We went for 4 nights in November 2011 for a special birthday. We had requested a mountain view and that is what we got. Spectacular views of Mt Esja from the window and the pull-out balcony. The room was fairly basic with wood furniture. There was a TV with Iceland TV, a desk and chair, bedside tables, 2 easy chairs and a small table. Large wardrobe and a luggage table.
This hotel has strange pull out balconies, where you can have a good look at your surroundings. They were easy to open, but a bit hard to close as I think some bits might have been broken! Good WC/Bath/Shower with a good jet and plentiful hot water.
There was no tea/coffee making facilities, but the owner kindly gave us a small kettle to use while we were there as I had taken tea/coffee etc. I managed to store milk on the rail outside the window!
Breakfast was a scandinavian style continental with bread/ toast/ rolls/ crackers. Ham, Cheese, Jam and mixed egg and mixed meat with mayonnaise and cereals. The coffee as everywhere in Iceland was excellent. We took weetabix and the hotel were happy to warm milk and then remembered to provide it everyday.
All staff were very friendly and helpful and would provide honest advice to places to go, trips etc. The owner recomended a restaurant on our first night. He said was 5 mins away, more like 20, through a little country park but we found the delightful Alafoss cafe/restaurant and got 10% discount.A car is necessary and there is plenty of parking. I would go there again and it was very easy to get off on our trips for the day as it was straight onto the main A1 road to wherever. I think parking in the city would have been pore problematic and also very expensive. A little gem of a hotel.
- 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