Kau Manor

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.



    Dear Guests! On September 4 - 7, 14 - 15 and 18 - 21, 2018, we have a super offer for our accommodation! You can relax and enjoy the incredible atmosphere of Kau Manor with -40% discount! In addition we offer -20% discount on all drinks at the Restaurant 8 Legs and on use of private evening sauna and swimming pool! Check the offer details and terms on our website under Offers or visit our Facebook page. See you soon at Kau Manor!


    All our guests to Restaurant 8 Legs can still sit back and enjoy a cocktail in the sun while enjoying delicious food from our terrace menu. On warm and sunny days the terrace offers a fine atmosphere, perfect service and a selection of tasty dishes created by our Head Chef Ellery Powell. Restaurant 8 Legs terrace is open from 14:00 - 21:00, Tuesday - Saturday on warm and sunny days. For the menu please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KauManor/menu/. For more information and table bookings please contact info@kau.ee or call +372 644 1411

  • Best Designed Hotel

    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.

  • New Vintage

    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.

Kau Manor is devoted
to nurturing beauty
and nourishing artists,
aesthetes and adventurers
of all kinds.

At once a nature preserve, events center, 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.
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.

Rooms & Suites

Kau Manor has 20 guest rooms, each with a name inspired by Otto von Kotzebue’s life and travels. The Manor’s most luxurious rooms (Suites, Deluxe and Superior Rooms) are located in the main building, with additional Superior Rooms located in the more modern Coach House.

To Eternity & Beyond

"Era themed rooms in an exotic, remote locate - the 13th century Kau Manor, 50 km from Estonia's capital Tallinn, draws lovebirds from the world over. Owner and interior designer Mary Jordan leads us into her five most romantic suites."


The kitchen of restaurant 8 Legs offers a seasonal menu inspired by local ingredients. An intimate dining experience, 8 Legs accommodates a maximum 50 guests who can take advantage of its spacious summer terrace with a beautiful view of the surrounding grounds in irresistible weather.

The kitchen is open:
Tuesday to Saturday from 14:00 – 21:00

On Sunday and Monday the restaurant is closed.

Reservations recommended: +372 644 1411 or info@kau.ee



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.



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