I stayed at the Hotel Selfoss in late June 2011. I did not have a reservation and the hotel was very full with several German bus tour groups. I arrived at about 8:00 in the evening and the kind (lady) desk clerk offered me a room facing the water for approximately $160 for the night. This is a bargain in Iceland. The hotel was a bit dowdy and had seen better days but the location (and the wonderful breakfast) made up for it. Some quick notes about Iceland: 1) gasoline is the equivalent of $9/gallon (it cost me $125 a day for fuel for my small Hyundai hatchback); 2) the new enlarged gift shop at Geysir Center is probably the best in Iceland; 3) all street and road signs are in Icelandic so get GPS for the rental car; 4) bring sunglasses and binoculars - you'll need them; 5) wear plenty of layers but don't bother bringing a hat or umbrella - the wind blows too hard for either to do you any good; and finally 6) get to the airport on your return flight with at least 2 1/2 hours to spare as you will want to get reimbursed for the VAT you spent on purchases over $40. Having said all of that, Iceland was the most wonderful place I have ever visited - the scenery along the south coast is incredible. I hope to go back next year to visit the north coast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We welcome you to Hotel Selfoss City Chic in a relaxed, rural setting. Who says you can't have it all "A stone's throw" from Reykjavik and a perfect base from which to explore Iceland's exotic south. Hotel Selfoss is located on the banks of the majestic Olfusa River in the town of Selfoss - the self proclaimed agricultural capital of Iceland. The hotel embraces a soothing water theme - ever present in the tasteful architectural features that run trough the hotel's bright and modern design element. The hotel houses 99 well equipped, stylish rooms including a luxury suite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Selfoss Iceland