9 great inns in Denmark
Tambohus Kro, North Jutland
Situated in a tiny fishing village on Limfjord, with views to the island of Jegindø, this place has been welcoming guests since 1842, originally catering for ferry passengers. It’s just a few kilometers from the Thy National Park with stunning nature that you can access using hiking boots, bikes or running shoes. The inn’s delicious food is based on local seasonal produce with a focus on seafood.
Tambogade 37, Thyholm
Rødvig Kro og Badehotel, South Zealand
Rødvig Kro og Badehotel is where the best of Danish inns meets the pinnacle of spa hotels. It has a relaxed atmosphere, with a bright and airy summer feel, while the food is prepared with genuine loving care and attention. It’s close to a beach with a swimming jetty, and within walking distance of the imposing white chalk cliffs of Stevns Klint.
Østersøvej 8, Rødvig Stevns
Agerskov Kro & Hotel, South Jutland
This place dates back to 1767 and is one of the most renowned and well-run inns in Denmark. You’ll find a genuine, traditional atmosphere here, with grandfather clocks, patterned wallpaper, Danish blue enamelware and table lamps, plus good Danish farmhouse cuisine. Bodil and Peter Otte have been the hosts here for 41 years and visitors voted it Hotel of the Year in 2016.
Hovedgaden 3, Agerskov
Kongensbro Kro, East Jutland
With Denmark’s longest river, Gudenåen, running through the back garden, Kongensbro Kro is beautifully situated. There’s been an inn here since 1663, and it’s now run by the second and third generation of the Andersen family. Kongensbro Kro is renowned for its food – the grand old lady of the family, Else Andersen, has written eight books about restaurant cuisine and regional dishes. The menu here ranges from homemade meatballs and unforgettable mushroom soup, to French specialties.
Gl. Kongevej 70, 8643 Ans By.
Falslef Kro, Fyn
Falsled Kro is on Fyn, a thatched roof island of the most beautiful kind. The grounds have gnarled fruit trees, rose bushes and a 1,000sq m kitchen garden that supplies the restaurant with vegetables. It’s been an inn since 1851, and is renowned for its gastronomy, based on local produce such as Fyn asparagus and smoked salmon.
Assensvej 513, Millinge
Schackenborg Slotskro, South Jutland
The idyllic rural village of Møgeltønder has been home to one of the most famous inns in Denmark since 1687. Schackenborg Castle is the closest neighbor, and with sea, salt marshes and golf courses in the area, plenty of clear blue skies and nature experiences await you.
Slotsgaden 42, Møgeltønder, Tønder
Hotel Frederiksminde, South Zealand
This hotel enjoys an idyllic setting along Præstø Fjord. This manor house-style building has a spa complex and 19 elegant rooms. However, it’s the food that has attracted international attention. Hosts Silje Brenna and Jonas Mikkelsen were awarded a Michelin star in 2016.
Klosternakken 8, Præstø
Henne Kirkeby Kro, Jutland
When Henne Kirkeby Kro was awarded a second Michelin star in 2017, it became the most famous inn in Denmark. Chef Paul Cunningham’s menu uses local, seasonal produce and ingredients from the inn’s 200-year-old kitchen garden. Beautifully renovated with the addition of new luxury rooms, a couple of kilometers from Henne Strand.
Strandvejen 234, Henne
Molskroen is beautifully situated, close to Mols National Park, with access to a delightful beach. The inn is renowned for its high standards and has had Danish gastro stars, such as Michel Michaud and Wassim Hallal at the helm. Today, Steffen Villadsen is taking the French cuisine to new heights. A beautiful half-timbered building with delightful rooms, many with sea views.
Hovedgaden 16, Femmøller Strand, Ebeltoft
Text: Lise Hannibal
Published: June 15, 2017