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Arnanes Country Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Hofn
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Very enjoyable stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

Close to Hofn, Arnanes is a very good place to stay. The cabins have all the facilities you need with plenty of storage space. The rooms are not fully serviced if you stay more than one night, but you get discount on the second and succeeding nights, this suited us fine. Asmunder is an efficient but laid back host and makes you feel welcome. The breakfast selection is one of the best we had in the whole of our trip round Iceland.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2012

Pros: The location is breathtaking. The restaurant, though expensive, is lovely, and we loved our dinner there. All the food is fresh and locally sourced. The innkeeper/waiter/owner is an charismatic and cordial guy and seems to run the place himself.

Cons: The room we were in was not contiguous with the rest of the facility, but instead more than a kilometer away in a residential neighborhood. The room we were in was also not contiguous with the bathroom, and required walking downstairs and through common areas to use the facilities. In the morning, the staff came in pretty early to clean, and brought a small baby. They blared music and TV and sat the baby in front of the stairs to our room, which seemed strange. Overall this AM experience was kind of strange. And the breakfast was kind of underwhelming, but then, thats more of a detail, and most places we saw didn't have too much more than cereal.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Workington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2012

I went horse back riding at Arnanes Guesthouse during our honeymoon a week ago. The son who runs the tours was very nice and helpful and got me a very nice beautiful Icelandic horse called Hrimnir. We went out and it was the best start of the day you could have. We went over rocks and through rivers and it was great fun and I really enjoyed it. I groomed Hrimnir myself as he came straight from the field in the morning but that was definitely part of the whole thing. I loved it and would go back again!

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

Honestly I think this is a great place when renting a stuga or cottage. Nice location, beautiful view. But when travelling through Iceland and looking for a good night sleep in the vicinity of hofn (south east iceland), I can not recommend Arnanes guesthouse. Rooms are located in the basement (!) near the washing machine and dryer, small rooms and the worst part: noisy. We were able to hear our neighbours in all of their talking and activity. We did not have a good night sleep. Breakfast was good. It was very clean, cannot commend on that. My advice: rent a cottage or find another place.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fredericia, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2012

We only stayed for one night on our tour around Iceland, but we felt very welcome at the guesthouse.
We stayed in one of the small bungalows. There we nothing to complain about.
The restaurant could only offer two dishes (low season), but the lamb tasted great and the chokolate cake were splendid.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2012

this place stays in my memory as the best experience I got during my trip in Iceland.
It combined different aspects that contributed to this:
- beautyful setting and scenery, vast incredible landscapes on the mountains and glaciers surrounding hofn
- truly icelandic experience during my stay
- the staff is kind and helpful, like in many places in Iceland, but the "plus" is an incredible warm and caring welcome by the owner of the place, who's giving you the feeling you're somehow sharing a home place, and has been ready to help us and the other guests with suggestions on places to visit and special side trips in the area.
- Yes at home but yet with all the facilities you expect from a country hotel
- a great horse ride, with their kind and well trained icelandic horses
- excellent icelandic food, my best langoustines ever, plus they offer many dishes based on local farms' products (and at Arnanes they do grow their own veggies too!)
i very strongly reccommend this place for your stay

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2012 via mobile

Stumbled across this as it was nearer to Hofn than where had originally booked, stayed for two nights in a cabin with a large comfy bed and excellent bathroom. Breakfast was fine, the restaurant wasnt open as it was out of season but it's within easy reach of Hofn.

Would definitely reccomend.

Stayed May 2012
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Property: Arnanes Country Hotel
Address: by Road 1, Hofn 781, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > East Region > Hofn
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Hofn
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Number of rooms: 16
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