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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
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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mariannap670 wrote a review Nov 2021
Avila Beach31 contributions34 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Hotel is located in the beautiful area - worth a drive. Rooms are average in size - not too small not too big. But they are fun & interestingly decorated. Even amenities are different from all other hotels we stayed in Iceland in 2 weeks of our Ring Road journey. Outdoor Hot tub is worth a visit. Towels are provided in a dressing room. Rooms have fun slippers and robes. Nice sauna is available too. Great bar with cool drinks & stunning view. Delicious food in a restaurant. Front desk is very professional. Welcome drink upon arrival. All in all we enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a room looking away from the power station
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Eydís S wrote a review Nov 2021
21 contributions5 helpful votes
Let's start with the positive. The staff are very friendly, the dinner was great and the bar is beautiful and cosy. The spa is nice, although I would not say that a single paddle pool and one sauna constitute a spa. Now for the criticism. For a hotel that opened in 2013 it is quite run down. The room I was in did not look like it had any basic maintenance at all since opening day, with loose door frames, the window crank falling off the window due to rotting window frame, humidity damage on the wall outside the bathroom and definitely in need of a fresh coat of paint, much like several places throughout the hotel. Electrical outputs were also crooked in many areas, basically it looked like the basic maintenance in the hotel was kept by regular staff trying their best to patch what needed patching. The bathroom in my room was dirty. There were literal dirt smudges on the soap dispensers and wall behind and dried droplets of what looked like toothpaste on the bathroom door. My duvet was terrible! The down filling was sticking to corners in clumps and it should have been replaced years ago. Garbage can was broken, the bedside lamp as well and even the bathrobe was torn. You would think that covid closings in 2020 would have been a great opportunity to fix these kinds of things, but clearly there is no ambition for that. Would not recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: Ask for a room facing away from the power plant
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Florence C wrote a review Nov 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
After staying in this hotel, I understand the word “design” is for architecture only. That’s what most travelers get misunderstood and think it’s a deluxe hotel. If you choose this ION because you want to have a better spot for watching Aurora near the Golden Circle area like me, you’ll definitely be disappointed. From most of the windows in the hotel, you’ll see a main lighting road for accessing the power plant across the street and to the hotel. The Northern Light Bar in here is gorgeous, unfortunately as a drinking purpose not for watching Northern Light! It’s too bright which got all the reflex from the lightning inside and outside. To spend extra $150 for their Deluxe Mountain View room is a waste also, because the hotel room's interior design is about the same. It only adds a beautiful picture on the wall and you can’t see the Aurora inside the room due the bright lighting of the road (the reflection of the window). Most of their fixtures are IKEA grade. The best part of it is shower fixture in the bathroom. Their relaxing pool with sauna area is very dark. We could hardly see inside the changing room on the first night (I asked the girl who’s stocking towels and doesn't know how or where to turn on the light). Second night, they turned on the light in the changing room but not in the shower room and nothing around the pool. My poor sister who was going first and fell into the pool and hurt her leg (fortunately she only got minor injuries and was still able to walk). Anyhow, I still like to give out ⭐️⭐️for this hotel because of the friendly, hardworking staff and the shower fixtures inside the room.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: Don’t spend extra money on their deluxe rooms.
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Jean Delacroix wrote a review Nov 2021
Paris, France156 contributions74 helpful votes
A very impressive hotel, In the middle of nowhere. A naturally heated pool, with a good bar and good cuisine. Even though the rooms are quite small, the architecture is convincing. This is a must on any trip to Iceland.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Molly M wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I was meant to go to Iceland in March of 2020. Due to covid, we were forced to reschedule our trip which we did to November of 2020. Ion agreed to reschedule but then charged me a second time for the new reservation. I then had to reschedule again as Americans were not allowed to visit Iceland at that time. I cancelled my second reservation within terms but no refund was give. $1,600 for two night at a hotel I have never stayed at. So disappointing, all the other hotels in Iceland have been very accommodating. Stay away from Ion!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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$261 - $517 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.