Exploring the world one bite at a time

Day: August 6, 2014 (Page 2 of 2)

Hotel Laugarholl: “Beautiful location on the country side”

Room was basic, but clean. There was only one painting in the room to decorate the white walls. The bed was very comfortable, I slept like a baby. Staff was very friendly. The hotel is beautifully located on the country side. Dinner was absolutely fantastic: best I have had in a hotel in Iceland so far. The buffet had so many things to choose from and not only traditional Icelandic food, but also Indian food. Loved the omelet too. It was clear that the cook prepared everything with love and great care.

Wifi only worked in the seating area of the hotel, which was fine by me, but since there were lots of people staying in the hotel, it got a little bit crowded.

We got to enjoy the naturally heated swimming pool and the hot tub. Both facilities were outside. The water was nice and warm. Very relaxing after a busy day of sightseeing. There were some algae in the water of the hot tub, which is normal, I guess, but made it a little less enjoyable for me.

All in all I would definitely recommend staying here.

Hotel Laugarholl, Hotel Laugarholi Bjarnarfjorour, Holmavik 510, Iceland

Stayed July 2014. You can find my review about Hotel Laugarholl also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 3/5, rooms 3/5, service 4/5.

Husid: “Really fresh fish”

Cosy restaurant in the center of Ísafjördur located in a beautiful historic building. Choices on the menu are limited: hamburgers, sandwiches, soup and fish. Atmosphere is great and it is possible to sit outside on a beautiful day. I chose the fish of the day which was very good. Nice and fresh, served with a baked potato and a sauce of butter and capers. Loved the salad with the fish. Portion was big, definitely worth the money. Service could be a bit more attentive though.

Husid, Hrannargata 2, Isafjordur, Iceland
+354 456 5555

Visited July 2014. You can find my review about Husid also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, atmosphere 3/5, service 3/5, food 4/5.

Daeli in Vididalur: “A beautiful location on the country side”

Nice hotel very beautifully located on the country side. Welcome was very friendly and we got some really good advice for activities in the region. Dinner was basic but very good, with a huge portion of soup and nice salmon. We enjoyed horse riding on a farm nearby which was recommended by the staff of the hotel. It was a wonderful experience.

Our room was nice, very clean and decorated in such a way to make you feel right at home. Beds were very comfortable. Wifi was not very fast, but you could use it in the room. Breakfast was simple. Some cheese, meat, dairy products and cereals. Nothing special but enough to get a good start of the day. The hotel also has a hot tub, but sadly we didn’t have time to enjoy this facility. My only real remark are the curtains. Way to thin to keep the morning light out and you know, in summer time the sun rises very early in Iceland. As a result I woke up too early.

Daeli in Vididalur, Daeli, Akureyri 601, Iceland

Stayed July 2014. You can find my review about Daeli in Vididalur also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, cleanliness 4/5, service 3/5.

Hotel Edda – Akureyri: “Great breakfast buffet”

Hotel Edda is located right next to the Botanic Gardens of Akureyri. Those gardens are definitely worth strolling through. Very beautiful en ideal for a picnic.

Our room in hotel Edda was spacious en clean. We even had a microwave and a kitchen sink (which we did not use). Curtains were thick enough to keep the sunlight out. Sadly the beds weren’t that good. Especially the cushions were very thin and in my opinion needed to be replaced. The water in the bathroom had a very noticeable odor of sulfur, which I didn’t like very much.

Staff at reception was friendly and professional. Hotel Edda had all the comfort needed: a bar, a restaurant and a nice variety of snacks you could buy for on the road. There was no wifi in the rooms though, only in a special lounge.

I really loved the breakfast buffet. Choices were the best we’ve had during our trip in Iceland up till now. I enjoyed tasting the different kinds of skyr and I always love smoked salmon for breakfast.

Hotel Edda – Akureyri, Hrafnagilsstraeti, Akureyri 600, Iceland

Stayed July 2014. You can find my review about Hotel Edda – Akureyri also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, rooms 4/5, service 4/5.

Naustid: “Great fish”

Restaurant Naustid is located at the harbour side very close to the whale watching facilities.

When we first entered restaurant Naustid we were a little bit confused if we could just go sit at a table or if we needed to order at the counter. By looking at what other customers did, we figured out you need to order at the counter first. You can look at the fish and choose whichever one you like. You get a number to take with you when you go sit at your table. Staff will bring your order to the table.

We both ordered skewers, because they looked absolutely delicious. And we were right, the fish in this restaurant is super fresh and very good. You really get the feeling your fish was just caught minutes ago. Really loved it.

Staff was friendly, but could improve there efficiency. We stood waiting for some time at the counter without someone taking our order. A little bit strange, because there were three people at the counter all doing different thing. A better organization of order taking can fix this.

Naustid, Asgardsvegur 1, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 464 1520

Visited July 2014. You can find my review about Naustid also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, atmosphere 3/5, service 3/5, food 5/5.

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