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Hotel Edda - IKI Laugarvatn

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Nijkerk, The Netherlands
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73 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place and beautiful situated. More than plenty space to park your car. The school is a school. And that's not an hotel. Besides that the staff was absolute good. The place was clean and the rooms OK. The bathroom is medium but clean. Breakfast is in a big school restaurant.

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Thank Kees O
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This is an Edda hotel which was our first experience of an Edda and it was a delight. This Edda is a university accommodation for most of the year. Our room was clean, spacious and had a great walk in shower. We really appreciated the balcony and the view across the lake was stunning. Loads of car parking space, staff... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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275 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The view of the lake and the proximity to Fontana were the best features. If you book a package, be sure to bring all the information regarding the details of your package (and consider checking in while the home office is open so they can call) as the staff does not know about them. The restaurant is good for breakfast,... More 

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Thank AnnElizabeth97123
London
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57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a school in the winter and used for visitors in the summer. It overlooks the lake with great views. There is ample space - lobby and lounges. It is quite simply decorated and I can see why another reviewer says it lacks atmosphere, but there is a lot going for it. Rooms were a better size than others... More 

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Renkum, the Netherlands
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63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This boarding school is used as hotel in tourist season. and you may notice this. It has no atmosphere, but is a pragmatic, efficient place to sleep and eat. The rooms are okay, as is the breakfast. I don't have experiences with the quality of the dinner. Absolutely not top notch, but an average way of supplying accomodation

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Montreal, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

It is a dormitory style hotel located in a school. Quiet, clean. Bed is a bit narrow but acceptable. Separate shower and bathroom are better than expected. Didn't try the breakfast as it's a bit pricey, $25. In general we found food and everything else are more expensive here! There's a small supermarket down the road just minutes away where... More 

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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

My husband and I enjoyed this hotel. Our room was a nice size and was very clean. Everyone was very friendly at this hotel. The view of the lake was beautiful! It was in a great location and close to Thingvellir National Park and some great restaurants.

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Thank Musicgirl515
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

We only went to the restaurant. The restaurant was a bit overpriced. The food was not bad (everybody ate his plate), but also not the best. The staff could have been more friendly, but it still was okay. You do have a nice view over the lake.

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Thank Loes B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This place is vastly overpriced. Nearly $200 USD for a room that is, of course, a school dorm during the rest of the year. My mom made the reservation without knowing that, so that's our fault for not doing our research. Still--a fair price for this room would have been closer to $100. The whole place--the furniture, the laminate flooring,... More 

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HEGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Edda - IKI Laugarvatn, responded to this review

Dear traveler, You are correct that Hotel Edda Laugarvatn IKI is only operated during summertime and used as a school dorm during winter time. As such it is categorized as a two star hotel although the view over Lake Laugarvatn, the comfortable medium sized guest rooms and the restaurant may suggest that it is a 2-3 star hotel. We are... More 

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Goderich, Canada
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Unlike a lot of people reviewing here, we do our homework before booking hotels and yes, we know it is a school dorm. All of the Edda Hotels are school dorms. They are also clean, reasonably priced and in good locations. This was our 3rd trip to Iceland and probably the 5th or 6th Edda that we have stayed at.... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about Hotel Edda - IKI Laugarvatn

Address: Laugarvatn 840, Iceland
Region: Iceland > South Region > Laugarvatn
Price Range: $272 - $322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Edda - IKI Laugarvatn 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Half the rooms overlook the lake”
 of 5 bubbles peterbirnie, 1 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the lakeside. Especially in summer you have a view for 24/7!”
 of 5 bubbles klaass45, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We faced the parking lot and the town and that was ok but meant the room was very hot in the end of the day after sun shining on the windows (sunset is at midnight in summer) so the other side facing the lake might be better.”
 of 5 bubbles HeidrunH, 10 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Top floor rooms have balconies”
 of 5 bubbles Incartek, 31 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Lake-view is far superior to car-park. Triple room with lake-view was huge”
 of 5 bubbles helliedoc, 6 Aug 2011 | Read review
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