I'd never been to Iceland before and we had the opportunity to stopover for 1 night between our trip to Norway from the US. Since the US Dollar is so weak, the hotel prices all looked a bit expensive for us so found this hotel to be reasonably priced and in a decent location. It's absolutely not a 3 star hotel (hotel???) by our standards but we took what we can get. couldn't complain for the convenience and we weren't staying there long - we just needed a bed and bathroom for the night.
positives: price, decent breakfast, staff is kind of friendly and good location. 1 staff on the day we were leaving was friendly and spoke English well.
negatives: bad ventilation - room becomes foggy and humid after a shower, shower -was only separated by flimsy shower curtain from sink/toilet area head- showerhead kept moving over the shower curtain and spilling into the sink area. the place gets drenched by the time you finish showering. 1 staff spoke no English.. and the other who spoke wasn't very good either.
Not sure if I can recommend this to a friend. If someone was a hiker type on a budget, yes. If someone was looking for a romantic and relaxing stay, no.. i guess if I were coming back to Reykjavik, I may look for a more comfortable hotel even if for a higher price.
- 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