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“Great place to end stay in Iceland” 4 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Grindavik 240, Iceland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Grindavik
London, United Kingdom
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“Great place to end stay in Iceland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2010

As we had always planned to visit the Blue Lagoon we jumped at the chance at staying at hotel nearby.

The clinic is less than 10 minutes walk from the Blue Lagoon via a path (remember you will need a torch when it is dark). You are given complementary entry into the Blue Lagoon as part of your stay. However the clinic also has a smaller pool which is open to people staying in the clinic at 8am-10am and 8pm-10pm.

The rooms are quite modern and have amazing views over the moss covered lava fields.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2010

This hotel was exactly what we were looking for. It was very clean and modern. The staff was very friendly and the breakfast (included) was nice to start off each day. The location however is the main attraction, as you are right next to the Blue Lagoon. When you stay at the clinic, you get a free pass to use the Blue Lagoon, which is nice, because it's not super cheap. I think normally around $15-20/day.

We loved having the thermal pools at the clinic. You are able to use them before the clinic hours begin and after they close. I think it was before 10am and after 8pm. When we visited, it was not crowded at all and very relaxing to sit in the pools. It is interesting to have it be so cold outside and warm water to relax in.

We found the bus from the airport to be quite convenient to get us to the hotel. You can also take the bus from the hotel to the town of Reykjavik. We found the city to be quite nice for a day visit. We ended up renting a car and traveling around a large part of the country one day and that was a nice drive. Nobody was driving, so nice and easy.

Visiting Iceland is very unique. There is not a whole lot to do, so we were there 3 nights and that seemed just right. It allowed us to visit the main city, spend time in the Blue Lagoon, and drive around a bit. During October, it seemed to be the low travel season, so even the Blue Lagoon wasn't all that crowded. When I looked at the pictures online, I was a bit worried, but there was no where near that amount of people when we visited.

Overall, we were very happy with the hotel and the area. It is a nice multi-night trip if you want a relaxing get away, that is really far away. The landscape is very unique with all the lava rock, no trees, and water. Plus, you can't miss the smell of sulfur wherever you go. We would recommend this to everyone for a nice escape.

Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2010

The hotel or "clinic" at the blue lagoon was a great way to end our trip. We took a bus to lagoon the night before we were meant to leave iceland. The hotel has it's own smaller (though still quite large) lagoon that is open later than the main lagoon. It's much more private and you can take a dip right before you go to bed.

As for the actual accommodations they were very modern, clean and a bit plain, which made for a very relaxing environment. The only negative thing I would say is that the double rooms are two twin beds, which I thing me and my partner just pushed together. Already planning on returning this August for the first night of a euro trip in order to nurse some jetlag.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2009

We only stayed 1 night at the clinic an we loved it!
It is well worth it considering that you can enter the blue lagoon as often as you want.
The private logoon in the clinic is actually sufficient enough and much more quiet. The rooms are really good and have everything you need, we also found the typical Iceland breakfast offering a big choice.
The big blue lagoon is a max 10 min walk through the lava landscape - take your torch from the reception it is really dark!
Will surely try to stay there again when we go back to Iceland and it is also a much better option to stay for a nightover for your return flight than any other hotel in Reykyavik, since the lagoon is also closer to the airport. The blue lagoon bus drops you at the clinic without any problems on the way to the lagoon. Just don't forget this is not a normal hotel, it is a clinic so do not expect any food like lunch or dinner!!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2009

This sure is a clinic, and it does what it says on the tin, gives you a restful space to wallow in the mud and eat nice food and relax, and you can walk along to the Blue Lagoon complex just a few minutes walk away. It is great. I have put three for the value for money because nice though it is, it is very expensive. I know Iceland is supposed to be expensive, but it is still a shock to get the bill. Some warnings. We drove there late at night, actually pickin up the hire car at the airport after midnight, and we drove to the Blue Lagoon, and round and round for hours, really til 3.30 in the morning until finally just by chance on the main road we saw a tiny little sign on a wooden board that said 'clinic' and we were so exhausted - me and my partner and her mother on an eightyith birthday trip to Iceland - that we nearly didn't turn down that road, but luckily we eventually found the place. And ... the receptionist was there waiting for us. That indicates the service level. They were very friendly - given that Icelanders like to encourage you to get on with things yourself rather than be cossetted - and it was a great stay. Make use of the bathing!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2009

I stayed here for a night in October. We got a hire car from the airport and drove here, it was only a 15 min drive. The clinic is 600m walk from the main Blue Lagoon. There are I believe about 15 rooms here for hotel guests.

There is a private lagoon in the back which provides the most sensational experience. Although you get free passes to the main lagoon which are worth 30 euro a piece, the private area here is far better.

During the day from about 10am to 6 the private lagoon is used for treatments, before and after this it is for hotel guests only. In the night there might only be a few other people there giving you almost exclusive access to the waters. There is silica on the sides and the private area stretches out, the further you go the less man-made it becomes. The water is about 40 degrees celcius.

Breakfast here is the standard buffet, very clean and very fresh.

We ventured over to the main lagoon using our free passes the next day early in the morning. By 11am the tour buses had come and kids were playing around. All the tourists do ruin the peace of the place. My advice is to stay here and just pop in to see the main lagoon, spend your time in the early morning 8-10 and in the evening 8-10 over here in the private lagoon.

The rooms themselves are of the IKEA style, very simple and functional. The only drawback was the lack of amenities, the shower get was from a dispenser and there was no conditioner which is essential with such salty water. Conditioner is a very serious point here, your hair will be sticking up for 4 or 5 days if you don't take precautions with the abrasive salty water.

I thought this place was a gem, it was well worth staying here and I will not forget the time I spent here with the moonlight bouncing off the pool floating along on a tire....

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2009

This place was just amazing and one of the memorable places I've ever stayed at!

The best thing is access to the clinics private lagoon after hours, which I think was after 8-10pm, and very early in the morning. The silica mud is much deeper and softer than in the main lagoon, it's private and best of all you can go at night which makes for a surreal experience especially in the dead of winter! You enter the lagoon from inside the building, there is a door which you open to the outside while you are still in the lagoon. I will always remember bathing in the lagoon at night with cold air -20C and feeling hot because I was in the water, iceicles forming on my eyelashes, steam all around on top of the water because of the temperature difference, and if you're really lucky like I was, you can look up and see the northern lights. Winter is the time to go I don't think it would be the same if it was summer.

Also really nice is the walk from the clinic to the main lagoon. Staying at the clinic gives you a free pass to the main lagoon. On the way there were frozen ponds and snow capped twisted black rocks, really something special.

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Blue Lagoon Clinic

Address: Grindavik 240, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Southern Peninsula > Grindavik
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Grindavik
Hotel Class:4 star — Blue Lagoon Clinic 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Blue Lagoon Clinic Grindavik
Blue Lagoon Clinic Hotel Grindavik
Blue Lagoon Clinic Iceland/Grindavik

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