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“Excellent start to Iceland trip”
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Hotel Selfoss
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Selfoss
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We went on a group trip, so didn't have the luxury of choosing our own hotels.
Selfoss Hotel was by far the best hotel we stayed in, in Iceland.
Excellent location - fantastic view of the river (make sure you ask for a room with river view) - very comfortable room. Roomy, beds were comfy, there were luxury toiletries in the bathroom , and a bathtub! (a real rarity in Iceland).
Breakfast buffet was very very good.
Dinner was very good quality, but slow service (not buffet).
We don't see how you can go wrong with this hotel.
Relatively short drive from the airport, and a good base for touring.

A tip: there's a fantastic hot dog stand right outside the hotel, near the bridge.

Room Tip: ask for a river view
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We stopped here for one night and enjoyed a most comfortable evening in our HUGE room,
overlooking the bridge and the river, along which there are walking trails. Fridge, coffee maker, tub and shower. The credenza was 10-12 feet long. You are in the heart of town, for finding restaurants, stores for supplies and necessities. The restaurant is lovely and has a comfortable lounge area as well. Breakfast buffet was exceptional, hot and cold items, fresh fruits, hard to decide what to have. It was located in a large banquet room , bright with windows, white table linens and staff attentively cleaning and topping up food stations all the time.
Front desk staff gave exceptional service also. They solved our "battery adapter" issue easily and efficiently because they genuinely cared.
Only reason we are rating this hotel as very good is because it looks worn and tired from the outside and in the hallways...rest is very nice. Otherwise it would be excellent.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

This hotel had large rooms with twin beds and a good view of the river from our room. Happy hour was good but seating limited. The dinner was good and breakfast had some interesting choices. The staff was pleasant and very helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

We stayed only one night at this hotel during our 8 days long Iceland trip. As our main purpose was to spend the night comfortably, what mattered to us were the room, dinner and breakfast. Our room was okey, not very big but not too small either. There was no king size bed: two single size beds were put together which was not nice in fact. Plus, the mattresses were so thin that in the morning all parts of our bodies were aching. The water in the bathroom heavily smelled sulphur. But everything was very clean, there was no noise problems. Free wi-fi was available only in the lobby. But both breakfast and dinner were satisfactory. Service at the reception was flawless and swift. For an accomodation of one night, it was not a bad experience though not spectacular at all.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Wi-fi is only available in the lounge.
There's a cool movie theater attached to hotel.
Domingo's and Subway also part of the building.
Pillows are quite flat. Two of them make up one average (not firm) one.
Nice spa, massages are unique, would prefer a private massage to having several people in the room.
Hotel caters pretty well to group travelers, but sometimes there are too many people who need to be served at one time.
TVs have inconsistent quality room to room.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 August 2013 via mobile

We are currently staying here. I have absolutely no idea why the room floors arent even... but im veey much amazed at how the rooms and hotel lobby itself is a merged artwork.

Its a grwat place with clean rooms and friendly staff. It has wifi in the lobby and free in the room of u can connect.hehehe


Spacious room and very relaxing.hehe

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of an OAT tour. The room was large and clean and well lit as opposed to many of the hotels we have stayed in. The included breakfast was also good. The beds are too soft for people with back problems. I asked 3 times for a bed board or piece of plywood to put under the mattress to firm up the mattress. Each time I asked I was told someone would fix the problem, but no action.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the river have a nice view
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: Eyrarvegur 2, Selfoss 800, Iceland
Region: Iceland > South Region > Selfoss
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Selfoss
Price Range: £139 - £215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Selfoss 4*
Number of rooms: 99
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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