After reading a couple of reviews, I did not know what to expect.
As this room was booked by a travel operator, I did not know what kind of room I had.
Moreover, as I am kind of claustrophobic, I was dreading a room without a window.
I had a hotel drop, and it it was just after check-in time that I got in.
I got a hassle free check-in, with at least 2-3 people at the reception always. The room was on the 6th floor, with a sea view, and quite roomy, clean and comfortable. I loved it!
It is very thoughtful of the hotel to put up notices on the daily weather, or the status of the coach trips (by different operators).
They also have a tourist info desk where it is also possible to book tours and also buy souvenirs.
I was already aware that there was early breakfasts for people, but it was indeed a surprise when I booked my airport shuttle and the receptionist mentioned this herself!
What I didn't like was that even though there were fresh towels and the room was cleaned well daily, there was a stain on the bed sheet, that shouldn't have been there. I'm not too fussy so I slept on it for 3 nights, and it didn't bother me.
Also, the second day, I found the window had been opened by housekeeping, but it was open at an odd angle and couldn't close it after that.
So I just turned up the heater a little bit and slept quite well!
-- Breakfast is ample, with 2 juices (not real ones though), different kinds of tea and coffee, bread, cheese, ham, and lots of salad. They also have yogurt and eggs; breakfast is from 6 to 10.
-- For those who don't like walking, this is about 3 kms from the center, but there are 3 buses that stop right next to the hotel (4,12 and another one I think). A day pass is quite cheap, 700 or 900 ISK, 350 for a single trip.
For others, you can either take the lovely shore walk, or the shopping street. They are both lovely!
-- All maps are available, and bus passes can be bought at the hotel, staff helpful.
-- ATM on the other side of the road, at about 150 mtrs.
-- There is also a Subway and supermarket right in front of the hotel.
Overall: satisfied, would go back again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Cabin is a modern hotel designed for the modern traveler and equipped with all the facilities that a modern traveler needs. Our main policy has always been, to offer travelers visiting Reykjavík comfortable and economic accomodation right in the heart of the city. The standard rooms are the cheapest accommodation we have to offer and as the name implies they are very basic but comfortable. The Deluxe rooms are bigger and come with a bathtub with a shower and refrigerator. The Superior rooms are all on the hotel´s 7th floor and offer a magnificent view of the city or the ocean. They come with a free wireless internet, a refrigerator, a tea- and coffee maker and a hairdryer.The hotel is excellently located within a walking distance from the city center as well as the Laugardalur area.Laugardalur (Hot Spring Valley) is a centre for sports and recreation in the capital. In Laugardalur you will find the Botanical Gardens and the largest outdoor thermal pool in Reykajvík, Laugardalslaug. The facilities there include a water slide, hot tubs and a geothermal sauna. Also located in laugardalur are Laugardalsvöllur Sport Stadium and Laugar fitness spa. The popular family park and Zoo in Laugardalur is open all year round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Cabin Reykjavík
- Reykjavík Hotel Cabin
- Hotel Cabin Iceland
- Cabin Hotel Reykjavik
- Cabin Hotel Iceland