Stayed in the Leifur Eiriksson four nights and was hugely impressed with the quality of service. Nothing was too much trouble for the young reception staff even when I kept on changing my mind about which trips to go on and they had to endlessly re-arrange the bookings! I am a '60 something' woman who travels alone and often find hotel staff sneering and superior as my demographic group is usually regarded as invisible at best and with contempt at worst. This was not at all the case here. There was nothing but kindness and respect.
I had done my research ahead and had asked for a room in the main hotel not higher than the 2nd floor as I have arthritis and a spinal condition. The email response to the request was efficient and on arrival they carried my case upstairs for me. I had booked for one person through Icelandair so was automatically given a single room. It was perfectly adequate but as I said I would like more space, I was given a double on the same floor as there was one free. Again my luggage was moved for me while I went out for a meal. I had a very nice room overlooking the pottery at the back which was beautifully decorated for Christmas.
I enjoyed the buffet breakfasts, especially the pickled herring and hard boiled eggs. As well as free coffee, chocolate and soft drinks, one could make tea and add milk to it, something almost unheard of in continental hotels but top of my list of requirements.
The location was perfect with airport bus connections from the front door. There are very scenic views of the cathedral and just round the corner is the nicest shopping street in Reykjavik.I noticed that a lot of the other, more 'upmarket' hotels were on soul-less retail estates much further from the centre.
A well situated, clean warm hotel with friendly and helpful staff at a reasonable room rate with free wifi - Does anyone need more than this? OK, no fancy toiletries etc but bring your own or buy them in the local shop! Having fallen under the spell of this land of fire and ice, I will
most definitely be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a 3 star family run hotel located in the centre of Reykjavik city opposite the famous Hallgrims Church .Our Hotel is in a quiet part of Reykjavik city and offer free parking opposite our Hotel .We offer 50 rooms all with private bathroom facilites and free wi fi internet connection . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Leifur Eiriksson Hotel
- Leifur Eiriksson Reykjavík