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“Interesting Summer Hotel Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Edda Skogar
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hvolsvollur, Skogar 861, Iceland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Skogar
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“Interesting Summer Hotel Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

I picked this hotel simply because it is the cheapest. This hotel chain in fact uses school dorm in summer. There is no private bathroom but at least there is a washbasin in the room. It is a comfortable stay. Breakfast is good!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

We were in the second building which lacks the wifi connection. Showers and WC were in a rather small numbers (2 of each for the whole floor) and the room is quiet small, really looks like a student room (as this is probably one).

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

My husband and I visited family in Iceland and decided to do a drive round the country. We were looking for something cheap and clean. We have never tried this type of accommodation except for when we camped 2 years ago. I am often not keen on shared baths/toilets but we wanted cheap so that's what we booked. We booked 3 Edda hotels (Skogar, Hofn & Akureyri) all at about £50 per room per night so can't complain.

This hotel was just like a boarding house. We checked in at the main building and had to ring a bell for someone to attend to us. We stayed in the building next to the main building, which only had rooms, bathrooms and a living/common area. It was clean but the water in bathroom smelt so strongly of sulphur!

This hotel is in the middle of nowhere but just round the corner from Skogarfoss (the beautiful waterfall). We saw the waterfall and climbed the steps to the top, which was a delight. The hotel is not far from Eyjafjallajokull - the volcano that erupted last year. There was a lot of volcanic ash around so we collected some. You can buy the ash in shops for about 9€.

There was only one place to eat nearby - some sort of travel centre for hikers, glacier climbers etc. You can get information from this place for outdoor activities. There was a small shop and the restaurant was more like a canteen with quick meals like soups, meatballs, fries and salads. We ate here in the evening and it was nice enough and not too expensive.

We would use this hotel again but would probably shop at a supermarket for food before arriving in this area as there is nothing really. The dinners at the hotel were too expensive for our budget so it was not an option to each there.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

I have been quite disappointed by this hotel: very small bedrooms, tolet and shower very limited in number (and the shower was quite dirty and water coulnd't go away quickly). There is no free internet connection like in many other structures in iceland. All the hostels and guesthouses that I have been in Iceland were cheaper and better than this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

The most known volcano in the world which blocked lots of flights across the world this year is just behind your window. Hotel is located in the school as all edda hotels. Rooms are spacious, shared bathroom. If you want to be as close aspossible to the volcano it is the best choice. Also Skogarfoss one of the biggest waterfalls is in walking distance. I recommend this place for every nature lover

Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2009

At first, I want to book edda in vik, but it was full already. so, another choice near vik is this one in skogar.
Everything is good but all rooms are shared facilities, a bit troublesome.
skogar waterfall nearby and my room face a big grassland, it's stunning!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2009

The hotel is simple (shared showers) but clean and quiet. Top location in the countryside, walking up the river is spectacular. I was very impressed by the buffet dinner, huge choice and good quality. You have to book in advance, even if you're a guest! Otherwise, there is just one other place in the village to get food, a rather pricy hotel. The museum cafe closes at 5, so is not really an option for dinner. Considering this is Iceland, I'd consider both the room and the food a bargain. The bus stops at the nearby waterfall and usually also directly at the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hvolsvollur, Skogar 861, Iceland
Location: Iceland > South Region > Skogar
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Skogar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Edda Skogar 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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