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The global Michelin Guide features Muhu Island as an extraordinary hidden gem, where time stands still. The article opens the doors to the unique enchanting world of Muhu Island, where the beauty of nature melts hearts and history captivates minds. Highlighting various values ​​of Muhu Island, the article particularly emphasizes Pädaste Manor and its restaurant Alexander.

May 2024
Explore Pädaste Manor through Dutch magazine Seasons’ lens. Experience luxury hospitality and serene surroundings in this exclusive feature. April 2024
December 2023
The history of Pädaste Manor dates back to the 15th century, making it a significant historical landmark. Throughout the years, Pädaste Manor has consistently been a captivating attraction. Today, it continues to draw world-famous tourists seeking tranquility, the distinctive ore architecture, and a luxurious hotel experience with excellent service. November 2023
Alexander at Pädaste Manor awarded three forks and ranks No.3 restaurant in Estonia and No.1 outside of the capital Tallinn. The prestigious European culinary publishing house Falstaff awarded 94 points out of 100 to Pädaste Manor’s Alexander Restaurant November 2023
Alexander Restaurant at Pädaste Manor earns a coveted spot on La Liste’s 1000 Best Restaurants on the Planet 2023, for the second year in a row. October 2023

Forbes magazine has featured a heartfelt article highlighting the exceptional nature of Pädaste Manor and its gracious hospitality. It truthfully depicts the sense of place, and the essence of our long-standing commitment. It is a humbling privilege to receive recognition from Forbes, a preeminent global media company renowned for its coverage of business, investments, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle.

May 2023
Alexander Restaurant at Pädaste Manor listed by prestigious Michelin Guide 2023. This remarkable recognition serves as an attestation to the culinary mastery of our Chef de Cuisine, Achim Braitsch, and the visionary founders of the Nordic Islands’ Cuisine, Martin Breuer and Imre Sooäär.  May 2023
The first and highest Ultima Thule Recognition was awarded to Pädaste Manor – a small luxury retreat and SPA. April 2023
Tablet Hotels, the hotel curator of Michelin Guide took a look at fine spas. A selection of 13 that made it to the supreme, from check-in all the way to check-out and beyond. Mark Fedeli the curator knows what he talks about, he has a case; just read his story. January 2023
Finnish journalist Lea Rosbäck visited Pädaste Manor and Muhu.  June 2022
French La Liste has released its global selection of 1000 best restaurants. We are proud to announce that Restaurant Alexander is one of two restaurants in Estonia that have made it to the list! December 2021 https://www.laliste.com/en/
Estonia is a small country, but is filled with large flavours, exciting and unique eateries. Savouring Estonia has selected the best of the best.  December 2021
November 2021
Alexander Restaurant has been awarded Masters level as one of the country`s top 3 restaurants and with that the very best outside of Tallinn for the 15th year in succession. Our Nordic Islands` Cuisine continues its innovative approach and charms our guests’ hearts. November 2021
German publishing house Die Zeit released an exciting new book for travelista’s titled „Hotels to fall in love with – 45 unique hotels and their hosts“. The accomplished authors curate a selection of finest destination hotels in Europe. Pädaste Manor is the only property featured in the Baltic countries.  August 2021
Flavours of Estonia has written wonderful review and bright interview with our new Chef de Cuisine Diogo Caetano. March 2021

Ringvaade – Kristi Pärn-Valdoja shares her own unforgettable experiences in both Pädaste Manor and in many other retreats found in Debbie’s book “150 Hotels You Need to Visit Before You Die”.

December 2020

Lannoo Publishers – ‘150 Hotels You Need to Visit before You Die’ by Debbie Pappyn

November 2020

The Telegraph – Go off-grid: 30 of the world`s most remote hotels for splendidly isolated stays

July 2020

ELLE France

September 2019

De Volkskrant – Muhu Island and Pädaste Manor

March 2019

Fodor’s – World’s Best Hotels

December 2018

ZEIT Magazin – Neben der Zeit

October 2018

Madame Magazine – Secret Islands

October 2018

Deutschlandfunk – Wie Estlands Herrenhäuser wieder erstrahlen

July 2018

Metrosource – Enchanted in Estonia

December 2017

Andrew Harper – Pädaste Manor has been chosen as one of Top 100 Hideaways in the World

November 2017

Passport – The World’s Most Incredible SPAS! 

October 2017   

The Telegraph – World’s best hotel suites

January 2017

Deutsche Welle – Sternekoch Matthias Diether in Estland

November 2016

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March 2016


Town & Country

The T&C Travel 100: The Best Hotels in the World

September 2015

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September 2015

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World Travel Awards
Estonia’s Leading Spa Resort 2015

September 2015

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Elle (US)

5 Dreamy, remote destinations for the adventurous traveler

June 2015


The Worlds 50 Best

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April 2015

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22 Remote places to stay
Opinionated travel features for the sophisticated travelista


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May 2013

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