We spent 8 nights here at the end of October 2012. After a 2 hour flight delay we finally arrived at our hotel at 3 in the morning. We had been booked into a family room (No 419) even though there was just the two of us. We crashed out but the next morning found our room to be a bit noisy from the traffic and asked if we could be moved. No trouble. We were moved to Room 423 at the back of the hotel. A smaller room but much quieter and very comfortable.
Our new room had no mini-bar and less storage but it was a lighter and more modern room. It had a bigger bathroom and the following facilities: room safe, wall mounted TV (with BBC Worldnews), tea/coffee making facilities, alarm clock, free wi-fi, hairdryer and a few complimentary toiletries.
One member of the staff was a bit dour but all the other were extremely friendly and helpful throughout our stay, especially a great older guy who sported a natty ponytail.
Room 419 was very large with a bed/settee to accommodate any children. It had a tiny bathroom for a family room. The furnishings were a bit old fashioned and tired but there was a lot of storage space and it had a mini-bar. Also, as it was an ‘attic room’, it had a slopping roof and you could not sit up properly in bed.
The hotel has secure parking. There is a computer in reception for public use which was free to use. Tour buses pick up from the hotel if you did not have a car and there is a very good selection of excursions available.
Breakfast is continental style buffet. Not a brilliant selection but quite adequate. Also, they did provide a basic breakfast before our very early (5.30am) airport departure, which was very welcome.
We went to the pizza restaurant next door (La Luna) one night. The food was good but rather expensive for a pizza house. We much preferred Harry’s Restaurant on the other side of the hotel. This was a proper (but very small) restaurant with a good menu, good service and reasonable prices for Iceland. Another good restaurant that we tried a couple of nights is Hofnin Restaurant at the harbour.
You will find that in Iceland the cold water is ‘spring water’ and is fine but the warm water is geo-thermal hot water and it always has that slight smell of sulphur (rotten egg smell). It is a bit off putting but one thing you have to get used to in Iceland. But, do not let that put you off from going there. It is a fascinating country and well worth visiting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Attractive and modern hotel located near the city centre. Family friendly and attentive service and calm atmosphere. With 85 comfortable rooms, including junior suites and family rooms. Free parking and free wireless internet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Top Hotel Reykjavík
- Reykjavik Top Hotel
- Top Hotel Reykjavik
- Reykjavík Top Hotel