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Hotel Leifur Eiriksson
Ranked #27 of 52 Hotels in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
London
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11 reviews
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“You don't always gets what you book....”
Reviewed 12 November 2009

We were recently due to stay at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson having booked through a package offered by IcelandAir. Upon arrival we were given some vague excuse about one of the rooms being 'broken' and bumped to another hotel elsewhere in the city on the basis that this would be a free-upgrade. Having read some of the reviews on this site, elsewhere and discussed this with the manager at the hotel we were sent to then it's apparent this is a relatively common occurrence when booking rooms at Leifur Eiriksson and not an isolated incident.

Our 'upgrade' turned out to be Hotel Cabin, Reykjavik, which was an uninspiring but functional hotel some way out of town (see Hotel Cabin Reviews for more details). If you do get to stay at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson then the location is pretty spot-on for the centre and sights of Reykjavik. I guess I can't really comment on the rest of the facilities at this hotel as we never got to stay there!

Definitely not one to book on the basis of the convenient location alone.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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Brighton, UK
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Reviewed 11 November 2009

We stayed here twice on our 10 day round trip of Iceland. The first stay was fine. The photos on the hotel's official website are rather misleading. The whole place feels more like a youth hostel than a 3*hotel. The staff are ok but not friendly or that helpful.

We stayed in a twin and a 'triple' room. The triple room was two single beds and some bunk beds. Not very good for 3 adults sharing as the bunk beds were ridiculously small.
The bathrooms are all wetrooms which make it very unconfortable for quick showers and getting dressed when sharing. Absolutely everything gets wet. The beds were also not even and so you felt as though you were sleeping on a slope. They do not look capable of providing roomservice as their website suggests. Breakfast is ok but there are no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms at all.

Our second stay, just one night, was a joke. When we arrived, after a delayed internal flight on an incredibly wet and stormy night, the guy at reception gave the 5 of us two single rooms and was so drunk he could not work out the problem at all. We had to take charge and go look in other available rooms to see which ones had the right amount of beds in it. It took so long we missed any chance we had to have a nice final meal in Reykjavik. Completely unacceptable.

When we were checking out we asked if we could leave our bags for a few hours. The man on reception that time coud not even grant us eye contact and gestured to the place under the stairs.

All in all this is an ok, cheap place if you don't want service with a smile or a comfy bed.
They run excursions and buses to the airport which seemed to go well but we did not need those services.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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London, England
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Reviewed 7 November 2009

This is an ok hotel well situated in the town centre. Check-in was quick and easy for us (others had to wait whilst their rooms were sorted out). The small room was theoretically a twin but really was two singles pushed together with two single duvets under a double bed spread. The ensuite was very small but workable. TV was a few channels including BBC1. Free tea and coffee were available all day downstairs and this was also the only place the free WIFI worked. Breakfast was continental in style and reasonable. In summary, an OK hotel for a few days, reasonably priced but not as good as some reviews make out.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Cheshunt Herts
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Reviewed 3 November 2009

Facilities in this hotel were what you expect from a basic hotel not a mid range 3 * hotel. No hairdrier and they struggled to find me one. Only 4 coat hangers in the wardrobe. No toiletries. Our room in the annexe was of a good size and larger than most but the toilet/shower was minute, about as big as a large size shower cubicle and shared a space with the tiniest hand basin ever. As they all shared the same floor space with no shower tray water flowed everywhere when used so you got wet feet when you used the loo or the hand basin which was virtually under the shower itself.

However, the location is fantastic right in the centre of Reykjavik, looking onto the church which can easily be used as a landmark to find your way home. Noisy on a Saturday night when Reykjavik comes alive but that would be the same for everywhere in the centre.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 21 October 2009

I have just returned from a long weekend in Reykjavik and I had the best time ever. The only thing that could have been better was the hotel. It was very clean but very basic, more like a hostel. The rooms were very simple, no tea/coffee facilities or hairdryers. The bathroom was very very compact. The only problem with our room was that it was on the corner and the windows weren't very noise-proof. Some people talking outside woke me in the middle of the night. I was also kept awake two nights in a row by someone in the next room snoring. All in all, it wasn't a bad hotel, just a little noisy. Breakfast was good, if a little limited. The staff knew all about the tours and helped organise things for us. We had a great time, all the excursion companies collect you (free of charge) from your hotel for all excursions and there is so much to do.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
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London
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Reviewed 20 October 2009

Visited this hotel in September 09
It enjoys a great location next to the Cathedral, only problem is that someone climbed up during the middle of the night and started ringing the bell at 2am. What a clown, should be locked up! Building work is noisy and goes on all day.
When I arrived I was told the room was on the ground floor. I didn't want that because there were lots of drunk guys from Denmark, Belgium and England in the lobby so I didn't really want that. Instead I was offered a room in the annexe just over the road.
The room was very basic and not particularly clean.
Staff were keen to sell excursions but I guess they get commission because I got better deals elsewhere...
Breakfast is virtually non-existent in Iceland, so the hotel's offering of cereal and toast was ok. Free wireless is only available in the lobby, so all the geeks hang out there looking at their computers. On the other hand they do show all the UK football and Champions League on a big screen.
Downside was that my wallet went missing from my room on the last night. Hmmm...

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled on business
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2009

Stayed here 2 nights. The first we spent in a tiny room on the fop floor with a sloping ceiling over half where you could hardly stand up, a tv that barely worked, windows that didn't open and the narrowest beds I've ever seen. Complained bitterly at the poor value and was moved to a marginally better room for the second night. Other than the location and the fact they did help organise tours etc, I don't have much to recommend about this place.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Leifur Eiriksson
Address: Skolavoerdustigur 45, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Leifur Eiriksson 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a 3 star family run hotel located in the centre of Reykjavik city opposite the famous Hallgrims Church .Our Hotel is in a quiet part of Reykjavik city and offer free parking opposite our Hotel .We offer 50 rooms all with private bathroom facilites and free wi fi internet connection . ... more   less 
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