Looking For A Hotel In Parnu? Choose Estonia Resort Hotel and Spa

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

On our trip to Parnu, Estonia,  J and I really needed a bit of quality R&R, so we opted for a hotel and spa option. We booked into the really lovely Estonia Resort Hotel and Spa*, and it easily ranks up there with one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in.

Check In

Checking into Estonia Resort Hotel and Spa* was a smooth process, with the friendly staff quickly providing our key and asking if we needed a travel crib (we brought our own awesome Baby Bjorn). The women who checked us in also gave Baby ISO a cute little resort-themed coloring book and colored pencils.

 The Rooms

When we entered the room, I was surprised to see just how large and nicely detailed our room was. All rooms at Estonia Resort Hotel and Spa* were renovated in 2015 to include detailed Estonian influences, and the decor created a calming atmosphere. Our room was decked out in calming greys and had a large arm chair, comfortable desk with chair, and dim lighting. On the wall was a set of photographs of Parnu, which I really prefer compared to the stock photos or mass-produced art that is found on many hotel walls.

The bathrooms were also lovely and had heated floors and a large walk in shower. Free toiletries, a soft bathrobe, and disposable slippers were also provided.

Estonia Resort Hotel and Spa also offers free Wi-Fi, and it was very fast and had a strong signal in our room (on the 3rd floor). I was working during this trip, so it free, fast Wi-Fi is really important to me.

One minor complaint I had about the room was that there was a bit of dog food on the floor in one corner of the room. Probably we wouldn't have noticed if we didn't spend so much time on the floor playing with Baby ISO, but some more attention should be paid when cleaning a room after a pet visits.

The Spa

The spa at the Estonia Resort Hotel and Spa* was stand-out! J and I both treated ourselves to spa treatments and they were lovely. Although I didn't take any photos, the spa treatment area was calming and decorated with delicate white birds hanging from the ceiling. The spa treatments focused on traditional Estonia spa practices and utilized medicinal herbs in the Estonian pharmaecopia like meadowsweet, birch leaves, cornflower, and nettle.

J opted for the 60 minute full body massage, which he said was perfect for sore shoulders. I had the 30 minute shoulder massage and a peat and meadowsweet facial, which I loved.

In addition to the numerous spa treatments available, the rooms come with free access to the pool, sauna, and hot tub facilities. The pool was lovely and well-maintained and was dotted with about five hot tubs (some were outside). My favorite though, were the numerous saunas (maybe about 10 to 15) at varying temperatures. The aromatherapy sauna had large windows facing a small street, which made it perfect for people-watching while sweating out all toxins.

Noot Restaurant

Our first evening in Parnu we opted to relax and eat in the hotel. Noot was a surprisingly good restaurant that had a great toy basket for kids and a nice menu. The head chef of Noot -- Rudolf Visnapuu -- creates a new menu a few times per year and even has the youngest travelers in mind.

J enjoyed his (winner winner) chicken dinner, and I had the duck with barley, which was good but not great. Baby ISO had a really tasty meal of creamy pasta with chicken and vegetables.

If you visit Noot or stay at Estonia Resort Hotel and Spa, make sure to treat yourself and order dessert. The chocolate fondant cake with berries and coffee ice cream really stood out! But maybe skip a cup of coffee to go with it, because my cappuccino really was not good.

The free buffet breakfast was also served at Noot. The breakfast had a massive spread of meats, cheeses, pastries, yogurt, vegetables and fruit, porridge, hot dishes, and more. There were many delicious options, but make sure you look around because the buffet tables were a bit spread out (I missed the pastry table the first breakfast).

*Please note that links marked with an asterisk are affiliate links. I make a small commission on hotels booked through these links at no cost to you. This helps me to keep In Search Of up and running. However, we covered our expenses for this trip and would re-visit Parnu in a heartbeat.


  1. The place looks fabulous. And the food looks mouth-watering!

    1. This hotel was absolutely lovely! Do you have plans to visit Parnu soon?

  2. I love the look of that bar. It reminds me of the night sky!

    1. I think that is what it was meant to look like! They people who did the interior design did a really nice job bringing the outside in, but in a really subtle way. Loved it.