Ratings based on 69 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5
81% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Chicago

Gorgeous View, Charming Hotel

Posted 02-Sep-2017
Just ~50 miles from Reykjavik, but feels like you're way out in the country (in a good way). Gorgeous view of the lake and mountains, and friendly hotel staff. Probably a popular weekend getaway area for people who like in downtown Reykjavik, I'm guessing.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 02-Sep-2017
Pros: Breakfast buffet was very good and the hotel is located in a quiet area with seaview
Very dated hotel. Difficult room set up with bed in loft area and bathroom below
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Boston

Nice hotel with amazing views and great food

Posted 17-Aug-2017
We had a wonderful stay at Hotel Glymur. The views were amazing from our room. The breakfast and dinner we had there was of very high quality. The outdoor hot tub was also very good and we enjoyed it. Overall, an amazing experience.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from San Francisco, CA

Beautiful view!

Posted 06-Aug-2017
Amazing view, nice facilities. Great breakfast. Located on top of a large hill overlooking water, so you see it all. WIFI and TV.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Denver, Co

Nice hotel

Posted 29-Jul-2017
Nice hotel. room had a loft and good view of the water. dinner and breakfast were also good.
Comment from Hotel Management
29-Jul-2017 by Hannes, Hotel Management
Dear Andrew. Thank you for sharing with us your positive experience. Best regards, Hannes GuĂ°rĂșnarson, Reception Manager, Hotel Gllymur.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Philadelphia

Worth the drive!

Posted 23-Jul-2017
Pros: expedia
Location: Photography and hiking in the fjords. stunning
It is a longer drive to take Rt 47 to Glymur, but I wouldn't have traded some of the beautiful sights for the world, and certainly not the tunnel which you can take on the return. At the end of the drive is a sweet treat - the Hotel Glymur, with sweet attentive staff, delicious meals, fun rooms, and the feeling that you are at an exclusive lodge in the foothills. I loved my stay here.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Great location

Posted 08-Jul-2017
Excellent location for visiting Falls and Gieser. Hotel is OK but not special -- dinner service is good but extremely limited offering -- breakfast buffet excellent.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Chicago, IL

So bad we paid $600 on other hotels to leave early

Posted 06-Jul-2017
We were very excited for our stay at Hotel Glymur. The location was gorgeous and we were expecting a cute, rural get-away. Unfortunately, the room was uninhabitable. The sheets were dirty and stained. The water in the shower reeked of sulphur. The smell was horrific, and it made the rest of the (tiny) room smell for hours. Worst of all, we couldn't open the windows to let the smell out because the windows lacked screens and there were hundreds of insects trying to get in. On top of all that, the blinds were nearly see through, which was a problem with 23 hours of sunlight each day. We ended up leaving after only one night and re-arranging the last few days of our trip just to get out of this place. Avoid unless you have literally no other options in the area, and enter with low expectations.
1 out of 5
by Ellen

Awful

Posted 22-Jun-2017 on Hotels
AWFUL. The room (and hotel) are extremely dated so there was little comfort. Hotel was "managed" by a 25 year old and teenagers so needless to say service was terrible. To top it off the water smelled like sulfur so you get to take a rotten egg shower. I wouldn't give this review but for the price. At this expensive price point, the hotel and service are completely unacceptable. On a positive note, the view and food were good.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Pennsylvania

Comfortable hotel with restaurant and great views

Posted 06-Mar-2017
Pros: Charming room. Comfortable sitting area. Good restaurant. Friendly staff.
Location: Hike to Glymur falls. Visit Thingvellir.
I immediately relaxed when I saw the other guests enjoying wine and cocktails as they looked down at the fjord. Dinner was very good. I would enjoy a return visit.