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Stykkisholmur, Flatey Island 345, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is in fact the only hotel on the island. The rooms are spacious, the food is very good, and the people are very friendly and helpful. All in all it was a very pleasant experience. Sharing the bathroom and the showers was not as dramatic as we expected.

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Cork, Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is the only hotel on Flatey. Normally the downside would be that bedrooms only have a sink basin and there are shared bathrooms. We were the only ones staying there that night so worked out brilliantly. Our room had a sloping ceiling but fortunately we are both under 6'. Even then we still bumped heads occasionally. However, what a... More

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Lecco, Italy
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I loved this place, quiet place. Very clean and the food very good. The rooms are small but very confortable! The sea is so close and, because there are no cars, you can enjoy the sea voice and birds! Lovable!

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We traveled in a group of 7 last July and stayed one night at this lovely place. Hotel Flatey completed the rustic, countryside vibe of the Flatey Island. No (or hardly any) cars on the island meant we had to walk from the jetty to the hotel, which was not a problem as it was such a lovely walk. We... More

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31 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This is lovely and quaint hotel. We arrived by ferry - came in from Brjánslækur and left our car with the ferry, checking into Flatey for one night. The shower and toilet facilities are shared but these are very clean. We are used to private ensuites but found no difficulty adjusting. Dinner at the restaurant was excellent and the sunset... More

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Stayed for one night on Flatey and the hotel was downright exceptional! The room was extra comfy and I loved watching the ducklings outside my seaside window. After scouring the island for puffins and avoiding the dive bombing arctic terns I returned for an amazing meal of fresh cod and root vegetables. This is a true farm/sea to table experience... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

You get off the ferry wondering what you are going to do on this tiny island for four hours. The next thing you know you are rushing to the ferry wondering where the time went. We did not stay at the Hotel but it would have been wonderful. Such a beautiful setting. We did eat at the restaurant. A limited... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is a rare find in Iceland - and we know this as tourist guides! Beautiful old wooden buildings, restored to perfection. Rooms and interior decorated in a clean but cosy Scandinavian old fashioned style with lots of beautiful objects. Excellent staff and good food - especially the breakfast must be the best in Iceland. Cosy, sneaky bar underneath the... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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95 hotel reviews
462 helpful votes 462 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The hotel is located on tiny Flatey Island that has only a modest number of residences. Here one can view many birds up close, Puffins, Guillemot, Rednecked Phalarope, Arctic Tern, Red Shank and others. There is a church with a lovely painting on the ceiling depicting life in the village. The hotel is located in several buildings. Rooms are quaint... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We didn't stay at Hotel Flatey during our brief stopover on Flatey Island between ferry rides but we did eat there and the food was delicious. The hotel is located in the main part of the island and is about a 10 minute walk from the quayside where the ferry drops you. The hotel sits amidst some of the few... More

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Address: Stykkisholmur, Flatey Island 345, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Westfjords Region > Flatey Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Hotel Flatey is situated in the centre of the old village on Flatey, in the very heart of Breiðafjörður. The houses in the old centre are timber structures dating from the island’s former times of prosperity, and most of them have been restored in their original style.Nowhere else in Iceland can you find an urban setting where the atmosphere of the past has been so faithfully preserved. ... more   less 
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