We stayed here for 2 nights hoping to see the elusive Northern Lights (which we did!) you can put your name on a list in reception and the staff will call you at first sign of the lights, whatever the time! The Hotel is a huge ranch style building set on the Banks of the beautiful River Ranga. We were met in reception by the owner who was warm and welcoming, our room, though only a standard, overlooked the river and had a hot tub right outside the door! Lovely! The staff were very friendly and gave us lots of info on what to do and see in the area. We found some lovely waterfalls, hot springs & beautiful black sand beaches - stunning scenery! The restaurant is expensive, but no more so than other hotels in Iceland, and the food was excellent!...A cheaper menu can be found upstairs in the very comfy bar area. The room itself was very comfy, plenty of crisp white towels, bathrobes and slippers for the hot tub & a good supply of toiletries. We would recommend this hotel as the perfect place to see the Northern Lights & as a base for seeing the best of Southern Iceland! Fantastic!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Ranga is a luxury countryside hotel and the only 4 star resort in South Iceland. It offers all the facilities and services of a modern resort. Located about an hour from Reykjavík between the towns of Hella and Hvolsvöllur, it lies just off the main road right in middle of South Iceland’s panoramic scenery. The resort is built in log-cabin style and has through the years acquired an excellent reputation for its food, accomodation and service. It is the first Icelandic hotel to become a member of the prestigious international hotel chain Great Hotels of the World. A celebrity hot spot, top honeymoon destination and favorite hotel amongst Icelanders, Hotel Rangá also offers great facilities for small business meetings, weddings and social gatherings. One cannot miss feeling welcome entering its warm interior where relaxed countryside feeling meets the professional ambition of pleasing its entire clientel. Upon entering Hotel Ranga, you will be greeted by a towering 10-foot tall polar bear named Hrammur that resides in the lobby. He is a favorite model for photographers and is definitely one of the most pictured objects in Iceland. This is just a prelude to the cozy ambience that you will encounter that vibrates throughout the hotel. Hótel Rangá was upgraded and renovated in 2007/2008 and presently has 51 luxuriously decorated rooms and suites. It also features an acclaimed riverside restaurant, a lounge and bar, 2 upstairs meeting rooms, a game room, massage facilities and three much beloved outdoor hot tubs heated with geothermal water - where there is an excellent chance to view the fantastic northern lights during September through April. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ranga Hotel Hella
- Hotel Ranga Iceland/Hella