I stayed here for one week and can say it was an awesome experience. I realized that I forgot to post a review and felt it was important to express what a great hidden gem this hotel is!
As soon as I booked my time here, the hotel management were in touch with me to confirm when I would arrive to make sure that I was picked up at the bus station. This was very handy considering my flight arrived at 6:00 am and the public bus was not an option. The bus is about a 10-15 min drive from Reykjavik.
My room was spotless and comfortable. It was nice to come in after a busy day and enjoy a hot bath and dry my bathing suit or towels on the heated towel rack:). I had a nice view of the mountains from my room.
The daily breakfast had a great selection and was perfect to start a busy day full of excursions!
Having a gluten allergy I was a little bit concerned that I might have trouble with food but as mentioned, the breakfast had lots of options and Shaun the manager was really thoughtful to offer the use of plates, utensils, and the fridge to use should I need it. There was also a supermarket next door which was great to pick up things to eat.
Speaking of Shaun, probably the most thoughtful, patient, and accommodating individual I have come across when traveling. He greeted me every morning, arranged any excursions, transfers, transportation I required, made sure everything was to my satisfaction whilst I was at the hotel, and if I saw him when I got back, he took the time to ask how my day was!
Traveling as a single female, I felt incredibly safe and well looked after at the hotel. This felt like a home away from home for the week I was there. I have recommended this sanctuary in the mountains to many of my friends and do hope to come back to catch the northern lights one day soon!
If you are expecting the Ritz you won't find it. Snobby and unaffordable it isn't. Personable, affordable, and unique it is!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Laxnes Iceland/Mosfellsbaer, Reykjavik
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE RETREAT MINUTES AWAY FROM THE CITY CENTER OF REYKJAVIK.Hotel Laxnes is overlooking Mountain Esja and located opposite a river,we offer the best of both worlds. Great for Hiking and seeing the Northernlights.Our Village is like stepping back in time into a fairytale world !10 mins from Reykjavik City!We are next to rivers,waterfalls,mountains,sea ,a beautiful lake and close to Reykjavik city !The Hotel Laxnes is a modern country style hotel lodge with a mountain view in the greater Reykjavik in Mosfellsbaer close to the country and near to the City ! Only within a 10 minute drive into the Reykjavik city centre offering a country feeling to it, located close to the Alafoss Viking Wool store, Laxnes horse riding, a Golf course, a fishing lake and on route to the famous Golden Circle trip. On-site parking is free for guests.Why stay in the city centre if you can experience both country and city life staying at the laxnes Hotel.We offer both Car and Mountain bike rental at great prices ! ... more less
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