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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were two couples in a road trip through south iceland. An old dream was to stay in a horse farm and enjoy a good tolt ride while staying in a country cottage facing a quiet paradise. Indeed hestheimer ticks the box. We made the reservation for a 4pax cottage through booking.com and everything went well. They promtply replyed to...

Thank Rita P
Peterborough, New Hampshire
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was the first place we stayed on our trip and it started out a bit bumpy as we hit rough weather and were sleep deprived from the overnight flight so when we arrived after a day of exploring and stressful driving we were exhausted. It was also an extremely cold day with hurricane force winds. We were supposed to...

Thank Tracy C
Crozet, Virginia
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

During our ten day trip to Iceland we stayed in numerous guest houses along the golden circle. Without exception our Icelandic hosts were very welcoming. Hestheimar stood out because the owners live right on site and make a special effort to mingle with the guests to ensure they are well taken care of and share their native experiences of Icelandic...

1Thank David C
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Hestheimar for two nights and had a fantastic time. The staff was extremely helpful in finding fun outings and facilitating a horseback ride from the property. For the price you can't beat this place. We had a small cabin with a kitchen which as you may find out is very helpful in saving money. I would highly...

1Thank Bryan H
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Great location, just off the main ring road. This is such a cozy place, the cabins are all private with their own bathroom, well kept and well-stocked with cooking supplies. The beds are cozy, with a pullout couch if there are more of you. The heating works perfectly so we were never uncomfortable. The view is magnificent and you have...

Thank ScottRichard
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed at one of the cottages here and a real effort had been made to make it cosy and welcoming (including the teddy bear with a message around his neck). Staff were very welcoming and friendly, as were the horses in the vicinity! Everything that we needed was in the cottage and were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights....

Thank BlondieFan2015
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Hestheimar was beautiful. I stayed here at the beginning of September with two of my friends in the Guest House. The rooms were clean and bathrooms spacious. We even had a view of horses out of our bedroom window! We only stayed one night, but the highlight of our stay was our 2 hour horse ride! The horses were friendly,...

Thank JessG317
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Marvelous view, warm and cozy, kitchen with everything you may need. Coffee, tea, sugar, milk available in the fridge. These cottages are in the middle of a riding farm - so if you like Iceland-Horses, this will be a wonderful place. Very tidy, clean and perfectly equiped

Thank 606icelandic
Reviewed 16 September 2016

There were 4 of us in our party, and were greatly surprised with an entire house of our own for 2 nights! The house was situated up on a hill, and talk about the view! Wow! Breakfast was great, fresh pancakes, eggs, bread, along with Skyr and cold cuts. The staff were all very accommodating and friendly. The horses came...

Thank MissKris555
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stayed at Hestheimar for two nights and we thought it will be one of our greatest stays but it worked out bad. We arrived by car, directly from Reykjavik which you really can make in 2 hours. The house looks pretty great and we met really nice staff which was working all day long. The cooking was okay but...

1Thank car0line404

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2 Hot tubs. One outside the main building, the other by the Guest house. Great view over volcano Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull. Only 1 hour's drive from the capital, Reykjavik. Free Wi Fi. Free parking. Great location in South Iceland. Horse rental open all year. ... more   less 

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Address: Asahreppi Hestheimar, Hella 851, Iceland
Region: Iceland > South Region > Hella
Price Range: $170 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Guesthouse at Hestheimar 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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“All cottages are wonderful!”
 of 5 bubbles 606icelandic, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have great views”
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“Cabins are excellent”
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“Pay extra for one of the cottages”
 of 5 bubbles KirstyPn, 18 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Don't hesitate to book the cottages! with their own kitchen you can save money skipping the bfast, lunch and dinner! :)”
 of 5 bubbles mpauls, 20 May 2015 | Read review
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