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An Artful Hotel on the Swedish Island of Gotland

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An Artful Hotel on the Swedish Island of Gotland

June 20, 2018

It’s been over 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–and if I go I’ll be sure to stay at the 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 depot 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, except where noted.

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Above: Hotel Magazin 1 is located an hour’s drive from Visby.
A guest room with a deconstructed clothing rack and curtain in the doorway. Photograph via Hotel Magazin loading=
Above: A guest room with a deconstructed clothing rack and curtain in the doorway. Photograph via Hotel Magazin 1.
A minimalist white bedroom with two twin beds.
Above: A minimalist white bedroom with two twin beds.
The walls and ceiling of this lofty bedroom are covered in white painted shiplap paneling. (See Expert Advice: The Enduring Appeal of Shiplap.)
Above: The walls and ceiling of this lofty bedroom are covered in white painted shiplap paneling. (See Expert Advice: The Enduring Appeal of Shiplap.)
The entire hotel can be leased for a larger party.
Above: The entire hotel can be leased for a larger party.
 Above L: A dining area in one of the rooms. Above R: A white tiled bathroom.
Above L: A dining area in one of the rooms. Above R: A white tiled bathroom.
The bright dining room.
Above: The bright dining room.
The red and white checkered table clothes add a warm note to the rustic restaurant area.
Above: The red and white checkered table clothes add a warm note to the rustic restaurant area.
The outdoor dining patio.
Above: The outdoor dining patio.
Green fields surround the wooden red barn-like hotel.
Above: Green fields surround the wooden red barn-like hotel.
 cladd Above: The beach, a short bike ride away. Photograph via Hotel Magazin loading=
cladd Above: The beach, a short bike ride away. Photograph via Hotel Magazin 1.

The island of Gotland offers lots of visit-worthy places. For more throughout the country, see our picks:

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on August 9, 2013.

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