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“Great location and friendly staff”
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Hotel Fron
Ranked #24 of 52 Hotels in Reykjavik
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Houston, Texas
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49 reviews
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“Great location and friendly staff”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We stayed at the Fron at the beginning and the end of our 2 week tour of Iceland. We arrived around 8 in the morning and we asked if there was any possibility of an early check in and, as it turned out, they had a cancellation so we had our room way before we thought we would have. I know this is not the norm for hotels and we had no expectations regarding early check in, but I felt they were very accommodating in this regard. The breakfast was very good and the room was perfect for our needs. Also very centrally located so easy access to all site in the city. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

It's pretty much what I expected.
I had a single room, front of the hotel, so yes, you do get a fair bit of noise, especially on the weekends but i'm not bothered by such things, either do enough stuff during the day that you'll sleep through it or go out and join the party!

The room itself, basic but that is what you're paying for. Few gripes, only 1 pillow with my bed, when other rooms used the bathroom you could hear the water running via my own (room 219) and the smell.
The smell stems from the hot water, its pretty over powering but if you leave the window open all day you don't notice it, just be expected to climb on a chair and window sill to do so.

Essentially, great location, bit noisy and smelly but nothing else to complain about.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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West Midlands
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Stayed in Reykjavik for Christmas - chose Hotel Fron since on main street. Had a studio apartment but with breakfast in hotel, this made it cheaper since able to buy food from local supermarket and cook it in room. Lovely friendly atmosphere over the holiday. Glad of cooking facility since meals expensive and most places shut Christmas Day. Weather extreme snow and wind made it difficult to stand on ice covered foot paths. Had couple of coach trips with Extreme Iceland and would recommend 2 day to South Coast.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Perfect solution for families. The apartments are spacious, tastefully done up and centrally located. The staff has been very helpful and even took the pains of mailing back a small item we left behind.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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West Hartford, CT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights at the Hotel Fron. We found its location to be very central. We often walked around Reykjavik at night after our daytime tours. It was easy to reach all locations (although we did decide to use a taxi to get to Perlan as the roads we would have needed to pass were highways (I am sure we could have done it, but we didn't feel like figuring it out). We took three tours while and all vendors had no trouble finding us at the Hotel Fron. Our room was on the fourth floor. It had a nice bathroom with stand-up shower, a small kitchen area including a refrigerator with snacks/drinks for purchase and a sitting area. In addition, we had a "queen" bed (two twins pushed together). It was clean and very comfortable. We were there on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Our room faced the street and the night club across the way ROCKS until 4 or 5 in the morning on Friday and Saturday. On our first night, we were so exhausted so we slept right through it, but it is tricky to "ignore". Ask for a room in the back and/or bring ear plugs. Breakfast was simple but fine. The hotel is quite large (seems to be a group of many buildings connected together). We were in the main building. Our stay was very pleasant and we wouldn't hesitate to stay again, but would ask for a room away from the street =)

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Excellent location, just by the main walking street. In addition the restaurant just next door was good. Unfortunately the experience overall wasn't good. Even thought the room was "basic" clean, the bed and pillows were horrible. Air ventilation was bad, so we had to keep windows open for serveral hours to be able to breathe. Our room didnt have windows outside, only to internal and external corridors and the noice from street was pretty loud. Breakfast was really basic: bread, few toppings, joghurt and coffee.

Summary: ok for fast 1 night stop because of the location.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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staffordshire england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Just returned from a 5 night stay at the Fron hotel. It was a good clean centrally located 3* hotel but had few amenities. Breakfast was basic average continental style and a bit too busy for my liking! The same room is used for dinner in the evening and this was better but not great. The gentleman on reception as very pleasant and helpful but a lady on the previous day was a little sullen!!! Our room which was a studio was clean, sizable and quiet as we were at the back of the hotel. If you like to sleep at weekends please request a room away from the main streets. Overall our experience was good but would try a different hotel if we returned to Reykjavic.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Fron
Address: Laugavegur 22A, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fron 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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