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Hotel Gullfoss
Ranked #2 of 26 Selfoss B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Deluxe”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

We toured southern Iceland June 14 and stayed in half a dozen guest houses. This hotel was our most deluxe, and compared favorably to nice hotels in the USA. Rooms were clean, large, and quiet with private bathrooms, and the breakfast (included) was excellent, with bread, meat, cheese, and hot waffles. The staff was professional, but lacked that personal connection we got at small country guest houses, but then again this is a 1st-class hotel smack in the middle of two of the country's most popular attractions: the famous geyser (Geysir, which is significantly higher than Old Faithful), and the largest waterfall (Gullfoss) in Iceland. You can't go wrong with this place,

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Lovely family run hotel. Very small hotel with about 20 rooms in total but a great location with about an hour walk away from Gullfoss waterfall. Staff are very friendly and willing to help with a nice small lounge area and two great hot tubs. Food was suprising good and all courses were provided very cheaply... Bathroom was clean and nice too

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

Perfect location for the falls, just 5 minutes drive away.

The view from the hotel and half of the rooms is just breathtaking. Hottubs, friendly staff and owner, free wifi, reasonably priced dinner, and a good selection for breakfast. What more could you want? Oh getting a tad drunk on Viking beer in the evening...!

Room Tip: Pick an odd number room (they face the good view)
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Como, Italy
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Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed there just one night but everything was perfect. The madam was extremely kind and food were very good.
The perfect place to rest and relax after have seeing gullfoss waterfall.
We all had good time there!
We definitely suggest this place for all tourists

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Shipley, West Yorskshire, UK
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

This small family run hotel is next to the amazing Gullfoss waterfalls and therefore very isolated. We were part of a tour group that stopped for one night (at short notice after our itinerary changed due to weather). The rooms were fine but a bit tired as if they could do with a refurbishment, but everything was clean and worked fine.

Our evening meal of salmon was well cooked and presented. The bar was expensive, as you would expect in Iceland, but seemed a bit pricier than normal.

All the staff were very friendly.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Otterton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Great small hotel near the famous Gullfoss waterfalls and Great Geysir is a 10 minute-drive away. As we had full days activities I never saw the place in daylight, but after all the cold, snow, winds and exciting activities it was nice to get back to a warm and welcoming lounge, wonderful 3 course meal (great fish with both starters and main course and the lamb was to die for!) and clean and comfortable room. Not on the large if I had to share the room it might have been a squeeze. Of course never used the hot tubs but can imagine the wonderful views while soaking! Due to the remote location had the experience of a lifetime and saw the Northern Lights! Simple but very comfortabel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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England
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

I am always very happy to stay here, the friendly welcome, the comfortable rooms and excellent location make it one of the best spots in Iceland to see the Northern Lights.

The Hotel is a wonderful place family owned and run by wonderful people.

Thanks again to all at the Hotel, see you again soon

Room Tip: 2 nice hot tubs out the back for relaxing and watching the lights.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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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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