A couple of minutes away from downtown, from the closest supermarket and from the harbor, located in a quiet street (Ránargata), the Metropolitan has after all everything you need if you ask for a calm stay in the Icelandic capital city, and that's why I hesitated between 3 and 4 stars for this hotel. Reykjavik is a perfect place to meet the Icelanders and to stay in guesthouses to have the best atmosphere, so book a room here if you just have to sleep, not more. The rooms are okay, clean but simple, the WiFi was available for me only downstairs (even though you maybe have to blame my lousy computer). I left very early and there's someone at the reception all night, and I could enjoy the breakfast even though it was 5am. I had a trouble with my computer cable and got all the help I needed to find a new one at the reception. So don't get expectations too high, this is just a nice place to spend a couple of nights maximum.
The price was quite nice, at least for a country like Iceland. My experience is from November 2011 so consider it as quite old already. I took the same hotel the last night of my July 2012 trip and my experience was the same.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Metropolitan Hotel lies on a quiet street, just a 2-minute walk from Ingolfstorg Square (city center). It offers free in-room Wi-Fi and functional rooms close to Reykjavik’s shopping, restaurants and cultural attractions.A TV, work desk and radio can be found in each guest room. All have a private bathroom with either a shower or bath.Every morning Metropolitan serves a continental breakfast. Staff will gladly recommend area restaurants for other meals.The popular Kolaportid Flea Market is a 5-minute walk from the hotel. The harbour, where whale safaris depart regularly, is located 400 meters away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Metropolitan Hotel Reykjavík