We stayed here for 3 nights in August 2011. We were looking for a relaxing getaway from our two young children. The Hotel Glymur (and all of Iceland) was fantastic.
The staff at the hotel were extremely accommodating. We stayed one night in the main hotel and 2 nights in one of the villas. I have to say the hotel room was mediocre (kind of dated decor), but the villa was fantastic. Nicely appointed, great amenities, hot tub on the deck, rainbow in the sky every night. Just amazing.
We hiked the Glymur Falls while we were there. If you are in to hiking it is a must. Took us about 3 1/2 hours round trip. We hiked up the right side and then crossed over the falls (up above) and hiked down the other side. Majestical views.
One thing to note, the hotel is about 45-60 minutes outside Reykjavik. Easy to get to by car, which we had no problem getting around (few roads, courteous drivers, etc). We originally were going to stay in the city and not rent a car but I'm so happy we didn't. We drove to all the "sites" ourselves (Gulfoss, the Geysirs, and the National Park) rather than taking one of the bus tours. Not having done a bus tour I can't comment. But I can say it was really cool to just drive around and see the sites on our own.
Hotel Glymur is a very nice place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Romantic boutique hotel, only 75 min from Keflavik International Airport. Located on a high hillside over viewing the sea. The hotel has 22 mini-suite, spa area, library, piano-bar, conference facilities and magical surroundings. The hotel has a large art collection and beautiful restaurant. Looking for something different? This is it. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glymur Hotel Akranes
- Hotel Glymur Iceland/Akranes