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Reviewed 15 April 2015

We stayed at Hrauneyjar for one night during early April, during the very cold and snowy spring of 2015.

When we arrived, we couldn't locate the door due to the depth of snow, which was up to the roof of the hotel!

Once inside, we found we were the only guests, along with 3 workers, working on a Hotel extension.

Parts of the building were a bit of a building site but were were out of season and it really didn't impact on our stay.

The rooms are very clean, if slightly small but for 1 night, more than adequate. The dining room is also spartan but again spotlessly clean.

After our trip in to the "wilderness" in a superjeep, we returned to an excellent meal of Beef or Lamb steak, and for once in Iceland, there was plenty of it :-)

Cost wise, I have no idea on "value for money" because it was part of a package but for its location, I expect it's not cheap, but worth paying for.

This isn't the place for you if you want all the trappings of a 5* hotel but as a clean and pleasant place for an overnight stop in the highlands, with very friendly staff, you couldn't ask for more.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the hotel are probably better as they are away from the noise of the entrance but they do suffer from no views in the winter due to drifting snow!!
  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
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1  Thank Neil F
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Reviewed 7 April 2015

Had the pleasure of staying here for one night. Great modern room with free wifi and very helpful staff who went above and beyond. Definitely worth a visit. Perfect night's sleep. It is in a remote location so don't expect to go anywhere other than the restaurant and back. Currently being renovated.

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank Dlawgal
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Reviewed 10 February 2015

Hotel is quite pricey for what it actually is, however, due to the extravagant location you cannot hold it against them.

The hotel room is very basic and simple. However, it is clean, the staff was helpful, location simply amazing and the restaurant was a pleasant surprise!

Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Corinna T
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Reviewed 14 November 2014

Arrived with a foot of snow on the ground for a two night stay with a travel party. The rooms were freezing and the radiators were off throughout the hotel. We were the only party staying there, but were locked out of the bar and restaurant area (which we later found out was exceptionally warm!) until dinner was ready to be served. There were only four seats available for relaxation due to this. Very poor welcome.
We didn't see anyone who worked in the hotel apart from when we went to dinner. There was no welcome, and no goodbye. No-one was visibly on hand to help. I detest managers and owners who hide, it always makes me suspicious that they have something to hide.
After dinner on the first night, when we'd all managed to warm up, we all popped outside to see the northern lights, and when we came back in, even though it was only 9.30pm, found we'd been locked out of the bar area again. Very poor, particularly as the three people working appeared to be having their own private party in the bar area, visible for us to see but not join in. So everyone sloped off to their rooms as there was no where else to go and sit.
We arrived back the second night to discover they had switched off all the radiators again, so the place was freezing. They have not refilled our tea and coffee, so we had to wait until they saw fit to open the bar again. We were, yet again, early after dinner, locked out of the bar and restaurant area with no where to go, and worse still, no tea or coffee making facilities.
The food at dinner was average, breakfast didn't have much variety.
It is OK as a 'stop over' if you're in a party in the mountains, but don't expect and sort of service or hospitality.

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank justoff
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Reviewed 12 October 2014

Once you get over the initial shock of arriving at a 'truckstop' in the middle of nowhere we found the room ok for an overnight stay. The room was small but clean. Food was basic but acceptable.
The accommodation is made up of timber pods, not yet connected during our stay

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Roger00013
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