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ION Adventure Hotel

Nesjavollum vid Thingvallavatn, Selfoss 801 Iceland
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#6 of 10 hotels in Selfoss
ION hotel is situated on Mount Hengill, 18 km from UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park. It's restaurant offers Nordic specialties and a bar with panoramic scenic views.Satellite TV, a seating area and private bathroom are featured in all guest rooms at Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel. Some also overlook Lake Thingvallavatn.Bookable facilities include an on-site spa and sauna. Ion Luxury Adventure guests can also enjoy a communal TV lounge.Reykjavík city centre is within 45 minutes’ drive from the hotel.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Bar / lounge
Horseback riding
Business Center with Internet Access
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Hot spring bath
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Soundproof rooms
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English, Spanish, Icelandic, Lithuanian and 1 more
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Elena L wrote a review Mar 2021
Reykjavik, Iceland39 contributions20 helpful votes
Me and my husband decided to go to ION Adventure hotel for a romantic weekend - one night with 2 course dinner and breakfast in a deluxe room. All in all it was fine, it is a descent place, but definitely not a luxury hotel. The room we got had a broken window so you could not open it. It was a sunny day and it turned the room into a sauna, it was so hot and stuffy that you could hardly stay inside for more than couple of minutes, with broken window there was no way to cool it down or get any fresh air. We talked to the reception and without even checking out the room she immediately gave us another room. 5+ for customer service, but at the same time it felt as they knew about this window problem and it made me wonder if the hotel would be fully booked - what would they do? The broken window did not look as it happened yesterday, so why would not they repair it and why they put guests there knowing about the broken window? Definitely not appropriate for a luxury hotel. There were many of those tiny things that need to be taken care of - a disgustingly dirty ventilation in the changing room before you go the hot pool, spots from the water leakage on the walls here and there, dirty spots on walls in the room and the shower - of course, you just ignore them and try to enjoy your stay, but it makes you feel as once upon a time it was a luxury hotel, but now it desperately needs care and repair. The food was fine, could be hotter - the selfish soup for example was barely warm when it was served. The breakfast buffet was ok, but we had much better quality breakfasts in other 4* hotels around Iceland, so a bit disappointing. The hot pool was fine, the bar is nice, cosy with great views, somewhat pricey even for Iceland. The service was very good. Would I recommend this hotel? Yes, if you get a very good price and don't expected any luxury.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Johann T wrote a review Sep 2020
Keflavik, Iceland9 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for one nigh. We used the spa area and enjoyed it very much, there were bathrobes in our room so we could change and go straight to the spa. We visited the bar an the view was amazing. The room was very nice with a great shower. The bed was very big and comfortable.
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Date of stay: September 2020
lisa026 wrote a review Aug 2020
iceland441 contributions391 helpful votes
I have always wanted to go there but at the prices they were charging, I never went until now. We were very pleased with this hotel for the price we paid, it would have been a different matter if I had been paying full price. Rooms were very stylish and modern and clean. We stayed in the luxury ones so we got great views and a few extras it seems like a mini bar with a few complementary items, a beer, coke and water. The toiletries were lovely, from Soley an Icelandic firm. The beds were very comfy and we got a wonderful sleep. There is a very nice hot pot that we really enjoyed, I see some people here confuse it with a swimming pool but it it not and is not advertised as such. It was a good hot temperature and we relaxed in the sauna and relaxation room afterwards and then on to dinner. Right now they only have a set menu but they do offer choices and we all very much enjoyed our dinner, everyone was happy and the service was wonderful. We hit the honesty bar after that, wonderful views and very funky and cool decor. You serve yourself and jot down what you drink and I very much hope people do that unlike the lady in front of me who poured a large water glass full of red wine and then left. :( . Breakfast was large and varied, a buffet style serving and everyone had to use gloves and sanitizer so it all felt safe. The location itself is stunning in good weather, even if we are from here, we loved the views. Service all around was great and friendly.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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JosefSt wrote a review Aug 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland140 contributions22 helpful votes
Me and my wife were interested to try a hotel close to the capital city for relaxation. ION hotel was an exciting choice for us. After two nights we can say few things about our stay. This hotel is quite expensive but what do you get for your money? You are in the middle of nowhere. There is about 40min drive to the next town or city but in summer time (between May to October) you drive through an amazing landscape close to the hotel. That road is closed during winter due to snow. Room was average with a good bed. The ventilation could be better, if you use the shower in your room you need to have the window open, otherwise room will be filled by steam. Restaurant is wonderful, a simple menu with high quality cooked meat or fish of the day. The deserts were also delicious. The service was wonderful, and the sevice from the Romanian waiter at the restaurant outstanding. A few kilometers from the hotel is the 2nd largest geothermal power station in Iceland. They make an electricity and hot water for usage in Reykjavik, all made from hot steam coming from below ground. It does make the air smell off sulfur though. If you really want to relax in a beautiful and quite place within one hours drive from Reykjavik this is hotel for you.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Manta r wrote a review Jul 2020
Frederiksberg, Denmark132 contributions126 helpful votes
Hmmm 🧐 what can I say, this hotel is oh so far from what it promises on the inviting pictures. First of all the hotel shows pictures of a pool with a view. This is more like a paddle pool with dirt in. Further the location is awful next to a plant of some kind not sure why you would want a hotel there but Nothing is mentioned about that on the website. The views are suppose to be fantastic but you look out at pipes and electric power lines🤭. The rooms are small and they smell and the nose you can hear from the hall is loud. You have the feeling that the hotel is a redesigned hostel. Further the service is lousy. The Spanish waiter forgot my main course and we had to remind the waiter to bring our drinks. Further we didactic want to wait any longer so we walked to the bar to pAy the bill. In addition the hotel needs a good clean all the flies are laying lie de parade in the windows!!! We were so disappointed because it was our last night in Iceland and wanted it to be special.....so don’t choose this hotel In addition when going to the paddle pool a water damage in the ceiling was discovered which I made the reception aware of. The water was literally dripped fro the ceiling but no one has told them before!!!,😱😱😱 I have been reluctant to write negative reviews due to corona but for Ion adventure hotel ....someone has to speak up This is outrageous
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
4 Helpful votes
$261 - $517 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Icelandair Hotel Hengill
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Frequently Asked Questions about ION Adventure Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to ION Adventure Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Hallgrimskirkja (0.2 miles), Mink Viking Portrait Studio (0.1 miles), and Ring Road (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at ION Adventure Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at ION Adventure Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at ION Adventure Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ION Adventure Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include 101 Reykjavik Street Food, Braud & Co, and Old Iceland Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at ION Adventure Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a heated pool and a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at ION Adventure Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Lithuanian, and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to ION Adventure Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) (0.2 miles), The Settlement Exhibition (0.5 miles), and Videy Island (2.5 miles).
Does ION Adventure Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is ION Adventure Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.