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Vatnsholt 2, Selfoss 801 Iceland
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#4 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Selfoss
Vatnsholt is a newly renovated country lodge in a beautiful setting above the lake of Villingarholt. From Vatnsholt you will enjoy a magnificent view where you can easily spot the Westman islands (Vestmannaeyjar), the glacier of Eyjafjall (Eyjafjallajökull), the Tinda Mountains (Tindfjöll), the famous volcano Hekla and the slopes of Hella. Vatnsholt is conveniently located 70 km from Reykjavik with an easy access from the main highway, only 16 km from the nearest town of Selfoss where you will find all the modern comforts a town has to offer.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Game room
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Breakfast buffet
Table tennis
Non-smoking hotel
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Languages Spoken
English, Icelandic
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BoBre wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom206 contributions48 helpful votes
We stayed two nights in the deluxe room, which was very spacious, clean and with an amazing bathroom. The room was under eaves, giving an overall sense of cosiness and homeliness. Breakfast is various and served in a large restaurant room next to reception, with different hot and cold choices, pastries, bread, etc. Staff are polite and speak good English. Only downside was that they didn't clean our room at all, which I'm not sure whether it was due to us not leaving the keys back to reception or not (they didn't tell us anything at check-in). We had an early bird deal and price was really affordable for Icelandic standards. Overall a positive experience in the middle of the countryside.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Vatnsholt, Guest Relations Manager at Vatnsholt
Responded Jan 8, 2020
Dear BoBre, first of all, we would like to thank you for your nice feedback! We are very happy to read about your nice experience in our deluxe room and the nice feedback regarding our breakfast, thank you for that! However, we would like to truly apologize for the misunderstanding regarding the cleanliness of your room. Our housekeeping team should clean also the in-house rooms during their stay, so we will definitely look up, what went wrong and talk to them, sorry about that. It would be our pleasure to welcome you in here anytime again in the future. Kindest regards, Hotel Vatnsholt
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ankur kandoi wrote a review Sep 2019
Siliguri, India505 contributions165 helpful votes
this guesthouse in located in the outskirts of selfoss..if u are doing the ring road trip, then the location of this guesthouse might suit you.. the room was very small..but its a budget room with complimentary breakfast..the bathroom was also very small..but we managed it because it was the cheapest room that we got in Selfoss area(room with a private bathroom) Initially, the window of our room was broken..there was no curtains in the bathroom also...but later they changed our rooms..
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Date of stay: May 2019
Room Tip: select a room with a view of the meadows
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Response from Vatnsholt, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Vatnsholt
Responded Sep 30, 2019
Dear ankur_kandoi_01, first of all, let us thank you for this feedback. We truly appreciate any opinions of our guests, so it is very valuable review for us. In this matter, we would like to apologize, if the rooms were not as you imagined and you had this issue with window. We are glad, that after changing the room, it got better. It would be our pleasure to welcome you in our place anytime again in the future, hopefully under better circumstances and make it up to you. Kindest regards, Hotel Vatnsholt
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ramblinrae wrote a review Aug 2019
Boston, MA53 contributions9 helpful votes
Guesthouse Vatnsholt feels like the real Iceland. Just 15 minutes' drive from Rt 1, it still feels in-the-middle-of-nowhere on the flat plains of the southern coast. The cabins are super cozy with wonderful big windows out onto the fields. We stayed just two nights, so the limited space worked fine for us. The staff were warm and kind and the rec room was a nice place to intersect with fellow travelers. Definitely on the casual/rustic side.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Response from Vatnsholt, Manažer komunikace at Vatnsholt
Responded Aug 26, 2019
Dear ramblinrae, thanks a million for this lovely feedback! We are so happy to read, that you enjoyed your stay at our place. Thank you so much for such a nice words about our place and its service, we truly appreciate it. It would be our pleasure to welcome you at our place anytime again in the future! Kindest regards, Hotel Vatnsholt
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Sandra M. wrote a review Jul 2019
10 contributions
Really great place to stay, we stayed in the guesthouse in front of the reception. We really loved it, very friendly staff, dinner and breakfast were excellent, and the room was nice too. Comfortable bed and a quiet place to sleep.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Vatnsholt, Guest Relations Manager at Vatnsholt
Responded Aug 8, 2019
Dear Sindrimindri, thank you so much for such a nice feedback! We are so happy to read, that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for such a kind words regarding the food, staff and overall the whole place. It would be our great pleasure to welcome you in our hotel anytime again in the future! Kindest regards, Hotel Vantholst
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vitabella321 wrote a review Jul 2019
Tenafly, New Jersey78 contributions
Ok so this place was decent for the price. Here are some bullet points. Con: The shower door was broken, it was difficult to shut the door as it was off the track and it didn’t shut all the way which let water get on the floor. There was no vent in the bathroom. There were no hooks to hang the towels. We had a room in the building to the side of the main building and you had to take off your shoes at the door and then walk down the hall to get to your room in the winter. Not very convenient. Although they did leave slippers in the mid room. The staff was not overly friendly. Pros: the room had plenty of space for 3 people (we had a double bed and twin bunk beds). They gave you good quality soap. The beds are very comfy. The decor is cute and made us feel at home. There are plenty of sockets for you to charge phones, camera batteries, watches, iPads, etc all at once. The heat worked perfectly. The breakfast was extensive and delicious.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Vatnsholt, Guest Relations Manager at Vatnsholt
Responded Aug 8, 2019
Dear vitabella321, first of all, we would like to thank you for your time, writing down this feedback for us, we truly appreciate it. Secondly, we are very sorry to read about the problem with the shower doors. We will definitely take a look at it and solve this problem as soon as possible, thank you for pointing this out for us. We try to improve our rooms and service each year and we are sorry, if there were some things you did not like. On the other hand, thank you for the kind words regarding the rooms and its equipment + the breakfast, we are really happy about it. In case you would plan another trip to Iceland, we would be more than happy to welcome you in our place again, hopefully under better circumstances. Kindest regards, Hotel Vatnsholt
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vatnsholt
Which popular attractions are close to Vatnsholt?
Nearby attractions include Urridafoss Waterfall (4.6 miles), The Icelandic Turf House (3.7 miles), and Gallery Flói (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vatnsholt?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Vatnsholt?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Vatnsholt?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vatnsholt?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Icelandic.