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“We didn;t stay but the owner was brilliant!” 3 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 #4 of 6 Hotels in Vik
Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“We didn;t stay but the owner was brilliant!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

When we arrived for two nights prebooked stay, the owner was very apolagetic that the hotel was full of school chilren (British!) and offered us a free dinner and removal to another hotel further down the road. it seemed to us as if the place was undergoing some reconstruction and wasn't finished, but we were extremely impressed by the meall we received, and the toilets and reception areas were very smart and we were super impressed by his helpfulness!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Milton Keynes,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

Hotel Dyrholaey is a great base for visiting the south coast of Iceland, we stayed in February and were the only guests. Its a stunning setting up on a hillside overlooking the sea. They are currently in the process of adding extra rooms but this was not a problem when we stayed. Definitely worth staying for dinner the fish soup, cod and lamb are to be recommended. It's not a 5 star luxury hotel, but doesn't pretend to be!! We'll be back in the Summer!

Stayed February 2013
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This hotel takes it's name from an "island" on the southes part of Iceland "Dyrholaey" which is a must see. The wiew there to the Atlantic Ocean is unbelievable. The hotel is first of all very clean and friendly. Food is exelant and staff is very helpful and always ready to assist in any way. I've been there several times on my travel and I will come again.... and again.
Enjoy the extream fresh air, blue sky, clear views and ..... the wet rain :)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Chennai (Madras), India
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

The hotel was located on a hillock and the view of the North Atlantic Ocean was simply superb,and the hotel owner was very friendly and approachable and our actual stay was for 1 night, though we extended by another night as it was an awesome experience. Nice breakfast and a very good spread. Nice compact twin rooms and very clean and hygienic.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We stayed here one night as part of our southern coast self-drive tour. The hotel was great, the room was clean, we had free wireless and a good breakfast. Not many places to stay around Vik, but I'm sure this was the best! We opted to have dinner in town on a cold and rainy night ... it was magical!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 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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Address: Brekkum 1, Vik IS-871, Iceland
Location: Iceland > South Region > Vik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Vik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dyrholaey 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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