I had an overnight layover in Reykjavik en route to business meetings in the United States. The connection was too short for me to comfortably make it, so I took advantage of the IcelandAir stopover program. I thought I would find a reasonable accommodation for the evening, and I chose the 4th Floor Hotel. I read the reviews and liked it position on Laugavegur Street. There really was a transition at that corner from a municipal street to a more pedestrian-first experience. I took a bus transfer from the airport which literally dropped me off at the front door via Reykjavik Excursions.
My check-in experience was great. Both of the guys working the desk and the lounge area were outstanding. They were efficient and very competent. I believe they certainly contributed to the fabled Icelandic friendliness, even though one was from Poland!
My room was really not that small, as I've read elsewhere. I was placed in room 409, logically on the fourth floor. Interestingly, there are also accommodations in the second floor which are clearly marked. Access is either by lift or a locked stairwell. Keys were given for the room, the front door of the hotel after hours as well as for the stairwell. The locking system of the room door was such that you were to lock it behind yourself as you departed the room.
My bed was very comfortable, the room temperature was moderate and the linens were spotless and crisp. Plenty of outlets allowed me to recharge all of the computers and tablets of the typical road warrior.
I had a medium sink in the room, so shaving was no problem. The toilet and shower facilities were shared. These were quite clean.
All in all, I think this is a very good value for this expensive island city. The overall experience was highlighted by the great staff, including the housekeeping professionals and all others I met. With such value, (and it's great proximity to the fun happenings of central Reykjavik) it is very easy to recommend the 4th Floor Hotel.
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