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This three-star manor, with the feeling of a countryside B&B, is the latest addition to Per Hellsten's hotel mini-empire (see also the Hotel Hellsten). The house was built in 1770, so the rest of the charming Södermalm neighborhood has pretty much been built around it. The chestnut tree in the courtyard was planted when the house was completed, and has stood there for roughly 250 years. Mr. Hellsten, a former anthropologist with a flair for the dramatic, is not a design minimalist, so be prepared for strong colors and a healthy mix of antiques from around the world. Each unit is different, with sizes and layouts varying, some with four-poster beds, and a dozen with handmade porcelain stoves that are as old as the manor house. Bathrooms tend to be small but are very well equipped and done up in a handsome slate imported from Greece. Along with the evocative older pieces, the rooms have such mod cons as TVs, telephones, showers, Wi-Fi and very comfortable mattresses. We also like the fact that they give couples two duvets, perfect if one prefers to sleep warm and the other likes a bit of coolness. Breakfast in the garden on a warm summer morning beats anything you will find at more upper-end hotels.