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Hotel Ranga

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sudurlandsvegur, Hella 851, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Charlotte, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sorry, that joke is obligatory. Stayed at Ranga for four nights, the hotel facility is very nice but the people are above-and-beyond nice. The optional "wake me if there are northern lights" service is why we first chose to stay there, and the last night of the cloudy time we were there, the clouds parted and the show started. Power... More

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Portland, Maine
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night and it was amazing. The hotel staff was great and showed us our room options with the different views (it was during the off season). We ended up eating at the restaurant right at the hotel which was very good (pricey, but as is everything in Iceland). Beautiful views, great hot tub, and the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely ranch type hotel we had a room looking out over the river and hot tubs. Everything was clean and well laud out and organised. This hotel is in middle of nowhere nearest tone is Hella about 5 mins drive away where there is a couple of cafés and a garage. The hotel restaurant is very over... More

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28 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed six marvelous nights at Hotel Ranga in March. We were hoping to see, and photograph, the dancing lights of the aurora borealis. The hotel location is lovely: rural, and nestled alongside a river. It is a joy to get outside and walk about this property, and once outside, one has easy access to neighboring locations for continuing to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were swapped to the Hotel Ranga by our booking agent after our original hotel decided to recind our booking (the owners wanted to go on holiday!!). Fortunately the Hotel Ranga was excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was excellent and the dining room superb for evening light and vistas. Our room was perfect and the... More

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15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped by this place on our journey east. It was very well situated right off of route 1, between skogafoss, geysir and gullfoss. The view was lovely over looking the river, and the food was very good. Overall service was excellent, but I thought the dining service could have been a bit better. Breakfast was also plentiful and of... More

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Temple Terrace
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hotel Ranga is a very nice hotel, though not a luxury hotel, probably a 4 star in this part of the world where there are no 5 stars. We think Hotel Ranga and the Volcano Hotel are probably the nicest choices in south Iceland. The rooms are good sized, very clean and comfortable. It is a good base to explore... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had the most wonderful stay at Hotel Ranga. The staff are just fantastic, so friendly and welcoming, really helpful and aiming to please whenever they can. It starts at the top: the manager is great, he makes so much effort to ensure his guests have the best stay, he personally came to talk to us each night and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay at the hotel Ranga. The rooms were nice and thebreakfasts were great. The restaurant is also brilliant - I think our favourite dishes were the reindeer carpaccio, cod, salmon and lamb, all of which measure up very well against posh London restaurants. The beds were comfortable. It is in a great location for exploring the golden... More

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69 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our 4 night break here to explore Iceland and see the northern lights. The lights didn't show up for us this time, but we weren't disappointed as we had so much fun doing other stuff. The hotel is in a great spot for exploring places such as Jökulsárlón beach or Vik. Our room was really cosy and comfortable... More

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Also Known As:
Ranga Hotel Hella
Hotel Ranga Iceland
Hotel Ranga Iceland/Hella
Address: Sudurlandsvegur, Hella 851, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > South Region > Hella
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Hella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ranga 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Ranga is a luxury countryside hotel and the only 4 star resort in South Iceland. It offers all the facilities and services of a modern resort. Located about an hour from Reykjavík between the towns of Hella and Hvolsvöllur, it lies just off the main road right in middle of South Iceland’s panoramic scenery. The resort is built in log-cabin style and has through the years acquired an excellent reputation for its food, accomodation and service. It is the first Icelandic hotel to become a member of the prestigious international hotel chain Great Hotels of the World. A celebrity hot spot, top honeymoon destination and favorite hotel amongst Icelanders, Hotel Rangá also offers great facilities for small business meetings, weddings and social gatherings. One cannot miss feeling welcome entering its warm interior where relaxed countryside feeling meets the professional ambition of pleasing its entire clientel. Upon entering Hotel Ranga, you will be greeted by a towering 10-foot tall polar bear named Hrammur that resides in the lobby. He is a favorite model for photographers and is definitely one of the most pictured objects in Iceland. This is just a prelude to the cozy ambience that you will encounter that vibrates throughout the hotel. Hótel Rangá was upgraded and renovated in 2007/2008 and presently has 51 luxuriously decorated rooms and suites. It also features an acclaimed riverside restaurant, a lounge and bar, 2 upstairs meeting rooms, a game room, massage facilities and three much beloved outdoor hot tubs heated with geothermal water - where there is an excellent chance to view the fantastic northern lights during September through April. ... more   less 
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