Upon arriving (we arrived in Iceland around 6:30 am, check in was 2:00 pm) check in was smooth and easy. The room was very warm because we were on the second floor and on the sun side with a black metal roof, easily fixed by keeping 1 of the 4 skylights cracked open our entire stay. Room was clean, beds were comfortable, wireless Internet was fast and reliable. Only had two issues during our stay, first was the shower/ bathtub drain was clogged and would fill up during your shower. We mentioned it to Marc on our way out the second day, when we returned that night it was not fixed like he said he would. The next morning we went to the free breakfast in the pub and met Shaun Roberts (manager - dark hair) mentioned the issue to him and he said he would personally fix it himself, when we arrived back that night the issue was fixed. The second issue we had was, one morning we were sleeping in and house keeping came knocked once and started to come in. I got to the door and held it shut and said "no thank you!", but they persisted and tried again. Then later while I was in the shower they tried a third time. Went to the front desk and asked for a "DO NOT DISTURB" card (check your room for one), after that there were no more issues.
The hotel is situated in a great location! Very easy access to the min highway and close to the Capitol without being to close. We rented a car and there was plenty of parking spaces. Right around the hotel is a gas station, Subway, KFC, bank,and a few restaurants. Our favorite place to go was the bakery or "bakeri" we went here almost every day for breakfast. It is a cheap and delicious way to start the day especially since food is so expensive in Iceland. Another good place to eat is the pizza shop a few blocks past the bank, real brick oven pizza cooked by wood, also the White Night a sports bar next to the bakery behind the gas station, was good and a decent price.
Shaun was super helpful and very knowledgeable about different excursions we could do, his English was very good. The hotel room was large, we reserved a double room with balcony, and clean. The location couldn't have been better for our daily excursions. The price was great for what you get and the view of the mountains is a welcome sight to wake up to.
If we ever make it back to Iceland this would be very high on our list of places to stay.
- 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