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A hotel in Kuressaare is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Kuressaare hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Kuressaare are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Kuressaare hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Kuressaare hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Kuressaare have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:
Upscale luxury hotels in Kuressaare
An upscale full service hotel facility in Kuressaare that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Kuressaare hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.
Full service hotels in Kuressaare
Full service Kuressaare hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.
Historic inns and boutique hotels in Kuressaare
Boutique hotels of Kuressaare are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Kuressaare boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Kuressaare may be classified as luxury hotels.
Focused or select service hotels in Kuressaare
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Kuressaare travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Kuressaare focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.
Economy and limited service hotels in Kuressaare
Small to medium-sized Kuressaare hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Kuressaare traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Kuressaare hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.
Guest houses and B&Bs in Kuressaare
A bed and breakfast in Kuressaare is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Kuressaare bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Kuressaare B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.
Hostels in Kuressaare
Kuressaare hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Kuressaare hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.
Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Kuressaare
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Kuressaare hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Kuressaare lack an on-site restaurant.
Timeshare and destination clubs in Kuressaare
Kuressaare timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Kuressaare often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Kuressaare on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.
Motels in Kuressaare
A Kuressaare motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Kuressaare for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Kuressaare motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.
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For the town in Germany, see Ahrensburg. For the village in Tarvastu Parish, Viljandi County, see Kuressaare, Viljandi County.
"Kingiseppa" redirects here. For the town in Leningrad Oblast, Russia, see Kingisepp.
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Location of Kuressaare in Estonia
Coordinates: / 58.250; 22.483 / 58.250; 22.483
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14.95 km (5.77 sq mi)
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Kuressaare (Estonian pronunciation: [ˈkuresˑ'sɑːre]), also known as Arensburg, is a town and a municipality on Saaremaa island in Estonia. It is the capital of Saare County and the westernmost town in Estonia. The population, according to the 2011 census, was 13,166.
The town is situated on the coast of the Gulf of Riga and is served by the Kuressaare Airport, Roomassaare Harbor, and Kuressaare Yacht Harbor.
Kuressaare castle towers over the moat at dusk
Its historic name Arensburg (from Middle High German a(a)r: eagle, raptor) renders the Latin denotation arx aquilae for the city's castle. The fortress and the eagle, tetramorph symbol of Saint John the Evangelist, are also depicted on Kuressaare's coat of arms.
The town, which grew around the fortress, was simultaneously known as Arensburg and Kuressaarelinn; the latter name being a combination of Kuressaare-an ancient name of the Saaremaa Island-and linn, which means town. Eventually, the town's name shortened to Kuressaare and became official in 1918 after Estonia had declared its independence from Bolshevist Russia. Under the Soviet rule, the town was renamed Kingissepa in 1952; after the Bolshevik Kuressaare-native Viktor Kingissepp executed in 1922. The name Kuressaare was restored in 1990. It is called in Finnish: Kuressaari and in German: Arensburg.
The town first appeared on maps around 1154. The island of Saaremaa (German, Swedish: Ösel) was conquered by the Livonian Brothers of the Sword under Volkwin of Naumburg in 1227, who merged with the Teutonic Knights shortly afterwards. The first documentation of the castle (arx aquilae) was found in Latin texts written in 1381 and 1422. Over time, a town, which became known as Arensburg or Kuressaarelinn, grew and flourished around the fortress. It became the see of the Bishopric of Ösel-Wiek established by Albert of Riga in 1228, part of the Terra Mariana.
Historical buildings in city center
Johann von Münchhausen, bishop since 1542, converted to Protestantism. With the advance of the troops of Tsar Ivan IV of Russia in the course of the Livonian War, Münchhausen sold his lands to King Frederick II of Denmark in 1559 and returned to Germany. Frederick sent his younger brother Prince Magnus to Kuressaare where he was elected bishop the following year. It was through his influence that the city obtained its civic charter in 1563, modeled after that of Riga . The bishopric was finally secularised in 1572 and Kuressaare fell to the Danish Crown.
In 1645, it passed to Swedish control through the Treaty of Brömsebro after the Danish defeat in the Torstenson War. Queen Christina of Sweden granted her favourite, Magnus Gabriel de la Gardie, the title of Count of Arensburg, the German and Swedish name for Kuressaare at that time. The city was burnt to the ground by Russian troops in 1710 during the Great Northern War and suffered heavily from the plague. Abandoned by the Swedes it was incorporated into the Governorate of Livonia of the Russian Empire through the Treaty of Nystad in 1721.
During the 19th century Kuressaare became a popular seaside resort on the Baltic coast. During World War I, between September and October 1917, German land and naval forces occupied Saaremaa with Operation Albion. During World War II, the Battle of Tehumardi took place. In October 1990, Kuressaare was the first town in Estonia to regain its self-governing status.
Kuressaare: Landmarks and culture
The Kuressaare Castle in winter
The medieval episcopal Kuressaare Castle today houses the Saaremaa Regional Museum. The original wooden castle was constructed between 1338 and 1380, although other sources claim a fortess was built in Kuressaare as early as 1260. In 1968, architect Kalvi Aluve began studies on Kuressaare Castle.
The town hall was originally built in 1654, and restored, retaining classicist and baroque features. It was last restored in the 1960s with dolomite stairs at the front. St Nicolaus Church was built in 1790.
The annual Saaremaa Opera Days (Saaremaa Ooperipäevad) have been held in Kuressaare each summer since 1999. Other festivals include Kuressaare Chamber Music Days (Kuressaare Kammermuusika Päevad), held since 1995 and Kuressaare Maritime Festival (Kuressaare Merepäevad), held since 1998.
Kuressaare also hosts the FC Kuressaare football club.
Climate data for Kuressaare (1971–1999)
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Kuressaare: Notable people
Eugen Dücker (1841–1916), romantic painter
Bernd von Freytag-Loringhoven (1914–2007), Bundeswehr Chief of Staff
Louis Kahn (1901–1974), Estonian-American architect
Viktor Kingissepp (1888-1922), communist politician, the leader of the Estonian Communist Party
Gerd Neggo (1891–1974), dancer, dance teacher and choreographer
Ivo Linna (b. 1949), singer
Richard Maack (1825–1886), naturalist
Margus Oopkaup (b. 1959), actor
Grete Paia (b. 1995), singer and songwriter
Tuuli Rand (b. 1990), singer
Adeele Sepp (b. 1989), actor
Benno Schotz (1891–1984), sculptor
Hannibal Sehested (1609–1666), Dano-Norwegian statesman and son-in-law of King Christian IV
Ivar Karl Ugi (1930–2005), chemist
Voldemar Väli (1903–1997), two-time Olympic medalist for Estonia in the sport of Men's Greco-Roman Featherweight Wrestling.
Kuressaare: Twin towns and sister cities
Kuressaare is twinned with:
Ekenäs, Finland (since 21 November 1988)
Kuurne, Belgium (since 9 August 1998)
Mariehamn, Finland (since 24 October 1991)
Rønne, Denmark (since 3 October 1991)
Skövde, Sweden (since 23 June 1993)
Talsi, Latvia (since 27 May 1998)
Turku, Finland (since 30 May 1996)
Vammala, Finland (since 30 June 1994)
Kuressaare St. Lawrence Church
Monument to the Estonian War of Independence
Pub in Kuressaare weighthouse
Big Bridge of Kuressaare
Statue of mythological hero Suur Tõll and his wife Piret
Kuressaare: See also
Municipalities of Estonia
List of cities and towns in Estonia
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Kuressaare: External links
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kuressaare.
Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Kuressaare.
– Official Website
Information and history about the town
Saaremaa for tourists. Photos and stories.
Kuressaare Live Webcam
Kuressaare at DMOZ
Cities and towns (Linnad) of Estonia
Jaanilinn (Ivangorod) and Petseri (Pechory) were annexed by the Soviet Union in 1945 and are currently part of Russia.
Municipalities of Saare County
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