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Hotel Hvolsvollur
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Hvolsvollur
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Norwich, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Enjoyable stay”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed here for the night and had no complaints. Our room was clean, well furnished, tastefully decorated, and the bathroom and shower were a decent size. The beds were comfortable. We also had a lovely breakfast of a full spread of Meats, cheeses, cereal, breads, and fruit. The staff was friendly and helpful, we certainly would have no problem staying here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

Poor breakfast, no service, roof leaked in the conservatory dining room area. I found a large fly found in yoghurt. Hotel staffed by inexperienced young folk. Rooms big but not very good curtains in our room.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Glen Ellyn, IL
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

The best thing about this hotel was that it had a great internet connection. The rooms were old and could stand updating. They did have good blackout curtains. Beds a bit thin. The shower leaked all over the floor; seemed the shower door was just caulked right onto the floor and when the caulk failed, well the whole bathroom got wet. Fairly clean, but yes, sort of hostel-like (as another reviewer mentioned). Food...well, it was the same every day. There were a few large groups and at times not all selections were available. Though would be a tough place if you're a vegetarian. One night horse was served; I do understand that it's part of the culture. Staff members were very nice.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York
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Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

There are so many places to stay, what a pity that I did not check my agent recommendation!
The hotel is located alongside route 1. The room is far away from being hotel room: it should be a hostel room.
The staff is great as in most places in Iceland.

  • Stayed September 2013
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israel
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

This hotel is on the route no. 1. Gives a good spot location, if you are on your first day on the golden circle from Rekyavick. The hotel serves mostly groups with no attention to drive alone tourists. The rooms are very poor and old.
Very noisy breakfast restorant - but many choices.

Room Tip: Rooms in the front are on the parking area. Take second floor if you can.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

This hotel was indeed a nice surprise since it has all conveniences (or at least most of them) you'll expect from a 3* hotel on an European standard.
Although the rooms are old, they're tidy and spacious. We even had (free) Wifi in the room although the connection was quite bad. Even the noise immission is less than in other hotels! However, the sink in our bathroom had no sieve, so any small piece (e.g., ring) which falls in the drain is lost forever.

The dinner buffet was very good and offered a variety of food (e.g., horse meat!) which was very good and tasty. The service was friendly and helpful. On the other side, the breakfast buffet was quite limited (e.g., no honey) and the arrangement could be improved.

Although the "town" Hvölsvollur has basically nothing special to visit it is well located for a starting point to trips to the national park skaftafell. The hotel itself is quite close to the gas station (5 min walking distance) and thus close to a supermarket and bank.

Room Tip: As for many hotels in iceland i would recommend a room in the 2nd floor (which are all rooms with 3X...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ness Ziona, Israel
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Reviewed 26 June 2013 via mobile

We had the pleasure to stay at this hotel for 3 nights as part of our organized tour of Iceland.

The room we jad (301) was large and clean, and we would also like to state that the room had obviously just been painted (as was the whole exterior of the hotel). The reason I mention this someone had recently mentioned in his review of this hotel that the rooms "looked tired". This is no longer the case. Excellent service.

One point though, we stayed 3 nights and the buffet served in the dining room for dinner was exactly the same each night. We would have liked to see SOME variation in the food assortment on offer.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Additional Information about Hotel Hvolsvollur

Property: Hotel Hvolsvollur
Address: Hlidarvegur 7, Hvolsvollur 860, Iceland
Region: Iceland > South Region > Hvolsvollur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Hvolsvollur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Hvolsvollur 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Hvolsvollur is a 3 star hotel located on the South Iceland.We are well located in close proximity to the great natural wonders of the South Iceland; Eyjafjallajokull, Thorsmork, Landmannalaugar, Seljalandsfoss, skogafoss, Vestmannaeyjar and last but not least the setting of the famous Njal's Saga. The hotel has 64 rooms in total, all with private facilities. Each rooms is equipped with tv, alarm clock, hairdryer and free wi-fi. Two outdoor jacuzzi are located on the rooftop. Hotel Resturant and bar. ... more   less 
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