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“Great staring point for discovering Iceland”
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Alex Guesthouse
Reviewed 29 September 2013

We got picked up by a very friendly staff at Keflavik airport (included in the price). We got picked up fifteen minutes after we called. Since we booked a little off tourist season, we got a free upgrade and got a private bathroom. We were positively surprised by the room, it was spacious and functional. The breakfast was simple but good.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

This is a good place to stay if you want simple, clean accommodation close to the airport. The rooms are very clean, but simple. Breakfast was fine, but again pretty simple fare. The internet connection was good, but be careful if you are in one of the huts, as you have to go to the main building to use the internet. The receptionists were all friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

My two children and I stayed at the Alex before taking an early morning flight and had primarily chosen it because of its location, which is indeed good (and so was breakfast, by the way). But we got precious little sleep because of noise from the hallway. People arriving at all hours, chatting, laughing, dragging suitcases... all of this could easily be heard through our door. When we left our car there, we were promised that we would be picked up at the airport on arrival. But when we arrived and called the guesthouse, we were told that no such service was available, unless we stayed another night. So two thumbs down for the overpriced Alex Guesthouse, sorry. My advice: Spend a little more money on better sleep quality and better service somewhere else.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

We stayed here for a night recently upon arriving late at night at Keflavik. They were very slow to pick us up despite us calling ahead earlier in the day - it took almost half an hour and two additional phone calls, even though they are a two minute drive away - and they weren't particularly friendly when they did. The hotel was fine for a place to stay and was not terrible, but that's about the best to be said. It was clean, although noisy, and the staff were not particularly pleasant. Our biggest objection was that, although we had booked a double room, they gave us a small room with three single beds in each corner of the room (see photo). When we asked for a double room, we were told we would need to pay extra to upgrade. Overall, it was useful for the convenience, but next time, we'd just drive further and stay somewhere better.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

I arrived in Keflavik from Boston near midnight. There was no phone number in my confirmation email but the airport tourist information area had an easy to find flier. I called the motel and within five minutes I was picked up (well I got a return call from the driver because I was standing in the wrong place for pick up, I should have been under the large yellow "meeting place" sign around the corner on the arrive side). The ride was fast and check- in was smooth. My small room had two twin beds and a sink and maybe a chair and small table. The room was basic, but clean and comfortable. I was tired and fell asleep immediately. The WC and shower rooms were clean and acceptable. Breakfast was okay but the coffee was noticeably good. The staff was friendly and efficient. I was returned to the airport at my prearranged time and I caught the Flybus to the city.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

When you land in Iceland or when you are sadly saying goodbye it's the best time to go to Alex guesthouse! Easy to reach by car and bus. 4 to 5 min to the terminal, the shuttle is for free at any time and you can have a good breakfast also at 4.30 am. If you want to relax it is also easy to reach the blue lagoon in 20 min drive. Finally perfect organization and cleanliness of the rooms, price aligned to a guesthouse level

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

overpriced - but hey this is iceland - and a little weird (a sort of aircraft hanger with some random US style little wooden huts that smelt of saunas) but handy and unobjectionable and with a nice breakfast. obviously noisey when the airoplanes come but that isn´t until after 6 in the morning. bang next to the airport so an obvious place to stay if arriving very late or leaving very early.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Alex Guesthouse

Address: Adalgata 60 | Aðalgata 60, Keflavik 230, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Reykjanes Peninsula > Keflavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Keflavik
Price Range: £60 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Alex Guesthouse 1*
Number of rooms: 48
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Also Known As:
Alex Hotel Keflavík

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