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Today starts the real Arctic Adventure. We had a bit of trouble leaving as the men who came to remove the giant wedding tent pretty well blocked the only exit. After they moved their vans, we were on our way. Vodafone got one last lick in on the route to London Gatwick Airport. The route was laid in fine on Google Maps until we hit a diversion, detour to Americans. Once off course, "re-routing" was attempted but we had no signal in the countryside so it was back ...
... out to find a pub and sample some local Icelandic craft brew. After again walking to for what seems like hours we chose a small hotel pub a mere block from our hotel and made a plan to get a little buzz, eat some food and watch a movie until we passed out.
The plan worked as well as it could. No longer having to flight the urge to sleep we both slipped away rather quickly. The sleep for me was unfortunately short and at 5 am I sat ...
... before and I didn't know if I would be able to find my way around, but I wanted to try and see if I could figure my way around and do it by myself. The rain drenched me, I was soaking, my map was soaking and was falling apart, but I made it. The cemetery was the most beautiful place that I have ever seen. It was like a forest of green spurting from stone and cement. There are not too many trees in Reykjavík, and I didn't see a single tree in the country, but the cemetery ...
... avoid parking hassles). We walked several blocks to the Hallgrimskirkja, a Lutheran church which is the tallest structure in Reykjavik. A ride up an elevator and a few flights of stairs took us to an observation deck with great views of the whole Reykjavik area.
From there we walked to the harbour where four couples had arranged to meet for a whale watching excursion. At 5:00 PM we embarked on a three hour cruise (no, not that one for those old enough ...
... with a karaf of water without getting a look of the waiter. I miss your ultraconservative attitude towards food (cursed is the one who dares to put chicken with pasta or drink wine with his pizza!). I miss eating pasta twice a day followed by a big piece of meat. I miss grating a big chunk of
Parmiggiano above my pasta the size of child's head. I miss accidentally breaking off a piece of the chunk of Parmiggiano and having it as ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Hotel Reykjavik Reykjavík
Great Place to stay in Reykjavik
Stayed 2 nights in hotel as part of an IcelandAir special. The hotel was very clean. Arrived at the hotel early, and there wasn't a room in the class that we booked available, so they upgraded us so that we could get a room instantly! Room was very cute. Location wasn't ideal, but it was close to the main street, quiet and only a 15 minute walk to bars, clubs and restaurants. Relatively central location. Hotel has a free parking gargage which was very convient and a nice Scandinavian breakfast. Would definitely recommend.
the hotel is nice, not extrodinary by any means, but it is in a really good location near shopping and restaurants.
Just returned from 3 nights in this hotel. Everything exactly as described on their website. Very close to the centre of town (200m from the start of the main shopping street). Free underground parking
(so no messing about with parking meters), free broadband internet in the reception, great buffet breakfast included. Room was fine although only a shower (a hot bath would have been nice after a day out in the snow and -10 degree's temperatures!) Would quite happily stay here again.
Spent four days at this hotel, cannot find any faults, breakfast was continental but plenty of choice. Room was very clean and warm, (ours was like an Ikea showroom) the staff were friendly and helpful. Brilliant location for all tourist attractions in Reykjavik. Recommend highly (and we're fussy!)
Very comfortable hotel and very well situated
Spent five nights during November. The hotel is very comfortable and is in walking distance from all the major tourist sights. We walked home every night from the pubs and restaurants. Breakfast was above average.
Top Hotel Reykjavik is a wonderful option for travelers who are looking for a budget hotel in a great location in the city. The street the hotel is located on is not the prettiest street in Reykjavik but don't let that deter you. The hotel is located far enough away from the noisy partying in the center of the old town but just minutes away from a main city bus terminal that will get you to all of the attractions in just two or three stops. If you like to walk you can walk everywhere from the hotel - it is about a 25 minute walk into the center of the old part of town straight down Laugavegur which is one of the city's main shopping streets.
Choice location for downtown & night life
Spent four days. Quiet hotel, small room, well heated, a bit claustrophobic and not terribly attractive, but relatively inexpensive (compared to everywhere else). Prime location means you won't be spending much time there anyway. Everything downtown is walking distance. Staff was fantastic, most spoke very good English, were helpful with arranging tours, mailing postcards, etc. Very good complimentary breakfast buffet. Ask for a room w/balcony. Again, its main asset is its location. If you're there for the nightlife and don't want to stumble back in the wee hours to one of the many bed&breakfasts (i.e. some family's house) then this is a reasonably priced alternative. Also a plus: it's on the Flybus route, which means you can get to and from the airport easily and affordably.
I have just returned from 4 days at Hotel Reykjavik and I thought it was fantastic!!! Our room was lovely and modern, the staff were brilliant and we were in easy reach of the city centre. I would recommend it to anyone - a gem!!!
A Ceiling Too Low...
Maybe you have to be in the mood: the Hotel Reykjavik is fabulously situated, but I got what I suspect is the oddest room in-house - 416.
It's quite literally at the top of the hotel, under the eaves - I had to pull the bed out from the wall, because if I'd sat up suddenly I'd have concussed myself! The room is fairly big, long and a bit narrow, with two armchairs and a loveseat at one end - funky is the word I'd use to describe it. There are lots of windows and a couple of skylights, but it's dark; it's certainly not your standard hotel room (for that, you'd want the Grand Hotel Reykjavik, which belongs to the same company). In all, though not a bad deal for an expensive, quirky city.
i went on holiday with my family to iceland and we were put in this hotel and as soon as you walked through the front doors i knew that it was going to be good. the staff were very kind asking if we would like some help with anything. the restruant staff were very helpful as well because when we went to breakfast they would come to our table and ask if we wolud like tea or coffee and they also kept all the tables tidy, as soon as some one had left the table they would go to that table and take all the dishes away and wash and have put back out. there was a bar aswell but i did not go in there because we did not have any time because me and my brother would go out and adfventure around.