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“Amazing Trip” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Reykjavik Lights by Keahotels

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Reykjavik Lights by Keahotels
Ranked #19 of 53 Hotels in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Galway, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing Trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Stayed in November. the hotel was very clean and the staff definitely make the hotel what it is. We asked for extra towels and pillows and we got them no problem. the breakfast was very simple but nice. the hotel did not have a restaurant or serve a bar food and as we arrived very late a night all the restaurants around the area were closed so all was a garage which was quite a walk away.
went to the blue lagoon which was beyond amazing(make sure to bring your own bathing suit). went whale watching but didn’t see any but the boat trip was fantastic. took two tours to see the northern lights( not guaranteed to see them) went on the horse riding trip through the lava mountains and it was snowing but the sights were amazing.

overall fantastic trip. Only thing about the hotel as there market is mainly European perhaps they should get tea and coffee facilities in the room, not a big issue but it does make a difference

Room Tip: If travelling late in the evening, try and get food before going to the hotel
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Reykjavik, Iceland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

Recently stayed at this hotel (early jan 2014) and loved it. Very clean, great staff and efficient service. Hotel helped organise tours and transfers and were brill - no matter who was asked we had all of our questions answered and everything ran on time - same goes for local info. Having read previous reviews we were not expecting a room of this size, with this view and this much wardrobe space/personal space. Beautiful shower room and breathtaking views. Despite overlooking a dual carriageway we slept great with no noise from the road. We plan to return and will definitely be happy to stay here again.

Room Tip: Be confident and ask for a room with a view - that's what we did and we were not disappointed!!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

Just got back from a 3 night trip to Iceland. We stayed at the Reykjavik Lights hotel. This hotel is spotless, very helpful and nice staff.

The hotel is about 15 mins out of town, but there is a bus stop across the road and it is only 4 stops to the bus terminal in the city centre (350 Krona per person unless you buy a Reykjavik card). The hotel is on a main road but didn't here a thing because room had triple glazing

We had a room with a view of the mountains and harbour. Very comfortable bed (could have done with an extra pillow though!). There are a number of small restaurants within 5 seconds to 5 mins from the hotel. We asked for (and got) a free room upgrade (We got a superior room) which was much bigger than some of those described in reviews of this hotel.

Simple breakfast but adequate.

I would recommend this hotel if you want a nice clean hotel and are on a budget!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

Although the rooms are very small, we managed quite nicely. They were clean & modern. But enough about hotel, let me tell you about the staff. Arnar and Otto are 2 guys that go over and above when it comes to cust. service. They helped with tour info, bus info, restaurant info and just about everything else we needed. Just can't say enough nice things about them. And everything was done with a smile! Only thing is that hotel is not a round anything in walking distance but bus stop was in front of hotel that took us anywhere we wanted to go. Would definitely stay there again

Room Tip: all rooms have been remodeled.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

Just got back from this hotel and it was excellent. The staff cannot do enough for you. The rooms are on the small side but immaculately clean with great showers, plenty of plugs, cupboard space etc! The breakfast was superb spread and continually replaced. Would definitely stay at this hotel again. We walked into town every day and was a 20 minute walk which you can either do straight on the main road or down to the front. We really enjoyed it. It was quite cold with snow and wind which is unusual they said this time of year so I would recommend wearing layers of clothing. There are swimming pool just round the corner well worth a visit. Had a lovely room on 5th floor overlooking the bay which was great. We didn't see the lights from the hotel but we went on a trip with Reykjavik Excursions which was well organised and they knew exactly where to look for the lights and if you don't see them you can go again and your ticket is valid for 2 years ! We saw them and they were magical! Love Iceland the food, the people, everything - you come back feeling so healthy.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the reykjavik lights for four nights over new year.
We knew it was a 25 minute walk to get to the main shopping area but didn't mind as we filled all of our days and nights with trips that picked up from the hotel - golden circle, northern lights, snorkelling silfra, New Year's Eve bonfire and fireworks. When we did go for a walk we discovered it took us longer due to the ice but we gave ourselves plenty of time and it was worth walking along the front to see the Viking boat and Music hall.
The room was very simple, nice bathroom with excellent shower, could have done with a bit more storage space for large items like coats and boots and a kettle for tea and coffee but it was kept very clean.
The staff on reception are very friendly and helpful and they are full of suggestions of things to do, we had booked all of our trips before leaving the uk but I'm sure we could've booked everything there without a problem.
The breakfast is straightforward, as others have said, nothing to write about really, my other half liked the jam.
It was a shame the bar didn't stay open later on New Year's Eve as after our trip to the bonfires and fireworks it would've been nice to have a few drinks back at the hotel seeing as the centre was so far away.
Overall I'd recommend staying here, we were quite comfortable and would stay again if we found a deal like we did this time!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

Great room and bed (on the small side of great). Clean, quiet and very comfortable. Great breakfast spread, nice bar and very friendly staff. Free Wifi (the best I've ever experienced in a hotel before, including excellent signal in bedrooms) and free internet use on two computers in the lobby area.

The walk from town is 30 minutes, it's not a great walk either as it is along the main road in and out of town. However, the local bus service is excellent and you wont wait more than 5 minutes for a bus right down to town.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Reykjavik Lights by Keahotels
Address: Sudurlandsbraut 12, Reykjavik 108, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Háaleiti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 53 Hotels in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Reykjavik Lights by Keahotels 3*
Number of rooms: 105
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