To sum up - fantastic hotel and great staff, couldn't ask for more for the price.
Staff were absolutely fantastic, they recommended local places, remembered who you were and what you were up to that day and helped organise great days out with genuine interest. They truly made our stay in this hotel something to talk about.
The rooms are simple but comfortable and always warm. Good hot water in the showers at all times and lovely cleaning service. Most of all the view from the window (in out case room 17) is a gorgeous mountain view.
Out the back there's a hot tub, we had a few issues getting it to the right temperature at first since it's not done on thermostat but the staff were constant happy to help and come check if we wee comfortable. We even had the good fortune to see the northern lights out over the mountains from the tub. Breathtaking!
The breakfast was simple but good, a continental including meats, toast, porridge and other basics. Very filling and a good time frame in which to have some (7.15-10) so no issues there.
The surrounding area has good views but not a great deal going on. If you have an interest in wool there is a local store the staff are more than happy to direct you to. Round the corner beside a supermarket there is a sports bar/restaurant that do some great food with decent portion sizes. On top for me would be the local bakery, we were told about it by the staff of Laxnes and it's truly delicious! Great selection on cakes and pastries and lovely chocolate sets if you want to take something home.
I would happily stay at this hotel with my partner should we ever return to Iceland again!
- 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