Hotel Ærø is full of atmosphere, charm and personality, located on the Svendborg harbour front close to the jetty with the old wooden ships, the ferry berths and the marina.
Only five minutes' walk to the shopping centre of Svendborg, the hotel stands in the middle of the old Latin Quarter with several restaurants and specialist shops.
The origin of the hotel dates back to 1860 when it was a harbour hotel and a pub for the local shipowners and craftsmen. In 1889, Sixten Sparre, a Swedish cavalry lieutenant, and Elvira Madigan, a Danish circus performer, stayed in the tower room of this very hotel. The couple, who had left family and relatives, lived a romantic summer but their love was doomed and the died together in Nørreskoven wood on Tåsinge, and their story became widely known through Swedish Bo Widerberg's film with the accompaniment of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21.
For several years Hotel Ærø led an unsettled life, but over the recent years it has been gently refurbished and expanded with careful consideration of the special atmosphere of the buildings. Today, the hotel consists of a number of historic buildings with individually designed rooms, suites and self-catering accommodation of high quality.
We extend our warm welcome to you.
Brogade 1-3, DK-5700 Svendborg