Iceland can be a scary place when your used to living in or near a city. We drove for miles with nothing around until we arrived at Hotel Ranga. We were pleasantly surprised with the courteous staff and our room was amazing. They have 4 themes suites on premise and we stayed in the African Safari suite. It was incredibly spacious and luxurious. The beds were so comfortable. The view on the balcony was mesmerizing. The staff was very helpful in helping to set up the excursions that weren't too far away. The dining experience was fine dining at a high level. The wait staff was very attentive and the chef created a personal experience with us. In fact, we dined their twice, and the chef had a puffin starter dish made especially for us. We both had the lamb that evening and when it took longer to prepare, the waitress showed up with complimentary lobster soup, which was delicious. We never complained, but the chef was disappointed that the meal did not come out at the appropriate time. Very thoughtful and appreciated. The hotel itself was built with relaxation in mind. Everything there is inviting and has a cozy feel. Great place to relax, unwind, and forget about life for just a moment.
- 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