Posted Mar 6, 2017
Hotel is in good condition although some of the furniture appears dated. It has a variety of room types and there are good views from the upper floors. It is not as close to the city center as many of the other nice hotels, but it is still in a reasonable walking distance if you are not in bad shape. Also, it is closer to other attractions on the east side of the city, like a large public geothermal pool, zoo, botanical garden, outdoor stadium, and indoor sports arena.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. Note that they charge a hefty commission for currency exchange, so depending on your bank fees, you may be better off using the ATM in the lobby. The hotel restaurant is expensive--as hotel restaurants are wont to be. Note that all restaurants in Iceland are expensive, so the hotel restaurant is downright exorbitant. There is food available 24 hrs a day through room service and a little snack shop in the lobby, although the menu is very limited late at night. There are a few cheaper restaurants as well as a drug store a few blocks south and southeast, next to the Hilton.