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Arnanes Country Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Hofn
Certificate of Excellence
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1 review
“my preferred place in Iceland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

this place stays in my memory as the best experience I got during my trip in Iceland.
It combined different aspects that contributed to this:
- beautyful setting and scenery, vast incredible landscapes on the mountains and glaciers surrounding hofn
- truly icelandic experience during my stay
- the staff is kind and helpful, like in many places in Iceland, but the "plus" is an incredible warm and caring welcome by the owner of the place, who's giving you the feeling you're somehow sharing a home place, and has been ready to help us and the other guests with suggestions on places to visit and special side trips in the area.
- Yes at home but yet with all the facilities you expect from a country hotel
- a great horse ride, with their kind and well trained icelandic horses
- excellent icelandic food, my best langoustines ever, plus they offer many dishes based on local farms' products (and at Arnanes they do grow their own veggies too!)
i very strongly reccommend this place for your stay

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012 via mobile

Stumbled across this as it was nearer to Hofn than where had originally booked, stayed for two nights in a cabin with a large comfy bed and excellent bathroom. Breakfast was fine, the restaurant wasnt open as it was out of season but it's within easy reach of Hofn.

Would definitely reccomend.

Stayed May 2012
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Braunschweig
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2011

Excellent surrounding of the main house - unfortunately there is also a second, converted 80s style bungalow in a residential neighborhood 1.5km away without any view and a rather unconventional setting (a couple of converted bedrooms and a common living room). In our case this was very inconvenient as we had booked for the view from the main house and the proximity from room to restaurant (we were travelling with a small child).

As described earlier the owner tended more to his family that was also having breakfast than to guests plus the breakfast was okay, but we had much better while travelling in Iceland. Btw: Kaffi Hornid is an excellent alternative to the Arnanes restaurant.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2011

We stayed in one of the cabins with a private bath. I would DEFINITELY recommend those as the most comfortable of the rooms at the guesthouse. Make sure you book early as the rooms fill up fast. The guesthouse has fabulous 360 views with the glaciers in one direction and the ocean in another.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2011

Good choice, but slightly overpriced, considering that we had to share the bathroom with other rooms, which however was no problem in June. Nice view from the balcony of our
room - excellent breakfast and good dinner. We would not eat lobster again - the portion was huge but for the price of an Island-lobster meal (all over the island) one can eat scampi
at home. Iceland lobster is not what we call lobster, but much smaller.
Very friendly and helpful stuff.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Christine S
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Property: Arnanes Country Hotel
Address: by Road 1, Hofn 781, Iceland
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Region: Iceland > East Region > Hofn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Hofn
Number of rooms: 16
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