We stayed at Ranga for one night at the beginning of our trip to Iceland and were impressed with the helpful service at the reception (perhaps the female owner?). On our request, we were allowed to change rooms from the parking-lot side to the river-view side with a nice patio and hot tub right in front of our patio (there are 3 or 4 such tubs along the back side of the hotel and don´t seem to be crowded). Rooms are simple, rustic, smallish, but clean with a good bed and nice bedding. No safe in the room. Bath robes are supplied.
There was a happy hour in a very comfortable upstair lounge with beer at half price.
For dinner,we were welcomed to the elegant dining room by the male owner and seated at a very nice table near the window with a great view. We felt so great about it that we ordered a bottle of wine (overpriced as in all Icelandic restaurants) to enjoy with our excellent food (fresh fish). Service was very polished and competent.
Breakfast was served in the same bright dining room with a wide selection of foods for every taste and diet.
Hotel Ranga was one of the few exceptions that did not have large groups and was therefore peaceful for individual travellers. We learned later about the disruptive impact of large groups in many hotels and even guesthouses and farm accomodations, that marginalize individual travellers, and I will point that in my reviews of specific hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Ranga is a luxury countryside hotel and the only 4 star resort in South Iceland. It offers all the facilities and services of a modern resort. Located about an hour from Reykjavík between the towns of Hella and Hvolsvöllur, it lies just off the main road right in middle of South Iceland’s panoramic scenery. The resort is built in log-cabin style and has through the years acquired an excellent reputation for its food, accomodation and service. It is the first Icelandic hotel to become a member of the prestigious international hotel chain Great Hotels of the World. A celebrity hot spot, top honeymoon destination and favorite hotel amongst Icelanders, Hotel Rangá also offers great facilities for small business meetings, weddings and social gatherings. One cannot miss feeling welcome entering its warm interior where relaxed countryside feeling meets the professional ambition of pleasing its entire clientel. Upon entering Hotel Ranga, you will be greeted by a towering 10-foot tall polar bear named Hrammur that resides in the lobby. He is a favorite model for photographers and is definitely one of the most pictured objects in Iceland. This is just a prelude to the cozy ambience that you will encounter that vibrates throughout the hotel. Hótel Rangá was upgraded and renovated in 2007/2008 and presently has 51 luxuriously decorated rooms and suites. It also features an acclaimed riverside restaurant, a lounge and bar, 2 upstairs meeting rooms, a game room, massage facilities and three much beloved outdoor hot tubs heated with geothermal water - where there is an excellent chance to view the fantastic northern lights during September through April. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ranga Hotel Hella
- Hotel Ranga Iceland/Hella