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Hotel Skaftafell

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Oslo
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We stayed in this hotel one night during our tour around Iceland. It was a sudden pick, a kind of safe house, due to the weather conditions. Room with bathroom was OK. I would say the hotel is overpriced, may be due to the lack of other hotels in that area.

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Ruthin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Hotel is in an outstanding location but does not live up to its surroundings. Rooms are very basic and reasonably clean. Single beds of only 2ft 6inches wide do not lend themselves to a comfortable night's sleep. The food is extremely expensive and not very good. Don't eat there! There is a transport cafe across the road which is cheaper...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 August 2014

When we left Jökulsárlón the first day of a two-day journey, it was bitterly cold, windy and pouring rain. More importantly, it was near midnight and painfully obvious we would need accommodations overnight in order to return the glacial lakes the next morning. Along the ring road, almost every bed and breakfast and guest house was occupied. We were starting...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This hotel is in a great location however the hotel itself is a little disappointing. The room is very dated, and had a small tv with poor reception and not many channels. There was no free wifi, despite this being very common in Iceland. It is over-priced for what you get.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2014

This was our second stay at his hotel. This time we were housed in the main building. The room was quite large with comfortable beds. The room was clean but unfortunately is now due for refurbishment, it all looked a bit 1970s with cheap furniture and dated carpet. breakfast was served in a pleasant large dining room. There was plenty...

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Green Valley
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Since this large, group tour oriented hotel is at the foot of the glacier it is in a great location and about the only option in the area. But it is large and very tour group oriented. We had a room in the building across the back of the property so were somewhat isolated from the masses. Prices in the...

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Greve, Denmark
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We stayed here as part of a trip booked in advance by our ravel agency, so I have no real idea if it was an expensive stay or not. But it better not be. The hallways smelled 'old' and funny, and - worse - so did the rooms, also after a thorough airing-out. Even our kids mentioned the smell, and...

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Rykkinn
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We booked our room in the morning as we arrived in Skaftafell. We were planning to take a hike and wanted to have an overnight accommodation later in the day. The hotel is in a nearby location. Our rooom was in the anneks building behind the hotel and was just o.k. We decided not to spend ekstra for the hotel´s...

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 July 2014

The Hotel Skaftafall was another hotel we stayed at on our self-drive "ring road" tour of Iceland. The best part was hiking behind the hotel toward the glacier area around midnight. You totally lose track of time in Iceland in the summer. As for the hotel itself...outdated decor, the room was odd...two twin beds for us (a married couple). We...

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North Iceland, Iceland
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We have been in iceland a week moving every day and it has been the most expensive hotel so far with minimum comfort for the money. The room interior is basic and one advantage it seemed to have was a private bathroom and shower. As it turned out it was not the case. The shower was enough for one person...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Hotel Skaftafell

Address: Skaftafelli 2 | Freysnesi, Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park 785, Iceland (Formerly Fosshotel Skaftafell)
Region: Iceland > East Region > Vatnajokull National Park > Skaftafell
Price Range: $312 - $449 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Skaftafell 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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“don't stay here”
Gottago1950, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our room was in a newer section in the back in a separate building where it was quiet and had a view.”
happytraveller07430, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Use another hotel, that's the best tip”
koltonliveband, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask about a glacier view”
traveling_fr0m_TX, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“You can choose either a room facing the road or the mountains behind the hotel. Don't expect too much of a view regardless of your choice.”
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margarete986, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
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