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ION Luxury Adventure Hotel

Nesjavellir, 801 Selfoss, Thingvellir 801, Iceland (Formerly Icelandair Hotel Hengill)
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Thingvellir
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Mark P Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in the Ion for 3 days and had an amazing time. It's remote, so don't expect to be visiting local attractions without a journey, but the hotel team are very accommodating and arranged pick ups and transfers for us to the dive site and to travel along the coast to the glaciers for a glacier hike. We did... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay away from the city. The staffs are fantastic and very helpful. You will want to come back to the spa over & over. The view is to die for. The food is delicious. The only improvement will be the shower drain needs to have quicker flow

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New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love luxury. And I love adventure. And I wanted to see the Northern Lights. So the Ion Hotel seemed like the perfect choice. That was until our rental car was stopped dead in almost 3 feet of snow on the road to the hotel. The hotel will provide transport from the airport, but we were already staying in Reykjavik... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away on the border of Pingavalaten lake is an ultra-modern hotel in a stunning isolated location. Friendly staff, top notch food and comfortable rooms (if a tad small). Northern Lights bar is a great place to relax and take in the surrounding views (in our case a frozen lake and snow covered mountains). Only 40k from Reykjavik - probably... More

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Asturias, Spain
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from 3 nights at the Ion. I was slightly nervous after booking because of the mixed reviews here but we were not disappointed. The location is amazing at this time of year - a snowy wilderness peppered with mountains in the distance and a frozen lake in the foreground. Getting there in winter takes a lot... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty unique place. The outdoor hot pool allows you to sit outside surrounded by snow and mountains. Great location to view the northern lights! Really neat interior. The northern lights bar is an amazing place to work, or hang out and have a drink and surrounded by glass with a stunning view. Make sure you have a rental car and... More

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve read the recent reviews and really, it seems that many guests feel the hotel and the experience doesn’t quite live up to expectation; an opportunity missed as it were. In some ways, they are right but in many ways they are not. If you just want the executive fast-reading summary to the question whether you should put the ION... More

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It certainly is an interesting design, bit like a giant insect crawling round a snow filled valley, (ignore the power plant). If you go in winter make sure your car is 4x4 with snow tyres! Loved the outdoor pool, big enough to chat to fellow travellers and exchange holiday experiences and advice. Food was the usual limited choice, beautifully presented,... More

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the Ion for 2 nights as part of a company group. The front desk staff are the key strength here; very helpful at all times they really try to keep you smiling. The hotel itself follows minimalist principles: rooms are simple with wooden floors; wardrobes but not a drawer in sight; two separate seats [a box and a... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no doubt that the Ion has the potential to be not only a great base for Icelands national park and surrounding area but a great place to stay in itself. However in the pursuit of style (which it certainly has) it fell short in some of the basics in luxury hospitality. As an architect involved in the design... More

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Also Known As:
ION Luxury Adventure Hotel Iceland/Thingvellir
Address: Nesjavellir, 801 Selfoss, Thingvellir 801, Iceland (Formerly Icelandair Hotel Hengill)
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Location: Iceland > South Region > Thingvellir
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Thingvellir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ION hotel is situated on Mount Hengill, 18 km from UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park. It's restaurant offers Nordic specialties and a bar with panoramic scenic views.Satellite TV, a seating area and private bathroom are featured in all guest rooms at Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel. Some also overlook Lake Thingvallavatn.Bookable facilities include an on-site spa and sauna. Ion Luxury Adventure guests can also enjoy a communal TV lounge.Reykjavík city centre is within 45 minutes’ drive from the hotel. ... more   less 
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