We had a 3 night stay at the Klettur booked through Flexible Trips. Eydis from reception was very quick to respond to my queries by email, and was lovely in person too - thank you so much Eydis for giving us a lovely room and for her great recommendations in getting around the city.
We stayed in room 604 on the top floor, which looked out over a car park as well as across the city towards the sea. The room was spotlessly clean and very quiet, with very comfortable beds, plenty of storage space and blackout curtains. We had plenty of hot water and good water pressure throughout our stay. The shower cubicle itself did not seem very big, and there was no plug for the bathroom sink - no major problem for us, but may be an issue for others.
We went down for breakfast every morning between 7 and 8am - there were barely 10 occupied tables each time! The breakfast room looked sparse in terms of decor but again was spotlessly clean and comfortable. There was not a huge amount of variety with the breakfast (cheese and meats, tinned fruit cocktail, pastry, bread, cereal) but the quality was very good and there was always plenty of food available. You could help yourself to as much as you wanted from the buffet.
Hotel Klettur is in a quiet location, yet is no more than 10 minutes walk to be in the heart of Reykjavik on Laugavegur - here you can find a wealth of different restaurants, shops and bars to suit all tastes. For evening meals we enjoyed a delicious Italian meal in Caruso, and a more traditional Icelandic meal in Geysir Bistro which was towards the harbour (the Icelandic skyr dessert was yummy!) - and we also found the Pot and Pan restaurant near the hotel to be good value for money with plenty of choice and an excellent soup/salad buffet. For supermarkets, there is a good one nearby - turn left out of the hotel and immediately left down the hill - walk down there to the main road and turn left. Follow along this road and the supermarket is on the left - I believe it is open 24/7.
In terms of activities whilst we were in Iceland, I cannot rate Iceland Excursions/Gray Line highly enough - their level of service, prompt arrivals, fantastic staff and wide variety of excursions make their trips excellent value for money. We enjoyed the Reykjavik City tour, the full day Golden Circle tour (make sure you wrap up at Gullfoss in the winter as it's bitterly cold!) and the Blue Lagoon on the way back to the airport. I would recommend 4 hours at the Blue Lagoon - we didn't really feel 2 hours was quite enough, given that we each had a 20 minute massage each.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Reykjavik and would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel for warm comfortable rooms and excellent customer service, just a 10 minute walk from the action.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Klettur is a beautiful first class hotel, a stone's throw from downtown. The hotel's name is derived from the rock that breaks through the wall on the first floor. When choosing the color theme and the interior decoration for the hotel we had in mind the unique color scheme of the Icelandic nature.Hótel Klettur has 166 rooms, of which there are 146 Standard rooms and 20 Deluxe rooms. The rooms are all modern, bright, spacious and well quipped. The Deluxe rooms are located on the top two floors of the hotel and have a shared lounge and balcony facing south.In every room you will find a refrigerator, telephone, satellite TV, internet connection, ironing board, clothing iron, hair dryer, coffee and tea maker and a safe.Hótel Klettur is well located in Reykjavík, only about two minutes walk from the main bus terminal and Laugavegur shopping street. The hotel is within 2 km walking distance from all the major sights and only about 1,6 km from Harpa concert hall and conference center. ... more less
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