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Singapore, Singapore
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is a beautiful place to stay and was a welcome respite after a busy day hiking around Skaftafell and visiting the gorgeous Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon. The rooms are spacious by Icelandic standards and are nicely done up in wood with attached bathrooms so it feels like staying in a quaint log cabin. There's a decent breakfast spread in the... More 

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The service was great, fantastic European breakfast, easy check-in and check-out, the room was cozy but had everything we needed for a short stay (except a bottle opener or corkscrew). We awoke (at a reasonable time) to a sheep talking outside our cabin! We were only there for one night but really enjoyed our stay.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Really nice spot, food and people. You won't regret. Not modern but like it should be on Iceland. Reasonable prices for what you get. We had a great three course dinner here for about 40 euro's with a lot of home made food. Breakfast included with really nice pancakes and good coffee!

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Hong Kong, China
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32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We spent one night at this guest house. The rooms were very nice and you could just park your vehicle in front of your room for easy loading of luggage. We had a unlucky night as the hot water was not functioning very well after I took a shower at 11pm. The water was never warm again when my wife... More 

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Midlands
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36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Unfortunately, unlike some of the other recent reviewers we were disappointed with this accommodation and not sure why it is called “no. 1”, as it seems like the last place on earth. As a location, it is fine, just off the main south coast road and only 30 minutes or so drive from Jokulsarlon ( an Iceland “must – see”).... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The Guest House is in a very scenic location below mountains with hiking trails (which we didn't get a chance to check out but were advised there is a hike very nearby that goes up to view the glacier). T he cabin was very cute with plenty of space. It was rustic on the outside yet modern inside. We only... More 

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Onancock, Virginia
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109 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Real sheep farm complete with sheep. The glacier is a 1 1/2 hour hike right off the back of the property; apparently anyone can hike from here. Dinner was a buffet - ham/lamb/cod, salad, homemade delicious bread, etc. Good soup and cake, all one price. Breakfast was the usual with a couple of add-ons like pate and herring. The room... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed here so we could go to Jokulsarlon and Skaftafell the next day so it was a good location for that. The cabin was small but it was very nice, clean, and cozy. Breakfast was tasty as well. It was basically in the middle of nowhere (on a farm), but that just added to its charm!

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cooper city, fl
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Guesthouse Skalafell was a wonderful place to stay. We had cabin 1, which was quaint and only steps from the dining room. We had both breakfast and dinner included, which allowed us to enjoy true Icelandic cooking. I recommend this as there is nowhere else to eat within about 15 minutes.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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65 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The hosts were friendly and helpful. Located in the peaceful countryside. Very clean cabin. Simple but entirely adequate. No particular attractions in the immediate vicinity except for hiking which we could not do because of limited time. The evening meal (no obligation) was by reservation upon arrival (no choice of menu). It was satisfactory but rather expensive and without much... More 

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Address: Route 1, Hofn 781, Iceland
Region: Iceland > East Region > Hofn
Price Range: RM500 - RM598 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Go for the cabins”
 of 5 bubbles JarrodH609, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
“This guest house offers rooms with shared facilities, based inside the farmhouse, as well as a number of cabins with private facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles Quaser, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Any room is an excellent room”
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 of 5 bubbles Newbietraveladdict, 14 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Also keep in mind gas is in Hofn too so make sure to fill up there as there is nothing surrounding you (aside from other b&b and farmhomes that offer food)”
 of 5 bubbles winstons670, 8 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Cabin 5 was perfect!”
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