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Hotel Selfoss

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Eyrarvegi 2, Selfoss 800, Iceland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People often assume that when visiting Iceland they should stay in the Capital city of Reykjavik. But I’ve discovered that staying at Hotel Selfoss (about 36 miles from Reykjavik) saves valuable time and money, in addition to providing a comfortable, beautiful atmosphere; tasty food and exceptional service. I’ve stayed at Hotel Selfoss three times now (in Winter, Spring and Fall),... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guests are treated terribly here. The service staff, reception & house keeping were all a problem. They treat you like they are doing you a favour! The hotel itself wasn't too bad with a decent location.

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Montefiascone, Italy
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29 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hotel on the river - in a tiny town in fantastic IceLand - we had dinner at their restuaurant and everything was great. Iceland is minimalistic - but it is also charming. Couldn't have been cleaner and the wi-fi rocks

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Logan, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were camping in Iceland and the weather was too poor one night for a tent. We were in Selfoss and in need of a place to stay and they accommodated us exceptionally well! Breakfast was delicious, they had some extra mats for use that we needed, and were very reasonable on the price. Would definitely stay here again.

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Geelong, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Nice hotel with a magnificent view of the river and the bridge. Good facilities and a restaurant. Close to town center and other restaurants. Shower is over the bath tub, with no grab rails for older lest agile persons. Strange approach to billing though. We called in without a booking and they had a room available. First quoted ISK 24000,... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed Hotel Selfoss. It has a foyer like a meccano set - the elevator mechanism on full display in front of you - and it instantly feels different. In a good way. The rooms were spacious and comfortable (great bed) and the bar and restaurant perfect for an early evening drink, followed by a meal.... More 

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Jonas A, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Selfoss, responded to this review

Hi CotswoldSteve, Thank you for your review of Hotel Selfoss. We are happy that you liked our hotel and our Riverside Restaurant. The butter rock is a spur of the moment idea that has made impact on many guest. We hope to see you again the next time you come to Iceland. More 

South Wales
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights whilst accompanying a school group. Check in was efficiently managed, despite the size of our party. We were fortunate that we were all roomed in the renovated side of the hotel, so all rooms were clean and modern. Rooming is often a source of difficulty when travelling with school groups, and Hotel... More 

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JonasYngvi, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Selfoss, responded to this review

Dear welshlady85, Thank you for taking your time to review Hotel Selfoss, It is true that it is often hard to mix different groups of guests in a hotel. School groups are not the hardest to mix with regular tourist groups and we welcome school groups. Usually teenagers are very polite and do mix well with other tourists. Therefore we... More 

Valence, France
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Easter weekend, Iceland is packed with tourists yet some hotels are just not prepared. The check in was the quickest in my life, I just said we have a reservation under Mrs S. and without a good afternoon or any other check we had a key. We had to ask which way was the room as the lady didn't seem... More 

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JonasYngvi, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Selfoss, responded to this review

Hi FabBordS, Thank you for taking your time to review Hotel Selfoss. I am very sorry for your experience while staying here. As you can clearly understand this is not up to our standards. On our staff meeting I will use your letter as an example of how not to do things. I hope you liked the rest of your... More 

lanarkshire,scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

What a lovely hotel to stay in while doing some tours in the south of the island. Beautiful reception area on arrival and rooms very pleasant with river view being a bonus. Four of us travelling together and it has to be said that the room in the newer part of the hotel was by far the nicest - with... More 

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JonasYngvi, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Selfoss, responded to this review

Hi explorers32, Thank you for taking time to write a review about Hotel Selfoss. I am glad you liked the hotel and what we have to offer. Our goal is that our guests feel comfortable during their stay here. I am also glad you got to see the Northern Lights. Regarding the "older rooms" I am pleased to say we... More 

Bandung, Indonesia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
54 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stayed here for one night on our trip to the Eastern and Southern part of Iceland. The location of the hotel is right in the middle of the city, as Selfoss is a small town. We loved the ambiance of the hotel. We loved the decorative water wall just beside the main entrance. We even took it as an... More 

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JonasYngvi, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Selfoss, responded to this review

Hi lokanata, Thank you for your review regarding Hotel Selfoss, I am glad you liked our hotel and your stay here. I hope to see you again next time you come to Iceland. More 

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