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Kaldbaks-kot Cottages

Kaldbak Myvatn, Husavik 640 Iceland
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 08/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#1 of 2 hotels in Husavik
Beautiful cottages with private facilities in Husavik, the Whale watching Capital of Europe. Excellent location on the scenic "Diamond Ring Road": The Husavik-Dettifoss-Myvatn-Husavik round-trip journey. The location is extraordinary as it has breathtaking view, abundant bird-life, spectacular nature and wildlife, country comfort and urban activities and service in town. A unique mixture of country comfort and urban live.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Room features
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
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Languages Spoken
English, Icelandic
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stephan wrote a review Oct 1
Potsdam, Germany6 contributions
I was were for a business trip and didn't expected such a beautifull place to stay. It's just amazing there. Near to Husavik in small cottages and a wonderfull view to the bay of Husavik. Do not forget to use the hot tubs and enjoy the view.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Kaldbakur Husavik, General Manager at Kaldbaks-kot Cottages
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Stephan, Thank you very much for your your feedback and taking the time to share your thoughts! We are happy to hear that our place did exceed your expectations :-) We hope to see you again! Kind regards
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lak14 wrote a review Sep 2021
Ardsley, New York27 contributions7 helpful votes
Cottages in exquisite surroundings, on the northern edge of Husavik. They are small, snug even, but cozy and with spectacular and wild views, not to mention small, geothermal hot tubs. Who needs anything more?
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Kaldbakur Husavik, General Manager at Kaldbaks-kot Cottages
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Iak, Thank you so much for your feedback! We are glad that you had a great stay enjoying spectacular and wild views as well as our geothermal hot tubs! We hope to see you again in the near future and thank you for staying with us! Kind regards
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Ian H wrote a review Sep 2021
31 contributions15 helpful votes
Set in beautiful countryside only minutes from Husavik and overlooking the bay these rustic little cottages have everything you need to enjoy Icelandic nature at its best. This was our favourite stay on our ring road trip. The lake and marshes outside our cabin were idyllic and peaceful. If you go, take some binoculars as we could see a pod of pilot whales in the bay from the porch. Icelandic ponies nearby too. And to top it all there are hot tubs for the guests scattered around the site. When we come back, we'll do longer. Thanks you Kaldbaks-Kot !!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Kaldbakur Husavik, General Manager at Kaldbaks-kot Cottages
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Ian, Thank you so much for your lovely review! It means a lot to us that you had a great stay, enjoying Icelandic nature and the surroundings, and of course our fantastic hot tub! :-) We are extremely happy that staying at one of our cottages was your favourite stay on your ring road trip! Thanks for your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon! All the best!
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ScottS_MN wrote a review Aug 2021
USA144 contributions73 helpful votes
I've been to Husavik 3 times now in 6 years. Its the place to go in Iceland for whale watching. My first time I stayed at these cottages with their beautiful wood interior and view of the bay and mountains. The original couple that built them have recently sold them to their son. I had a bedroom just big enough for the bed, the main room had a kitchenette, table, couch with a cabin sized bathroom. Outside is a porch with chairs and a view. Its a cosy set up but for me its perfect. I was greeted by Halldis, a wonderfully friendly young woman with delightful children who was running the place for the summer. The original retired owner was there to share memories from my past visits. You can opt for an excellent breakfast each day as you like. There are natural hot tubs on site nearby. Each cabin is spaced so you feel there is only you in this lovely setting. All you hear is bird life as the cottages are about 5 minutes outside of Husavik. Everything I needed was provided. All my cares were washed away. I highly recommend Kaldbaks-kot Cottages and I will be back.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: I like the cabins on the bay side of the access road and out from the trees.
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Response from Kaldbakur Husavik, General Manager at Kaldbaks-kot Cottages
Responded Aug 26, 2021
Dear Scott, We would like to thank you for your lovely and honest review and taking the time to share all your thoughts with us! It always makes us so happy to receive such a positive and detailed feedback, and we are extremely happy to see that our place did exceed your expectations and could provide everything you needed for your stay. Thank you very much for staying with us and of course we are looking forward to welcoming you again!
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FrenchTraveller001 wrote a review Aug 2020
Paris, France738 contributions476 helpful votes
We rented 2 cottages for 2 nights, each for 1 person. Besides being badly maintained 20 years after having been built, with bird droppings on the balcony and dangerous with electric cables hanging out, the bedroom in each cottage was the size of a cupboard (3 walls adjacent to the beds), without bed lining. The bathrooms were ridiculously small with a non-hygienic curtain around the shower. Those cottages claim to have beautiful bay views, which was certainly not the case for one of our 2 cottages. At 11,000 ISK a night per cottage, the value was bad considering the poor state of those cottages and the lack of proper kitchen equipment. Furthermore, after I had written a first review with a rating of 2, the furious owner unethically called our guide who blackmailed me to have it removed. It was the first time in my life such a brutal censorship was imposed on me. I therefore downgraded the rating to 1.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
3 Helpful votes
Response from Kaldbaks-kot Owner, Owner at Kaldbaks-kot Cottages
Responded May 14, 2021
Dear Mr. François-Olivier, Thank you for staying with us and for providing this detailed review - it will help us moving forward. We are sorry that your experience was not up to expectations. Luckily we are immersed in nature with thousands of birds nesting around the cottages and lakes. An occasional bird dropping that has not been cleaned from the veranda is unavoidable, and a small price to pay, in our opinion. Our cottages are small, cozy and with some quirks - we are not afraid to admit (and even take some pride in!) that. Each cottage is unique with its own interior atmosphere and slightly different but beautiful views over the mountains, lakes and the bay. But you are correct, some have limited visibility of the sea itself (either due to the terrain or potentially vegetation, especially late in a good summer with the new growth spurts in the way). Unfortunately we have failed to provide you with the necessary detailed information, and therefore your expectations were obviously not met. We humbly apologize for letting you down. But the cottages are now in excellent condition (no electrical cables hanging out etc.) and hygienic, of that we can assure you. Finally, the cottages are under new ownership and management. We are as shocked by the actions of the previous owner as you are... You are welcome back any time to give us another chance :) Best regards, Benedikt
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kaldbaks-kot Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Kaldbaks-kot Cottages?
Nearby attractions include The Husavik Whale Museum (1.6 miles), Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods) (2.4 miles), and Husavikurkirkja (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kaldbaks-kot Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Kaldbaks-kot Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Kaldbaks-kot Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kaldbaks-kot Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Naustid, Fish & Chips, and Restaurant Salka.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kaldbaks-kot Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Icelandic.
Does Kaldbaks-kot Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.