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Fosshotel Hekla
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Selfoss
Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great hotel in the middle of nowhere with great views towards Mt Hekla. Rooms on second floor have good views. Rooms are fine, restaurant area is great and breakfasts are very good with superb fresh bread. We had two evening meals - the food was excellent but the choice of three dishes was the same two nights in a row. The lamb was exceptional. The hotel also had a pool table which my son loved and a hot tub and steam room. Staff friendly - very peaceful.

Room Tip: Wifi didn't work that well in rooms - only in shared areas. Make sure you get a room with a vie...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a lovely hotel in a lovely rural location. We stayed in a newly renovated , very modern room, with a bathroom to die for. The room (for 3) was split into 2 separate areas, which gave us all privacy.

Breakfast was excellent, although we found that food was running out and not replenished when we went to breakfast on the first day (although it was fine on day 2).

The hotel is convenient for Gullfoss and Geyser. We went to Geyser first thing in the morning and were close enough to go back there again in the evening when all the crowds had gone.

We needed to get some documents printed and witnessed during our stay and the hotel
receptionist was really helpful in this regard (even though it was after midnight).

The hot tub in the garden is nice, but the hotel is a bit scruffy at the back.

I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

This was a lovely place in the middle of the farming region of Iceland. I didn't find it out of date, at least for a rural location. instead the welcome was friendly and the breakfast excellent. Dinner was well cooked although not cheap: it would have been nice if more of the food had been traditional flavours though.
Only downside was the WiFi which only worked in one wing of the hotel and was mis-configured elsewhere.

Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
Thank Simon H
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Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Hotel Hekla is a perfect place to stay of you want to have a magic morning view with the landscape around and hekla volcano. The rooms are quite nice and comfortable and I did love the TV station idea, they just put up the tv on the middle of the wall so you can turn to the entrance seats or bed wherever you are going to watch tv. Fantastic hot pot and great close to the city location. Not so far and still good. Recommended with stars :)

Stayed: February 2014
Thank J Carlos L
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was the 2nd hotel we stayed in on our 17 night trip round Iceland. It was OK but not brilliant. The room was adequate for a night. The dinner was good enough but expensive. Breakfast was included & the usual kbuffet with fruit, cereal, hard boiled eggs, cold meat, cheese & assorted breads & crispbreads. Reception was efficient but you had of ring a bell for attendance.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

Nice country location
26 km from selfoss
Somewhat old decor
Too few towels - just bath towel per person and even this was too small.
No hand or face towels!
Average breakfast
Hardly grade it 3* hotel
Free wifi was good

Room Tip: Second floor with terrace, corner room
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fosshotel Hekla

Address: Brjansstadir | Skeidum, Selfoss 801, Iceland (Formerly Hotel Hekla)
Location: Iceland > South Region > Selfoss
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Selfoss
Price Range: $149 - $506 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fosshotel Hekla 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fosshotel Hekla is a 45 room hotel in South Iceland, only a 45 minute drive from Reykjavik, and a 15 minute drive from Selfoss. The hotel has a good restaurant, lounge with fine bar selection, outdoor hot tub, free high speed Wi-Fi internet and a large garden around the hotel. The hotel is situated close to Mt Hekla and is surrounded by some of the country's most stunning sights including: Eyjafjallajokull volcano and Fimmvorduhals; beautiful hiking trails along the Golden Circle destinations; the highlands of Landmannalaugar, Kjolur, and Sprengisandur; historical sites from the Viking era; volcanic craters; a Hydroelectric power plant, and - depending on the season and weather permitting - the spectacular Northern Lights. ... more   less 
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