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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

Spent three nights in a cabin here with my wife Positives : great views Nice staff ( happy to lend us a phone charger etc) Spacious cabin Hot tub Negatives : Not much to do in the area (glymur waterfall obviously) Expensive Had two single beds pushed together for our honeymoon. ... How romantic.

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Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 17 September 2014

The hotel was clean, but the service was terrible. We got no help with bags or even an offer of help. The restaurant, which is in the hotel was poor. Poor service, cold food. By far our worst stop in our Iceland adventure. It seemed like the staff was poorly trained and didn't really care about our satisfaction. Skip it...

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4Thank Ken M
Reykjavík, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
Reviewed 11 September 2014

Me and my family went to Hotel Glymur to celebrate a big birthday and it was an unforgettable experience. Great rooms, nice to start the stay in the charming outdoor jacuzzis and the dinner was really delicious. The staff friendly and nice. We were also happy for a great breakfast buffet the next morning, one of the best I have...

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Milton, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire
Reviewed 5 September 2014

We stayed in one of the cabins for three nights. It was excellent. Great hot tub with a fantastic view and great reception on TV - kept everyone happy with the world cup on!! Breakfast was a feast and catered for a variety of dietary needs. Beds were very comfortable and everything was spotless. Staff were very helpful - including...

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Burgess Hill
Reviewed 31 August 2014

The outside appearance of the hotel is quite plain, but inside is a treasure-trove of fascinating art, antiques and artifacts. We had a split-level room with a view of the fjord - it was very pleasant but felt a bit cramped for this price level. And we were very lucky to have brilliant sunshine but this meant the room got...

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Llanfaethlu, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2014

We moved here after the disappointing staying at Hellnar (thanks to excellent service from Discover the World, and the contrast was amazing. friendly service, lovely, two level, room with a great view. the dinner was excellent, as was the service. The hot tubs were great, too!

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 August 2014

My friend and I stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed it. Highlights: - the people who work there are lovely - excellent ($$$$) dinner - hot tub (no bubbles though for some reason) - nice view - beautiful horses and a church a short hike down - GLYMUR - gorgeous hike - only 15 min drive away Didn't like as...

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Ruthin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Stunning location overlooking fjord. Spent some time in evening lazing in the hot tub just gazing at the view. Just wish we had obtained a room facing that way. Friendly, helpful staff and unobtrusive service. Food was exceptionally good and exceptionally expensive. We had the lamb and lovely though it was, I think I would eat elsewhere if I stayed...

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 30 July 2014

If you live in Iceland Hotel Glymur is one of those close by nature hotels that you can choose to spend 2 or 3 days just relaxing. The price is average thinking about other offers around. You have a nice view of the bay and also can enjoy hot pot outside while you have some glass of wine. Food was...

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london
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We stayed for thee nights, so glad the hotel was excellent as the weather wasn't. A beautiful view over the fjord, which was covered in snow. Excellent food, although a bit expensive, although expected that in Iceland. Very warm and comfortable, we enjoyed the hot tubs which we reached through the wind and snow. Would have liked to have seen...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Romantic boutique hotel, only 75 min from Keflavik International Airport. Located on a high hillside over viewing the sea. The hotel has 22 mini-suite, spa area, library, piano-bar, conference facilities and magical surroundings. The hotel has a large art collection and beautiful restaurant. Looking for something different? This is it. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Glymur

Address: Hvalfjorder (Whale Fjord) - Northern Shore, Akranes, Iceland
Region: Iceland > West Region > Akranes
Price Range: RM868 - RM1,320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Glymur 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Half of the rooms have great views facing the fjord.”
 of 5 bubbles ValentinaVH1, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with fjord view”
 of 5 bubbles AHAJT, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any of the Villas! Amazing and well worth their cost!”
  • View from the Hotel in late Feb 2017
  • Terrace view of hot tub and Hvalfjorour from inside lounge
 of 5 bubbles scotte577, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“A room overlooking the fjord is lovely, woolly hat needed for hot tub :-)”
 of 5 bubbles lucymC4578ZC, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“mountain view room is best for Northern Lights; make sure to try to hot tubs; definitely make a reservation at the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles jacksonh664, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
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