Whether you are looking for a romantic hotel with a sea view, a small B&B, or large holiday home, Ærø has it all. We have hand-picked places that we recommend, simply based on years of feedback from our customers and our own experience. Please contact them directly, and be sure to mention that we recommended you, since then they will take extra good care of you!
Recommended places to stay:
The Merchants Court Loft Bridal Suite. In the very top of the Old Merchants Court itself is our luxury two-bedroom apartment, with views out over the rooftops to the sea and the church. There is a 'getting ready room' for the bride to be, and the location is very handy for the Merchants Court wedding, since it's a short flight of stairs away from the wedding venue! Run by DIW.
Elly’s House. A beautiful little Hansel & Gretel house, newly renovated, right in the historic centre. Run by DIW on behalf of Anna.
Pension Vestergade 44. A beautiful house, immaculately run, filled with antiques, and with a stunning garden to sit and enjoy afternoon tea in. This award-winning guesthouse oozes "hygge", and is one of the most romantic places on the island. Rated "Traveller's Choice 2017, 2018 & 2019" on Trip Advisor - one of the top 25 best romantic hotels in Denmark. Run by Susanna.
Andelen. So cool. An old warehouse, where the island's jazz festival started, and with Denmark's smallest cinema tucked below. It has lovely beamed rooms, and the wedding suite is exceptional. Awards from trip Advisor, Booking.com, and more. Run by Adam.
På Torvet. Smart and minimalist apartment-style newly-renovated rooms, with bathrooms en suite, and an excellent cafe. It overlooks the church & town square opposite the Old Merchants' Court. Run by Gunnar and Lily.
Hotel & Café Aroma. Modern retro rooms, near the harbour. This hotel come café has a cool vibe inside and out. It is open in high season only, from may until September. Run by Claus.
Arnfeldt Hotel The new Arnfeldt is great with lovely rooms, views, and an excellent restaurant. Run by Morten and Katrine.
The Monica - a very smart new guesthouse, Monica's, started up last year. It has been refurbished to the highest possible standards and everything is simply the best available. A paradise for lovers of designer stuff. Not cheap, but very stylish.
RECOMMENDED PLACES TO EAT:
Restaurant Mumm. The traditional favourite restaurant in town. International cuisine, warm atmosphere, very friendly and professional service. Perfect for receptions and parties. Open all year. Run by Pia.
Arnfeldt Hotel. This is now the best in town, with outstanding food, which is up there with Michelin-starred places elsewhere. Morten trained with Gordon Ramsay, and his focus now is on using local fresh ingredients wherever he can. Outstanding.
Den Gamle Købmandsgaard. Probably the best place for lunch or lunchtime wedding celebration. At the heart of the town in every sense, this historic building has a very special feel. The cafe is home to locals, wedding couples, and tourists; upstairs is the Wedding Room and above that the Bridal Suite apartment; and outside in the charming courtyard is the tiny Ærø Whisky distillery and its new microbrewery.. The cafe provides the best wedding cakes, rustic reception lunches, and sells mostly local products. Run by Rikke & Lennart.
Spiseriet. Really good too is Spiseriet ("the Eatery") serving really good, stylish food. Run with dedication by Heidi. (who used to run the Lille Hotel, which is now Arnfeldt Hotel).
Amore Mare (Badehotel Harmonien). This is a lovely pizza restaurant with sea views and its own traditional wood-fired pizza oven. Open nearly all year, with stunning sea views. In the Badehotel Harmonie. Run by Monica.
Lendas Grill. No ordinary burger bar! Their hotdogs are an essential Danish experience. Ask for all the trimmings and you are guaranteed to get addicted. The burgers are excellent, made with local beef. Run by...Lenda.
Aroma. Relaxed place by the harbour with excellent burgers, chicken etc, and an upmarket fish restaurant at one side. Aroma is usually April to September. Run by Claus.
Røgeriet. Fresh smoked fish and draught beer right on the harbour. Not fancy, but good quality and great for a lunch watching the boats on a sunny day. Run by Ebbe.
På Torvet. Excellent cafe in the square, with good food too, and sometimes live music. One of the best places in Denmark to just sit with a beer and watch the world go by. Run by Gunnar and Lily.
Svend drives his lovely old Ford Model A for couples who wish to arrive in style or take a tour for photos by the beach.