Wow - just back from a 3 night / 4 day break - Hotel Ranga is an approx 2 hour drive from Keflavik airport, but with stunning scenery and great roads its all part of the experience. We had extreme weather, snow, blizzard conditions the second day, believe it or not -13 (all this is most unusual) it should have been around 0 / -1, but thought it was great.
Good job we had an upgraded 4x4 though. So Hotel Ranga? - Warm rooms, warm staff, great food, generous breakfast buffet. Jacuzzi bath, nice bed, large TV / DVD if you want that for a cosy night in. Cosy lounge bar area. Hot tubs in the middle of a field with icy river running past. Great sport for Northern lights, which were seen twice! Don't expect them to look like the postcards though, but if you catch them for a moment, its fab. So yes make the trip to Hotel Ranga if you're comfortable with driving and want a great South Iceland location, near the Glacier for snowmobiling etc, all highly recommended. Trip of a lifetime rest assured. Couple of points - Iceland is never cheap - £100 three course meal (not inc bottle of wine). Great Cod & Chips at harbour in Reykjavik £20 each though!
If you want to keep the budget down a bit, buy wine /drinks in duty free shop as you come through at airport 50% saving - good idea for cosy room drinks. Also supermarkets have plenty of stock for snacks for the room, again at much cheaper prices than the mini bar in the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Ranga is a luxury countryside hotel in South Iceland it is located about an hour from Reykjavík between the towns of Hella and Hvolsvöllur, and lies just off the main road right in the middle of South Iceland’s panoramic scenery. The resort is built in log-cabin style and has through the years acquired an excellent reputation for its food, accommodation, and service. A celebrity hot spot, top honeymoon destination and favorite hotel amongst Icelanders. One cannot miss feeling welcome entering its warm interior where relaxed countryside feeling meets the professional ambition of pleasing its entire clientele. Hótel Rangá has 52 luxuriously decorated rooms and suites. It also features an acclaimed riverside restaurant, a lounge and bar, 2 upstairs meeting rooms, a game room, massage facilities and three much beloved outdoor hot tubs heated with geothermal water - where there is an excellent chance to view the fantastic northern lights during September through April. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ranga Hotel Hella
- Hotel Ranga Iceland/Hella