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Hotel Selfoss
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Selfoss
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794 reviews
81 hotel reviews
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“Nice river view”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Simple but good breakfast included. Room was clean and comfortable. We had a beautiful view of the river from our room. There is a Domino's pizza around the corner and a burger joint. A short walk away (across the street - other side of the bridge) is a BONUS grocery store. Handy. No fridge in the room. Wifi was decent.

Stayed one night only as we drove the Ring road. This was a good stop after doing the Golden Circle route.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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JonasYngvi, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Selfoss, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Hi moovstr,

I thank you for your kind review and I am glad you liked Hotel Selfoss.
We do our best to make our guests happy and therefore we like it when we manage to reach our goal. I hope you will travel to Iceland again in the future and feel free to visit our hotel.
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This hotel was part of our tour and because of the great hotels we had in Iceland, we thought this would be the same quality. But, no. The beds need to be replaced. Room was just ok. The front desk staff was fine, the restaurant staff, needs improvement. Breakfast was a buffet and was ok.
Would not chose to eat there if I had a choice.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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JonasYngvi, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Selfoss, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Hi neverhome482,
I thank you for your review of Hotel Selfoss.
We will take into consideration your popints for improvement. Hotel Selfoss has had a change in management and for the last few months much has been done to improve the hotel. The work is never done. I hope you will pay us a visit next time you are in Iceland and see for yourself that we value your opinion.
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We stayed there as a couple over a weekend, just one night. The room was spacious , but the bed was not a queen size, but two single beds scooted together. Our understanding from the staff is that all the beds in the hotels are like this, thus no regular queen or two person beds. This downgraded our romantic getaway. The internet in the hotel room was very bad as well. We went to the spa which was quite nice, but there was no shower gel left in the soap dispenser, so they had a bottle on the floor in the women's showers, but there was no soap at all on the men's side.

Dinner was served any time between 6 and 10 pm. The dinner was very good and out waiter was extremely nice. We ate late and noticed a group coming in unexpectedly for dinner at 9:30 pm, we could tell that the staff found this frustrating as they had been preparing the dining room for breakfast the next day. We had breakfast at 9 am (it was served from 7am-10am). When we got there the eggs and bacon were almost all gone. Similarly the bread biscuits were almost all gone. We waited a while for them to refill it but they never did. While we ate breakfast the staff was preparing the room for lunch, so we again felt like we were in their way.

The hotel is clean and nice looking, but overall the hotel was very average.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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JonasYngvi, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Selfoss, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Hello einstok,
I want to thank you for writing a review. I would have wanted your experience to be better and you would have been happier with the hotel.
We have brought in new bed in several rooms and those are double beds so you would like it better now. It is never frustrating to have guests at Hotel Selfoss but they might have been in a hurry to get everything ready for a group.
Do not hesitate to send me an e-mail if you plan another einstök weekend and we will see if we can do things better this time.
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Nttingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We ended up being in this region on Good Friday, and having no idea everywhere was going to be closed, we ended up staying here by chance. I say by chance & would recommend that's when you only really should stay here...by chance!!! It's clean and pleasant enough, and the rooms are spacious, but having just travelled through Vatnajokull national park, it seemed very dull and bland. Breakfast was nice, but the lady on the front desk did not seem particularly knowledgeable aboout Iceland and the area as I witnessed with other guests making enquiries. Much better places to stay in Iceland than here!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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JonasYngvi, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Selfoss, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Hi Mareofessex,
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel.
I am sorry that you did not get the best out of your stay with us. We have discussed the lack of knowledge that you experienced in the lobby and we will make sure that our guests will get better service in the future.
On behalf of the staff of Hotel Selfoss we hope not to be so "dull" in the future. :)
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Iceland
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240 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014

I have stayed here a number of times. Each time I stay the stay is more enjoyable. I mean service and atmosphere is always improving. Selfoss is a short drive from the Capital area and is also a great place to do days tours of the Golden Circle and South Coast from. The Spa is AWESOME. Who needs the hustle and bustle of the city.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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JonasYngvi, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Selfoss, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Hi CanViking,

Thank you for your review of Hotel Selfoss.
I am very pleased that you like our hotel and I wish you many happy returns.
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Aalborg, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 May 2014

This is a great hotel for exploring the Southern part of Iceland. The location, just besides the river is very good. The rooms are clean and large, and the breakfast buffet is good. Not much to see in town regarding restaurants, but you may drive a few miles south of Selfoss and visit the smaller coastal towns where there is a few restaurants serving nice seafood.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank S_ren_F189529
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JonasYngvi, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Selfoss, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Hi S_ren,
Thank you for your comment on Hotel Selfoss.
There are a few restaurants in Selfoss apart from the hotel's Riverside Restaurant. Menam offers nice Indian cusine and is located across from the car park at the hotel. Restaurant Tryggvaskáli is a nice a la carte restaurant and the pizzas at Kaffi Krús are fabulus. You can also select from KFC and the Burger Joint for fast food.
I do agree that the seafood restaurants in Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki are the greatest and they are only 10 min. drive away.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Good location for doing the golden triangle tour. Hotel is somewhat clean, breakfast is okay. They have no problem with late check-in. Don't expect a 4 star hotel. This feels more like a 2,5-3 star hotel. I guess better and more authentic options can be found in the area.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Luxemburglar
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JonasYngvi, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Selfoss, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Luxemburglar
Thank you for taking the time to comment on Hotel Selfoss.
Unfortunately your review is a little late. Since you were here a lot of things have changed. First of all there has been a change in ownership and new owners have put their mark on the hotel. New wifi has been installed so now there should be no problem accessing the internet all around the hotel. The rooms have undergone some changes such as painting, new TV's and so on. Our lovely Riverside Restaurant has also had it's share of changes both the menus and the overall area.
I welcome you to Hotel Selfoss the next time you are in Iceland so you can see for yourself that our hotel is really a four star hotel with a friendly atmosphere.
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Property: Hotel Selfoss
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 (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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