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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Me and my wife have made a beautifull tour in Iceland with our two teenage daughters.
When we arrived at the guesthouse "Vatsnhold", we immediately got a very warm welcome from the owners ànd from the dogs :-)!
They run a very nice guestfarm with very clean and nice decorated rooms. They and their chef take good care of the visitors with very fine food and breakfast in a cosy restaurant. Margret even bakes super bread every day!
Johann and Margret also give wonderfull tips to explore the fantastic island. We stayed for four nights and visited very nice places in the area.
We will go back to this wonderfull place and people:-)!
Van Winkel family out of Belgium

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Vatnsholt, Guest Relations Manager at Vatnsholt, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Peter V,

First of all, we would like to thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your lovely feedback with us, we truly appreciate it!

We are also so happy to read, that you liked our place and enjoyed the stay in its best.

It would be our great pleasure to welcome you anytime in the future!

We hope to see you again soon.

Best Regards,

Hotel Vatnsholt

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Small, but nice rooms (we got one with our own bathroom even though we just reserved one with shared), friendly people and decent food (although a bit expensive). Great view on Hekla and Eyafjallajökull.
The owner also gave nice tips for our trip the next day.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vatnsholt, Guest Relations Manager at Vatnsholt, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear ACH83629,

First of all, we would like to thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your lovely feedback with us, we truly appreciate it!

We are also so happy to read, that you liked our place and enjoyed the stay in its best.

It would be our great pleasure to welcome you anytime in the future!

We hope to see you again soon.

Best Regards,

Hotel Vatnsholt

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

it's clean, cozy, and for a guesthouse the kitchen and bathrooms are very good.
it's a great location for northern light hunting: in the middle of no where, little light pollution, and according to the owner it's coastal location means wind tend to blow cloud away at night. and we did see it!
The 3 course dinner we had was a pleasant surprise.
Owners are passionate and helpful. Gave us a lot of detailed advice for a tour of the south coast.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Vatnsholt, Guest Relations Manager at Vatnsholt, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jingwen Z,

First of all, we would like to thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your lovely feedback with us, we truly appreciate it!

We are also so happy to read, that you liked our place and enjoyed the stay in its best.

It would be our great pleasure to welcome you anytime in the future!

We hope to see you again soon.

Best Regards,

Hotel Vatnsholt

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

This is the quintessential farmhouse in Iceland. It oozes charm - so much so that I actually stayed an extra day just to soak up all the ambiance. It was just an added bonus that there were James Dean photo decorations seeing as I am from Indiana (this Rebel Without a Cause actor's home state).

Note: I had this farmhouse all to myself during my stay so may have a different charm when shared with other travelers.

Room Tip: I'd suggest the separate smaller house in the "James Dean" bedroom near the main kitchen and living room. Two double beds.
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Tiasis
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Vatnsholt, Guest Relations Manager at Vatnsholt, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Tiasis,

First of all, we would like to thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your lovely feedback with us, we truly appreciate it!

We are also so happy to read, that you liked our place and enjoyed the stay in its best.

It would be our great pleasure to welcome you anytime in the future!

We hope to see you again soon.

Best Regards,

Hotel Vatnsholt

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Reviewed September 12, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed here from one night as we traveled along the ring road. We had an enjoyable stay at Vatnsholt and would not hesitate to stay there again. We had a double room with an ensuite bathroom. The room was simple, a bit on the small size, but clean, comfortable and cozy. As with any B&B style accomodations, the rooms are always more like a guest room in someone's home verses a hotel room, which is exactly what this was like.

Bear in mind there was no television in the room, so if you are a TV junkie, this might not go well for you! Fear not though, the lovely owners and staff provide plenty of entertainment. There are books gallore around the farmhouse to borrow and read during your stay. If you have children there is a trampoline and jungle gym outside. The farm also has plenty of dogs and cute animals (bunnies, cats, even a raven). The night we stayed there they had a showing of a volcano documentary in the common room/restaurant in the main building. There is a lovely restaurant there as well. We did not have a chance to dine there, but heard from other travelers staying there that the food was great.

The hotel is located about 10 minutes drive outside of Selfoss, so it's more of a remote location (afterall it is a farm). It's convenient to the ring road and the surrounding area is beautiful. If you need any tips on what to see while touring Iceland, don't hesitate to ask the staff, they are an enthusiastic wealth of knowledge!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Stephanie99
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Vatnsholt, Guest Relations Manager at Vatnsholt, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Stephanie99,

First of all, we would like to thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your lovely feedback with us, we truly appreciate it!

We are also so happy to read, that you liked our place and enjoyed the stay in its best.

It would be our great pleasure to welcome you anytime in the future!

We hope to see you again soon.

Best Regards,

Hotel Vatnsholt

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