If you need a pleasant Holiday Inn Express experience in Iceland, you can't do better than this (relatively) cheap 'guest house'.
In England I'd call this a 'budget hotel' like Holiday Inn - not Travelodge as you don't get breakfast included there! The accommodation is en-suite - shower, toilet and sink. Two single beds and two armchairs and a TV. The facilities include a lounge with an Internet PC accessible for all. The travel agent Gudmundur Jonasson is based in the building so setting up excursions is really easy. The only downside was the traffic noise, on the road facing side of the guest house but see below for how we slept!
The Icelandic people are brilliant! The youngest teenager we encountered spoke fantastic English; signs are often in English rather than the expected Icelandic! The food is fishy and lovely. We actually got sunburnt at the Blue Lagoon not realising the bright sunshine was affecting us. We saw whales, and dolphins great waterfalls, geysers (blowing every 5 minutes!), fantastic scenery and all this in three days! We would love to go back again and tackle glaciers and volcanoes next time. Oh, and the fact it was still light at 3am didn't disturb us as we were so worn out from these sights and the fresh air.....!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guðmundur Jonasson’s headquarters at Borgartun in Reykjavik house not only our main travel office and fleet of vehicles, but also a good standard 22 room Guest House – all comfortable bedrooms are en-suite and have a colour TV. There is also a breakfast room and lounge with internet access and it is only a short walk to the main swimming pool and close to a good selection of restaurants. Reykjavik City Centre is within easy reach, either by foot or by local bus. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Borgartun Guest House Hotel