Hotel Rangá – Information
Hotel Rangá is a luxury countryside hotel and the only 4 star Resort in South Iceland. The hotel is located between the villages of Hella and Hvolsvöllur, it lies just off the main road right in middle of South Iceland’s panoramic scenery. It provides stunning picturesque surroundings, such as Eystri Rangá the salmon river, the famous volcano Mt. Hekla, several glaciers and the Westman Islands. It's an ideal location - only an hour's drive from the capital and offers something special for the visitor on a year-round basis and gives you a real taste of Iceland. The hotel offers an optimal atmosphere to meet every traveller’s needs whether they be relaxation, pleasure, adventure or business.
The resort is built in log-cabin style and has through the years acquired an excellent reputation for its food, accommodation and service. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. A celebrity hot spot, top honeymoon destination and favourite hotel amongst Icelanders. Hotel Rangá also offers great facilities for small business meetings with a capacity for 105 guests for MICE arrangements.
One cannot miss feeling welcome entering its warm interior where relaxed countryside feeling meets the professional ambition of pleasing its entire clientele. Upon entering Hotel Rangá, you will be greeted by a towering 10-foot tall polar bear named Hrammur that resides in the reception hall.
This is just a prelude to the cosy ambience that you will encounter that vibrates throughout the hotel.
Hótel Rangá was built in 1999. The last upgrade and renovation was in 2008 and the hotel presently has 52 luxuriously decorated rooms and Suites. It also features an acclaimed riverside restaurant, a lounge & 2 bars and 2 meeting rooms. There is a game room, massage facilities and 3 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. The Hotel Rangá Astronomical Observatory is a great addition to the hotel. The roll-off roof observatory has room for up to 30 people and is equipped with two high quality 11-inch computerized telescopes, making it the most advanced observatory in Iceland. The observatory is located about 150 meters north of the hotel's main building to minimize light pollution.
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Room types and sizes:
Standard Rooms (19): 18m2
Deluxe Rooms (19): 26m2
Deluxe Superior Rooms (6): 30m2
Junior Suites (4):
Australia (#56): 42m2
South America (#57): 42m2
North America (#58): 42m2
Asia/Japan (#59): 42m2
Master Suites (4):
Icelandic Suite (#50): 77m2
Royal Suite (#0): 73m2
Antarctica (#60): 64m2
Africa (#55): 54m2
2004: Hotel Rangá was chosen as „The best country hotel in Iceland“ by Octopus Travel
2007: Hotel Rangá became a part of the hotel organization Great Hotels of the World
2010: Hotel Rangá chosen by The Times as „One of Europes Hot Best 100 Hotels“?
2011: Hotel Rangá chosen as one of "The Top 10 Hotels in the World" on The Guardians Travel Wish list for 2011
2011: Hotel Rangá chosen as one of "The Top 10 Remote Hotels of the World in 2011" by gayot.com - The Luxury Lifestyle website
2011: Hotel Rangá chosen as one of "The Top Ten Travel Destinations in The World for 2011" by travelbite.co.uk
2011: Hotel Rangá receives multiple awards in the International Hotel Awards in association with Bloomberg
Best Resort Hotel in Iceland
Best Hotel in Iceland
Best Resort Hotel in Europe
2012: The Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor
2013: Hotel Rangá receives multiple awards in the International Hotel Awards in association with Virgin Atlantic.
Best hotel Iceland
Best Resort Hotel Iceland
Best Sustainable Hotel Iceland
Best Hotel Website Iceland
Best Resort Hotel Europe
Best Sustainable Hotel Europe
Best International Resort Hotel
2013: The Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor
2014: Hotel Rangá received an environmental recognition from the Rangárþing ytra municipality for the hotel surroundings and environment
2014: The Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor
2014: Travelers’ Choice by Tripadvisor
2014: Hotel Rangá received multiple awards in the International Hotel Awards in association with Rolls Royce Motor cars.
Best Hotel Iceland
Best Hotel Website Iceland
Best Resort hotel Iceland
Best Sustainable Hotel Iceland
Best sustainable Hotel Europe
2015: Travellers’ Choice by Tripadvisor (Top 10 hotels Iceland, Top 10 hotels for service Iceland, Top 10 hotels for romance Iceland)
2015: Hotel Rangá received an award as the Iceland’s leading resort in the World Travel Awards
2015: Best boutique hotel – Iceland by Luxury Travel Guide Awards
2015: The Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor
2016: Travellers’ Choice by Tripadvisor (Top 10 hotels Iceland, Top 10 hotels for service Iceland)
2016: Hotel Rangá received a nomination as the Iceland’s leading resort in the World Travel Awards
2016: Best Luxury resort – Iceland by Luxury Travel Guide Awards
2016: The Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor
2016: Best Luxury hotel – Iceland by LUX 2016 Hotel & Spa Awards
2017: Travellers’ Choice by Tripadvisor (Top 10 hotels for romance Iceland, Top 10 hotels for service Iceland)
2017: Hotel Rangá became a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World
2017: The Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor (Hotel Rangá & Rangá Restaurant)
2017: Best Luxury hotel – Iceland by LUX 2017 Hotel & Spa Awards
2017: World Travel Awards – Iceland’s Leading Resort
2018: Traveler’s Choice by Tripadvisor (To 10 Hotels for Romance, Top 10 hotels for Service Iceland)
2018: Hall of Fame by Tripadvisor
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