Great Hotel !!
A very nice hotel very close to downtown Reykjavik. The service was excellent, very nice breakfast inclded. The woman at the front desk "Dorota" is extremely helpful and patient with directions and maps.
Also, there is a GREAT womens gym directly across the street. I highly recommend it
Great 3* Hotel
This is a cosy little hotel only 10 minutes away from the City Centre. The bedrooms are basic but really spacious with brilliant mountain views. The staff are very friendly and chatty and the breakfast is just right! The biggest shopping centre is a 15 minute walk away and the main bus terminal is 10 minutes away which is handy if you have booked any tours! Excellent mountain views!
Good Quality Hotel at a good price
We stayed 5 days in Hotel Bjork and we enjoyed the whole stay. We had a fantastic view from our room every morning, of Mount Esja all covered in snow.
The staff are polite and friendly and are very happy to ring and book an excursion for you.
The Flybus, Grayline and Reykjavik Excursions all pick up & drop off at the hotel.
Once you find your way around it is only a 15 minute walk into the City Centre
The beds are the most comfortable I've ever had in a hotel and its very tempting to lie-in too long. The shower was good and towels included. Breakfast buffet is plentiful (cold meats & bread, and cereals), and Dinner is available in the restaurant attached to the hotel.
I'd definatley stay here again. Great view of Mount Esja (across the harbour) from some of the rooms
Free internet access!
Accomodation in Reykjavík
It is a nice common hotel in town. Not really in the heart of the city but just 15 minutes walking buy. As any other hotel they can help you organising your day tours, they have access to internet and good breakfast.
I do not think they have rooms with cooking facilities or fridge (this last point not so good as we would have liked to store some cola or wine...)
Nice, Clean, Friendly...but Not So Close to Center
I stayed at this hotel for 6 nights while I was attending the Iceland Airwaves festival. I booked this hotel after reading the reviews here and people saying it was 10 minutes from the center. I'd say that estimate was slightly off. The hotel is about a 15-20 minute walk from the center of town--which doesn't sound like much, but when it's in the wee hours in the morning, and you have had quite a bit to drink, it can seem like an eternity to get back to the hotel. You'll also pass a few stray drunks here and there, who may or may not try to approach you, so if you get scared easily either don't stay out too late, or walk with a friend.
Most of the concerts were right in the city center, so we had to plan our hotel stops accordingly. Hotel Bjork has a really friendly, helpful staff, who were nice to us even when we were buzzing in at 3am, slightly drunk. The rooms are very clean, the beds are comfy, and the rooms are pretty warm once you learn how to keep the heat going.
If I find myself in Reykjavik again, I would probably look for a hotel closer to the center, but I can't say anything bad about Hotel Bjork.
Very good, reasonably priced
We got a good deal on Hotel Bjork with Expedia as we also booked our flights through the site. It was very reasonably priced compared to many others we considered and we weren't disappointed. The hotel and the room was very clean, smart and warm and the staff were helpful and friendly.
The location was better than we thought as it really was only a few minutes walk from the bottom of the main shopping street - we didnt even mind this walk in the depths of winter. It benefits from being in a quiet slightly out-of-downtown location so we found our stay quiet and peaceful.
Breakfast was fine.
I would definitely stay again.
good basic accomodation
Hotel Bjork has good basic accomodation at reasonable price.
Hotel is 25 minute walk from town centre. Doors open all night.
Rooms with even numbers face back yard, odd numbers face the scenery.
Lift and stairs to all floors. Clean and tidy, internet computer at reception, internet connections in the rooms. TV, coffee makings and bathroom included. No room service. helpful reception.
Well served by sightseeing buses etc.
Iceland is an expensive country so save a little by staying here.
Breakfast is typical nordic/european cereal, cold meats and bread/toast self-service.
Chemist and small supermarket within 5 minutes brisk walk.
We had 5 nights here for the price of 4.
Staff incredibly helpful and go the extra mile, duvets wondefully wam, food great and the big plus was the in-house restaurant which is open 11am to 10pm and this means that you can "refuel" as and when according to your program. Food very tasty and reasonable - unlimited soup and salad, with a baked potato came to about #25 for 2!
Hotels in Reykjavik for short stay
Hi, We are taking advantage of Icelandic Airlines free stopover en route to Germany and we will have two nights in Reykjavik. I have read many good things about Hotel Fron, Hotel Bjork and Foss Hotel and they are all in our price range (traveling on a little budge) and they all include a complimentary breakfast.
Have any of you out there stayed at any or all of these hotels and could you let me know the pros and cons of each.
Re: Hotels in Reykjavik for short stay
We stayed at the Fron in August 2007. I have no issues recommending it. Good location (walking distance to downtown and the Hallgrimmskirkje) perhaps 10 minutes. Clean rooms and nice dining area from breakfast.
Re: Hotels in Reykjavik for short stay
Agree. The Fron is a fine place to stay, especially due to the central location. Both of the others are fine as well, Bjork before Foss. I like the Fron best of the three. Good luck and enjoy my country.......
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