Clean, warm and friendly hotel, mezzanine layout in all bedrooms with the bed on the mezzanine and most clothing etc storage and bathroom facilities on the lower floor. If you are likely to need the bathroom in the night and are sharing your room, a torch is useful to navigate the metal staircase without turning on all the lights. Very warm rooms with two small windows which open, one manual and requiring a chair to reach, and the other electric with a very cunningly hidden switch behind the sofa which we discovered the day before we left. Perhaps we would have been told about this had we not been travelling in a group and all arriving at the same time. If you can get a room at the front you have a great view over the fjord, although the Northern Lights are more visible (apparently) from rooms at the rear. As the hotel leaves its external lights on all night there is constant light visible around the curtains. The shower has a strong sulphur smell so an open window helps to prevent it lingering but this smell is apparent in many places in Iceland. Food excellent, especially the breakfast choices, well prepared and presented and the bar is cosy and reasonably well-stocked. We would stay again and ask for a room at the front, as if the Lights do perform the staff will wake you to alert you to the show, if you add your name to the list at reception.
- Also Known As:
- Glymur Hotel Akranes
- Hotel Glymur Iceland/Akranes
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Romantic boutique hotel, only 75 min from Keflavik International Airport. Located on a high hillside over viewing the sea. The hotel has 22 mini-suite, spa area, library, piano-bar, conference facilities and magical surroundings. The hotel has a large art collection and beautiful restaurant. Looking for something different? This is it. ... more less
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