For millennia, Tallinn has been a gateway between East and West. Sokos Hotel Estoria is like a key that opens up phenomenon called Estonia. It is a unique and cosy business class hotel that provides high-quality service, opportunity to rest, relax, and learn something interesting about Estonia at the same time.
As the name implies, this hotel is here to tell you stories about amazing Estonia. We have 93 unique rooms – every room has a different theme, its own story. Pick your favourite topic from the Storybook and explore epoch-making Estonia!
Did you know that the Kingdom of Setomaa lies Estonia’s southeast corner?
Living where East meets West, Seto people also call themselves the King’s people or a vool (free) people. The country is ruled by Peko, the Seto fertility god. On the first Saturday of August, King Peko calls together his people in Setomaa from everywhere and the Seto Kingdom is visited by the President of the Republic of Estonia, who is received by the ülembsootśka.Read more
Did you know that Estonia has inspired millions of people in more than 100 countries to clean up their countries?
A small group of Estonian activists started a movement called “Let’s Do It!”. The aim of the action was to clean up Estonia in just one day from the illegal rubbish lying everywhere!
On 3 May 2008, more than 50,000 people (approximately 4% of the population of Estonia) came together, and the entire country was cleaned up in just five hours!Read more
Impressions about Estonia from Erasmus programme and degree students – opinions forwarded to Study in Estonia.
Godswill, Nigeria: Estonia was so awesome, good friends, good people, caring, loving and helpful. Every day was a plus towards my career goal.
Carlos, Bogotá: Fascinating. Interesting, challenging. Demanding. Enriching. Time-consuming. Culturally aware. Multicultural.
Adrienne, USA: The benefits of studying in Estonia for me are difficult to summarise. I changed as a student but, even more so, as a human being.Read more
Study in Estonia@studyinestonia:
International students ask us why they should study in Estonian universities. What would you say? #whystudyinestonia #interestingtoknowRead more
Did you know that trade in goods on the Gulf of Finland has been going on as long ago as prehistoric times, reaching all the way to Arabia?
The ancient trade in goods is suggested by silver hoards found in our soil. Present-day architecture is testimony to the bootleg spirits that enriched coastal folk in the early 20th century.
In the early 20th century, prohibition was in effect in Finland, the USSR, Iceland, Norway, Hungary and the United States. All those countries saw the trade of illegal alcohol flourish. The smuggling that spread on the Gulf of Finland resulted in an improvement in the standard of living for coastal folk in both Estonia and Finland.Read more
Did you know that Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinna Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival in Estonian or PÖFF for short) is in an elite category of 50 A-category film festivals in the world?
The wolf symbol takes on a multidimensional meaning during the period from November to December: according to the traditions of the Nordic countries, it is the time of reincarnation.Read more
Did you know that Estonians are sport fanatics?
Estonians believe that sport is good, and great athletes always draw much public attention in these parts. Yes, both special sport stars and special sport events are held in esteem in Estonia!Read more
Did you know that you can come across a bit of Venice in Tartu?
In the City of Tartu, more than anywhere else, glass goblets with high-level enamel paintings, so-called Venetian goblets, have been found.Read more
Did you know that one of the biggest kayak, canoe and paddling equipment manufacturers in Europe is Estonian?
The Estonian kayak manufacturer Tahe Outdoors operates under five different brand names and has a sales network that covers more than 35 countries worldwide. Their kayaks are well known and prized all over the world. The development and production of these kayaks takes place here, in Estonia, using the most advanced technology and the best materials available.Read more