The hotel is far from the city center, not at walking distance. It does advertize the fact that it offers free bus passes to the city but neglects to add that the bus arrives only once every half hour and takes you to a rather remote area of the center, 15 to 20 minutes walk from the sites that interest tourists (old harbour, the central pond area, most shops and restaurants, even banks). And, yes, you have to get to the bank to change money in the city, unless you changed enough money at the airport. No other change offices in the city center.
Rooms are nice, but if you face the runways of the domestic airport adjacent to the hotel, it can get quite noisy if you open the windows, and quite hot in the summer if you don't open the windows.
After a long day visiting the sites and returning to your room for some rest, it becomes a hassle to return to the city in the evening, with the long walk and wait for the bus, and you reluctantly opt for the hotel restaurant which is OK, but certainly not a preferred location to explore what the city has to offer in terms of cafes, restaurants and a bit of night life, especially as the sun hardly sets in the summer nights. Thus, you miss out on a major attraction of Icelandic summer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Four-star Reykjavik accommodation showcasing the best of Icelandic nature. Newly-renovated Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura (formerly Hotel Loftleidir) is close to the city centre, in the quiet Oskjuhlid wooded area near the sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík
- Hotel Loftleidir
- Icelandair Hotel Loftleidir