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Hotel Grimsborgir
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Selfoss
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Lovely room with balcony, access to hot tubs. Buffet dinner was superb. Food freshly topped-up at regularly intervals by attentive chef who kept an eye on everything and also served the roasted meats. No large-batch cooking kept warm for ages as we experienced in some hotels. Breakfast was equally good. Couldn't fault this place and hope to go back.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

We loved this place. Brand new, spacious apartments (really standalone houses), elegantly furnished in a minimalist scandi fashion. Excellent buffet dinner so good that we went there all three nights.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

The guest houses are really apartments, like a U.S. condo townhouse with two apartments per building. Our apartment was very nice and very clean, with two bedrooms, a full kitchen and an eating area. Each building had its own hot tub. Dinner was served in the complex dining room although you could cook meals in your apartment if you wished. We normally do not like buffets, but the food was excellent and there was a very good selection to choose from. They had many kinds of fish and a selection of red meats (lamb and pork). I did not get past the fish area, it was so good! For dessert they had several choices including a chocolate brownie that was to die for, and rich, creamy ice cream. Breakfast buffet was also very good. Friendly and attentive staff.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed here on two separate occasons during our trip. The first time we had a lovely big room - very new, very modern, very clean. Delicious buffet dinner (they had thought of everything from seafood and salad, chicken, lamb and potatoes right through to french fries and delicious rhubarb crumble.)
The second time we stayed in an apartment. Wow, it was difficult to move on it was so perfect. We even had a hot tub (private) before breakfast. The breakfast again had everything from scrambled eggs and bacon to cereals and continental and fruits.
The owner is a really great guy; he finds time time for everyone and is very hands on - I even saw him washing up! Both my husband and I wish him well, he deserves it.

Room Tip: I imagine all the rooms are great, the owners standards are very high.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grimsborgir, Director of Sales at Hotel Grimsborgir, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2013

Dear Mrs,

Thank you very much for your stay at Hotel Grimsborgir and for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed both of your stays with us and that the food was good! Hopefully we will see you again in the future.
Best regards
María Brá Finnsdóttir, Sales Manager

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

This "luxury guesthouse" was the hotel highlight of our 10 day trip to Iceland to drive the Ring Road. Just wish we could have stayed more than one night. The building we stayed in was brand new and our room looked as if no one had ever stayed there. It was furnished as you would expect an upscale B&B and the bathroom was the best by far of any of the accommodations we stayed in. There were also 4 hot tubs just outside our building that my two sons used. Wifi was also available in the room.

The restaurant had a dinner buffet that was incredible and a wide range of dishes to pick from. It was one of the best meals we had in Iceland though it was rather pricey. The breakfast buffet was also wonderful and the dining room and main house were just as lovely as the rest of the property.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Grimsborgir, Director of Sales at Hotel Grimsborgir, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2013

Dear guests,

Thank you for taking the time writing this wonderful review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in Iceland. I hope we'll see you again.
All the best
María Brá Finnsdóttir, Sales manager

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Again, because there were six of us, this hotel more or less chose itself. Apartments calls to mind tall buildings. These are actually bungalows. Ours was split into a large part which could take up to 8, and a smaller part which I guess could take four. We shared the driveway and hot tub with the other part of the bungalow, but otherwise we might as well have been separate, so large is the house.

The kitchen is fully fitted out, and the fridge full stocked - a megabar. Decor is heavily white so bring eyeshades as not every bedroom window has blinds. A very good breakfast was included in our fee of €680. We also had a very good buffet dinner at ISK6900 each. The dining room was a bit cramped as it is part of a converted house. Don't know how the kitchen staff cope with a home kitchen, but they do very well.

This made a nice change from the usual small hotel rooms, and the hot tub was great.

Location wise, it is handy for the Golden Circle.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Grimsborgir, Director of Sales at Hotel Grimsborgir, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2013

Dear guests,

Thank you for staying at Hotel Grimsborgir and for the review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in Iceland. The hot tub really is a treat.
I hope we'll see you again!
All the best
María Brá Finnsdóttir, Sales manager

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Having stayed here as our last stop road tripping around Iceland, we had wished we'd stayed here for a few days instead of doing the whole island! You can get a true flavour for Iceland just staying in the south west, with the Gyser, Waterfalls, Iceberg lagoon, lava fields and blue lagoon. This hotel is ideally situated in the Golden Circle. We booked the two bedroom apartment, as there wasn't much difference in cost from the room only option, and it was great, UK TV, useful kitchen, nicely furnished (although very Ikea) and very comfortable beds. The breakfast was the best we have had throughout the island, and beats many top hotels that we have stayed in across the world. We hope to return in the winter to see it all covered in snow! On a side note - ALWAYS TAKE THE WINDSCREEN COVER WHEN RENTING A CAR!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grimsborgir, Director of Sales at Hotel Grimsborgir, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2013

Dear guests,

Thank you for staying at Hotel Grimsborgir and for the wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in Iceland. You should definately come and visit us again in the winter. It's a great location to see the northern lights when they are visable.
All the best
María Brá Finnsdóttir, Sales manager

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Additional Information about 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
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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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