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Nesjavollum vid Thingvallavatn, Selfoss 801 Iceland
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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
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Horseback riding
Business Center with Internet Access
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Hot spring bath
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish, Icelandic, Lithuanian and 1 more
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PHN wrote a review Jun 21
Orinda, California147 contributions154 helpful votes
This property should not be rated as a 3 star hotel. A 4 star would be more appropriate. Service is very good and so is the food. At the restaurant, the staff was not only attentive but also catered to our dietary requirements. The hotel's location is outstanding if one plans to hike the region. There are several amazing trails nearby. This is the second year in a row we have stayed and we plan to return next year. If you like hiking, this is the place to stay!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Expedition762538 wrote a review May 2022
Keflavik, Iceland8 contributions8 helpful votes
They advertice SPA which consists of hot tub (not so hot) and very small sauna only cold. Rooms are small with uncomfortly chairs. Very good bed. The surrounding nature is fantastic and view from room window is fantastic. Resturant Silfra has a very good menu and fantastic food as dinner, but service is average. Breakfast table is average. Silfra and ION are two different companies and staff does not have common goals and service could be a lot better with more smiles.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: Never to accept supperior room for extra charge ,not worth it.
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tg0dsey wrote a review May 2022
Austin, Texas6 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a unique hotel, with a good restaurant and a fantastic-looking bar. If we were going on that criteria alone, it is terrific. But as many others have reported, the customer service and overall attitude of the hotel staff severely impacts the overall experience. And I'm not talking about American customer service vs. European. I expect less when I travel overseas, so expectations are much lower. That said, if you're paying $500 USD+ for one night in a small room, you hope the service is passable. We had multiple issues, including them not being able to find our reservations at check-in. Only 44(?) rooms so even if you are looking at them manually (I hope they're not doing that), it shouldn't take more than a minute or two. I finally had to show the reservation on my app. The restaurant is high-quality for a place that remote, but, once again, the service :( . Overall, just a bummer for a hotel that I really want to love. Hopefully, they'll listen to the feedback and make the needed changes.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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OnAir42876610498 wrote a review May 2022
3 contributions
By far the best hotel I’ve visited in a while! Staff were friendly, the room was smart and clean, and the amenities are lovely - the pool and northern lights bar are particular highlights. Only strange thing we found was a huge artwork of London (feat yoda?) on the bar wall which would’ve been much nicer to reflect something local. Overall I Recommend HIGHLY, and also suggest allotting a few hours for a swim and drink at the bar in the evening time. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Andy Roebuck wrote a review May 2022
Lexington, Massachusetts2 contributions
My wife and I took a long weekend at the Hotel Ion and it was heaven. The rooms are modern and let the outside scenery in. The restaurant is delicious, focusing on local foods. The bar overlooks the landscape and features authentic Icelandic spirits. And the natural hot spring pool under the overhang of the hotel, complete with amazing moss in the water (smells awesome!) is the capper. And small enough to not feel crowded. AND, they set up a day of super jeep tours for us so we could see geysirs, falls, glaciers, etc. What a spot!
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Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: They are all good- choose one with big windows
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Ami wrote a review Apr 2022
Selfoss, Iceland3 contributions
The hotel has a really nice location in the national park but the power plant spoils the view a little. For me the highlight of the hotel was the bar because of the nice view and the interior. The staff were mostly friendly. The restaurant was a catastrophe when we were there all fish menus were out and we didn’t have a lot of options. Don’t order the falafel,is gross.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Anne M wrote a review Apr 2022
Basking Ridge, New Jersey19 contributions49 helpful votes
We recently stayed at this hotel, which overlooks the power plant, not as pictured. It is in the middle of NOWHERE, AND SUPER HARD TO FIND. We stayed there in order to receive credit from Marriott, and because it was associated with a reliable company that we have been faithful to for 700+ times. AFTER OUR STAY, WE DID NOT RECEIVE CREDIT FOR A MONTH, EVEN THOUGH THE FRONT DESK SAID THAT WE WOULD. WE CONTACTED MARRIOTT AND WERE TOLD THIS HOTEL DOES NOT PARTICIPATE, ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO REFERENCE TO THIS AT ALL ANYWHERE. We did not receive any Point or Night stay credit from Marriott. IN ADDITION, when our friends had to change their flight in order to accommodate a cancellation due to bad weather the next day,they were not given any credit at all because they had booked with Booking.com, and not with Marriott. This was not their fault, but were given no compassion by this organization. DO NOT STAY HERE. THE PROPERTY IS TIRED, very hard to get to, the FOOD IS EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE and not good at all, AND POOR CUSTOMER RELATIONS IF THERE IS A PROBLEM. STAY IN REYKAVIK INSTEAD, AND SEE THE LIGHTS. THE POOL WAS FILTHY, AND FILLED WITH ALGAE. IF THERE WAS A ZERO, IT WOULD BE THE RATING FOR THIS PLACE.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: The only rooms that are good are the upgraded rooms on the second floor, opposite side to the...
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anthony p wrote a review Feb 2022
Westbury, New York36 contributions9 helpful votes
Although smaller than it looks in the pictures, this hotel was very nice. Clean, comfortable and modern. The rooms are a good size as was the bathroom. The staff was very friendly, courteous and helpful. The restaurant menu is very limited, but the food is excellent. The hotel is very secluded so you will need a car if you want to explore the area.
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Date of stay: February 2022
signy wrote a review Feb 2022
Iceland1 contribution2 helpful votes
The staff was amazing! Very friendly and nice. We hot stuck one extra night because of the weather and the staff where so helpfull and nice! Never had this good service anywhere. The rooms and food was very good! Beautifull pool and northern light bar! Everything here was perfect!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Ask for rooms facing Þingvallavatn😍
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Yianni Pavlis wrote a review Jan 2022
56 contributions19 helpful votes
This was the most disappointing hotel I’ve ever stayed at, and EXTREMELY overpriced for what you get. The hotel overlooks a power plant - really scenic. The entire hotel smelled of sulfur - it was impossible to fall asleep because of it. Unfriendly staff. WiFi does not work. “Gym” does not open until 10am (in what world does this happen at a hotel?).... I could go on. Save your money and your nostrils and book ANYWHERE but here.
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Date of stay: February 2021
3 Helpful votes
$325 - $449 (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 Braud & Co, 101 Reykjavik Street Food, and Old Iceland Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at ION Adventure Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a heated pool, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness center 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.