I booked this hotel through Easyjet holidays back in December as a gift for my partners birthday. Before travelling last week I read some of the more recent reviews on trip advisor about this hotel and some of them were so bad I was very worried that this hotel would be very poor quality. My concerns were needless.
I wanted this weekend to be very special for my partner so I emailed the hotel a few days before travelleing to request a room on a high floor so we could make the most of the views. We were allocated a room on the highest floor with a lovely view out to the sea. I had mentioned in my email that it was my partners birthday while we were there and when we got to the room the hotel had left a complementary bottle of wine, a fruit platter and some chocolates for us. This was such a nice touch and not something you see very often. It made our stay very presonal.
The staff were very friendly and willing to help with all the queries we had about tours (and believe me, we had several!) and getting to the airport from the Blue Lagoon.
The breakfast was fantastic. There was such a selection of fresh things to eat, as well as smoothies freshly made up there and then which is something I have never come across before. On the first morning we got down to breakfast 10 minutes before it was due to end and the selection was not so great but by that stage most other guests had had their breakfast so I thought it was fair enough that the food didn't just keep coming for us stragglers, otherwise most of it would have just gone to waste. We still managed to fill ourselves though! The next 2 mornings we went down to breakfast a bit earlier and the selection was incredible.
The room we were staying in was admittedly a bit outdated but what else can you expect from a hotel that was built in the 60s? The room was clean and tidy and the walls had been freshly painted, it was only the furniture that was a bit outdated. The only thing I would say is that we only had 1 pillow each and it was very flat so it would have been nice to have the option of a second pillow for those of us who like a high pillow.
There was a lovely, comfortable bar downstairs beside reception which wasn't too expensive, especially compared with some of the places in downtown Reykjavik that we went to. Also, we found the hotel very convenient for Reykjavik old town - 10-15min walk at most (Reykjavik is really not a big place!) and given that all tours offer pick up at your hotel it was very handy for the couple of times we did walk into town.
The only thing I would say about the hotel is that the health club is completely seperate from the hotel in terms of ownership and you need to pay extra for it. The hotel website does not make this explicit and coming from the UK a health club in a hotel usually means it's included in the price you pay so we were quite disappointed to find that the jacuzzi etc. was not included which is why I'm giving this a 4/5.
All in though we had a lovely stay here and would definitely recommend to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, Reykjavik welcomes guests to the beauty of Iceland. An architectural landmark, the hotel sits in a peaceful neighborhood just 10 minutes from the lively city center. Explore the city's museums, galleries and nightlife as well as the surrounding natural wonders. Comfortable amenities and beautiful views of the city, ocean, glaciers and mountains grace the 236 rooms and suites of this Reykjavik hotel. Guests can take advantage of buffet and gourmet on-site dining as well as on-site banking, shopping, hair care and excursion assistance. Guests also receive complimentary access to the spa and gym at the on-site Spa and Health Center. The hotel's event space features 8 meeting rooms, many with plasma screens and videoconferencing, for polished conferences and personal events. For over 50 years, the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, Reykjavik has provided memorable visits and events with impeccable service. Please note our spa is temporarily closed for renovation and has been delayed. Notification will be provided when we have an opening date for the spa. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, Reykjavik Hotel
- Radisson Reykjavík
- Radisson Reykjavik
- Reykjavík Radisson