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“Friendly welcome and lovely food.”
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Hotel Varmahlid
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Varmahlid
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Friendly welcome and lovely food.”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for one night to break our journey on our drive round Iceland. We received a very warm welcome from the manager who later came and took our order for a meal in the restaurant. My husband started with leek soup and we both chose the lamb fillet from the menu which was delicious. We shared a dessert of rhubarb tart with vanilla ice cream.
There wasn't much atmosphere in the restaurant as there were only 2 other couples eating, but the food was excellent - one of the best meals we had whilst in Iceland. The lady manager then suggested that we walked up the hill at about 11.00p.m. to see the sunset and said she wouldn't lock up until we were back! The sunset was a little disappointing but the friendly service was memorable.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Essex UK
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600 reviews
191 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2011

Stayed here one night during our fly drive tour of Iceland. Friendly welcome. Rooms bright, clean and comfortable. Great evening meal in the restaurant. Breakfast was also good. Saw the Northern Lights the night we were there. The receptionist advised us to drive up the hill behind the hotel towards a campsite area, which we did at about 10pm and were treated to a fantastic display.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Meilen, Switzerland
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Reviewed June 22, 2011

During an organized bus tour through Iceland we stayed at this hotel for one night.

It was really perfect. The location just above a super market, the information center and a handcraft shop made it very convenient for me. The rooms were spacious and clean, the staff helpful and friendly. We ate there for dinner and everybody in the group was happy with the meal. The beds were comfortable and I slept really well.

Minor quibbles: The bathroom is quite small and to sit on the toilet, you need to close the door first. Also, there's no elevator and if you have to go up two flights of stair with a heavy suitcase, you wished there was one.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2011

The hotel is an excellent spot for one or two nights being ideally located for horse riding, whale watching or general sightseeing. The hotel itself is basic providing a Bed and Breakfast service but this is all you really need. The hotel is just above the tourist information office and the local gas station/mini market with an attached restaurant so all that you need is just a stone’s throw away.

Take the walk across the main road and down to the river for some great view across to the mountains, especially around sunset or under the midnight sun, alternatively drive down to the coast for the midnight sun, there are some fantastic photos in the hotel to show you what you will see.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mountain View, California
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Reviewed October 29, 2010

We stayed here one night to break our drive. The appearance of the hotel building is uninspiring. However, everything else about it is good, from the welcoming staff to the free wi-fi in rooms to the exceptional restaurant. It was a pleasant surprise to find such a high quality restaurant here in the middle of nowhere!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2010

Despite the interior design of the rooms not quite hitting the mark, the room was none the less clean and light. The showers smelt of sulphur, as is the case in many places in Iceland. The rooms were spacious, the food was tasty and there were good views from the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield
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Reviewed July 15, 2009

We really liked this hotel. The setting was not as scenic as some we stayed in and we only stayed one night but fely very relaxed there . Service was friendly but not fussy and the evening meal was the best we had in Iceland. Breakfast was fantastic too. Rooms were stylish and clean. Only complaint was in common with most other hotels in Iceland - the curtains didn't keep the light out at night.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Varmahlid
Address: Laugavegur 1, Varmahlid 560, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Northwest Region > Varmahlid
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Varmahlid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Varmahlid 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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