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Overview of Vatnsholt


3.0 star property
Lakefront guesthouse in Selfoss with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.5/10 Fabulous

376 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Laundry facilities
The price is $121
Price available on 30/05/2022
Vatnsholti 2, Villingaholt, Selfoss, 801
Main amenities
  • 33 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Communal living room
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Meeting room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Gift shops/newsstands
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Playground on site
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

Getting around

  • Reykjavik Domestic Airport (RKV) - 64 min drive

About this property


Vatnsholt is a great choice for a stay in Selfoss. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and breakfast.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 33 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free, per registered adult, when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free
  • Playground
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Concerts/live shows
  • Pool table
  • Foosball
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Hot springs nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bicycle rentals


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Communal living room

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Icelandic
  • Polish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 30-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • WiFi (surcharge)


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Recycling

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required.
Blind Raven - This theme restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open select days.
Summer Restaurant - This restaurant serves brunch, lunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open select days.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for EUR 1 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15 for adults and EUR 7.5 for children (approximately)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 15.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, and high chair

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Hot springs access available from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Parties and events are allowed on site.

Long-term renters welcome.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

State tax ID - 630493-2349

Also known as

Vatnsholt Guest House
Vatnsholt Guest House Villingaholt
Vatnsholt Villingaholt
Vatnsholt Guest House Selfoss
Vatnsholt Selfoss
Vatnsholt Guest House Guesthouse Selfoss
Vatnsholt Guest House Guesthouse
Vatnsholt Selfoss
Vatnsholt Guesthouse
Vatnsholt Guest House
Vatnsholt Guesthouse Selfoss

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

Basic, comfortable room, functional dining area.
Room clean and comfortable but no TV or tea/coffee facilities in room as described. Decor and arrangement in dining/breakfast areas very functional and odd selection of memorabilia and pictures scattered around. “Chill out” room equipped with games and activities, no English speaking channels on TV in shared space. Staff pleasant and helpful. Breakfast expensive for what is provided.
Joanna, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay with helpful staff. I booked this very last minute and the staff was there until 10pm to check me in. Also, the location is perfect for checking out the northern lights. It is not completely secluded but the light pollution is very low and you can see the sky perfectly.
JUSTIN, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Alexander, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very cute property, and loved our room. Was very clean, and cosy, and had wonderful views of the surrounding property. Only complaint is that while we had a room with our own bathroom, the shared bathroom was beside our room, and you could hear everything. It woke us up at night when people were using it.
Katie, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great room, good facilites
Great room, with a restaurant on site. Breakfast was not included, but we paid the extra as the buffet looked good. Free tea and coffee in the main building as well as a pool table. It would be a good location to spot the northern lights, but we had cloud and snow the night we stayed!
David, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Geoffrey, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Benjamin, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay, small but clean and quiet rooms, responsive staff
Mike, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful! Saw northern lights from my room
I stayed in the deluxe room with bath. It was a beautiful design and clean. The room and bathroom were big. Best of all, I could see the northern lights from the window in the bedroom and bathroom (the bathroom even has a skylight you can watch them from). It was on the top floor and quiet. The bath tub/shower was awkward because the ceiling cuts in, so you can't stand up to shower. You can also easily hit your head on the ceiling next to the bed. There's no elevator, and the stairs are steep.
Christina, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location for exploring the Golden Circle! Also close proximity to Selfoss(restaurants and grocery stores).
Lauren, 2-night trip with friends
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