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“Good Hotel - OK Location”
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Fosshotel Baron
Ranked #37 of 52 Hotels in Reykjavik
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Good Hotel - OK Location”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

It's about 15 mins from the centre of Reykjavik and close enough to areas with shops and cafes etc. There is a supermarket just around the corner.
Nice room - small bathroom through.
Breakfast - very good.
Staff very good too.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stafford, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The room was kind of small, but cozy for one person. VERY close to the downtown shops and sight seeing. The staff at this hotel are very pleasant. You will have to get use to the sulfur smell from the hot water. Its not harmful, just use cold water for tea and coffee. Each room has a kettle for hot water. There is a store similar to 7/11 (coincidentally the name of the store is 10/11) about 1-2 minutes walking away from the hotel for snacks and drinks. If I go back, this will most likey be the hotel I use.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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New Delhi, India
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234 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Stayed in the hotel for 3 nights in Last week of August. The location of the hotel is very good and close to most of the attractions. The supermarket, main shopping street - Laugavegur and the BSI bus terminal are close-by and within walking distance. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Reception staff was really very helpful and went a long way in negotiating with a car-rental co. due to their delay in picking us up. The Saebraut monument is just a 5 min walk.
The breakfast spread is very good. Beds are comfortable and sleep quality is excellent as there is hardly any disturbance.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights 16th/17th October 32012. Arrived at 10am and checked in and was given a room immediately.
Breakfast the following day there was a huge choice to eat. Hotel located close to the main street of Reykjavik so we had plenty of choices for an evening meal. There is also a supermarket behind the hotel so it be needed.
Internat available in reception and the staff could not be more helpful.
I can thoroughly recommend.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2012

What a bit of luck that Iceland air put us in this hotel. Our second floor room was great with views over the sea. We had a cooker, microwave,toaster ,fridge etc so we could have self catered if we had wanted to. Leather sofa and reclining armchair were very comfortable. The (young) staff were polite, efficient and helpful. The bar manager was a mine of information about Reykjavik and the two hour happy hour was useful! All enquiries were answered instantly. We were offered a breakfast at 4.30 am as we had an early flight but who could eat at that hour. On other days breakfast was a standard buffet with a large choice of meats, eggs, waffles, cereals, etc. certainly enough to set you up for the day. Goed position, short walk from downtown. A good place to be..

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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North Yorkshire, England
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights in October 2012. Our room was clean and comfortable but there was a big crack in the sink and the bed was not made up for our final night - Reception seemed unable to do anything about this. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was fresh and plentiful - although one morning it was very busy with 2 school parties and the early arrival of a coach full of tourists who expected to be able to check in at 8am in the morning but still seemed to want breakfast.
They arranged for us to have an early breakfast at 4.30am so we could check in for our flight and arranged the transfer bus for us.
Overall good value for the money and a good central location.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights as part of an Icelandair Holidays package. Located one street down from the main shopping street in Reykjavik with roughly a 15 minute walk to bars and restaurants, the hotel provided an ideal base from which to explore. Staff were attentive throughout our stay and were happy to book trips and reconfirm pick up times for us. Although a little basic, the property was more than adequate for the time that we actually spent inside it. Bedrooms were a simple design but provided a comfortable and clean place to sleep. For those looking for luxury, you may be disappointed but the Baron is perfect for those who will use their hotel as a place to rest their head and freshen up each day. Breakfast was included in our rate and offered a comprehensive choice of cereals, yoghurt, cold meats, breads etc. Items were kept well stocked by the staff and even on our last day when we left at 0400 hrs, tea, coffee, juice and a small breakfast selection was available which we thought was excellent. A happy hour was offered each day at the hotel bar with very reasonable prices - 3x drinks for around £8. All in all a great hotel which I would happily use again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Fosshotel Baron
Address: Sigtun 38, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Reykjavik
#13 Romantic Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Fosshotel Baron 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fosshotel Baron with its 120 rooms and apartments is a official 3 star hotel down town Reykjavik, open all year. Located only few steps away from the main shopping street and other interesting attractions in Reykjaviks city center. All rooms and apartments are equiped with shower/WC, TV and WIFI which is free in the bar and reception area. Fosshotel Baron is a family friendly hotel and offers special features for families and children. All guestrooms, restaurant and bar are non-smoking ... more   less 
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