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Another adventure begins with Susan DeCarlo. We left Seattle around 3:30pm on Saturday the 2nd of February and arrived this morning Sunday Feb 3rd around 7 AM Iceland time. About 9 hours ahead of Seattle so it was time for me to finally go to sleep and of course we had to deboard and found the baggage claim and bus to our hotel …
We had a really nice morning, after breakfast we planned the tours with Hulda Bjork at the hotel tour office. She suggested we spend some time at the city thermal pool down the street at the Laugardalur Swimming Pool which is the largest of the 7 city wide swimming pools. It was fantastic! They had two huge sections of swim lanes with 6 or 7 …
Today we spent the morning sleeping. A much needed task. By noon the sun came out and the snow shower had stopped. The wind was still blowing but we decided to head out to see the church and go up in the tower for views and shop. It's our last full day.
We had lunch at the Noodle Station. Very tasty. Wandered in out of shops before …
Another tour with GTI- Gateway to Iceland. They are a really good tour company. We really liked small group tours. This one was the Golden Circle route which mostly we saw the Geysers. They were small in comparison to Yellow Stone but still this is Iceland.
My photo's will show you more scenery and the geysers.
Rose this morning after a very disappointing night of not seeing the Northern Lights. Didn't get much sleep but the sun rose today! First time we've seen it since we arrived. It was a beautiful sunrise and a warmer day than we've had so far. We saw volcano's and waterfalls, charming churches, glaciers, ice caves and the black sandy beach of …
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
Cabin Hotel is a great place if you want clean and not expensive. The tour desk is fantastic. Hulda Bjork is wonderful in figuring out what tour will work for you. She suggested we spend the morning at the City Thermal pools and it was perfect! She also had just started her job with the hotel and she's perfect for it. .
Breakfast is basic buffet in the morning with meat, cheese, hard boiled eggs, granola and yogurt, assortments of breads and tea and coffee. The hotel also offers a buffet lunch with is served all day for dinner too. Very basic food, salad bar, some kind of pasta dish, light soups. It's ok for the price since there really isn't any place nearby to eat dinner and the cost would so much more.
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Friendly staff, good breakfast, has a bar, good location. Really happy with my stay here.
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Above average, considering quality for that price.
Smallest room in the universe!
You can't believe how small the rooms are. You have to negotiate who moves when and where.
However the beds and duvets were comfortable. The room was clean. The breakfast was good (eat as much as you can, restaurant prices will blow you away!) The staff were polite, not friendly.
If you are looking to stay in the center of town then this hotel is too far for you ($20 cab ride). Our friends at the Hotel Klopp and the rooms were bigger and a lot more comfortable.
When you're in Iceland (Reykjavik) you don't want to stay all your time in the hotel room now do you? Yes the rooms are tiny and the Tiny TV suck, but it's very clean and in a quiet area. You have a great view of the sea if you get a room a little further up the floors. It's quite cheap for being Iceland, which is VERY expensive compared to the rest of Europe, and the breakfast is great. You get your typical Scandinavian breakfast and it will keep you going for a few hours. The hotel also has great parking facilites (no secure though) and it's very easy to get to the city centre and/or the shopping area Kringlan.
Me and my boyfriend have just come back from iceland we went on the 28 jan and came back on the 1 feb 2005. We stayed at the hotel cabin iceland and when we arived it looked very moden and clean from the outside. We checked in and went to put our bags in our room.We booked a double bed and got two single beds separated buy a table and the rooms are very small only big enought for your bags.there was no drawers to put clothes away so we had to leave our clothes in our casses.The next day we asked if we could get our double room that we asked for and got it the next night.But the shower room was very small aswell,but we could live with that.we got breakfast every morning which was very nice(dont be exspecting the full english breakfast)Ham,cheese,boiled eggs ect.We would definutaly recommened doing excursions. we did the golden circle and that was brilliant. We had three fantastic meals each night. Definutaly try galileo in the center of reykjavik, Ristorante Caruso. Try out the ice bar which is situated behind galileo resturant apsolutly amazising.Every where is very exspencive so take lots of money.For example a chicken main course in 2,000 kr which is £20 and wine is £40 a bottle .pints of beer are about £6 £7.we hired a car out which we used to explore the island.We went to the blue lagoon which is so lovely too, definutaly not to miss.!!!!! well i hope this helps if your thinking or going to iceland for a nice holiday.
Comfortable but not spectacular
The rooms are small and the beds not huge but I'm 6ft and about 280 lbs and they were big enough for me. Wouldn't fancy sharing a room though. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the breakfast plentiful but predictably Icelandic and the place nice and clean. I would say 20mins would be a fairer estimate of the walking time to the centre and its pretty easy to find your way. Good swimming pool about 5 mins in the other direction that opens at 6.30 am.
Avoid if you like comfort
If you want to sleep on a small shelf in a clean hotel miles from the city centre this is the place for you. Think Travel Lodge/Formula 1 and go down 2 levels from there.
A good walk out of the town
The Hotel Cabin is a clean functional budget hotel. the rooms are tiny with narrow but comfortable beds. Breakfasts are good but predictable and lunch/dinner is the same buffet style sald bar each meal. The town centre is a good 30 minutes walk away but only 5 minutes on the number 4 bus and costs IsK220 each way. The Esso filling station accross the road is useful for sandwiches and for anything you may have forgotten to bring. You could do all you weekly shopping there. Facilities include a Subway franchise.
Small but Nice
We stayed here in April 2001.
The rooms are small, but the shower facilities were roomy.
The breakfast was really really nice, all fresh bread and plenty to choose from.
For around Ł55 a night it was excellent value and we would go back.
We had a nice view of the sea from our room too.
Everyone I have spoken with about Iceland has said the same thing, "I loved it AND would go back." Well, I, in turn loved it AND will be going back. From Heathrow Airport, my traveling companion and I set off for Keflavik on Icelandair. The flight left at 9pm and was lovely. I tend to be critical of flights in general, and was pleased. Hurricane Isabel made her way this far North, so, needless to say-we flew into and landed in atrocious weather. This did not affect any of the hundred or so people that disembarked that flight. I am an optimistic traveler-bring on the weather or any other trying circumstance and I can't complain. So I was excited about the gale force winds that engulfed us, knowing I was in a new place on a new adventure. We stayed at the Hotel Cabin. It was small and clean with knowledgable and kind staff. Just so you know, there are many, many hotels and guest houses-research to find what fits your own needs. Hotel Cabin was far enough out of the mix of the city but close enough that it allowed for a lovely stroll along the waterfront into the city center. Reykjavik is gorgeous. Icelanders are beautiful and helpful. Beer is expensive, but tasty as well. There are a multitude of adventure companies and tours that can be arranged prior to arrival, or, if you prefer-while you are there. Whale watching, horse riding (the Icelandic ponies are exceptional creatures), the Blue Lagoon. We visited two national parks, a breathtaking waterfall, geysers and an indoor greenhouse. This was the first day. Iceland has so much to offer. When I return, I will be renting a motorhome and driving. The Ring Road circles the island-country and is calling my name...
Bedrooms like ship's cabins
This is a clean and well-run hotel within walking distance of the centre. However, the bedrooms are extremely functional - two very small singles with a tiny table between, only room for one person at a time between them. Bathrooms fine. Breakfast room light and modern and pleasant. Public spaces pleasant, carpeted and with artwork on walls
An excellent choice if you are going to be out visiting all day. A terrible choice if you were on honeymoon!
We stayed there in August 2001.