Hotel Hekla.: "A hotel named after a volcano." Top 5 Page for this destination South Iceland Hotel Tip by Regina1965
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I absolutely loved my stay at Hotel Hekla. We spent one night there the first weekend of February 2012. That weekend the hotel offered Icelanders a very good discount, the normal price for a room for 2 is 160 euros, but we paid only 40 euros for the room. We stayed there from Sunday until Monday and we were the only guests there. And there are 37 rooms there. So it was awesome.
The room was so lovely, first class for a countryhotel like Hotel Hekla - very nicely refurbished and everything was spotless.
There is a good Internet connection in all the rooms, and we brought our mini lap-top and watched some films in bed. There is a small TV in the rooms, but there was nothing on.
The hotel is next to a farm and a lot of horses were in a fench next to the hotel.
The hotel is only 70 km away from Reykjavík, where I live, and the roads are excellent all the way to the hotel.
When it got dark one can go outside on a terrace and the hotel is all lit up with small lights, very romantic and cosy.
I do highly recommend going there, everything was perfect.
Unique Qualities: There is a hot-tub in the garden, and it must be awesome sitting in the tub (40 degrees C) on a starry night with the Northern lights flickeringa above you. We didn´t try it, but went to have a look at it and were greeted by 2 big dogs, which turned out to be very friendly - one of them looked like a polar-bear. That dog then slept beneath our room on the second floor and guarded us all night long. It did not mind at all that we threw pieces of chicken down to it from the window of the room ;)
We got a room with a view of the volcano Hekla which was covered in snow. I add photos in a travelogue here of outside the hotel. We also had a view of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull (remember?) and Fimmvörðuháls.
Address: Brjánsstaðir, 801 Selfoss, South-Iceland
Comparison: about average
Directions: From Reykjavík drive east on ring-road 1, pass Selfoss, drive for ca 15 km and turn left on road 30. Drive for 5 minutes and Hotel Hekla is on your left hand side.
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