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Eldsto Art Cafe / Bistro / Pottery / Guesthouse

Austurvegur 2 | Highway, Hvolsvollur 860, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014
sykesmf Green River, Utah
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff wasn't friendly, after we paid for the room and just gave us the key and we had to find the room ourselves. Room was on 2nd floor which above the Cafe kitchen, with a long narrow and steep stairs. it was difficult to walk up and down. Therefore we didn't bother bring our backpacks to the room. There... More

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Green River, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Even during the off season, this was a lovely stay. We stayed at the Eldsto Guesthouse for one night during our March 2014 trip. The room and bathroom were clean, comfortable, and spacious. We were ate getting into town, and the host was still very accommodating.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We ate a quick lunch here in June 2014. Atmosphere: was very cute- there is a little art gallery in the back, so you can browse ceramics and other art items while you wait for lunch. There was also local music playing in the background which made for a peaceful little stop from Route 1. Food: We both got the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We stayed at the Eldsto Guesthouse for one night during our May 2014 trip. The room was clean, cozy, and very comfortable. Wifi was free and the signal was strong. We utilized the kitchen facilities and thought they were well-equipped. Location is very convenient for exploring the area. Only minor consideration would be to know that Eldsto is on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Stopped for a quick break between Westman Islands and Reykjavik, blown away by the food, service, pottery, and warm welcome. Shared the daily fish special with soup and it was amazing. Fresh, perfectly cooked, great seasoning for the fish and soup. The pottery caught our eye and the server (also the owners' son) was quick to tell us more about... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We stopped in Eldsto Art Cafe on our way through Hvolsvollur and I'm glad we did. We both had the pan seared lamb with cream of mushroom sauce for our entree. The food was presented beautifully and tasted even better. Don't forget to save room for dessert

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

On our way to Porsmörk we stopped here for a lunch break. The bistro is nicely decorated (with home made pottery) and cosy. You order/pay at the counter. We were the first customers that afternoon, so no one was present on the counter. After a while we used the bell and a young guy (oldest son we guess) came to... More

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Gudlaug Helga I, Owner at Eldsto Art Cafe / Bistro / Pottery / Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for rating Eldstó Art Café. I take every criticism seriously and we are working to improve the service. I hope you will visit Eldstó again and experience a better service next time. Thank you and be very welcome. More

Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stayed at Eldsto for one night whilst driving towards Reykjavik. The building, once the town's post office, now is a charming cafe and guesthouse. The room was efficient and the floor had two bathrooms. Fortunately there was only one other room being used that night, so we never had issues sharing the space. The guesthouse is above a cafe/art... More

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Essen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We had only stayed for one night there. Well equiped with Kitchen and everything you need. But the highlight is the coffee they offer in the restarant area (downstaires), the best I had during this trip in Iceland. The location is good. Direct on the main road No. 1 and close to selfoss and capital.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The location is excellent. Hvolsvöllur is a pretty decent base for a vacation in the south of Iceland (though Vik might be a touch more central). The ring road is full of waterfalls and other attractions all the way from Hvolsvöllur to Jökulsárlón. Also make sure to drive down on 261 (the road next to Eldsto) all the way to... More

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Address: Austurvegur 2 | Highway, Hvolsvollur 860, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > South Region > Hvolsvollur
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ART CAFE AND BISTRO IN SOUTH ICELAND. Eldsto Art Cafe/Bistro is an artistic cafe where all tableware is handmade on the premises by the owners G.Helga Ingadottir, pottery artist and singer and Thor Sveinsson, potter. Eldsto Guest House is right above the cafe and gallery. There are 5 rooms for 2-4 people and two bathrooms, each with a shower. A small kitchenette and a sitting room are accessible to guests. ... more   less 
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