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Stykkisholmur, Flatey Island 345, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying on a small car-free island, situated in a large bay on the westside of Iceland is quite an experience. Hotel Flatey offers you a typical Icelandic atmosphere. Nice and well-decorated rooms, dining and breakfast and of course great surroundings. Note that the rooms do not have a bathroom and toilet of their own. These are available in the house... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My wife and I went to Flatey on a day-trip from Stykkisholmur. We were not able to stay in the hotel for the night, but due to the strong, cold winds and our hunger, we spent a few hours at the hotel restaurant. The evening we were there was a special salt-fish buffet at the restaurant. As the only native... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A very relaxing and enjoyable stay from start to finish, just wish we had stayed longer. Staying on an island with just 40 residents we didn't really know what to expect. The island is small and easy to walk around. We were treated to some excellent close up views of a variety of sea birds and and enjoyed a quiet... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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10 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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19 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Address: Stykkisholmur, Flatey Island 345, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Westfjords Region > Flatey Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 13
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