Firstly, it should be said that the owner has a keen sense of style and the hotel's interior is beautifully decorated with a good eye for detail. Equally commendable is the warm welcome and hospitality throughout our stay. My issue is the price when compared with the size of the rooms; and the fact that you are CHARGED for breakfast (which is rather mean). Regarding the rooms, we had a double on the top floor. Admittedly, there were more expensive rooms on offer, but for THE PRICE we were paying we would've expected something considerably bigger. The sloping roof meant that the person sleeping next to the wall had to climb over their partner in order to get out of bed - there was simply no room on their side of the bed. I was banging my head on the ceiling after walking TWO paces into the room and I'm only 5'10. Once we'd moved our suitcase and bags into the room there wasn't even space to sit down. The toilet was shared with the shower and was equally cramped (you could touch the shower door with your feet whilst sitting on the toilet). All of which meant that the room was not exactly somewhere you could relax in. The shared living space on the ground floor (also served as a dining room) was far from relaxing either as you were tripping over the residents of the other 7(!) rooms - crammed into a building which is by no means as big on the inside as it looks on the outside. So, in all, disappointing. Had the rooms been double the size - at least - we would've felt the considerable expense justified but it appears that the owner has simply chosen to cram in as many fee-paying guests as possible at the expense of comfort. This is a FUNDAMENTAL error which no amount of gimmicky free use of iPads or expensive hand-washes can alter. I accept that with a period building there have to be compromises in terms of room layout, etc., but this was one too many.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A small and intimate 10 bedroom boutique hotel in a historic house, at the heart of Stykkisholmur, filled with local stories, good times and sweet dreams. ... more less