Hotel Bjork

Address: Brautarholt 22 - 24, Reykjavík, 105, Iceland | 2 star hotel
 
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Location

This 2 star hotel, located in the Reykjavík area of Reykjavík, is near Solfar (Sun Voyager) Sculpture, Icelandic Phallological Museum, Puffin Express, and Helicopter Service of Iceland.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Bjork Reykjavík

Reviewed by latte_lover

Amazing Stay

Reviewed Jan 17, 2013
by (5 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

This was a great Hotel to stay at. I took a red eye from Boston to Iceland, and arrived at my hotel at 0730. I was able to fully check into my room and eat breakfast for free. The hotel staff also helped me with setting up transportation to the airport.

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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Bjork Reykjavík

Top hotel

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This is a clean and comfortable hotel situated approximately 10-15 minutes walk from the centre of Reykjavik (depending on which part you want). We had a sea view from our room window. The staff were extremely helpful more than happy to book any tours you wish to go on. There is free internet access from reception. The room had tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, tv and shower gel but no fridge or mini bar. The hotel does have a restaurant which provides all meals of the day but we did not eat there so can`t comment on that. Overall an excellent choice of hotel.

I would also like to recommend the golden circle tour of Iceland. This was a full days tour incorporating every major sight you should see if you have a limited amount of time.

We also went to the famous Icebar in the centre of Reykjavik after seeing it in the brochures. Well it is not quite as it seems. You will find this bar attached to a restaurant in the centre. You pay a member of staff approximately Ł13 and for this she gives you a padded coat and leads you to a small empty room with ice walls over the top of brick walls. There she pours you one of a choice of 2 drinks and leaves you on your own to enjoy them. The bar is just an ice table with a few bottles and glasses on it, you can sit on fake fur covered ice seats and when you have finished your one drink and taken your photos you leave. It was a novel experience if you can`t get to the ice hotel and we thought it was worth it for this alone but it is not a bar with a bar person you can stay in for more than one drink.

One last word take a huge amount of spending money, everything here is very expensive ; for eg. 1 litre of viking lager (iceland own brewed) is Ł5-Ł6. A bottle of house wine was Ł30. A normal souvenir t shirt of iceland was Ł25-Ł30. My vegetable dish in an Indian restaurant was Ł20. We came away with hardly any souvenirs but i do still recommend seeing this beautiful country. Stay self catering if you can you will save a fortune and if you want to drink alcohol take some duty free.

Enjoy.

Hotel Bjorks an excellent place to stay

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Where to start, a fab clean small hotel. Very similar to a travel lodge if you need to compare standards. With v.v. comfortable bed..

The room was spotless and was kept that way by the housekeeping staff (not us!!!) the reception staff was very helpful and knowledgeable and helped us book all our trips. The inclusive breakfast was a real bonus (1 less v.v. expensive meal to pay for!!) and the 10 minute walk into town or back was welcome after many hours sitting on coach tours..

But don't judge this hotel by the pictures, they don't do it justice, forget kerb appeal, it's not the Icelandic way.. Just book a room and spend the extra on your trips and tours...

Excellent value

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Just want to agree with everything the other reviews say except that you need to do the glacier trip as well, it was awe inspiring. You can't see the northern lights if you go after the 15th April, the excursions finish then until the winter time. Also at this time of year you can only see the minke whales so its best to leave that trip til summer time. We had to leave at 5am to get an early flight back and we were still provided with breakfast, a nice touch.

Good Quality Hotel

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Good quality hotel close to town - you are about 50m from the end of the main shopping street but following the Saebraut round is more attractive if marginally longer. Staff are excellent and the rooms are spotlessly clean. My bed was a bit soft for me but the rest of the facilities were excellent. No it doesn't have a bar, but you can purchase drinks in the restaurant and from reception if you are desperate- and there are supermarkets close by where you can buy beer.

Excellent Budget Hotel

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A small, but spotlessly clean hotel with minimalist Icelandic style décor. Very helpful staff, which all speak fluent English, and are happy to book excursions for you, or give you directions. Reasonable spacious rooms with nice bathrooms, (English channels) and a kettle. The 'continental' buffet breakfast is served in the Hotels own restaurant and is very good. Its inclusion saves you a lot of money. The Hotel is ten minutes from the main shopping street. The walk feels very safe. In fact the Bjork is the best budget hotel that I've ever stayed in.

The Hotels Pots & Pans restaurant is very good with some wonderful fish dishes and I'm not ever a fish lover. Other meats are available too. All Icelandic food is expensive, but the specials include soup and salad in the price. Opposite the Hotel is an steak and ribs type American restaurant but I think the Pots & Pans is better especially is you want to try something more traditional.

Only one problem!

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This hotel does not have a bar! Cannot fault this hotel. The rooms are nicely decorated and spacious. Reception staff were very helpful. Breakfast was plentiful. Only about a 10 minute walk in to town. As I say, the only problem is that the hotel does not have a bar.

Immaculate inside

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We stayed three nights in January and everything about the hotel was excellent: rooms were large and warm (good central heating), clean bathrooms, very modern reception area with helpful staff, large selection at buffet breakfast, parking right outside the door (although only space for a few cars but you can easily park around the corner). It's about 10 minutes walk from the centre which might be the only downside but actually it was quite nice to see the rest of the town. Would definitely stay there again.

Fantastic Hotel

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Stayed in this Hotel for 4 nights in January 2006 and i have to say it was basic but really good value for money. Iceland is a very expensive place but the food and people are fantastic. All speak English and are very friendly.Breakfast is included when staying at this hotel which is a real bonus because of the price of food and drink.The rooms are really comfortable and warm,lovely beds and really nice bathrooms.

It's location is ideal just 10 mins walk from the main shopping street (and i mean JUST 10mins)and overlooks the seafront.The center can be quite noisy at night due to the endless prossesion of cars down the main street, so staying here was a bonus.

There are a few excursions but just do the Golden circle Tour and the blue Lagoon you'll see all you need to see.

Airport transferes to Reykjavik are by the Flybus only, about Ł10 eachway.Taxis are 4 times that! takes about 45mins.

If i was to go there again i'd proberbly go in the Summer,more daylight and it's warmer.

Not too bad, not amazing

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I booked this hotel after searching endlessly for decent but reasonably priced accommodation in Reykjavik for my boyfriend's 30th birthday. It was expensive by european standards but very reasonable for Iceland. The reception area was very chic and modern, the staff freindly and courteous [unlike alot of the locals we met] and the breakfast is varied and tasty with breads, cheeses, fruits, veg, meats, fish, eggs and pastries. The rooms were a bit of a dissapointment, smaller than I expected with the decor very standard, unlike the reception area. we had two beds pushed together rather than a double as requested. we had a large window with a very nice view of the bay, and the bathroom was perfectly functional. Although the hotel is not bang in the centre, it is as close as you will get for this price. It was about a 10-15 minute stroll to downtown and the main drag. All in all, not too bad at all.

Pleasant and close to town

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We stayed here in February 2005 and found it clean, pleasant and close to Reykavik town centre. The room was of a very good size and well heated and it has a great restaurant attached to it - "Pots and Pans" - remember though, that all meals in Iceland are expensive!

TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Bjork Reykjavík

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