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Fosshotel Reykholt

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Our second night in Iceland we are guided to the Fosshotel in Reykholt. The hotel has undergone extensive renovation and extension. It is quite modern with "IKEA" like furnishings. The foyer is impressive with couches and a bar where we enjoyed happy hour drinks. As this is quite an isolated area we dine in the restaurant - food and service good quality. We enjoyed a buffet breakfast which was included in the cost.

I came to this area of Iceland 18 months ago and loved it ,it was a good base from where to get around the hotel had large rooms was basic but y got a good nights sleep and a dip in one of three hot tubs and they charged Euro 125 per night ,now the hotel has had a lot of money spent on it and one of the new revamp rooms I got -it was very nice and the sleep quality first class -the internet now works in the rooms -before only in reception but the hot tubs are full of rubbish and not water , the dinner is a crazy price for a hotel in the sticks ,Euro 52 for a main course only the Breakfast is not great -the scrambled eggs are the worst ever they are rock like lumps and the bacon swims in fat , the staff don,t smile and some have uniforms ,some not basically inspite of all the money spent -the hotel lacks a good manager to control the local and Romanian Team the cleaning of the place is poor -my new room the new wood floor had never been clean properly from day one -it was black-the rate of Euro 225 per night is not cheap but it is Iceland - perhaps the Foss Directors should take a Loki at what they are spending their money on before the new wing is completed

I would agree with some other reviews that this hotel is a bit off the beaten track compared to other Fosshotels but still withing a resonable driving distance from Snaefellness. It was clean and comfortable but a little dated compared to other Fosshotels, we particularly liked the the private bathroom with the natural hot water from the springs and the inclusion of a decent sized fridge.

By "accident", we booked this hotel for the purpose of seeing northern light based on cloud coverage report and our route. Didn't realize that the detour was about 30min drive off Ring Road. It turned out to be a big surprise of our Iceland trip. Although the hotel is located in a rather remote area, the staffs, especially front desk receptionist, were so nice and friendly. They provided us with excellent overview of the area and attractions. A wonderful waterfall, Hraunfossar, is located just 15min away. The waterfall is indeed so beautiful and breathtaking. Although we were off a little bit on cloud coverage and bright moon didn't help, we were able to see northern light dancing between clouds. The restaurant was excellent. We had one of the most delicious rack of lamb, lobster soup and lobster pizza. The dishes were cooked perfectly and the service was wonderful.

We stayed at 14 different hotels during our trip and I have to say this was probably one of my least favorite. Plan your arrival accordingly. We arrived at 2 and were told check in was at 4. We walked around the beautiful grounds for awhile and were able to get into a room around 3:15. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Wifi was only really available in the lobby and was very slow. The room was large and probably one of the better bathrooms of our trip, except not the best water pressure. The walls were very thin and we could hear people talking and snoring. It was very hot in the room, we opened the windows but even then it was extremely warm at night. The sheets had holes in them from wear but the bed was comfy. We didn't eat dinner here based in the mixed reviews of the food, although we should have. Breakfast was about the same as everywhere else we went, can't really mess up fruits and veggies. There are 2 waterfalls nearby but really that was about it as far as things to do.. There is also a brewery in the area but it has very limited hours.

We stayed at this chain throughout our trip. This hotel was a serene countryside hotel with beautiful grounds, however, the interior needed major updating. We were used to the modern Fosshotels. Our room was ok, but it had an odor and the water out of the tap didn't taste very good. I would think the training of the staff and the food prep would be the same at all of the Fosshotels. I thought the other hotels had a more professional appearance and a better dining experience. For example, the other hotels had serving utensils and this place put out ordinary forks in the buffet.

The crew did every thing they could to fulfill our requests, although we slept there only one night. The service in the restaurant was very courteous, the meals were good We would be happy to stay there more!

Arrived early afternoon from Reykjavik. Reception staff friendly but not overly joyful. We had one night stay, rooms very comfortable and of good size. Bathtub was a bonus for me being a lover of baths

We only used this hotel as a stop over as there's not much to do around the area, although a few touristy sites and a nice little church and walk. The staff were friendly, the rooms were clean and spacious. The food was amazing, and cheap drinks 5-7 in happy hour! Breakfast was good, and lots of parking. Highly recommend staying here, really nice hotel.

Pleased with the spacious rooms that included a settee, but woof only worked in hotel lobby. Large screen TV, but only one channel available. Great breakfast with wide choice. Evening meal also good. Staff keen to please & courteous.

320 Reykholt Borgarnes

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Reykholt within a 5-minute drive of Deildartunguhver Hot Springs, Fosshotel Reykholt is within a 15-minute drive of Barnafoss. This 53-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Ok is also 29.5 mi (47.4 km) from this Borgarnes hotel.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM. In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 53 air-conditioned rooms feature phones and desks. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and TVs. Relax with a rainfall shower.

Property features

Guests of Fosshotel Reykholt enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a garden. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage and tours/tickets.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

52% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 186 reviews