Stayed here end of January. Hotel is in a great location right next to the working harbour and 5 minutes walk to town. We upgraded to an attic room (room 416) which had fab views over the dock, sea and mountains, however the rooms on the other side of the hotel overlook the road which have no nice views. Small bench on the balcony which was nice to sit on and look at the sunrise about 10 am ish when we were there. The rooms are a bit small but very clean and lovely comfy beds and pillows. No tea or coffee making facilities in the room, take a travel kettle if you like a few cups. As others have said the bathroom is not for the shy when using the loo, due to acoustics and frosted glass doors, but shower is hot and powerful, also good hair dryer to use. No problems with noise from the bar or road whatsoever. Friday and Saturday night the bar and reception area is rammed with locals in the evening, if you want to eat in the restaurant you really need to book a table.
Breakfast good, I would say suits most diets but got a bit repetitive after 5 days. Wi-Fi is not free, but there is a computer near the reception which is, just behind the coffee machine and library, this is worth using to check weather etc if you are planning on doing a northern lights trip, the best web site is en.vedur.is/, just search Iceland weather and it gives you the cloud cover and also the Aurora forecast by the hour which turned out to be really accurate. We pre booked the trip and was very lucky to see them, although not the vibrant green and other colours you expect from the photos of them, but still felt very privileged to see them.
Used the Flybus to and from the airport, no hanging around waiting and a good service would recommend. Recommended excursions, Golden Circle – a must, Blue lagoon, horse riding, all levels catered for and a great way to see the varied landscapes, went with Laxnes horse farm which we booked through booked through the hotel, weather was atrocious (blizzard conditions) but still enjoyed, trek lasts about 2 hours and takes you through lovely scenery and river crossings.
Eating out, lots of places to choose from, but would recommend the Geyser restaurant, good choice of food and reasonable Icelandic prices, didn’t try the Minke whale burger though! Svarta Kaffi a must, home made soup served in hollowed out bread, really good, a meal in itself.
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