Our reserved hotel was overbooked and they rebooked us here, so staying at the Grímsborgir Guest House was unexpected. Grímsborgir is near Selfoss, about an hour’s drive from Reykjavik and the surrounding area is a popular place for summer country homes. Grímsborgir is unlike any Icelandic guesthouse that we have stayed at. It consists of several new separate houses arranged around a circular road with reception/dining facilities in another building as you enter from the main road. The whole place looks immaculate with most of the buildings painted white. It seems that the houses may be privately owned and are let out as holiday apartments (you can hardly call them rooms!). Clearly, there is a lot of room for expansion. In front of each house is ample parking. Each house contains a larger four bedroom apartment that can sleep up to seven and a smaller apartment which sleeps four. Outside on the patio is a hot tub and barbeque. We had a smaller apartment which, in addition to the two bedrooms, beautifully decorated in light colors, and bathroom, had a large living area with fully equipped kitchen/dining/sitting area. Sky TV was available on the large flat screen TV. The whole place was very clean and the bed (we only used one room as there were just two of us), was very comfortable. Since the number of rooms is so small and it did not look as if occupancy was high, we did not expect much at breakfast but the buffet was well above average. There was much more fruit than on a typical Iceland breakfast buffet and a coffee machine that offered latte, espresso etc. in addition to the usual drip coffee. Grímsborgir Luxury Guest House would be a wonderful place for a family reunion, relaxing weekend or as a base to explore the Golden Circle. It’s close enough to Reykjavik for easy access to the airport, yet feels quite remote. We only stayed one night but could have stayed much longer. They charge per person but it is really great value. Very highly recommended.
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- 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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