We stayed at Hotel Kea for 2 nights in August 2011.
The hotel is located perfectly in the heart of town. All sights are in walking distance: the church is just next to the hotel up some stairs, Nonnahus about 15 min walking distance. It takes about 30 min to drive to Laufas. You can park your car in front and around the hotel for 2 hours from 10am-4pm on work days, at all other times and dates unlimited. There are two computers in the lobby for free internet access.
The receptionist told us that the Hotel Harpa of the same hotel group located in the same building had just recently been integrated into the Hotel Kea and that all rooms were refurbished and upgraded to the higher Hotel Kea standard.
We had a great room on the 4th floor with a shared roof terrace and views towards Hafnarstraeti. The room was modern, tastefully furnished and clean, and beds were comfortable. The bathroom was obviously a bit older dated and not that modern. It took quite a while until water became hot when taking a shower.
Breakfast is served from 7-10am in the basement floor, the room itself lacks some ambience and was full of bus groups when we were there, but the breakfast buffet is good.
Overall a good hotel and one of the best we had during our stay in Iceland. We would definitely stay here again.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking