We have just returned from 3 nights in Reykjavic with Icelandair as part of the Northern Lights deal, and selected this hotel on the basis it was advertised as a 3 star, it isnt, its a 2 star.
The advantages / good points are, its location, slap bang at the end of the main shopping street , 5 -10 mins from the main restaurants / bars, the staff are very friendly and helpful and sorted out all the tours we chose to do, the accent can come across as pretty brusque and finally the beds are very comfortable.
The bad points, the rooms are ridiculously small there is nowhere to un pack your cases and put things out, the bathrooms of course are smaller still, ours was less than 5 foot square; the bedding looked a little tired, also worth mentioning is the fact that some rooms have bunkbeds; free wi fi is advertised, this can only be picked up in the lounge / reception area, its a very poor signal, half the time I couldnt connect; the breakfast room has probably 10 tables, split between 2 and 4s, there are 38 rooms...generally when you go out on tours, pick ups are between 8 - 9am which means there just isnt enough room to sit down and eat.
In general the hotel reminded me of a reasonable hostel, in need of a bit of a makeover, flaky paint, mouldy sealant in the bathroom, cigarette burns around the vantiy unit, nowhere to relax seated in your room - and remember to take a hairdryer with you.
It wasnt bad for 3 nights the location is superb, but then again there are other hotels in Reykjavic centre that dont need shuttle buses to get you in and out.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Leifur Eiriksson Hotel
- Leifur Eiriksson Reykjavík