Hotel Stelor is a rustic, countryside farmhouse turned small boutique hotel on Gotland, dating back to the 1700s, offering seven charming rooms, each of them with its own character.
How would you describe SynVillan in a nutshell?
SynVillan is like a mirage on a two billion-year-old mountain overlooking the Baltic Sea shore at Mahraviken. Translating as “Illusion Villa”, it is constructed from stainless steel, glass and straw atop shiny, steel pillars.
What is the story behind SynVillan, what was your inspiration to create it?
In the 1940s, Eriksberg's founder, Bengt Berg, started to fence the area to show urbanised man how nature works. At Eriksberg, the biodiversity has been preserved and the area has been transformed into one of Scandinavia’s most interesting destinations.
As part of the next step in Eriksberg’s evolution, we are helping more people to experience it up close with rooms set within nature. Our guests have the opportunity to experience close contact with the reserve’s wildlife and enhance their understanding of protecting the natural world.
How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of SynVillan?
Architect Thomas Sandell has captured Eriksberg's DNA in a way where traditional craft meets high-tech materials. The building's modern expression in design, coupled with history and the site itself, interact in a natural way. The furnishings are custom-built, traditional and modern.