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Hotel Glymur

3.5 of 5 Hvalfjorder (Whale Fjord) - Northern Shore, Akranes, Iceland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed a couple of nights in this hotel; the staff were very friendly, the food good but the room was let down by lack of attention to detail: there was tea but no kettle and the bed sheets were so thin there were small holes even though spotlessly clean. The location is truly stunning and staying there was still... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in one of the villas for two nights. Amazing room with spectacular views and lovely facilities. The private hot tub on our own deck was well used. The service at the hotel was very friendly and the food we had on on one night was excellent. On the second night thee was only the option of a 'Christmas Buffet'... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Villa Romance for 4 nights. The villa was spacious and modern, yet cosy and warm. The hot tub is amazing, and is permanently hot as it is geo-thermal spring water, as is the shower - fantastic for your hair and skin!!! We ate in the hotel restaurant 3 nights out of 4. The food was fantastic... More 

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Cambridge
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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently stayed two nights in this bohemian hotel with some quirky features.Food was very good considering and our room had a fabulous view of the fjord.Rooms were very clean but overall impression was of a hotel in need of some TLC perhaps but as with everywhere in Iceland could not fault the friendliness and quality of the service.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights in the "romance cottage" as part of our honeymoon. Loved it! Fantastic comfy apartment, great hot tub with beautiful views. One night had incredible views of northern lights. Very much recommend. Not far from Reykjavik, would recommend a hire car if possible!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in October in Villa Romance. Food lovely and staff were as helpful as we needed. Comfortable, quiet location which was what we wanted and why we booked. We would go back. Loved the hot tub and the views, the wake up call to see the lights was the icing on the cake. Thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We stayed for a week in Villa Romantic and had a fantastic time. The villas are brilliant. Great hot tub, warm and cosy. Cleaned every day and fresh towels. The staff at the hotel are really helpful and rang to tell us the Northern Lights were active so we didn't have to stay up. Iceland is a stunning country. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We stayed in villa Creativity at hotel Glymur for 4 nights and this hotel more than certainly lived up to its excellent reputation. The villa was immaculate and stylish yet homely. Hot tub on the veranda overlooking the fjord was sheer luxury and even in the howling wind it was lovely!! Nothing is a problem to staff, they were most... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I stayed at Hotel Glymur with my partner to relax before our child was born. It was really relaxing with great service. The area is one of the most beautiful in Iceland with a lot of history and just outside the hotel is a terrific routes to have a walk. You also don't have to drive for long to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

perfect for a family large villas can be split and good self catering facilities if required, buy alcohol from liquor stores or duty free as it will push your bill up and you can't even drink a small amount of alcohol and drive in Iceland. When you drive via the tunnel keep to the centre of the road and pay... 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*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Glymur Hotel Akranes
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