Pädaste Manor

Muhu, Estonia

The written history of Pädaste Manor dates back to the year 1566. On the 25th of June of that year Fredrik II, King of Denmark handed the manor over to the von Knorr family in recognition of services rendered to the Danish Crown. The manor and surrounding farms were an important centre of agricultural activity already by that time.

It must have been much earlier, not long after bishop Albert von Buxhoeveden by decree of Pope Honorius III led the last and decisive battle on Muhu Island against the Estonian heathens that this enchanting site was selected to build a manor.

The origins of the manor go back to the 14th century, some of these ancient walls are still visible at the very heart of the house. In the latter part of the 19th century the house was enlarged considerably and given a new façade, hence the harmonious dimensions and clean lines which give the house it’s character today.

The buildings that frame the court yard were erected between 1870 and 1890, a period of German-Baltic nobles. The manor was a state-owned building from the end of the Second World War until 1986 when it again became private property. Since 1997 The fully renovated manor complex has been turned into a luxury hotel and a spa complex.



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Pädaste küla, Muhu, Estonia
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Founded: 1870-1890
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)


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susan lim (2 years ago)
Cool place. Super relaxing and calming. Just by the sea where you can laze or meditate. Super breakfast and other meals. Though a little off in location, but it is worth the experience.
Erik van Bruggen (2 years ago)
Fantastic place, great hotel, very good restaurant in wonderful surroundings. Absolute highlight: the hot tub with a view on the sea. Always longing to come back here. And I will
S GD (2 years ago)
It is obvious that his hotel invest much more to promoting itself then working on quality and service for customers. We saw the article in travel magazine and came here for 3 nights. We were very dissapointed. Everything is not on a level of a boutique hotel. There are no pool, no sauna and no sandy beach in the hotel. It only has 4 sunbeds near to the water but they are occupied from early morning. Especially it is disappointing when you come with children. There are NOTHING for them here. Mosquitos and blood drinking animals everywhere as well...
George Stinnes (2 years ago)
Great place to spend a few days. Good balance of luxury, but not over the top. Only issue is main restaurant, quality excellent, but no choice, so if you don't like what the chef plans you end up disappointed. That said loved it, but need to check daily menu before deciding where to eat.
Toomas Laigu (2 years ago)
One of the most beautiful and relaxing resorts in Estonia (maybe even the hole world)! This incredible place has a truly exceptional restaurant that serves a local, season based food and is unique in lots of ways! This is really my favorite place to enjoy a weekend (once a year or so)! Highly valuable! Take a break and go for it!
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