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Lisbon, Portugal
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135 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The hotel is located between mountains and a vast fjord; so the views are superb, beautiful and unique. All building is 1st class with beautiful indoor and outdoor layouts. The whole space is a gallery were we can spend hours exploring different kinds of art, reading a book in the full library, seeing old photography's and historical objects. The decor... More 

Thank Coutito
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Hotel Glymur is located on the north side of Whale Fjord, overlooking the water and mountains beyond. We stayed in one of their two bedroom villas over looking the Whale Fjord. We didn't really use the self catering facilities as the main hotel provides a great breakfast and superb dinner, the food is fabulous and beautifully presented. The main hotels... More 

Thank Robin P
Oslo, Norway
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

A few years back this hotel was "the best of Iceland".Nowadays it doesn't look like the best. Actually the hotel is in the middle of nothing.There is only fjord in front and church(in walking distance 10 mins). Our room was kind of "duplex",with the bedroom under the roof.Room was hot and when we opened windows we got all smells from... More 

Thank marishkam75
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at hotel. We liked it overall. Friendly staff. Nice to have 2 jacuzzis available with nice view. Food at the restaurant is good, but service is not the best. We had 2 dinners and both times we had to wait long time for dishes to be served. Breakfast is great. If you have room on second... More 

Thank Olga C
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

After making our reservation 6 months ago and traveling from Portland, Oregon (7.5 flight hours), we got the worse room in the hotel. Lovely view of gravel path, no water view, nothing. We are so disappointed. Room is dated and staff is stuffy. When we inquired if we could change we were informed that 6 months ago (when we made... More 

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Bolzano, Italy
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60 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We (4 adults) stayed in one of the villas belonging to Hotel Glymur and I must say that we enjoyed our stay very much: The Elegance Villa had 2 nice bedrooms, each with a separate bath room, a nice sitting area and a nice terrace with a private hot pot. The Villa was nicely furbished. We had breakfast in the... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic stay to close our Iceland ring road trip. Excellent location, overlooking the beautiful ocean and not so far from Reykjavik - the perfect spot for that last sleep before going to the airport next day. Very nice jacuzzis outdoors, where you can soak up in bubbly hot water appreciating the sunset view, having a nice drink... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

What a unique beautiful place to be! The view from our loft room was breathtaking and so was the breakfast. Simple and genuine but also perfectly groomed this is a wonderful destination to add while in Iceland. Only head's up: beside being off the beaten path road closures can make it hard to go/come back from. We got stuck half... More 

Thank Vera B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The hotel was beautiful! Clean and cozy and had a loft for the bed - neat feature. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The outdoor hot tub provided stunning views - so peaceful! I wish we were able to stay for longer. One of my favorite hotels that I stayed in during our 7 nights in Iceland The restaurant was... More 

Thank jennifer d
Los Altos Hills, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Beautiful views of the water; wonderful food and great service. Communal hot tubs were relaxing after a long day hiking up to Glymur Falls. Stayed in the hotel. Rooms are two stories -- bedroom upstairs and living area and bathroom downstairs. A bit funky but it worked. Shower has that unique Iceland sulfur smell but it helps you to be... More 

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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: RM764 - RM1,219 (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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“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
“It´s lovely to have a room with view over the fjords.”
 of 5 bubbles AndreaMaack, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I reccomend room that faces the fjord”
 of 5 bubbles 381sveinbj_rn_, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We reserved one of the six stand-alone villas rather than a hotel room. GREAT choice.”
 of 5 bubbles C8674UXjulieb, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the romance villa to have the best view”
 of 5 bubbles Q4316FUlisad, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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