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Holabrekka, Hofn,
1-844-663-2269

Recent guest reviews

Lovely room with private bathroom; tasty breakfast spread

Nice location to see the glaciers. The breakfast was good and room was clean. The only issue was the shower floor was not leveled properly, and water ran out of the shower, through the bathroom, through the bedroom, and all the way to the outside wall. Not a big deal for us, just have to notice it and put a towel their to dam the water.

The guest house is new and clean. The room we stayed for two night has a view of glaciers! The breakfast is good.

Very minimal... it's just a place to sleep and shower. But the need and shower are fabulous! No tv, but we are exhausted anyway. Included breakfast had nothing hot, but plenty of proteins.

Overrated, very expensive, wouldn’t recommend. Nice staff.

nice hotel. clean and modern rooms. finishings are nice and modern but not high end.

Beautiful hotel in a picturesque setting! Gorgeous views and scenery. Couldn’t have asked for more. Good breakfast in a common area with amazing views. Views! Views! Views! Friendly staff and late check-in option. Thanks.

Excellent clean very new rooms, good breakfast buffet, good WiFi signal.

The staff was very nice and accommodating The room was clean and comfortable. The view of the glacier from the room was amazing. The wifi was a little slow, but functional. The breakfast was very good. It looked like the lobby might still under construction, but not a problem. The only real complaint was the noise from the room next door. Apparently there is little insulation between the rooms. After a long day of travel, we planned on a quiet night of rest. Unfortunately sometime after 10 pm the couple or family in the room next us started either arguing for just talking very loud. We couldn't hear the actual conversation, but there was a near constant high pitched woman's voice and an occasional lower man's voice. It also sounded like furniture was being moved or thrown around. This went on for over an hour. Because there doesn't appear to be any staff in the building with the actual rooms and there's no phone to call hotel staff, so we just waited for the noise to stop. We were a little concerned about interrupting a possible volatile situation. However, about the time my husband was ready to go and ask the people to be quiet, they finally quit. We realize that rude and noisy guests are not the fault of the hotel, but it did keep us awake and make our stay less pleasant.

Lilja Guesthouse blew our expectations out of the water. Not surprisingly the staff were super friendly. However, the cleanliness, style, and view were just great. Stay here if you can and get a room with mountain/glacier views... worth every penny!

The hotel is comfortable and easy to get to. With that said, it is remote enough where we saw the most amazing Auora Borealis. It completely made the stay. The staff was exceptionally polite and breakfast was delicious. All around, i would recommend the Lilja Guesthouse. Sometimes, it’s very good to get away from it all for some peace, quiet, and amazing views.

This hotel was really great. We booked it last minute because another hotel cancelled, and we are so happy to have stayed here. There was only 1 employee working, show checked us in and then also was the waitress at the restaurant at dinner. She was really friendly and got everything done quickly. The rooms seemed brand new and had a nice view. The hotel is remote so you get to see the night sky very clearly and also the aurora if it happens during your stay. There is a common area with free coffee and the internet is strong around the entire hotel. Both the dinner (the menu had two soups and chicken tiki masala) and the buffet-style breakfast (surprisingly robust for a small hotel) were great, particularly the pastries during breakfast. We definitely recommend it!

My fiancé and I recently spent our honeymoon in Iceland. We stayed 2 nights at the Lilja guesthouse. Originally we were supposed to stay three nights but we had to get back to Reykjavík to catch our flight. It was not a problem to reduce our nights to two, we just had to go through orbitz which was a pleasant experience. I would recommend this place for several reasons. The staff (Vala) was SOOO friendly and accommodating. Granted this place is 25 minutes (kinda secluded) from Höfn but Vala made our stay so worth it and very comfortable. She was extremely friendly and very personable. My other reason, the northern lights. We had an AMAZING view from of the lights from our room. For the money and quality, and the friendly staff, I would definitely recommend staying here.

The room was newly decorated and very clean. The breakfast was great. I would come back if I visit this area again. I love that they provide hot drinks 24/7.

Lilja is a brand new hotel about 30 min outside Hofn. Staff was friendly and rooms were clean, but sparsely decorated to the point of feeling sterile. The room was large and had a nice storage cabinet in the entry, but with only a small desk, two plastic Ikea chairs, bed and floating nightstands in the living area, the room felt empty and somewhat uncomfortable. Room was dark with no lights except a small lamp on one nightstand, and one light in the entry. The windows are large and the view of the mountains and glacier was excellent, and we even got to see the Northern Lights without the room. Overall, a nice place if you can get over the sterile, hospital feel of the building and rooms.

Great location, beautiful newly renovated hotel rooms. Breakfast was delicious, staff was very helpful. Definitely the best guesthouse I stayed in during my trip. Would absolutely return

Holabrekka Hofn

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Lilja Guesthouse places you next to Vatnajökull National Park. This 26-room, 3.5-star guesthouse has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the guesthouse's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Lilja Guesthouse's 26 rooms provide electric kettles and desks. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Lilja Guesthouse features free WiFi in public areas and a garden. There's free parking if you drive. Friendly staff can provide tour or ticket assistance, and also offer advice about sightseeing.

Room options

Deluxe Triple Room

3 Twin Beds | 1 Twin Bed and 1 Double Bed | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Double Room (Mountain & Glacier View)

2 Twin Beds | 1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Double or Twin Room

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Economy Double or Twin Room

2 Twin Beds | 1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Lilja Guesthouse

Everyone (15) Couples (2)
5
Everyone

Lovely room with private bathroom; tasty breakfast spread

By on Feb 7, 2020

5
Partner Couples

Nice location to see the glaciers. The breakfast was good and room was clean. The only issue was the shower floor was not leveled properly, and water ran out of the shower, through the bathroom, through the bedroom, and all the way to the outside wall. Not a big deal for us, just have to notice it and put a towel their to dam the water.

By on Oct 26, 2019

5
Everyone

The guest house is new and clean. The room we stayed for two night has a view of glaciers! The breakfast is good.

By on Aug 30, 2019

5
Everyone

By on May 27, 2019

4
Partner Couples

Very minimal... it's just a place to sleep and shower. But the need and shower are fabulous! No tv, but we are exhausted anyway. Included breakfast had nothing hot, but plenty of proteins.

By , from Trumbull, CT USA on Mar 26, 2019

3
Friends

Overrated, very expensive, wouldn’t recommend. Nice staff.

By on Mar 1, 2019

5
Everyone

nice hotel. clean and modern rooms. finishings are nice and modern but not high end.

By on Oct 20, 2018

5
Everyone

Beautiful hotel in a picturesque setting! Gorgeous views and scenery. Couldn’t have asked for more. Good breakfast in a common area with amazing views. Views! Views! Views! Friendly staff and late check-in option. Thanks.

By , from San Francisco on Jun 10, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 10, 2018

Dear RP Thank you for choosen Lilja Guesthouse for your stay in the south east. We are so happy you enjoyed your hotel and service at our side. We look forward to welcome you back in the nearest future :)

5

great clean rooms

Everyone

Excellent clean very new rooms, good breakfast buffet, good WiFi signal.

By , from wv on May 4, 2018

Review comment responded on May 8, 2018

Thanks for staying with us and your time to give us such great review. We appreciate your feedback and hope you have enjoyed your holiday in Iceland.

4
Everyone

The staff was very nice and accommodating The room was clean and comfortable. The view of the glacier from the room was amazing. The wifi was a little slow, but functional. The breakfast was very good. It looked like the lobby might still under construction, but not a problem. The only real complaint was the noise from the room next door. Apparently there is little insulation between the rooms. After a long day of travel, we planned on a quiet night of rest. Unfortunately sometime after 10 pm the couple or family in the room next us started either arguing for just talking very loud. We couldn't hear the actual conversation, but there was a near constant high pitched woman's voice and an occasional lower man's voice. It also sounded like furniture was being moved or thrown around. This went on for over an hour. Because there doesn't appear to be any staff in the building with the actual rooms and there's no phone to call hotel staff, so we just waited for the noise to stop. We were a little concerned about interrupting a possible volatile situation. However, about the time my husband was ready to go and ask the people to be quiet, they finally quit. We realize that rude and noisy guests are not the fault of the hotel, but it did keep us awake and make our stay less pleasant.

By on May 4, 2018

Review comment responded on May 8, 2018

Thanks for staying with us.. We appreciate your feedback and hope you have enjoyed your holiday in Iceland. We are really sorry to hear about your experience of the guest in next room and therefore your experience of our hotel was not as good as you expected. We hope you have had great experience in total in your holiday in Iceland.

Lilja Guesthouse

Holabrekka, Hofn, 0781
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