Just returned from a 13 -day early September trip of Iceland. This was our favorite hotel, though we stayed at some other highly recommended hotels (Hotel Ranga, Blue Lagoon Clinic ). The staff and owner treat you as a member of the family from check-in on. Watching for the Northern lights, notifying their guests and enjoying them with them should they appear. And what a spectacular setting to view them from! Far away from city lights, the whole sky was visible! Even though it was partly cloudy, it did not stop the show! First appeared surprisingly around dusk, then returned in early a.m., so keep a watchful eye out early evening on. The setting, overlooking the whale fjord, was sublime. The food and beds were some of the best we had on the trip, which is saying a lot because we ate at many fine restaurants. Though many Icelandic hotels don't provide the ammenities as found in Europe and America, Hotel Glymur did not disappoint. They had the best bedding of them all! Super comfortable mattresses! And at last, we found a hotel that actually got it that we want privacy and intamacy when relaxing in a hot tub, NOT in front of their restaurant windows! Topped it off with a superb buffet in the morning! Only regret is not having enough time here!! 5 stars all the way!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Romantic boutique hotel, only 75 min from Keflavik International Airport. Located on a high hillside over viewing the sea. The hotel has 22 mini-suite, spa area, library, piano-bar, conference facilities and magical surroundings. The hotel has a large art collection and beautiful restaurant. Looking for something different? This is it. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glymur Hotel Akranes
- Hotel Glymur Iceland/Akranes