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“Beautiful view with great hot tubs, but small rooms. Delicious food!” 4 of 5 stars
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Frost and Fire Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Hverhamar, Hveragerdi 810, Iceland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Hveragerdi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
San Francisco, California
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“Beautiful view with great hot tubs, but small rooms. Delicious food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Stayed here as part of a large wedding party so our group took over the whole hotel which was nice!

The facilities are beautiful- located right next to a river with hot tubs that overlook it. The river is icy cold even in summer so you can't swim in it, but the hot tubs are a great alternative! The water in the hot tubs are just lukewarm and could have been warmer.

The rooms themselves are very simple- very small, but adequate. The bathrooms are also tiny.

The restaurant was great with a chef that is one of the best in Iceland. Again, we were there as part of a pre-arranged wedding group so we have a prefixe tasting menu which was delicious! Can't comment on their usual dinner options, but hopefully it's just as good! It's also a lot of fun to boil your own eggs in the ground in the morning, but this can take awhile (10-12 minutes) so leave yourself time!

The restaurant and the hot tubs are the highlights.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Manager810, Owner at Frost and Fire Hotel, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Guest.

Thank you for your very kind review. We were delighted to have this wonderful wedding group staying with us.
We wish you all the best and hope you will visit us again one day.

Best regards from F&F
Elfa D.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stayed two nights here and are glad we chose this place to stay. The location is very nice and it was nice to stay out of the city but be close enough to a town. The room was minimalist, not what we are used to but then again we are not always in Iceland. As I got out of the car, the smell of the hot springs was all around but noticed it less and less soon enough. The service was kind, and made you feel welcomed and them easily accessible. The bedding is Icelandic I guess, big single blankets then because of the long summer days, they have a dark curtain for the windows but the light was full in the sky windows, which are likely pretty cool during the winter months.

Here’s a couple thoughts on our stay.

-The natural steam room was so much better than a regular spa steam room. Here the steam just keeps coming out and the hot tubs are hot but there are no air jets. It’s a hot tub.

- We dined at their restaurant, I had the trout and my wife the seafood stew and both were very good. Wine list is minimal, it’s a small place. Ask about the local sampler appetizer, we did and enjoyed the local flavors and the service. There's a decent breakfast served in the morning as well.

-We searched grocery stores on our way out and found no wine. There is a wine store right at the beginning of the street the hotel is on, once you turn off the main toad. There is a couple decent dining options in town as well.

-We took a walk on the hill behind the hotel it’s a pretty area.
The sum of all this is why we liked this place, while not a five start resort, they are what they advertise. There is a town nearby and the local area is beautiful. Have fun.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manager810, Owner at Frost and Fire Hotel, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for your kind review and we are also glad that you stayed here with us.
It is good for coming guests to have such a good overview of the things that you mentioned in your review. Wine is only sold in special wine stores in Iceland (run by the state) and they are closed on Sundays. They are usually located by the gas station N1 on the country side.

As you mention rightfully we are not a 5 star hotel, could be rated 4 star, but we like to invite our guests to something unique, close to the nature and to provide a home like welcoming feeling in our resort. Mud baths are in the pipeline and more that the nature around has to offer.

We thank you for choosing Frost and Fire hotel and hope you will visit us again one day.

Best regards
Elfa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I loved Frost and Fire Guesthouse! Stayed here with my boyfriend in January, and it was amazing. We had our own little house, nicely decorated with lovely views from the balcony. There was a swimming pool and a hot tub right outside and a great pizza place just down the road. Also, the breakfast was really good.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manager810, Owner at Frost and Fire Hotel, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
Dear Guest.

Thank you for your kind review.
It can be adventurous to visit Iceland during the wintertime with the snow, stars and the Northern lights, not to mention the very short daylight (opposite to the midnight sun in the summer time).

Thank you again and hopefully you will visit us again one day.

Best regards from F&F hotel

Elfa D. Þórðardóttir
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I stayed here for one night on my stopover on iceland air. I loved the hotel and the views. Hot tub is amazing! I hiked up the mountain and came to hot water springs and just jumped right in at 2 am (no sun setting here for the next few days). Staff were friendly and breakfast was fabulous. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: I had the corner room and highly recommend it due to the privicy.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manager810, Owner at Frost and Fire Hotel, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your kind review and thank you for staying with us for your stopover. It is good to hear that you have enjoyed the stay and the things that the nature around has to offer.

Hopefully you will come again for a longer visit one day and then we will be here to welcome you back.

Best regards from Hveragerði
Elfa D. Þórðardóttir
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

its a phantastic hotel in the hills with a lot of thermal smoke arround. Nice breakfast and rooms and very friendly personal. We forgot our mobile phone which F&F team brought to Reykjavik within 3 hours....this is real service!!!
I only can recomend this place!

Room Tip: all rooms have a nice view to the river and the smoking fields
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Manager810, Owner at Frost and Fire Hotel, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
Dear Guests

Thank for your lovely review. We are glad that we could help you getting your phone back before you left Iceland.

Best regards from Frost & Fire hotel and we hope you will be able to visit us again.

Elfa D. Þórðardóttir
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Zug, Switzerland
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay at the Frost and Fire Guesthouse. The views from the room are absolutely stunning as you overlook a river and a colorful hill with steamvents coming out. There are two hottubs as well as a swimming pool, all pleasantly warm and available at any time of the day. The rooms are nicely decorated and pleasant.

The one thing I was less impressed by was breakfast: the selection on offer seemed very minimal and both times I had breakfast at the hotel, nobody was inside to explain some of the labels which were in Icelandic.

Overall, a great experience, though, and would definitely stay again!

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Manager810, Owner at Frost and Fire Hotel, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Dear Guest.
Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your kind review. It is good to see that you enjoyed the nature and our facilities.
Our breakfast is a selection of high quality products both home made and specially chosen. Everything, both in breakfast and restaurant is a local food. We could do better in translating the labels for our guests.

We wish you a great summer and hope you will visit us again one day.
Best regards from F&F
Elfa D. Þórðard.
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Enjoyed our stay at The Frost and Fire hotel. Newly opened Varma restaurant served good meals, and the breakfast selection was really enjoyable. We made good use of the hot tubs, and the staff were very helpful. We would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Iceland. It was in a very good position for visiting the Reyjavik and the south of the country.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manager810, Owner at Frost and Fire Hotel, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Dear guests.

Thank you for your kind review.
It is important for us to get comments on our new Restaurant Varmá as well.
We are glad that you liked your stay and felt the peace and quiet in the surrounding nature.

We wish you a lovely summer and hope you will visit us again one day.

Best regards
Elfa D.
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Address: Hverhamar, Hveragerdi 810, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > South Region > Hveragerdi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Hveragerdi
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Frost and Fire Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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