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Reviews of Hotel Varmahlíd 3 stars

Laugavegur 1, 560 Varmahlid, Iceland

#7 of 8 hotels in Varmahlid

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Review score

Based on 135 hotel reviews

7.9

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.2

  • Comfort

    7.9

  • Location

    8

  • Facilities

    7.6

  • Staff

    8.3

  • Value for money

    7.3

  • Free WiFi

    8.3

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  • Reviewed: 1 September 2017

    7.1
    The rooms were simple and clean, which we found was pretty...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The location isn't the greatest. If you need a place in this area to stop while driving on the ring road, this is fine, but otherwise I might push on and stay in a more substantial town.

    The rooms were simple and clean, which we found was pretty standard in Icelandic hotels. The walls were thin, but earplugs took care of that. It was a simple but pleasant stay and our food at dinner was tasty.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 July 2017

    7.5
    Ideally situated at the end of the F35 route - ready for exploring the North
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Ideally situated for those planning a touring trip of Iceland. The hotel is nice and comfortable overlooking the valley. For those who have ventured up the F35 road its a good overnight stop before exploring the North of Iceland. There is a fuel station nearby for those with cars. Evening meal was very nice, plenty of food and the breakfast was also well presented.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 July 2017

    5.8
    Acceptable accomodations if you don't mind water odor
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    T.v. channels didn't work. Shower too small to do anything in. Water odor was like the Geysir we saw that afternoon, smelled of spoiled, rotten eggs left in a 100 degree sun. Booked for 2 nights but left after the first day due to the water odor. They wouldn't even give me a discount off for the second night.

    The staff was friendly. The food was mediocre. The room was clean.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 April 2017

    6.3
    Easy to find.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast was poor. No restaurants in the area - hotel's restaurant only open in the summer

    Easy to find. Does the job for an overnight stay during ring road trip

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 October 2016

    10
    We found the room very comfortable and nicely decorated.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    We found the room very comfortable and nicely decorated. The beds were comfy and the breakfast was fine. The location was also in the centre of Vahrmalid, next to a oil station with restaurant (the only one we found at the time we arrived to the town for dinner). We would repeat it for sure.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 27 October 2016

    10
    Hotel Varmahlíd was a great place to stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Our stay was good in every way.

    Great location, check-in was easy, courteous & friendly staff, delicious buffet breakfast with good variety of food options, delicious coffee.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 23 October 2016

    8.3
    The room was quite big and comfortable.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    I went there a bit off season and since we were only a few guests in the hotel they decided not to open the restaurant so don't count on it too much

    The room was quite big and comfortable. Nice private bathroom.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 12 October 2016

    9.6
    Great layover on your Iceland orbit.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Unfortunately, the restaurant which had a great write up was closed for the season. It was after all off season but the only nearby substitute was the grill at the N-1 service station. Breakfast at the hotel was good

    Hotel was clean & the staff friendly. Rate was reasonable by Iceland standards. The location worked out perfectly for our trip around Iceland on Route 1.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 21 September 2016

    8.3
    Very good dinner buffet!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    There isn't much around the hotel but it was a convenient location for our trip.

    We had an excellent dinner buffet. Our hostess was friendly & helpful and the room was bigger than we expected.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 28 March 2018

    8.3
    Quiet and comfortable
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The standard of the breakfast could be higher. One sort of bread, for example.

    Great beds and quiet atmosphere.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 February 2018

    7.5
    It is well located and the rooms have a good size.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    It is well located and the rooms have a good size.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 25 January 2018

    10
    A saviour as mountain road was closed
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bit isolated

    Staff were very helpful

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 December 2017

    7.1
    Good location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    We went out of season. They cater for local parties etc no evening meal available

    Good location for northern and north eastern Iceland

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 December 2017

    9.2
    Nice breakfast
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Breakfast was really nice; nutritious and with good variety. Room was comfortable, good size and nice beds.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 September 2017

    9.2
    Superb
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    There are no comments available for this review

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 September 2017

    4.6
    Smelly and expensive.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The hot water smelled like rotten eggs. The restaurant offered.a 5 item buffet for $65. No prices were posted.

    Private bath, on site restaurant

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 August 2017

    7.5
    Typisches Rundreisehotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Dinner

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 June 2017

    9.2
    Nice location, very helpful staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nice location, very helpful staff.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 October 2016

    9.2
    Room very nice, complimentary ticket to the geothermal pool...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    -

    Room very nice, complimentary ticket to the geothermal pool in town. Was alone in the whole hotel

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2016

    6.7
    Bad that they did not inform that the restaurant had closef...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bad that they did not inform that the restaurant had closef for the season.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 24 September 2016

    10
    Quite good!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Location. Easy to find. Real roses on tables in restaurant during breakfast. Actually we didn't find any deficiencies.

    Stayed in September 2016

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  • Reviewed: 12 October 2015

    8.3
    Honestly, it was just nice to stay at a hotel after all...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The restaurant in the hotel is expensive and not worth it at all.

    Honestly, it was just nice to stay at a hotel after all those guesthouses. Great breakfast.

  • Reviewed: 15 June 2015

    8.3
    Nice comfortable room and a great overall service.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Hotel shows the signs of time passing by and the bathrooms are asking for some renewing.

    Nice comfortable room and a great overall service. Nice dinner with fair prices taking in consideration that you are in Iceland, of course.

  • Reviewed: 10 June 2015

    9.2
    Rooms were nice and modern, breakfast was good and plentiful...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    It is the only place around so you are captive for dinner. We brought appetizers which we had in the room and we all had soup and salads for dinner which were good but pricey.

    Rooms were nice and modern, breakfast was good and plentiful, staff were very friendly

  • Reviewed: 10 June 2015

    8.3
    Good size room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    No wifi in room (informed by staff there was wifi in room but after much effort there was none). Only 2 TV channels available.

    Good size room. Good breakfast. Clean, comfortable. Good view from room. Lift (elevator).

  • Reviewed: 8 June 2015

    9.2
    Spacious room for three - technically two rooms, single and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Very strong smell of sulphur in hot water Furniture in rooms is quite worn - could do with upgrading like the public areas

    Spacious room for three - technically two rooms, single and double sharing a shower room off the double Good restaurant Located on a junction of the ring road

  • Reviewed: 8 June 2015

    8.8
    Comfortable, large, clean room with nice bathroom.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Comfortable, large, clean room with nice bathroom. Breakfast included--standard buffet fare. Professionally presented, high quality dinner in their dining room.

  • Reviewed: 31 May 2015

    8.8
    The delicious food made this stop-over on Route 1 an...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Decor & shower were a little dated but perfectly adequate

    The delicious food made this stop-over on Route 1 an unexpected surprise. We took advantage of the packed lunch on offer & weren't disappointed. very easy access on Route 1 with stunning mountain views.

  • Reviewed: 27 April 2015

    9.2
    The location is convenient, close to the only fast food and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The location is convenient, close to the only fast food and shopping place and oil station in town. One can easily get an excellent view. The rooms is decorated elegantly and feels cozy.

  • Reviewed: 15 March 2016

    6.7
    Fabulous breakfast
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    In need of now bathroom shower head feel off and hit me on the head

    Fabulous breakfast

  • Reviewed: 21 October 2015

    6.3
    Flies, restaurant was closed.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Flies, restaurant was closed.

  • Reviewed: 21 October 2015

    8.3
    Nice hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Nice hotel

  • Reviewed: 5 October 2015

    8.3
    Located just of the Ring Road 1 and very easy to find.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Located just of the Ring Road 1 and very easy to find. Dinner was very nice, with local produce.

  • Reviewed: 26 September 2015

    8.3
    The evening meal was exceptional.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The breakfast - there was no hot food selection.

    The evening meal was exceptional.

  • Reviewed: 26 September 2015

    8.3
    Value for money
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Bed very uncomfortable

    Value for money

  • Reviewed: 4 September 2015

    7.5
    Facility is old.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Facility is old. Very bad smelling in the bathroom. Food is ok but not cheap.

  • Reviewed: 26 August 2015

    8.3
    Dinner was one of the best I had in Iceland.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Bathroom older.

    Dinner was one of the best I had in Iceland. Nice server in restaurant as well.

  • Reviewed: 4 August 2015

    9.6
    Comfort, food, great views of valley and mountains
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Comfort, food, great views of valley and mountains

  • Reviewed: 9 June 2015

    9.6
    Great position and had an excellent restaurant
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Great position and had an excellent restaurant

  • Reviewed: 7 June 2015

    9.6
    blackout drapes were exellent.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    blackout drapes were exellent. rooms were large with alot of storage.

  • Reviewed: 31 May 2015

    8.8
    Convient to our route
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Wi-fi and shower

    Convient to our route Nice breakfast and beds

  • Reviewed: 2 May 2015

    2.5
    really nothing
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    everything

    really nothing

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