Stayed here on a trip round Iceland. Despite being in a convenient location close to Gulfoss and Geysir this hotel, allied to the Icelandic Farm Holidays brand, was not the greatest experience and certainly our least pleasant one. In particular, in the restaurant, the menu choice was extremely limited, the waiting staff appeared to have been trained in Fawlty Towers and all of our meals arrived piecemeal, so that each of us had finished before the next person's dinner arrived. This was a common problem at all of the surrounding tables. The food was adequate but bore little resemblance to the more sophisticated fare the menu appeared to offer. There was a global perception of under management or undermanning. I certainly didn't recognise the outstanding menu, or delicious food, previous reviewers have mentioned or the stunning, friendly, staff that have been commended as enhancing your stay. I wouldn't come back and would go to Hotel Ranga instead.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Hekla is a 45 room hotel in South Iceland, only a 45 minute drive from Reykjavik, and a 15 minute drive from Selfoss. The hotel has a good restaurant, lounge with fine bar selection, outdoor hot tub, free high speed Wi-Fi internet and a large garden around the hotel.The hotel is situated close to Mt Hekla and is surrounded by some of the country’s most stunning sights including: Eyjafjallajökull volcano and Fimmvörðuháls; beautiful hiking trails along the Golden Circle destinations; the highlands of Landmannalaugar, Kjölur, and Sprengisandur; historical sites from the Viking era; volcanic craters; a Hydroelectric power plant, and – depending on the season and weather permitting – the spectacular Northern Lights. ... more less
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