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Guesthouse Nonni
Ranked #3 of 9 Hella B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great stay.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed two nights with Nonni and can recommend it highly (we used it as a base to drive along the south coast to the glacier lagoon and back in one day). Nonni could not be more hospitable as a host, providing maps and ideas about where to visit over a cup of tea and liquorice.

Breakfast is great, with home made breads each morning and a delicious array of things to put on the bread. The rooms are clean (three rooms up stairs and one down), with two shared bathrooms. Just one or two small things were in process of being fixed (for example one of the windows in our bedroom didn't open), but overall simple and comfortable accommodation.

If you don't get directions before you head for the guesthouse ask at the garage on the roundabout as you enter Hella. There is a map on the outside window of the garage, with the guesthouse just two minutes away.

The only other thing to recommend is to book early as I believe he gets booked up well in advance, especially during the summer months. We certainly hope to return one day!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Charleston, SC
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

We really loved staying here. Our room was lovely, our host was beyond gracious, and breakfast was delicious! The bed was very comfortable as well. Thank you again for the hospitality, we really enjoyed meeting you!
Liz&Tony

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank aqualiz
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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37 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Can only echo our fellow TripAdvisor travellers here. Such a wonderful guesthouse and such a perfect host. Granted we were lucky enough to be the only visitors on the night that we stayed, so we had our pick of rooms and the upstairs bathroom to ourselves, but don't think it would have been any different even if it was full.

We spoke to Nonni in the evening about the Northern Lights, and he promised to keep and eye out and give us a knock if they appeared. We'd just dozed off when we had a knock at the door about 11pm. We joined Nonni on the patio outside and watched a 20 minute, brilliant Northern Lights display - thank you so much sir.

An amiable chat over a great breakfast and then we left on our journey.

Fellow travellers, please spend your night in Hella at this wonderful guesthouse.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stuttgart, Germany
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75 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

Guest house Nonni is run by a very kind man who will cater for your each and every need. The rooms are good and very clean. Breakfast takes place in the owner’s dining room and it was a real pleasure to be his guest. I only regret that our time together was so short.

As a bonus we saw the Northern Light's from the terrace !

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

Unbelievable reviews so far and Nonni himself was also flabbergasted when we mentioned all the tripadvisor hype to him!
We stayed with Nonni for two nights in his home. Great place, clean and comfortable. He has three rooms upstairs, one slightly bigger than the two but perfectly adequate. Large bathroom upstairs and two toilets downstairs. We used his place as a base from our travels from the golden circle (first night) and to and from Jokulsarlon (second night).
It is truly a great place to stay and his breakfast is out of this world, each morning we woke up to the smell of waffles and a hot pot of tea. To put the icing on the cake, we were lucky enough to see the northern lights from his garden! Perfect!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank iamthatiz
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Potsdam, New York
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

We did not see Nonni in Lonely Planet; Trip Advisor led us to this one, and a great choice it was. Nonni was exactly as described by others in glowing reviews-- affable, professional, and a gentle soul. He greets guests with tea and excellent listening skills. We had a series of burning questions and he answered them all before we meandered off, over the hills outside his door to meet some Icelandic horses. Nonni's was the only place we booked with a shared bathroom, and I was expecting it to be a lesser choice for that reason. I was wrong. When done well, a shared bathroom offers no less comfort than a cramped private bathroom. Nonni has travelled extensively, and it shows in every aspect. His guest bathroom offered a long counter to put clean clothes and toiletry bags and it was squeaky clean with a hook on the door to hang things. I slept better at Nonni's than anywhere else. It was more than a good quality bed--he provided a place to put bags off the ground; chairs to relax; his artwork gracing the walls as a lovely focal point; and his presence set the tone for a peaceful stay. My husband is normally not big on B&B arrangements, but he is a fan of Nonni's too. Excellent value.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

Fresh breads, waffles and much more for breakfast in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. For the price, the quality is very good - I doubt very much there is anything better in Hella. Nonni himself is a perfect host.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Guesthouse Nonni
Address: Arnarsandur 3 | Guesthouse Nonni, Hella 850, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > South Region > Hella
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Hella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Guesthouse Nonni 2*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The guesthouse is in the centrum of the village Hella, South Iceland. 1 Hour drive from Reykjavik. Home made bread and pastry every morning for breakfast. Hella has almost everything you need: Shops, restaurants, excellent swimming pool and bus stop. All around the corner! Guesthouse Nonni is a good place for the Northern lights. Only five minutes drive to be outside of Hella. And best of all, my garden is an excellent place to watch the Northern lights. Situated in the centrum of South Iceland the guesthouse is a good base for visiting all the wonders of nature you can imagine. ... more   less 
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