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“Beautiful Scenary, Amazing Horses, Friendly Staff”
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Eldhestar
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“Beautiful Scenary, Amazing Horses, Friendly Staff”
Reviewed May 20, 2008

I spent a day at Eldhestar for one of their horseback riding tours (Tour #5C). This was an amazing experience and the highlight of my three week vacation. The scenary nearby is breathtaking and the horses were amazing animals that were very easy to ride, even for a novice like myself. All of the staff that we encountered was helpful and friendly. If you are going to be in Iceland and have any interest in horseback riding I highly recommend a visit to Eldhestar. You can book tours directly with them or via most of the Reykjavik hotels that have concierge service. They will even pick you up at your hotel and drop you back off after the tour. They have a large variety of different horseback tours (different levels, lengths of time, and types of terrain) as well as combination tours (i.e. ride horses in the morning and white water raft or whale watch in the afternoon). As a nice extra touch they provided us with coffee, tea, juice, cookies, and brownies at the end of our ride to enjoy while waiting for the van to take us back to our hotels.

  • Liked — The horses and the scenary.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 1, 2008

16 riders stayed from Wed to Sunday in the early spring. Riding excercises were great, thanks to Hródmar, the dedicated landlord. Riding in the terrain a new experience. The hotel itself is one of a kind. Environmentally concious, Hästens beds. Nice & clean. And with nice hot baths. Great views. Also from the hot tubs. Nice food, above average. Lots of books on the book shelves next to the open fireplace.

  • Liked — The Icelandic horses
  • Disliked — The new souvenir t-shirts
  • Stayed April 2008
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Reviewed October 1, 2007

Just picked this from a list for our last night. The hotel appears to be fairly new from the outside ans is close to Route 1.

The rooms are very impressive, modern, stylish and well fitted out. Most probably the best room we stayed in during our holiday.

The hotel was let down by the food which was very unimaginative and poor. the soup appeared to be out of a packet, main course of salmon and tinned veg. The skyr and fruit was good. There was no choice. Breakfast was okish. The hotel seems to mainly cater for riding holidays but I think I would be disappointed in the food if I had spent all day in the saddle! As we had had such good food during our stay this was very disappointing for our last night.

Unfortunately I didn't have time to ride but the tours they do look very interesting. We picked the hotel for location as we were returning to Keflavik and it was convinient for this. Hotel is well situated for the attractions on the south coast.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Eldhestar
Address: Vollum Olfusi | P.O. Box 90, Hveragerdi 810, Iceland
Location: Iceland > South Region > Hveragerdi
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Hveragerdi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Eldhestar 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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