Need to know
11am, but flexible. The owners are used to arrivals at all hours, so check-in is flexible too.
Double rooms from $244.50 (SEK2,009), excluding tax at 12 per cent.
Prices include a buffet breakfast of fruits, breads and Swedish cured meats.
Save some case space for a Gotland lambskin; you’ll see plenty of examples all over the hotel. If you fancy one, just ask Karin; her aunt runs a sheep farm down the road, and she’ll happily bring you a bundle to choose from.
Never, although things quieten down in autumn and winter.
At the hotel
Gardens, massage studio, cinema screenings in the barn. In rooms: iPad, bottled water, fruit, original art, Oliv bath products. Some rooms have working fireplaces. Don’t expect TVs or fancy entertainment systems – that wouldn’t be very rustic.
Our favourite rooms
Each room is inspired by a different archetype (writer, architect, soldier, etc), from the Strindbergian garret in the eaves (number 4) to the spacious, taxidermy-hung scientist-tribute number 5, which has a brass telescope for gazing over the countryside or up at the stars. We loved Room 3 – historically used for entertaining, but now a big bright space with windows on three walls, a chaise longue by the fire and some intriguing/borderline sinister modern artwork.
Don’t forget swimwear: Stelor’s five minutes from a secluded beach and a 15-minute bike ride from Gotland’s well-known Tofta Beach.
Owner Karin’s mother Mia is a talented masseuse and has a studio in the hotel – just ask if you fancy a massage. She also runs regular pilates and yoga classes each week.
Small dogs can stay for free in Room 6. They're allowed on the ground floor (including the lounge and breakfast room), but not upstairs. See more pet-friendly hotels in Gotland.
Stelor is best suited to older kids or babies – the stairs are a toddler-hazard and there are breakables in cruising range. Room 6 on the top floor has an extra bed, and there’s space for a cot in rooms 3 and 5.