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“Leirubakki”
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Hotel Leirubakki
Ranked #8 of 10 Hella B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Leirubakki”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We specially drove 45 minuten from Guesthouse Hrauneyjar to Leirubakki because we remembered from our stay last year how good the restaurant was. We had a faboulous dinner last night : friendly staff, delicious food, nice and relaxing environment. It was really worth to make the effort to drive there. Finally we paid same price as the buffet + drinks at Hrauneyjar, but had 100 times more satisfaction.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Aalborg, Denmark
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We had one night at Leirubakki and wasn't disappointed at all. The area is really beautiful and there is a lot to see and do in the surroundings.
They have a Viking hot pool a bit away from the main buildings (180 m), and you can enjoy the great view of the landscape and specially the vulcano, Hekla, when you sit in the warm water.There is also a hot tub just next to the hotel rooms if you don't want to walk to the viking pool.
In the same building as the restaurant is there a Helka Center, where you can learn a lot about the vulcano. If you are interested in vulcano you have to see this center.
The rooms are clean, simple and there is everything you need. We couldn't find anything to complain about. The breakfast in the morning is at typically icelandic breakfast. There were plenty of food and the service was good.
We also enjoyed a wonderful meal in the restaurant. You can see Helka through the big windows in the restaurant and is just the perfect surroundings for at great meal. The waiters were very friendly and professional. I had some really tasteful lamb, some had horse filet and some had lobster soup. Those who had lobster soup said it was the best they ever had tasted.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Hveragerdi, Iceland
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

I have just visited Leirubakki in group of 12 friends that meets yearly. This is the best yet, everything was to our satisfaction. From we arrive in the afternoon until we left late morning the next day.
The staff was exceptionally friendly. The rooms good . Free wi-fi in the reception area and in the sitting room.
The dinner we had ordered was excellent. The breakfast was homemade bread and a beautiful spread.
On the whole we were so pleased with the stay that we talked about returning there as a group.

Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

We arrived in the afternoon without booking in advance and were apparently the only guests in the hotel that night. It became clear immediately that the hotel manager wasn't willing to perform any work for us. We could not have dinner, the sauna could only be turned on after repeatedly asking, the hot tub was not clean, the outside pool was overrun with water and too cold, horseriding was not possible even though this was mentioned everwhere to be possible all year long, and the advertised massages and facial treatments were out of the question entirely. The hotel manager responded really ennoyed and even angry when asking about these things. Also no wifi in the very simple rooms. Definitely no value for money!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed 13 February 2013

Very friendly and helpfull staff.
Location was between many places that we visited.

They also have free wi-fi in reception and "livingroom".

The rooms are simple, but on the other hand, when you visit Iceland, you should not stay in your room.
The bathrooms are not new, but they at kept in shape and have what I consider, high standard for beeing a simple hostel.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Galway
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Beautiful location, excellent food, friendly staff. Stayed in sleeping bag accommodation option which is good value.
Had a fabulous view of Hekla from the hottub, just the thing after a long day's cycling!

Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Eupen, Belgium
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

I wouldn't recommend this hotel. It's vastly overprized - it has simple rooms without TV or Wifi, the hot tub is not clean (dead flies), and it's far away from the coast with nothing to do outside the hotel. Breakfast was ok, but staff was slow to clear the tables, so we ate next to other people's empty plates. Reception staff was friendly.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Leirubakki
Address: Hella 851, Iceland
Region: Iceland > South Region > Hella
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Ranked #8 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Hella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Leirubakki 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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