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“Tiny cottage, and not very clean...” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Arhus Hellu
Ashkelon, Israel
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140 reviews
56 hotel reviews
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“Tiny cottage, and not very clean...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

The cottage we rent was very small, not to mention the bathroom, and we were pressed together though we were just two, and it's made for 4 persons.... Yet the price was rather low so you could say it was a bargain. But bargain or not we would expect the kitchenette to be clean, and it was not. Neither the frying pan in the cupboard nor the cutlery in the drawer. But the location on the river bank, with all the divers, ducks and gulls around, was lovely and close to route 26 was convenient.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

The cottages are very pleasant, clean and spacious. They are simple but we were five people and it was just perfect for us. We ate at the cafe and the service was great. And the view along the river was the perfect end to our first evening in Iceland.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

A lovely clean, warm cottage on the river next to the Cafe where we ended up having a few beers and a yummy dinner...couldn't ask for a better place to warm our bones after a full day of traveling around Iceland. The Fish Stew was hardy and the Apple cake was quite good!..this place isn't fancy but it certainly is a good value for the price :) I highly recommend !

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Colombianita201
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

We booked a cottage and it was a great choice! Fully equipped with mini kichinette and full bathroom, clean and comfortable. Wooden panneling, plenty of space. Restaurant very good, spoiled for choice, tasty food and good service.
One thing to be aware of - if you need to leave quite early at the morning, there might not be anyone arount to check out with...

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank iamconstanttraveller
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Swords, Ireland
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105 reviews
50 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

I've stayed here in October 2012 with 2 friends. The place was empty due to the period, but I can believe that could become pretty messy during high season; anyway, we had a nice sleep. We had a nice cottage (n1) for ourselves with a total of 4 beds. I really liked the idea of the cottage. The inside was lovely and we had also the private bathroom and kitchen. We cooked our dinner at night and there was pretty much everything you need in order to cook was already there. The bathroom was basic but maybe a little too old. The WiFi didn't worked in our cottage so, in according to use it, we had to go to the nearby reception/restaurant. Annoying.
For breakfast and dinner, since are not included, if you go back to the main street (1 minute by car, 5 minutes walking) there is a supermarket and a bakery with reasonable prices.
Pro: nice cottage, private kitchen and bathroom, quiet sleep.
Cons: WiFi does not work.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Taipei, Taiwan
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

people from Taiwan seldom has chance to live in a cottage, so ... this is a lovely experience to us.
small house with bath, far better than a modern room but shared bath.
there is beautiful grass and a river in front of the house. feel so good ....
we saw swan and ducks .....
far better than the fosshotel nearby, we spent previous night there .....
as known, the house is famous with its resturant , so many diners here from nearby area.
they offer cottage and camping ground.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sencofire
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Höfn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

I stayed at the campsite this summer. There were icelandic youngsters partying all night, playing loud music, so it was almost impossible to sleep The toilets (which are very few) were very dirty and there was no toilet paper. One person with a small tent has to pay 2000 ISK for one night which makes it the very most expensive campsite of iceland. My advise: go somewhere else!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Helga D
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Property: Arhus Hellu
Address: Rangarbakkar 6 | 850, Hella 850, Iceland
Location: Iceland > South Region > Hella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Hella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arhus is located along the Ranga River, 100 km east of Reykjavik on the Ring road, Route 1. Set in idyllic fields on the banks of the river, we offer cottage and sleeping bag accommodation, in addition to a campsite and RV area. We also have an on-site restaurant serving a rich variety of local plates and global favourites. We also have a fully-stocked bar and a terrace overlooking the river, perfect for relaxing on a sunny evening. Each of our cottages has a kitchenette, with fridge, hob and electric kettle provided as standard. All cottages have private WCs and showers. The separate Arhus service building has a communal kitchen, dining area and laundry facilities for campers and those with RV's. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi in public areas. We also provide BBQ equipment and there is a play area to keep the children happy ... more   less 
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