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Arhus Hellu

Rangarbakkar 6 | 850, Hella 850, Iceland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

nice little cabin slept 4 in bunkbeds. Little sink & Kettle... but we had a BBQ outside. Lots of space to sit on the grass outside and a nice view of the river. Only 2 showers in the shared block meant a queue in the morning. Good shared kitchen with some pans etc to use. Had to hunt round for... More

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Mississauga, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eventhough the cottages are cozy, with a good view (although small), their cleanliness is not so good. When we went to sleep, we noticed in our bed, under the pillow were the pijamas from a past guest. This means nobody took care th change the linen, or even to check it over. I do not recommend this place. In my... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I reserved a cabin at Arhus, with a cancellation policy with a full refund if cancelled before July 5. I emailed them one week before the deadline, to cancel my reservation, and I didn't hear anything back from them. I've since emailed them 4 times, and I have heard nothing and have not been refunded the $180 they charged my... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

To arrive here at the end of a long day of travelling was really comforting. The food at the restaurant was excellent, the cabins nice, new and clean and we got a private bathroom for the same price for which we got cabins with shared bathrooms in other places in Iceland, which was really cool. The only thing we didn't... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Stayed in room 12A for 2 nights during our tour of Iceland, rooms are basic, but I have no complaints, they were clean, everything you need for a base. Wifi worked for the first night but then we had to sit in the restaurant to use the internet, which wasn't really an issue. People were friendly and very approachable :)... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Stayed here for two nights as part of a 4 night Northern Lights tour. The site was lovely, close to the river and onsite restaurant and an excellent location for seeing the Lights. The accommodation was listed as 'simple cottages' and they really were basic. The beds were quite uncomfortable and needed new mattresses. The lighting was extremely poor-one light... More

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London, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Stayed here as part of a Northern Lights tour, whilst the location is lovely next to the river and was the perfect spot for a spectacular evening of Northern Lights watching the accomodation is in need of upgrade. The rooms were very dark - one main light over table and two small reading lamps over bed - No light at... More

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Cwmbran, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Great location right next to the river. Rooms are ok we didn't use the kitchen. 2 single beds. Nice and clean room when we arrived. To have the room warm you can adjust the thermostat on the radiator to get the desired temperature. Had food in the Café/restaurant nice enough but as with anywhere in Iceland food is expensive. Breakfast... More

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London, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Great location, nice scenery and no bad accom. But the really negative site of the Cafe Arhus is management. Don't care about visitors. Overall - basic but you get what you paid. Just remember that is not easy to find receptionist so if you want to leave early can be problem with checkout :) ps. check bar :P

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

As soon as we arrived we found all the staff to be super friendly and welcoming. Stayed in Log Cabin 4 which faced the river and was clean, cosy and comfortable with the highlight being a glimpse of the Northern Lights from right outside the cabin at midnight. We did dine in the Cafe/Restaurant next door and again no complaints... More

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Address: Rangarbakkar 6 | 850, Hella 850, Iceland
Location: Iceland > South Region > Hella
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Arhus is located along the Ranga River, 100 km east of Reykjavik on the Ring road, Route 1. Set in idyllic fields on the banks of the river, we offer cottage and sleeping bag accommodation, in addition to a campsite and RV area. We also have an on-site restaurant serving a rich variety of local plates and global favourites. We also have a fully-stocked bar and a terrace overlooking the river, perfect for relaxing on a sunny evening. Each of our cottages has a kitchenette, with fridge, hob and electric kettle provided as standard. All cottages have private WCs and showers. The separate Arhus service building has a communal kitchen, dining area and laundry facilities for campers and those with RV's. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi in public areas. We also provide BBQ equipment and there is a play area to keep the children happy ... more   less 
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