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Reviewed 12 September 2017

This hotel used to be the distillery of the manor. The manor grounds are lovely with gardens, a pond and walking trails. It's a perfect location from which to explore the Lahemaa National Park. The hotel itself is very basic and
as other reviewers have pointed out, not much effort was put into making the hotel cozy, however the setting is
idyllic. The rooms are spare and clean. Breakfast was quite good. We had one dinner there which was adequate. The staff are very helpful and friendly.

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Exploration802659
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Set in Lahemaa National Park, this converted distillery offers basic rooms all kitted out in 70s decor - which is odd, seeing it was done up in the 90s! Popular with hiking and cycling groups, almost everything here is made out of pine wood. Make sure you don't open the windows at night - the picturesque lake doubles up as mosquito central. Bathroom has a bath with shower attachment and a 'plumbed-in' hairdryer. Our shower curtain had a strange habit of ghostily floating up and wrapping itself round you in a clingy embrace. Luckily my trusty companion, thetravelnurse, found an ingenious way of wedging a selfie-stick (yes, we have a selfie-stick - don't judge us!) over the bath to keep its unwanted advances in check (see photo!). The restaurant provides basic, hearty food at reasonably prices. Highly recommended: Vana Tallinn liqueur (€2 per shot), a vanilla and cinnamon-flavoured rum-based tipple. Do make sure you get your food order right - someone in our group pointed at the wrong thing on the menu for dessert, so when everyone else was happily tucking into their pancakes with ice cream, he found himself opposite a prawn cocktail (had I mentioned the 70s theme?). Have a wander around the landscaped gardens, but don't get a ticket for the Manor House - just say you're staying in the hotel and they might let you in for free. It's pleasant - but not worth the €9 charge. A few minutes' walk to the left there's a medieval-themed 'tavern' which serves traditional, meat-heavy food. In Park Hotel Palmse you won't find: air con, kettle, mini-bar, all the mod cons. You will find: nature, tranquility, romantic photo opportunities. Don't stay here if: you're looking for a luxury country retreat or any kind of nightlife. Stay here if: you care more about the location and setting than the actual hotel.

Date of stay: August 2017
2  Thank thetripdoctor
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

My husband and I stayed here for three nights to explore the National Park. Basically it is an excellent idea that an old building from the estate be converted into a hotel and that guests have access to the estate grounds and renovated mansion.
However
- the staff are willing but seem untrained
- the rooms are basic. The conversion was in the 1990s, although our bathroom looked distinctly 70s-ish to me
- the communal areas are spartan and cold i.e. poor lighting and no decoration. I found this rather depressing.

No attention at all has been devoted to making the place attractive, interesting or welcoming - sheer waste of potential! It wouldn't take a lot to put some pictures on the walls and adjust the lighting.
By the way, the in-house dinner is nothing to write home about.

Date of stay: August 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Rita K
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

If you want to explore the Lahemaa National Park, this is an excellent base from which to do so. As other reviewers have said, this is not a luxury hotel, but we found our room clean, bright, and comfortable. The staff were also very friendly. There is a restaurant in the hotel (no bad thing, since it is rather out of the way), and we had a satisfactory meal there.

The hotel's setting is especially lovely. It's a converted distillery on an old park, with a manor house, and when the place was closed to the public, we were able to walk around the grounds and gardens after dinner in the late evening sunshine.

Note that credit cards are not accepted here, and you have to pay both at the restaurant and hotel in cash; but the hotel warned us of this, so that we could make sure that we had enough money when we arrived.

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank PeterandRobin2014
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

The hotel is an old destillery in a beautiful park with a manor, orangerie and fruitgarden. You can enjoy this all by walking around or just look out of your window. As we were here with our bikes we enjoyed cycling is this beautiful National Park.

Room tip: Take a room with a window at the frontside for a view over the park.
Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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1  Thank Nelleke D
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