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Aviles, Spain
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel has direct view of the glaciar and is 5 minutes away from the hot pots. The rooms are confourtable, clean and warm. It has a breakfast self-service and the staff was very kind with us. Recomemded

Thank Javier I
Damascus, Maryland
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61 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for something to do after dinner one evening, and the hotel staff recommended going to the Glacier World hot pots. They apologized in advance for the condition of the changing rooms (described as "not so nice"), but we didn't let that detract from our visit. It was easy to find...just follow the signs. We arrived shortly before... More 

Thank jmnhunt
Cleveland, Ohio
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50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are quite modern, clean and efficient. The hot springs are a wonderful experience. But really, the best part was watching the northern lights over the nearby glacier--fantastic experience and great atmosphere.

Thank rebecca7894
Swansea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived on family trip in mid October. Had not realised that despite the name it organises NO glacier trips. Hot tubs a short drive away, not great in Autumn as one gets the impression from website are part of hotel. Staff helpful but no kitchen or communal area so after breakfast are left with just your very small room within... More 

Thank Murrayluc
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Reached Glacierworld after a very long day traveling. The hotel is at the end of a track when you arrive the hotel appearance is very disappointing. On check in met very nice young guy who seemed to be running hotel single handed, checked us in, served dinner, saw him again helping with breakfast. The room was functional, more a hostel... More 

Thank The_Sids_9
1 review
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Glacierworld is located about a 20 minute drive from Hofn. It is closer to the glacier than Hofn, but otherwise isolated. The glacial lagoon is a 4km drive away, on a gravel road. We did it twice in a 2wd car with no problem. When we were there the restaurant was closed for dinner so we had to drive to... More 

Thank Rachel S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We did not stay at the guesthouse however we did do the ATV tour that is offered there. It was a 90 minute tour where our guide took us through his family's land. We saw a dormant volcano and also the glacier. Luckily it was clear when we got to the top so we were able to enjoy the views... More 

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Highworth, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Glacierworld was previously the Guesthouse Hoffell which could be slightly confusing. Recent building work has transformed it into a stylish place to stay (if you are in the new accommodation) It is situated in a remote valley with great views from the restaurant. We were allocated Room 302 which was a corner room with an amazing view of the glacier.... More 

Thank Richrun24
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I have no idea how anyone could rate this poorly run place. Very basic rooms for high price even in Icelandic standards. The shared "kitchen" and bathrooms look like someone just tried to build this in the cheapest possible way. Loose bolts almost have the shower door crashing on you, the potholes are done by some very unprofessional plumber where... More 

Thank Yoel Z
Lowell, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We didn't stay at the hotel, although the lobby area was lovely and I'm sure the stay is fantastic. We came here to use the hot pots, which was a ton of fun. The view was great, and we got to meet a lot of cool travelers from around the globe. You can twist the pipes either up or down... More 

Thank Mairin C

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Address: Horn, Hofn 781, Iceland (Formerly Hoffell)
Region: Iceland > East Region > Hofn
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room 302 has amazing views of the glacier”
 of 5 bubbles Richrun24, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Try and get a glacier view room.”
 of 5 bubbles Travelexperttim, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“With a view of the glacier”
 of 5 bubbles George23London, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Any room but take advantage of the hot tubs!”
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 of 5 bubbles kansasrod, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“had an ensuite room in the same building as reception”
 of 5 bubbles biggles51, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
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