Hótel Skálholt
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4.0
#1 of 1 lodge in Skalholt
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Skálholt is a cosy and comfortable country hotel with an incredible mountain and river view on the Golden Circle route in South Iceland. The hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway, business trips and for various groups that want to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the peacefulness of the area. At Hotel Skálholt, we want you to get the homely feel of the countryside and enjoy our great service as we try our best to make all of our guests feel welcome. We have 18 spacious rooms that all have 2 beds, a breakfast buffet, a cosy sitting area with a fireplace, a solarium and a hall that is great for various events such as seminars, conferences, concerts, yoga and more. The hotel offers a restaurant and a bar where we offer local drinks and cuisine made from fresh produce that we work well with growers and food producers in the area and showcase with our cooking and work the best that the farms have to offer. The hotel is situated on a landmark in Skálholt that was once the Capital of Iceland. It's also in a great location when it comes to taking daytrips to attractions in the Golden Circle, the South Coast and the highlands of Iceland. The hotel and restaurant offers free Wi-fi to all of it's guests.
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Property amenities
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Room features
Blackout curtains
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
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Mona Lisha wrote a review May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Skalholt is under new management by GG and her cousin (previously run by a church). GG was very responsive to emails and messages before the trip and during our stay. Because we were traveling in the shoulder season, the main hotel did not have guests booked. We booked a cottage that is a short drive from the main hotel. The cottage is spacious with 2 bedrooms, a large bathroom, a kitchen, a dining area, and a living area. The hot tub was hot and a perfect escape to relax away the day of hiking. The radiators were not working in the first cottage we drove to, and GG immediately drove over to try and fix the problem. Unfortunately a plumber was not available at that time of night, so she moved us to another cottage, which was just as pretty as the first. The cottages are set back from the main roads in tree stands and are very peaceful with a view of the graceful farmlands on the hills. The hotel offers a breakfast buffet in the morning with the most delicious homemade bread and spreads. The restaurant area is like a greenhouse with its glass panes and beautiful greenery inside. The staff are very friendly. There is a church on the grounds that is worth the visit.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Edmond L wrote a review Aug 2023
Singapore, Singapore
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here with the extended family.
In the room with wife and 7 year old.

Room was a tad small but overall comfortable.

Bathroom was quite basic.

Room had curtains and blinds to block out the light (especially during the midnight sun)

Place is a bit far from the towns (around 30 mins drive) so if you are hungry late night good luck!

Breakfast was alright although choices were quite limited.

Free parking.

Building is quite interesting, repurposed from the bishop's residence

:)

Hotel Room: 4 Stars (Comfortable beds and the room was dark enough)
Room View: 3 Stars (View of the church)
Service of Staff: 4 Stars (Quick check in)
Lounges/Restaurants: 4 Stars (Average breakfast, limited spread)
Room Service: NA
Location: 4 Stars (Location is a bit far from the towns but if you are in the area then its the best there is!)
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Date of stay: June 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Páll Jens Reynisson wrote a review Apr 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is good, its in middle of Biskupstungur. Quiet rooms and the living rooms are relaxing. The CEO came personally with ice bucket for our soda, fruit and cheese. Breakfast was good, we got everything we wanted, top worth for our money, thanks a bunch!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fran wrote a review Sept 2022
Kent, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 1 night whilst touring the ring road. The amenities in the hotel are fine but definitely not worth the price tag in our opinion. We had a double room and clearly the rooms are not set up for this as the dial to the radiator was right by my head, which was quite dangerous and had to wrap it up in a towel to prevent me from injuring myself. The room itself was basic and looks to need some TLC.

We paid extra for breakfast which again we didn’t think was worth it. A small selection of cereals, cold meats and cheese and some bread, which was a lot less than the other hotels we had stayed at offered - a hot breakfast offering would have been nice.

We would not stay here again but it’s fine for an overnight pit stop for somewhere to rest your head.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Christa L wrote a review Mar 2022
RIDGEWOOD
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hvönn restaurant catered our group dinners while we were in Skalholt and our meals were delicious! Their fresh bread, butter and homemade sauerkraut combined with a classic fish casserole were incredible: flavorful, well balanced, filling. A salad on the side with local, geothermally grown tomatoes and cucumbers was perfect. If I’m lucky enough to return to Iceland I’ll definitely come back to Hvönn
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Herdís Friðriksdóttir wrote a review Nov 2022
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hótel Skálholt is a gem on the Golden Circle. The location is perfect for a Golden Circle tour, only a short drive from the major attractions such as Geysir hotspring, Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir Nationa park.
The hotel is set in a retro style building right next to a beautiful Cathedral, which is worth visiting.
The restaurant is amazing with creative and delicious dishes. The service is friendly and personal.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Flip S wrote a review Nov 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been in the cottage of Skalholt with 3 friends. Amazing view, clean and cozy cottage with a lot of space and big living room and a small kitchen.
The hot jacuzzi outside was the best relax after our excursion to the glacier. :)

Skalholt is a good starting point and very close to visit the main Icelandic sights around "golden circle"

A big breakfast was available in the main building. Gunnhildur and her crew were good hosts with a great service and clear communication before arrival.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Johan B wrote a review Jun 2022
Finland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An excellent place for meetings, sightseeing, and nature admiration - and with a magnificent cathedral and incredible history!
The restaurant is great, and customer service excellent.

We had an academic workshop at this location, and it proved to be very functional. The hotel also organised a minibus for our transports. Hot pools in a nearby village offered a perfect high point for the meeting.
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Date of stay: June 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Alexandra C wrote a review Mar 2023
Saratoga Springs, New York
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked one of the cottages but were upgraded to the larger house when we got there, which was a nice surprise. The house was spacious and clean with a well-equipped kitchen, but no soap or shampoo was provided in the bathrooms. This was the only place in Iceland we stayed in that didn’t offer that. The weather was terribly windy so we didn’t use the hot tub or spend a lot of time exploring the historic grounds but they looked very interesting.
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Date of stay: March 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Bring soap and shampoo
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Samuel T wrote a review Nov 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The restaurant in the hotel is fabulous. The chef makes delicious creative dishes with wonderful flavors. He makes a meat/seafood dish and a vegan dish every night. The chef and his staff are very personable. We ate at Hovhn two successive evenings. Highly recommend that you partake of the culinary delights offered by this restaurant.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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andrez314 wrote a tip Nov 2023
London, United Kingdom157 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Call in advance if you want a table at the restaurant on the evening of arrival."
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corrado v wrote a tip Jun 2023
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go to breakfast early"
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Alexandra C wrote a tip Mar 2023
Saratoga Springs, New York47 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring soap and shampoo"
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Derro2014 wrote a tip Nov 2019
Sydney, Australia6 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Didn't stay at Hotel - just visited for dinner. See other reviews for this advice."
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204gunnars wrote a tip Jan 2017
Kopavogur, Iceland71 contributions20 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Perfect place to stay for the Northern lights. Just walk some distance from the electric lights."
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PRICE RANGE
HK$1,187 - HK$1,655 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hótel Skálholt
Which popular attractions are close to Hótel Skálholt?
Nearby attractions include Fridheimar (6.9 km), Skálholt Cathedral (0.08 km), and Vinstofa Fridheima - winebar & bistro (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hótel Skálholt?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include breakfast buffet, a business centre, and conference facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Hótel Skálholt?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a view of a nearby landmark, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Hótel Skálholt?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hótel Skálholt?
Conveniently located restaurants include Friðheimar, Restaurant Mika, and Hvönn Restaurant.
Is Hótel Skálholt located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 km away from the centre of Skalholt.
Does Hótel Skálholt offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hótel Skálholt?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Skálholt Cathedral (0.08 km).