Small Loona manor-house in Kihelkonna is a vivid example of a long and complex story of reaching it's present form. Oldest parts of the building date back to Middle Ages, the cellar uses battlements of an old vassal-castle built in the 16th century. Next major stage of building took place in 1785-1786, when the building was given most of it's present appearance.

Today Loona manor hosts a guesthouse, café and restaurant. The surrounding beautiful park is ideal for daily walks.

Reference: Visit Estonia

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Founded: 1785-1786
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Simas Balčiūnas (2 years ago)
Wonderful place, very delicious food, big portions. The host is very friendly and nice. Absolutely recommend it.
Simas Balčiūnas (2 years ago)
Wonderful place, very delicious food, big portions. The host is very friendly and nice. Absolutely recommend it.
Didzis Balodis (2 years ago)
Food is delicious, but the choice is limited only to few dishes in every category. For a Main course we had a choice between Meat stew, Fish of the day and a Wild boar dish. No separate children menu. Overall a good choice if you happen to be in that region, as there are not much alternatives.
Didzis Balodis (2 years ago)
Food is delicious, but the choice is limited only to few dishes in every category. For a Main course we had a choice between Meat stew, Fish of the day and a Wild boar dish. No separate children menu. Overall a good choice if you happen to be in that region, as there are not much alternatives.
Zane S (2 years ago)
Excellent food and great prices. Location isoff thebeaten track but very fitting. The host/server was really gentle and accommodating. Ordered large fish soup, it came in a extra large bowl aka about 1L. The taste was excellent. Dessert was berry merengue pie, again excellent. They take card too.
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