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Hali Country Hotel
Ranked #2 of 19 Hofn B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

Would defintely recommend Guesthouse Hali, especially for trips to Jokuslarlom. After a long drive from the capital we found the hotel easily. There seems to be a choice of rooms with or without en-suites in 2 seprate buildings. It is also the only restaurant in the local area, but luckily the food was great, defintely recomend the Lamb!.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

I'm so glad I stayed here - wish I'd stayed 2 nights, not 1. I had a single room which was big enough and very nicely done - probably the nicest room I had staying in Iceland. The kitchen and sitting area were huge and there was free quick WiFi. I ate dinner in the restaurant up at the museum which was delicious. Would definitely recommend this place - it's sooo close to Jokulsarlon and so nice that there's no reason not to! And it was really cheap too. Would suggest staying here for exploring Skaftafell and Svinafell too, especially if you're a photographer and want to capture sunset, sunrise and northern lights (if you're very lucky!) at Jokulsarlon.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

This was a great little guesthouse. The room was small but clean and included a sink. The shared bathroom was spacious and there was a second shower, and the kitchen and social space available should you have booked the entire section of the guesthouse was spacious and well-equipped.

The meal was great, and they were more than willing to cater for vegetarians (though expect tinned vegetables). The meat options were great, and it was all local - caught/reared on the farm that the guesthouse sits on in fact!

The location of the guesthouse is it's star quality; sandwiched between cliffs and the sea, and not far from Jokulsarlon, there was no light pollution at all. This meant that when we were lucky enough to get some aurora activity, the sky was clear of other light and we saw the display perfectly. It was spectacular to see the lights coming in streaks across the sky from behind the cliffs, spreading over the sky above us - perfect!

Well worth a stay if you can.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

Lovely, modern, and spacious rooms. We were expecting much less! Lovely bathrooms too. They say it's a guesthouse, but to me, it felt more like a hotel. We had our own private bathroom, and TV. Great location to the Jokulsarlon Lagoon (about 13kms). Staff were friendly. Dinner and breakfast delicious and fresh. Would stay here again. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

Guesthouse Hali was amazing, nice clean rooms, comfy beds and pillows, nice hot showers. The food in the restaurant was very nice. They had lamb and fish which were all farmed locally. The location was amazing. One side was mountains and the other the coast. We stayed one night to see the northern lights and we did see them. we laid down on the field behind our room to watch the lights. Was such a great experience. In the morning there was a beautiful sun set just in front of the guesthouse. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Was close to glacier lagoon, about a 7 minute car ride.

A magical place to stay.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

This is the closest lodging (and one of the only lodgings around) to the iceberg lagoon at Jökulsarlon, but it’s easy to miss. If you’re coming from the south, it’s 12.5 km north of the lagoon, on the right hand side of the road. It’s a large farm with many separate buildings and quite a few cows, but the sign is small; we passed by it and then turned around and passed it again before our third swing by when we figured it must be the place because we couldn’t find any other B&B.

The rooms have private sinks with a shared bathroom and shared kitchen with a large sitting area. The room was small - fairly typical for Iceland - but clean, warm, and comfortable. Breakfast at the small restaurant on the property is included in the lodging price. You can use their computer with Internet access while you’re at the restaurant; it’s free to guests of the B&B. (The WiFi wasn’t working in the guest accommodations when we were there.) It’s a good idea to bring your own food for lunch or dinner, however, because the dinner buffet runs a little under US$40 per person and there’s no where else to eat!

The farm has a great view of the nearby glaciers, Jökulsarlon is a quick drive down the road, and Skaftafell National Park is an easy day trip. All in all it was a very nice place to stay in a fantastic location.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 9, 2012

With the mountains as a backdrop this is a beautiful place to stop. Ideal also as it is only a short drive to Jokulsarlon. We stayed in the accommodation closest to the lagoon, very clean and tidy and the shared bathroom was no inconvenience at all. We were tired and weren't planning to eat in the restaurant, just have an early night. Fortunately we changed our minds as this was close to the best food we had during our stay. A 5lb salmon was the centrepiece of the buffet dinner which included roast lamb off the farm, smoked lamb and ham, four different cured or smoked salmon and trout, and an excellent fish pie. We managed to cram in dessert as well and waddled back down the slope to our room. The book shelf exterior of the reception adds an interesting dimension from the road.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Hali 781, Hofn 781, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > East Region > Hofn
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Hofn
Price Range: $181 - $308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hali Country Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned country hotel. Located right by road nb 1. Only 10 min drive from Jökulsárlón, Glacier lagoon. We offer comfortable double and triple rooms and apartments. Restaurant and museum on site. Open all year around. Breakfast buffet, bed linen, towels, free wi-fi and taxes included in all room rates. ... more   less 
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