Great staff, weak breakfast.
Posted Jun 18, 2016 on Hotels
The staff was exceedingly friendly and helpful. We could not have been happier with how attentive and kind that they were. The room darkening shades were also quite effective.
Downsides to the hotel were:
1. The breakfast was unbelievably overpriced for what they serve. Icelandic food in general is expensive, but this breakfast was more sparse than what we had at other places that we stayed. You also had to walk across the main street (busy traffic) to reach the unattached room. The server there was wonderfully friendly, though.
2. This was the only room that we stayed in during our stay in Iceland that the water did smell like eggs. We had read that sometimes this is an issue in the country, but this was the first time that we experienced it. It wasn't revolting, but it was noticeable--especially since none of our other hotels had this issue.
Overall, Selfoss is a good midpoint break if you are doing the Golden Circle to Vik and Jokulsarlon, as we did. The staff is considerate and welcoming. The breakfast is not worth the expense (run down the street to the market instead). The beds were comfortable. The water was slightly pungent. It was serviceable for a night's stop, probably not longer.