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 handpicked 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 & to EaT:
The Merchants Court Bridal Suite. In the very top of the Old Merchants Court itself is our new 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.
Anna'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" on Trip Adviser - 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. 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, with the best burgers in town and home-made ice-cream. 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
Bakkehuset. A luxurious small B&B tucked in the stunning countryside, on the north side of the island, 12 km from Ærøskøbing. Beautiful sea views, a rose garden and extremely friendly host. Where the experience more than lives up to its motto - "exclusivity is inclusive"! Run by Mogens.
Arnfeldt Hotel NEW: the "Lille Hotel" has changed hands and is newly renovated. The new Arnfeldt is great with lovely rooms and an excellent restaurant. Run by Morten and Katrine.
The Monica - a very smart new guesthouse, Monica's, has just started up. 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. Possibly the best 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 has just reopened and the new owners Morten and Katrine are aiming high. We have already tried it and it is excellent - more obviously "gourmet" in style and presentation and a really welcome addition to the town. It is competing with Mumm for the title of the best restaurant in town.
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. The cafe provides the best wedding cakes, rustic reception lunches, and sells mostly local products. Run by Rikke & Lennart.
Spiseriet. Right up there 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).
Badehotel. This is a hotel with a lovely restaurant with sea views and its own traditional wood-fired pizza oven. Open nearly all year, with stunning sea views from the authentic Italian restaurant. 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, and the fish restaurant high season only. 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.