Hotel Antonius is an elegant and luxurious boutique hotel and is located in the heart of the historic quarter of Tartu, right in the city center and opposite the main building of Tartu University. The hotel rooms are furnished with valuable antique furniture and made complete with modern solutions of bathrooms and bedrooms, resulting in a cozy and charming interior. Our most important mission is to guarantee a personal approach and create an exceptional stay for every guest.
Hotel Antonius was opened in March 2009. The building with dignified history, first mentioned in the 16th-century historical records, was completed in its present structure in 1811. Since the building is under heritage protection, great care was taken during restoration work to protect and preserve its interior and exterior features as much as possible. In garret rooms, old ceiling joists, stone walls and lots of historical elements worth to be disclosed have been restored. The whole building is characterized by the late 19th-century architecture and fresh, romantic style of design.
In the rooms, special colour combinations, wallpaper patterns, wall paintings, glaze tile fireplaces and stoves, velvet or rose-thematic sofas, and accessories corresponding to the era are carefully planned and harmonised. The rooms facing Ülikooli Street overlook the distinguished main building of Tartu University and its famous six columns. From the rooms located in the other wing of the hotel, one can admire the Old Town’s red roofs and a Mediterranean-style courtyard where a cafe is opened in the summertime.
Breakfast and dinner is served at the restaurant that is situated in a vaulted cellar room with an atrium and is decorated with rose paintings. On the first floor one finds a stylish library/ fireplace lounge for reading, having a glass of aperitif with friends, or just relaxing in the warmth of open fire.
From the very first moment, Restaurant Antonius charms its visitors with a ceiling painted in rose motifs, a glass atrium lighting the room in soft tones and an interior pairing traditional and contemporary styles.
Restaurant Antonius has repeatedly been listed as one of the best dining places in Estonia and received a place among fine level restaurants by restaurant guide White Guide 2023. The focus of our menu is on quality ingredients from local farmers, and the extensive wine list covers a selection from Old World classics to latest trends.
The 42-seat restaurant is perfect for everything – cozy dinners and birthday celebrations, company events, receptions, cocktail parties and weddings. Its attractive interior, excellent cuisine, first-rate selection of wines and impeccable service guarantee the success of each event and will create a wish to visit us again.