Category Archives: Tallinn information

Interesting Tallinn information with photos of different sightseeing spots and other places we at Best Apartments recommend.

Дом Достоевского в Таллинне

Дом Достоевского в Таллине – Uus 10

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Tallinn Old Town apartment with parking,balcony & bathtub

Информация об этом историческом здании с соответствующими ссылками на источники.

“В середине прошлого века на улице Уус, в доме №10, который в народе называли «инженерным», поскольку в нем проживали служащие Ревельской инженерной команды, жил старший брат писателя – Михаил Достоевский. Именно к нему трижды приезжал погостить Федор Михайлович: в 1842, 1845 и 1846 годах.

Поездки в эстонский Ревель оставили след в творчестве Достоевского. Как утверждают литературоведы, изучавшие его творческое наследие, в его записных тетрадках было много заметок и набросков к повестям, где местом действия был этот потрясающе красивый город, оказавший на молодого писателя такое большое влияние.”


“Федор Михайлович посещал Свято-Олайскую церковь (Олевисте) и службы с воскресными нравоучениями сурового и властного проповедника Гуна. В этом человеке и увидели впоследствии ревельские старожилы прообраз «Великого Инквизитора», выведенного писателем в его самом фундаментальном романе «Братья Карамазовы».”


“На самого Фёдора Михайловича город произвел двойственное впечатление: Ревель ему понравился, а вот некоторые его жители вызвали у писателя не самые лучшие чувства, во многом благодаря «кастовому духу и ханжеству». На доме, в котором останавливался Достоевский в Таллине, сегодня установлена мемориальная доска. Кроме того, в парке возле Центра Русской Культуры установлен памятник классику русской литературы.”





The best area to stay in Tallinn, Estonia

That is a quite popular search term in Google so I decided to give an answer and in order to do so you need to answer those questions:

1.Are you just visiting Tallinn for a short period or you are moving to Tallinn?

2.Are you traveling alone or with family and kids?

3.Do you need to use a car while in Tallinn or prefer to walk and do not plan to go to long trips in the surrounding area?


If you are coming for a short trip and do not plan to use a car then Tallinn Old Town and Tallinn City center areas are perfect for you as all the sightseeing spots are nearby and for the ones that are a bit further you can use the Hop on- Hop off buses.

In Tallinn Old Town be prepared for:

  • Uneven street surfaces as cobbled streets and narrow passages
  • Most buildings will not have an elevator the ones that have might be old and narrow one which will be adventure to ride 
  • On lower floors, there might be occasional smell from the pipes as they are quite old and expensive to change
  • Apartments on some streets might get bit more noise during the weekends due to the fact that nightclubs and bars are located in the Old Town
  • Parking spots are rare and very expensive


In the Tallinn City Center you can expect:

  • Modern new buildings and apartments
  • Elevators and no smell from pipes
  • Bit longer walks to the Old Town sightseeing spots
  • You can even find a parking spot in a garage
  • More family friendly situations (fewer bars, elevators, better infrastructure)

Best Apartments PLC is the biggest apartment rental agency in Tallinn and we have a suitable apartment for everyone

If you plan to move to Tallinn for a longer period there are a lot more areas to choose from and you will have to answer another set of questions: Apartment or house? Budget ? Distance from the city center? Need parking? New or old building?

Tallinn vacation rental in Old Town

What you need to know before getting into a vacation rental property management ?


1  Cleaning.  (this will make or break your vacation rental management company)

Think about logistics of people and supply in a realistic way as it is very easy to schedule and an impossible amount of cleanings per person and unrealistic delivery schedules for the towels and linen.

Real-time checklist which cleaning ladies have to fill and notify about broken or missing items (look for smartphone-based software solutions).

You have to have a quality control system and check the cleaning quality as without that mechanism the quality will inevitably go down. The cleaning ladies are your front line personnel and you have to have a direct contact and confidence in them.


2 Repairs and reacting to events within the apartments.


Think how you will prioritise the events which will occur as you will have limited resources also who pays for what (Example: If a 10-year-old washing machine breaks should your rental customer pay or the owner ? ). Have a system how to determine the responsible party for each event, which events need immediate attention and which ones can be scheduled. Try avoiding young local crowd who stay for 1 night and most likely will arrange a “social event”. There are different property management software and better use one to stay organised.


3 Manuals and information for your customers

Try to make the experience as easy for your customers as possible and think about:

Internet access, washing machine instructions, tv instructions, heating, check in check out, terms etc. The more information you have the better. More photos and videos the better as people don’t read nowadays. Videos don’t have to be fancy but useful take a peek at  Best Apartments YouTube channel


4 Public relations with your neighbours and community.

Try not to upset your neighbours and have a system to detect a noise and disturbances within the properties BEFORE  your neighbours. Think of ways how not attract the wrong customers which will save you a lot of hassle later on.


5 Check-in and check-out procedures and key delivery

Key management system to track and deliver keys the following questions need to be answered:

  • How you deliver keys? Do you meet at the apartments or at your office? Can you deliver keys at night? Do you have a self-check-in option as key terminal, lockbox or electronic locks? Check in and check out times and policies for late check-outs?
Short term apartment rental in Tallinn Old Town

What you need to know about the real estate brokerage services in Tallinn, Estonia .

There is a simple answer Estonia is a small country and Tallinn is a minute capital so the real estate market is small. The real estate experience is also limited to less than 20 years of independence and only one real estate market crash (2008-2009):

If you would like to rent or sell your property you will contact a real estate company who will provide you with a real estate agent. How has the service worked so far:

Real estate agent gets between 50 and 70 % of the total brokerage fee and the rest goes to the real estate company. The brokerage fee for property sale is between 2-4 % the brokerage fee for finding a tenant is equal to a 1-month rental fee. For that price the agent will:

  • Post your advert to the 2 main websites in Estonia City24 and
  • Maybe they will make professional photos or make some good ones themselves
  • Show your property to some potential clients
  • all real estate agencies will tell you that they have a waiting list of potential buyers but the will buy below market prices if they exist at all

That is it. They might have some contract samples, but they most likely are outdated and not compliant with the latest changes in the law.

Why ?

Little competition and a growing market. The demand has been greater than the real estate offerings on the market. In recent years global franchises as Remax have flourished in Tallinn but that has not pushed the prices down but given a better leverage against the real estate companies in favor of the real estate agents.

Some of the real estate agents will be inclined to offer you a quick cash offer below market price and resell the property for a big profit.

Property staging and decoration for sale is in its infancy. The real estate agencies rely more on real estate development projects where they build and sell new buildings than on the real estate brokerage service.

What is the future of real estate brokerage service in Tallinn?

Global real estate franchises like ReMax have entered the market and as the competition gets tougher the biggest and most efficient companies will increase the quality of service. Big corporations as AirBnB will get a bigger share of the most lucrative medium term tenant finding market (1-4 months) .

Best apartments PLC is the most innovative company in the real estate market in Tallinn which combines the most profitable parts: short-term rental + medium term rental. We strive for quality for our renter and profitability for our owners.

Our brokerage service includes a thorough cleaning of your property professional photos by the best real estate photographer and professional representation.

7 valearusaama majutusest külaliskorteris

Aina rohkem kasutatakse puhkusereisidel ja ärireisidel hotellide asemel peatumist külaliskorterites.

Toome siinkohal ära 7 põhilist valearusaama, mis inimestel on seoses majutusega külaliskorterites.

1. Külaliskorteri rentimine on hotellist kallim.


Vale! Perega või sõpruskonnaga reisides on külaliskorter tunduvalt soodsam ja mugavam     kui hotell. Hotellis tuleks võtta perega reiside peretuba, mille hind on juba sama külaliskorteri omaga, kuid avarust ja ruumi vähem. Külalikorteris on hinna sees lisaks magamistoale veel elutuba ja täisvarustuses köök. Sõpruskonnaga reiside tuleks hotellis võtta 2 eraldi tuba. Külaliskorteris aga saate valida 1 või enama magamistoaga korteri kus saate elutoas ühiselt aega veeta, hoides nii rohkem kokku. Puhkus ei pea tähendama kitsast hotellituba.  


2.Külaliskorteris saab korraldada pidusid.


Vale! See on täiesti valearusaam. Külaliskorterid ei ole mõeldud pidude pidamiseks. Nii nagu hotellid on ka külaliskorterid peatuspaigaks välismaistele kui kodumaistele reisijatele. Pidude vältimise üheks viisiks külaliskorteris on minimaalse peatumisaja kehtestamine alates kahest või kolmest ööst. Pidude korraldamise keeld on kirjas ka külaliskorterite eeskirjas, kus rikkujat ootab ees üsna krõbe trahvisumma.

3. Külaliskorteri rentimine on keeruline.


Vale! Inimesed ei ole veel piisavalt teadlikud. Külaliskorteri broneeringu tegemine on sama lihtne kui hotellitoa broneerimine. Valid välja korteri ja teed kodust lahkumata arvuti taga broneeringu. Külaliskorteritega tegelevate ettevõtete kodulehel on kirjas täpne info. Tänapäeva kaasaegses ja innovatiivses maailmas peavad ka ettevõtted pingutama, et klientidel oleks võimalikult lihtne ja mugav broneeringut teha. Paljud ettevõtted kasutavad online broneerimissüsteemi, kus klient näeb reaalajas, millised korterid on vabad. Ei ole vaja helistada ega küsida. Peale broneeringu tegemist saab kliend oma meilile broneeringu kinnituse koos külaliskorteri kirjelduse ja andmetega. Ka võtmete kättesaamine on lihtne. Broneerimissüsteem annab pakub erinevaid võimalusi kuidas võtit kätte saada, Kõige uuem lahendus on, et kleindile saadetakse enne tulekut kood sõnumiga ja meiliga. Klient läheb endale sobival ajal võtmeterminali juurde, mis asub Tallinnas Aia 7 ning sisestab sinna koodi ja saab võtme kätte. Kõikide poolte jaoks lihtne, turvaline ja privaatne.

4. Külaliskorteris ei ole nii turvaline kui hotellis.


Vale! Külaliskorteris peatumine on turvaline. Külaliskorterite asukohad on enamasti kesklinna ja vanalinna piirkonnas kortermajades, kus alt koridori uks on alati lukus. Samuti on kõikidel korteriustel kindlad ja turvalised lukud. Külaliskorteri omanik või ettevõte aitab sind kogu reisi vältel ja on enamasti kättesaadavad 24h. Soovitav on muidugi enne külaliskorteri valikut uurida hoolikalt pakkuja tausta ning usaldada valiku tegemisel sisetunnet.

5. Külaliskorteris ei ole teenuseid, mida saan hotellis.


Vale! Peatudes külaliskorteris on tegelikult olemas samad või rohkemgi teenuseid kui hotellis, aga lihtsalt te saate need tasuta või tunduvalt soodsamalt. Hommikusöök hotellis on kindlasti mugav. Valmistades seda aga külalikorteri täisvarustusega köögis saate seda teha omale sobival ajal ning ka soodsamalt. Peatudes külaliskorteris pikemalt saate ise oma pesu pesta ja triikida. Kõik varustus on olemas ja seda kõik juba hinna sees. Hotellis tuleks sellise teenuse eest maksta.  

6. Külaliskorteris ei ole privaatsust.


Vale! Peatudes külaliskorteris ei pea te iga päev mööduma administraatori lauast või suhtlema koristajatega, kes ülepäeviti hotellituba tulevad koristama. Valearusaam on ka see, et tuleb suhelda korteriomanikuga. Te ei pruugi teda soovi korral üldse näha. Teete broneeringu arvutis ja saate võtme terminalist. Aga vajadusel on  korteri omanik või firma teist vaid telefonikõne kaugusel.

7. Külaliskorteris peatumine ei anna mulle midagi enamat kui peatumine hotellis!


Vale! Külaliskorteris peatumine annab sulle vabaduse. Olla puhkusel sõltumata kindlatest kellaaegadest. Kui hotellis paned kella helisema, et ennast korda teha ja hommikusöögile minna, siis külaliskorteris saad ennast välja puhata ning hommikukohvi kas või voodis nautida. Lisaks saad kogeda kohalikku elu ja kultuuri palju ehedamalt kui hotellis, minnes hommikul kohalikule turule või pagaripoodi.Külaliskorter annab sulle reisil vabaduse.Puhka ja tunne enda nagu kohalik!