This was my last hotel on a Road-1 trip around Iceland and the third (or fourth) hotel of Icelandair chain. Located directly on a golf course and featuring a wodden statue of a golf player, I got a room in the very new wing of the hotel with the room facing the golf course. All rooms here are actually accesible from both inside the hotel (with the key/card) or from outside (either from parking lot or a golf course, but only if you have the "balcony" door open).
The room in the new wing was really new, the amenities were very sparse (2 soaps - one for bath, one for sink), tissues, kettle, tv, but actually - what do you need more? The view at the mountains was wonderful.
The restaurant was also superb, finally a correctly working waffle iron in Icelandairhotel (!) for the breakfast. Although the dinner menu is pretty sparse (as for all Icelandic restaurants), the chef can make also another dish such as lactose-free if you want something else or can't choose from the menu because of food allergy/intolerance. And the even had my favourite brand of red wine! Free wifi in the lobby and paid one in rooms is regular around all Icelandair/Edda hotels so no wonders here. Plus for staff!
There are two hot tubs in the hotel but because I arrived too late, I didn't make use of them. But I can imagine relaxing there if you have time, the view from them is wonderful... unless you have to wait in line because there are dozens of german or american tourists already waiting in the queue.
PS: I reserved another date by mistake. I immediately called the reception and they very very friendly to rearrange the date. Another plus for the staff!
PS2: As somebody says, it looks like a motel and there actually is a hostel at the property which sometimes moves its customers to the hotel if there is almost nobody at the hostel. Just turn right after you enter the premises and you'll see the hotel itsefl. The one-story building and sparse desing have its reasons, from pretty unstable soil with lots of land (why should they build more floors if they have the space?) and safety in Iceland... No worries here, the sparse image can be really deceptive in Iceland and the simpler the outside, the better the inside is in this country.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Icelandair Hotel Hamar is a relaxing retreat-style hotel built on an 18-hole golf course in West Iceland, a region rich in saga history. In addition to golf, there are several other exciting outdoor activities available, ensuring a most pleasant and interesting stay in any season.Located about an hour’s drive north of Reykjavik, in the quaint, beautiful town of Borgarnes, the Icelandair Hotel Hamar is surrounded by immense natural beauty and fascinating attractions – this is a place where you can really get away from it all while not sacrificing one bit on the comfort of your accommodations.Each guestroom has doors that open directly out unto the hotel grounds, providing great access and comfort. Added to this, there’s a host of modern in-room features, including under-floor heating to keep you warm, whatever the weather. Best of all, after an exciting day of sightseeing, golf, whale watching, snowmobiling or hiking, you can relax in one of our geothermal-heated outdoor hot tubs.The managers and staff of Icelandair Hotel Hamar extend a warm welcome to you and stand ready to make your West Iceland trip unforgettable ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Icelandair Hotel Borgarnes