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Berkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2014

We had a standard room in the hotel, rather than a cottage and were glad we did- would not have enjoyed the walk to dinner or breakfast in the dark and wind!! Stunningly dramatic view over the inlet. We liked the double height room though sitting area not huge, it works well. Well equipped room. Pretty good food in the... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2014

This hotel is in quite a remote spot but we found it despite the pitch blackness and driving rain. You do have to follow the directions carefully and look out for the white flags signposting the road to the hotel. On arrival we were allocated a room to the north of the hotel but asked if there were any rooms... More 

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Horncastle
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Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be upgraded to our own villa due to a private party. The villa was really nice, warm & cosy. The food is exceptional and the service in the hotel & restaurant is too! The food is a fairly hefty price but worth it. A remote location means a little travelling to get places but we... More 

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Thank Richtheviking
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Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

well pretty much. The hotel's main attraction is the view (if you are in the correct rooms). The staff are very helpful and always willing to give you advice etc. the rooms were clean and well appointed. A few minor gripes, these being a limited restaurant menu so if you were to stay longer than 3 days you may find... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

We drove the long way around the fjord to arrive in the icy twilight. The views across Hvalfjörður are spectacular, especially at dawn - the blues are beyond belief - and fabulous at night while sipping a glass of wine in your private hot tub. We stayed in Villa Romance which is the farthest villa from the main hotel, and... More 

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Ipswich
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Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Romance Villa which had stunning, uninterrupted views over the whale fjord. Sitting in our private hot tub with a glass of wine watching the sun set was an unforgettable experience. Keep your towel close though as it's pretty cold getting out. The villa is heated with lovely underfloor heating and is warm and cosy to keep... More 

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Reviewed 25 January 2014

We stayed as a package with discover the world. Hotel is lovely with great views and food very good, the rooms were nice too ( shower head bit grubby and tiles could do with update) but clean and had everything you needed. Would recommend the hot tubs we had to ourselves one night which was lovely and staff brought drinks... More 

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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Nothing is too much trouble at this lovely hotel, with hot tubs and an amazing view. A delicious menu, and the loveliest hotel manager I have ever come across, super helpful and a genuinely nice and honest person, with extremely high standards. Delicious coffee maker in the rooms, and comfortable beds. The hotel takes pride in their standards of service,... More 

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London, England
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

After almost a week in Reykjavik and the New Year festivities, we booked villa 'Creativity' and drove off into the beautiful landscape! Due to some testing roads and a delay to watch the northern lights when they manifested themselves during our journey, we arrived later than expected. Set back from the road up a steep, icy track (but then, in... More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Stayed here for two nights as part of a Discover the World Northern Lights package. We had room 1 which had a slightly quirky layout with the beds on a sleeping platform above the bathroom / lounge area. There were really high winds during our stay which made sleeping a bit of a challenge but not the hotel's fault and... 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: $231 - $369 (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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