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Hotel Framnes
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Grundarfjorour
Reviewed 26 March 2012

Great little hotel in Grundarfjordur. Had a nice single room, which wasn't pokey. Tea & coffee making facilites in the room and free WiFi (which I didn't get in a Foss hotel elsewhere). Run by a friendly Kiwi woman. The dining room wasn't open for dinner as I was there off-season, but there is a café in town (Kaffi 59). Great breakfast, including pancakes with maple syrup. The location isn't bad, although I overlooked a petrol tank, as it's next to the port. There are great views over the bay though, and the stunning Kirkjufell is only a few minutes drive away. The scenery in the Snaefellsnes Peninsular is beautiful - well worth a trip, and this is a great place to stay. Good value too. It also has a sauna and hot tub (which I didn't use),

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Reviewed 23 March 2012

May this hotel doesn't have the best views from the rooms, but as long yoy get out of the village streets, the landscape is one of the stunningest views in Iceland. The hotel itself seems not very new outside, but once inside you'll find yourself with a perfect staff, a cozy room, comfortable beds, really fast internet conection, and finally a breakfast of a high level of quality. Best value for your money.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Framnes in February. The rooms were nice and it was a great location. Food was excellent. We had dinner when we arrived, which was a bit late, and breakfast the following morning that was included in the room rate. Both meals were excellent. The hosts were warm and friendly and gave us some great advice on what we should do in the area. We also went on the whale watching tour through the hotel's Laki Tours. The hosts did an excellent job with this too with arrangements and on the tour making sure we saw lots of Orcas! I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

Stayed here with agroup on an escorted whale watching tour Feb 24th for four nights in 2012.
The rooms are basic but very clean and maintained. The staff are all very welcoming, surprised to find aCornishman in the kitchen but bang on with the food! I'm not ahuge fan of fish which seems obviously a dominant part of the menu but it's all cooked really well and as for the seafood starter...wow ! that was stunning! The scenery is stunning!?! a previous report says differently,maybe they didn't go outside? It's Iceland! how can it not be stunning? The hotel is an old fishermans hostel and it has the fish plant beside it. Surprisingly it's a working fishing village so kinda should expect that. The Management are like minded folk, truly open and warm.. The hot tubs are great,sauna if you wish. Parking is no problem, at all...loads of area??? fail to see how the previous comments have an issue with that, the town is home to 900 people. Play spot the cars ! Iam annoyed to see this establishment taking critiscism that, although everyone has their view point, i really think is unfounded.In fact the manager even joined us on the Orca watch boat trip, really nice to see that. Wildlife? loads and loads.. Orca by the tonnage, seals, dolphins eagles. This whole time at the hotel has been simply stunning. Thanks guys and lasses !

Room Tip: ask for a bay view!
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

The location of Hotel Framnes within Grundarfjordur is clear link to the premises former use as a fishermans hostel, it is in close vicinity to the working harbour area.

That location provides for a rather interesting mix of views from the hotel. Look in one direction and you could be looking at an industrial unit, fuel tanks and trucks but in the other straight out to sea with snow capped mountains in the background. Indeed for some the location of the hotel couldn't be better. Take literally several steps out of the back door of the hotel across the small decking and hot tub area and you are on the sea front, with fine views and easy sigtings of sea birds, dolphins and at the right time of year even Orcas/killer whales in the bay.

Once inside the hotel you'd never know of the industry going on close by. There is no noise or other distraction at all. I personally looked upon the surrounding industry as a quirk and a talking point rather than something that negatively impacts upon your stay.

Hotel Framnes is a fine little hotel. Being modestly sized nothing is difficult to find or needs hunting down. You enter through the front door into the lounge area with the reception desk clearly to your right and the dining room and small bar behind it. The hotel has two accomodation floors, there is no lift. Almost opposite the entrance door on the other side of the lounge is the back door which leads to a small decking area where smokers will find an ash tray, the hot tub is also found here and is freely available for guests to use. Beyond the decking is the sea front, with mountain views.

My room was a single on the first floor and it was a nice little room. It had a wooden floor with a rug. Two chairs and a small table and open wardrobe type unit, no drawers. The bed was very comforatable with warm linen for our winter visit. The room was also equipped with an effective convector heater on the wall, a television and a kettle and tea and coffee. The bathroom was functionally minimalist with a shower cubicle but not a bath. Both the main room and bathroom were very clean. The door opened out onto the corridor so be careful when leaving the room in case you whack someone passing by at that precise moment.

On the first floor there is an internet computer for guests to use and free wifi is available throughout the hotel.

The food served in the restaurant is very good and a credit to Hotel Framnes. Although this was not my first visit to Iceland, I tried some traditional Icelandic food for the first time during my stay here.

Finally, the staff (and owners!) were great. All very pleasant, friendly and helpful.

Laki boat tours are operated from the hotel too, which I highly recommend.

Room Tip: Sea views are possible from the rooms at the back of the hotel
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Ok, so the location is not romantic, being so close to what looks like an oil storage terminal. And the rooms we had were pretty basic and in need of repair and modernising. But every interaction with the management and staff were 100%. Sheila and her husband do really well. They sorted the whale watching tour, they have us an itinerary for the peninsular drive and couldn't have been nicer hosts. The dinners we had over the 2 nights were both very good. The local mussels were well cooked, the
Lamb was succulent and the cod was perfectly cooked(and I am fussy!). I would not hesitate to go again.

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Reviewed 21 February 2012

So so ADORABLE! It doesn't look amazing from the outside, but inside it is immaculately and beautifully and quirkily decorated, rooms are as you would decorate your own house, We had room 205 which had a large bed, its own sitting area with a sofa, chair, table and desk, flat screen TV and amazing view out to sea! We got there early in the afternoon so went down and used the sauna and the hot tub which was a toasty 39 degrees and we had to climb in to it through snow and sit in it in freezing rain, it was an AMAZING experience! The staff were so friendly, nothing was too much trouble, and the food in the restaurant is some of the best we have had anywhere in the world! I tell you, we didnt want to leave!!

Room Tip: Ask for one facing the sea on room 2 for great views as you go to sleep and in the morning!
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Nesvegur 8 | Grundarfjordur, Grundarfjorour 350, Iceland
Region: Iceland > West Region > Grundarfjorour
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Grundarfjorour
Price Range: £98 - £193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Framnes 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Framnes is a boutique hotel on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in west Iceland. It is ideally located for all visits to the nearby National Park and surrounding area. The hotel has an excellent restaurant specializing in fresh fish and local food cuisine. It is the ideal place for stopovers to West Fjords and Reykjavík ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Framnes Hotel Grundarfjörður
Hotel Framnes Iceland/Grundarfjorour

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