My partner and I spent 4 nights at Medeltidshotellet in the middle of June 2011. We really had no expectations on arrival but we were happily surprised by the friendly staff at the reception and by the look of the enterior. There are funny little details everywhere in this hotel, like soft toy mice, fake cats and dogs.
The athosphere is charming with dark and very heavy medieval style wooden furniture, chandaliers, metal pots and cans. It certainly gives you a medieval feeling and an expectation of something very odd lurking around the corner. If you have children or appreciate a funny childish twist to things you will definitely find this hotel very charming and different in a good way!
Our room was on the second floor overlooking a small park and the Helge And church ruin - beautiful! The room was quite large in typical medieval colours and materials. The beds were good. Of course there was plenty of typical Gotland sheep fur in armchairs etc. Very nice and cosy indeed!
The bathroom was small but modern and very fresh.
The breakfast buffé was very small and medieval style i.e only some bread, cheese, smoked sausage, yoghurt etc. It certainly wasn't a 4 star hotel buffé, but once again... this hotel is everything but a "normal hotel" so it was just fine with us.
One quite funny detail - we ordered two glasses of rosé to our rooms and were happily surprised when we received two HUGE glasses filled with rosé. It was definitely odd (and very price worthy of course!).
Be sure to visit this hotel if you're looking for a somewhat different hotel stay. It may not be worth its official 4 stars but if you appreciate the little details and enjoy a place with a twist, then you should definitely go here!
Oh, and, since Visby is a very tiny little town - everything is close.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fantastic hotel in the UNESCO world heritage city of Visby, located in an authentic medieval house inside the old city wall on the beautiful island of Gotland. Historically designed interiors, yet with all modern comfort as super quality beds, minibar, safetybox, tiled bathrooms and mini-suites with bath tub. Close to Visby´s best restaurants, shops, museums and only 250 meters from the Baltic Sea. Breakfast with both warm and cold dishes is included in room rate. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotell Helgeand Wisby Visby, Sweden - Gotland