I don't know where to start. By all means, don't stay there. This place is hevely outdated and worn out at least decade ago. Let's just start on hygiene. Towels where dirty, bottom of the kitchen/bathroom wall molded, piles and piles of dust,hairs and other rather discusting stuff under the beds. And on top of this you are welcomemed with weeds in front of the door. Safety measures. Luckily we had no incedent, but there are no smoke alarms although there are at least fixings for two in the sealing. No fire extinguisher or fire blanket. This is a serious matter since there are two separated romms in each cabin not separated by fire wall. There is a lot of wear and tear going on, table is in so bad shape that it is impossible to clean, door handles falling off, teard curtains, terrible beds, no handles on the shower door, lid falling of the toilet each time it was flushed. I know that this is a rather negative feedback, being a Icelander and knowing that this is what tourists are offered is just too much. I left messages for the manager to contact me and discuss my stay but probably is the customer service in accordance with the rooms and I have to wait for ever to get attention.…
The wooden cabins are basic but cosy - the radiator keeps the cabin space comfortably warm. The beds were comfy giving a good night's sleep. The bathroom is small and the shower simple, but the shower curtain leaked the shower water onto the bathroom floor. Fortunately there was a drain in the bathroom floor to deal with the overflow. Essential that you carry a torch at night to light your way to and from the carpark.
We stayed as part of GJ travel tour and I enjoyed staying at this place, I felt very comfortable here. They have a little kitchenette in the cabins and the heating is really warm. Beds were comfortable, although could do with new pillows. And there is a little table with 2 chairs in the room. The shower was a bit strange as it wouldn't stay the same temperature and kept having to adjust it. I loved the location of being right on the lake and we were able to see the northern lights from our room. It is a budget place so it's not luxurious or anything but it does the job and I would stay here again if I ever went to Iceland again.
We were a group of eighteen people who had booked some weeks before to spend one night at Cafe Arhus. Some of us was given a room with bathroom while others, less lucky, were assigned a really small room with only bunk beds and no bathroom or toilet at all. The site provided an outside facility with shared toilets, showers and sinks, but it was not this clean and comfortable and the chilly air did not suggest to take a shower and then walk towards your own room wearing only a shower robe. Another structure provided tables and hobs but it was not so comfortable as well and the number of tables largely exceeded the number of stoves, so that it‘s been quite impossible for us to warm the water and make some tea due to the little time we had if we wanted to follow the roadmap.
What a terrible place... dirty, smelly, old, moldy,... I ca just go on! The cabins are in wood and rotting, the furniture is from the 1970s, the toilets are in terrible status... not even free one should here! Also we are a family of 5 and the cabin is for max 4 people...but we reserved for 5!