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“Perfect for a trip to Jokulsarlon” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hali Country Hotel
Ranked #2 of 19 Hofn B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Collins, Colorado
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect for a trip to Jokulsarlon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

A wonderful guesthouse, perfectly located for visiting the glacier lagoon. The staff was friendly and helpful, rooms were clean and comfortable, food was tasty and much of it was grown there on the farm. The restaurant was spendy, but not unusually so for Iceland and was well prepared and delicious. We had a lunch packed for our travels when we left and the sandwich was quite deluxe. The lodge has a nice central area for relaxing and having a cup of tea or chocolate.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MikiMouse76
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London, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was my third visit to Hali - each time on an annual photography trip. Each time I stay one more night (4 this time)! I use the "sleeping bag" option, which is cheaper and you just have to provide your own sleeping bag. I stayed in the same house, which has two bathrooms (one has a much better shower - I had no problem with hot water as previous reviewers had mentioned), and a big kitchen and sitting area. The kitchen's not particularly well-stocked - they could do with a trip to Ikea to stock up on things like a colander and grater and some sharp knives, but it was adequate. I also ate in the restaurant a couple of times - tasty arctic char!
The staff are all really friendly and helpful and it has free wifi throughout. It is only 13km to Jokulsarlon, so is perfectly located for photographers wanting to be close to there for sunrise, sunset and any northern lights (which I finally saw this time).
They have expanded a lot, but I didn't see any drop in service. Will stay there again, for sure!

Room Tip: I love the rooms in the small house (11-16) - I've stayed in 11 and 12 and they're both love...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Satkinson1
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New England
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

Perfectly located in relation to Jökulsárlón with a spectacular backdrop of its own. My husband and I stayed one night in the hotel in a double room. The room was spotless and quite modern with a comfortable bed. We arrived around 7 in the evening and ate at the onsite restaurant. The prices were comparable to most Icelandic eateries. The staff was lovely and the food tasty. As a vegetarian I always worry when wandering away from metro areas but the restaurant had a fantastic entree sized tomato and red pepper soup as well as a veggie burger (which I did not try). The breakfast buffet was adequate with a wide array of options (waffles, cereals, fish, veggies, fruit, toast, ect). I would highly recommend the Hali Country Hotel and most certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

My sister and I stayed here when we visited Jokulsarlon. We chose it because of the proximity, good reviews, price and that breakfast is included. There is a kitchen for cooking, so to save money, we opted to bring food and cook dinner there (the on-site restaurant was expensive). The (shared) kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, silverware, plates, glasses, etc. There is also a little sitting area with a TV.

The bathroom is shared and was very clean and spacious. At least two of the rooms in our building were occupied but we never had to wait to use the bathroom.

Our room was clean, spacious and quiet. We had breakfast in the restaurant in the morning (included in the price) and it was good food. They had coffee, tea, a range of homemade breads, fruit, vegetables, hard boiled eggs, cereals, cakes, and some fish salad that was good.

I recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ambrazee
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Boulder
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had to cancel our trip to the South at the last minute due to heavy rains. Knowing that they would be fully booked, I called them in panic to see what our options were, without a hesitation or a fuss, they rebooked us for the following day, in their summer house, no less. When we arrived, the hosts took their time checking us in, even though it was a busy dinner time. The dinner IS expensive(where in Iceland it isn't?) but you can taste the freshness of the food, the best fish we had in all of Iceland. Stay here, you won't regret it!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stayed here for one night after a long drive from Reykjavik. This places is perfectly located as after making lots of stops we were glad we didn't have to drive any further that evening after visiting the glacial lagoon.

The room was very spacious and clean and tidy. The beds very comfortable and we had a good sleep. My only small complaint was that the room was right next to the bathroom so we could hear everyone doing their business e.g. a lovely man clearing out his throat for about 15 minutes, not a pleasant way to wake up - of course this is no fault of the hotel, but be sure to ask for a room way from the bathroom.

Also the staff were VERY FRIENDLY. The breakfast was also tasty and the dark bread was so fresh and delicious.

Thanks for a wonderful stay.

Room Tip: We stayed in room #14 (facing north) and it was right next to the bathroom. The walls were quite thi...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Westlake, Ohio
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

My husband and I just arrived home from our weeklong stay in Iceland. We took our four children (ages 9, 7, 5 and 4) and had a wonderful time. We stayed in Reykjavik for 5 nights and one night at the Hali Country Hotel. Hali was a wonderful place to stay. The location was convenient, only just down the road from the amazing Jokularson glacial lagoon. The views were beautiful: to the south was the Atlantic Ocean and to the North were majestic mountains. The owners and staff were friendly, welcoming and accommodating. The hotel rooms (2) were clean, modern and spacious. The dinner at their restaurant was delicious - we had the Arctic Char, Icelandic lobster and salted Cod. My kids loved their broccoli and cheese soup, meatballs and Arctic Char. And to top it off, we saw the Northern Lights just steps from our hotel room! Thank you Hali for such a wonderful experience!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hali Country Hotel
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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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