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“Warm welcome” 4 of 5 stars
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Ensku Husin Guesthouse
By river Langa, Borgarnes, Iceland   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Paris, France
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Warm welcome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

We stayed in this place for a night on our way back to Reykjavik after a 2 week tour.
Room (with private facilities) was nice although a little cramped. Everything was clean, and owners were very friendly.

We didn't have supper in this place having read previous reviews, but pricing seems to still be very high (even for iceland) judging by the menu that they have in the entrance.

Breakfast buffet was fine.
Free wireless internet, but bad reception in the room and very slow...

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Aalborg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2010

Me and my girlfriend stayed in Ensku Husin for a few days this summer and were very pleased with our stay there. We found the inn's historic feel and rustic charme quite appealing, and can fully recommend it. Our room was a little small but clean and homely, and the beds were comfy. The staff was helpful and eager to share their insight of the inn and surrounding area. In the evening we had dinner at the inn's restaurant where we ate lamb and salmon, which was excellent.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

We drove off the highway and approach this "inn" like hotel which looks absolutely plain. However, once you go inside, it is very pretty and rich of culture. Very nice and relaxing environment! The brochure for this hotel is "The English Houses", they have recently added 2 rooms at the end of the compound. It is right by a lake which was very very pretty and relaxing!! I would come back and stay again. The owner came and introduce himself and told us about the history of the house and made our dinner. The food was very fresh and we enjoyed dinner very much. It was a little $$$ but not particular outrages in iceland standard. The bathroom in our room is new and very clean. The only draw back is the bed is a little saggy. The staff all speak English and was helping us to book difference activities without extra charges.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ghent
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

This is one of the worst farms we stayed in during our 2 weeks round trip in Iceland. After 2 weeks we were used to the "basic comfort" of the icelandic farm rooms ... small rooms with separate beds, shared bathroom, ugly interiors, we had all this seen before ... but this one couldn't even meet our lowest expectations. We only managed to sleep some hours. It was extremely noisy, walls were paper thin, you could hear your neighbour snoring, people talking downstairs at the dining room until late in the night and yet at 5 o' clock in the morning. The door of our room couldn't be locked, the shower was terrible, ... but, the worst part, the part you should and can avoid, even when you stay here, is the kitchen !!! Don't eat at this place, even if it's free, and believe me, it isn't. It is extremely expensive and you get worse than crap, even a hamburger at the local petrol station is a better choice. We got some too spiced soup which could have been everything. The salmon we were served was black fried in a pan, but still raw, and this for 60 euro ! When told, they just baked it some blacker! What a rip off !!! In leaving, we didn't try the desert, I had a glimpse into the kitchen and could'n believe my eyes : had this guy ever heard of hygiene ? Off course he baked the whole evening in the same pan, now I understood why his salmon was so black fried. You understand, even if you have to sleep here for some reason, which I would not recommend, never try to stay here for eating !!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

We were the only guests and had the whole house for ourself. Everything was old but clean and the house is traditional and beautiful. The location is great as well, particularly if your travelling on the ring road up North.
Breakfast was simple but good.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2010

We stayed at the 'Old English Lodge' for one night on our way to the Snaefellsness peninsula. We stayed upstairs, where rooms have 2 twin beds, a small sink, and a shared bathroom. The rooms were small (we left extra luggage in the car) but clean and comfortable, and the shared bath/shower was nice (the hot water does not smell like sulfur here). They had free wireless internet in the main part of the house.

The main part of the house (dining room, living room, and upstairs bedroom) are original to the house, and have a very charming character & a great history. The hotel rooms w/private bath are newer, and we didn't explore these. The hotel is run by the same family that has owned the house for 3 generations, and they are very good and take pride in their work. The dinner was excellent (I had the fish, my husband had the lamb). I think there was also a vegetarian option. The breakfast buffet was a little more limited than other places, but still quite good, with toast, ham, & cheese, tomatoes & cucumbers, skyr, and a couple different cereals.

The hotel is a 10-15 minute drive from Borgarnes. There is a cute little waterfall within walking distance that we enjoyed after checking in. Overall, we had a great stay.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ain, France
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2009

We stayed here for 1 night on 13 August. My parents were in 1 room with bathroom and myself, husband and 2 yr old daughter in another room with bathroom. Our room was particularly big and there was lots of room to move around even with the cot. The view from the room over the tidal river was lovely. It was nice to stay in a place that had character and a history. We used the sitting room to eat our lunch in and helped ourselves to the crockery in the kitchen and made ourselves at home. The hotel is a 10 min drive from Borganes where there are all conveniences. We ate at the gueshouse in the evening and had delicious pan fried salmon. Again it was like eating at someone's house as it was relaxed and didn't feel like a stuffy restaurant. I would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: By river Langa, Borgarnes, Iceland
Location: Iceland > West Region > Borgarnes
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Borgarnes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
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