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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

This hotel is not about bling-bling, designer furniture, hype or trendy. For us it was all about comfort and feeling at home. There was space in our room, the sofa and bed were comfortable and everything we needed was there. The bathroom was huge with a jacuzzi. Being on the ground floor was great, there is a direct access from... More 

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Vasteras, Sweden
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Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

The hotel is located out in the countryside a bit and is really nice. We were there during a super jeep trip of a few days. The rooms are clean and nice. Outside is warm spa bath to soak in. During the aurora's period they will calle your room if you want to, when they appear in the sky. It's... More 

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Larchmont, New York
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Reviewed 9 August 2015

We stayed two nights at Hotel Ranga as part of a Backroads Multi-sport trip. Our room was very comfortable, and we found the staff very friendly and welcoming. The bonus for us was the outstanding restaurant where we had some of the best food during our stay in Iceland. Would love to return for the Northern Lights!

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PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

The hotel is situated a distance from, but within sight of, the Hekla Volcano. A winding river runs through the back of the property. Upon arrival you may be unimpressed because of the nonexistent (or natural) landscaping, but once inside you'll see why this place is such a treat. A warm log style covers the inside of every wall. The... More 

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Reviewed 8 August 2015

We spent three nights at the Ranga. It was a great base for exploring the area. A little bit away from things, which is actually a plus. Rustic style, but a sophisticated experience. Very attentive staff and owner. The food is quite good. Beautiful views from the public spaces. Does tend to serve larger groups, as many of the hotels... More 

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Reviewed 7 August 2015

We found other hotels we stayed at lacked the attention to detail and service ethos that the extortionate prices in Iceland led us to demand. This hotel however is the exception. Charming and helpful staff, great food, spotless fully equipped rooms all set in a delightful country lodge. The owner visited every guest at dinner, engaged with us and offered... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

We had a room near the outdoor hot tubs, which I took full advantage of. Our room had a beautiful view of the river running behind the property. It was quite comfortable and spacious. We ate in the restaurant and had one of the best meals we had in Iceland. The lamb and fish were cooked perfectly. Staff was excellent.

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Reviewed 2 August 2015

We had a very uncomfortable suite on the second floor (no elevator) with the Asian theme. The bed was on a high platform which made it a challenge and dangerous to someone going to the bathroom during the night. It had no comfortable sitting area, but had an awkward table in the middle of the platform for your legs. The... More 

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Skillman, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

Best place to stay in Iceland. Lovely attractive and spacious rooms with beautiful paintings of birds and volcanos decorating the walls. Very high quality meals. Common areas are spacious and comfortable. Loved the huge quilt of the map of Iceland. Only negative is that it is nowhere, but that what Iceland is all about. Location is near the main south... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

Rooms - Spacious room, comfy beds, big bathrooms with a towel warmer and a whirlpool in your room. I just wish the curtains were thicker to block out the midnight sun in the summer. *Be careful with the whirlpool, the suction is extremely powerful and it could be very dangerous. Watch out if you have children and if you have... More 

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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 

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Address: Sudurlandsvegur, Hella 851, Iceland
Region: Iceland > South Region > Hella
Price Range: $360 - $1,149 (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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“We had a room facing the Ranga River which we liked. Room 16 has a hot tub right outside.”
 of 5 bubbles Asher45, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The front rooms are in the best position for the Northern lights, the back rooms have a view of the river”
 of 5 bubbles Evvx, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ground level room that faces the river is best for views and strolls.”
 of 5 bubbles Navigator22, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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