We stayed at Hotel Laxnes for a few days at the beginning of July.
I'll be honest, when I booked it, I didn't check how far from the city it was. It worried me initially as it's 15/20 minute bus ride. But if (or more like when) we go back, we would stay here again - 100%. It is much cheaper than staying in the city centre.
The public transport runs like clockwork and is cheap (compared to UK prices). The bus stop is on the doorstep, literally. Maybe next time I would hire a car, but that's so we can just get out and about to be nosey on our own.
Shaun is more than helpful and always seems a happy chappy (I can't work out when he actually sleeps though - he's always there at the desk). He can book everything for you, plus recommend all the great local hikes and touristy excursions.
The breakfast is a typical 'continental' type affair, always seemed stocked up and freshly prepared. The whole place has a nice feel about it, not threatening in the slightest. As for location, you couldn't ask for better. Literally at the foot of mount Esja, great views and nice and quiet.
All in all, a great stay. We would highly recommend - but please don't be thinking this is the Hilton. It is quite basic and utilitarian (well our room was, I gather you can also rent a kitchenette type affair). But lets be honest, it is a base to sleep - you will be out exploring a truly great country with much to give!
Have fun :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE RETREAT MINUTES AWAY FROM THE CITY CENTER OF REYKJAVIK.Hotel Laxnes is overlooking Mountain Esja and located opposite a river,we offer the best of both worlds. Great for Hiking and seeing the Northernlights.Our Village is like stepping back in time into a fairytale world !10 mins from Reykjavik City!We are next to rivers,waterfalls,mountains,sea ,a beautiful lake and close to Reykjavik city !The Hotel Laxnes is a modern country style hotel lodge with a mountain view in the greater Reykjavik in Mosfellsbaer close to the country and near to the City ! Only within a 10 minute drive into the Reykjavik city centre offering a country feeling to it, located close to the Alafoss Viking Wool store, Laxnes horse riding, a Golf course, a fishing lake and on route to the famous Golden Circle trip. On-site parking is free for guests.Why stay in the city centre if you can experience both country and city life staying at the laxnes Hotel.We offer both Car and Mountain bike rental at great prices ! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Laxnes Iceland/Mosfellsbaer, Reykjavik