Stayed here recently on a trip to iceland and before I went I read a lot of very mixed reviews.
The hotel is fine, it's not high end luxury (I don't think, there's really anywhere in Iceland that would do the level of 4/5 star we would expect in Ireland/UK) but it was clean, it was quiet and the location was good for walking into town if you wanted a bite to eat.
As others have mentioned, there was breakfast - some meat, bread, cheese, fish, little fruit, tea,coffee and that seems to be about it, there were some vending machines also if a snack was required during the day. Unfortunately the pizzeria which was attached to the hotel closed before we came and the restaurants close by tended to be busy, but as the hotel was close to the city centre it wasn't so bad to try find somewhere to eat. Although beware! It's all pricey!!
While we would have preferred a proper double bed, we were so exhausted our nights in the hotel we made do with the two beds slapped together to make a double. We were upgraded to a junior suite, a bit of a misnomer though as I think the only difference was we had a small seating area by the window.
What no one tells you before you go to iceland is that the hot water smells of sulpher. Seriously, it's like showering in fart! A shame though as the water is very clean and hot water very abundant. The desire is tainted by how long you can put up with the smell! I'm sure over time you would get used to it.
I do wonder what other hotels were like but again, the convenience of getting around and into down town Reykjavik this place was excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Attractive and modern hotel located near the city centre. Friendly and attentive service and calm atmosphere. With 79 comfortable rooms, including junior suites and family rooms. Free parking and free wireless internet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Top Hotel Reykjavík
- Reykjavik Top Hotel
- Top Hotel Reykjavik
- Reykjavík Top Hotel