My wife and I stayed in the Cabin Hotel as part of an Iceland Air weekend package. Having previously read the reviews regarding the small size of the standard rooms we opted for an upgrade to a Deluxe room with a sea view which we arranged with the hotel before leaving. A little more expensive than I would have liked but very happy with our allocation. Overall we found the hotel clean, functional and friendly and close enough to Reykjavik. In fact our stroll along the waterfront to the City on a snowy Saturday morning was very enjoyable and invigorating.
Breakfast in the hotel was adequate and typically 'continental'. We found it absolutely fine and particularly enjoyed the fresh fruit available. We had no problems getting seats or queuing probably because of the time of year. The evening meals are a light buffet but the food was fresh and, after days out on tours, met our needs.
Took the Northern Lights tour as part of our package on Saturday evening and we were delighted to have clear skies and did manage to catch a glimpse although not what I would call a good show. The four large coaches of people descending on the same site did take some of the 'magic' away we felt.
Again having read some of the reviews before departing we decided to privately book a small coach for our Golden Circle tour on Sunday. We spotted a leaflet for Iceland Horizon in the hotel foyer and the hotel were happy to arrange the booking for us. The coach was a small 16 seater (mind you only 6 of us on it) and David the driver was great. Full commentary throughout the tour, very knowledgable on Icelandiic history, culture and geology a great personal service, no crowds and cheaper than most. Our visit to the Pingvellir National Park just as the sun was starting to set was an absolutely breathtaking experience. We were lucky enough to have a crisp, sunny day so not so sure what it would have been like if it was overcast and raining!
On our final day we took our return Flybus to the airport and checked our bags in early giving us the whole afternoon to visit the Blue Lagoon. We took a taxi from the airport (around ISK 4500) and decided to treat ourselves to a private room. Rather expensive, but what the heck, you only live once! This was truly relaxing with fresh fruit, tea, coffee, chocolates and of course our private entry to the pool area. Even had lunch served to us with a glass of red wine ....... bliss!! Got a taxi back to the airport but as we'd already checked in we could stay longer and enjoy an almost empty pool when the coaches had left.
Overall a very relaxing and memorable trip, stunning landscapes, friendly people, excellent flights, a reall chill out experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Cabin is a modern hotel designed for the modern traveler and equipped with all the facilities that a modern traveler needs. Our main policy has always been, to offer travelers visiting Reykjavík comfortable and economic accomodation right in the heart of the city. The standard rooms are the cheapest accommodation we have to offer and as the name implies they are very basic but comfortable. The Deluxe rooms are bigger and come with a bathtub with a shower and refrigerator. The Superior rooms are all on the hotel´s 7th floor and offer a magnificent view of the city or the ocean. They come with a free wireless internet, a refrigerator, a tea- and coffee maker and a hairdryer.The hotel is excellently located within a walking distance from the city center as well as the Laugardalur area.Laugardalur (Hot Spring Valley) is a centre for sports and recreation in the capital. In Laugardalur you will find the Botanical Gardens and the largest outdoor thermal pool in Reykajvík, Laugardalslaug. The facilities there include a water slide, hot tubs and a geothermal sauna. Also located in laugardalur are Laugardalsvöllur Sport Stadium and Laugar fitness spa. The popular family park and Zoo in Laugardalur is open all year round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Cabin Reykjavík
- Reykjavík Hotel Cabin
- Hotel Cabin Iceland
- Cabin Hotel Reykjavik
- Cabin Hotel Iceland