I don't like to be negative at all, but the hotel really wasn't what I expected it to be.
It was clean and it was quiet. The staff weren't overly friendly but were helpful and did what you needed them to do. The location was good, near to the main shopping street, and the food was OK.
I guess my biggest gripe was the bathroom. Seems a bit petty but the bathroom absolutely did my head in.
The shower cubicle was tiny. I could barely move without becoming wrapped in the curtain. The shower head was scaled up and the water was squirting at all angles. This was compounded by the fact that it was an overhead shower-head which meant you were either under the water or out of the shower! Trying to wash my hair was ridiculous as the shampoo was being washed out before it could lather! I tried cowering in the corner to get out of the stream of water but got a face full of curtain! I ended up turning off the water to facilitate this process. (I guess I did my bit for the environment!) The days when I didn't wash my hair were just as bad as the water poured off my shower cap like a waterfall over my face thus drowning me.
I will go on... there was also no holder / surface on which to put your toiletries in the cubicle. There was a tiny one above the sink but this was already full and sticking your arm out to get something would have ended up soaking the place due to the crazy water angles!
So this is my review. If you're a guy with a single bottle of shampoo, it would be great for you to stay in. If you're a woman with toiletries - bring a shelf with you!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Fosshotel Baron Reykjavík
- Fosshotel Baron Hotel Reykjavík