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ION Luxury Adventure Hotel

4.0 of 5 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 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Natascha C Guernsey, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Guernsey, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a fabulous location but will need to work hard to keep its rating. The rooms are super with great views and the bedding is fantastic. Bathroom is cool too! Dinner was fantastic, as was lunch but breakfast was terrible I am afraid. The waiter in charge was completely overwhelmed and I felt very sorry for him.... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have mixed feelings about this hotel. I generally think that a lot of what has been written here already is quote accurate. First the positives -- the location is very nice and feels remote (even though it's only about 35 minute drive from Reykjavik). The hiking around the hotel is amazing and really fun. It feels like you are... More

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Marina del Rey, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had such high hopes for this property as I've seen it covered in so many magazines and their website is so appealing. So for my last night in Iceland, I paid for a $150 one-way transfer to the hotel. My room was not ready upon my arrival which was not a big deal. I settled in for some brunch,... More

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United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very comfortable hotel with a few nice touches - fluffy bathrobes and slippers and a fancy coffee maker. The shower room was very nice, if extremely small. Beautiful views, especially from the lovely glass bar area, cantilevered over the valley. Good location as a stepping off point for the Golden Circle. The evening meal was good but... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for a husband and wife getaway. It is isolated, but that gives you a real feel for sparsely populated Iceland. From our floor to ceiling room window we can gaze at sheep grazing and at the green nubby landscape. The room is small by American standards but because there are plenty of quiet places to lounge we... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here during our 9 night stay in Iceland and only issue was the price, but then that is an issue no matter where you go in the country. Lovely service, good selection on menu, well worth the visit and glad we stayed on the road in the middle of nowhere to find the hotel. Of all the meals we... More

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Singapore, Singapore
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room ambience is really fantastic with amazing landscape infront of you. Once in a while, you may see sheep grazing. The view is also stunning at Northern Light Bar. Food served in the restaurant is very expensive but there is quality in the food. The chef will also come out to ask for your opinion. There is free wifi... More

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161 reviews 161 reviews
36 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a 5 star luxury hotel, but a good 4 star hotel Pros (1) Great hot pool to dip in. (2) Beautiful bar with nice views. (3) Unique location in the middle of nowhere (4) Excellent buffet breakfast (5) Nice room decor. Cons (1) Bad rotten egg smell in the air sometimes. (2) Hot water stank a lot. (3) No... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Travelled in December 2013 with family and have to say this was an amazing hotel. The photos really do not do it justice!! Was a bit apprehensive about getting there given the compacted ice but this is what the cars cater for. Got a room at the side of the hotel overlooking the ego thermal plant (not open to visitors)... More

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Malibu, California
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14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

First of all, you should know that this hotel is out in the middle of nowhere and that could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the purpose of your trip. I booked the deluxe room which looked a lot larger in the photos. It was tiny, but served it's purpose and was well appointed & comfortable.... More

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Address: Nesjavellir, 801 Selfoss, Thingvellir 801, Iceland (Formerly Icelandair Hotel Hengill)
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Location: Iceland > South Region > Thingvellir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — ION Luxury Adventure Hotel 4*
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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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