First some practical information: Driving time from Hotel Latrabjarg to bird cliffs is 45 minutes on gravel road, from the hotel to Raudisandur 1 hour on gravel road.
We stayed in one of the double comfort rooms (room no. 16) with private WC and shower at the price of 200 Euro per night. It faces the fjord, Patreksjfördur can be seen on the other side . The room was small and only basically and cheaply furnished with not enough space for just everything. The furniture looked old and dated. The view is nice, but the room’s 2 armchairs cannot be used for any comfortable sitting together, one of us always had to sit on the bed, as the second airmchair is placed near the door and cannot be moved. The bathroom was also dated and old-fashioned (and so not all all to be compared to the bathroom shown on the hotel`s homepage!) with a window opening to the hotel’s totally messy back side. Lots of rubbish and working stuff lying around there. Due to what time does to places where water flows, the bathroom needs renovation....It was just impossible to have a hot shower –the water went cold after latest 3 minutes EVERY time, no matter what time of day or night.
The overall service was unprofessional and annoying. Every time towels were changed (so every day except the first, see below), at least one of the towels was not clean enough and therefore not useable. Daily room cleaning service is only done if you leave the room key at the reception which we were definitely not told on arrival. We asked in the evening after the return from our day trip why our room had not been made and were then told that we need to leave the key at reception to obtain room service, no excuses from the owner’s side. They offer a 3-course menu in the evening (when I said “at night” I was corrected that it is not at night, but in the evening, so be correct if you do not want to be shown that you as a guest are SO wrong), no alternative, no small snacks, nothing. There is a bar, but no bar menu indicating choices and/or prices. And there is nothing to do in the evenings. We had our own food with us as we knew about it, so just be prepared. Although the room is equipped with an electric kettle, neither tea bags nor coffee is provided.
Yes, the location is somehow remote, but not more remote than many other hotels in Iceland. It is, by the way, not more than a 40 minutes-drive from Patreksfjördur –is that remote? How ever it might be, the location can for sure not justify the low standard rooms and bad service at such high price, breakfast not included, by the way.
We can definitely not recommend to stay here. Maybe to stay in Patreksfjördur is the better choice, you have to drive the distance to the bird cliffs anyway, if you are coming for that reason.
Finally, one practical tip: beware of extremely aggressive and quickly attacking arctic terns during breeding season if you walk down to the nearby beach or even down the street, especially in the evenings, but also during daytime. Take a large stick with you and hold it high up over your head, as birds preferentially attack the highest point. Good luck!