Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, Reykjavik
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We got up at 8am and had breakfast at the hotel then checked with reception about my bag, they said it would be there within the hour. We went back to our room and got the day pack ready for a walking tour of Reykjavik. My bag arrived about 20 minutes later and we left to walk around the city. First we walked down to Tjörnin, the city lake. The …
The weather cleared as we flew over eastern and southern Iceland so we got great views from the plane as we approached Keflavik airport. Got off the plane and went to collect our bags, my bag not there, we spoke to service desk and they said bag was left behind in Amsterdam and it would be delivered to the hotel tomorrow morning. We then boarded a …
... br> Anyway, as we stood there we realised we were all trying to get on the same EasyJet flights, which could hardly leave with NONE of its passengers so we relaxed a little, and even laughed a bit when there was another desperate call for the EasyJet passengers to Edinburgh to PLEASE report to Gate 27 NOW! eventually a grumpy passport officer turned up and started waving us through. But because there was only one, we all went through very slowly and there were times ...
It's about 11pm at night when I touch down in Iceland and when I step outside it's like I’ve entered a completely new world. It’s 11.30pm now and it’s barely twilight. The sky is all shades of red and orange and it just feels weird. I keep looking at the time and wondering is it actually nearly midnight or is it 12 o’clock lunchtime. The light and sky give you no clues as to the time of day. I board a bus to the Reykjavik city centre where my hostel is. They drop ...
... clearly knew the route and were all wanting to get to the front, so were pushing and jostling each other. They were really cute; short, stocky and shaggy, and they were really surefooted and comfortable to ride. Laura was bitten by a small white pony ridden by a German girl who only looked to be about 9 and couldn't control it; the pony pushed Rođi out of the way and tried to bite Fjola, but missed her and got Laura instead. Poor Laura, she now has a horse mouth shaped ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
10 minutes walk from the city centre. Room was a good size and contemporary as requested. Friendly staff
Breakfast menu needs improving- very limited selection and hot food was all pre-made and cold most mornings.
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A little unwelcoming from the outside. The hotel is more than like in the middle of a revamp with it fittings being an odd mixture of modern and early 70's wood paneling.
Helpful friendly staff.
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My husband, our two sons and I stayed for two nights at the Saga. The room was quite nice and very clean. The beds were comfortable although the fact that the sun almost never set made sleeping a little difficult. As with other reviewers, I agree that the early check-in makes this hotel earn its ranking. We arrived early in the morning after an all night flight from Orlando. We are Floridians but the plane was full of families going home from holiday. With all the children on the plane, no one slept. When we arrived at the Saga we were immediately shown to our rooms. What a blessing. I also agree that the breakfast was very good, some of it was different from what we expect, but good. We rented a car for one night and the parking lot was more than adequate and free. The downtown area is very crowded and this is obviously a luxury. Enjoy your trip. It is a beautiful country.
A previous Trip Advisor reviewer said that the Saga arranged for early morning arrivals to get into their rooms early or, if that was not possible, to get a complimentary breakfast while they waited. The complimentary breakfast was not agreed to (and we did ask), but they really hustled to get us a room as quickly as possible, so we could take a quick nap before spending the rest of the day at the Blue Lagoon -- a great combination antidote to jet lag after our 9:00 p.m. departure and overnight flight from NYC. The room was sparkling clean, terrific ocean view, great complimentary breakfasts for the rest of our stay. Service was excellent and the hotel is away from the the noise of the busier parts of town. The lobby is simple, the bar adequate, the restaurant fine. The Saga's competitive edge is their help getting you into your room hours before traditional check-in. There was a Rekjavik tours desk in the lobby and when we asked a question, we were treated with a terse response because we were not customers. We highly recommend Icelandic Excursions instead. Don't miss learning about Iceland's 13 Santas and the Hidden People. Wonderful people, great legends and sagas, fascinating scenery. We're so glad to went to England via the Iceland Airline's stopover plan!
We were on a 7 day holiday round iceland and we stayed the full time at the Saga.
Spent 4 nights at the SAS Saga Hotel. To be honest we didn't stay in the hotel that much. With daylight effectively around 24 hours a day the tendency is to be out and about. The hotel is beyond the fringe of downtown which made it necessary to travel by taxi most times. Certainly walking is not out of the question, but for many people it would be too far to walk downtown. The hotel was quiet, clean and the staff unassuming. The rooms are quite small, even by European standards and I'll never get used to the twin bed concept, but the price of the hotel was very reasonable for Iceland (which is shockingly expensive), and included a buffet breakfast each morning. The offerings at the buffet take some getting used to, but the food was fresh and filling. One note of caution. The water from the tap in the bathrooms is scalding hot. Not the water in the shower which can be controlled, but just turning on the hot water in the bathroom sink could be dangerous if you are not careful. Would we stay here again..... yes, but would also likely explore other choices more central to downtown.
1960s office block
We recently stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. The general quality of the hotel is good - rooms quite large and clean with reasonable facilities, yet let down somewhat by the 1960s office block feel. I think the whole place needs a bit of refurbishment to return it to a luxury establishment as everything was slightly 'tired'.
Easy access to central city (20 minutes walk), yet far enough away to not suffer from the noise problems of other establishments. Fine view from the top of the 7th floor of the moutains and sea surrounding the city.
Food was good if a little anonymous. As is usual with hotels aimed a little more towards the 'business traveller', avoid the restaurant between 8-9:30AM. Its fighting room only! A tad busy.
Beautiful hotel and great breakfasts!
We arrived late and decided there and then we had made the right choice, a stylish hotel at a reasonable price, perfect! The receptionist was kind and accommodating - just what you would expect! The room was clean and comfortable and had everything you would need. However the best bit of this hotel was by far the breakfast, so much variety and so much food, hot and cold. The restaurant on the lower floor was reasonable (for iceland) and delicious too. Thanks Saga for a lovely time.
I have been to Iceland 3 times now, and I seriously could not stay anywhere else then the Hotel Saga. The cleanliness of the hotel is 2nd to none, the staff are lovely, the rooms I have had have been quiet with nice views.
My husband and I stayed here last weekend on our way back from mainland Europe since our Icelandair flight had a layover in Reykjavik. The hotel was clean and was a 15-minute walk to downtown Reykjavik. We had booked this hotel at a good price, considering how expensive Iceland is. However, there weren't any restaurants closeby, other than the hotel's, and we had wished that we had stayed closer to the "action," so if you want to be more centrally-located, look elsewhere.
Hotel Rating in Iceland
I stayed here for three nights in early September. Considering how expensive everything in Iceland, including this hotel, is you might think this is a 4 or 5 star hotel like a Marriott or Hilton. My room had a style of perhaps 20 years ago and needed its carpet replaced (although I saw other rooms on the floor with newer carpets). The buffet breakfast was nice and the restaurant on the top floor was very good (although I was a guest at dinner and don't know the prices). My view looked out over part of the town and the ocean. It's about a 10 minute walk to the center of Reykjavik.
What planet are we on!!
We just returned from a trip to London with a stopover in Iceland. This was an Icelandair package and we had a wonderful time in this very interesting country. We would never have visited this country had it not been for the Take-a-Break package. It is expensive (Food, tours, etc.) but for 3 days the experience in the very different country is worth it. Go there if you can. We stayed at the Radisson SAS Saga Hotel and it was very nice. They upgraded us to a Business Class room.Iceland is worth the time and you can break up the trans-atlantic flight by stopping over on your way home from Europe. Give it a try, bet you will like it!!