The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland has been selected by the US travel magazine AFAR as one of the world’s 27 best new hotels. Every month, AFARreceives hundreds of emails announcing hotel openings; and this year, they have issued their first-ever Stay List, a compendium of the world’s best new hotels; vetted by their staffers and contributors.
Blue lagoon location
AFAR praises the hotel for offering a way to experience the mineral-rich geothermal spa “without the selfie stick-wielding throngs”. It is located next door to the main lagoon, providing exclusive access to newly created pools for hotel and spa guests.
The review praises the design of the hotel rooms, which include floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies, maximizing the enjoyment of the colors of the landscape.
“It’s easy to spend an entire day floating in the geothermal pools, but when you’re ready to go farther afield, guides can take you on a hike up the dormant volcano behind the hotel,” the review concludes.
As recently as in February; the Retreat at Blue Lagoon was on the 2019 list of Travel + Leisure for their editors’ picks of the best new hotels in the world.
Built into a lava wall on the west bank of the Blue Lagoon, the restaurant is a breathtaking location for experiencing the fresh, local, seasonal pleasures of Icelandic cuisine. The restaurant is a breathtaking location for experiencing the fresh, local, seasonal pleasures of Icelandic cuisine.
For many people visiting Iceland, a trip to the steamy waters of the Blue Lagoon is the highlight. Now that highlight could be about to get even better.Because of the lagoon’s growing popularity; a new luxury hotel has opened next to the deep blue mineral-rich waters, allowing visitors to upgrade their stay to something a little more private. Opened in the fall of 2017, the 62-room Moss Hotel gives guests exclusive access to the attraction’s reviving facilities. The Blue Lagoon expansion will also see the opening of a new dining room, the Moss Restaurant, and spa, known as Lava Cove. The venue, according to the Blue Lagoon; was created in order to “erase the boundary between nature, wellness, hospitality, and affluence” ;through the “extraordinary powers of the geothermal seawater, the beauty of Blue Lagoon’s volcanic surroundings, and the luxuries of world-class service.”