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“Comfortable, quiet...on the outskirts of Hofn” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Arnanes Country Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Hofn
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Boulder, Colorado
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18 reviews
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“Comfortable, quiet...on the outskirts of Hofn”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

Comfortable and quiet hotel just on the outskirts of town. This hotel has little guest houses/rooms across from the main house, which is on a horse farm. Great for a night or two, but just not much to do once you turn in for the night. We made our way into Hofn for dinner both nights and then found the community town hot springs to keep ourselves busy. Good breakfast in the morning serviced by a very friendly staff!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

The Arnanes Country Hotel is just a few minutes away from Höfn. It's easy to find and settled in nice surroundings. We had the cheap double room and were very pleased with it. Even if these rooms are in the basement, the are ok for one night. Very clean with shared shower. The breakfast was one of the best on our trip through Iceland! I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We were the only guests at the hotel and the owner was not around (we knew this on forehand) We found a note with what would be our room number and a phone nr for emergencies. We thought this was very a handy way of offering services off season. The room was very comfortable and the view amazing. In the morning a lady came to serve us (an extensive) breakfast and she gave us good updates on the weather and on where to go and not since snow was in the air. We liked it and would stay here again

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Were only able to get a room with shared facilities ( but being off-season, had no need to share it with anyone else).. Well located near Hofn, but on second thoughts, wished I had stayed further towards the glaciers..
Breakfast was good and fairly extensive

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

The view and the food are the thing at Arnanes. The rooms - ours were in the basement of the house - are clean and functional, but a bit small and with the communal bathroom across the hall.

The view is of the glacier which looks as though it might be about to rumble across the field towards you. The food is lobster - at least, it's the Icelandic word for lobster, but in reality it's langoustines. Hofn is known as the lobster (or langoustine) capital of Iceland, and dinner at Arnanes is a great place to sample them. We were also able to try wind-dried haddock (surprisingly delicious) and fermented shark (vile) on the same menu.

The buffet breakfast isn't quite so adventurous. Service is friendly throughout and this is a convenient place to stay on your way to exploring the Vatnajokull icecap and the southwest coast.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Monterosso Al Mare
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

This is for us the best guesthouse we have met during our trip around Iceland. The location is great having in front the glacier. The house is very nice, cosy and clean. Service is excellent and owner is simply great! We recommend to enjoy dinner as well!

  • Stayed August 2012
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

What a disappointing stay at Arnanses Country Hotel...the man who runs the guest house tries to do it all. He does not have help and clearly cannot be the maitre d, server, busboy while running the guest house. Clearly this man is overworked and overwhelmed. The cottage my mother and stayed in was on the property, unlike other guests fortunately weren't in the basement. The cottage was adequate, and had pretty views but the construction or rehab of the cottage was very cheaply done. That wasn't so terrible but the mattresses are old, lumpy and the bedding is stiff and very low quality. We stayed 11 nights in Iceland and so we had a lot to compare. This was by far the most disappointing. My mom and I ate what we thought was a very overpriced and below average dinner. Breakfast was included but that was also disappointing; it seemed like everything about the inn that the innkeeper cut corners wherever he could. My advice, if you want to enjoy your stay in or near Hofn choose another place else.

Stayed July 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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