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“Nice... and quiet”
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Hotel Gullfoss
Ranked #2 of 26 Selfoss B&B and Inns
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Wenatchee, Washington
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6 hotel reviews
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“Nice... and quiet”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Clean and quiet. Nice to be close to the falls and when the auroras came on the outside lights went out which was a good bonus. Hot tub hit the spot even with a bit of light snow. Dinner was very good. Both fish and lamb dishes were excellent. Breakfasts were more than adequate.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

A perfect location for visiting Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and a comfortable to distance to Thingvellir also. The decor is a little stuck in the 70s, but in terms of cleanliness and comfort, it was faultless.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Not the fanciest of hotels, but it's warm and welcoming, close to Gullfoss and Geysir. The dinner was good, if somewhat expensive, but the breakfast buffet was plentiful and excellent. Also a great spot to view the Northern Lights, well away from light pollution - though sadly the Aurora wasn't playing ball for us when we stayed

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here as part of a package tour. Small hotel was nice as it was almost entirely taken up by our group only. Didn't have time to use the hot tub. Rooms were clean and neat. Dinner at the hotel was average, but the skyr dessert was impressive.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Yorkshire
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

This hotel is a few minutes from Gulfoss and Geysir so perfect for visiting these tourist sites and also easy for driving to Pingviller. Our room was small and the decor needed a bit of TLC. The bed was comfortable and wifi worked well. The hot tub was enjoyable. Dinner was good but quite pricey for the type of hotel and there is nowhere else to eat. It was good value for money for us as we had a deal of two nights for the price of one but I think I would have found it disappointing if I had been paying full price. We stayed in early October and only two other rooms were occupied on the first night and one other room on the second night.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Austria
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

This hotel is located perfectly for visiting Gullfoss and Geyser. Like much of Iceland's accommodation it is in the middle of nowhere, so very quiet. The staff were very welcoming and ready to offer advice. The rooms were comfortable and clean; they have en-suites. Breakfast is provided. Food at the restaurant was nice, but expensive even for Iceland. Free wifi is available in the rooms.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

We flew in from the UK in the afternoon, and this location, between Gysir and Gullfoss was as far as we could drive that day before dark. It was also a great starting-off point the next day. We got in at 8:59,and though they stop serving dinner at 9pm, the chef let us place an order anyway. We were starving and very thankful! The dinner menu had more affordable and larger portions than any of the other hotels where we stayed Iceland, and our meals were delicious. The breakfast buffet was great too. Our room was very basic, but standard for Iceland it seems. Our room faced the parking lot, so not the best view, but it didn't matter since we arrived in the dark and left the next morning. I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Gullfoss
Address: Brattholt | Blaskogabyggd, Selfoss 801, Iceland
Location: Iceland > South Region > Selfoss
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Selfoss
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gullfoss 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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