This is a quirky hotel in a great location in Reykjavik named after, I think, a volcano in Iceland rather than any comment on the hotel's standards or facilities.
It is is in a busy shopping street that is a short (10 mins at most) walk to the centre of town and just a 5 minute walk from the Hallgrimskirkja (church with tall tower). There are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby.
When first arriving it is necessary to buzz an entry phone marked "Reception". You get let in to the bar/restaurant on the ground floor and collect a key from a safe. There is in fact no reception as such. The key is used for the lift and to gain access to your room.
My room was decorated in an interesting style with the feature wall adorned with pages from an encyclopaedia. It had a small kitchenette that we used for making breakfast in the mornings, a large double bed, sofa bed (which my daughter used), and table and chairs. There was a large flat screen Panasonic TV on the wall (with English channels showing) and the shower room was clean and spacious.
The room feels more like a studio apartment than a hotel particularly since there is no daily maid service (which didn't bother me) and entrance is through a busy restaurant rather than a hotel reception but nonetheless you couldn't fault the excellent location and the hotel is well served by local tour companies. For example the Reykjavik Excursions Flybus service operates a transfer service from the airport straight to the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 2012, OK Hotel’s apartments are found along a quiet section of Laugavegur, Reykjavík’s main street. Flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and modern kitchenettes are standard features.The eco-friendly apartments are uniquely designed and utilise vintage furniture, recycled materials and local art. Most apartments offer a balcony and acoustic guitar. Tours, rental cars, breakfast baskets and airport transfers can be arranged by reception staff. ... more less
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