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Fosshotel Baron
Ranked #37 of 52 Hotels in Reykjavik
New Forest
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39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Previous reviewers have noted the good location, the clean comfortable but average rooms and friendly and very helpful staff with good breakfasts - I can only agree. We had a great time based here - happy hours in the bar helped too.

Nowhere public to sit and chat / play cards with friends when bar closed but weather/tiredness from late nights chasing Lights and long days snowmobiling prevents further movement but were referred to the KEX hostel along the road where a warm, friendly and eclectic environment with good beer and interesting food awaits - thoroughly enjoyed a relaxed afternoon there.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2013

The hotel was modern, clean and comfortable. The staff were helpful and the location was very convenient. We upgraded to an ocean view room so we could see the sea. The hotel is
Located between the sea and the main shopping street so very convenient. A 15 minute walk maybe to the harbour. We had booked trips and we were picked up from the hotel and delivered back afterwards.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Good location - close to the sea front and main Street (lots of shops and restaurants).

Rooms were clean, but basic. Double room was 2 singles pushed together with separate duvets.

Breakfast was good. fruit, waffles, bread, cheese, meat, cereal, omelette cubes and cocktail sausages

Service good - long and slow queue when checking in but otherwise helpful

  • Stayed November 2013
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2013

It was a very nice and functional hotel - tops marks for friendly staff who were very helpful. The buffet breakfast was superb; yes a lot of meat and fish but also fresh fruit, cereals, pastries and yoghurt. Was very good! The rooms were a little tired that would be my only issue. The water was slightly sulphuric too but guess that's becuase of where it is sourced! Close to the main shops too so perfectly placed. A very good solid option

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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597 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Fosshotel Baron is conveniently located right by the bay and only 2 blocks from the main attractions district. The exterior of the hotel looks sleek and new, but we were surprised upon entering that it appeared a little older... the red carpeting certainly made it feel a bit more staid. Free parking for guests in the lot in front and free WiFi throughout the building with password.

The guy at the front desk was brisk and rather harried (like the one we encountered at Hotel Klettur), but he was still professional and courteous. We arrived early, but he found us an available room. The lobby itself didn't encourage relaxation with not many places to sit, but it was teeming with guests/visitors waiting for their tour guides and buses.

Our room was even more dated than the lobby, and the window glass was severely cracked. Thankfully it didn't leak too badly, and overall we were comfortable and slept well. This was the fifth and last hotel we patronized on this trip in Iceland, and it offered similar amenities to all the others. Breakfast was good, but the configuration of offerings was not efficient with the number of guests there. We even shared a table with strangers, which is no problem, but many people had no place to sit. The staff worked hard to keep it moving and all the tables cleaned as guests left.

Busy hotel; not sure if it was some sort of holiday or just extremely popular, but this had the most people we encountered at a hotel during our trip.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rufford, Lancashire, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We stayed at the Baron after booking it via Icelandair. The rooms were basic but fine (not cold as mentioned by another reviewer - I actually had to turn the heating down!). The breakfast was good and plentiful, and the hotel was well situated for the town and the bay. I found the staff very helpful - I lost my diabetic pen and worked out that it was probably in the vehicle I'd been in for a volcano tour - the hotel reception contacted the tour company for me and my pen was back with me later that evening. This says as much for the tour company as the hotel (big cheers to Volcano Tours!), but it's an example of how helpful the Baron staff were

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Hotel Foss Baron.
Booked through Baltic Travel Company. Good deal & great fuss free service.
The transfer to this hotel from the airport took 2 hours! The receptionist at first was very cold & I felt as if I was a nuisance. However on a second trip to reception it was a warmer experience & a little more helpful. In fact each visit was an improvement. So no probs there. They are able to sort all questions & give advice on all trips.

My room was quaint in terms of furniture shabby chic white but plenty of it. A clean & functional room with basic tea & coffee making facilities( paper cups); enough towels & safe deposit box & generic soap dispenser in the bathroom & shower. TV reception & choice of programmes was very poor. Just BBC news & national Geograsphic. Oh well I wasn't there for tele!
Breakfast buffet had a really good range of breads, cereals, cold bits, fruit etc. hot food limited though. Still More than adequate & plenty to eat & regularly replenished. Bar open from 5.0 until 1.00 am. If you are leaving early am they also have an early breakfast available with a little less choice but again easily enough for your needs.You can get soup & bread in the bar, if you fancy a snack.
Hotel located near a Dominoes & 2 block walk from main shopping area., a 5 mins brisk walk up slight hill. So good situation. Hotel was busy with all nationalities & no one seemed to be anything but happy to be there.

Ate at a restaurant down the main shopping street called Scandinavian, traditionalish food I think . Fish & chips with a 'pink sauce' cost 3,000 ISK approx: 2 pieces if breadcrumbed fish, fries,salad garnish & Marie Rose sauce. Quite busy place but only 1 waitress. Large range of foods available including lobster.
Next door to Hotel Fron so a lot of their clients ate there.
Next evening Rossopomodoro , an authentic Italian restaurant on the main high street.Good selection of well known Italian dishes. Spaghetti bog, side salad & glass of house red cost 5,770 ISK. Tasty & plenty if it. Bread & oil included.
Tour companies. All much the same. Iceland & Reykjavik tours will pick up & return to your hotels , even if you have to detour. Pick up usually 30 mins before tour starts. Drivers & guides all have amazing English. Puts the English speaking to shame!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Property: Fosshotel Baron
Address: Sigtun 38, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Reykjavik
#13 Romantic Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Fosshotel Baron 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fosshotel Baron with its 120 rooms and apartments is a official 3 star hotel down town Reykjavik, open all year. Located only few steps away from the main shopping street and other interesting attractions in Reykjaviks city center. All rooms and apartments are equiped with shower/WC, TV and WIFI which is free in the bar and reception area. Fosshotel Baron is a family friendly hotel and offers special features for families and children. All guestrooms, restaurant and bar are non-smoking ... more   less 
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