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Mikligardur Guesthouse
Ranked #3 of 3 Saudarkrokur B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 4, 2013

No touring holiday is complete without the "Why did we stay there, dad?". On our 11 day tour Iceland, Saudarkrokur was that place. It is an ugly village and I would urge anyone to bite the bullet and carry on to Akureyri (which is lovely and the drive there is sublimely beautiful) rather than make the mistake I made of breaking the journey in Saudarkrokur.

We stayed at the Guesthouse, inspired by the beautiful picture one might have seen in a guidebook - white building, blue sky, lovely. There's actually a derelict house right behind the Guesthouse and it's set amid pretty ugly buildings.

Rooms were functional, bathrooms shared. When you boil it down, it is a souped up Youth Hostel but the prices are those of a 3 star hotel - it's that mis-match which disappoints. There's a decent kitchen for self catering and the breakfastt is fine.

I found the staff to be unhelpful when I was making my original booking and then confirming it before setting off (failed to respond to my email). When checking in (which you will have to do up the road in the main hotel if it's before 4pm), I was met by one of those receptionists who seem to have forgotten that they were working in the hospitality industry.

Bottom line, drive on to Akureyri, which is a lovely town with better places to stay and eat.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is a review for the guesthouse. I DO NOT RECOMMEND this place. Of our 12 day travel, this place was the worst. It was less clean than other guesthouses and the floors creak so loud that when anyone walks outside, you just can't sleep. To make things worst, the walls are super thin. You can hear people talk and snore. Also, the water does not drain! On the 3rd and 2nd floor. Sigh. I guess 1 out of 12 bad guesthouses we stayed in isn't bad, but I don't recommend this place.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

We came here around 19:00. We were welcomed by a young receptionist. We were on the second floor, the same one as the breakfast. The room was small, clean and cosy with brown covers on the beds. The receptionist recommended a restaurant called Olaf...-Something. It was a blue house and very affordable.
The next morning we had breakfast around 9. The receptionist took care of it and we had a little chat. Overall a nice experience

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Stayed here at the end of August 2012. Arrived about 9:15 p.m. The night was very dark and it was cold and raining. There are two doors to the guesthouse and it was confusing as to which one we should use. Entry was by the side door. The entrance was not well lit and was locked. We had to buzz in to be admitted to the guesthouse. The key to our room was left in an envelope at the unoccupied reception desk. There was a man in the hallway that started talking to us about our journey and the weather. We were surprised to find out that he was the owner as he sounded like a fellow traveler. Shoes were to be removed in the foyer and then stored on a shoe rack outside of our room.

Our room was on the main floor and was very small. First impression of the room was that it was old and well used. The two twin beds were covered in bedspreads that looked unclean but were actually brownish in colour and very well worn with holes in them. Underneath the bedspreads were comforters and sheets that were very clean and white.

The floor was covered in a well worn carpet that looked like it needed a good cleaning or needed replacing. Our bathroom was very tiny but clean.

Breakfast was served on the second floor and was your typical Icelandic style breakfast. There was no cream for our coffee.

Upon exiting the guesthouse, no one was around to give the room key to. We left the key on the reception counter.

This accommodation was very basic and adequate for our needs.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Lonely Planet guidebook describes this guesthouse as "absolutely adorable" but it was pretty standard in appearance to the other guesthouses my husband and I visited during two and a half weeks in Iceland. The most significant problem was the lack of cleanliness, which was in contrast to nearly all the other Icelandic guesthouses we visited. There were many dead (mostly) flies in the common kitchen and dining room (surfaces and floors) and the window sill of our room. Fresh fruit and crackers were left out, which probably attracted more flies and were not sanitary to consume. The shower in the bath for the second-floor rooms did not drain, and the bathroom and kitchen were not as clean as other guesthouses. As others have mentioned, the guesthouse appears to be managed out of the Hoel Miklingardur, and we only saw someone appear to prepare breakfast (standard Icelandic guesthouse fare). There are a few surveillance cameras positioned in the guesthouse, however (felt a bit weird). The layout of the second floor is awkward with room opening directly into the dining area. Unfortunately there are not many other options in this town...

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Very good guesthouse. The reception is at a hotel nearby. I had a room with a shared bathroom. All of the guests were pretty quiet, so that was a plus. I'd recommend.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

Clean, safe, well attended. The proprietor Selma, was there with breakfast, and her daughter welcomed us. The house was full, but not crowded. Other descriptions of "dirty" were not supported by my visit.

Local photos, nice folks, and typically quaintly sized guesthouse rooms were well appointed, and cozy.

We had a great stay!

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Mikligardur Guesthouse

Address: Kirkjutorg 3, Saudarkrokur 550, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Northwest Region > Saudarkrokur
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Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Saudarkrokur
Price Range: $92 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 71
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