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The Highland Center Hrauneyjar
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Hella
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
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“This is VERY basic accommodation”
Reviewed August 4, 2011

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights in August, during an adventure tour of southern Iceland. I think every alternative was booked, or we would have checked out. The pluses: the staff are very friendly, the place is clean, the rooms are warm, and there's a restaurant. The minuses: the rooms are TINY! Like a bad dorm room. The bathroom is TINY! The prices in the restaurant are outrageous!

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Reviewed June 26, 2011

Our worst accomodation in Iceland.Me and my friend stayed in the separated section (L-House), 3-4 Kilometers far from the guesthouse, that it is a sort of big container, with shared bathroom and kitchen. The first nigt there were other 12-13 people and we shared all together just ONE SHOWER!!! The owners were building other three shower, not still working. The workers left their tools all around, on the floor, on the sinks, on the sofa, and this shows their consideration for their guests. The rooms are the poorest you can imagine: there are only two matrasses, and nothing else: no chairs, no closet, no console, no clothes hanger. Fortunately the second night we were alone, so it's been quiet better, but the property didn't offer any discount for this very bad situation. Along our stay in Iceland we stayed in several hostels, so we are not pretending people. Obviously no internet connection, intermittent water , congested drains, very thin walls.But what It really disappoints me at Hrauneyjar is the clair intention to save money even on the basic and cheapest things that it is common to find even in the hostels. This is ridiculous and incorrect.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 19, 2010

I've slept in the separated section of the guesthouse; it's like a container with a dormitory inside. It's quite smelly, the showers are mixed and there is no cover, so the lady may have some problems. The pressure of the water is not constant, it's not easy to have a shower.
In the kitchen most of the pots are old and very camping style. There is no insulation from noise in the rooms, the walls are like paper and the doors are very noisy so you can be waked up from people going to the bath during night.
Overall, it's quite decent if there are just few others guests.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Highland Center Hrauneyjar
Address: Sprengisandur, Hella 851, Iceland (Formerly Hrauneyjar Guesthouse)
Location: Iceland > South Region > Hella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Hella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Highland Center Hrauneyjar 2*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Highland Center is a privately owned hotel and restaurants with a team of experienced and enthusiastic staff who are dedicated to ensuring guests’ comfort and pleasurable stay whilst in the Highlands of Iceland. The Highland Center aims at offering you a “complete” Highland experience from the moment you arrive in Iceland’s interior. Our staff are knowledgeable, helpful and multilingual and are always ready to assist guests during their stay. We aim to provide the best accommodation, excellent food and exciting activities at The Highland Center Hrauneyjar. ... more   less 
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