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Hotel Ranga

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Hotel Ranga is a luxury countryside hotel in South Iceland it is located about an hour from Reykjavík between the towns of Hella and Hvolsvöllur, and lies just off the main road right in the middle of South Iceland’s panoramic scenery. The resort is built in log-cabin style and has through the years acquired an excellent reputation for its food, accommodation, and service. A celebrity hot spot, top honeymoon destination and favorite hotel amongst Icelanders. One cannot miss feeling welcome entering its warm interior where relaxed countryside feeling meets the professional ambition of pleasing its entire clientele. Hotel Ranga has 52 luxuriously decorated rooms and suites. It also features an acclaimed riverside restaurant, a lounge and bar, 2 upstairs meeting rooms, a game room, massage facilities and three much beloved outdoor hot tubs heated with geothermal water - where there is an excellent chance to view the fantastic northern lights during September through April.
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My review would have been higher if my expectation had been met. The deluxe room was comfortable and had everything we needed but just felt dated and could have been cleaner, the bathroom tiles were dirty when we arrived and were the same when we left. The bed had two seperate
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We had a magical stay at Hótel Rangá, such perfect couple of days :) The food was great, the room was amazing, staff friendly and helpful and we gazed at stars and the moon with a telescope. Wonderful :)
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We stayed at Hotel Ranga in the Australian Suite and loved it. Beautiful view off the back balcony. We did see the Northern Lights one night but the cloud cover kept us from seeing more. We ate at the restaurant several times - the breakfasts are fantastic! The staff are what
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Everything was wonderful from the making of the reservation through the stay. I got responses to my many emails I sent, almost immediately. I was so happy that the hotel was ready and willing to help me set up all the tours for us explaining the difference between them. The food
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Pros: I cannot think of many. For the price we/travellers pay to the hotel we do expect at least spacious room with a comfortable bed and bathroom. The Ranga has it. Cons: - overpriced but basic accommodation (deluxe room). - breakfast does not include espresso coffee. You
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We did not do it since we did ours thru a private tour company. Sorry I could not answer your question.
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Can you get a taxi to nearby restaurants?
Hi yes you can but they can be a few kilometers away. Just ask the front desk
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Meals were quite expensive at the Hotel Ranga, as in most of Iceland, but the food, ambience, and service were superb. We did not have a car so got a ride to the Lava Center and Saga Center in town which were well worth visiting (especially the Lava Center) and they had more reasonable, simple fare. Have a wonderful time -Iceland was amazing and otherworldly!
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Suites have balcony river view and are lovely. It is difficult to fish in Iceland, if you email the hotel they can send you the name of the outfitter they recommend for fishing. While it looks like it would be easy to just walk to the river and start fishing, they do not have rods for rent and there are many regulations. Enjoy your trip to Iceland!
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The hotel does have an observatory with two working telescopes (not sure the type) that are pretty large - they looked a little larger than the type of telescopes that the astronomers use for the star parties in Marfa, TX when they come down from the McDonald Observatory. The third telescope was to be repaired. On clear nights, the hotel hosts an astronomer who operated the telescopes and provided information about the night sky over Iceland. Maybe 10 guests joined the group - so it was like having a very small, personal star party with a host who was a great story teller as well as an astronomer. You'd have to check with the hotel to see if the telescopes were ever available for guest use - but this was one of the most magical parts of our trip to Iceland.
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"Room 10 was quiet"
"It is a Mid-range hotel with the price of a luxury one. Or maybe we were just unlucky one who missed all the "luxury" of Ranga"
"Royal Suite"
"outstanding hotel - must stay"
"Go for a suite, regular rooms are so so"
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 302 - US$ 945 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ranga hotel hellahotel ranga iceland
LOCATION
IcelandSouth RegionHella
NUMBER OF ROOMS
52
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