The hotel consists of a main building with reception and restaurant and accommodation spread over several buildings. We had a very large and spacious room in building 2 which is being extended. We were aware of this at the time of booking and the workman could not start until 10 am and had to finish at 5 pm so this was not irritating. Unknown to us we could have booked B&B and cooked for ourselves in building 2 which had a fully equipped kitchen with fridge etc for the use of guests and a pleasant dining area. You would need to bring your own food as the nearest shop is some way away however at least 1 couple did this. We stayed here as it very close to the Jockulsarlon lagoon and glacier walks. The food was excellent particularly the buffet dinner; the only option in the tourist season was IKr 5,500 each which was expensive, no coffee or sweet. Also if you are a vegetarian and non fish eater there would be almost nothing to eat. Breakfast was also good but on both mornings they ran out of plates, cups, coffee and the pancakes maker never kept up with demand. The hotel was pretty full and we had to ask staff to replenish. We were told it was close to the end of the season and staff were hard to find, sorry as this was our most expensive hotel in Iceland that is not acceptable. We had high expectation from the reviews and it did not meet them consequently an average review based on price and service. On our second night as we were in the area we ate at the Pakkhus restaurant in Hofn, excellent food, our service was good but we noticed other e were slow, it was packed with people queuing to get in. Overall Hali is very convenient of ice lagoon, comfortable and clean but expensive, even by Icelandic prices.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family owned country hotel. Located right by road nb 1. Only 10 min drive from Jökulsárlón, Glacier lagoon. We offer comfortable double and triple rooms and apartments. Restaurant and museum on site. Open all year around. Breakfast buffet, bed linen, towels, free wi-fi and taxes included in all room rates. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Guesthouse Hali Hotel
- Hali Country Hotel Iceland/Hofn