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Quintessentially German
East Iceland’s Exceptional Small Hotel-Restaurant
The antique wooden clock strikes nine in the evening and we are just finishing up an enjoyable meal with Irish coffee and a delectable cheesecake from the kitchen of Margret Bekemeier, chef and owner of Hotel-Restaurant Margrét. Reminiscent of a Swiss chalet, the hotel is made from Finnish pine inside and out and is entirely furnished with antiques brought over from Germany. This exceptional small hotel has absolutely everything going for it – the view, the food, the décor, the architecture, a kitchen garden and even its own clutch of egg-laying hens. Spectacularly situated in the foothills of the mountain ridge that separates Breiðdalsvík and Stöðvarfjörður, the hotel overlooks the Bay of Breiðdal (Breiðdalsvík).

inside 1It’s hard to imagine a more picturesque and cosy location for a holiday in Iceland. Although there are only 4 rooms, all with private bath, the hotel can sleep up to 11 guests comfortably, making this undoubtedly the smallest hotel in Iceland.

Margret, who is an accomplished professional chef from Germany, also grows her own herbs and lettuce and raises her own chickens on the property. The extensive lunch and dinner menu offers traditional German home cooking using the freshest of Icelandic ingredients, and you can be absolutely sure of an excellent and copious meal.

Looking out at the scenery, I am already dreaming about returning again soon, but next time, I’m definitely bringing my husband.

Café Margrét
Þverhamri • 760 Breiðdalsvík
+354 475 6625
cafemargret@simnet.is