ISSUE 84  |  In the Art Studio

An Artful Hotel on the Swedish Island of Gotland

August 09, 2013 6:30 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

It’s been close to fifteen years since I walked the cobblestone streets of the medieval town of Visby, located on the Swedish island of Gotland. I’m plotting a return visit to the island soon–especially now that I’ve learned about the newly opened hotel and restaurant Hotel Magazin 1.

Located on the southern part of the island of Gotland, Hotel Magazin 1 is owned and operated by Fannia and Pelle, a couple who recently decided to buy and revive the barn-like building that once served as a grain storage depo for the Swedish army. The hotel features a restaurant serving locally grown organic food, five light-filled bedrooms, a large yard and play area, bicycles to ride to a nearby beach, and a summer art exhibit of the works of local artists. For more information, visit Hotel Magazin 1.

Photos by  Kristofer Johnsson for Fantastic Frank .

Above: Hotel Magazin 1 is located an hour’s drive from Visby.

Above: A dining area in one of the rooms.

Above: A whitewashed hallway.

Above: A minimalist white bedroom with two twin beds.

Above: The walls and ceiling of this lofty bedroom are covered in white painted shiplap paneling. 

Above: The entire hotel can be leased for a larger party. 

Above L: A dining area. Above R: A white tiled bathroom.

Above: The red and white checkered table clothes add a warm note to the rustic restaurant area.

Above: The outdoor dining patio.

Above: Green fields surround the wooden red barn-like hotel.

The island of Gotland offers lots of visit-worthy places. A must-stop is Leva Kungslador in Visby, a shop, cafe, and art gallery. Also check out our Gotland City Guide for more irresistible spots.