I stayed here for 5 nights with a friend. We didn't have much choice in hotels as everything was booked for a conference. Now I realise why this was the last hotel left!
Good location - 5 min walk from the main bus terminal, 10 min walk from the sea front.
Each time we told the tourist excursions where we were staying they knew where it was (and gave a coy smile as if to say why are you staying there?!?)
As everybody has said - getting into the hotel is a big issue. There is a number on the door to call for check in. There's a hotel across the road (which is a lot nicer!) and the friendly concierge may let you use the phone. The owner or one of the team will come and let you in.
We were put in an apartment 5 min walk from the main place. With lots of stairs (and they are steep).
The rooms were tiny. We were in the attic and there was literally no way to stand up straight.
The rooms consisted of small beds with dirty covers/pillow, duvet. The smallest window (if you were lucky enough to have one) and some faulty electrical sockets - live wire was popping out. The floor was sticky and had lots of hair on it from previous occupancies.
The doors are locked with a key and the owner has the mastercopies. We were unexpectedly visited at 2am whilst asleep by Thurgot who thought our room was vacant - not pleasant at all.
The bathroom was shared between 5 in the attic it consisted of a toilet (in the middle of a room) and a sink. The water was always hot (40C) and the cold water didn't work making it impossible to wash your face. The water (as with most of Iceland) smelt like sulphur. But they do provide a lot of toilet roll.
The hygiene in the bathroom is non existent. Nobody cleans it. Ever. Communal towels are stained and should be binned.
Downstairs are 2 further bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and dining area. I believe the rooms on the 1st floor had ceilings and were more spacious. The kitchen had all of the necessary utensils which was helpful when cooking dinner as Iceland is just so expensive.
If you go for the 'breakfast included option' the breakfast is only served at the main house. It consists of bread, cold tea, coffee, cheese, ham and jam. you might be lucky one day and they'll provide eggs, tomatoes and cucumber. Otherwise its pretty standard, no frills. The breakfast area is small, only seats about 10 at a time, you'll often have to queue up and wait for a free seat. Additionally, there are a lot of homeless people that roam around the hotel and eat breakfast.
There is a small dining table, there's no tv but the wifi is good.
This place is overpriced for what you get. If it had been cheaper, perhaps we could have tolerated these things.
All in all, if you're ok with staying in a place where you can't stand up straight, don't mind a bit of grime and don't mind the owners visiting you unexpectedly at night then stay there!
It's close to the bus terminal and a 15 min walk to high street.
If I were to go back to Iceland, I would definitely not be staying there!
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