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“Very nice” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sel Hotel Myvatn
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Lake Myvatn
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115 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Very nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2012

Good hotel. Bathroom with floor heating, excellent in winter. Diner was good. Breakfast buffet excellent. Rooms no frills but comfortable. Location great for visit to pseudo craters just across the street. Renown for Aurora Borealis sighting.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Tartu, Estonia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2011

Very nice hotel and food is great! Come back soon :)

Room Tip: up to 3 floor is good rooms we stayd there room 304
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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East Yorkshire
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218 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2011

This is a lovely hotel, with a faboulous view, the decor was not my choice but it was clean, warm and comfortable. The owners were very helpful regarding were we should and shouldn't go due to the amount of snow that had fallen, for which we were very grateful, as we were on a self drive holiday.
The food is very nice here and we tended to eat hear after a good day out sightseeing as food can be difficult to track down in the wintertime in Iceland when things are out of season.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2011

Without a doubt, one of the best places we stayed on our trip. When we arrived, one of the owners was at the front desk and she was incredibly helpful in both making our stay comfortable and in giving advice about what we could see and do during the limited daylight hours. Not only were her suggestions spot on, but she even gave us a map of the area and wrote notes about when certain things closed for the day. The room itself was gorgeous and well furnished, and the view was beautiful even in the winter. The only complaint is that the TV was a bit old a the remote didn't work properly, but it didn't matter since we weren't really going to watch TV anyway. In the morning, breakfast was delicious and there were lots of tasty things to chose from. When we left, the owner gave us advice on where to get gas and explained how to find one of the large waterfalls between Lake Myvatn and our next destination.

Room Tip: Odd numbered rooms on the top floor have vaulted ceilings and large windows with a pretty view.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mel H
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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2011

Our hotel room was basic but it good enough for 1 night stay and it was cozy with a nice view of the lake. The staff was very friendly and helped us track the Northern Lights and also helped us find our if our whale watching trip was still going out the next morning when we were checking out. The dinner at the hotel restaurant was decent and since we were honeymooners they comped our bottle of wine at check out which was very sweet of them.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2011

We were a little bit concerned by negative reviews, however after staying here i can only wonder if these reviews were of a different place. The owners were so incredibly friendly, on two occasions they personally took us on excursions (a day trip to the village, bird museum and local craft shop and an evening visit to the nature baths). We were made to feel totally relaxed and at home. Couple this with the gorgeous natural scenary and you have a recipe for a return trip. Despite the 20+ hour flight from australia, we will definitely come back. The chef should also get a mention: great local cuisine, we wereincredibly impressed.

Easy driving distance to many amazing sites.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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121 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2011

This hotel is fantastic, the rooms are beautiful and the staff was extremely helpful and friendly. We stayed in 5 different hotels during our journey around Iceland. This was without question the best! Beautiful furniture, lovely updated bathrooms, all the amenities you could ask for. We ate dinner in the hotel and we were extremely pleased with our meals. There is a souvenir shop near the hotel that was closed, but when we asked the hotel receptionist, he gladly opened it for us. We had snowy/wintry weather during our stay so we did not take advantage of all the hiking around nearby Lake Myvatn. We got out and explored a little and can only imagine how awesome this place would be on a Good weather day. The hotel breakfast was good too (not as good as dinner though). I would love to come back here.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Sel Hotel Myvatn
Address: Skutustadir, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Northeast Region > Lake Myvatn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Spa Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Lake Myvatn
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sel Hotel Myvatn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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