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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a night at this lodging and we were the only ones around. The living room was very cosy and we could help ourselves to hot tea or coffee from the dispenser. The next morning we were treated with a breakfast buffet spread even though it was just the two of us. Wonderful place and we will be back

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Tacoma, Washington
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62 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed one night with a group I was traveling with. The place has a farm/home feeling. Our rooms were on the second floor which was a problem for me trying to get luggage up the stairs as there is no elevator. One of my traveling friends helped me. In reality you shouldn't expect an elevator in a farm house.... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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217 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We didn't go there to stay. We just went to learn about Icelandic horses. The owner and a few others rode the horses for us and demonstrated their different gaits. One even rode around with a full glass of beer...and didn't spill a drop. After the demonstration, we went out to the barn and got to "meet" the horses. It... More 

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San Diego, California
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Located in a Horse Ranch, chances to visit the horse barn and posiblity of horse bach rides. Very friendly staff, nice rooms, access to a great living room. Nice restaurant, with good view and food, but offered horse meat. Wonderful breakfast.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Stayed for just one night, which was more for the convenience of the drive around Iceland. Got the feeling that there were a number of different styles of rooms available, though we had a room for 3 people, which was a bit tight, though manageable. Social area of the place, was a nice place to mingle with other guests. Staff... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

We were doing the Ring Road around Iceland and requested a stop where we could ride the Icelandic horses. Our tour operator (icelandselfdrive.com) selected this stop for us. While this is not a true hotel, it has a number of rooms Ours was huge (twin bedded) with a large bathroom. Beds were super comfy and we did not experience any... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for horse riding in remote landscape or quality accommodation / food this is not your place. However, if you have kids and you want to give them a first experience with horses - and you are fine with riding one hour along the mainroad, this may be an appropriate place. But expect a quite expensive ride.... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This was a one nighter for us clean and tidy and served a purpose. There was a really friendly welcome and the hotel had a great lounge where you could relax. Not keen on a meat buffet so drove the 15 minutes to the harbour where we went to their harbour restaurant and had a lovely evening meal. Would have... More 

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Paris, France
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55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful place near Hvammstangi. Nice welcome, reltively cosy room. But that's it. Unremarkable, pricey dinner. But the worst is how noisy the place is. Impossible to sleep! We could hear everything: people entering their rooms, what music our neighnours on the left were listening to (at midnight!!), what our neighnours on the right were talking about. Very short time... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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114 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Really made to feel welcome here, right from arrival nothing was a problem. Restaurant had great choices, incl local touches (bit nervous about the horsemeat though!) and prices were reasonable - at least for Iceland. Room on the tight side but worked OK. Bathroom had some nice touches incl heated towel rail. Lovely outlook over their long-established horse farm. They... More 

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Additional Information about Gauksmyri

Address: Gauksmyri 531, Hvammstangi 531, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Northwest Region > Hvammstangi
Price Range: RM397 - RM621 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gauksmyri 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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“Some rooms (like ours) have private bathrooms, some are shared with other rooms. Make sure you know which type you are booking!”
 of 5 bubbles ShaunS79, 9 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a tour as there are many different types.”
 of 5 bubbles 303lenap, 25 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Ask to not get the rooms meant for the staff”
 of 5 bubbles NadiaConefa, 12 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Do NOT ask for the fire escape room”
 of 5 bubbles Bud101, 12 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Gauksmyri has several types of rooms, of which I doubt any will fail. They all have a stunning view towards mountains and fields of horses and in right season northern Iights. Swimmingpool is poor because it is in a neighbour town, and fitness terrible because there isnt any. But the surroundings offer plenty of excersize, either riding horses or hiking up to the mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles AnneMarieke1977, 8 Oct 2013 | Read review
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