My friend and I stayed here over the long 4th of July holiday from the States and had a really great experience with them. The hotel isn't posh, but it's very clean and our room was HUGE and very comfortable. The beds were very firm, but I slept great on them and so did my friend. The chairs and couch in our room were also very, very comfortable. The pillows were also good.
It's not too far from Rekykjavik's city center- taxi was about 3600ISK to center of town... but the #1 bus runs frequently in and out- it just doesn't run late at night. The day time staff is very knowledgable about tours and transportation and can book most anything for you. You can also buy bottled water or other drinks from them at the front desk. They also allowed us early check-in- which was SO wonderful!
All of the tours that we used picked us up directly from the hotel (Reykjavik Excursions was the best we used.) and the FlyBus will drop you off and pick you up for airport transportation. (If the tours did NOT pick us up, I may have felt differently about the location.)
Breakfast was good, in my opinion... There were waffles and deli meats, boiled eggs (great protein to give you energy all day!) and oatmeal... yogurt, toast and cheeses.
Only thing(s) that I didn't think were awesome was that there is not wifi in your room- just in the lobby. (You can connect your laptop to a chord for internet in your room, but if you have an ipad, for example, you're out of luck.)
Also, the showers were very small- BUT the water pressure was fantastic... just if you have sore muscles from hiking, etc, you aren't going to be able to do any stretching under the hot water. Also, the window curtains were fine, but some black out shades would be welcome in a place that didn't get dark while we were there.
All in all, I'd easily stay here again. It was expensive compared to what I normally spend on European hotels, but so was every single other hotel I looked at in Iceland!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Hafnarfjordur is a newly build three-star hotel in the capital area of Reykjavik. The centre of the harbour town, which is famous for its stories about elves and mystical beings, is just short distance away. The hotel is the ideal choice for independent travellers, companies and families for both long and short term stays. The hotel has a friendly atmosphere aims to make guests feel comfortable and to give them a home away from home.We offer 71 deluxe and soundproofed guestrooms with beautiful furniture. The range of accommodation is spacious, bright and well-equipped. The hotel is a non-smoking hotel with non-smoking rooms only. Many of the rooms provide a kitchenette with a microwave oven, a toaster, a refrigerator and all other necessary cooking utilities.Unfortunately we do not have a proper restaurant but if you wish we can recommend you some good ones which are nearby.Hafnarfjordur is Icelands 3rd-biggest community. Hafnarfjordurs harbour is just 10 minutes walk from the hotel. Here you can take a walk and enjoy the sunset. The town has its own culture and entertainment and hosts an annual Viking Festival plus the Bright Days Festival and the Christmas Village. ... more less
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