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Hotel Eskifjordur

The hotel, which opened at the beginning of summer 2015, is situated in the centre of town with views across the fjord to the majestic "Holmatindur" mountain peak. Previously the premises of "Landsbanki Islands", the site that now houses Hotel Eskifjordur dates back to 1918 with the building itself dating back to 1968. Consisting of 17 double rooms, the hotel has been designed with your comfort and enjoyment a high priority and all local amenities are within short walking distance of the hotel.

All of our 17 double rooms* are stylishly decorated and consist of:

- en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, basin and hairdryer

- flat-screen TV offering a large selection of international channels

- free Wi-Fi for guests

- tea/coffee making facilities

- blackout curtains to ensure a good night's sleep during the "midnight sun" months

- comfortable lighting

* We offer a wheelchair-friendly room suitable for the disabled.

* We also offer a family room which can sleep 2 adults and 2 - 3 children."

Hotel Eskifjordur

Strandgata 47

GPS Points N65° 4' 16.230" W14° 0' 47.952"
Telephone

+354 4760099

Opening period All year
Categories Hotels , Guesthouses

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