by Hilarey Wojtowicz
The Hotel Ranga in Iceland offers families 51 guestrooms with twin, queen and king beds, sofa beds, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and mini-bars. Connecting rooms are available upon request. Cribs are free of charge, and rollaway beds are 25 to 45 euros per night, depending on the age of the guest.
The hotel has hot tubs onsite for guests to relax in, but it is also close to outdoor adventures, from hiking to water sports to horseback riding. Kids will love visiting the onsite observatory for star gazing or taking a dog sled ride through the snow.
Enjoy meals at the onsite restaurant, which is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is also available.
Additional amenities at the Hotel Ranga include laundry services and a business center.
Our Editor Loves
- Connecting rooms
- Cribs and rollaway beds
- Onsite dining
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
I'll start with what I liked about Hotel Ranga: potential for seeing northern lights (we didn't in our 3-day stay because of cloud cover); ease of booking and embarking on outdoor adventures; fantastic breakfast; friendly, helpful staff; quiet public areas in which to read or surf the internet. Also, it was very quiet at night, and the beds/linens were quite comfortable.
Unfortunately, there were a few things I didn't like: we had a "suite", which is really just a larger room -- I don't know if it's typical for all their suites, but I didn't like that the bed was on a raised platform which could pose a safety hazard for those with less-than-ideal balance (as well as our tub/shower in the "Japan" room, since it was a step up of about a meter to get into the shower on a slightly unstable wood block); our room had a very stuffy smell all the time, and I don't know if it was just ours or if all the rooms did (the public areas did not); I peered into the doorway of one of the regular rooms and thought it looked more comfortable than ours (at least they had a comfortable chair to sit in, which ours did not have).
In the end, I wished we had booked a "regular" room (the ones that face the river are worth any upgraded cost) and also researched typical cloud cover for the time we were there.
This is a nice hotel in the South part of Iceland that looks like a cabin.
The owner is extremely friendly that come to greet you on the dinner table .
Very cozy rooms and cozy lounge areas.
You can watch stars at night and this is where I was able to see the Northern Lights because