Kruines is a charming hotel 15 minutes from Reyjavik. A lovely hotel with rooms that overlook the lake. We stayed in a suite which had a lounge area and a separate bedroom with a tiled bath in the corner. A shower that beat the living daylight out of you all whilst listening to Elvis on the built in radio. My daughters room was smaller but just as clean. The suite didn't cost much more so upgrade if you can. There's even an open fire you can light if you wish.
The hotel staff are great, nothing was to much trouble and went out of their way too help us. I was even loaned a tripod for my camera so I could capture some good pictures of the northern lights. The tripod worked, but my photography skills didnt.
Although tea and coffee making facilities in the room, there is also tea and coffee on tap whenever you want it.
We picked this hotel as the reviews were good and we really weren't disappointed. If the weather is kind you may be able to see the lights from here.
Would suggest you hire a car if you can as most of the places of interest are free and will save you money in the long run as some of the tours can be expensive.
Wish I would have stayed here longer before moving on. Thanks for making us feel so welcome Sarah
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kríunes is a true mansion on the waterbank on a small peninsula into lake Ellidavatn. Kríunes is also located in the capital of Reykjavík area. The city Bus goes by not far from here.The facilities are set in a land of unspoiled natural parkland with exceptional mountain view over looking the lake. The area is famous pearl of nature with beautiful grove surrounded with high trees. A small inlet for the lake is at the end of the grove with piers. Many types of birds are by the lake and many hatch their eggs on the location.In Kríunes is a restaurant and a breakfast buffet is a standard provision. Home-baking and our own vegetable as well as trout from the lake is provided.Kríunes is one of the best kept hideaway secrets in the city area were you will combine the benefits of the city and the country. ... more less
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