Gistihúsið – Lake Hotel Egilsstadir is an established and renowned, family run, hotel in a farming district. It meets all modern requirements as to standards of services and amenities, quality, sophistication and comfort. Yet it faithfully maintains its ethnic origins as the hotel was founded in 1903 which provides its unique atmosphere. Guests can choose between residing in rooms decorated in a romantic style with antiques in the older part of the hotel or ones furnished in a contemporary stylish way located in the more recent part.
Eldhúsið – Restaurant
The hotel’s restaurant, Eldhúsið – Restaurant, has gained favorable recognition for its devotion to ambitious cooking. The courses on the menu stem from sound, traditional cuisine but served in contemporary style. Ingredients are always first rate, preferably organic and local as its policy is to introduce and cook from products grown in in the local district. The kitchens pride is a three course meal Farm Food Direct.
Baðhúsið – Spa
An intriguing spa, Baðhúsið – Spa, is situated on the hotels ground floor. It has a hot tub, sauna, cold pool and a inside and out doors resting areas. The view across Lagarfljót from the location of the spa is unique. The main emphasis is on quiet, relaxing and refreshing surroundings.
This is what Trip advisor say about Gistihúsið Lake hotel Egilsstaðir:
Certificate of Excellence #1 of 10 hotels in Egilsstaðir, #2 of 23 hotels in the East region.
“Great hotel to see the Northern Lights” stayed November 2015. “We spent one night here on our tour of Iceland in winter. The hotel was very nice indeed with clean, spacious rooms and warm bathrooms with underfloor heating. The restaurant in particular was excellent. We were also lucky enough to see the Northern Lights over the lake, a real bonus!”
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