We considered this hotel expensive for the very basic room but then what a unique location! I read one of the earlier reviews describing the place as "not quite clean" and the hotel's response. I can relate to the problem of corrosion because we live at the beach in Australia and we have to carefully consider what materials we use in our home. Anything metal corrodes before your eyes and the moisture creates mould. My initial impression was "shabby" but then instantly realised how the elements in such an environment would effect the building and outdoor areas.
Our room was a double with separate shower. There were windows on two sides so we had a panoramic view of the river and cliff faces with steam rising from the hot springs. It was wonderful to wake to this view in the morning. The bathroom was an add-on in the room, poorly designed and very cramped. I actually hit my head on the towel "rail" when I stepped out of the shower. The duvets did not appear to be feather or down and there was only one very soft pillow for each of us. Having said this we both slept very well.
We were too tired when we arrived to take a dip in the hot tub but my husband ventured out after breakfast. The large pool was far too hot so he used the smaller one and found it enjoyable. He said there were beer cans everywhere left by guests who had been partying in the hot tubs late in the evening. Obviously against hotel rules.
Breakfast was nice with a delicious array of breads, good quality granola with a yoghurt type milk and fresh fruit salad, hard boiled eggs, a variety of meat and birch smoked salmon. As mentioned previously you can boil your own eggs in the hot springs but it was raining and cold so we decided against what I'm sure would have been a fun thing to do.
I think a few personal touches would make a difference to the overall impression of the hotel. Some bath products would not go astray.
The highlight of my stay was a visit from a very cute black and white kitten (missing mine)!
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- Also Known As:
- Frost And Fire Guest House Hotel Hveragerdi
- Frost And Fire Hveragerdi
- Frost And Fire Hotel Iceland/Hveragerdi