I stayed at Hali for one night on an overnight "excursion" from Reykjavik. This is one of only 2 hotels that are close to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon (it's about 12km east of the lagoon), which is extremely convenient. It is located in a very small village off the Ring Road, right next to the ocean. The location is stunning, in the "middle of nowhere", with fantastic views out to the ocean and to the mountains inland. The hotel is very comfortable with clean, spacious rooms. I had sprung for one of the rooms with private bathroom, which was recently remodeled and the bathroom was very modern. I also had dinner at their restaurant, which was excellent. I understand they offer a buffet in summer, but a more limited a la carte menu in winter. Their dishes all focus on their locally raised fish (arctic char) and lamb, and are freshly prepared and delicious. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and e.g. provided updates on road conditions after it snowed overnight.
Prices are relatively high, but not outrageously so considering the general price level in Iceland and the standard of accommodation. Altogether highly recommended!More