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Hotel Klettur
Ranked #31 of 53 Hotels in Reykjavik
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great, inexpensive hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights as part of a 'Northern Lights' trip booked via Travelzoo - amazing value for money - £299 each which included flights, 3 night's B&B at the Klettur, and the Northern Lights trip. I wasn't expecting much for that price, but was really pleasantly surprised at the quality of the hotel. Our bedroom was spotlessly clean, comfy beds and a great shower. Breakfast was the standard continental fare - breads, cheese, ham etc., and was more than adequate. The staff were always helpful, friendly and polite.

Reykjavik is lovely, with plenty of restaurants/cafes, and lots of boutiques. We visited the National Museum of Iceland which was very interesting, and also went to the Culture House Museum which was very disappointing - just a few original manuscripts to look at and really not worth the entrance fee.

We were lucky to see a display of the Northern Lights on our second night out on the included trip, which was quite stunning, but very, very, cold, as we were standing still for about an hour and a half, so do wrap up really well!

We also did the Golden Circle tour which gave us a chance to see some of the major places of interest in Iceland - Gulfoss waterfall, the origianl Geysir's, and the National Park were particularly good, but if you go do wear appropriate footwear as the paths were really icy.

Overall, we had a great time in Iceland, and I wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Priscilla M
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

We came here for a business trip and it was a great place to stay. The front desk staff was helpful with every matter such as finding day trips, making restaurant and bar recommendations, and explaining hotel services. Nicole was extremely helpful in finding fun activities for me and when an excursion company cancelled one of my trips at the last minute she even called around for me and reported the results as soon as I walked back in the hotel. Arnar was just as helpful and a lot of fun to get to know throughout my stay. It felt great to have a staff that knows your name and is genuinely glad to see you whenever you enter the hotel.

Otherwise, the facilities are well maintained and clean. Wi-Fi is free but does not extend to the rooms, breakfast is fairly standard.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Skipton/Leeds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012

This Hotel was very close to the town 5 mins walk if that. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are basic but clean and we had a standard double room had a fridge which was great as we bough a few drinks - don't expect a view. 2 separate beds pushed together and 2 single duvets - this hotel is lovely and warm nice when you come in from the cold weather! be careful not to flood the bathroom the water does not drain very quickly when showering! Breakfast is basic cold meats / cheese / cereal / Bread to toast and coffee - some juices also. We didn't use the bar in the evenings as we took our own drink. The city is more like a big town and very pretty - abit pongy from the geothermal Pools bit off an eggy smell sometimes. Eating out isn't as expensive as its made out to be its about the same as it is in London and again if you go to a posh restaurant is London its likely to be expensive and its the same there. I must recommend Caruso and Italian which serves everything from Pizza / Pasta / Chicken. Chicken its particularly expensive. I would have to advise against a Mexican called Tabasco's - the food I had there the chicken in particular was in edible and I'm a big fan of food some it has to be pretty terrible for me to waste food and I didn't eat this! If you are after a snack there are a few bakery's which quite cheap and somewhere to go to escape the cold for a while! The first night we were there - we had walked all the was through town and ended up at the bottom near the square and ended up in a place called Kebab Husid which was a bit random but I had the best Ham and Pineapple Pizza I've ever had! We also went on a few tripsI would recommend Volcanco tours for Northern Lights Tour - we did see them ( so slightly) and they were the cheapest 4x4 tour - The guy aslo gave us hot choc and cookies when we got out there were with the wind chill it was -15. The only thing I would say was the guy was very chatty and in his words hypo-active but was harmless enough - did like to talk alot. We also did the Golden Circle Tour with Snowmobiling in a 4x4 which Arctic Adventures, the guy who drove us up John was sound and the sights themselves were breathtaking. When it came to the snowmobiling one of the guys was pretty horrible - alot of people struggled up hills and were coming off and stalling alot - most people had there own snowmobile but me and my other half shared he drove there and I drove back ( up hills) I was ok up to one of the last hills were I stalled it this guy comes over grabs me by the scruff of the neck ( and my over half ) and shouts and swears at me which I didn't find helpful at all ( again this was not the guy who had been driving our 4x4 on the way up that goodness! we got back to base and we waited to go I wasn't best pleased as you can imagine. One of the Girls who was on our tour told us they had lost her friend that she didnt come back - They had lost her in the snow on the glacier we hung around for about 45min and finally she came back into the cabin ( maybe if the guy had paid more attention to head counting and less time shouting at me they may have realized they were one short !) anyway our driver John was very apologetic and stopped off on the way back and bought us all Hot Chocs and Cake - felt sorry for the poor lass who was left behind! We also did a Cave Trip up in Reykjavik which was combined with bus transfer to The Blue Lagoon- which didn't get off to the best start as the bus driver forgot to pick us up! The cave its self was spectacular but quite difficult to climb through ( really it was, you were on your hands and knees ) and you got to wear some attractive Onezies ! The finish we went to the blue Lagoon which we were worried about as someone had told us it was rubbish cold and Wavey ! thankfully it wasn't it was red hot and quite an experience! make sure your on time for the bus as our bus driver set off as the clock turned 7 and left someone behind then went back and make her apologize to the bus for being late. All in all we had a great stay in Iceland but I think Spring would be the best time to go

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2012

Nice and clean. Walking distance to downtown. A little bit cold in the bathroom at first. Nice and helpful staff. Recommended a nice restaurant. No wi-fi in the room, just internet connection. Wi-fi in the lobby and restaurant. I didn`t try and you needed to create a free account. Breakfast just ok.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lee0401
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012

We (family of four taking two rooms) stayed here for a four day Iceland adventure at the beginning of November. Staff were very welcoming and dealt very quickly and efficiently with a lot of people arriving at once. We stayed on the top floor. The hotel is very contemporary and only just around a year old. The rooms were basic and modern, but very clean. Contrary to other reviews I've read, we did have tea and coffee making facilities in our room. I overheard another hotel visitor asking the staff for these as they didn't have them and the staff happily provided them. They also provided us with extra pillows on our request, as only one per bed was supplied (not enough for us) and staff happily obliged very quickly, even though we requested these on returning back late on our first night out. We were able to turn down/up the heating and also open a window for fresh air. We had our own balcony, although the cold and hurricane winds prevented us from staying out there too long. The views from our room, which was at the front, were lovely offering great views of the skyline of Reykjavik. Not far from the main strip of restaurants and shops this hotel is in an ideal position. When we were there Reykjavik was experiencing hurricane force winds (which made walking down the street somewhat tricky!) resulting in all our trips initially being cancelled. The reception staff were so friendly and informative. Breakfast was a wide variety of croissants/toast/cereals/yoghurt/fresh juices/cheeses/tomatoes/eggs/hot chocolate/coffee/tea. Plentiful. We would go back as the value for money was excellent for a budget hotel.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LibbyOliver
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SLOUGH
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

Stayed at the hotel for two nights - staff were brilliant and accommodating - even managed to have breakfast at 10:15am !

The location is slightly away from the main area but since the tour company picked and dropped us off to the door - it was not a big deal !! There is a lovely pizzeria nearby called DeVitos.

The rooms are spacious and clean - ask for extra pillows though as they are a bit thin. The rooms are indiviually controlled heat settings but are very warm.

Would definitely stay there again ! - Thanks to all the staff at Hotel Klettur

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank PAJJIT
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2012

Liked it very much. It's not in the absolute centre of things but it is just off Laugavegur, the street that houses 90% of Reykjavik's amenities, and it's a pleasant 10min walk down to the lively end. They told us they had run out of twin rooms so we were given a 'family room' on the top floor which was gigantic. One side of the hotel has an amazing view of the bay, the other side compensates by having large balconies. Very comfy beds, good staff, good breakfast, free wifi in the lobby & basement bar. My main tips for Iceland are to book onto lots of coach trips to see the incredible landscapes, and to wait for the airport if you want to bring back Icelandic booze (a litre of Brennivin is £33 in the off-licence and the exact same bottle is £7 in the airport).

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pinkskinnedman
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Property: Hotel Klettur
Address: Mjolnisholt 12 - 14, Reykjavik, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 53 Hotels in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Klettur 3*
Number of rooms: 166
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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