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Guesthouse at Hestheimar
Ranked #5 of 10 Hella B&B and Inns
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Awesome on every level”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We stayed in one of the cottages and it was beautiful. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen well stocked. My only regret is we didn't stay for more nights.

The horseback riding was one of the highlights of our trip. If you have kids, the pool in Heckla (nearby) is a great addition. Besides the requisite hot pot, they have a great set of water slides.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Lahti, Finland
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

I was staying for 5 days at riding clinic in the main building.Very friendly,cozy atmosphere and great hospitality.Nice ,clean rooms and bathrooms. Food was excellent. Great place to stay too if you plan to travel around southern Iceland.Stay here and come back in the evening for tasty dinner!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Seattle, Washington
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

this is a guesthouse on a horse-riding farm. very nice interior, and super helpful staff. heard/smelt the yummy breakfast, but since we are in a rush to get to our next destination, we decided to skip it. spotlessly clean room. no hestiation staying in the same place again

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

We stayed at Hestheimar our first night in Iceland, and it was a great experience. The cottages are so cozy, cute, and clean. It was a relaxing way to get over our jetlag. The next day we signed up for the one-hour horse riding, which was great as well. Next time I'm in Iceland, I want to stay there again! Oh, and the breakfast was delicious too.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Wonderful little guest house in the hills near Hella. Went horse riding the next day for 6500 (1hr). 2hrs was 8500 pp.
Rooms were cute with some chocolates and towels and nice bathrooms. The only thing was that there IS NOT a shared kitchen as the description states. You are not allowed to use their facilities, even for simple things. Other than that it's great, they give you little cookies and tea for free.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

The most welcoming place I have ever stayed. Amazing staff, beautiful location, great rooms - perfect down to the mints on the pillows and the bathrobes provided. Do recommend booking in advance though - we turned up to stay a second time and found it doubled the price.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hestheimar, Owner at Guesthouse at Hestheimar, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
Hi :) Thank you for staying at Hestheimar and this wonderful review, which we appreciate a lot. Regarding the price, the only explanation I can think of, is that either it is a misunderstanding or it is because during some of the low season periods we offer 50 % off the accommodation prices here at Hestheimar. Either way, I would really be thankful if you could send us an email at: hestheimar@hestheimar.is and we can find out the reason. Thank you again and always welcome back to our farm. Lea Helga and Marteinn, owners of Hestheimar.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We stayed here in mid Nov 2013. As soon as we arrived we were greeted with tea/coffee and cakes. Everyone was so friendly. We stayed in a cabin which was surrounded by snow with amazing views of Volcanos and mountains. The cabin was really nice.

We also paid for a cooked 3 course meal which was great and ate with other guests staying there.

Would definitely return without a doubt!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Guesthouse at Hestheimar
Address: Asahreppi Hestheimar, Hella 851, Iceland
Region: Iceland > South Region > Hella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Hella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Guesthouse at Hestheimar 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
2 Hot tubs. One outside the main building, the other by the Guest house. Great view over volcano Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull. Only 1 hour's drive from the capital, Reykjavik. Free Wi Fi. Free parking. Great location in South Iceland. Horse rental open all year. ... more   less 
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