Hotel Stelor

  • Location: Beach / Coast
    Secluded sandy beach: A few mins by bicycle
    Visby Golf Klubb: In walking distance
    Visby: 25km (25 mins by car)
  • Visby Airport (VBY): 30km (30 mins by car)
    Car recommended
    Free parking

The hotel is surrounded by water, with a lake in the back and the Baltic Sea in front. Don’t forget your swim suit!
The owner’s mother is a great masseuse and offers treatments as well as yoga and pilates classes. Just ask!

From October to April only the entire hotel with 7 rooms can be booked. Take the whole family!
The locally sourced food served at the restaurant is to die for. But please note that the restaurant is only open from mid June to end of August.

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An introduction to Hotel Stelor

How would you describe Hotel Stelor in a nutshell?

Hotel Stelor is a small, rustic, countryside boutique hotel that is originally a Gotlandic farmhouse from the 1700s. The hotel has seven luxurious rooms, each of them with their own story to tell. This is a place to come home to, lean back and enjoy peace and silence.

Gotland has so much charm; it feels like you are somewhere far away. It has a Mediterranean feeling, the water is green, the beaches are very long and sandy, and it has a strong sense of culture.

What was your inspiration to create Hotel Stelor?

The house was built on a historical site, an old working harbour. It was a big meeting point for commerce around the world about 1,000 years ago. We wanted to recreate that feeling, to make a place where people from around the world could visit and connect with different cultures.

I fell in love with this old stone house which was built in 1720. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted it to be when I bought it, but I wanted more people to see it and fall in love with it as well. I hired an architect to help me restore it and convert it into a small hotel yet keep the soul and history of the original house alive.

How would you describe the interior design of the hotel?

I wanted our guests to feel like they were coming home instead of staying at a hotel. When Hotel Stelor was just starting up I did not have much money and therefore had to figure out other ways to find beautiful furniture for the hotel. A local antique shop agreed to let me use their antique furniture in exchange for the hotel serving as a show room for them.

If the guests liked the furniture or lamps in the hotel rooms they could purchase some of them from the antique store. Some items are still for sale today. We have an interior store where guests can purchase other pieces as well.

What do you particularly like about Gotland?

Gotland has so much charm; it feels like you are somewhere far away. It has a Mediterranean feeling, the water is green, the beaches are very long and sandy, and it has strong sense of culture. Ingmar Bergman lived here, as well as a lot of other creative people who still live and work here, like shoemakers and painters.

Around Gotland you will often feel like you are in the middle of nowhere but then you step into an old barn and find yourself in a fantastic French crêperie or a really nice restaurant. The area is very creative and has lots to offer culturally and environmentally.

What’s been the biggest reward to you opening a small boutique hotel?

Speaking to the guests in the morning is my absolute favourite part of the whole experience of running a small hotel. I try to be at the hotel almost every morning to talk to the guests when they’re about to go out and explore the island. I can share recommendations of what to do on the island, and the guests share their experience about staying at the hotel.

I love meeting new people. They all feel like friends by the time they’re leaving.

Hotel Stelor
Room 1
Room 3
Room 5
Room 3 and 6
Outside seating area
Hotel Stelor garden
Hotel Stelor
Gotlandic landscape
Lake near Hotel Stelor
Bike path to beach
Nearby beach

Hotel Stelor rooms & rates

We chose design themes for each of the seven rooms based on a fictional person. For example, one room at the hotel has a cowboy theme mimicking the Wild West of North America. Another is set up for where a scientist would live, with stars and a submarine. There’s a story behind each piece of furniture in the room, like the lamp in the science room is not anything a scientist would buy, but a present that was given to him by his mother.

Room number 3 is the heart of the house and my favourite. It’s a mini-suite that used to be the main dining room before the house was turned into a hotel. There are windows in three directions and a big fireplace. It is the only room where the design is not based around a character.

Room number 5 is the science room, which is on the upper floor with a really nice view of the garden. If you are looking for privacy, this is a good room for that. It feels like you’re in a cosy nest and it even has a telescope.

  • Room 1 for 2 people / 14 m²
    2550 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    On the second floor in room number one, a lone cowboy from the prairies of late 1700th century North America lives. The walls are painted in a rich cobalt blue, a colour we found underneath the original wallpaper while renovating. The hardwood floor is the same floor from when the house was built in the 1820s and in the bathroom, the sink can be mistaken for a simple bucket where the man could wash his warm face and the horse could quench its thirst. Room comes with a double bed and a bathroom with shower.

  • Room 2 for 2 people / 12 m²
    2250 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    A bright room at Hotel Stelor with large windows overlooking the garden. The room is sheer romance among roses and lace. We call it the Mozart room. The room comes with a double bed and a bathroom with shower.

  • Room 3 for 2-3 people / 31 m²
    2850 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    The hall, the heart of the house and one of our two mini-suites. This room at Hotel Stelor is large and has both a seating area and a work area. The large tiled stove warms the chilly autumn and winter evenings. The room comes with a double bed and bathroom with shower. There is space for an extra bed and/or cot.

  • Room 4 for 2 people / 16 m²
    2250 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    A cozy room at Hotel Stelor with a taste of the early 1900s. We call it the Strindberg room and there is an inspiring small writing desk. The room’s secluded location and views of garden makes it ideal for rest and contemplation. The room comes with a double bed and a bathroom with shower.

  • Room 5 for 2 people / 12 m²
    2250 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    Telescope, stuffed birds and books that deals with the origin of life or the submarine's early history is in this room on the top floor of Hotel Stelor. We call it the science room. The room comes with a double bed and a bathroom with shower.

  • Room 6 for 2-4 people / 32 m²
    2850 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 2 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    The loft, one of our two mini-suites, invites to creativity with large spaces, spectacular views and bright walls. This room at Hotel Stelor can easily house a family with two children. The room comes with a double bed and a bathroom with shower. There is space for an extra bed and/or cot.

  • Room 7 for 2 people / 14 m²
    2350 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    This room is the most remote room of the hotel and it gives you a sacred sense of calm with the embrace of the thick walls. The room has its own door to the garden and is the room to book if you bring pets on your stay. The room comes with a double bed and a bathroom with shower.

  • Entire hotel for 14-17 people / 150 m²
    12500 / night
    • 7 Double bedroom
    • 7 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 2 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 2 Baby cot (on req.)

    The entire hotel is available for rent between October and April.

    The farm house was first built in the 1820s. Over three floors, there are seven carefully restored rooms; five doubles and two mini suites, sleeping up to 14 guests. Room Seven is located on the ground floor, with direct access outside — making it ideal for those wanting to bring pets.

    The heart and soul of the house is located on the ground floor, the beautiful kitchen and lounge. It’s where guests gather to share a meal or chat around the open fire.

    Rate includes:
    Access to the whole farm house
    7 rooms (which sleep 14+ adults)
    Lounge with fire place
    Fully equipped kitchen
    Private garden
    10 bicycles, including 2 electric Christiana bikes
    Rooms made up with bedding and towels on arrival
    Cleaning included

Included in the rates
Rates include a delicious buffet breakfast.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome but due to the stairs it may not be perfect for the little ones. Extra beds (SEK 300/night) and cots (free) are available for some rooms.
Minimum stay
1 - 2 nights (check calendar for dates)
Check in time
after 15:00
Check out time
before 11:00

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Central heating
  • Business facilities
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycles
  • Hair dryer

We have a restaurant at the hotel that is open only during dinner hours. However, we do serve breakfast for the hotel guests and also offer room service. We do not specifically offer lunch services but are always more than happy to serve a snack like a sandwich if guests request it.

Bikes are available for our guests, which they can use to explore the area. We can help arrange horseback riding, golfing or other activities.

High-speed Internet is available as well.

Hotel Stelor is a small historical hotel. We don’t have TVs or anything like that, but we offer one-meter thick walls, lots of beautiful light coming in, and spacious, cosy rooms. You can feel the love and care that has been put into this house over the centuries.

There’s a garden that is like a big park with old fruit trees you can sit under while reading a good book.

Things to do in Gotland & Gotlands Tofta

  • Art / Culture
  • Wildlife / Animals
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Horseback riding
  • Boat trips
  • Fishing

Many guests really enjoy spending time in the garden of the hotel. It’s a place where they can sit, relax and talk to other guests. The golf course close by is rated the second best in Sweden and is also quite popular with our guests.

I recommend having a car to explore the whole island. You can drive along the coastline and admire nature’s beauty. I would also recommend taking a stroll in Visby, a medieval town with very beautiful houses where you will feel like walking in a saga.

There are not too many people here on Gotland, so you can walk along the white, sandy beach and be all by yourself. My favourite beach is hard to find, it is a secret that we only share with our guests.

The location of Hotel Stelor

We are situated at the very end of a small village on Gotland Island, Sweden, in the Baltic Sea. To get here you can take the ferry or a 30-minute flight from Stockholm. Hotel Stelor is about 25 kilometres from Visby, the capital city on the island, from where you can take a bus right up to the hotel.

We’re surrounded by water, with a lake in the back and the Baltic Sea in front. It’s only a five-minute walk to the nearest beach, but if you want to go to a bigger beach, within 10 mins you can reach Gotland’s biggest sandy beach by bike.

This is a great location for guests who like to do bird watching. We have one of the biggest bird lakes in the areas, with lots of eagles and sea birds.

There’s also a small Medieval church nearby, many archaeological dig sites, and a small typical Gotlandic harbour is only about a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

When is the best time to visit Gotland?

Our little hotel is open year round, but the high season is from May to September. We can always provide food, but the restaurant with a set menu is only open from June through August.

Even though a lot of guests stay during Christmas and New Year, the high season in the summer is the most popular. During that time our guests are from many different places around the world.

My favourite time to stay at the hotel is late August and early September. We have a really nice and warm early autumn and you also have the island more to yourself. The places are still open and the water is still warm, but it’s not as crowded.