Hotels & Restaurants
We only recommend guesthouses, bed & breakfasts, and restaurants which we really believe in. Don’t just take our word – by all means click here to have a look at “Tripadvisor” and see the comments.
Places to stay
In Aeroeskoebing (no car required – you can walk everywhere):
Pension VESTERGADE 44
Vestergade 44 is a beautiful, historic house in the heart of the old town. Superbly run by Susanna (who is English), it has charming rooms, a stunning garden, and the public rooms are quite exceptional. It has just won a 2014 Trip Advisor “Customer’s Choice” Award for outstanding service. The V44 website is here. In our view this is simply one of the best guesthouses in Denmark, and it is our absolute favourite. Susanna also works closely with Louise to coordinate everything from late check-ins to the hairdressers appointment. Top tip – bring Marmite and Susanna will love you forever. Note Susanna does not take credit cards.
PAA TORVET – We also strongly recommend Paa Torvet, almost opposite the Old Merchants’ Court (Den Gamle Koebmandsgaard). It has a smart new cafe with tables out in the old town square, and some very smart apartments which have been beautifully decorated and are well equipped. The host and hostess, Gunnar and Lily, are particularly charming and helpful.
ANDELEN – this is a really cool place, with Aeroe’s brilliant cinema (the smallest in Denmark) tucked underneath. Adam (another Englishman) and Anne could not be more friendly and are always ready to help wedding couples in particular. Great location in the old town. And you get free tickets for the cinema…Website here.
Hotel AROMA – For good modern apartment-style rooms with all facilities we recommend the excellent Cafe Aroma (best burgers in the world). Cafe Aroma is situated right by the harbour, close to the ferry, and you will be well looked after by Claus.
Villa BLOMBERG. There is also Villa Blomberg, much more basic (it used to be the Youth Hostel) but clean and well-run. It has fantastic sea views, an enormous garden, and is particularly good for large parties, families, and those on a tight budget.
If you think of staying somewhere not on our list it might be a good idea to ask us about it.
Outside Aeroeskoebing (you probably need a car for these):
BAKKEHUSET is wonderful – a beautiful house in gorgeous countryside near the sea. It is owned and run by the charming Mogens, and is another B&B which gets a straight “5” on trip advisor and from us. The website (here) gives an idea of how idyllic this little guesthouse is. If you want to stay out of town in somewhere really special and romantic then this is the number one choice.
HARMONI is a little different – a funky and beguiling guesthouse which also offers tai chi, massage and various cures and therapies. Have a look at the website and get a taste of what is on offer. We love the laid back, alternative feel of the place and the laid back and alternative Eckhardt and Marijanne who run it so well. Brilliant for families, it gets a “5” from tripadvisor (one review only so far) and also from us.
Others – just outside Aeroeskoebing is the smart and very well appointed Damgaarden, which some of our couples have also enjoyed using. There are lots of other good places on the island, including holiday houses, but again do feel free to ask our view before you book anywhere not recommended by us.
Places to eat
In the summer there are several good places to eat – but watch out in the winter, when there can be a problem finding somewhere open. Ideally, speak to Louise first and then book ahead throughout October – April. These are genuine recommendations – the places we go and eat in ourselves.
- The best restaurant in Aeroeskoebing is Mumm. The room is very attractive, but
our favourite place to eat is outside in the courtyard (which is covered with climbing hortensias and where there is sometimes live music in the summer). Mumm has had its ups and downs, but now with Peter and Pia committed to making it the place to go it is very definitely on the “up”. The food is Danish/international, and our favourite is the teriyake beef which is outstanding. A great place for a wedding lunch or dinner, or indeed for a romantic dinner for two.
- For a more casual meal the Cafe Aroma is really excellent. Nearly all the food is home made and where possible local, and the burgers are fantastic. Claus has recently added a more upmarket and expensive fish restaurant which is also good.
- Addi’s has nice food and a really atmospheric dining room – many
of our couples have enjoyed dining here.
- Paa Torvet – is a smart cafe in the main square which also serves tapas and other light meals. It sometimes has live music and when the sun is shining there is no finer place to sit with a draught Rise beer.
- Rise Brewery serves good food as well as doing interesting tours for visitors. The beer is excellent. Mine’s a “Gylden”, since you ask, although Yuki and Louise prefer the organic “Walnut”.
- Additionally, thank heavens for Lendas Grill, right by the harbour; it’s just a take-away burger bar, but the quality of the burgers is way above the average – home made, using beef from Aeroe. And Lenda stays open right through the depth of winter, for which we have often had cause to be grateful. You can sit outside, or better still have the burgers packed to take with you down to the beach or by the harbour.