St. Petersbourg Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSt. Petersbourg Hotel Tallinn
Gracious, elegant hotel in a gorgeous old building in an even more gorgeous street in an outstandingly beautiful part of the world. Comfortable room with excellent bed, lovely and quiet. Wonderful food - we have tried both dinner and breakfast and they were quite different: dinner elegant and refined, breakfast enormous, hearty, and will set up up for a week. The biggest selection of delicious Baltic cold meats, smoked fish and pickles I've ever seen, and that's BEFORE they brought the hot breakfast! And finally, outstandingly helpful and friendly staff. The service in the outside terrace at dinner last night was some of the best I've ever experienced - so unobtrusive and yet he was right there the second one needed anything. Outstanding in every respect.
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Video Girl was up and awake as the ship sailed into Estonia this morning.
It was a lovely clear day with a cool breeze and the sun shining down on the medieval city of Tallinn.
It is lovely every time you sail into a port, having breakfast with the sun's warmth belting through the windows on the 11th floor restaurant, the ship smoothly ploughing through the ocean and the countryside coming up to meet you. ...
... means we can choose what time we eat and where. There are lots of options. There is a formal sit down 4 course dinner and you join other people at the table. Mostly we have sat next to interesting people from around the world. The only annoying people so far have been a fellow Australian couple from Melbourne. The man made repeated racist comments and his wife sat there with a scowl on her face correcting her husband over minor details like what the temperature was on their wedding ...
... against your brother?). We wondered why there was some guy’s face looking odd in the movie but then realized it should have been mine – that would have been even weirder! We saw an original letter from Martin Luther, the old underground heating system and other interesting artifacts in this great guild hall.
We visited the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral which was built in 1900. Wooden bowls and implements were the predominate souvenir.
... costume and the whole place is decked out like a 13th C tavern. We had elk soup for €2 ($3.50) - yummy! - and some meat pies and beer for €4 ($6). Great place.
We then headed to the Kiek in de Kok Bastion museum. Kiek in de Kok apparently means "peeking into the kitchen" as the local soldiers used to peer into people's kitchen while on guard duty way up in the tower. There were all these tunnels built back in the 17th C by the ...
... is different of course.
Also the streets are wide and busy and the buildings are tall and imposing, A big contrast to Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn.
Don't have much to tell you tonight. Will see more tomorrow on the guided tour.
Hughie's hand is much better tonight. Weather still sunny . About 27C with a pleasant breeze, just like we wish summer could be at home.