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Grand Hotel Reykjavik
Ranked #26 of 55 Hotels in Reykjavik
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

We stayed over Thanksgiving. Initially we booked at the Hilton since it was a known product. What changed our mind was the free internet and breakfast. We were going to book two hotel rooms but ended up renting their apartment. It was great we had so much room and 4 tvs. We found all the staff very friendly and helpful. The place was spotless. The breakfast was plentiful. We rented a car and there was plenty of parking, get a GPS since one way streets make it confusing,

Room Tip: Call or email ahead,we requested extra towels and they were there on check in,.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

Great hotel, efficent service and good breakfast. Try a shot of cod liver oil! 15min walk to center, local pool and zoo round the corner. We had a 1yr old and as we arrived we had the wrong cot in our room. It was changed instantly. Also the fastest lifts in Iceland!

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Reviewed December 15, 2012

The hotel itself is very beautiful, tall building, which has a modern feel to it. I was greeted by the staff, friendly, upon arrival. But they did not seem to care about the guest as I felt at other hotels. But they were nice and helpful.

The rooms are great! Modern, with desk, big bed, safe, flat-screen TV and so on. I stayed on the 11th floor which had a great view over Reykjavik city.

I really enjoyed staying here and I hope to able to stay here if I return to Reykjavik!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Our rating would have been higher if it hadn't been for one little thing...

Inside, the hotel is spacious and airy. The room was comfortable and clean. It was a corner room (try asking for one) so the views were lovely. The breakfast buffet was really good - a definite highlight. But consider the location. Downtown is about a ten minute walk so if you want to be in the heart of the shopping and dining, you might think about a downtown hotel. You can find restaurants near the hotel but the choice is more limited.

Our rating would have been higher if it hadn't been for one thing. Be advised that if you hand in (quite valuable) lost property to reception you should get a receipt. Asking for email confirmation afterwards could prove futile.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

First impression - The Reception has a fantastic height to its ceiling yet a very nice place to sit and wait or drink and scialise. The bedroom has all one could ask for - fine TV, tea making, beautiful bed and fine bathroom.
Dining room and staff excellent and breakfast provided a great choice. Would stay there again

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Thomas K
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We spent 4 nights in this modern hotel just outside the city centre of Reykjavik.
From the outside the building looks ugly and too "Americanized", not what would you expect to find in a country like Icelandic. On the the other hand the inside was pretty with a huge glass roof and with good design.
Our room was perfect, spacious with a big bed, one desk, TV, one armchair, one chair, fridge, wardrobe and a large window.
Bathroom was particularly impressive, with a bath and a separate shower. Everything very clean!
Wooden floor and solid mattress made the room warm and comfortable.

Staff was ok, considering the Icelandic average which is unfortunately not very friendly.
One of the best thing was breakfast, incredibly rich and tasty, the salmon salad was amazing!!!

The location is probably the negative side, not in the centre of Reykjavik right next to a huge and surprisingly (for Iceland) busy road. If you want to walk to the town centre you probably need 20/30 minutes which is not very pleasant during the freezing and windy winter days.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

One of the best hotels for people with limited mobility. Lots of space in the room for a wheelchair and a large bathroom The only problem was the slow service in the bar. There were only two members of staff how were expected to serve drinks and get food from the restaurant for the guests. The selection of meals was not brilliant. It was also very cold.

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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Reykjavik

Address: Sigtun 38, Reykjavik 105, Iceland (Formerly Top CityLine Grand Hotel Reykjavik)
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Laugardalur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Reykjavik
#6 Spa Hotel in Reykjavik
#16 Luxury Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range: $192 - $574 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Reykjavik 4*
Number of rooms: 311
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand Hotel Reykjavik is a first-class, four star hotel for business travelers, conference guests and tourists who demand excellent service and facilities. Grand Hotel Reykjavik is now the largest hotel in Iceland with a total of 311 rooms and 15 meeting and conference halls, seating anywhere from 6 to 470 people. Grand Hotel Reykjavik is a member of Top International.The hotel is situated in a quiet area within a short distance from all services, recreation and business centers. ... more   less 
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Top Cityline Grand Reykjavík

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