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“Review of Grimsborgir Selfoss Iceland”
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Hotel Grimsborgir
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Selfoss
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Review of Grimsborgir Selfoss Iceland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

This place is amazing - total luxury and probably the best guest house in Iceland. Sitting in the hot ttub drinking champagne and watching the Northern lights is amazing! The owners are very friendly and full of local information. The restaurant is great food for tasting whale meat and eel - lots of Icelandic specialities but expensive ( £50 a head without wine!). But lots of local supermarkets in Selfoss are open all day even on Sundays. The guest house is ideally situated for exploring the Golden Circle and along the coast to Vik.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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HotelGrimsborgir, Director of Sales at Hotel Grimsborgir, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear guests from London,
thank you for your immediate review, we highly appreciate it.
It was nice having you with us and we are happy that you´ve enjoyed your stay at our hotel.
All the best,
Christiane Luise Mueller
Reservations & Marketing
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Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

We stayed for one night at this wonderful vacation luxury home. it was spacious, very clean, and very comfortable. We had dinner and breakfast and both were outstanding. it is centrally located, so a good base from which to take many different day trips. The owners and staff were friendly and very attentive.. I could not recommend it more highly. We will plan to stay longer next time!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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HotelGrimsborgir, Director of Sales at Hotel Grimsborgir, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear guests from Massachusetts,
thank you for your nice review.
We are very happy that you´ve had a nice stay at our hotel and that you´ve enjoyed the meals at our restaurant!
We hope to see you back here soon!
Best regards,
Christiane Luise Mueller
Reservations & Marketing
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Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

If you are looking for an immaculate, spacious, beautifully decorated, comfortable and well equipped guest house, this is the perfect spot. Because not a detail has been overlooked, we give this establishment a five star rating. Our breakfasts and dinners were also superb; the meal and the service were first class. It is also very convenient to beautiful geysers and waterfalls. I promise that you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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HotelGrimsborgir, Director of Sales at Hotel Grimsborgir, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear guests from North Carolina,
thank you for your kind review!
We are happy that you´ve had such a wonderful time at our hotel!
Hope to see you again one day!
Best regards,
Christiane Luise Mueller
Reservations & Marketing
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Akureyri, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Resturant had brilliant menu, service was beyond expectation, staff were so nice, this was a vacation me and my wife will never forget, and we will return next year and stay longer :)
this is a little paradise with amazing landscape great resturant, and exelent rooms and service

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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HotelGrimsborgir, Director of Sales at Hotel Grimsborgir, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear guests from Akureyri,
thank you for your review!
We are very pleased that you´ve had such a wonderful time at our hotel!
Best regards,
Christiane Luise Mueller
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Radlett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

This hotel is not currently in any of the guidebooks as it was opened around two years ago. I booked it because it had such good reviews on this site, because the photos looked nice and because in a tour of iceland involving lots of different hotels, I thought it would be a pleasant change to have a few days in a self-catering, self-contained bungalow. I dared to hope that it would be a bit nicer than the hotels that we stayed in which were the standard, clean, comfortable, but not terribly exciting hotels that are on offer in Iceland. It was actually so far above my expectations that I found it difficult to believe. It is situated just outside Selfoss, which is a fairly non- descript town, but it is within easy driving distance of Rekjavik and many of the top tourist sights like Gulfoss, Geysir, Pingvellir National Park, etc . As we booked late we had the only bungalow still available, bungalow 3 which sleeps 7. There were 4 of us, 2 adults and 2 children. It was enormous, beautifully decorated and fantastically clean. It had a large fully fitted kitchen and a lovely big bathroom, a dining area and three separate sitting areas, one with flat screen TV and DVD. A decking terrace surrounded it with a lovely clean hot tub for use at any time (there are instructions in the house for which button to press to fill it up and the owner showed us how to do it on our arrival). We used it in the evenings and it was weirdly wonderful to sit on our private terrace in a hot tub with a drink, looking out over the amazing scenery. It had outside tables and chairs and a lovely clean gas barbecue. It was easy to self-cater as the fabulous kitchen was quite well equipped with dishes and cutlery and there were a couple of supermarkets 10 mins drive away in Selfoss, but a fantastic buffet breakfast in the hotel's lovely restaurant next door (the restaurant and reception are in a separate bungalow) each morning was actually included in the price of the bungalow. We also ate in the restaurant one night and it was a lovely meal. It was easily the best place we stayed in Iceland by some significant margin and is actually right up there with the nicest places we have ever stayed anywhere. Ours was the biggest bungalow they have, but I believe most sleep 4 and there are a couple of studios that presumably sleep less. Cannot recommend this place highly enough.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank jill A
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HotelGrimsborgir, Director of Sales at Hotel Grimsborgir, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear guests from the UK,
thank you for your great and long review, we highly appreciate it!
We are very happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that everything was to your full satisfaction.
We hope to see you again in the future!
Best regards,
Christiane Luise Mueller
Reservations & Marketing
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Northumberland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

We were given Cottage No 1 & it was beautiful. I want to live there! I was gutted that it was our last night - we saved the best until last.
I wish we had realised that it was a fully equiped cottage that we were to stay in as it would have been lovely to have a barbeque & stay in. We had just been expecting a room.
We ate in the restaurant which is housed in a seperate building a few minutes walk away. The food was good but rather expensive, as was the wine.
Only niggle was that the accommodation was advertised per person in euros. Their conversion rate is rather weighted in their favour!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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HotelGrimsborgir, Director of Sales at Hotel Grimsborgir, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear guests,
thank you for your review, we really appreciate it! We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us!
Best regards,
Christiane Luise Mueller
Reservations & Marketing
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

We were booked here by a travel operator and weren't sure what to expect. We were amazed!

We were surely upgraded as we had a house that easily slept 6 for just three of us. A gorgeous kitchen, living area, TV area, an enormous bathroom, four bedrooms, a huge deck with a grill and table and chairs and a hot tub. Everything was very nice; clean design and well done, with an amazing view. Sadly, our hot tub wasn't full of water and we weren't there long enough to bother asking to have it filled.

We had dinner at the restaurant and it was good. Not outstanding but certainly much better than other meals in Iceland. Breakfast though was fantastic. Real coffee, great bread and lots of other choices. Very cozy and friendly on the chilly morning.

I highly recommend staying here. We only stayed one night because we were traveling around Iceland trying to see as much as possible. In hindsight, it would have been better to have stayed here two or three nights and hiked around the park (Pingvellir) more and explored the area.

A great alternative to a hotel; we were very comfortable and it was nice to have space and a great view. It would be lots of fun with a big bunch of friends to just hang out, cook and hike for a few days in the summer or winter.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank happydiddly
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HotelGrimsborgir, Director of Sales at Hotel Grimsborgir, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear guests from France,
thank you for your great review, we appreciate it.
We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we are glad that you were pleased with the upgrade. The instructions for the hot tub were written in the guest handbook in your apartment, we are sorry you didn´t see those and didn´t ask for assistance and therefore couldn´t use your tub. Hopefully, your stay was nice anyway.
Best regards,
Christiane Luise Mueller
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Property: Hotel Grimsborgir
Address: Asborgir 30, Selfoss 801, Iceland (Formerly Grimsborgir Guest House)
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 (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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