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Fosshotel Baron
Ranked #39 of 54 Hotels in Reykjavik
Reviewed April 20, 2014

A last minute booking for 3 nights stay only cost me Euro 81 per night (2pax). My room was as beautiful as the professional picture shown with a very comfy bed. This is very important for a soundly sleep to prepare for the long walk on the next day. Me and my bf joined the Geoiceland excursion who picked us up daily and this does the same to the round trip coach booking to the airport. The restaurant, flea market, harbour, shopping places, and church were in the walking distance and u can have a sea view from the loft window if u got a similar room to my room. The most exciting thing is their breakfast which including a range of basic breakfast foods, but also waffles, scramble eggs and ICELANDIC fishesss! This breakfast should cost you at least 15-20GBP if u get it from the local restaurant.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

We arrived after 2 bus trips from the airport to find, after a prolonged wait, that ourselves and a young couple had no rooms. We had both booked through a city break deal with Icelandair, dating back to December 13 for an easter break. The youngish blonde lady at reception at first didnt want to speak to us and when she did, just casually said we had no rooms. She then procceded to spin us tales of it was everybodies fault but theirs, that they only found out we were coming the day before and that it was icelandairs fault. We questioned her hard and she started to say that it had been full for ages?? So why had we not been informed before, by the hotel or by the airline. She said we were being transferred to another better hotel, but no views and not central, so how was that better? Then we were told to get a taxi?? Sorry but that needs to be arranged at the hotels cost not ours. We as couples agreed that we had lost a central location, views of the harbour and mountains, but the lies, tales and total disregard for the CUSTOMER by the staff and hotel was disgracefull. As we were leaving we saw a large party of students arriving requiring an enormous amount of rooms, there was our answer, bumped out of ours to accomodate a large party. Be warned the hotel has no idea whst honouring a booking means. A very poor advertisement for Iceland

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank martinc265
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

The hotel has views of the sea front and is only a couple of minutes walk from the Main Street with restaurants and bars so a good location considering the price of the rooms. The rooms are simple but clean and the bed was extremely comfy. The showers use natural Icelandic water so have a slight sulphur smell but they are nice and warm. The staff are friendly and knowledgable about the area and the included breakfast has a lot of choice including a waffle maker!

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

Fosshotel overlooks the harbour and a good place to stay as views are amazing if you get a sea view like we did.breafast is typical continental food but never the less very nice.hotel staff very friendly and always willing to help and woild definately stay here again.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

We recently spent 4 days 3 nights at this hotel. The rooms were not ready until the afternoon so they allowed us to store our luggage and tour the city. If you check in early, take advantage of the hotels breakfast rather than walking around the city to look for a place to eat. There are not a lot of places open for breakfast and you may not want to walk to find a place. Our first room was very small but after speaking to the front desk they upgraded us for a nominal charge to an efficiency (202) with a refrigerator, table, couch and chairs. The room was clean, bright and faced the water. The staff could not have been any more accommodating. They assisted us with tour reservations, bus reservations, dinner reservations. No matter what we requested of them they complied with a smile and were always very happy to help. Josephine operated the bar at night. She was friendly, personable and tolerant of all the hotel guests. The breakfast was plentiful and the breakfast area was a nice size. The staff at breakfast did a great job of keeping the food stocked. This is definitely a place to stay for friendly service, and great location to everything
Ate at Pomodoros Italian on the main street which was great.The Argentina restaurant had an extensive menu. The Lobster House food was good, but expensive and exotic. If you are not into exotic birds or horsemeat, stay away.

Room Tip: Room with an efficiency. We stayed in 202.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

We recently spent three nights at this hotel. Check in was quick and although we were early, as our room was ready, we were given the keys. Our room was clean and cosy, a small telly, coffee, tea, kettle, wardrobe, small table and a chair, all we needed for a short stay. The bathroom was fine but there were no plugs, which we found a bit odd but apparently, none of the rooms had them! There was a smell of sulphur when you turns the taps on but we soon got used to it.
All the staff were really helpful, and all spoke perfect English. Nothing was too much trouble, from booking trips to go somewhere the same day, recommending places to eat, extra coffee etc.
breakfast was good, lots on offer, cereal, a toaster, waffle maker, fruit, cheese meat and fish to choose from.
When you leave the hotel, the stunning scenery of the mountains and the sea are just across the road.
Pwople have mentioned the Viking boat structure, which is minutes away, and there are numerous shops and restaurants very near the hotel. We had soup in a loaf and a beer each in one place, which came to approx 4400 krona, approx £28 at the rate we for. Exchange wise, we for a better rate in Reykjavik than we would have done in the uk, but we had problems getting the currency, probably didn't help that I left it to the last minute anyway! We had a take away pizza from just around the corner to the right as you exit the hotel and on our last night had a really nice meal for about £60 for us both for steak and chips, starters and a shared pudding with half a carafe of wine in Vindhurin? Which was about a 5 min walk.
We initially went to see the northern lights but alas, nature was not obliging. we did the golden tour, which we loved and also visited the blue lagoon, which is a must. weather wise, we had some snow, some sun but the wind was freezing and went right through you, despite us having all warm clothing from visiting Alaska and Canada.
Overall, we had a great time, really liked the hotel and thought it was good value and a perfect place to stay for a few nights. if we come back to Icelandq, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank KimandTodd
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Good hotel, typical of the 3* hotels I stay in when travelling. Rooms were large and we had a view of the sea, despite not paying extra for this. Our room was nice and warm which we appreciated when it was snowing outside. Great location, around a 10 minute walk to the harbour. Slightly chaotic when we arrived but we could leave our luggage there until check in at 4pm. The price we paid was excellent value and included breakfast. The breakfast room was large so we never had to wait for a table and there was a good selection of food which was replenished regularly. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Reykjavik
#13 Romantic Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range: $138 - $343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 an official year-round 3-star hotel in downtown Reykjavik. We are located only a few steps away from the main shopping street Laugavegur and the main attractions in Reykjavik's city center. All of our rooms and apartments have a bathroom with a shower, TV and there is free Wi-Fi in all areas of the hotel. Fosshotel Baron is a family friendly hotel and offers special features for families and children. Our reception is manned at all hours for the convenience of our guests. All rooms and areas of the hotel are non-smoking. ... more   less 
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