My friend and I decided to book a villa when staying at Hotel Glymur and we were very happy we did! We ended up in Villa Romance, which as you may read from other reviews, is the villa farthest away from the main hotel and it has unobstructed views of the fjord and surrounding mountains. The villa is nicely appointed and air tight! The wind was whipping outside yet it never made us feel cold. The bathroom was spacious and there was a good amount of closet space in the bedroom. The kitchen comes complete with a fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher and coffee maker (though you need to supply your own coffee). We did not use the hot tub on the deck but it appears that each villa has their own. We were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights on two of the 3 nights we stayed and I attached a few pictures of what we saw from right outside our villa doors. Talk about convenient! And you can even sign up on a "wake up call" list if you want the main hotel staff to call you if they spot the lights in the middle of the night. The staff was very informative and gracious. The only thing I would have wanted was some filtered/bottled water to be stocked in the rooms as the sulfur flavor/smell was quite overwhelming (even with the cold water). Away from that, it was a magical escape.
- 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