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“Good value, excellent location”
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Hotel Klettur
Ranked #30 of 52 Hotels in Reykjavik
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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“Good value, excellent location”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

We chose the Hotel Klettur with our Icelandair package. Upon arriving, we was transferred to the hotel, and checked in without any hassle. The rooms were very modern, and very spacious. The room comes with TV, and has a good selection of English channels. The hotel offers free wifi, but this does play up, and does not carry a good reception.

The bar downstairs, is very suave, and presentable, and the staff are very knowledgeable, and like to have a chat.

The breakfast could be improved, as there is not a lot on offer, and one small toaster does not cater for a lot of people.

The location of the hotel is brilliant, which is a 5 minute walk away from the centre of Reykjavik, and a 5 minute walk from the docks.

I would recommend going to the Blue Lagoon, and the Golden Circle, and this tour can be booked online for cheaper before going. The whale watching & Northern lights can be a bit hit and miss with the weather, but is worth doing. Just make sure you take a sea sickness pill beforehand!

For what you get with the package deal from Icelandair, you can't really groan about what you get, and for me this hotel is worth a stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Hotel Klettur is pretty close to downtown Reykjavik and is easy to get to. If you're from the UK, think along the lines of a Premier Inn or Travelodge. The rooms are clean and fairly modern, the beds are comfortable, they're a good size, and the en-suites are exactly what you'd expect: clean and functional.

Breakfast is continental style, and fairly basic, but plenty of it.

I'd happily stay here again, but if you want a fancy hotel experience, this will probably not suit you. However, if you need a safe, clean, modern room and a good breakfast before going off to explore this fantastic country, you won't go wrong with this place.

Also, I can highly recommend renting a car (4x4 if you can stretch that far). Iceland is very easy to get around and all of the sights I wanted to see were easily accessible by car, including the Golden Circle, the unpronounceable volcano that caused all that trouble in 2011, and the glaciers.

I used http://iceland.carrentals.is/ to find a reasonably priced car.

Also, if you plan to go exploring some of the more remote areas, the Icelandic rescue service make an app available for smartphone users which allows you to log your journey plan and can be downloaded here: http://www.safetravel.is/

Safe travels, and I hope you have a wonderful time.

Room Tip: If you're going in the winter months, I wouldn't bother paying extra for a room with a view...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Just spent 3 nights at this hotel on a Northern Lights special offer weekend. The hotel was very clean and tidy and quite adequate for our needs. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the location ideal, being a mere 5 minute walk to the centre of town. On the downside we found the room to be uncomfortably hot, but rectified this by turning off the underfloor heating and leaving the window open. The washbasin in the shower room is very small and the mixer tap is right in the centre, making it difficult to splash water on the face. There was only one small shelf so we had to put toiletries on the floor. We would certainly stay at this hotel if we returned to Iceland but only if we could book rooms at the rear of the building and maybe a couple of floors higher up. Opposite the Klettur is a building advertised as a Guest House and Apartments. Sadly the residents there have no consideration for their neighbours and we were frequently woken up by the noise they created into the early hours of the morning. If asked what the hotel could do to improve, I would recommend having tea/coffee making facilities available in the rooms.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms at the rear and ideally floors 4 or 5.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

This is a great hotel for a break in the city. Perfect location in walking distance of the main sights. Rooms clean and warm. The beds perfectly comfortable after a cold day out seeing the sights. And the staff are 5 star. Nothing too much trouble. Would definitely stay here again if I am lucky enough to go back.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

the breakfast is shocking and after the first day we didn't bother again even though we had paid for it. the room is noisy if you are on the ground floor, if anyone in the hotel has a shower or either flushes the toilet you will be able to hear it loudly. only one member of the hotel staff seems to care other than that they are too busy concerning themselves with YouTube or Facebook to care or even crack a smile. northern lights are a bit of a let down and after an hour of searching we only saw what looked to be a cloud which they passed off as a successful sighting and the whale watching is also a major disappointment. the only saving grace on this trip is the blue lagoon it really is as nice as it looks on the advert.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

We recently have just got back from a 3 night break to Iceland staying at the Hotel Klettur booked through icelandair
Reception staff - 2 out of the 3 were very very helpful but found the lady who worked the night shift to be very rude and blunt....
Once arrived we were informed that we got an upgrade so stayed in room 605 which was very nice - the views were amazing... On first impressions it seemed that we were in the middle of no where but after speaking to reception we were informed that we were only about a 10 minute walk to the city centre which was perfect for us....
Breakfast was a selection of cold meats and cheese with a good selection of breads and crackers.... And started at 7am and finished at 10am
We had a great visit to Iceland and if we ever decided to return we will defiantly stay at the Hotel Klettur again.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We had a 3 night stay at the Klettur booked through Flexible Trips. Eydis from reception was very quick to respond to my queries by email, and was lovely in person too - thank you so much Eydis for giving us a lovely room and for her great recommendations in getting around the city.

We stayed in room 604 on the top floor, which looked out over a car park as well as across the city towards the sea. The room was spotlessly clean and very quiet, with very comfortable beds, plenty of storage space and blackout curtains. We had plenty of hot water and good water pressure throughout our stay. The shower cubicle itself did not seem very big, and there was no plug for the bathroom sink - no major problem for us, but may be an issue for others.

We went down for breakfast every morning between 7 and 8am - there were barely 10 occupied tables each time! The breakfast room looked sparse in terms of decor but again was spotlessly clean and comfortable. There was not a huge amount of variety with the breakfast (cheese and meats, tinned fruit cocktail, pastry, bread, cereal) but the quality was very good and there was always plenty of food available. You could help yourself to as much as you wanted from the buffet.

Hotel Klettur is in a quiet location, yet is no more than 10 minutes walk to be in the heart of Reykjavik on Laugavegur - here you can find a wealth of different restaurants, shops and bars to suit all tastes. For evening meals we enjoyed a delicious Italian meal in Caruso, and a more traditional Icelandic meal in Geysir Bistro which was towards the harbour (the Icelandic skyr dessert was yummy!) - and we also found the Pot and Pan restaurant near the hotel to be good value for money with plenty of choice and an excellent soup/salad buffet. For supermarkets, there is a good one nearby - turn left out of the hotel and immediately left down the hill - walk down there to the main road and turn left. Follow along this road and the supermarket is on the left - I believe it is open 24/7.

In terms of activities whilst we were in Iceland, I cannot rate Iceland Excursions/Gray Line highly enough - their level of service, prompt arrivals, fantastic staff and wide variety of excursions make their trips excellent value for money. We enjoyed the Reykjavik City tour, the full day Golden Circle tour (make sure you wrap up at Gullfoss in the winter as it's bitterly cold!) and the Blue Lagoon on the way back to the airport. I would recommend 4 hours at the Blue Lagoon - we didn't really feel 2 hours was quite enough, given that we each had a 20 minute massage each.

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Reykjavik and would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel for warm comfortable rooms and excellent customer service, just a 10 minute walk from the action.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Klettur
Address: Mjoelnisholt 12-14, Reykjavik, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #30 of 52 Hotels in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Klettur 3*
Number of rooms: 166
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Klettur is a beautiful first class hotel, a stone's throw from downtown. The hotel's name is derived from the rock that breaks through the wall on the first floor. When choosing the color theme and the interior decoration for the hotel we had in mind the unique color scheme of the Icelandic nature.Hótel Klettur has 166 rooms, of which there are 146 Standard rooms and 20 Deluxe rooms. The rooms are all modern, bright, spacious and well quipped. The Deluxe rooms are located on the top two floors of the hotel and have a shared lounge and balcony facing south.In every room you will find a refrigerator, telephone, satellite TV, internet connection, ironing board, clothing iron, hair dryer, coffee and tea maker and a safe.Hótel Klettur is well located in Reykjavík, only about two minutes walk from the main bus terminal and Laugavegur shopping street. The hotel is within 2 km walking distance from all the major sights and only about 1,6 km from Harpa concert hall and conference center. ... more   less 
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