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“Nice, clean, neat and in a Forest”

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Hotel Hallormsstadur
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hallormsstadur
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Adelaide, Australia
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62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Nice, clean, neat and in a Forest”
Reviewed August 22, 2011

I stayed in the hotel for two nights during my tour around Iceland. It was a nice hotel, and was clean and neat. The room was large, the bathroom more than adequate, My room was on the ground floor, but stairs were involved to reach it, and my guide arranged to use another entrance which eliminated them. We walked down another flight of stairs to the breakfast room, so I am fairly sure there was not a lift. For those who may need that facility, I suggest you make full enquiries.

The hotel had a lovely outside eating area, but two cold on the first night.

Breakfast was included in the price, and the buffet was plentiful. One of the only hotels in Iceland which included herring on the breakfast buffet.

Dinner is served in two areas. There was a more formal buffet service, and a simple more casual option. We chose the more casual option, ordering pizza. It did however take a good while to arrive.

The hotel is in a very pretty area. It is forested and the road into the hotel was a series of winding swtichbacks, rivers and valleys. it was so beautiful, remote, peaceful and quiet.
I loved it.

After dinner I went walking, so peaceful just wandering around the area.

My guide told me a folk story set in the area. it is about a little girl a ring and a worm. It is an intersting story, and he said that people are stillencouraged to look for the worm in the lake. There are rewards to be had, if you see it. My suggestion keep looking for it, but don't hold your beath doing so.

Well worth considering this hotel when travelling around this area. Again I do not know the price, it was booked for me by someone else, as part of the complete tour around Iceland's Ring Road,with a private guide.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Brisbane Australia
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26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

We were a little doubtful about booking this hotel when we started driving the 30 kms out of Egilsstadir. But on arrival it was in such a picturesque quiet position and a real surprise. The hotel room was large, clean modern and comfortable with great ensuite. We had a lovely view. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The absolute best part that I would recommend to anyone is the buffet dinner in the restaurant!! It was reasonably priced and the food was plentiful and delicious with a lot of variety. Very impressive. The kitchen/wait staff were friendly and efficient and the dining area is in a glassed in area looking out at the view. The breakfast was very good too and there was tea and coffee making facilities in the room which isn't common in Iceland hotels - very appreciated by tired travellers. There was also a large lounge / bar area upstairs to sit and relax. We were sorry we hadn't the time to stay longer.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2011

Note: the Fosshotel Hallormsstadur is no longer part of the Fosshotel chain. It was bought out in 2008 and uses the name Hótel Hallormsstaður.

This area has Iceland’s biggest forest which would be small by any other country’s standards. Indeed, the forest consists of low birches and fir trees that cannot be more than a few years old. The rooms are fine. The especially attractive downstairs restaurant serves an exceptionally good dinner buffet (it mainly seems to cater to tour groups). The food had plenty of variety and was very well cooked. So often buffets have that warmed over, tired appearance but not in this case. The breakfast buffet was well above average as well with UK/US items such as bacon and eggs in addition to a wide variety of smoked fish and everything else you expect on an Icelandic breakfast buffet. This is an excellent hotel with friendly staff in an attractive location near Lake Lagarfljót.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Meilen, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2011

During an organized bus tour through Iceland, I stayed at this hotel for one night.

The room was in the new wing, very modern and spacious. However, when our group arrived around 4 p.m., we found the room doors open, the chairs and rubbish bins on the table and the staff still running around with the vacuum cleaner. When I entered the room, I found the floor of the bath room to be quite dirty, there was hair lying around and it looked like somebody swiped the floor and afterwards stood on it with dirty shoes. Towels, beds and the rest of the room was very clean though.

The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the buffet dinner was excellent, as was breakfast. The room was also very quiet and the bed comfortable, so I slept really well. Wifi was not available in the room though, I had to take my laptop to reception.

Overall, I'd stay in this hotel again since I think most of the issues I encountered where due to our early arrival, so I'd give them a second chance because there were definitive advantages as well.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed June 18, 2011

We came in early season (primo june) and were one of the first guests to stay in the new hotel wing. Internet was not installed yet.
The dinner buffet was a surprise, good choice of sallad.
Lamb fillet was tender and delicious......

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ireland
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2011

When we arrived at this hotel we were upgraded to a room with private facilities eventhough we had booked a room without. This is very good service. But there are areas at this hotel area that do not have private facilities and you shouldn't expect to be upgraded.

The room was big, with a tv and a desk. The bathroom was clean but the water in he shower wasn't very warm but this might have been due to construction works around the hotel.

There was WiFi available in the hotel but not in the rooms as it was blocked. We just took our laptop and went to the bar and did have internet there. Unfortunately we have been asked to leave the bar at 8pm. But this might have been due to the fact that there were only three or four couples in the hotel at the time and we were the only once in the bar.

There is currently constructions going on in the hotel but we haven't been desturbed by them in any way. The hotel is going to be extended and a nice eating area in the basement was built with a great view over the lake.

The breakfast plenty and very good, the hotel also offers dinners but we didn't eat there and therefore we can't say if it is good.

A plus is at this hotel that a public swimming pool is just located across the hotel which is great if you want to go for a swim.

The staff at the hotel were firendly and nice to us.

The hotel is located in a forest area and it is very quiet and peaceful there.

We recommend this hotel to everyboday, especially for people that like it quiet and to hike.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Verona, Italy
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Reviewed August 4, 2009

We stayed at this hotel for only one night. For Iceland's standard it was ok, simple but rather clean and very quiet. Good location. We had dinner there, since there was nothing else nearby. The buffet was good, although there were no names on the dishes so at times we weren't sure about what we were eating. Breakfast was also ok, again according to Iceland's standards,

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Hallormsstadur
Address: Hallormsstadur, Hallormsstadur, Egilsstadir 701, Iceland (Formerly Fosshotel Hallormsstadur)
Location: Iceland > East Region > Egilsstadir > Hallormsstadur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hallormsstadur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Hallormsstadur 3.5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Hallormsstadur is located in the largest forest in Iceland, Hallormsstad forest. With a enjoyable setting & views over Lagarfljot lake. The restaurant, open during summer season, will provide your tastebuds an adventure while your eyes feast on a magnificent view. All rooms are equipped with private bathrooms with a shower. Wifi available in public areas of the hotel. ... more   less 
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