My partner and I stayed at Grimsborgir for three nights and we absolutely loved it. In fact, we wished we could have stayed for longer. We arrived at the hotel on a Sunday afternoon to a warm welcome and were given a free upgrade to a four bedroom apartment (No. 15). The apartment was very clean, comfortable, warm and had all the amenities that we could have wished for. The apartment had three big double bedrooms, a smaller bedroom, a big living / dining / kitchen room (with working fireplace), a television watching area (satellite TV and DVD player), a spacious main bathroom (with waik-in shower) and a smaller bathroom. The kitchen area was equipped with a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, oven, hob, tea/coffee maker and plenty of crockery / pots / pans etc. The apartment had underfloor heating throughout, free wifi and an enormous amount of storage space. Outside, there was a table and chairs, a barbecue and a hot tub. There was also plenty of parking space.
The restaurant was a short walk from our apartment which is where we ate breakfast and dinner each day. The breakfast buffet was excellent and had both warm and cold food on offer. After breakfast on the first morning, the owner (Olafur) very kindly highlighted some local tourist attractions on a map for us. Incidentally, the Grimsborgir is conveniently situated for visiting various Golden Circle attractions, such as the waterfall at Gullfoss (approximately 50 minute drive), Geysir (40 minute drive from Grimsborgir, and 10 minutes from Gullfoss), Þingvellir National Park (approximately 30 minute drive - but consider the longer drive to the west of Þingvallavatn). The Fontana geothermal baths at Laugavatn are also close by (a 20 minute drive) and well worth the visit.
The Grimsborgir hotel/apartments are located in a tranquil area with beautiful scenery. We found it easy to find when driving from Keflavik airport. The town of Selfoss is also close (15 mins drive), where there is a supermarket, petrol station etc.
We had a wonderful stay at Grimsborgir and are already thinking of returning for another holiday!
- 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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