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The Monica Hotel: Flowers and Line-Dried Linens on an Island in Denmark

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The Monica Hotel: Flowers and Line-Dried Linens on an Island in Denmark

July 26, 2023

The Monica, a three-room guest house in the town of Ærøskøbing on the Danish island of Ærø, is the work of Monica Conradsen, who serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the kitchen, hangs bed linens to dry in the herb garden, and runs a well-appointed shop next door. Join us for a look.

Photography via The Monica.

the hotel is situated on a cobblestone street in Ærøskøbing. nex 17
Above: The hotel is situated on a cobblestone street in Ærøskøbing. Next door is the hotel shop, housed in a former butcher shop. Monica had the original iron window restored and stocks the store with well-designed ceramics, textiles, and essentials (like Mason Pearson hairbrushes) she sources herself.
the hotel&#8\2\17;s cheerful front door. 18
Above: The hotel’s cheerful front door.
The Monica Hotel Flowers and LineDried Linens on an Island in Denmark portrait 7 19
Above: The entry.
breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea are prepared by monica and served in the open 20
Above: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea are prepared by Monica and served in the open kitchen (or, if you like, in the garden).
monica sets the table with each guest in mind, &#8\2\20;with evident attent 21
Above: Monica sets the table with each guest in mind, “with evident attention to detail and promising little surprises,” according to the hotel website.
colorful built ins, a long communal table, and an ad hoc chandelier. 22
Above: Colorful built-ins, a long communal table, and an ad-hoc chandelier.
in another corner: a wood fire. 23
Above: In another corner: a wood fire.
the communal sitting area. 24
Above: The communal sitting area.
one of three guest rooms, painted a sunny yellow. 25
Above: One of three guest rooms, painted a sunny yellow.
beds are made up the scandi way with linens by geismars, founded in \1866. 26
Above: Beds are made up the Scandi way with linens by Geismars, founded in 1866.
guest room \2. monica arranges each of the three guest rooms with fresh flowers 27
Above: Guest Room 2. Monica arranges each of the three guest rooms with fresh flowers, art, and “a selection of literature” for guests.
a tabletop vignette. 28
Above: A tabletop vignette.
the entryway is stocked with wellington boots for use on rainy days. 29
Above: The entryway is stocked with Wellington boots for use on rainy days.
the terrace, with potted garden. 30
Above: The terrace, with potted garden.
and out to the herb garden. 31
Above: And out to the herb garden.
the third guest room has views of—and direct access to—the garden. 32
Above: The third guest room has views of—and direct access to—the garden.
monica and her small team wash all of the linens in a sunny yellow laundry room 33
Above: Monica and her small team wash all of the linens in a sunny yellow laundry room and hang them to dry in the garden—no chemicals or perfumes, they say, just fresh air.
follow hotel the monica on instagram @hotelthemonica. 34
Above: Follow Hotel The Monica on Instagram @hotelthemonica.

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N.B.: This story originally ran on March 23, 2022 and has been updated with new photos and info.

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