We search for months for a hotel to stay while in the Reykjavik area for eight nights and finally decided on Hotel Hafnarfjordur. We were very pleased with our choice. We arrived early having been on an overnight flight and the manager promptly made sure that a room was ready within an hour. We had no problem using an American credit card without the chip. The room was very spacious and clean with a kitchenette. The breakfast was very generous with cold cuts, fruits, vegetables, toast, cereal, boiled eggs, and yogurt. Coffee was superb!
The staff was very courteous and helpful in making our travel arrangements and even have a partnership with a local rental car agency but we did not use it. The bus stop is within a block with quick and frequent access to downtown Reykjavik and the Kringlan Mall. We purchased a Reykjavik Welcome Card at the hotel which provided access on the bus and many museums. We walked several times to downtown Hafnarfjordur which is charming and has several shops. Be sure to stop and eat at Cafe Aroma in the shopping center on the harbor. You'll be glad you did. They have a plentiful lunch buffet that begins at 11:30 am. Also within walking distance is a hamburger restaurant called American Style and there is a Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell close by as well.
Our only complaint was with the large German tour groups. They literally took over the lobby on certain days and you had to push and shove to get through the crowd to your room. Several times during our stay the police were called to settle disputes with members of these groups. They were also somewhat discourteous at breakfast cutting in line and bumping into you. This behavior would not be tolerated well in Texas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Hafnarfjordur is a newly build three-star hotel in the capital area of Reykjavik. The centre of the harbour town, which is famous for its stories about elves and mystical beings, is just short distance away. The hotel is the ideal choice for independent travellers, companies and families for both long and short term stays. The hotel has a friendly atmosphere aims to make guests feel comfortable and to give them a home away from home.We offer 71 deluxe and soundproofed guestrooms with beautiful furniture. The range of accommodation is spacious, bright and well-equipped. The hotel is a non-smoking hotel with non-smoking rooms only. Many of the rooms provide a kitchenette with a microwave oven, a toaster, a refrigerator and all other necessary cooking utilities.Unfortunately we do not have a proper restaurant but if you wish we can recommend you some good ones which are nearby.Hafnarfjordur is Icelands 3rd-biggest community. Hafnarfjordurs harbour is just 10 minutes walk from the hotel. Here you can take a walk and enjoy the sunset. The town has its own culture and entertainment and hosts an annual Viking Festival plus the Bright Days Festival and the Christmas Village. ... more less
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