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Grand Guesthouse Gardakot

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Gardakot, Vik, Iceland
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Ranked #1 of 8 Vik B&B and Inns
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the guesthouse, service, area and the breakfast. Alexandra was a great host, very helpful and making us feel right at home. The breakfast was the best we had in all of Iceland. We got pancakes and traditional cake as well as local smaoked lamb and eggs from the farm. The rooms are wonderfully furnished and very cosy!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

What a fantastic place. We stayed for one night and was definitely the best guesthouse of our whole trip. Beautiful room, fantastic breakfast with home baked goods and great hosts. Could not recommend more.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We staid here only one night, but it was exactly what was needed to intensify the Icelandic experience. The guesthouse is at a somewhat remote farm. The guesthouse is very well put together. It has a rustic Icelandic look. If you like animals and quiet, that's the place for you. The hosts are very welcoming. And the breakfast... many foods... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

(++++) The place is well located in a farm nearby the Seashore. The host, Eva, is very nice and funny...and prepared a lovely breakfast. The room is large, romantic design and very comfortable. Parking outside (-----) Like everything in Iceland, the B&B is pretty expensive. A place to bookmark and come back!!!

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The welcome was lovely and the company during the stay from proprietor, guests and staff first class. Then we had the bonus of a Northern Lights display for the whole evening! Thoroughly recommend, just stay for more than one day!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed just one night but wished we could've stayed more. We received a great welcome with home-made cake and coffee and Julia gave us lots of information about the area. The room was very comfortable and well equiped, the en-suite bathroom was spacious and clean. There was a temporary problem with the heating but Julia gave us an extra... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We were treated to real Icelandic hospitality during our stay in Vik. Our host was very sweet, and fresh baked bread for breakfast was incredible as well! She gave us plenty of useful information about the area and our surroundings, we had a beautiful view of the ocean, and her dog Tina was very friendly as well :-)

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night in Gardakot which is situated some km outside of Vik close to the ocean. A great place to watch the aurora because of the darkness all around. The house itself is beautifully decorated and you find everything you need - a cozy bed, a nice and very clean bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen. The breakfast was... More 

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Chevy Chase, MD USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A simply delightful place; charming, clean and comfortable with a delicious and filling breakfast to get us on our way (including smoked lamb from the inn's livestock!) . Our hostess was totally accommodating and flexible as we needed to change our plans because of bad weather. She even helped us get the latest information about weather and road conditions. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This was our first stop since we arrived in Iceland. Having got a little lost (make sure you check out on Google where the turning is), we had an great warming welcome. There's a small kitchen in the guest house, which was ideal as we'd picked up some food knowing we'd be late. Beds were incredibly comfy and the bathroom... More 

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