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Hotel Glymur

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Hvalfjorder (Whale Fjord) - Northern Shore, Akranes, Iceland
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Akranes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for thee nights, so glad the hotel was excellent as the weather wasn't. A beautiful view over the fjord, which was covered in snow. Excellent food, although a bit expensive, although expected that in Iceland. Very warm and comfortable, we enjoyed the hot tubs which we reached through the wind and snow. Would have liked to have seen... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read that Hotel Glymur was top end, and they don't exaggerate. Set on a hillside with commanding views of the fjord, it is quite lovely. The weather was just picking up after a previous storm, so we probably didn't actually see it at its best but I cannot fault the staff friendliness, service or the restaurant and food... More

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on the last night of our Iceland trip after a very long drive from our previous hotel via the F338 under the Langjokull glacier. The rooms are quite small and the beds and bedding really uncomfortable - not traditional Nordic bedding and you can tell the difference. Views across Hvalfjordur breathtaking and the hot tub is great... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for one night only in a standard room - rooms on two floors with mezzanine for beds - two of the slimmest twin beds I have ever seen - dated furnishings and strange mix of modern office world style furniture with 'traditional' items - footstools and tiny cushions etc. The hotel uses the Reykjavik model for water (35%... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Really a great place to clear the mind and appreciate life. Don't expect high class, just expect wonderful views and great company Food is basic hearty and full of flavour the wine appears to act more quickly ;-) Will come here again with family

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Reykjavik, Iceland
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Very nice hotel with a great view, spacious rooms, great hot-tubs and friendly staff. Dinner was very tasty and breakfast with a lot of choices. There was a group of maybe 25 scientist having a meeting and they had a good size conference room, plus alcoves all over for smaller meetings. I have two minor complaints: The bread served with... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

A small hotel, situated above a beautiful fjord - a few nights stay here made our holiday to Iceland. We booked a suite in the hotel, and there appeared to be smaller separate chalets dotted around that could be rented - but otherwise no other structure was in sight. Although not difficult to find, it felt remote and tranquil. The... More

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York, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Our family group stayed for 4 nights in a one-bedroom lodge with a huge living/dining/kitchen area, and a two-bedroom lodge next door with smaller living area. Both were just great - floor to ceiling windows the length of the lodge with the most magnificent views over the fjord and mountains. They were extremely comfortable, spacious, tastefully furnished, very warm and... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We booked one of the self catering villas - which all have hot tubs. Great villa, great view. Highly recommended. The weather was great and the hot tubs perfect for sitting in whilst the aurora shows (which it did for two of the four nights we stayed there). I've given a review of only 4 out of 5 for Glymur... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We stayed one night here on our way up to Grundarfjorddur.The hotel staff could not have done more to make us feel welcome .The food/ dinner was of the highest standard. Delicious lamb in particular.There was a violent storm in the night and we were told that it was too dangerous to drive due to the very high winds and... More

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Address: Hvalfjorder (Whale Fjord) - Northern Shore, Akranes, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > West Region > Akranes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Glymur 3.5*
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Glymur Hotel Akranes
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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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