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Northern Light Inn

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Northern Lights Road 1, Grindavik 240, Iceland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bay Area, California
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126 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Northern Light Inn is a wonderful alternative to the pricier competition in the area. They will send a van when you arrive at the airport, take you to the Blue Lagoon, and pick you up. Their full Icelandic breakfast cannot be beaten. The rooms are tidy and clean. To me this is a five star hotel, but I know... More 

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NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Dear Robin G, Thank you for your nice words and for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us at Northern Light Inn. We are glad that you did enjoy your stay with us and we hope to have the pleasure of having you stay with us again in the future. Kind regards, Northern Light Inn More 

South Weymouth, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very close to the Blue Lagoon, and the airport. They took care of our airport transport and transport to and from the Blue Lagoon, as well as arranged for horseback riding tour and geysirs and waterfalls tours for us. They were the only contact we needed for our stay in Iceland! Very accommodating! Rooms were very clean... More 

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NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Dear bizzylorn, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us at Northern Light Inn. We are glad that you did enjoy your stay with us and we hope to have the pleasure to having you stay with us in the future, should you choose to visit Iceland again. Regards, Northern Light Inn More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service and free pick up and drop off to airport, local area and Blue Lagoon. Lovely rooms and bathrooms. Free hot drinks all day in the reception area/lounge. Food was lovely but, evening menu was limited. Good choice at breakfast. In the middle of nowhere so you do need to use the hotel transport or hire a car. Would... More 

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NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Dear HappyGiles, We are glad that you did enjoy your stay and we thank you for taking the time to share your experience by writing this review. Thank you for your nice words and we hope that we will have the pleasure of having you stay with us again in the future. Regards, Northern Light Inn More 

Loughborough, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here on the first night of out Icelandic adventure. A wonderful hotel. Staff very welcoming. Restaurant excellent, reviewed separately. There is some construction work on the entrance but this did not disturb our stay. Would definitely recommend this hotel. Will probably return for some Northern Light viewing in the future!!

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NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Dear rkg_15 Thank you for taking the time to write a review of you stay at Northern Light Inn. We are glad that you did enjoy your stay with us. We are also very glad to inform you that our construction is coming to an end and we are now in the final phase of it. We hope to have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was staggered to discover this massive geo thermal power station right next to the hotel, and I do mean right next to! It's like the elephant in the room that no one wants to mention. Putting this aside, the hotel is very average in every sense. The food was nondescript, but ok. It was a building site when we... More 

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NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Dear Graham, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We try our best to inform our guest about our location and have pictures on our website which clearly show our position and the Geothermal Power Plant, which is a clean energy production and the reason of the famous Blue Lagoon. We sincerely hope... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only reason for staying here is that it's (very) handy for the Blue Lagoon and also quite close to the airport. When we stayed there was a "remodelling"of the car park & lobby areas. No doubt it will be ok when done, but frankly they should have closed the place while they did the work, rather than thinking it... More 

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NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Dear Oriel100, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We are finalizing our reconstruction and we did close the hotel for short period in April due to this work. Things did however take more time than... More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was perfect for my two night stopover. It's a convent 5 minute drive from the blue lagoon (15 minute walk). It's Surrounded by beautiful Icelandic landscapes and is has many paths that are perfect for any runner. The free taxi to and from both the lagoon and airport were beyond convenient. Breakfast was very good and I enjoyed... More 

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NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Dear Candice F, Thank you for your nice words and comment, and thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are glad that you did enjoy your stay with us and we hope to have the pleasure of having you stay with us again in the future. Kind regards, Northern Light Inn More 

Oakland, California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We arrived after an overnight flight and were able to check in early which was great. The hotel is very clean and comfortable and the restaurant is good. After we checked out of the hotel I discovered that I had left an item. We were at the start of a 12 day driving trip on the Ring Road. When I... More 

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NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Dear Emma481, It was no trouble at all, bringing the lost item to Reykjavik, it was our pleasure. Thank you for your nice words and we will pass your thanks to Kristjana and Rebekka. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the future. Kind... More 

Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

You would not know it from the outside but this place is lovely.The rooms are spacious and very nice and the public spaces are very attractive and comfortable. The staff are friendly and helpful.A most pleasant experience.

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NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Hi simonr652014, Thank you for your nice words and comments and for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are glad that you did enjoy your stay with us and hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, Northern Light Inn More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

For our last night in Iceland, we wanted to visit the Blue Lagoon, stay nearby, and have a short drive to the Keflavik airport in the morning. The Northern Light Inn checked all the boxes. The room was very nice with super comfy beds and a modern decor. The only thing preventing me from giving this 5 stars is that... More 

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NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Dear travelpro7722, We are glad that you did enjoy your stay with us and we thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We hope to have the pleasure of having you staying with us again in the future. Regards, Northern Light Inn More 

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