Hotel Ork
Traveler (297)
Standard room
Room & Suite (117)
utsikt ifrån frukosten
Pool & Beach (27)
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

View prices for your travel dates

Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all

About

4.0
#1 of 4 hotels in Hveragerdi
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.3
Value
4.3
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Hotel Ork is a first-class hotel located in the hot spring capital of Iceland, Hveragerdi. The hotel has 157 spacious great rooms in 5 categories. Every room is well-furnished and spacious. The hotel features all the comforts and services you would expect to find at a first-class hotel; multilingual and friendly staff, great accommodation, conference rooms and excellent facilities, such as an outdoor swimming pool with a waterslide, hot tubs and geothermal sauna. Enjoy refreshing drinks and great food, made with the freshest ingredients, at Hver Restaurant. We offer a friendly service in a relaxing environment.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Free breakfast
Game room
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Billiards
Table tennis
Waterslide
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Steam room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Room features
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Icelandic

Location

Breidamoerk 1C, Hveragerdi 810 Iceland
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travelers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 74 out of 100
74
Keflavik Intl Airport
43.8 mi
See all flights
Reykjavik Domestic Airport
24.8 mi
See all flights
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles875 reviews
Reviews summary
This summary was created by AI, based on recent reviews.
Powered by AI

Hotel Ork garners appreciation for its convenient location and tranquil ambiance, which make it a strategic choice for exploring the area. Guests have called out the thermal baths and sauna as highlights, although the pool's erratic temperatures have drawn some criticism. While the rooms are commended for their spaciousness and cleanliness, a few visitors have noted maintenance and noise issues. The service receives praise for its friendliness and efficiency, but value for money is a concern, with reports of high costs and additional charges.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Inviting
Rooms
Spacious
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Clean
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Satisfactory

Was this helpful?
Tripadvisor is not responsible for this summary or any opinions in it. Please read full traveler reviews for more details and information.
875Reviews20Q+A80Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 354
  • 328
  • 129
  • 39
  • 25
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Detailed Reviews
rachelclearvewe wrote a review Aug 2022
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We travelled as a family of three ( one adult, two kids) in the summer holidays. So much is great about this hotel but the devil is in the detail and in many cases this falls short.
Firstly the rooms are fantastic, stylish spacious and with good, comfy beds. A balcony to enjoy the sunshine and to dry wet swimsuits on was an added bonus.
Powerful shower and lots of normal and usb sockets in the room.
Cleaning was poor however; the toilet was never cleaned in our 4 day stay (I cleaned it myself), I had to ask after two days for the floor to be vacuumed as it was dirty with food crumbs and hair and the tea and coffee supplies were very limited (only one fruit tea bag and coffee on arrival).
Also disappointing was the large flat screen TV in the room which only showed a handful of terrestrial channels - it was not a smart TV so no films to watch of an evening. This really is an expected service nowadays so very surprised about this.
The pool is great and the two hot tubs very relaxing. Families with kids please note the large slide featured in many pictures of the hotel is not open for use.
Food in the Hver restaurant is fantastic, with a great childrens menu and a selection of creative, superbly cooked food on offer. The fish and seafood is particularly good.
Breakfast is OK, with a good selection of continental food but less so on the cooked side of things.
Staff were very variable, ranging from downright rude to very helpful and despite there being a high ratio of staff to guests in the restaurant in the evenings, it was very difficult to get service; the basic skills of scanning a room when on duty seemed to be lacking.
There is a games room which the children loved with a good selection: pool, air hockey, table football and ping pong.
Overall a pleasant stay but could definitely do with pulling their socks up in a few key areas. I didn't feel like a valued guest at any point during our stay, which for £250 per night (we were charged extra for a put up bed on arrival), felt a bit rich!
Read more
Date of stay: August 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
thomas46145 wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The superior room is pretty new with a really nice interior and very comfortable beds.You will also find a safe and an empty refrigerator. Housekeeping will make the bed and bathroom on the second day but will not clean up the room or replace the used coffee portions.

The breakfast room seems to be made for tourbus guests and does not live up to 4 stars at all. What a contrast to the superior rooms. Perhaps guests of superior rooms should have a more decent breakfast in the Hver restaurant. The Hver restaurant is excellent and highly recommended for dinner.

The entire pool area incl. the hot tubs, the showers and changing rooms need a major overhaul.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
A lot to digest? Read an AI-generated summary of recent traveler reviews.
Andy S wrote a review Feb 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stopped at Hotel Ork for 3 nights in Feb 22 with friends after travelling from the UK. We found the hotel clean, generally comfortable (a tiny bit on the warm side in bedrooms for our liking, but nothing that ruined our stay and we did have an opening window) & well equipped (towels, fridge, hair dryer, TV with British channels etc). The breakfast was great with sausages, scrambled egg, beans, toast, fruit & pastries to choose from. The breakfast room on the top floor was superb with great views across the snow covered countryside & mountains behind. Reception staff were friendly and very helpful. After being snowed in one day we made good use the games room and heated outdoor pools. We had a great meal in the restaurant & made good use of the bar each night(especially happy hour)! The hotel is well placed, being right off route 1, for driving the Golden Circle, along with good access to Reykjavik and the amazing Skogafoss (waterfall). Locally you can walk to a Bonus supermarket (reasonably priced), a cafe, and a couple of local restaurants (the pizza place/brewery was great). If returning to Iceland we would absolutely stay here again, thank you!
Read more
Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
SunLounge1 wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom9 contributions26 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Horrible and Scary experience ! We were woken up by a stranger a 3.50am breaking into our room and standing in front of our bed while we were asleep !! The room was properly locked and cannot be opened unless you have the card key! We had to barricade the room with a sofa for the rest of the night (sleepless). Called immediatly reception to warn them of this stranger breaking into rooms and they did not bother doing anything ("we will have maintenance looking at the door lock it in the morning"), not even checking the logs of entrances into that room, of the security cameras, and why this is even possible (why give a stranger an access card that can open our room?) . Either way complete lack of response from the hotel, do not care at all about security (I told them where the stranger ran out and the next room he entered into, they said they eventually "listened to this door but there was no response so they walked away..").
If you intend to stay at this hotel, make sure you BARRICADE the room door with heavy sofa and desk, and that you keep q DEFENSIVE object to defend yourself close to your bed, for your own protection.
Needless to say this was a completely sleepless night and my partner is still very shaken by the experience. Thankfully the stranger was unarmed and we were able to kick him out of the room.
I am still wondering if the most shocking was being woken up by a stranger standing in front of our bed, or the complete lack of professionalism of the hotel.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from Hafdís Jóhannsdóttir, Other at Hotel Ork
Responded Jun 3, 2022
Hi SunLounge1, Thank you for taking the time for leaving us a review your feedback is very important to us. We sincerely apologize for this horrifying experience, not under any circumstance should any other guest or unauthorized person have access to our guest's rooms. You are completely correct the staff did not follow the proper procedures for this event and we will look into this and make sure this will not happen again. Thank you again for your review it is very valuable to us and helps us greatly to attend to matters that need our much-needed attention. If there is anything else you would like to add or get further help with you are welcome to contact us directly. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us. Best regards, Hotel Örk team
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Maria W wrote a review May 2022
Southam, United Kingdom32 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here in November for two nights and it was amazing. The quiet location away from the main city was just right for us and the local area was everything plus more. It had snowed when we arrived and we were there for the lighting of the village Christmas tree. It was something out of a film!!

Back at the hotel, the room was clean, large and warm. The view out of the window was breathtaking and I didn't want to leave.

Breakfast was never busy and there was a large selection, all tasted great. We had dinner one evening in the restaurant and although the menu was limited it was filling and the wine was tasty.

The location of the hotel meant we had access to the main road and access to the many attractions we wanted to see, although whoch out for the snow!!

What did make our stay was the security guard, he was amazing and we learnt so much about the culture and way of life in Iceland from him when we woke at 3am and decided to go for a walk both nights, in an attempt to see the Northern lights. Because of the snow this didn't happen but this only means we have to return!!

A fantastic hotel and I can't wait to return.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
MareeandPeter wrote a review Feb 2020
Brisbane, Australia396 contributions109 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice hotel with a lovely intimate restaurant. We were part of a small tour group & they had a separate area where they have the breakfast buffet that they used for dinner for larger tour group. The room was not huge - not as big as other hotels we stayed in Iceland but comfy all the same.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from Ída Smáradóttir Berg, Marketing at Hotel Ork
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Dear MareeandPeter, Thank you for your stay and for your review. It's great to hear that you liked our hotel and our restaurant. Concerning your room, we are sorry if the size did not meet your expectations on this occasion. We would like to mention that we have different room categories at our hotel and they all range in size from 20 - 55m2. We will be more than happy to assist you with your future booking request so we can accommodate you as best as possible. Hope to see you again, All the best, Hotel Örk team
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Bryndís wrote a review Aug 2020
10 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went there with 3 young children. We bought an upgrade so we stayed at the newer part of the hotel and had both breakfast and a 3 course dinner included. Everything exceeded expectation; friendly staff, good food, clean room. The pool slide was a little dodgy though, the stairs are so steep for little slippery legs.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
WednesdayNightGirl wrote a review Aug 2021
McKinney, Texas1,370 contribution419 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My room was perfect. Good bed, good pillows, nice size and clean. The facility was lovely.

We had hoped to do some laundry but the manager would not allow access to their washers and dryers. I have to say, the manager was on the grumpy side. He fussed at guests because they couldn’t figure out the room keys (you insert the key, open the door, and then take the key out!).
Read more
Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
crimsonowl wrote a review Jul 2021
West Lake Hills, Texas170 contributions139 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had modest expectations for the Hotel Ork. We booked it as a stopping point between Vik and the Reykanes Peninsula, and for its proximity to the Reykjadular Valley. All of the hotels in the area had mixed reviews, so we gambled on the Ork because of the swimming pool for the kids. Fortunately, our expectations were exceeded. We booked two superior rooms and found them clean, stylish, very comfortable, and very quiet. The superior rooms are in a quiet wing removed from the noise of the pool, rec room, and restaurant. It was worth the extra money to get good sleep and a fully updated accommodation.

The kids enjoyed the pool, although the waterslides were broken, which was a disappointment. The included breakfast buffet was excellent. Parking is free and convenient.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Choose superior rooms for a quiet night's sleep.
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Rick R wrote a review May 2021
24 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This has the feel of a big solid 1960’s hotel built by an Eastern bloc nation. When we arrived we were told by the friendly front desk that there were several sports teams staying here and they might be running around and making noise until odd hours. We were told we were moved off the team floors for no additional charge but to move to the new wing with very quiet rooms would cost us extra.

Indeed talking, milling and idling did happen but the Icelandic teams, seemingly a young girls team and an unrelated boys team were more respectful than similar US teens. Nevertheless there was a good deal of door banging, loud talking, knocking on doors at 1am, and noise through the walls. In addition some kids congregated in the midnight sun outside the front entrance which was right below our window.

So.....check to see if this giant hotel is booked with loud kids before settling in, and possibly fork over the extra money for a room in the quiet modern wing.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Book the new wing and superior room to avoid door bangings and sounds from echoey corridors and...
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Answer from KarenW
32 contributions5 helpful votes
This is actually the first stop on a Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Tour with Kerid Crater that departs from Reykjavik. The tour company is very accommodating. If you tell them you will join the tour in Hveragerdi it would probably be all right. This hotel is great because there are several restaurants, a supermarket, and benzine station around the corner. You'll need a car to drive to some of the other attractions, e.g. volcano, Blue Lagoon. But the hotel has it's own hot spring spa, so if you stay there you won't need to go to the Blue Lagoon.
sunshinetilly95 asked a question Jan 2023
Wareham, United Kingdom2 contributions
Hi, are there towels provided in each room?
Answer from Rhonjam
Bear, Delaware20 contributions12 helpful votes
Yes, they do as well as shampoo & conditioner.
New York City, New York682 contributions207 helpful votes
I had booked the tour from Reykjavik. Hotel Ork was part of the package. Why don’t you email them and ask. I’m sure you can take a tour from there. We stayed overnight and the tour company picked us up there. This way we saved time and didn’t have to go back to Reykjavik.
AdamsFamilyMK wrote a tip Feb 2024
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom52 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Defo pack your swim wear!"
Read full review
Ava_Wind wrote a tip Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom241 contributions31 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"take ear plugs "
Read full review
JeffnMaryAnn C wrote a tip Oct 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We thought the hotel was great -- there was a restaurant in the hotel and multiple places to eat nearby. The building was well-kept. "
Read full review
Glen H wrote a tip Sep 2023
Bingley, United Kingdom112 contributions65 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plenty of parking and close to cafes, restaurants and a petrol station"
Read full review
KAmanda wrote a tip Aug 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom114 contributions42 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good parking available."
Read full review
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Hveragerdi area.
PRICE RANGE
$178 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ork hotel hveragerdi
LOCATION
IcelandSouth RegionHveragerdi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
157
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Hotel Ork $194 ($̶2̶7̶6̶) - Updated 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Ork
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Ork?
Nearby attractions include The exhibition Quake 2008 (0.2 miles), Sundlaugin Laugarskarði (0.5 miles), and LA Art Museum - Listasafn Árnesinga (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Ork?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Ork?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Ork?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Ork?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ölverk Pizza & Brewery, Almar Bakari, and Hver Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Ork?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Is Hotel Ork located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Hveragerdi.
Does Hotel Ork offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Ork?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Icelandic.
Does Hotel Ork have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Hotel Ork accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
All Hveragerdi HotelsHveragerdi Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in HveragerdiHotels near Hotel Ork
Things to DoRestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars