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“shabby rooms, poor service but great location”
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Adam Hotel
Ranked #96 of 109 Reykjavik B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 21, 2011

we stayed in this hotel for one night, which was the absolute max amount of time we were prepared to stay there. the rooms are pathetically small and the toilets feature a sink that is either completely in your way so that you can't properly sit on the loo, or tucked in behind the shower screen so that you can't use it at all. plus there was an eerie smell coming from the pipes, which made staying in the room rather unpleasant. only just good enough for one night. we were sort of relieved that breakfast wasn't included in the horrendous price for this rabbit warren. the location is surperb, though.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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1  Thank Mahoob
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Ragnar G, Owner at Adam Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Hello,
we would like to thank you very much for your stay!
You have booked SHARED facility accommodation..thats why price and standard is lower, than if you would pay for PRIVATE accommodation.
We will be happy to host you again sometime in future in our PRIVATE accommodation, where each room is equipped with a private bathroom, television, refrigerator and a basic kitchen necessary to make your own breakfast. All rooms have free WiFi Internet connection. Downstairs we have a grocery shop that's open til late and also lobby/coffee shop, where you can enjoy a cup of your favorite brew, to have a breakfast, or just browse the internet on our free WiFi hot spot.
We can provide you also with car rental service and arrange the airport transportation for you.
Thank you very much !!

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Reviewed July 19, 2011

I would not recommend this as a place to stay in Reykjavik. The only good thing about the stay was the location. It was well located to visit the downtown area. The rooms were very plain, the shower water pooled in front of the sink in the bathroom, and the help was just reluctantly helpful. We asked if someone could call a cab for a trip to the airport, and he finally handed us his phone. (our cel phones did not work in Iceland). Basically, it was not much for what you paid.

Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
Thank KDLMO
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Ragnar G, Owner at Adam Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Hello,
we would like to thank you very much for your stay!
You have booked SHARED facility accommodation..thats why price and standard is lower, than if you would pay for PRIVATE accommodation.
We will be happy to host you again sometime in future in our PRIVATE accommodation, where each room is equipped with a private bathroom, television, refrigerator and a basic kitchen necessary to make your own breakfast. All rooms have free WiFi Internet connection. Downstairs we have a grocery shop that's open til late and also lobby/coffee shop, where you can enjoy a cup of your favorite brew, to have a breakfast, or just browse the internet on our free WiFi hot spot.
We can provide you also with car rental service and arrange the airport transportation for you.
Thank you very much !!

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Reviewed June 2, 2011

I don't have much to say except this place has literally stolen my money... I had a reservation but wasn't 100% sure I'd be able to keep it. Just incase i bought the cancellation insurance. Then when I decided to cancel I did so with more than 24 hours advance but they had already charged my card. The reservations clearly states they will not charge it until the arrival time of the reservation. After a few emails providing them with ample documentation that the charge was in error and they had to refund me the money, the started ignoring me and I havent heard back since. These people are not professional and cannot be trusted. Read the other bad reviews; I know where they are coming from when they say the owner is rude. TERRIBLE PLACE! DON'T STAY HERE!!!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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3  Thank shrty6827
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Ragnar G, Owner at Adam Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Hello,
we would like to thank you very much for your stay!
You have booked SHARED facility accommodation..thats why price and standard is lower, than if you would pay for PRIVATE accommodation.
We will be happy to host you again sometime in future in our PRIVATE accommodation, where each room is equipped with a private bathroom, television, refrigerator and a basic kitchen necessary to make your own breakfast. All rooms have free WiFi Internet connection. Downstairs we have a grocery shop that's open til late and also lobby/coffee shop, where you can enjoy a cup of your favorite brew, to have a breakfast, or just browse the internet on our free WiFi hot spot.
We can provide you also with car rental service and arrange the airport transportation for you.
Thank you very much !!

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Reviewed April 3, 2011

In the information of AdaM hotel is said there are private bathrooms, but in fact I had to share mine with the neighbor. The room was very simple and modest, maybe suitable for a budget traveler. The room had nothing common with the pictures of the hotel's website. Everything was like a nightmare, wet and cold hotel room, dirty shared bathroom.

Perhaps suitable under summer time for budget travelers, but during this time of year I really don't recommend that. And D O N O T believe in the pictures of the website!

Room Tip: In the centre, cheap, false
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  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled solo
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6  Thank Jarik01
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Ragnar G, Owner at Adam Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Hello,
we would like to thank you very much for your stay!
You have booked SHARED facility accommodation..thats why price and standard is lower, than if you would pay for PRIVATE accommodation.
We will be happy to host you again sometime in future in our PRIVATE accommodation, where each room is equipped with a private bathroom, television, refrigerator and a basic kitchen necessary to make your own breakfast. All rooms have free WiFi Internet connection. Downstairs we have a grocery shop that's open til late and also lobby/coffee shop, where you can enjoy a cup of your favorite brew, to have a breakfast, or just browse the internet on our free WiFi hot spot.
We can provide you also with car rental service and arrange the airport transportation for you.
Thank you very much !!

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Reviewed February 15, 2011

Stayed here over feb, was not bad al all! it's a hostel type hotel, if you pay cheap you get cheap! we had a triple room, two singles and one double, good space, not massive but enough, a kitchen area, wardrobe, ensuite, table and chairs to chill, tv. beds where comfy, i like bouncy beds. came up every morning with fresh towels. room is cleaned. internet avaliable a computer is tucked in a very small room after the first set of stairs, was alawyas avaliable. the shower did have a eggy smell but this is with all showers in iceland, due to the sulphur. only complaint is that there is no reception, so be on time and have a phone on you for any excurisions you book. staff werent overly friendly, kept themselves to themselves. but when we asked for directions or help they had the info! very very very centrally located! couldnt get any better for the price. is a 5 min walk to the main strip of the town. ask for the resturant 3 coats or 3 jackets, this is a icelandic resturant, serving all their typical food, whale, puffin, shark, horse, fish, right infront of the famous church and on top of a supermarket, so ideal for a quick pop top shops. not many supermarkets in the area! was very nice! overall, i'd stay again if went back to iceland. you pay for what you get. main door required a key and they wouldnt buzz you in until after meeting you, so very safe! key is a problem though, it took me ages to open the door but thats it

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank ilovesun1
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Ragnar G, Owner at Adam Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Hello,
we would like to thank you very much for your stay!
We will be happy to host you again sometime in future in our PRIVATE accommodation, where each room is equipped with a private bathroom, television, refrigerator and a basic kitchen necessary to make your own breakfast. All rooms have free WiFi Internet connection. Downstairs we have a grocery shop that's open til late and also lobby/coffee shop, where you can enjoy a cup of your favorite brew, to have a breakfast, or just browse the internet on our free WiFi hot spot.
We can provide you also with car rental service and arrange the airport transportation for you.
Thank you very much !!

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Reviewed August 28, 2010

I spent 2 nights here, in the "Adam Hotel" part, I think. At least , this name was on the reservation which was made via eBookers. There is also a "Adam Guesthouse" part, and most of the reviews seem to describe this part.
The location is very good, very close to the Hallgrim's Church and having a supermarket on the ground floor.
The entrance is NOT from the gate given in the address, but from a parallel gate. There is no reception, but there was a guy sitting outside the house who provided me with a key.
The room was not superb, but ok, with 2 twin beds. There was a little kitchen section which I did'nt use. The batchroom was a challenge: The water was accumulating on the floor just inside the bathroom door, and the shower curtain was a bit temporary and falled down the first time I touched it.....
When I left the hotel 7.30 a.m to reach the airport bus, I couldn't find anyone to give the key to. So I just left the hotel keeping the key in the room door....
But anyway, I nearly wasn't at the hotel and it was ok for 2 short nights. I wouldn't recommend it for a longer stay.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled solo
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1  Thank Woman50
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Ragnar G, Owner at Adam Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Hello,
we would like to thank you very much for your stay!
You have booked SHARED facility accommodation..thats why price and standard is lower, than if you would pay for PRIVATE accommodation.
We will be happy to host you again sometime in future in our PRIVATE accommodation, where each room is equipped with a private bathroom, television, refrigerator and a basic kitchen necessary to make your own breakfast. All rooms have free WiFi Internet connection. Downstairs we have a grocery shop that's open til late and also lobby/coffee shop, where you can enjoy a cup of your favorite brew, to have a breakfast, or just browse the internet on our free WiFi hot spot.
We can provide you also with car rental service and arrange the airport transportation for you.
Thank you very much !!

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Reviewed July 23, 2010

I'm still laughing about all the other reviews and how they all describe the owner of this hotel. It is true, he has an attitud and the first thing he is going to ask you is to pay, pay, pay! After that, he will take you to your room, or what can better be described as a closset. We booked a double ensuit and got 2 tiny little beds, a sink with some plates and utensils, a tv and a desk that if you use it blocks the entrance. The bathroom is made for elves! You can even move once you are in it. It also smelled really bad ( hot water in Iceland smells like rotten eggs because of the sulfur but only whe you use the hot water) this bathroom smelled like this all the time. If you want to be in the center of town and just need to crash somewhere for 1 night, stay here. Otherwise go somewhere else.

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Thank viajeros81
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Ragnar G, Owner at Adam Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Hello,
we would like to thank you very much for your stay!
We will be happy to host you again sometime in future in our PRIVATE accommodation, where each room is equipped with a private bathroom, television, refrigerator and a basic kitchen necessary to make your own breakfast. All rooms have free WiFi Internet connection. Downstairs we have a grocery shop that's open til late and also lobby/coffee shop, where you can enjoy a cup of your favorite brew, to have a breakfast, or just browse the internet on our free WiFi hot spot.
We can provide you also with car rental service and arrange the airport transportation for you.
Thank you very much !!

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Address: Skolavoerdustigur 42, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #96 of 109 B&Bs / Inns in Reykjavik
Price Range: $144 - $361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Adam Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Adam Hotel is located in the city center of Reykjavik, just few steps away from the city's most popular restaurants, clubs, bars and the main shopping street. The rooms have been renovated. Each room is equipped with a private or shared bathroom, television, refrigerator and a basic kitchen necessary to make your own breakfast. All rooms have free WiFi Internet connection. Downstairs we have a grocery shop that's open til late and also lobby/coffee shop, where you can enjoy a cup of your favorite brew, to have a breakfast, or just browse the internet on our free WiFi hot spot. We can provide you also with car rental service and arrange the airport transportation for you. ... more   less 
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