Lovely hotel but beware CONSTRUCTION!
Posted Sep 21, 2016
This hotel is worthy of all of the expedia rave reviews, however, beware there is so much construction here (and frankly a lot of the newer parts of Reykjavik!) If you do choose to stay here, it is worth an email to be certain no construction will be taking place in your room, contiguous or outside it. We stayed in the basement which was also not my favorite (windows along the back side of the building). Our experience was miserable as construction started literally outside our window every morning at 8AM. This is hard because of the jet lag (which is pretty significant from the US/Iceland). Additionally the entire street is torn up in front of the hotel and there are no excursion pickups there - you have to go down the nearest street corner which really isn't a big deal EXCEPT there are so many tours/vans, etc... I was very nervous we would miss our pick up. Sorry Reykjavik Residence, as great as you are, I would definitely reccommend to all to stay in the older part of town until all of the crazy renovations and construction abate. I must say the staff was extremely apologetic and gracious and there was little they could do. I appreciate their kindness, but in good faith would not recommend unless they guarantee no construction.