I really can't see how people are complaining about the food here - it was BY FAR the best of any guesthouse we stayed in. The breakfast was fairly average as it was basic oatmeal / bacon / eggs / sausage / cereal. But the dinner buffet was outstanding. They had 6 kinds of pate (including reindeer!) and various pastas, fish dishes, and even a few vegetarian options. They had fish soups and a carvery of beef and lamb and at least 6 dessert options. The only bad things were the plain vegetables, but that's because they don't grow vegetables there; they come frozen in bags. The point is - we were amazed at how good the food was here.
Yes, they cater to large groups so the dining room was pretty crowded, if that could be considered a bad thing. The rooms are small and basic, which didn't bother us - it's Iceland and they're all pretty much the same, everywhere. But - WiFi is only available in public areas (not the rooms) and it would have been nice to have that available. Still, the overall accommodation is good enough and it's totally worth staying there for the dinner alone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Smyrlabjörg is family owned country hotel between Jökulsárlón and Höfn.We offer 52 rooms all with private bathroom. Triple rooms and family rooms are also available as double and single rooms.Meals are available for guests in our restaurant, in summer time we offer a dinner buffet and a menu. In low season we only offer menu, on the menu we use local products from our local farmers, and all fish and lobster we buy in Höfn.we really hope you will enjoy your stay. ... more less
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