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Hotel Leifur Eiriksson
Ranked #26 of 54 Hotels in Reykjavik
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

The hotel room is small, ESP the bathroom. Basic and clean, very good location with the cathedral right outside of the doorstep. No lift, need to carry your luggage up the stairs, so pack light! Bathroom is tiny, no room to put toiletries. Recommended for budget travel.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

The hotel is situated in a fantastic location, directly across the street from the beautiful Hallgrímskirkja above Reykjavik. The rooms are quite small, but clean and well kept and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is nothing special, but adequate to keep hunger at bay before you set off for a day exploring.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front of the hotel have a beautiful view of the Hallgrímskirkja
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

No frills hotel, warm and clean. Breakfast was selection of cereal, bread/biscuits with choice of cooked meats or cheese, waffle plus orange squash/coffee/tea from machine. Next to tallest landmark in city (Lutheran church - impressive building) so easy to identify route back from restaurants and buildings throughout city - uphill !!!!!!

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

This hotel is in an ideal location to explore the city. Close to main shopping and restaurant areas. The hotel was fine. Helpful staff who assisted with transfers and excursions. The room was fine. Clean and warm. Breakfast was okay nothing elaborate. Tea/coffee available at any time. Hotel has 4 floors but no lift or bell person. We were on the top floor which had a good view of the Lutheran church.

Room Tip: Depending on level of fitness choose lower floors. Upper floors for view.
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

I stayed here for three nights and the best thing about the hotel is its great central location right opposite the big church. Wherever you go in the city you can find your way back by just heading for the unmissable church tower! Room 306 has a picture postcard view of the church. Breakfast is a tasty, perfectly adequate buffet of cereal, breads, meats, cheese, fruit, and with make-your-own waffles as a cooked option. The room was small and quite basic, but perfectly fine when you are only really sleeping there. The staff on the desk were always very friendly. In all, I would say that this a great option if you value location over fancy facilities.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

This hotel is in a great location for walking around the older part (and more interesting part ) of Reykjavik. No matter where you walk you can find your way back because it is directly across the street from the cathedral which I believe is the tallest building. The room was the smallest room I have ever stayed in but it was clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly, helpful and spoke some English. Breakfast is included with your stay. the downside is that if you are on the upper floors there is no elevator and you must carry your luggage up.

Room Tip: Try to get a room on the first floor if possible.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

In a great location right across from the church. Makes getting back home easy. We had a double room which was by all accounts a single. The bathrooms are tiny. We joked that you could sit on the toilet, get a shower, and brush your teeth all at the same time. Breakfast was your standard European style, and it got fairly busy around 8am every morning.

Aside from the small room which I already knew about, the place is a solid stay

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Leifur Eiriksson

Address: Skolavoroustigur 45, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range: $137 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Leifur Eiriksson 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a 3 star family run hotel located in the centre of Reykjavik opposite the famous Hallgrims Church. Our hotel is in a quiet part of Reykjavik and there is free parking opposite our hotel . We offer 47 rooms all with private bathroom facilities and free wi fi internet connection . ... more   less 
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