I found Hotel Ranga a great place to stay if you're looking to unwind and relax. The scenery while sitting in the outside hot tubs during snowfall is a fantastic experience. There isn't much to do in the surrounding area except for horse ridding, so if you're not into that then it's a chance to relax.
The hotel room was very cozy and well serviced. The restaurant food was superb! I found the hotel personnel very friendly and helped plan activities for me.
For those who get the chance to stay outside of Reykjavík, then make this a planned stop-over. It's also a great place to see the Northern Lights (in winter) if you are there on the right night. But there's no guarantee!
- Also Known As:
- Ranga Hotel Hella
- Hotel Ranga Iceland
- Hotel Ranga Iceland/Hella
- 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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