For my first visit to Reykjavik, I was looking for a decent B&B style hotel, centrally located and reasonably comfortable. Hotel Fron was all that, and a little bit more.
Positioned on Laugavegur, the bustling main shopping street in central Reykjavik, the Fron was just minutes walk from most of the major landmarks, like the Hallgrímskirkja and Cafe Loki just up the neighbouring street, or down the slight hill into the town centre, with Iceland Excursions about four minutes away as well as all the bigger bars and restaurants.
A few doors away was the excellent Lebowski Bar and a minute's further walk brought you to the slightly more pretentious Kaffi Barrin, so there were plenty of options for a drink or two right on your doorstep.
The room itself was a decent size - a proper powershower and bathroom, plenty of wardrobe space and a very comfortable bed. The only slight gripe was that I had to keep adjusting the blinds every day, as the cleaning staff kept re-setting them to make me very exposed to the adjacent shops and offices when changing!
The reception staff were very welcoming and helpful - Thor in particular.
The breakfast bar was well stocked - a typcial Continental buffet, with bread and a toaster, cheese and ham slices, cereals, yoghurts, fruit, teas and coffee and juices.
Overall, it was great value for money and I'd stay there again, when I return to Iceland.
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- Fron Hotel Reykjavík