The Hotel Laxnes was a fantastic base for our trip to Iceland - set 30 mins bus ride out of Reykjavik, but the scenery makes up for it and right at the start of the Golden Circle route. We had fantastic views from our bedrooms windows/balcony of mountains and countryside. The room was basic but large and clean. The televison only had 2 channels - both in Icelandic but as we were out all day and most evenings, it wasn't an issue for us. Downstairs there's a dining area, bar and a lounge area with a chess board and pool table, which is free. There is also free pc/internet use in the reception and free Wi-Fi in the bedrooms. Breakfast is brilliant - salad, meats, eggs, tuna mayonaise, waffles, cereals - a really good selection for a continential breakfast and most days we didn't require lunch as it filled us up till dinner. The best thing about the Laxnes though was Shaun the manager. Shaun is someone who has worked in the industry a long time and lives to make his hotel guests stays as good as they can possibly be. He is without doubt, the most friendly, fun and helpful hotel manager I have come across - nothing was too much trouble from arranging airport transfers, booking us onto tours, making last minute dinner reservations, recommending good things to see and do to giving us discounts for nearby restaurants. On top of that, Shaun is so friendly towards everyone and takes a genuine interest in people. The owner was also lovely, managing the bar in the evenings and coming and knocking on everyone's doors if the northern lights appeared so guests wouldn't miss them. Would recommend the Laxnes to anyone looking to stay in the Reykjavik area - the bus is cheap - 350 isk pp each way (you need EXACT change - you can get this at the garage opposite the hotel) and the stops are right outside the hotel. All the companies operating tours pick up from the Laxnes and there is also plenty of car parking spaces for those hiring a car. We will definitely be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE RETREAT MINUTES AWAY FROM THE CITY CENTER OF REYKJAVIK.Hotel Laxnes is overlooking Mountain Esja and located opposite a river,we offer the best of both worlds. Great for Hiking and seeing the Northernlights.Our Village is like stepping back in time into a fairytale world !10 mins from Reykjavik City!We are next to rivers,waterfalls,mountains,sea ,a beautiful lake and close to Reykjavik city !The Hotel Laxnes is a modern country style hotel lodge with a mountain view in the greater Reykjavik in Mosfellsbaer close to the country and near to the City ! Only within a 10 minute drive into the Reykjavik city centre offering a country feeling to it, located close to the Alafoss Viking Wool store, Laxnes horse riding, a Golf course, a fishing lake and on route to the famous Golden Circle trip. On-site parking is free for guests.Why stay in the city centre if you can experience both country and city life staying at the laxnes Hotel.We offer both Car and Mountain bike rental at great prices ! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Laxnes Iceland/Reykjavik - Mosfellsbaer