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Bristol
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

We are just about to leave after a fab 3 night stay in Hotel Ranga. It's a lovely hotel; great facilities, super friendly and helpful staff and good food. It's big enough to offer everything but small enough to remain charming. The rooms are large with a nice big bathroom, including jacuzzi tub. Hot tubs outside if you're brave enough...

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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We loved this hotel. The rooms are very nice but not extravagant. The restaurant is excellent. It is quite busy at dinner (you need a reservation) but not busy during lunch. The views from the rooms and the restaurant are amazing. We were fortunate to have an aurora while we were at the Hotel Ranga. They woke us up and...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 October 2015

The Hotel Ranga was great in every way. The junior suite we stayed in was a Japanese-style room with a huge comfy bed and a private balcony. The food was excellent, especially the breakfast. The outdoor hot tub was great after a long day hiking in cold, wet conditions. The staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel manager even gave...

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Ada, Michigan
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Hotel Ranga was our home for two nights this past September. It feels very remote but very welcoming and cozy. We had two rooms which were suites. One room was decorated with an African continent theme and the other room was a North American theme. Both were comfortable, warm and very pleasant. Beds were comfortable and amenities were plentiful. The...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We booked this hotel to stay one night in between our sightseeing in Iceland. We got to the hotel pretty late (10pm) and the front desk was about to call us to see if we would be arriving. It was cool to arrive at the hotel and see a helicopter taking off with guests for some sightseeing at that time...

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Vienna, Virginia
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Stayed here recently for a couple of nights. We thought the experience was wonderful. The rooms were nicely furnished. Bathroom included a deep soaking tub - excellent. Restaurant was good, but perhaps a bit overpriced. The location itself is somewhat isolated, which is very appealing. Staff is very nice, very helpful, very accommodating. Not sure why this would come up,...

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed 21 September 2015

It was always my dream to stay at the infamous Hotel Ranga. I am thrilled to say Hotel Ranga did not disappoint. It is a country inn yet manages to have all the accoutrements of luxury hotels. We received a warm and delightful welcome upon arrival. Nice touch is that the staff walks to the other side of the hotel...

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Sunnyvale, CA
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We stayed at Hotel Ranga for two nights in early September 2015. We actually booked it for two separate nights - our first night after arriving in Iceland and a few nights later after making our way back from the Hofn area. Both stays were absolutely fantastic and I have two rooms to review. Our first night we had a...

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Hong Kong
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We were travelling around Iceland on our honeymoon and the plans we initially made for our last night unfortunately changed which left us without anywhere booked to stay. As a last minute effort we decided to try calling Ranga to see if they could accommodate us that evening and we are so pleased that we did. When we were booking...

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London
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

In general hotels in Iceland are quite basic but Ranga positions itself as a 4 star luxury resort so my expectations were slightly higher. This was probably one of the best hotels we stayed in during our 12 night break but I wouldn't call it 4 star. We had a standard room overlooking the river. The room was by far...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Ranga is a luxury countryside hotel and the only 4 star resort in South Iceland. It offers all the facilities and services of a modern resort. Located about an hour from Reykjavík between the towns of Hella and Hvolsvöllur, it lies just off the main road right in 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, accomodation and service. It is the first Icelandic hotel to become a member of the prestigious international hotel chain Great Hotels of the World. A celebrity hot spot, top honeymoon destination and favorite hotel amongst Icelanders, Hotel Rangá also offers great facilities for small business meetings, weddings and social gatherings. One cannot miss feeling welcome entering its warm interior where relaxed countryside feeling meets the professional ambition of pleasing its entire clientel. Upon entering Hotel Ranga, you will be greeted by a towering 10-foot tall polar bear named Hrammur that resides in the lobby. He is a favorite model for photographers and is definitely one of the most pictured objects in Iceland. This is just a prelude to the cozy ambience that you will encounter that vibrates throughout the hotel. Hótel Rangá was upgraded and renovated in 2007/2008 and presently has 51 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Ranga

Address: Sudurlandsvegur, Hella 851, Iceland
Region: Iceland > South Region > Hella
Price Range: $379 - $1,251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ranga 4*
Number of rooms: 51
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Hotel Ranga Iceland
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“Rooms at the ends of the wings can be very far from the lobby.”
 of 5 bubbles ShanghaiJululu, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“North facing rooms are best for Northern Lights but apparently small.”
 of 5 bubbles docpoole, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the end wings are quieter - less people walking past.We stayed junior suite - stay in quiet regular room would be better value.”
 of 5 bubbles ladyjane_99, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I think all rooms will be lovely but northern facing rooms mean you can watch northern lights from room but I wouldnt mind where I was”
 of 5 bubbles shirleymV135RU, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“North facing rooms if you are there primarily for the Northern lights”
 of 5 bubbles Dopesh, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
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