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“Large, spacious, basic and friendly”
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Hotel Dyrholaey
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Vik
Littleton
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60 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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“Large, spacious, basic and friendly”
Reviewed 21 June 2011

This was a great place to spend a couple of nights. Large room, very comfortable, clean great bed. Decor could use a boost but everything necessary was there.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

We stayed one night here, and that was enough. 3 large tour groups plus many other guests meant a big bustling hotel with inadequate staff for service. And outside our room was what I think was a pump for water or something that went most of the night and made sleep difficult. Not a great stay.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
330 reviews
123 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 401 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2011

The accomodations here are simple and austere. Cabin-like rooms with two twin beds and a TV. No phone. It feels like you're out in the middle of nowhere. It's nice and relaxing with lots of greenery all around. Free wifi in the lobby. Dinner at the restaurant was fairly tasty (green salad with feta cheese, roast pork w/ veggies, and ice cream). The hotel service was excellent. Overall, it was a cozy, quiet place to stop along the Ring Road.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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ladytrady
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Reviewed 29 April 2011

Very nice staff, cozy warm rooms and we ate really very tasty lamb at the in-house restaurant - we didn't eat out much anywhere else on our trip but this one was worth it. Good breakfast too.

It's in a very isolated spot but probably nicer to stay here than in Hofn or Vik, depending what you're into or how far you want to travel in a day.

We were a bit late for it but I can imagine this'd be a great spot to see the northern lights

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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College Park, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2010

After staying in a really adorable family inn with amazing food (Country Hotel Anna) the night before, Hotel Dyrholaey was a bit disappointing. The bed was comfortable, but the room wasn't really decorated. There is Internet you can use for 15 minutes for free in the lobby. The food wasn't spectacular, but they didn't make us a vegetarian meal on request. We had been looking forward to the view, which was very nice, but after driving all day seeing that same view (more or less), it didn't impress as much as hoped. The front desk was helpful with suggestions about what to do when we asked. Nothing about this hotel was really bad, it's just that none of it was that special.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Long Beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2010

After looking all over Vik for a place to stay we finally found a room here. The place is located in the top of a mountain 10 min outside Vik, with an incredible view of the ocean and mountains. The room we got was the only available and it had 2 twin beds that we could move together to make a bigger bed. Room and bathroom were clean and comfortable. The bathroom was small but efficient just like everything in Iceland. The price for the room included a delicious buffet breakfast. The hotel also offers lunch and dinner but we thought the prices were too high. We did have a couple of beers ($9 Kronos each!).
The staff was nice and friendly. wifi Internet is available but it is only accessible in the lobby.
Overall we had a pleasant stay and will recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2010
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Cork, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2009

This place is 10K outside Vik, and I would recommend staying in Vik rather than here. Hotel Dyrholaey is set up purely for overnighting coach trips. There are no double rooms, all single beds. Tiny towels present if you're lucky. The canteen is long benches, school style, and the breakfast is backpacker staples. I'm not joking when I say it's like a portacabin. It's a timber box with windows. I couldn't sleep through the snoring from a guest in another room!

This would all be expected, it it wasn't priced like a 5 star hotel. It's ludicrous.

The only thing saving this place from a 1 rating is its good staff. They are helpful and can recommend things to do in the area. As a tourist office replacement, good, somewhere to stay, nope.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Dyrholaey
Address: Brekkur 1, Vik 871, Iceland
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Region: Iceland > South Region > Vik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Vik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dyrholaey 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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