In similar circumstances to another reviewer we too arrived at the Grand by accident. We were booked into the Best Western, but on arrival were told they had overbooked and that we were being 'upgraded'. We were a bit reluctant at first, because we had picked the Best Western for it's closeness to town, but any reluctance was soon forgotten. OK it is slightly out of town, but as Reykjavik is like no other City, this does not matter, in fact it is quite difficult to gauge where the actual centre of Reykjavik is. One local described the area where the Grand is located as the centre of New Reykjavik and this could be the case due to the amount of nearby construction. The Hotel is located about 10 minutes walk away from the start of the main shopping, accessed via Laugavegur, which is located 100 yards from the front of the Hotel and 15 minutes walk away from a large shopping mall that contains all the usual High Street stores. The Hotel is located next to the National Stadium; there is a good bus service whilst a taxi to the Harbour area costs about 2000 Icelandic Kr (about £10 sterling). The Hotel itself is a modern construction consisting of a tower residential block and a smaller residential block (4 floors). It has all the facilities of a modern Hotel, including a spa, restaurant and Conference suite. We were located in the smaller block and had a large well-furnished room. The only downside to the room was the shower, which although, powerful, was a bit wayward in its aim. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful, especially when it came to re-booking our excursions, which all had the Best Western as the pick-up point. The main lobby is well appointed with a glass roof, comfortable sofas, decorative fires and painted glasswork. The lobby bar sells teas, coffee, alcoholic and soft drinks and a range of bar meals (the steak sandwich is well worth trying!) Breakfast is included and is buffet style (served between 0700 and 1000) with every conceivable food type available. I note that one reviewer mentioned that it was packed with tourists (what did they expect to find in a Tourist Hotel?) however, if you avoid the after 0915 rush, it is fine and even when busy there were sufficient tables to cater for all. This is by far one of the best Hotels I have stayed in for its welcome and hospitality and on my next visit I will be returning here by choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Hotel Reykjavik is a first-class, four star hotel for business travelers, conference guests and tourists who demand excellent service and facilities. Grand Hotel Reykjavik is now the largest hotel in Iceland with a total of 311 rooms and 15 meeting and conference halls, seating anywhere from 6 to 470 people. Grand Hotel Reykjavik is a member of Top International.The hotel is situated in a quiet area within a short distance from all services, recreation and business centers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Top Cityline Grand Reykjavík