The hotel itself is fine, if a bit cramped, overpriced and semi-cold service style like most of Reykjavik. Check-in sucked, they seemed terminally confused. The room was small, but clean and it was nice being on the Poet floor as we had access to the lounge in the early evenings where you can get potato chips and some free beverages while sitting with a view out over the regional airport.
The two things I liked the most were the spa and the Thursday night bedtime stories. Our first night, they had hot chocolate and cakes set out in front of a small auditorium and then a most charming Icelandic man read stories and told us about his country's tradition of authorship. I had a blast and bought 2 of the books he mentioned the next day.
The spa was lovely and we spent more time there than we had planned, because Iceland was cooooold and it felt so good. Mornings were almost entirely empty, but evenings could get crowded. Kids are only allowed a couple of hours each day which I admit is a bummer for families but was really nice for those of us without any kids - no shrieking!More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included