We have just returned from a self-drive tour of Southern Iceland, Hotel Glymur was the 3rd stop along the way. The location is beautiful, with views across the fjord, and the absolute highlight was sitting in a hot hub and seeing the northern lights!
However, the decor in the hotel is crazy: wind-chimes, wooden tribal statues, giraffes, scented candles, garden gnomes, Russian dolls, lace work and insane paintings...just to give a brief overview. The rooms are slightly more reserved, but still slightly strange with their split level with the bed area up a flight of stairs- which leaves absolutely no space for a bag anywhere unless you want to lug it up the stairs where there is yet, no storage. The bathroom was nice, with bathrobes and very soft towels- however as mentioned in the other reviews, the sulphur smell was the strongest we came across in Iceland- not very pleasant.
The food was massively overpriced, again with nowhere else to eat. I had cod with strawberry and mint sauce. Biggest mistake. The sauce was horrible and the cod was raw. The lamb seemed to be heated in the microwave. However, breakfast was good with a wide variety of choice.
Upon leaving the hotel we hiked up to Glymur falls, the highest waterfall in Iceland, which was truly beautiful and I would definitely recommend- It's not for the faint hearted though and took us 2.5 hours to reach the top.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking