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“Hotel Edda, luxury before being storm-stayed in our Suzuki 4X4”

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Hotel Edda - Vik i Myrdal
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Vik
Toronto, Canada
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“Hotel Edda, luxury before being storm-stayed in our Suzuki 4X4”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

We were intially confused when trying to find "Hotel Vik i Myrdal" as listed in the 2010 edition of Lonely Planet. This hotel was bought out by the Hotel Edda chain--and the upgrades and renos have totally elevated this location. Originally we wanted to book the adjacent cabins (also owned by Hotel Edda) but they were fully booked.

The staff were extremely kind in negotiating--and allowed us to stay in one of the hotel rooms for the same rate. Initially we looked at a room in the older wing and were rather disappointed. Rooms were sterile, pastel and very basic. However, we also had an option of staying in the new addition--wow! Now this is where you want to sleep! The rooms are exactly as advertised on booking.com--with repurposed tree stumps as tables, views of the Dyrholaey sea stacks, large windows and a very sophisticated and trendy masculine feel. The walk-in shower was the greatest attraction after our flight from Toronto and drive from Reykjavik.

Eager to enjoy the luxury of our room we ordered a take-out salami pizza (a traveler's saving grace) from Halldorskaffee in Vik. At the local supermarket a short walk from the hotel we bought bananas, rye bread and OJ for breakfast---though the hotel offers a breakfast buffet.
The location was superb--it's minutes from the black sand beach. Alternatively, you can hike up around the church that sits above the hotel and follow the trails there.

Staff were lovely and helpful--running to the kitchen to grab ice so we could keep our beers chilled in the room (no in-room refridgerators), googling road conditions to Skaftafell for the following day (we experienced an epic snow, sand and wind storm during our first three days--after Hotel Edda we were storm-stayed at Skaftafell National Park due to the winds and road closures).

It's also worth popping in to Vikurprjon (a wool-a-palooza) across the road from Hotel Edda. The wool factory has all the trinkets, shot glasses and bobbles for those on your souvenir list. Or, better yet? How about a reindeer hide? Or sheep skin? All the traditional and not-so traditional Iceland keepsakes are here. And, if you need fleece, windbreakers or any extra outdoor gear, there's racks upstairs of all the nordic brands.

But, be sure to enjoy your room and view. The bed was exceptionally comfortable and we felt truly pampered--though we wished we weren't so jetlagged to stay awake longer!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

We stayed here for one night as part of a group on a bus tour. A fairly basic hotel, but perfectly adequate. Free wifi available. As well as rooms in the main hotel building there are standalone cabins. We had a set menu dinner as well as breakfast included in our package – nothing special, but nothing wrong either. However, guests normally have to go elsewhere for an evening meal.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cavan
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Hotel was lovely and clean, very friendly staff, good location. No restaurant for dinner. Free wifi in reception. Breakfast was great - probably the best breakfast we had in all of Iceland, they had a waffle machine - need I say more!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Room is clean and tidy with functional space. Breakfast was good. The only problem was the bathroom. There wasn't a tub or proper shower curb to prevent the water from spreading

Convenient location. There's a gas station, and an apparel shop just opposite to the hotel. There is a restaurant and a supermarket which is 2 minutes drive.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Hotel Edda is a good place to stay on your journey from Reykjavik to the Glacier lagoon. The rock formations in the ocean are spectacular. The room was nice and warm with great covers that we appreciated on the colder nights. Breakfast was not included in our reservation and we decided not to spend that amount for just a bit of food, which we required for breakfast. The staff was helpful and gracious. The restaurant across the highway was good and was about the only choice nearby. I would choose to stay there again if the opportunity did arise.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Hotel was easy to find given that it's right off the ring road (look for the flags saying Hotel Edda). It's in quite an interesting looking setting. Arriving to the hotel at 8pm we just wanted to drop our bags & get dinner as we were starving. We certainly did not anticipate check in to take 45mins! It was an absurd amount of time to wait. There was only one guy on reception, he was dealing with a customer who had an issue with their booking. Granted this was an unusual situation however a long line of guests all arriving for the evening started to form & rather than checking in other ppl he continued working through the issue which took about 30mins, then 15mins to serve other ppl in front of us. So he didn't have the best customer service or multi-tasking skills. Luckily we just got in at the restaurant behind the petrol station & can recommend this as a place for dinner. In the morning there was quite a wait to check out too, more signs of understaffing (and it wasn't peak season either, or maybe this is why).

The room itself was simple, clean & decent, however no wifi (reception area only). Breakfast was not included in our rate. For the price paid these things surprised us & it was an ok stay just not all that impressive or memorable.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

stayed here twice in the cottages and loved it. Loved being away from the main building and had no issues with noise from our neighbor.Breakfast was probably the best selection we had on our trip. it was fun to make your own waffles and the smoked salmon was excellent. Loved hearing the sound of the pounding surf too!

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Property: Hotel Edda - Vik i Myrdal
Address: Klettsvegur, Vik 870, Iceland
Region: Iceland > South Region > Vik
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Vik
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Edda - Vik i Myrdal 3*
Number of rooms: 41
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