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Kriunes Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Vatnsenda, Reykjavik 203, Iceland
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Ranked #35 of 46 hotels in Reykjavik
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We picked this as we wanted to be out of the city centre, have some rural views and not be in a tiny room and it met all these things. It's a very relaxed personal hotel and the hosts were friendly and helpful. Not easy to find first time so make sure you have a good map with you. The... More

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Great location for a hotel near Reykjavik, large rooms, very tidy - but the décor - very dated and as far removed from Iceland design as imaginable...Mexican musicians guarding doors, bathrooms with a 'touch of Spain' and very cluttered lounge and dining area, no reception, hacienda style outside spaces...weird! Must be a great location in summer but not much to... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Visited again and been going here for 2 years now as a base to see the Aurora Wonderful location on the outskirts of Reykjavik. Ideal for watching the Northern Lights when visible, especially those you won't see from the centre of the city because of the light pollution. A wonderfully charming family run hotel, lovely people, and a nice base... More

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

From the blurb on the hotel website, I expected something rather more upmarket from the Kriunes Hotel. It's not really a hotel in the service sense; there is no reception and despite saying they do evening meals, there is no menu and notice is required if you want to eat in the evening. On the one night we ate in,... More

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The receipt for your stay says "Kriunes Guest House" at the top, which I think is better way to describe this accommodation. There isn't a reception desk, nor check in process, nor an extensive breakfast nor a restaurant in the conventional sense. For breakfast there are cereals, cold meat, tea & coffee, bread / toast, sometimes fruit, and an offer... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

the bread and jam and hot tub are great. the view is great. there are TWO buses to take to town. both extremely unreliable, and taxi is $40. The hotel owner overcharged us for food (and would not disclose the cost when asked first) we were vulnerable. i am left with a feeling of being subtly manipulated and played by... More

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Kriunes, Owner at Kriunes Hotel, responded to this review

I apologize that your stay with us did not meet your expectations. I am very disappointed to read that you had such a bad experience. Although I wish you would have expressed your dissatisfaction to me directly during one of our conversations. I would like to address the issues you have brought up. Firstly, our location in your hotel itinerary... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We recommend this unusual hotel. 20 years ago it was a small farmhouse on the edge of a lake surrounded by countryside. It's now in a suburb -- but still on the expansive lakeside with enough land surrounding it to make it seem as though you're still in the country. In the last 20 years the family has added fourteen... More

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84 reviews 84 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed this nice hotel on the lake and a short drive from the city. The staff was very friendly, the accommodations were comfortable. Nice sitting areas overlooking the lake and snow capped mountains in Oct at least. Putting green and pit and putt holes if you enjoy golf. Sauna and ht tub with showers and changing area. One suite... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This hotel was nice and relaxing. But that's about it. Unless you have a car you can't do too much. Your about 15min drive out of the town centre. There are mountain bikes and some cool trails you can ride. There is also a hot tub to bath in afterwards. Very nice. The food was amazing and the best part!!... More

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Meriden, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed at the Kriunes Hotel and had an amazing experience. At the end of an 11 day stint in country which included hiking, biking, and glacier trudging we were looking to wind down and relax - and the Kriunes Hotel let us do just that. Quite nicely upon check-in we were upgraded (it was the... More

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Address: Vatnsenda, Reykjavik 203, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kriunes Hotel 3*
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Kríunes is a true mansion on the waterbank on a small peninsula into lake Ellidavatn. Kríunes is also located in the capital of Reykjavík area. The city Bus goes by not far from here.The facilities are set in a land of unspoiled natural parkland with exceptional mountain view over looking the lake. The area is famous pearl of nature with beautiful grove surrounded with high trees. A small inlet for the lake is at the end of the grove with piers. Many types of birds are by the lake and many hatch their eggs on the location.In Kríunes is a restaurant and a breakfast buffet is a standard provision. Home-baking and our own vegetable as well as trout from the lake is provided.Kríunes is one of the best kept hideaway secrets in the city area were you will combine the benefits of the city and the country. ... more   less 
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