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Hotel Leifur Eiriksson
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

I had a Great time here at the hotel. The staff was extremely helpful and gave me a great deal. The location couldn't have been better and I got to do everything I wanted. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfy. Awesome experience overall, I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a comfortable and relaxed hotel that is in a great area.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank szogran
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

You have to measure this hotel in its correct category. It is affordable, and it is not positioning itself as anything approaching a luxury hotel.

I was there on a trip with a sports team. We wanted clean, central, decent, convenient accommodation. Nothing more. We all had similar, good experiences.

The location is very good. It's RIGHT next to an amazing futuristic looking church. It is also on top of a hill, which means you can see the church from anywhere. Very handy - you will never get lost walking back to this hotel.

My room was on the top floor. The decor was a bit dated, but clean. The room was plenty big enough, and even had a little balcony and some roof windows. The bed was skinny but comfortable. The bathroom was basic but clean and functional (the shower water smelled very sulphur-like, but I expect this would be the case at every hotel in Reykjavik). Breakfast was good enough, but could have been a little more expansive.

For all of the frills and fancy bits that aren't there, they get the little things right, which makes it a good place to stay.

Our group found that the two main girls working reception were exceptionally helpful, and friendly too. Ask them directions and they will draw it for you on a map, complete with a walking route!

Final plus - hassle-free wi-fi at no charge. No registration, token, nothing needed. Just connect and go. Unfortunately when we were there it was only available on the ground floor, but it did the job.

If you want luxury or romance, don't go. If you want an honest, affordable place that does the important things a hotel should do, this place is a good choice.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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3  Thank David_of_Oslo
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

My husband and I just got back from spending 8 days at the Leifur Eiriksson. As people have said this is a very basic hotel but we didn't go to Iceland to spend time in the hotel. The hotel rooms were kept very clean and the people who worked there were very friendly and helpful. They arranged several tours for us and made dinner reservations. They have free wi-fi. It didnt work in our room but did in the breakfast area.
While there we went to the Blue Lagoon, the Jokulsarlon Lagoon(boat ride among the ice bergs), the Golden Circle and we snorkeled between the Northamerican plates and the Eurasian ones.
You can walk to anything in Reykjavik from the hotel and find your way back because you are across the street from the Hallgrimskirkja church which is the tallest building around.
One word of caution it is very expensive to eat in Iceland or to buy anything.

Room Tip: The hotel is in two buildings. You might want to ask for a room in the main one where the breakfast is. Also first floor rooms are mostly below ground level.you might want a room on a higher floor.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank perakash
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Reviewed 7 September 2011

I have stayed at many hotels in Reykjavik over the years, but this is the one I always come back to! Situated right opposite the impressive Hallgrimskirkja which can be used as a good landmark if you get lost as it is visible from all over Reykjavik! Just down the road is the excellent Indian restaurant The India Mango. The staff here are amazingly friendly and helpful. Breakfast is served in the bar area and free coffee/tea/juice is available all day. The rooms are fairly small, but very clean - some looking out towards Hallgrimskirkja and others with a small balcony. Parking is available in the car-park near the cathedral.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank AndrewManston
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

This hotel, centrally located, is situated in a quiet zone and and very easy to locate, because it is right in front of the cathedral, the tallest building in Reykjavik. The rooms are basic, yet comfortable, clean and functional. Heating works perfectelly.
Life at the hotel is simple, you feel like home. Free wi-fi internet access at the reception area, all-day free coffee, tea, chocolate and orange drink at a buffet basis. Breakfast fair, with all you need. Family-run type hotel with an unexcedible customer care. I need to print the boarding passes to the check-in of the return flight, so they made me entre to the reception desk work area, access directly from the hotel computer to Icelandair web site and print it at the hotel printer. Simple and easy, no problem! All the excursions, car hire and all the activities arranged by reception desk at very good prices!
When i'll be back, I'll undoubtly stay here again!
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank Johnix
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