I think the one word which sums up this hotel is "average". Not much really impressed us about this hotel but it's not at all bad.
The whole place appears to be run by about four people who also seem to work as the cleaners and waitresses. When we tried to check in we had to knock on the kitchen door in the restaurant to get someone. It also turned out that the main building that's been advertised as being the hotel is just a restaurant; the rooms were actually in a separate building about 500m away. The rooms were comfy, clean and warm but pretty small and uninteresting; to be honest it felt a bit like a cheap hostel. We were, however, really disappointed that the restaurant closed at 8pm! We completely did not realise this and ended up having to drive about 40km to the nearest town to eat. Breakfast was better though; tasty and plenty on offer.
The rooms had superb views over the Plains and some mountains, and also it was nice to walk around the Geysers early in the morning and late at night when all the coach tours had gone. It's a very peaceful place; during night the place is completely and utterly desolate with no light pollution and no cars. If you want to see the Northern Lights then this is a top spot. Just bring something to do because at night there are no bars or restaurants to go to!
Pros - Great views and very peaceful
Nice comfortable rooms
Cons- Nothing to do
No where to get food at night; no minibar or anything
Accommodation felt like a bit of a con
I would recommend if you are looking for a peaceful hotel but I wouldn't pick it for any other reason. Just know what to expect when you get there
- 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 Bjarnadottir for a period of forty-three years. Today Hotel Geysir is run by descendant of Sigurdur Greipsson, Mar Sigurdsson (youngest son of Sigurdur and Sigrun) and his wife Sigridur Vilhjalmsdottur along with their children, Mabil Groa 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, Langjokull 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 hotelgeysir.Is. 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 tub indoor with water from the geser, which are good to relax after a walk around the area. 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