This is a small hotel (roughly 6 double bed rooms), plenty of parking, relatively rustic and basic. The first issue you may have to deal with is finding the place. We had the address as Lambafell, Hvolsvollur, Iceland. So, we went to Hvolsvollur and asked around about where this might be. None of the local establishments knew about it. We were lucky to find an information center (which itself was not so easy to find) in Hvolsvollur and asked there. They knew were it was and directed us to travel 40 km further to the east. We did that and eventually found the place. Had we been looking after hours in the information center, we might have had a problem. A local phone call was provided so if need be we would have been able to call. So, if you decide to visit this little hotel, be sure to know where it is.
The accommodations are quite rustic. The doors are thin and sounds from other rooms travel freely. The rooms are clean and the basic facilities adequate. The beds are comfortable. One person seems to take full responsibility for the place, cleaning, dealing with linens, washing the sheets, etc. And, this same person takes care of providing a very basic breakfast. At the time of our visit the person in charge was from Russia, spoke adequate English and was very pleasant. A laptop (with printer) is available in the small entry room and this can be used by guests without charge.
This consisted of some cheese slices, some sliced meat (likely ham) some vegetables, cereals, some yogurt, two kinds of juice, and a coffee machine. If you want coffee with milk, select black coffee and use the milk that is provided for the cereal; otherwise, you will get some non-dairy from the machine if you ask for latte or coffee with ‘milk’. The coffee is reasonable and there is no limit.
It appears that this properly is in transition. There is a large wooden log-style house not far away and the plan is to make that also a guesthouse for next year. This would likely be more up-scale addition to the overall property and may have a higher price. We talked with one couple who stayed there (one room was available) and they described a much bigger room, but the plan is to make several smaller rooms from the larger ones. There are also two cabins on the property and these are also available. They too are rather rustic, but looked rather nice and are separated from the main guesthouse by about 50 meters. Those who stayed there were happy with what they found.
If you would be satisfied with a rather basic and Spartan place, you would likely be satisfied with this one. it is acceptably clean and that counts for a lot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the guesthouse we have 3 double rooms and 3 twin rooms, all with private bathrooms. Close to the guesthouse we have 2 cottages. In each cottage there is beds for 2 people, sleeping loft with mattresses on the floor and bed linen, bathroom and a small cooking facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Edinborg Guesthouse Iceland/Hvolsvollur