We stayed here in early November for 3 nights. Really lovely hotel and highly recommended.
Couple of very minor negatives (very minor though).....
Room size not huge although more than adequate....slightly larger room would have been preferable. Also, unexpectedly for a stay in Iceland, the room was too warm!! And as there is no air conditioning in the rooms the only way to lower the temperature is to open a window which is not the end of the world but a more precise method of temperature control would have been nice.
But they are the only negative points I can mention and the rest is all positive.
Excellent reception staff and very knowledgeable and welcoming.
Beautiful hotel with great facilities....the hot tubs were gorgeous.
Food was top notch....both breakfast and dinner.....great choice.
Good location and easy to find.
Not cheap - but then you are in Iceland so what do you expect?!? Nowhere is.
Northern Lights appeared on our last night and was the perfect ending to a great trip. Staff were on hand to let us know (during dinner) that there was some activity and then again later at night when we were back at our room to make sure we didn't miss the second appearance they called our room to give us the alert.
- 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