A former limestone quarry, this privately owned boutique hotel has been a labor of love for the family that owns it. The idea was to make the structure as simple as possible so as not to detract from the stunning surroundings of Gotland, Sweden’s largest island and home to Visby an historic town from Viking days. Huge windows feature in all the rooms and the hotel’s restaurant offers you wilderness views while you crunch on break baked in the hotel’s own ovens. Its Swedish minimalism and stunning location attracts visitors from all over Europe. Special ‘Hermit Huts’ are situated further out in the wilderness and are available for guests who want to experience nature at a pace not dictated by human timetables. There are wood-burners throughout the hotel and the restaurant serves a delicious raw and cooked Swedish fare. The ubiquitous Swedish sauna is also available for your wellbeing.