In the Ammende family news section you can read what exciting is happening in our Villa and some useful information too.
Johannes is our Master of Hellos and Goodbyes, he is always passionate about ensuring that every guest is always welcomed at the door with open arms. But that’s not all! Johannes also works throughout the year to ensure that our work processes are responsible and sustainable, that we follw a green mindset. We participate in the Green Key program and our daily activities, products and services we offer are based on environmental friendliness. In our historic Villa, this is a somewhat difficult task from time to time. However it is with greater warmth and pride in our hearts that we accept the Green Key certificate every year. It affirms that we did it again! The Ammende family values clean nature and an economical way of life very much. Thank you so much Johannes for all your efforts and leadership!
Ammende family Christmas month
Christmas time is the most magical time of the year! For the first advent our entire house is decorated and sparkles with ornaments and smell of the Christmas trees is everywhere. Our chef Margus prepares the Christmas menu that can be ordered for every Christmas celebration. However, you can also enjoy it during the Christmas lunches, which take place every Sunday, or simply visit our restaurant on the 22nd, 23rd or 24th of December. Christmas month is filled with music – concerts, the pianist is here every Sunday for the Christmas lunch and the New Year’s Eve is filled with beautiful music too! Santa visits us on Sundays and also comes to the Christmas market in the garden. In addition to the annual Christmas market in our garden on 10th of December we also try to follow the footsteps of Herman Ammende who was an owner of the department store. Indeed, we open the Christmas Store this year for 2 days – the 17th and 18th of December! Our desire is to assist, so that you can find special gifts for your loved ones. This true Christmas sensation you can feel on the spot only! Villa Ammende’s magical Christmas world is calling you!
The colourful season!
Autumn is here and we’re good to go! Why should we not be? Our own and guests too have had their cheerful end of summer parties, after the crispy morning walk is so nice to warm up in front of the fireplace, in the restaurant we offer seasonal dishes, saunas are heated up nearly every evening and the first colourful leaves are falling from our oak trees. Taking a look beyond one can see the red rowan berries and maples that preparing to get really colourful soon. Even the honey jars are nicely lined up in the pantry. We are pretty close to the sea, however, we are not afraid of the autumn winds, because we have a cozy place to be in every season. Autumn in Pärnu is an incredibly beautiful time!
Charme & Caractere
Villa Ammende is glad that we are recognized worldwide. We have received another award, which shows our commitment to offer you a high-quality experience right here in the heart of the city of Pärnu.
At first glance, Charme & Caractere is an international association that brings together a community of separate, independent, but united hotels. Knowing that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, their goal is to search for individuality and uniqueness.
Hotels with a unique concept, philosophy, milieu and family dedicated to making your stay an unforgettable experience will be featured.
So we are especially grateful for this recognition and will continue in the same spirit!
The summer of the Ammende family
Summer in Pärnu is like an endless rainbow – something is happening every day, just choose the place and time and be there to enjoy it all! The summer of the Ammende family is also in full swing with its activities. There are concerts every week and they all guarantee a memorable summer evening. But besides concerts, the Ammende family also has other great experiences to offer. At the garden cafe, we offer delicious dishes at lunch and cocktails that will lift you up all day.
We really have plenty of space for everyone. There are activities for all toddlers, big brothers and big sisters. The playground at the corner of the garden is children’s favorite, and dinner under the string lights is a destination for romantics.
Headchef of Villa Ammende
A new chef has joined our family, or rather an old one…
Margus is a passionate food maker, whose life path has taken him beyond the borders and then around the corner back to the Villa Ammende restaurant, where he started his chef journey many years ago. Margus knows more about our family, Villa Ammende and our guests than many others.
The Ammende restaurant has enchanted the chef with fresh ingredients, from which the entire kitchen team prepares delicious dishes every day. The restaurant team, with whom Margus works in the kitchen, is very important to the chef, because it is with them that the most perfect dishes, which are finally formulated into the menu, are reached.
The Ammende family is gearing up for the summer
That’s how Ammende family prepares for the Pärnu summer season. Everyone gathers together, we sit down behind a long table to discuss all the subjects and sing all the songs, make some dance moves too. This time the table is so long that the eye cannot reach the end and the whole family don’t fit in the picture either. But don’t worry, you can visit us every day and count us yourself and get to know us too. Here is quite a lot of us, hence one visit is not enough to meet us all. However, there are plenty of reasons to visit Pärnu – lots of events take place in Pärnu and Villa Ammende summer program is glorious too. More than 20 concerts are coming up in our garden so, every music lover will definitely find an event that makes the soul sing. Pärnu summer, Pärnu beach, Pärnu parks, Pärnu events, Ammende family – we all look forward to welcoming you!
You can fly to Pärnu by air
Have you seen Pärnu from the sky? Now you have this option because you can fly here too!
✈ NyxAir flights between Helsinki and Pärnu!
NyxAir scheduled flights between Pärnu and Helsinki will take place twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays from May 5 to August 21, 2022. The flights will be operated with a 50-seater Saab 2000 aircraft.
Book tickets https://flynyx.com/
✈ SAS flights between Stockholm and Pärnu!
SAS offers flights between Stockholm and Pärnu. The 70-seater plane will fly from June 25 to August 16. Flights take place every Tuesday and Saturday. The flight takes 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Book tickets www.flysas.com
Pärnu Airport is located only 6 km from the center of Pärnu. It is convenient to travel between the airport and the city center by bus or taxi.
Assortment of handmade cookies
The chefs in our kitchen are all professionals in their field and add touch of love to every dish they make! In addition to sumptuous breakfasts, delicious mains and mouth-watering desserts we also prepare cakes, pastries and biscuits. For this Christmas, our chef Rita made an assortment of handmade cookies.
Rita says the following about the Christmas cookies:
“Give love! A sweet Christmas can be enjoyed at Villa Ammende. One sweet thought came true. I put together a package of six different sweets – meringue, sapphire, gingerbread, crusades, American chocolate chip cookie, nostalgic walnut cookie. No additives or preservatives, glazes and carcasses painted with beetroot powder. All boxes are made and assembled to order. Everything is as fresh as possible and are meant to eat immediately. ”
If Rita says so, then so be it. Christmas is our favorite time! With these cookies in particular….
White Guide 2022
White Guide 2022 recommends 72 ambitious restaurants in Estonia. The Ammende family is happy and proud to be among them! Pärnu No. 1 and Estonia No. 11, there is reason to be happy.
We are reading the lines of Flavors of Estonia with beating hearts: The hotel is both old and fresh. A whole new life is going on in the old house. The third coming of Ammende is significant. The younger generation has taken it upon themselves to develop old values in a new, youthful way. ”
Herkki himself says: “Thank you to my whole team! Such things would not be possible without you. I did it again. 2.5 years ago, when I started to lead the kitchen of Villa Ammende, it was promised that it would become the best place to eat in my hometown Pärnu. Ammende was the best place to eat in Pärnu already before. The title has been circulating in the city for some good years and now it is back home. ”