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“A wonderful stay in the middle of beautiful scenery!”
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Hotel Grimsborgir
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Selfoss
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 10, 2011

As the name says, it is truly a luxury guesthous, especially for people who have seen other guest houses in iceland either online or from a previous trip to iceland its worlds apart. The compound is located in the middle of nature at a lake/river with multiple large houses with 1-2 appartments in them; each apartment has its own terrace to enjoy the view and nature as well as a hot pot (not a jacuzzi as it doesn't bubble) with fresh vulcanic water for a hot 40 degree Celsius bath. Ample parking in front of each house. each ouse is connected to the main house through a private circulare road. Rooms are new and very clean and just nice. the overall theme is nordic interior and its just nice to walk onto your terrace and sit and enjoy the sight in front of the house. They have small and larger rooms, the only downside maybe that when you travel with larger groups that sharing a single very large bathroom maybe unusual. In that case maybe smaller rooms for each family are a better option rather than one big one. It doesn't matter on teh budget as its calculated by person not by the room!

Breakfast buffet is inclusive and for lunch or dinner they offer a nice selection through the icelandic specialties, from lamb to lobster to fish everything was delicious! The quality of the food was excellent and even better than some highly regarded restaurants we visited around iceland!

The place is run by Olaf and Kristin who will help and service you throughout the stay with their warm and friendly service. And if your lucky the dog of the house will greet you if he is not roaming around somehwere in nature. just like the management he is a wonderfully friendly addition to the place.

Overall we had a fantastic stay and its located very strategically for day trips up to Vik, golden circle, Kalidatur, etc. its just 10 minutes away from Selfoss. Instead of staying in a expensive hotel in Reykjavik or along road 1, this is a true option for the budget and luxury given. The website does not do justice to the place, it is much nicer than on the pictures.

You can book directly with them and they are very easy and responsive to deal with via email.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 8, 2011

My wife and two kids stayed at this lovely guest house for four nights. The separate houses are beautiful, modern and comfortable, comfy beds and well equipped kitchens. The food served at the main lodge was superb, huge breakfast easily enough to bide you over till the afternoon, and delicious and reasonable dinner. The hosts could not be more helpful and accommodating. The views from the guest houses are lovely and each house has a hot tub,
The central location is absolutely perfect for exploring south Iceland: Geysir, Gulfoss, Pingvellir and Vik.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 4, 2011

Our tour company booked this for us, so we were very happily surprised to discover this beautiful, spacious, light-filled house near the sights of Iceland's Golden Circle. The restaurant provides good food, and the hosts were very helpful and gracious. Lovely for a family vacation or romantic getaway.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

We loved our stay at Grimsborgir Guest House for one night in the middle of our honeymoon! It was pure luxury to have our own hot tub outside our own cottage in such a beautiful location. And the owners were so sweet, they made me something vegetarian even though there was nothing on the menu. Brilliant, brilliant place!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2011

A huge surprise in a rural area of Iceland. This guest house is made up of a dozen spacious and modern cottage units. Each of these independent homes has everything including an outdoor private hot tub, a complete luxurious kitchen, a formal dining table and a great room with a panoramic view of the surrounding scenery through the large windows. On first glance, the restaurant is nothing more than a converted cottage home. However, the service is great and the food is among the best we can find in Iceland.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 27, 2010

Large luxury houses fully furnisted and equipped with a hot pool outside and a outdoor grill. The surrounding was great short trip to many attractions and a small town 10 kilometers away. Small menu but good food at the restaurant. The owners make you feel very welcome and are very helpful. The price is per person so value is difficult to rate. The house need to be cleaned before departure. Overall a lovely stay.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Grimsborgir

Address: Asborgir 30, Selfoss 801, Iceland (Formerly Grimsborgir Guest House)
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Location: Iceland > South Region > Selfoss
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Selfoss
Price Range: $491 - $1,054 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Grimsborgir 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Grimsborgir Luxury Apartments and Restaurant is situated in South Iceland, directly at the Golden Circle tourist route. Our accommodation types are hotel rooms, studio apartments and deluxe apartments. Hotel Grimsborgir is surrounded by beautiful Icelandic landscape with mountains and the biggest fresh water river of Iceland, the river Sog. Grimsborgir Restaurant is serving gourmet food as well as traditional Icelandic dishes, for example fresh Lamb Loin, local Salmon and Lobster and the famous Icelandic Meat Soup. Also, we serve coffee and cake as well as lunch - every day! ... more   less 
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