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“Location, location , location !” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Leifur Eiriksson
Ranked #29 of 53 Hotels in Reykjavik
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12 reviews
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“Location, location , location !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

Great location. Clean. Very helpful staff.
Not your usual chain hotel - small friendly hotel run by locals.
Perfect base to explore Reykjavik old town.
We stayed four nights - never used taxi or bus - as you can walk easily to desirable locations.
If you want hundreds of bedrooms in a modern soulless out of town mall. - then book elsewhere.
Good breakfast choice and quality and hot drinks available 24hr with NO charge ! We requested a room with view of Hallgrimskirja - and received one - although some rear rooms appear to have a balcony- the front ones do not.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

We have just returned from a four night stay at this wonderful Hotel. What a great little find!! This hotel is centrally located opposite the impressive iconic Hallgrimskirja church.-which is well worth a visit The hotel is clean, cosy and friendly. The staff were helpful and on hand to advise. The room was clean, and warm. At breakfast there was plenty to choose from and breakfast ran from 07.30 -09.30 which suited our needs. This hotel is a great little find, in a great location and only about 5 minutes walk from town centre and the Harbour. We most certainly would stay here again. Love this place and Reykjavick is a hip, cool, impressive place to visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

It was great to stay in a hotel run by locals! Lovely clean room facing the famous church, the desk day staff were most helpful and very focused on customer service. We walked to everything in town from this central location. Iceland has ground heated hot water from its geothermal activity, and so the hotel hot water is direct from this geothermal activity. You don't get this local phenomena in other countries - something different. It was very good to be able to book our day-tours and northern lights tour from the front desk of the hotel, and then be picked up for the tours. We really enjoyed our stay, and hope to come again soon.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

We have just returned from a 4 night stay at this hotel. Perfect location in the main part of Reykjavik, opposite Hallgrimskirkja church so you will never get lost as this is visible wherever you are in Reykjavik. The room was clean, small but cosy and warm. It's a family run hotel so nothing big and fancy but just what we needed as a base whilst we explored Iceland. Breakfast was plentiful with basic food, coffee and orange juice wasn't the best but chocolate and tea were available. The staff are helpful and will book any excursions for you.

Room Tip: our room was in main part of hotel, they have an annexe building across the road but don't know...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hemingby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We have just returned from 3 nights here. It was perfect for our needs-- the rooms were warm, the beds spotless, and nothing too much trouble for the staff. True, some aspects were a little threadbare, but it was a great place to pop in and out of when exploring Iceland. Plenty of choice for breakfast, including make-your-own-waffles! The constant free coffee/tea/hot chocolate machine was a bonus.

Room Tip: Staff were flexible as to rooms-- we had been allotted 3 singles but asked on arrival if we could ha...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Forget the negative reviews as others have said, if you are here for a sight seeing city break and are going to treat this place as a base to do this from its location is perfect an facilities are perfectly adequate also, it's clean, friendly and comfortable with staff only to happy to help with excursion bookings etc.....we would happily stay here again.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

This was my second stay here and still perfect for us. Great location close to everything but quiet at night. Rooms are a fine size although I'm still amazed at how they fit so much into such a tiny bathroom.

It is a basic hotel but with breakfast included the price is better than almost anywhere else in the city, including some of the hostels.

Front desk staff are generally great and happy to book trips, restaurant reservations and general help, but some can be a bit scatty - he'd forgotten to arrange our pickup for the airport transfer but one phonecall at 5am later and the bus was on its way. However, five minutes later and we'd have had a very expensive taxi ride as we were the last on and a special detour was made...

Would stay again with friends who are happy with the hostel type vibe, but those used to slightly more upmarket accommodation might want to try elsewhere

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

Property: Hotel Leifur Eiriksson
Address: Skolavoerdustigur 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:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 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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