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“Interesting space dome in the middle of nowhere - perfect for Vatnajokull access” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fosshotel Nupar
Łódź, Lodz, Poland
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Interesting space dome in the middle of nowhere – perfect for Vatnajokull access”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Pros:
1/ Friendly staff, especially for Poles ;]
2/ Clean, good location, magnificent view of southern Vatnajokull glacier
3/ Good restaurant, but menu is the same day to day, so don’t think about select ala carte ;]

Cons:
1/ Expensive, dinner even more expensive, with no alternative option around 20km
2/ If you don’t know the reviews, you will not go there, it looks like construction barracks
3/ Nothing to do around, not at all, just mountain ridges and waterfalls

Room Tip: Take a room with glacier view, expect aurora and enjoy amazing stars if the sky is clear
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Halldóra G, Manager at Fosshotel Nupar, responded to this review, 28 September 2014
Dear ZbigXXXX

We thank you for taking the time to make a review.

We are happy to hear our polish staff were able to fascinate you with friendliness and we will use the good criticism to make our service better.

Best regards

Halldóra
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Munich, Germany
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155 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Not quite easy to find by GPS, but you can see it from the ring road without any problems. Rooms (containers) were good and the view was amazing!!! Dinner and breakfast buffets were very good. Will definitely keep that place in mind for the next Iceland trip.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Halldóra G, Manager at Fosshotel Nupar, responded to this review, 28 September 2014
Dear TravelBee 1986

Thank you for taking the time to make a review.

We are aware that GPS does not show accurate position of the hotel. We have put more signs and lights showing the sign at the ring road so it should be easier now to see from the road.

The rooms are not containers but a Norwegian units made out of wood.

We are delighted to hear that you liked our breakfast and dinner buffets and we hope that we see you on the next trip to Iceland.

sincerely

Halldóra
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Leuven, Belgium
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463 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Nupar Fosshotel is literally situated in the middle of nowhere. The outside of the hotel doesn't look like much (the building resembles some containers thrown together), but the rooms on the inside are nice. It is rather special staying in the middle of lava fields with a view on the glacier. From your room you can step outside into the wilderness. We visited Jokusarlon from this hotel, but be warned, it is quite a ride from the hotel to Jokusarlon (90km).

We had dinner in Nupar Fosshotel twice. The buffet was really nice. Especially enjoyed the arctic char. Loved the roasted vegetables also. Dessert wasn't much, but I didn't need one anyway, because of all the other really nice food. The first day of our stay the breakfast buffer was very well attended by the staff, second day, staff seemed not to notice that there where people waiting for a clean table and the buffet wasn't filled up fast enough.

When we stayed in the hotel they had recently made sure you could use the wifi in the rooms. Worked very well, so we were happy about that.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

The hotel is aptly located for travelling on the South coast and offered best rooms and facilities as compared to other hotels we stayed in Iceland. The dinner options are limited but well prepared (even for vegetarians). And the restaurant offers best views I ever saw for a restaurant, saw snow, rain, clouds and clear sky change withing minutes as we sat having our dinner. Also managed to see Northern lights from our room.

The staff was very helpful and even agreed to adjust our bookings at no extra cost.

Truly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Keflavik, Iceland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

I was touring a round island trip here in Iceland as a tour guide and when we spent a night at Hotel Núpar we had our dinner there at the hotel. It was a buffet which was so nice that I couldnt forget it for days. There was so much variety of food to choose from, especially for vegetarians, given the fact that it was a country hotel in the middle of nowhere. I was so impressed with the meal that I strongly recommend everybody going there to have a nice meal at least if you are in the area. The accommodation was on the other hand not as nice as the buffet, cos it is a row of rooms with wooden floor which creates so much noise when there is just a tiny move from anybody passing by or opening the door.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Appleby Magna, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

A basic clean and tidy hotel with one t.v. located an a corner at the end of a corridor. Our two day stay coincided with the football world cup. The first evening staff not working monopolised the area which had seating for seven people while guests watched from whatever vantage point they could find. The second night a coach party of Dutch visitors were thrilled by the Dutch team's victory. It appeared that whilst staff were pleasant and helpful they had received little guidance about how to work in a hotel or restaurant. Plates were whipped away whilst others at the table were still dining. and breakfast was a fairly chaotic affair. The hotel is well located for a trip to Jokulsarlon and the South East.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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273 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Hotel lies in the lave fields with nothing much in the environment (20 km further down the road there's the minuscule Kirkjubæjarklaustur). Look like an army location from the outside but the rooms are decent. It's all on ground floor level and each room has a backdoor from which you can actually walk into the lava fields. Quite cool. When I was there, it was quite foggy so that made it nicely spooky.
Restaurant is great. Tasty food and the staff got me a table even though the place was fully booked. It's a pity that there's only wifi in the main hall + restaurant and not in the rooms :-(.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Fosshotel Nupar
Address: Nupar, Kirkjubaejarklaustur 880, Iceland (Formerly Islandia Hotel Nupar)
Region: Iceland > South Region > Kirkjubaejarklaustur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Kirkjubaejarkl...
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Fosshotel Nupar 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fosshotel Nupar is at highway 1 about 25 km east of Kirkjubaejarklaustur. The surroundings is known for its warm weather and spectacular views. The hotel offers friendly, good service and still atmosphere in a beautiful surrounding as Skaftafell. All of our rooms have private facilities with a shower and a beautiful view. FossHotel Nupar is open all year. ... more   less 
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