Welcome to Kau, a thirteenth century manor whose rich patina of history has been brought stunningly to life through the creative vision of filmmaker, artist and activist Mary Jordan. While just a short distance from Estonia’s bustling capital and stunning UNESCO World Heritage Old Town, Tallinn, Kau Manor seems to exist in another world in which history, nature, art and architecture dance in delicious harmony.
The World Boutique Hotel Awards is the first and only international awards organisation dedicated exclusively to recognising unique excellence among luxury boutique hotels. Winners are capable of transporting their guests into a novel world through the history of the location, its culture and its own stylistic flair. Award winner’s service is intuitive, their environment intimate and the experience priceless. Kau Manor is the first and only Estonian hotel to win this prestigious award in Europe as World's Most Inspired Design Hotel.
We have a fine range of New Vintage jewellery products available at the Manor so you can spoil your loved one for special occasion… or just because! A perfect addition to any romantic getaway. Come and see the stunning pieces for yourself.
At once a nature preserve, boutique hotel and restaurant, art center and academy, Kau Manor is devoted to nurturing beauty and nourishing artists, aesthetes and adventurers of all kinds. Whether you linger for hours or weeks, Kau’s magic is guaranteed to seep into your spirit and leave you transfixed and transformed.
“Once the home of 19th-century
explorer Otto von Kotzebue,
Kau Manor has recently been rescued
from dereliction and converted
into a fabulously flamboyant hotel
and an acclaimed restaurant.
Both the decor and menu take their inspiration
from von Kotzebue’s travels,
with historical prints blown up
to extravagant sizes on the walls
and a veritable menagerie
of stuffed animals scattered about.”
Lonely Planet 2017-2018
The Kau Manor building has been fully restored to its original splendour. Its magnificent interiors, the vivid inspiration of Mary Jordan, are a tribute to the Otto von Kotzebue legacy – twenty absolutely unique rooms with a story to tell. Each is decorated in a singular and irreproducible style, and all rooms feature glorious views of the Manor park or the magical Estonian forest.
Reclaimed hardwood floors, centenary beams, high ceilings, stunning antiques, handmade vintage rugs, richly textured custom-designed furnishings, luxuriantly textured wood, leather and felt accents, original artwork, beautiful tiles, French linens, and a bounty of scents and fabrics provide a unique cocktail for the senses.
Extraordinary events begin with extraordinary venues. At Kau Manor guests discover the grandeur and elegance of any special occasion. With several venues available, Kau Manor can truly play host to any event, and is the ideal setting for parties, weddings and anniversaries as well as board meetings and business entertainment.
Our event team is experienced in extraordinary food events of all kinds while our award-winning chefs are passionately committed to offering the freshest organic and local ingredients possible and are happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions.DISCOVER