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“We stayed in one of the 'cottages' at Nupar, 3km along the road” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Hlid
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hjallakrokur | Olfus, Selfoss 801, Iceland   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Selfoss
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“We stayed in one of the 'cottages' at Nupar, 3km along the road”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2009

The hotel itself isn't open at this time of year, so we were offered one of the 'cottages; a 'swiss style' wooden building. This had fantastic views and water supplied from the ground next to us. The cottage was cosy and warm and had a good living/cooking area. As we were staying for 3 nights we chose to splurge out and pay for a bigger cottage for the 3 of us (2 adults 1 teenager). Unfortunately our teen wasn't comfortable with her bedroom - it was a very small room with bunk beds and a tiny window and we hadn't been supplied with all the bedding and towels for the 4-6 people we were paying for (we thought that only 4 towels between the 3 of us, given the bonus of our own hot tub, was a bit mean).

The hot tub would have been great had it been working (it only worked for 1 night of the 3 that we were there) and the water system to the house made a ridiculous amount of noise at night. A mixed experience overall.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2007

First, a quick word on how we got to this hotel. I had originally booked a room for us (myself, my wife, and 6-year old son) at the Hotel Eldhestar based on their glossy website ("An Eco-labelled Countryside Hotel dedicated to the Icelandic Horse"). Well, an hour before arriving, I phoned Eldhestar only to be told that "due to a computer problem, we are overbooked and have put you in another hotel". Upon arriving at 9:30pm in the rain with a tired, cranky child, it was obvious that the "computer glitch" was a large group that had come in to displace us, and the utterly indifferent attitude of the staff didn't help.

We arrived at our new hotel, Hotel Hlid, and a kind lady immediately showed our son the hotpot. They then showed us to a large family room with very beautiful view. The couple that runs the hotel were very helpful, making phone calls for us whenever we had tourist questions. We opted for the hotel dinner one night, and couldn't have been more pleased: Delicious home-cooking, and the staff went out of their way to accomodate my son's many allergies. We would highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a simple, clean, friendly place to stay in the Selfoss/Hveragerdi area.

Stayed August 2007
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Address: Hjallakrokur | Olfus, Selfoss 801, Iceland
Location: Iceland > South Region > Selfoss
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Selfoss
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Hlid 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A litle Hotel in the country side of south Iceland. Big hart small business. Near Selfoss, Hveragerdi, 35 km from Reykjavik. Nice and quiet environment. ... more   less 
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