We had a great 3 days in Reykjavik and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. However we moved from a standard to a deluxe room after one night and it really was like staying in two different hotels.
We had read the reviews and were prepared for a small room but this one was ridiculous! We arrived late and found the tiniest of rooms with 2'6" beds, no room for clothes (only 3 hangers for 2 of us), no drawers and two tiny shelves about 6 inches high so room for one jumper on each (we had 3 each so struggled!!). The bathroom was also small with just a shower. There was nowhere for suitcases so we piled them up against the room door and just unpacked a couple of thing.
Worse still the room had a grubby feel about it and I spent the whole night itching. It really was grim - like a cheap hostel.
After a sleepless night we asked to upgrade and were shown a deluxe room (around £15 a night extra) which was completely different - new carpets. lovely bathroom, spacious etc) We couldn't believe we were in the same hotel. We could have kissed the receptionist at that point!! I can't understand why a hotel which has nicely decorated public areas andsmart reception staff has such awful rooms on offer.
Anyway enough about the rooms! Some have mentioned the hotel is far out but the bus stops opposite the hotel and it's a 10 minute trip into town so no problem for us.
The common areas are modern and nicely decorated and the staff were wonderful. Very helpful - confirmimg pick up times for our trips, directing us to the bus stop, providing complementary tea whilst waiting for our new room etc.
Breakast was limited but if you can survive on tea, cereal and toast you'll be fine. No cooked breakfast here. All in all a fabulous trip with great sightseeing and a convenient hotel base. Just avoid the standard rooms or be prepared for very basic accommodation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Cabin is a modern hotel designed for the modern traveler and equipped with all the facilities that a modern traveler needs. Our main policy has always been, to offer travelers visiting Reykjavík comfortable and economic accomodation right in the heart of the city. The standard rooms are the cheapest accommodation we have to offer and as the name implies they are very basic but comfortable. The Deluxe rooms are bigger and come with a bathtub with a shower and refrigerator. The Superior rooms are all on the hotel´s 7th floor and offer a magnificent view of the city or the ocean. They come with a free wireless internet, a refrigerator, a tea- and coffee maker and a hairdryer.The hotel is excellently located within a walking distance from the city center as well as the Laugardalur area.Laugardalur (Hot Spring Valley) is a centre for sports and recreation in the capital. In Laugardalur you will find the Botanical Gardens and the largest outdoor thermal pool in Reykajvík, Laugardalslaug. The facilities there include a water slide, hot tubs and a geothermal sauna. Also located in laugardalur are Laugardalsvöllur Sport Stadium and Laugar fitness spa. The popular family park and Zoo in Laugardalur is open all year round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Cabin Reykjavík
- Reykjavík Hotel Cabin
- Hotel Cabin Iceland
- Cabin Hotel Reykjavik
- Cabin Hotel Iceland