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.
- 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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