the strange letter, the å, in Economy... Well, this is
about the only time you are about to meet that letter in Estonia.
It's a Swedish letter. Economy is the name of Sweden's southernmost area, previously ancient Danish territory.
Caught your attention, as purposed...:-)