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Ruthin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Stunning location overlooking fjord. Spent some time in evening lazing in the hot tub just gazing at the view. Just wish we had obtained a room facing that way. Friendly, helpful staff and unobtrusive service. Food was exceptionally good and exceptionally expensive. We had the lamb and lovely though it was, I think I would eat elsewhere if I stayed...

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 30 July 2014

If you live in Iceland Hotel Glymur is one of those close by nature hotels that you can choose to spend 2 or 3 days just relaxing. The price is average thinking about other offers around. You have a nice view of the bay and also can enjoy hot pot outside while you have some glass of wine. Food was...

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london
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We stayed for thee nights, so glad the hotel was excellent as the weather wasn't. A beautiful view over the fjord, which was covered in snow. Excellent food, although a bit expensive, although expected that in Iceland. Very warm and comfortable, we enjoyed the hot tubs which we reached through the wind and snow. Would have liked to have seen...

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2014

I had read that Hotel Glymur was top end, and they don't exaggerate. Set on a hillside with commanding views of the fjord, it is quite lovely. The weather was just picking up after a previous storm, so we probably didn't actually see it at its best but I cannot fault the staff friendliness, service or the restaurant and food...

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We stayed here on the last night of our Iceland trip after a very long drive from our previous hotel via the F338 under the Langjokull glacier. The rooms are quite small and the beds and bedding really uncomfortable - not traditional Nordic bedding and you can tell the difference. Views across Hvalfjordur breathtaking and the hot tub is great...

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Luton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We stayed for one night only in a standard room - rooms on two floors with mezzanine for beds - two of the slimmest twin beds I have ever seen - dated furnishings and strange mix of modern office world style furniture with 'traditional' items - footstools and tiny cushions etc. The hotel uses the Reykjavik model for water (35%...

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Valletta, Malta
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Really a great place to clear the mind and appreciate life. Don't expect high class, just expect wonderful views and great company Food is basic hearty and full of flavour the wine appears to act more quickly ;-) Will come here again with family

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Very nice hotel with a great view, spacious rooms, great hot-tubs and friendly staff. Dinner was very tasty and breakfast with a lot of choices. There was a group of maybe 25 scientist having a meeting and they had a good size conference room, plus alcoves all over for smaller meetings. I have two minor complaints: The bread served with...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2014

A small hotel, situated above a beautiful fjord - a few nights stay here made our holiday to Iceland. We booked a suite in the hotel, and there appeared to be smaller separate chalets dotted around that could be rented - but otherwise no other structure was in sight. Although not difficult to find, it felt remote and tranquil. The...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Our family group stayed for 4 nights in a one-bedroom lodge with a huge living/dining/kitchen area, and a two-bedroom lodge next door with smaller living area. Both were just great - floor to ceiling windows the length of the lodge with the most magnificent views over the fjord and mountains. They were extremely comfortable, spacious, tastefully furnished, very warm and...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Romantic boutique hotel, only 75 min from Keflavik International Airport. Located on a high hillside over viewing the sea. The hotel has 22 mini-suite, spa area, library, piano-bar, conference facilities and magical surroundings. The hotel has a large art collection and beautiful restaurant. Looking for something different? This is it. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Glymur

Address: Hvalfjorder (Whale Fjord) - Northern Shore, Akranes, Iceland
Region: Iceland > West Region > Akranes
Price Range: €183 - €274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Glymur 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Hotel Glymur Iceland/Akranes
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“Half of the rooms have great views facing the fjord.”
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“Ask for a room with fjord view”
AHAJT, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any of the Villas! Amazing and well worth their cost!”
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  • Terrace view of hot tub and Hvalfjorour from inside lounge
scotte577, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
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