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Viking Village Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Hafnarfjordur
Reviewed 1 April 2014

It's cute in a tacky sort of way. The dinner was quite good and everyone dresses like Vikings. The staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was marginal...bread, yogurt, fish, and canned fruit. There is a hot tub, but it is crammed in the back and more of an afterthought. I had a single room. Huge mistake. It was more like a closet. I could not put my bag on the floor and walk in the room at the same time. There was only one plug in the room and it was up on the wall by the small TV that didn't get any channels. The only toiletry in the bathroom was a wall dispenser of hand soap like you find in a public restroom. It was my first night and I was exhausted from travel, so I didn't have the energy to deal with it, but I was glad I was only staying one night.

Room Tip: avoid room number 9
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

We were let down by another hotel on our last day of our honeymoon in Iceland. We found the Viking Hotel on Late Rooms and managed to book it at short notice. We booked a Superior Double room what looked very nice. On arrival we checked in and was given the key to what was a very small room (didn't seem "superior") I questioned reception who in all fairness changed our room to a lovely sea view room (As pictured).

The breakfast wasn't up to much but the food in the restaurant was top notch. Don't be put off by the whole theme thing, we had a laugh and a great meal.... Even a "real Viking" playing a guitar made an appearance!

Room Tip: Worth asking for a sea view room!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Birna88, Manager at Viking Village Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2014

Dear Andrew

Thank you for your review. I´m sorry to hear you were not happy when you came but if there is a problem we do everything we can to fix it and I´m glad you could get a bigger room :)

Thank you for your stay in our Viking village, hope to see you again :)


Best regards,
Birna

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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Viking hotel very very good and helpful in lots of ways, our room was lovely and warm and breakfasts lovely, really enjoyed Iceland people very nice Reykjavik pleasant city, Hafnarfjordur pleasant village/town also - all lovely holiday.

Vivienne Sutcliffe, Trevor Batchelor's partner.

Room Tip: First floor and lift.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Birna88, Manager at Viking Village Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2014

Dear Vivnan

Thank you so much for your review :))

Nice to hear that you liked out country and our Viking Village :)
Hope to see you again someday,

Best regards,
Birna

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Reviewed 6 January 2014

I wanted to add a little extra after our Iceland tour and before going home, so I picked a cottage. We got a very large and clean room. We really loved the decoration. We tried the restaurant as well (Icelandic food: why do they have to add jam to almost every dish?) which had fine food.
For us it just hit the spot!
PS: with GPS no problem finding the place!

Room Tip: We were travelling on a "Comfort" base, so we took a Cottage. Still think it was worth...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birna88, Manager at Viking Village Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2014

Dear Marso

Thank you for your nice review :)

I´m glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again someday :)

About the jam, I don´t know about any dish we have on our menu that has jam? :)

Best regards,
Birna

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

I stayed at the hotel during low season - not many guests which may explain the bad service. Most of the time there's no one at the reception desk which I personally find a bit annoying. The breakfast is poor, it doesn't really taste good.. Also, I found a dirty sock in my room...more focus on cleaning is neccesary. The shower head broke and there is a lot of noise. However, the beds are comfy and the hotel is after all Viking inspired, resulting in an idyllic experience. I personally didn't find the theme of the hotel disturbing, but some might find it too "out of place" or tacky. Even though you visit a hotel during low season, the stay should be equally satisfying. It feels like this hotel experience would have been more pleasant during high season....

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Birna88, Manager at Viking Village Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2014

Dear Amanda

Thank you for your review.
I´m sorry to hear that you didn't enjoyed your stay with us. Of course everything should be clean and it usually is. I´m very suprised to hear about the sock in the room but everyone can make a mistake and there the cleaning lady have made one. If you would have came to us we would have moved you to another room.

About the reception in the low season, usually someone is always there during the day but in the nights our staff is sometimes helping in the restaurant that is just across the street and we have a night bell that you can ring 24/7 and in few minutes the nightshift is there to help you with what ever you need.

Hope to see you again someday and you can have better stay in our village :)

Best regards,
Birna

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Reviewed 11 December 2013

I would recommend this hotel for the fun loving traveler who enjoy doing something different. This is a great Viking Theme hotel, complete with a small Viking museum, and large Viking theme restaurants and bar. All staff wear traditional viking garb. All good fun, and only a short bus ride to Reykjavik. Lovely view of the harbour. Me and my partner, Ellen, will definitely be back. See you there!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birna88, Manager at Viking Village Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

Dear Steve

Thank you for your review, so nice to hear when our guest are happy with their stay here with us :))

We look forward to see you again :)


Best regards,
Birna

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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Stayed here in October 2013. It's a fantastic themed hotel with a great view of the Harbour opposite. Luckily we had an Icelandic friend who lived nearby and helped drive us about. Otherwise the Hotel is a bit away from anything in a quiet area. Would have been a bit isolated otherwise.

Having said that, the bus from Keflavik Airport dropped us right at the Hotel and was very easy to arrange and we went on a tour of the Golden Circle that picked us up and dropped us back at the Hotel. So I guess if you have an itinerary of tours to fill your time, it's a great base.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birna88, Manager at Viking Village Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

Dear Nick

Thank you for your review :) always nice to hear when our guests are happy :)

For other guests: Hafnarfjörður is a small town in the Reykjavík area and it only takes you 10 minutes to drive to Reykjvaík city centrum. The bus stop is just 5 minutes walk from the hotel and you take only one bus to get there, the name of the bus is S1. And like Nick said if you want to take some trips then you are picked up at the hotel :)

Hope to see you again someday :)

Best regards,
Birna

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Address: Strandgata 55, Hafnarfjordur 220, Iceland
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Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Hafnarfjordur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Hafnarfjordur
Price Range: £91 - £234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Viking Village Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Viking has 56 well furnished and cozy rooms including shower, WC and television. The décor of the rooms on the first floor is Viking style and on the second floor it is a West Nordic theme. When you enter the Hotel, you are greeted with fine art and crafts from these three countries, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. We have access to wireless Internet and free parking just outside the hotel. In our geothermal hot tub and sauna you can recuperate and freshen up and relax after a long day of excitement.Our guests are welcomed to our Fjörukráin,the Viking Restaurant, which is open for dinner from 18.00 every day.The style is Viking whereby during these famous feasts there is never a dull moment and the guests can expect various treats and surprises offered by our singing Valkyries and Vikings. ... more   less 
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