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Reviewed 20 June 2018

I stayed at the Skaftafell Hotel for one night this week as stopover for a trip around Iceland.

At £204 for a small but well equipped and comfortably furnished room, it wasn't cheap. But then again what is in Iceland, especially in peak season on the South Coast. It certainly provided a welcomed improvement to the expensive but poor stay I endured in the Highland Centre Hyranjeur the previous night.

The staff were very friendly and efficient. With frankly few dining options and having managed only 2 hours sleep the night before, I booked a table in the restaurant. Well the food was a real shocker. I expected average; I got great! Both courses, the house specials, were excellent. The waiter and waitress were very welcoming and efficient.

So would I stay here again. Yes most definitely, if for no other reason is that the food was some of the best I have ever had in Iceland.

Room Tip: Make a table reservation when you arrive as they get booked up
  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled solo
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Thank KGHLLH
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Basic hotel - for Americans it reminds me of a 1960s Holiday Inn; clean, neat, well run and basic. The room and bath are small but perfectly adequate when you are looking for a place to stay overnight. The breakfast buffet was good. We ate dinner across the road at a cafe/gas station recommended on TripAdvisor so we can’t comment on other meals there. Most guests appeared to check in late and depart early. If you plan to overnight in the area, this is a good choice.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank HoustonFamily
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

This hotel is nice but basic. It is also expensive. However, the location is perfect if you want to visit Vatnjjokull National Park for a full day of hiking and don't want to camp. Other accommodations require a lot of drive time. We were very happy with our stay at this hotel. It was raining and snowing with periods of clear sky and sunshine while we were there. The hotel offered a warm and comfortable room for the night, a place to suit up in our rain gear, and a short, quick drive when the sun came out. As a bonus, we had a view of the mountains and glaciers out our window. We only ate the included breakfast in the restaurant. It was an extensive spread of options, including pickled herring and cod liver oil. We have stayed at a couple of other places and driven back to the park. This was a much better option because it is minutes from the visitor center and park trailheads.

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This hotel provided us with all we needed for two nights. The room size was perfectly adequate even when we returned with wet clothes to dry out. Breakfast was good and we particularly enjoyed our evening meals.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Barry B
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Don't expect anything too fancy. It's basic, it's in the middle of no where and at the foot of the biggest glacier in Europe. Clean, tidy, warm and out of date furniture. Beds and linen comfortable. Very friendly staff.
It deserves 3 1/2 stars but you can't be too harsh on this place. Good food, great lamb and a good self service breakfast. Popular as it is truly remote. Ultra expensive dinners here. Take it or go hungry. No other restaurants around.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Savagemushrooms
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