Fosshotel Vatnajokull3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Location is outstanding - surrounded by glaciers on all sides. The rooms are spacious and modern . Housekeeping leave a lot to be desired . After trying to get extra hangers by calling housekeeping and not succeeding,finally had to march up to the front desk to get some them myself. We stayed in a suite and were horrified to find the room cleaning entailed only making of beds. Dirty cups from the morning stayed untouched and nothing was tidied . Not expected from a four star hotel charging top rung prices. The restaurant staff on the other hand were outstanding- thoughtful , kind and welcoming. Not sure if the housekeeping staff was under manned or simply untrained. Rest of the experience was great !
We stopped here for dinner on our drive from Hvolsvollur to Mjoifjordur. I went in to ask if we would be able to eat here prior to bringing my fellow travelers in and was assured that a reservation would be placed but that it would be half an hour before we could be seated due to a large tour group that would also be arriving to eat. We decided to sit at the bar for a drink while waiting. It turned out to be the most awkward pre-dinner drink I have ever had. It felt like the bar staff were avoiding serving us and we were asked multiple times if we had reservations, one time of which the asking staff member laughed and walked away. Not sure if there was some sort of misunderstanding, but it felt incredibly strange. I will admit, we had been traveling all day and truly looked like we had been trapped in a car for hours. However, we didn't look much different from anyone else we had encountered and while the dining area was nice, it wasn't any fancier than anywhere else we had dinner and the other guests were dressed casually for the most part (jeans, leggings, tees, etc.). Maybe this location is not used to people stopping in just to eat. Regardless, we felt very uncomfortable until we were finally seated at a table. Once we were seated things improved. Our server was very pleasant, our food was wonderful, and as with most places in Iceland, the view was beautiful. Food and drink prices were comparable to any other sit-down restaurant in Iceland- expect to spend around $20 for cocktails, $30 and up for entree. I had the nut steak out of curiosity, it is a vegetarian entree and it was worth trying. I also sampled my S.O.'s lobster bisque, it was amazing and a large enough portion to make a meal of.
We ended up booking here because it was our only option. Don't get me wrong, the views are gorgeous. However, pretty much everywhere in Iceland the views are gorgeous. We paid more for this hotel than 5 other hotel/guesthouses/inns combined and I had my worst night sleep. We were in a corner room where two of the walls are pretty much floor to ceiling windows with No protection from the light. I get that we are in Iceland, but these blinds provided No protection (yes we had sleep masks but at this price I expected equally darker shades to where I spent $170 for a night). It wasn't just the light though, I could have dealt with that. The lack of any sort of shade and the fact that it was a sunny day/night out (and two walls were almost entirely windows) kept the room Hot. The two tiny windows that could open did not provide enough ventilation and the door to the balcony is not able to stay propped open. When you are driving, hiking, active all day in a country of 24 hr sunlight, the pomp and circumstance ends up meaning significantly less than a good nights sleep. I would avoid all costs unless you want to be sleeping in a hot glowing room. (Pictures included are with no lights on, all the shades drawn as much as possible and were taken at 5am when I woke up because of how hot it was. Who would have thought this could be a problem in Iceland? Hahaha).
We had high hopes for this place, but they didn't make it thru the stay. Hotel has decent rooms, on the expensive side for what you get even by Iceland standards. The issue is as a large place they have a LOT of bus tours in. The place carries sound VERY and unless your idea of a restful night is folks from the various tours wandering up and down the halls talking loudly, and in their rooms talking loudly, you'll want to pick somewhere else. This is way out of town so you'll need to drive back to town for dinner
Because I booked at the last minute, all I could get was a suite, which in fact was one giant room. It was lovely but some fatal flaws. The toilet was separated into its own space with no ventilation of any kind. There was a kettle, but only instant coffee. We were friends traveling together, but the only option was one king size bed. For $1000/night, I must confess, I had higher expectations.
This hotel was fantastic. We stayed for one night on our trip around the ring road. The service was excellent, the breakfast spread was great, the rooms nice, and the views were amazing! We wished we stayed for more than one night. We even saw a reindeer on property.
We stayed at this hotel the night before doing some adventuring on Vatnajokull. We arrived around 11pm and weren't sure what to expect. When we walked in to our room we were blown away. We had a corner room with two walls of windows and a small deck looking out to a gorgeous view of the glacier. The room itself was incredible as well. I can't recommend this place enough and I wish we had planned our trip to spend more time there.
Had a really nice overnight stay at this hotel while driving through southeast Iceland. It is a new property set in a beautiful location with spectacular views of the mountains and glaciers. The hotel has a modern feel with a cool bar area in the lobby and a nice restaurant with an above-average breakfast buffet. Rooms were fairly "standard" but they fit the setting and our needs. Would definitely stay again, and highly recommend.
We stayed here for two nights on way around the ring road. The rooms were modern and we had beautiful views of the Mountains and waterfalls. The door from the room opened out which allowed a wonderful breeze. The breakfast was plentiful and delicious!
PRO - Most parts of the hotel have apparently been renovated. The overall appearance is very stylish. - Large, tidy room with modern und perfectly clean bathroom. - Stunning view onto the glaciers, location is convenient for a trip to Jökulsárlón. - Delicious dishes in the restaurant. CON - Staff is friendly, but maybe a bit taciturn and insecure (many seasonal colleagues of Polish origin, I guess, who might consider polishing up their English a bit, if you allow ;-)). We would come again any time!
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Fosshotel Vatnajokull is located within a 15-minute drive of Hofn Glacier Museum and Silfurnes Golf Course. This 3-star hotel has 66 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Near the airport, the hotel is also within a 15-minute drive of Hornafjordur Art Museum and Huldusteinn.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat.
Fosshotel Vatnajokull's 66 rooms provide phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and satellite TV.
Fosshotel Vatnajokull features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. Free parking is available if you drive. This smoke-free hotel also has a TV in a common area.
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94% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 472 reviews