A very pleasant stay when you are on a budget
Posted Dec 4, 2016
My partner and I weren't sure what to expect. We heard all the rumours of how expensive iceland is and what seemed like an appropriate hotel stay price made us concerned we may be in a dive. Boy were we wrong!
The lobby is nice and simple but comfortable. We were in here a lot waiting for excursion buses that stop right outside the hotel.
Our room was spacious with 2 sofas, hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment. We were in a double room but had 3 beds available in it and huge windows to look out across the street.
The room was very well heated (a little too heated at night but balance between radiator and open window hatch was perfect). The beds were comfy. The bathroom looked nice and yes... the was a strong sulphurous smell but it's iceland. That smell is everywhere! Shampoos and soaps updated daily. I just wish the towels were.
The staff were friendly, helpful, and always smiling. One in particular had shoulder length blonde hair, young (never caught his name) was extremely reassuring when the occasional excursion bus was late or if you needed advice about airport transfers.. great guy!
Breakfast was your simple continental breakfast.. pastries, porridge, yoghurt, toast, cold cuts and of course Coffee/English Breakfast tea/Juices and had a nice seating area with catering staff that worked silently around you but always had a smile.
There is a luggage hold too! And local amenities within walking distance! :)