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Vatnsholt

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Vatnsholt 2, Selfoss 801, Iceland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Apologies for not writing this review sooner! We stayed at the start of April. The location is ok – easy enough to find. Quite remote, but not that far from town. I think we were the only people staying. There was an event of some description going on when we arrived, and we didn’t seem expected, or particularly welcome! We... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were booked in a family room in the yellow house. We thought the hotel had a hot tub and a kitchen where we could self-cater, but we found no evidence of these. The room was pretty but basic, and unfortunately the bathroom smelt of drains. On the plus side, there was a great playground for kids, lots of animals... More 

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dc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't know what to expect pulling into the remote Vatnsholt guesthouse. We were off to a fun start though when we spotted the horses, dogs, birds, turtles, and rabbits that were in and around the reception area. The very kind staff showed us to our room (#9). Wow! A nice, big room with the most comfortable bed we slept... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This nice farmhouse B&B is located out on a country road off Rte 1. They have quite the menagerie which is a lot of fun. At least 2 dogs (including a very friendly black Labrador and a very waddling bulldog), birds, turtles, pigeons, chickens, ravens, a pig and 2 adorable Arctic foxes. Presumably this is a big attraction for families... More 

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San Jose
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Midway into our guided trip, we stayed at Vatnsholt. We were very lucky to be in a house. Our 2 families and guides had the run of the house the first night. We could spread out and enjoy ourselves. The 2nd night we took advantage of a well appointed kitchen (although there is no microwave) and made dinner. Given the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

You are completely in the middle of nowhere!! There is nothing around for several miles!! However, when you are in Iceland, remote is what you can expect. The rooms are small, the bathrooms are small, the beds are comfortable, the accommodations are basic. However, for a night, it's adequate. The dinner in the restaurant was fine and the service was... More 

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Dallas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were exploring the South coast of Iceland and found this farm guest house. When I booked the day prior, I had no idea it was quite as remote as it was, but it worked out great. Lovely views of the lake and mountains, especially if it's a clear day. We arrived at 12 for check in and our rooms... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I read some of the other reviews describing substandard rooms. but we stayed in the new guest house, and our room was lovely, all new furnishings, and a huge bathroom with tub. This quirky place has all sorts of fun pets and lots of kids activities. The views are GORGEOUS and you feel like you are away from civilization. Breakfast... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We were in Selfoss 25may15 and stayed at the Vatnsholt. The clerk was a young girl who seemed annoyed that she had to serve a customer. She reluctantly took our voucher and lead us to our accommodations. I inquired about WIFI she said that it was available in the lobby, but only in rooms for an additional charge. Since the... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

When my friend and I arrived here, we could not figure out why in the world we had booked here. We still don't know, although we both tried to blame the other. The rooms were barely adequate, but they were adequate. And although it's self catering for meals other than breakfast, they had some very delicious beer on tap, which... More 

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