High points included good location close to Vatnes Peninsula, pleasant dining room and lounge area, and good breakfast buffet.
The rooms at Guesthouse Steig are very small and have basic furnishings (not stylish or cute). We were in a room next to the kitchen and I felt like I was actually in the kitchen with very loud kitchen noises (banging of pots and pans). Was nearly deafening until about 9 pm and at a lower noise level until almost 11 pm. The hotel seemed poorly designed since you had to walk past an open kitchen door to get to the rooms--felt like we were in staff quarters. The facilities needed maintenance.
Guests are asked to remove their shoes or wear surgical slippers over their shoes. I can understand this in a private home as is the custom in Iceland but this is a very busy, public facility with dozens of guests. Expected that the guesthouse would be smaller but it serves tour buses.
The adjacent lake requires crossing the highway and was nearly dry in July with few birds.
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