Stayed here recently for 2 nights as a part of an Icelandic Air package. The hotel is beautifully decorated in a clean Scandinavian style. I chose to pay extra (about $30/night) for a room on the top (5th) floor with a lovely view out over the fjord and part of the town and to have wifi included. Unlike the Icelandair Hotel Natura in Reykjavik, when you purchase this upgrade they will allow multiple devices for the wifi use. In the latter hotel, you must pay for wifi each day for *each* device. Still cranky about that.
The staff are superb. Very helpful, very friendly. The included breakfast was more than adequate even though there was no hot meats/potatoes/eggs. You can make your own waffle, and then there's cereals, hot porridge, hard-boiled eggs, pickled herring and condiments, sliced cheeses and cold meats, breads and spreads, fruit, Skyr..... so interesting to see a bottle of cod liver oil available! ;) Beside the reception desk you can purchase sandwiches, drinks, candy and such for a reasonable price. Sandwiches were 750 kr. I had a sandwich for dinner both nights and they were fresh and quite tasty. A welcome specialty bar drink came with my package and it was yummy. I didn't utilize the wine bar/bar otherwise but it looked like a brilliant system they had set up.
My room was great. I had no trouble with the shower water escaping. The room size was just fine for my use. The bed and bedding were lovely. I don't mind sleeping with a sheeted duvet. The room was very quiet.
Town buses are free and there's a stop right outside the hotel. I know some people walked into town but I chose to bus. It's very quick to get into town, and the ride back takes a while but gives you a tour of residential areas that I found interesting.
One of the best things about this hotel is that it's across the street from the town geothermal-heated pool complex - with maybe 9 different pools. It was fantastic. I wish I'd had time to go there every day.
Excellent facility. Really fine staff. Very pleased.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Icelandair Hotel Akureyri is your comfy base camp to enjoy and experience Iceland's beautiful North. Stay and play in our vibrant Northern capital, with its many shops, restaurants, local events and friendly people. Explore the amazing countryside, full of some of Iceland's most amazing natural attractions. ... more less
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