Fosshotel Raudara
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Fosshotel Raudara

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4.0
#38 of 60 hotels in Reykjavik
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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Fosshotel Rauðará is an excellent base for a Reykjavik centre stay while remaining a convenient location for access to Reykjavik City airport. While just a short walk away from the famous shopping street of Laugavegur and the Reykjavík Art Museum, Fosshotel Rauðará still enjoys the quiet of a peaceful city neighbourhood.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Housekeeping
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Icelandic

Location

Raudararstigur 37, Reykjavik 105 Iceland
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 97 out of 100
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Reykjavik Domestic Airport
Keflavik Intl Airport
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Tommie1000 wrote a review Mar 2020
Twickenham, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in February for six nights and yeah made a fantastic choice. Its small, very well located on the main street for restaurants and stores. Our room was large, had a small kitchen area with a mini fridge, very functional and kept very clean on the day to day and big bathroom as well. The buffet breakfast is generous and we enjoyed it everyday, looked forward to it really. Nice choice in Reykjavik.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Bridgitte_Aus wrote a review Jan 2020
Canberra, Australia4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here at both the beginning and end of our time in Iceland and found that it included everything we needed as we were only in the rooms for a short time. We had a couple of plumbing issues with the first room but the night manager was extremely helpful and friendly with sorting things out. The included buffet breakfast was good and with an early departure flight we were able to have a continental breakfast at 4am. Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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AppleCrazy wrote a review Feb 2020
34 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Have just returned today from staying in a triple room with my husband and daughter. We really enjoyed our stay here . The triple room was more spacious than we expected and was exceptionally clean . The bathroom was a little tired but the cleanliness made up for that . Yes there was a slight smell from the water but it is only to be expected . The water in Iceland is both lovely to wash in and the cold tap water is amazing . We all really enjoyed the buffet breakfast . The choice and variety suited us perfectly . We particularly enjoyed the seeded breads and lovely small raspberry Danish pastries . The bread is some of the best bread we have had anywhere . I make bread at home myself and wish my seeded loaf was as good . Other points we liked at the hotel was that we could recycle our rubbish , we had the option to make up a lunch if needed and there was a fridge in our room to use if needed. The snacks on offer in the entrance lobby are also useful . Last but not least , the staff are great . They are welcoming and extremely helpful without being intrusive. When we are next in Reykjavik we will definitely return to stay here . We had a fantastic stay and a great short break . Being close to bus stop 13 is also very useful for pick up for the airport and tours . Thank you to all the staff for all they did .
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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William R wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Firstly, whilst the hotel seems far away from the centre of Reykjavik, it only takes 30mins tops to walk into town, and there are plenty of bars and restaurants within 10mins walk. When we visited in Feb 2020, there wasn't much better for value, especially when breakfast was included, and the hotel was only a 2 min walk away from bus stop 13, handy for being picked up from when going on a tour.

However, the room, although large, was rather spartan with small, niggly problems; there wasn't a spare electrical plug on one side of the bed (meaning you had to choose between having a working lamp or charging you phone), the window leaked ever so slightly, meaning whenever it snowed (which it did constantly) we had a small puddle form on the window sill, and finally the toilet cistern had a tendency to constantly recharge after flushing, meaning there was a constant noise emanating from the bathroom.

I appreciate these are minor problems, but when combined made for a slightly disappointing experience. However, the breakfast was very good, and the staff were very helpful when we had to reorganize the rest of our holiday when the weather caused road closures.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Jojo wrote a review Feb 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada6 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Fosshótel Rauðará is located walking distance from everything you need to do and see within the city of Reykjavik. From City Hall, Harpa, the Iconic church (name escapes me at the moment), to good eats...this hotel is close to everything!...including bus stop #13 where all tours pick up. The hotel is not the fanciest, but it served the purpose well. Perhaps a little dated, but the FRIENDLY and accommodating staff made up for what it lacked, which was little since you spend most of your time outside the hotel. The breakfast was expensive so we opted to eat out, which we were happy about since we discovered Bread and Co bakery...OMG it’s delicious! We ate there every morning. Consider your stay at Fosshótel Rauðará if you want convenience and friendly service at an affordable price. We stayed 5 nights. I will stay here again if ever I return to Reykjavík.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mo C wrote a review Jan 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom76 contributions46 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff were friendly and helpful. However the hotel was very understaffed when we visited.

The breakfast were very hit and miss. The beans & scrambled egg were cold most days. The cold meat selection is next to the cheese so many vegetarians would be wary of this.

The room had everything we need and the underfloor heating in the bathroom was much needed when coming in from the snow.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sally F wrote a review Feb 2023
Oxford, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfy and cosy, when I first walked into my room my initial impression was "good" rather than "wow". The room however, had some really nice touches: the little balcony was a treat, letting some welcome fresh air into the room, and giving a sneak preview of each day's weather. The bed was also one of the most comfortable I've had in a hotel. Yes, the hot water smells of suphur but it does everywhere on the island, and if you run the cold water for 10-15 seconds it's absolutely fine for cleaning your teeth and filling the kettle (I'm not telling you whether to drink it or not, I'm not your mum).

There was industrial action when I stayed but the cleaning staff made sure we had plenty of towels and coffee regardless, and the reception staff were very helpful. The breakfast was limited to cold foods only (due to the strikes) but still had lots of variety and the price was reduced to reflect this.

Location-wise it was very good for exploring the city but also had some very good restaurants close by which was ideal for the days when the weather wasn't very nice; there is also a budget supermarket conveniently close by. It's on a quiet side road which made for a good night's sleep, but only 10 minutes walk from livelier parts of town.
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Date of stay: February 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Fosshótel Rauðará, Guest Services / Front Office at Fosshotel Raudara
Responded 2 Mar 2023
Hello 257sallyf Thank you for taking the time to write us your review. We take all reviews, good and bad seriously, as there is always room for improvement. Hopefully we can welcome you again in Fosshótel Rauðará before too long. Regards, Fosshótel Rauðará staff
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Amy A wrote a review Dec 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this hotel from 18th -22nd December for a pre Christmas girls trip. I chose the hotel because of the close proximity to the city centre and it didn't disappoint. We could easily walk into the centre of town in around 10-15 mins, along the main shopping streets of Reykjavik

The staff at the hotel are super helpful and very quick to make your holiday even better. The lovely lady at breakfast in her Christmas cardigan made our mornings with her welcome. The receptionists are very knowledgeable and on the day where Reykjavik came to a standstill were able to direct us to a wonderful neighbourhood thermal pool where we had a fantastic time.

The room was incredibly spacious, as a party of 2 adults and a teenager we had a bed made up of 2 singles and a double sofa bed. The room was huge and we could easily move around in spite of having all our cold weather luggage with us. Yes, the shower smells of egg but you're in Iceland which runs on geothermal energy! We all agreed that the water did wonders for our skin and hair.

Rooms had everything we needed, it was great to have a mini fridge so we could keep some fresh milk and snacks in there. TV had lots of English speaking channels, there were plenty of tea/coffee sachets left each day and the toiletries provided were of great quality.

Breakfast was fab, lots of choice and all freshly laid out. The coffee was perfect for an early morning wake up call. I especially liked the inclusion of some Icelandic staples at breakfast time as well as international options. I will definitely be buying skyr from now on!

I'll definitely stay here again of I'm in Reykjavik. Merry Christmas to all the wonderful staff.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Leach A wrote a review Feb 2023
Bradford, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked our holiday to Iceland through a travel agent and arrived at the Foss Hotel Lind only to be told due to the Housekeeping and Kitchen staff strike (7th to 12th October) that they were unable to accommodate us! Thankfully the hotel had arranged for us to stay at their sister hotel, the Fosshotel Raudara instead on a like for like basis (triple room). Breakfast had not been included in our original booking but as an apology we were upgraded to a free breakfast which was really good of them because I did not consider the last minute change in hotel to be too much of a hassle as it was only a few hundred yards across the street.

I was very pleased with the Raudara. The triple room was quite spacious and bright with lots of storage. Despite the housekeepers strike it was spotless on arrival and we were able to help ourselves to towels and loo rolls from a trolley left out on the corridor should we need them.

The beds and pillows were very comfortable and I had three lovely nights sleep; I'd actually say it's one of the comfiest beds I have slept on away from home. The room was very warm. The Wifi was excellent. The water pressure in the bath was very good and reached a good temperature. The TV worked and showed English channels.

The bar area is in the lobby and even with the main doors opening and closing regularly it didn't feel cold. The bar has a Happy Hour from 5-8 with cheaper drinks. They also run excursions through this hotel but we'd booked in advance elsewhere so I can't comment further and if you ask staff to call a taxi to the airport they will do it at a reduced rate. It is also nearby for the main bus routes and the tourist bus routes (bus stop 13)

The breakfast was a buffet and was really nice, no complaints at all.

All staff we encountered were friendly and super efficient.

I would happily stay here again
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Fosshótel Rauðará, Guest Services / Front Office at Fosshotel Raudara
Responded 13 Feb 2023
Hello PoweredByPepsi Thank you for taking the time to write us your positive review. We take all reviews, good and bad seriously, as there is always room for improvement. Hopefully we can welcome you again in Fosshótel Rauðará before too long. Regards, Fosshótel Rauðará staff
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Jolene H wrote a review Aug 2022
Chapel Hill, North Carolina18 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location was great, within walking distance to many restaurants and shops. The bus stop was just down the street. We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights at the beginning of our Iceland tour and for an additional 2 nights at the end. Our tour company booked the accommodations for us. We arrived on the first day much earlier than the schedule check-in time and were pleased that there was a secure room to store our luggage while we explored Reykjavik. The guest rooms were a bit dated, but very clean. The breakfast was excellent, with so many choices. The staff made sure that the breakfast items were well stocked and were continually cleaning the breakfast area. The staff went above and beyond to answer our many questions as first-time travelers to Iceland. In fact, on the first day of our scheduled tour, the tour bus wasn't arriving at the time indicated on our travel voucher. Robert (I hope I have his name correct) called the tour company for us and verified the pickup time. Exceptional service!
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Fosshótel Rauðará, Guest Services / Front Office at Fosshotel Raudara
Responded 30 Aug 2022
Hello Jolene Thank you for taking the time to write us your positive review. We take all reviews, good and bad seriously, as there is always room for improvement. Hopefully we can welcome you again in Fosshótel Rauðará before too long. Regards, Fosshótel Rauðará staff
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Delieu13 asked a question Jun 2023
Skegness, United Kingdom71 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi do you offer parking facilities? If so what is the charge for a 7 night stay? Thank you
Reykjavik, Iceland
Hi, Thank you for your message. We provide free parking for our guests. There is also the possibility to park in front of the hotel also free of charge. However, we cannot guarantee the availability, but we do have almost always. Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you have any further questions. Best regards, Diego
Delieu13 asked a question Jun 2023
Skegness, United Kingdom71 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi do you offer parking facilities? If so what is the charge for a 7 night stay? Thank you
Reykjavik, Iceland
Hello Shemaine Thank you for your message. We prefer credit cards to be added when making a booking (not debet card). Take care. Kolbrún Bergsdóttir front desk manager Fosshótel Rauðará
User113 asked a question Dec 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Has this hotel a email address
Reykjavik, Iceland
Hi! Our email address is: raudara@fosshotel.is
Answer from Debbie X
Zurrieq, Malta126 contributions52 helpful votes
Hi, there was a notice in the elevator stating that if you need breakfast before 7am you should book it at Reception. I don't know what time they offer it, but I'm sure they could prepare something for you, they were very helpful.
Irine F wrote a tip 8 May
Chicago, Illinois35 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Always bring warm sweater or something to layer. Very windy and really cold"
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Sarah Allen wrote a tip Jan 2024
32 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pick up tours from bus stop 13 at the end of the road"
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Amy C wrote a tip Dec 2023
Cwmbran, United Kingdom147 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"As you leave the hotel walk right for bus stop 13. 2 min walk."
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Gillian B wrote a tip Dec 2023
16 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request daily housekeeping if you want it. "
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Nadine Archibald wrote a tip Sept 2023
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A short walk to the tourist areas"
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£99 - £187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
85
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fosshotel Raudara
Which popular attractions are close to Fosshotel Raudara?
Nearby attractions include Sundhollin Public Baths (0.2 miles), Microbar Reykjavík (0.2 miles), and Lucky Records (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fosshotel Raudara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, airport transportation, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Fosshotel Raudara?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Fosshotel Raudara?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fosshotel Raudara?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arabian Taste, Reykjavík Kitchen, and Old Iceland Restaurant.
Does Fosshotel Raudara have airport transportation?
Yes, Fosshotel Raudara offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Fosshotel Raudara located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Reykjavik.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fosshotel Raudara?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fosshotel Raudara?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to Fosshotel Raudara?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Einar Jonsson Sculpture Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) (0.4 miles), The settlement exhibition (1.0 miles), and Videy Island (2.4 miles).
Is Fosshotel Raudara accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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