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Hotel Ranga

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#1 of 4 hotels in Hella
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4.6
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4.8
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4.7
Value
4.1
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Hotel Ranga is a luxury countryside hotel in South Iceland it is located about an hour from Reykjavík between the towns of Hella and Hvolsvöllur, and lies just off the main road right in the middle of South Iceland’s panoramic scenery. The resort is built in log-cabin style and has through the years acquired an excellent reputation for its food, accommodation, and service. A celebrity hot spot, top honeymoon destination and favorite hotel amongst Icelanders. One cannot miss feeling welcome entering its warm interior where relaxed countryside feeling meets the professional ambition of pleasing its entire clientele. Hotel Ranga has 52 luxuriously decorated rooms and suites. It also features an acclaimed riverside restaurant, a lounge and bar, 2 upstairs meeting rooms, a game room, massage facilities and three much beloved outdoor hot tubs heated with geothermal water - where there is an excellent chance to view the fantastic northern lights during September through April.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Game room
Hiking
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Billiards
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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4.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Danish and 3 more
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tootsymoo wrote a review Apr 16
London120 contributions71 helpful votes
Rooms are very dated (think luxury 80’s era for UK). Wouldn’t take much to make them more luxury with some better furniture and updated decor whilst keeping the overall lodge appeal. Wasn’t totally clean - could do with a deep clean throughout, one of the duvets was also pretty grim - yellow stained. We had a birthday celebration there, they left a card but it was blank inside .. the name and a simple message would have been a nicer touch. (Not to sound ungrateful but small things like that elevate feedback) Breakfast was very nice. Varied choices. Dinner was ok, nothing special. Very expensive (we paid less in other hotels as a comparable, even Reykjavík and we found quality of food there better too) The owner goes around at dinner chatting to people.. seems like a charming thing to do.. BUT; we saw him a couple of times after and he completely ignored us. Waiters and serving staff were friendly and polite. Large lounge area on upper floor. Pool room at the end of the corridor on the right - we stayed near this and it was a bit noisy when in use. Observatory was closed, one of the staff told us it would not open until winter… this seems strange as we didn’t seem to read this anywhere in the info. Location is quite remote. So fairly peaceful in this regard. One MAJOR downside for our stay; a hot tub was right outside our room. These are for all guests to use and are meant to be in use up until 11pm. However, it’s pretty disconcerting when you get out the shower and there are a group of people gazing straight into the room. We kept our curtains closed during the day which was a bit of a shame. At night time we had a couple in the hot tub playing music on their phone and talking quite loudly after midnight. We had an early start the next day so were none too impressed by this. We had hoped for some really good quality sleep. Rooms that have the hot tub outside need more privacy and the guests need to be made aware that they cannot use it all night. For the southern side of Iceland I can understand why they may consider it luxury… it’s ok but would not be high on our list to return to unless some changes were made. Can understand the appeal for some but not for us - sorry!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Carla 😎 wrote a review Apr 14
Argentina418 contributions261 helpful votes
We stayed only one night but the deluxe rooms were not very nice, don't expect any luxury. Also the place is very close to a road. The room was warm but the halls were frozen. Nobody helped us loading the car at 8 30 pm before leaving , or at least hold the reception door which is really heavy. Very understaffed from our point of view. Didn't like the rooms but we liked the restaurant very much , the caring waiters and the woman in charge was very professional . Also we appreciated being able to see northern lights and they letting us know. The reception person at the desk was very friendly and welcoming. But is the only person around. At least it was hard for us to find help with the luggage.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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smusti wrote a review Apr 7
Briarcliff Manor, New York38 contributions31 helpful votes
We stayed one-night at Hotel Range on our way. back from the southwest coast. The breakfast at the hotel was far superior to all our other hotel stays in Iceland - you get to order in addition to the breakfast buffet. The welcome drink, the chocolates and the bottle of wine for booking directly with the hotel were all added touches. We got meet the owner of the hotel. They have the aurora wake-up call service and even snow suits to wear before stepping out through the front door. The wooden lounge chairs at the front of the hotel serve the best purpose of lying back and gazing at the stars and sky. I would highly recommend Hotel Range to anyone who wants a luxury stay.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Hannah’s Travel Truths wrote a review Mar 2024
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Cute hotel with great restaurant and dining options! Definetly would not describe it as luxury but it is a could option for a rural Icelandic town in the middle of nowhere. It had a very cute lodge feeling and the rooms were decorated beautifully! They had a sort of weird smell but not necessarily unpleasant or annoying. Beds were a bit springy but not bad at all and all members of my party got a good night of sleep!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Rich N wrote a review Mar 2024
Southampton, United Kingdom48 contributions20 helpful votes
This hotel is worth staying at, ok, it's quite isolated ( between towns, but just off the main highway so easily reachable ) The rooms are well looked after, very clean...nice beds too. Breakfast was very good, we were lucky enough to speak with a staff member called Veronica, very friendly and offered good advice too. Dinner as you would expect here is quite pricey but this is Iceland....also it was very well cooked, excellent. The staff at this hotel were all very good and always happy to help. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Jordan Eastwood wrote a review Mar 2024
Worcester, United Kingdom32 contributions27 helpful votes
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Sadly we would only rate this hotel 3/5 stars. Pros! - Amazing, friendly helpful staff at most encounters - Great food - the restaurant is a must visit! - Good area - Outdoor hot tubs are a great addition and you must use! Negatives… - Rooms need some TLC overall - Shower head doesn’t sit on the wall, it falls down so needs fixing. - No shower curtain. Due to this and the above, the bathroom floor would get soaking! - Shaving mirror wouldn’t sit properly, would fall down every time we tried to use. - Plug in sink didn’t work. - Jets on jacuzzi bath didn’t work! - Toilet coming away from fittings. We mentioned the above to the staff and whilst they were always friendly and willing to help when it was a positive, we didn’t find them at all helpful with the negatives we bought to their attention. We are aware they were fully booked that night, however, no resolutions were offered at all. We would stay again if the above was rectified but as a minimum would upgrade our room.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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victoriaragan wrote a review Mar 2024
Hartford, Connecticut27 contributions17 helpful votes
We had the best experience at Hotel Ranga - from the second we checked in to check out, we were treated so special and the staff was kind and helpful. The restaurant is 5/5 too, we ate here 2 nights in a row. Must try the lamb and wild mushroom soup! The hot tubs were so cool looking out over the mountains. We even got to see the northern lights not once but TWICE. The staff made sure we knew when they were out. Stay made!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Eileen K wrote a review Mar 2024
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Hotel Ranga is a lovely rustic style hotel in the countryside. We loved the hot tubs outside our rooms. We also enjoyed the lounge area with games provided. Breakfasts were lovely, dinner menu was nice but limited to the same items each night of our stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kristingoes wrote a review Mar 2024
Atlanta, Georgia10 contributions
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This is a beautiful lodge with excellent customer service. The food was terrific. We ate there for dinner and breakfast. For dinner, they make a point of saying that it is able to accommodate all guests and reservations are not necessary unless you want a specific time. I would highly recommend you make a reservation. When we checked in, they let us know the only tables left for that evening started at 8pm, which was a little late for us, but we had no choice at that point. At 10pm the astronomer on site did a talk in the observatory on property, and we were so lucky that the northern lights began dancing in the sky after he began his talk. Everyone went outside to photograph them and they were spectacular. We went back inside the hotel at one point to get warm and realized they had put out hot chocolate and they also lend snow suits to guests to wear when viewing the sky. These were two wonderful perks. We saw a fantastic display of the northern lights that night and felt so fortunate. The hotel offers a wake up call if you go to bed early and want to know when the lights are visible. Other nice touches the hotel has are: a personal welcome note, chocolates at bedtime, a postcard you can write and they will mail for you anywhere in the world, and fresh roses on the table in the room. For us, it was well worth the price.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Melisa R wrote a review Mar 2024
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This is an excellent hotel. We stayed there to see the Northern lights and were not disappointed. They give you a wake up call when the lights appear--we saw them right from inside our room. The nightly astronomy lesson was also excellent. They have university-caliber telescopes and informed guides every clear night. The place is remote, so ideal for night sky viewing. And it is closer to the glaciers on the south shore than being in Reykavik. And it is close to the golden circle drive. So there was plenty to do. The food and service at the hotel were outstanding. We would certainly stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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$361 - $574 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ranga hotel hella, hotel ranga iceland
LOCATION
IcelandSouth RegionHella
NUMBER OF ROOMS
52
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Ranga
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Ranga?
Nearby attractions include Lava Centre (2.6 miles), UNA Local Product (3.0 miles), and Saga Center (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Ranga?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Ranga?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Ranga?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Ranga?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Ranga?
Conveniently located restaurants include Midgard Restaurant, Eldsto Art Cafe & Restaurant, and Rangá Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Ranga?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Ranga offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Ranga?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Swedish, Danish, and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Ranga?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Caves of Hella (5.1 miles) and Keldur (7.5 miles).
Does Hotel Ranga have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.