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“Good basic hotel for stop-over while travelling” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Dyrholaey
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Brekkum 1, Vik IS-871, Iceland   |  
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Vik
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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“Good basic hotel for stop-over while travelling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Have stayed here before and am quite happy with service, hotel and standard of food. No, it isn't top notch, but you aren't paying top price either! This time the room was clean and spacious. Bathroom excellent. Area is quiet and the views phenomenal! Staff work hard as there can be a lot of people in if there are several busloads staying. The food we had was very good indeed. Would be very happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

This hotel is several miles outside of Vik which we didn't realize. The weather was also pretty bad when we were there which put a bit of a damper on our stay. Nonetheless, the room was spacious (although the bathroom particularly basic) and clean. We had a view of the coast which, despite the rain and clouds, was beautiful. We may have been the only people there other than a school group - and we never heard them. The owners were very accommodating to our changing needs. If you're not looking for a place in town, this offers a great view, good value and clean, basic rooms.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Virginia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

We stayed here for one night in March of 2012. You've read the reviews. Yes, it's "basic." However, the rooms are very big and the bed was really really comfortable. Heck, they even had a free working internet station which is more than I can say for a nice Icelandair hotel we stayed in. You can't beat the location of this place. Great view. "Central" to the local sites. GREAT place to stay for winter aurora shooting as there are wonderful shooting locations within a short drive. The hotel was a tremendous value. Really a great price for one night, dinner and dessert for two, and breakfast.

During the winter they have a very limited menu. (Do you want chicken or fish?) However, the meal we had there was excellent! The food really surprised us because we weren't expecting much being out in the middle of nowhere in Iceland in March.

Room Tip: In the winter, every room is a good room. Hardly anybody else was there!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

We were the only occupants for the one night that we spent there and as such it was very peaceful. The room we had was the smallest of any of the places we stayed in Icelend and seemed to be past its best but it was OK. The hotel location must be its strongest feature with great views across the water and towards the headland.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

A superb hotel for school trips with reasonably sized rooms and a large dining room area. The hotel also has large areas for pupils to sit and relax or do work. Breakfast and dinner were both average but there was enough. A real positive was the ability to make your own packed lunch. Rooms were clean and comfortable and overall great for school parties.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Hotel Dyrholaey is "bus" destination hotel, suddenly full of lots of people. Nevertheless, the room was comfortable and the food (dinner and breakfast) was good. The sitting room provides lots of areas for group seating to play cards, chat or read.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

We spent 2 nights at Hotel Dyrohaley in August 2011.

The hotel is located some kilometres west of Vik, it took us about 10 min by car to get into Vik in the evenings for dinner.

The hotel is basic and simple like many countryside hotels around Iceland: more or less a container on a hill, all rooms ground floor.

The complete staff was not very friendly and ambitious. The room itself was spacious, the styling somehow outdated and everything just basically furnished, but provided everything we needed. Everything including the bathroom was very clean. Breakfast buffet is good and served from 7-10 am. Close to the reception there is one computer providing free internet access.

They serve a la carte lunch and dinner, but for us neither the menu's choice nor the dining room (which is the same as the breakfast room) were so inviting that we joined. If you are looking for a nice place to eat (nice Pizza, Burgers, Soup, cake), maybe try the Halldorskaffi in Vik located in the same house as the Byrdebud museum -we liked it a lot.

Taken together, the hotel is nothing special, but as everything was clean, we would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Dyrholaey

Address: Brekkum 1, Vik IS-871, Iceland
Location: Iceland > South Region > Vik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Vik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dyrholaey 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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