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“Stunning location makes it worth it.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Glymur

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Hotel Glymur
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Akranes
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“Stunning location makes it worth it.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

The hotel is located on a hill overlooking a breathtaking fjord. The rooms are very small, but nice.
The staff was friendly. Do not, repeat, do not, get a room with "mountain view." Only get rooms with the fjord view, which cost more. The "mountain view" looks at a hill in the backyard. You could get a "mountain view" room and just sit in their very comfortable lounge, which has the fjord view, however. It you want to go to sleep and wake up to the view, however, you need a room with the fjord view. Also, don't miss the geothermal hot tubs with the great view.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

This hotel was nice but we expected much more for the price. It was comfortable and the location is absolutely stunning. The food in the restaurant was amazing if very pricey. We were content till we got the bill the next day and had sticker shock. Iceland is expensive but even in that context, this seemed too much. It was basically what we paid for a room in the best hotel in Reykjavik. We had a room in the lodge. Maybe the individual cabins are better value.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

The drive to Glymur was beautiful, around the mountains, by the sea, felt in a very unique and isolated place. The hotel itself is nice, think it was too expensive for the room we got. We didnt get one of the separate cabinets which might have been a better idea given that the room was nice, viewing the sea and mountains but quite small.

The Hotel's restaurant was super, great fish and inventive but still easy going dishes.

Given what we had paid for (Iceland is expensive in general though) we had much higher expectations of the hotel.

Room Tip: if you are staying in the main building it has to be a room facing the sea (actually not sure if the...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

We went here on our honeymoon and had a wonderful time!

The hotel upgraded our room on arrival and our room was lovely with stylish designer furniture and great electronic adjustable beds. The view was amazing over the bay and the outdoor hot tubs were great.

Breakfast was superb with som much on offer, really sets you up for the day. The restaurant in the evening was pricey (but hey, this is Iceland!) but the food was delicious.

Staff were friendly and even offer to get you up in the middle of the night for the Northern lights.

If you're going to Iceland, which you should, you need to stay here.

It's also in a great location for exploring half of the country.

Room Tip: Ask for the room at the end of the ground floor corridor.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Burlingame, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

We just had our wedding at Hotel Glymur and is was beyond all expectations. My Icelandic husband picked the hotel, and it was perfect for a wedding of less than 100. The setting is spectacular and close to Reykjavik, thus easy to get to from the city. Definitely ask for a room with a view of the fjord (one side of the hotel rooms has them). The villas were great summerhouses for the guests with families (beautifully decorated houses, each with a hot tub overlooking the fjord), and the hotel rooms rooms were cozy and welcoming. The hotel is decorated in a very eclectic style and is very interesting to spend time lounging in (lots of books!), The best part was the staff. Before and throughout our stay Ragna (hotel manager) and Richard (restaurant manager) went above and beyond in their level of service. Whenever we needed anything or had a change in plans, the answer was, "It has been taken care of." I cannot recommend this hotel more highly, particularly for a special event. In addition, the food was spectacular - there is nothing that we did not enjoy. We will be back every year for our anniversary.

Room Tip: Definitely ask for a room with a view of the fjord - one side of the hotel rooms has them. The beds...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Goderich, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

I have to say that we enjoyed our stay here, however, based on some of the info we had read about this place we were expecting a "bit more". Our rooms were fine and our meals were fine but I don't think they were quite up to our expectations. This place is advertised as a luxury hotel but we have stayed in "country hotels" in Iceland that were much nicer. That being said, we would recommend this hotel and would stay here again if we were ever in the area again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Los Gatos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Our daughter was married on the bridge at the hotel overlooking the fjord. The management and staff were beyond spectacular. The wedding arrangements, the setting and the food were perfect. This is a terrific small hotel not very far from Reykjavik but with the feeling of the country. Northern lights viewing during the winter is supposed to be wonderful.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Hotel Glymur
Address: Hvalfjorder (Whale Fjord) - Northern Shore, Akranes, Iceland
Location: Iceland > West Region > Akranes
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Akranes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Glymur 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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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