If you need that 'modern/luxury/boutique' feel from your hotel/room to consider the place worth your time and money, swipe left now (or ask specifically for one of the few 'better' rooms available if your'e happy to pay more). If you are however looking for a clean space, comfortable bed, hot shower and warm (I initially mistaken the radiator for a window shutter), secure base for your adventures around town, that's your place.
It is located on the edge of the very centre of Reykjavik and you can easily reach all the major attractions/walk the whole town from there. We end up not bothering with buses at all and walking everywhere. Specifically, it is quite close to Perlan and if you are looking for an easy relaxing afternoon with a glass of wine (happy hour!) and a lovely view after you arrive, you can be there in 15 minutes. There is a bar at the reception too, if you fancy a drink there.
I really enjoyed the breakfast; you had it all: cereal/fruit/yoghurt, hot English, continental AND a few local accents: two types of herring and cod liver oil.
The staff at the reception was always very helpful and honest when discussing and recommending trips and different providers. We booked all our trips through them on the reception (you could obviously do your research and choose who to go with as they would not try to 'sell' you whoever they have deals with; if you want to go to Blue Lagoon, do book in advance, as there is no magic/special reservation system hotels are plugged to and you will miss out as I almost did).
The little added bonus was that it seems that due to the location of the hotel (I am guessing), we seemed to always be picked up first and dead on time (and then travel around to scoop all the people standing at other bus stops/waiting outside other hotels).
I would happily go back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Attractive and modern hotel located near the city centre. Family friendly and attentive service and calm atmosphere. With 85 comfortable rooms, including junior suites and family rooms. Free parking and free wireless internet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Top Hotel Reykjavík
- Reykjavik Top Hotel
- Top Hotel Reykjavik
- Reykjavík Top Hotel