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Grand Guesthouse Gardakot
Ranked #2 of 15 Vik B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Grand Guesthouse Gardakot is a wonderful bed & breakfast close to Vik. The host welcomed us with coffee and delicious cake, making us feel home in an instant. The house is beautifully decorated with a lot of attention to detail. During our two-week trip through Iceland this was by far the best place we stayed. We choose one of the rooms on the first floor under the roof, which have a shared bathroom. Although we normally are always very keen on having our own private bathroom, it didn't bother us at all. The bathroom was spotless and very comfortable. We didn't even notice that the other guests used it as well. Breakfast was delicious, especially the freshly made pancakes. It was very nice having a chat with the other guests around the breakfast table in the morning. Also, the house has a great location close to Dyrhólavegur. The only thing we regretted, was that we only stayed one night. When we return to Iceland, we will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Eva, the owner welcomed us with tea and cake, we sat outside and enjoyed the view and chatted with her in the sunshine. The guesthouse is of the highest standard absolutely spotless and light and modern. The breakfast was served in a living room cum dining area which was so relaxed you felt immediately at home. There is no need to feel trapped in your room. The dog Tina who lives on the farm is friendly and loves looking at the chickens which made our stay feel home from home. A real pleasure to stay at such a well kept and thought out accommodation in a wonderful place.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Guest House Gardakot was a welcome surprise during our trip to southern Iceland. We were expecting a simple farm stay, but got a very lovely bed and breakfast experience in an incomparable location. Eva, the host, warmly greeted us with tea and cake. Our room with adjoining bathroom was large, modern, and very well-appointed. The highlight of our stay, though, was breakfast the next day. Eva serves eggs and smoked lamb from the farm along with fruit, fresh baked breads, and homemade Icelandic pancakes. All were delicious. The morning got even better when we drove to the end of the peninsula and saw nesting puffins. Amazing!

Room Tip: We stayed in a first floor room with private bath and were very happy. We didn't hear any noise...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

After staying in several pleasant but run-of-the-mill hotels, this was a real treat. The welcome was warm and genuine with complimentary coffee and piece of cake, which was just the job after a 500km drive. Our room was stylish and spotless and the beds so comfortable we almost didn't want to get out of them in the morning! But the breakfast is not to be missed: a huge spread of breads, fresh made pancakes, typical Icelandic smoked lamb, cheese, coffee and more. You definitely won't go hungry here! Guests all sit around one table, giving a really cosy family feeling. Families with children are also welcome. We recommend this place 100%.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank Christian W
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

OMG!
This B&B is simply amazing. The house is very well appointed, our room was simply wonderful. The bathroom is huge and the décor is wonderful.
We were welcomed by Julia (employee from Latvia, unfortunately not a local landlady, but she was marvelous!) with a homemade delicious cake and a cup of tea.
Breakfast was also wonderful, again, thanks to Julia who cares for her guests as good as the lodging is.
We slept very well, the bedding was of excellent quality.
We had a GPS in which we put the coordinates we received with our reservation on booking.com, which was a good solution, because the address wasn't known by our GPS, and there is only a small sign on the road, which you only see once you found the place, to indicate the road to the house.
There are only 4 rooms, hope you will be able to get one, as this B&B fills quickly!
There are self catering facilities if you want to cook yourself a meal.
If you have any questions regarding the B&B, don't hesitate to contact me.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank seventynine
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We stayed one night in a very modern, comfortable, well furnished, ensuite room. Located on a working farm, the accommodation is in a separate building. The host is very friendly and helpful. There is a common lounge and kitchen area for the use of guests. Spectacular coastal scenery is nearby. The farm has a lovely rural setting. We had our best breakfast in Iceland at Gardakot. Freshly baked rolls and pancakes and smoked lamb and home made jams from the farm. Plenty of everything. A very comfortable stay in a lovely location.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

We stayed overnight in May on the way from Reykavik to the Jokulsarlon. We loved everything about Gardakot--the house (charming) the hospitality (inviting) breakfast (delicious!) the countryside (amazing--especially if you are drawn to the ocean, birds, columnar basalt formations and lighthouses). And the baby lambs were so sweet!

Room Tip: Choose ant of the four--you couldn't possibly go wrong.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Gardakot, Vik 871, Iceland
Location: Iceland > South Region > Vik
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Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Vik
Price Range: $152 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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