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“Kitschy on outside, super (nordic) chic on inside”

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Viking Village Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Hafnarfjordur
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“Kitschy on outside, super (nordic) chic on inside”
Reviewed June 11, 2008

I am actually staying at the hotel now, sitting in one of the many common areas, and using free wi-fi. The viking festival will start tomorrow and there are lots of viking wanna-bes from all over Europe hanging out outside. They're loud but the windows and walls are thick (I think). Make no mistake, this hotel is sleek and chic on the inside despite the cheesy name and outside decor. Beds are covered in really nice white bedspreads, bathrooms are large, white, and spacious, and there is lovely wood flooring. All floors have common areas and there is a great hot pot/hot tub (a bit on the dirty side but really charming because it's stone and not plastic).
The restaurant next door, by the way, really wasn't all that great and there was only one entertainer who was not that entertaining.

  • Liked — comfy rooms and beds, really good style
  • Disliked — restaurant next door was disappointing
Stayed June 2008
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Reviewed September 1, 2007

Very cheesy hotel with a lot of viking memorabilia hanging everywhere. Decent continental buffet breakfast.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — stairs werequite cramped
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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Property: Viking Village Hotel
Address: Strandgata 55, Hafnarfjordur 220, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Hafnarfjordur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Hafnarfjordur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Viking Village Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Viking has 56 well furnished and cozy rooms including shower, WC and television. The décor of the rooms on the first floor is Viking style and on the second floor it is a West Nordic theme. When you enter the Hotel, you are greeted with fine art and crafts from these three countries, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. We have access to wireless Internet and free parking just outside the hotel. In our geothermal hot tub and sauna you can recuperate and freshen up and relax after a long day of excitement.Our guests are welcomed to our Fjörukráin,the Viking Restaurant, which is open for dinner from 18.00 every day.The style is Viking whereby during these famous feasts there is never a dull moment and the guests can expect various treats and surprises offered by our singing Valkyries and Vikings. ... more   less 
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