Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
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For our last full day in Iceland, we did a “normal” tourist thing and took in the so-called “Golden Circle” – this is a collection of three major sites that can be done in a single day and is a favorite of the tour bus gang. As you might expect, and given a flawless day weather-wise, these sites were pretty crowded. …
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After a short 4 hour Transatlantic flight from Halifax last night, my entry into Iceland was shrouded in clouds and mystery! It was an overcast and cool morning that turned into a refreshing and sunny afternoon when Reykjavic unveiled its charms. I spent a couple of hours at the airport, sampling the uber popular Icelandic coffee (that, …
Today we awoke to find our flight had been delayed from 4:45pm departure to 7:00pm. This would allow us to tour Reykjavik for more time today, which in the end was a gift - as we had slept in and required more time to pack up our suitcases.
Jen & Brad caught the 10:30 city bus into Reykjavik and remarked about the beautiful …
Today we descended upon the town of Mosfellsbćr in search of Icelandic wool. A large scale wool industry built up around the Alafoss waterfalls of the town between 1919 and 1955. Today the old factory buildings have been re-purposed and host various workshops and galleries. We visited a wood working shop, knife-maker and most importantly the local …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsIcelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura Reykjavík
I would not stay here again. First thing...it is SO noisy! From the small airport that is within spitting distance to the VERY thin walls (somebody was having a VERY good time on the other side...) it's almost impossible to get a good night's sleep. The other thing that really irks me is that when we got here, we came in on a 6:15 flight, it's a 75 min ride from the airport and we were starving. The breakfast that is included all the other days, is $5000 knonos the first day. That's $30 US and trust me, this is no brunch. Runny scrambled eggs, diluted orange juice, and no ripe fruit...it is a total rip off. As I said, we would not stay here again.
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Room was comfortable enough.
It's a bit out of the city center. Not walkable in winter due to icy sidewalks. On that note, the hotel needs to do a much better job shoveling and putting sand/gravel on the sidewalks. We called the walk to the bus stop the death march because it was so slippery.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura Reykjavík
Having stayed at another hotel in my previous stays in Reykjavik, I was apprehensive of my stay at Loftleidir..But it turned out to be a pleasant surprise..My room was facing the airport (my choice) and it was huge for european standards, great view, a queen size bed and comfortable furnishings..It has an indoor pool and a nice restaurant..The main drawback was the distance to the city center, but they have a shuttle to the center, the city bus stops at every 20 min. or the walk is about 15-20 min ( but I wouldn't recommend that at this point as there is construction going on ), or a taxi for about $9-10....Iceland has so much to offer and so many things to see, these could easily be overlooked...
The Loftleider is very comfortable and warm, staff are helpful and non-intrusive. A short walk into town. Comfortable base for a week-end trip to fabulous Iceland.
Very uninspiring surroundings, 4 stars actually overrated, standard room was tiny no bath only a shower. Staff were ok, very businesslike and if you don't mind walking, the city centre is 20 minutes away. Not too bad if you don't want to pay for a taxi (very expensive; better spend it on food/drinks).
Breakfast buffet (included) quite good, but the restaurant is not very cozy.
We went to one of the more expensive restaurants in Reykjavik and I must say, this was worth the money!! I have never in my life eaten such great food! Even their house-wine was good and this place was definitely cozy, all filled with antiques and bric a brac. (Restaurant Laekjarbraekkar, right in the city centre)
There are much better hotels
the loftleidir is a large hotel by icelandic standards with a slightly tatty appearance.
rated as a 4-star hotel with 4-star prices, it is decidedly second rate. reasons include:-
1) poor location - right next to an airport. ok if you like the sound of jet engines. forget relaxation. miles away from anything - 20 minute walk to town centre
2) you might think being next to a domestic airport is convenient. you will be surprised to know you need to get a taxi to the terminal - too far to walk...
3) average accommodation
4) indifferent staff
overall i would rate it 2 star
Comfortable and clean Hotel
We stayed at the hotel in May 2004. We had a deluxe room and it was enormous by European standards. The hotel was very clean and neat. The bathroom was very nice and had a great shower. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The breakfast buffet was ok, and included in the price.
The hotel is about 15 minutes walk from the downtown area. But it's next to a nice small forest that is great for walking and near the thermal beach, a great recreational area. The hotel has a pool and spa, but it does close quite early.
Rent a bike from the hotel and go cycling. The bikes are new and in excellent condition. There is a car rental place 2 minutes walk from he hotel and a bowling alley with pool tables 3 minutes walk away. Also walk up the hill next to the hotel, via the forest and visit the city hot water storage tanks, it's a wonderful building and they serve very nice food at the restaurant at the top of the building.
There is an airfield next to the hotel and we had a room overlooking the airport. But with the windows closed we could not hear a thing.
We would stay at the hotel again, when we visit Iceland. But I do recommend that you hire a car.
A little out of the way
Stayed here for 3 nights in Nov 2003. It's pretty far out of the way, be prepaired to taxi it to the city or take public transport.
Hotel resturants were expensive, but then again it is every in iceland.
The rooms were clean, bothroom clean, beds are comfy. Staff was curtious and friendly.
Very Nice Hotel
We stayed at this Hotel in November 2003 and had a wonderful holiday. The Hotel is old world in style, but very clean, with comfortable very warm rooms. The swimming pool is small but as warm as a hot bath as is the hot tub. The staff were very helpful and friendly as all the Islandic people are that we came in contact with. The food was a buffet both for Breakfast and Dinner with plenty of choice. Drink is expencive but you would expect that in such a remote island. Iceland is so beautiful and different. We look forward to our next trip but would take it earlier in the year.
Loved the Loftliedir
I spent three nights at the Hotel Loftleidir in Oct. 2003. This was my first visit to Iceland and I was traveling alone. I found the hotel clean, quiet, safe, comfortable and very nicely decorated. The staff was helpful and always polite. The scandinavian buffet breakfast was excellent. The view outside my window of the Domestic Airport and the bay was pictuesque and interesting to watch. I thought the bus service was reasonable (with a bus pass I purchased) and convenient- a short ride to the University and to downtown Rekjavik and the mall. Also, having the Flybus terminal connected to the back of the hotel made taking tours convenient and easy. I felt at ease during my entire stay and highly reccomend the Hotel Loftleidir.
Out of the Way but Satisfying
I spent three nights at the Loftleidir Hotel and while it is out of the way(there's about a 20 minute walk to downtown Reykjavik) it was clean and well-kept. The staff was always friendly and polite. Icelanders are a reserved people, so don't expect American style overfriendliness, but we always felt welcome. There is a small domestic airport behind the hotel, if you have a room facing it it's neat to watch the planes take off and land. You don't have to worry about noise at night. Lots of tour groups stay there so if you don't like a crowd at the breakfast buffet this hotel may not be for you.
Take plenty of money
The hotel was the average airport hotel. The staff was fine and very helpful. The problem was the prices of the food, drinks and transportation to the hotel. Loftleidir is not near the main airport and the transp[ortation is a bus service. The cost was 13 dollars U.S. one way for about a thgirty minute ride on a VERY crowded bus. The dinner buffet was nice but not worth the 90.00 U.S. it cost us. The staff was nice and mostly curteous but some of the staff truly need attitude adjustments on cultural sensitivity. I understand that as Americans we expect everyone to be like us..lol but seriously i felt uncomfortable as if I was not welcome at the hotel by the desk person upon my arrival. This was my first visit to Iceland and I went because of a promotion my Loftlieders parent company Iceland Air. To them I say I loved the air fare and the plane but I would not stay in another of your hotels should I ever feel the need to visit Iceland again. This visit was 3-1! 5-03m. clark-schneider