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 & EaT:
The Loft. 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 Danish Island Weddings.
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 does fantastic breakfasts, 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 harbor with the best burgers and home -made ice-cream in town. 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.
Coming soon: the "Lille Hotel" has changed hands and is being renovated, and a very smart new guesthouse, Monica's, should also be ready for 2018. We confidently expect to be able to recommend both.
RECOMMENDED PLACES TO EAT:
Restaurant Mumm. 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.
Badehotel. This is a hotel with a lovely restaurant with sea views and its very own pizza oven! Open all year, with stunning sea views from the authentic Italian restaurant. Run by Monica.
Lendas Grill. This is no ordinary burger bar. Their hotdogs are an essential Danish experience! Ask for all the trimmings and you are guaranteed to getaddicted! Burgers are made with local beef.
Aroma. Relaxed place by the harbour with excellent burgers, chicken etc, with an upmarket fish restaurant attached. Aroma is usually April to September, and the fish restaurant high season only. Run by Claus.
Røgeriet. Fresh smoked fish and draft beer right on the harbour. Not fancy, but good quality and great for a lunch watching the boats on a sunny day.
På Torvet. Excellent cafe in the square, with good food too, and sometimes live music.
Addi's and Lille Hotel are both changing hands and we look forward to checking them out in 2018.
Den Gamle Købmandsgaard. 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 Loft 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.
Kimmi Martin and Camilla Jørvad are both internationally recognised photographers who work exclusively for us here on Ærø. You can read more about them on our 'About The Team' page, but we also collaborate with photographers Jens Christensen and Maria Fynsk Norup.
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.