We just returned form an 11 day Ring Road trip to Iceland. I thought I would share our thoughts on our lodgings throughout the trip. We had 5 adults traveling, so our lodgings were a mix of hotel rooms and cottages.
Reykjavik--Fron Hotel. Great location, free parking in the back. We had two rooms booked and had asked for early check in as we had a very early arrival. We knew this was probably not possible, but it didn't hurt to ask. The front desk was very nice and said our rooms were not ready yet, but to go have their breakfast and come back. When we returned, they said they had upgraded one of our rooms to the penthouse! So we had that and a regular room, which was really nice. The beds were comfy, the bathrooms were in great working order (showers drained as they should etc), no fan in the bathroom but the window did open,and the penthouse was spacious with a comfy couch etc.
Stykkisholmur--Akkeri Guesthouse. We had two rooms here and absolutely loved it! We arrived in the evening and called the host and they came right over and gave us the keys and asked what time we would like breakfast. Our rooms were comfy and the bathroom(no window, but a fan) was small but well kept. They had a hanging clothes rack which was nice and then a small desk area in the room. In the main area downstairs, there was a communal refrigerator so you could store any items needing to be refrigerated, or as many people did, keep your beer cool;) The evening we were there, people were hanging out drinking wine and chatting with other guests. Very nice and not awkward, lol. Breakfast was beautifully presented with lots of healthy options and good coffee. The host was great about wearing her mask, which we appreciated. She also gave us some great ideas for our drive the next day. Free parking right at the guesthouse.
Ólafsfjörður on the Trollagaski Peninsula--Brimnes Brungalows. We had a 3 bedroom cottage here that was a mixed bag. Upon arrival, we went to the office door and there was no-one to be found. We called the number, no answer. I called the number on our booking and finally got through. She asked if we had the info she sent to us the day before, but we did not receive anything, so she verbally gave us the door code. At the cabin, the hot tub on the deck was drained and dirty. Apparently you have to fill it yourself and there are directions, but that seemed odd to us. The stairway upstairs was really tight so our young adult kids who were sleeping up there just left all of their luggage in the family room as that was easier. The kitchen was spacious and well equipped, and sitting area comfy and spacious. The main bedroom downstairs was really tight, but comfy and had a window that opened. The bathroom was spacious, the shower well kept, there was a fan as well as a window that opened. Parking was adjacent to the cabin.
Myvatn--Vogafjos Farm Resort. We loved this place!!! We had two rooms that were in a row of attached cabins. Hard to explain, but very nice. Spacious rooms, very comfy beds, nice seating area on the patio in front of each room, plenty of space for luggage, two chairs for sitting, and a nice coffee making area. Bathroom was well kept and while not large, was not too small. Free parking right next to the rows of cottages. We also had breakfast and dinner at their restaurant and they were both excellent! The hotel was very good at distancing and mask usage. There are no refrigerators in the rooms, but again at the front desk you can have them store your cold items. There is also a small gift shop near the front desk which has a large variety of salts.