My husband and I stayed here for 1 night in November. We chose this hotel mainly because it would give us a half hour-or-so headstart on our Golden Circle driving trip the following morning compared to Reykjavik and we thought it may offer more hope of witnessing the elusive Northern Lights, as it seemed like a smaller, more remote (and we hoped darker!) location.
Both of these factors turned out to be true, but this alone would under-sell the hotel. The location was excellent. While the hotel appeared more like a motel from the front, the quality of the rooms exceeded our expectations and the views of the mountains to the North were striking. Our room had a full length picture window (that turned into a small Juliet balcony as it happens) looking out over the mountains and, by no mistake I’m sure, allowed us to sit in the warmth of our room looking for the Aurora. Which we saw, and which was totally amazing! Our first floor location set us above the nearby streetlights and we saw amazing Aurora activity (I’m sure it would have been more impressive in a completely dark location, but it’s not bad from your bedroom window!).
The hotel was a few minutes walk from a nearby supermarket and a pub/ restaurant, which was also excellent. The gentleman checking us in was very helpful and recommended each of these locations plus other options. The breakfast provided by the hotel was perfectly adequate and set us up for the day ahead. I would have no hesitation in staying here again or in recommending the hotel to others.
- 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