Explore the historical surroundings of Nyborg and indulge in authentic Danish cuisine while feeling right at home at charming Hotel Villa Gulle.

“First thing I do every morning is to light up candles and fill the rooms with music,” Gulle Simonsen, owner of Hotel Villa Gulle says. The former stewardess bought the place 18 years ago and has since refurbished the hotel beautifully, according to the original style, while modernising the 23 rooms with new facilities. The guest book bears witness to the warm and homely atmosphere the hotel provides. “Lovely spirit and smiles from everyone – and the food here completely surpassed our expectations,” are the words of former guests Jørn and Solveig Klücker-Klok.

At Villa Gulle guests enjoy authentic Danish classics, such as the newly appointed official national dish ‘stegt flæsk’ – roast pork with parsley sauce – cooked by the owner herself, always in ample quantities. Her traditional brown sauce is a particular treat. “My guests request it by the jug,” she says with a giggle. “No one leaves the table hungry at Hotel Villa Gulle.”

Based in the centre of the medieval town of Nyborg, right in the heart of Denmark, Villa Gulle is perfectly located for exploring both local and regional sights. Nyborg was the King of Denmark’s favourite residence in the middle ages, and today the historic town centre has a lively trade with lots of shops and cafés. From the hotel guests can enjoy the beautiful view of the old streets and the harbour, while the oldest, most well-preserved castle of Denmark, Nyborg Castle, is just a stone’s throw away.

For those keen on exploring a bit further, Funen has plenty of things to offer – and the hotel happily provides a picnic basket to bring for a day out. Odense, the third-biggest city of Denmark and birthplace of famous fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen is just a 14-minute train ride away.

Hotel Villa Gulle is comfortably located within walking distance from good connections to both Sealand and Jutland. It is the ideal setting for a relaxing couples’ retreat or a family holiday let, and with a restaurant and facilities large enough for 100 guests, the hotel has also become a good place for conferences, weddings and other functions.