My husband and I stayed at the Hotel for one night during our tour around Iceland and we looking forward to a little bit of luxury staying at the Geysir Hotel but that was not to be!
Unfortunately the hotel is very dated and in need of much repair to the reception and several other areas, not to mention the 'hot tubs' which were located out the back of a closed gym and empty pool. They were dirty and filled with luke warm water with no views at all. Needless to say we didn't go into them and decided to visit Fontana Spa which is about 20 minutes away and then ate at The Linden Restaurant which is just next door to the Spa and well worth it (but I would ring and book to get in as it can be busy at times)
Our room was in the 'wing' of the hotel which was about 10 minutes walk from the reception and in what seemed to be a building used for business conferences. It was clean and comfortable and the one thing that saved the hotel from being a much worse rating was that we were directly across from the Geysir site so we could enjoy them from our bedroom window as the light fell over the mountains. I wouldn't recommend this hotel and think you would be better off staying in one of the neighboring villages.
Oh and before I forget I would concur with some of the other reviews as a last note to say that breakfast was good but not worth staying here for!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The trademark of Iceland, the great Geysir, gave the hotel its name and Geysir is situated right outside the front door of the hotel. Haukadalur is one of Iceland’s most famous historical sites, both ancient and today. The farmer’s son from Haukadalur, Sigurdur Greipsson, founded a sports school in his father's inheritance at Haukadalur, which he operated with his wife Sigrun Bjarnadóttir for a period of forty-three years. Today Hotel Geysir is run by descendant of Sigurdur Greipsson, Már Sigurdsson (youngest son of Sigurdur and Sigrun) and his wife Sigridur Vilhjálmsdóttur along with their children, Mábil Gróa and Sigurdur.The Geysir-Center, which is directly opposite the geothermal area of Geysir and Strokkur, consists of a whole building complex with elegant restaurants, souvenir shop, outdoor and clothing store, snack shop, Geysir museum with multimedia show and camping area. Also there is a golf course, fishing, hiking trails, outdoor paradise the Haukadalur woods, Langjökull glacier tours and other activities such as highland tours. Therefore it is perfect for day trips because of many different possibilities of entertainment. Further details of activities in the region is available at the hotel's website. his landmark of Iceland is a spectacular natural phenomenon beyond description. The geothermal field surrounding the Great Geyser is the definitive geyser, having given its name to the geological phenomena. The Strokkur, another famous geyser located nearby, gives a performance every few minutes, shooting a tower of water and steam 30 meters into the air. There are other attractions apart from the magnificent geysers. For example, Blesi, a hot spring with water the colour of turquoise delights the senses. Walking about this natural wonder, one experiences the intensity of the forces of nature. Night time offers a fascinating view of the bubbling hot springs and the northern lights. A pot of boiling water takes on new dimensions.We place great pride in that all are equally pleased at the arrival and departure and your stay will be pleasant and memorable.Hotel RoomsThe hotel has twenty four double studio rooms in bungalows beside the river and twelve rooms in one wing, just two minutes from the thermal fields.All in all, this has to be the perfect framework for rest, relaxation, and getting charged up for the next activity. Access for disabled people is available both in hotel rooms, restaurants and toilets.The hotel has hot tubs, which are good to relax after a walk around the area. Nothing compares to lying at the hot tubs watching the stars or the northern light and relax in the spectacular nature. Iceland is an island capable of tempting visitors to a host of activities. One should however not forget that vacations are also for taking advantage of time by relaxing body and soul to the utmost. To reach this level of relaxation it is essential that the surroundings be conducive to this. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Geysir Hotel Selfoss