Top CityLine Grand Hotel Reykjavik

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Sigtun 38, Reykjavi­k, 125, Iceland
Grand Hotel Reykjavik
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87%

Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
31%
95
Very Good
40%
123
Average
16%
50
Poor
8%
26
Terrible
2%
9

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 68% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families75
  • Couples71
  • Solo75
  • Business66

More about Top CityLine Grand Hotel Reykjavik

It was a comfortable hotel

by Yuran about Grand Hotel Reykjavik

My sister and I were staying this hotel for 4 days.
Our room was twin room.

About service:
It was good!
Reception staff was kind.
They cleaned the room scrupulously, exchanged the towels every day.
Though it might be so anywhere in Iceland, we didn't need to leave any tip.
We are Japanese, and we aren't familiar with tip, so this was very nice.

About facilities:
We stayed in new tower, so the room was clean and new.

About amenities:
Almost all amenities were there.
Hot water was always provided.

About location:
The hotel is a little far from the center of Reykjavik.
But we can go to the sea by walk.
If we were lucky, we could have seen the northern lights! Dinner by the room service was so good.
We were satisfied!

Photos

Regína is not a very common name in Iceland.Regína is not a very common name in Iceland.

A woman cutting smoked lamb.A woman cutting smoked lamb.

Icelanders speak Icelandic.Icelanders speak Icelandic.

Vikings in Reykjavík.Vikings in Reykjavík.

Forum Posts

Free WiFi in Iceland

by frecklesoup

Is free Wifi common in Reykjavik? For instance, in coffee shops, libraries, etc.?
thanks a bunch,
connie

Re: Free WiFi in Iceland

by Lady_Godiva

Hi, I believe it's fairly common for coffee shops to have free wifi. A wifi website listed these locations as definite providers:

*Vodaphone provides free Wi-Fi in many Coffee Shops in Reykjavik
*BB 44 Guesthouse - Borgarholtsbraut 44 and Nybylavegur 16 - 200 Kopavogur/reykjavik - +354-5544228
*Grand Hotel Reykjavik - in open areas - Sigtun 38 - 354 514 8000
HI Hostel - in common areas - Sundlaugavegur 34 - 354 5538110
Hotel Vik - Sidumuli 19
*Also, see this site: http://totalhotspots.com/directory/is/reykjavik

Re: Free WiFi in Iceland

by frecklesoup

Thanks, Lady G.. Very helpful!
~connie

Travel Tips for Reykjavík

Heat and Hot Water

by emilienoelle

Hot water for bathing, washing, and home heating systems in Iceland is geothermal, meaning that it comes directly from the volcanicly heated water in the ground. Homes are heated by pipes which come in from the street where the geothermal water is piped in along with other ultilites. Water for washing comes in the same way and it is DAMN HOT. I warn you of this. It is much hotter than any water you will find coming out of a faucet anywhere else. The water also smells a lot like rotten eggs because of its high sulfur level. It is perfectly safe to drink and wash with, though most locals drink only bottled water.

We do believe that trolls exist!

by Regina1965

We Icelanders not only believe in the existance of elves, we also believe in trolls. But that is a different kind of belief. Because we know that the elves are alive now, but the trolls we know of are all petrified as they didn't make it home before sunrise. So they are kind of in the past, Icelanders don't think they will encounter a big troll while travelling in Iceland - just the petrified ones. But there are so many tales in Iceland of encounters with the trolls - maybe they are still alive?

There are petrified trolls all around Iceland. I add photos of some of these spots. My second photo is of a man and a woman troll and their cave in Hljóðaklettar "Ecko rocks" in North-Iceland. They were so close to the cave when the sun rose and got petrified almost by the entrance to the cave. In this particular spot in North-Iceland there are many trolls like these.

My third photo is of another known troll-spot is Reynisdrangar, by Vík in South-Iceland. It is believed that Reynisdrangar were formed when two trolls were dragging a three-masted ship to land. When daylight broke they turned to stone. The 3 rocks are the masts of the ship and the highest one is 66 metre's high. The names of the masts are Langsamur, Landdrangur og Háidrangur (Skessudrangur).

There are many other petrified trolls in Iceland and you can see some of their their images in the mountains, but that is where they live.

Did I mention that these trolls like to eat humans? And they run if they hear the chime of a church-bell. There are some tales of friendly trolls, who helped the farmers, if the farmers were kind to them.

I remember one spot in Þingvellir, our national park. My grandparents owned a summer cottage there and when we passed a certain mountain they would always say: "Truntum runtum og tröllin í fjöllunum" scaring the hell out of their grandchildren ;) This particular sentence is a sentence from a troll-tale.

The Icelandic word for a troll is tröll.

Bolludagur, Sprengidagur and Öskudagur.

by Regina1965

Bolludagur "Bun day" - Sprengidagur "Explosion day" and Öskudagur "Ash day" are 3 days in a row in the middle of February each year. On the first day children wake up their parents by spanking them in the morning, while they are still asleep in bed, with a specially made wand, and the parents are supposed to give them as many buns as the number of times the children were able to spank them. Everybody eats as many buns as they can with whipped cream, jam and chocolate on top. This is the busiest day of the year at the bakeries.

On the second day you are supposed to eat meat in brine (saltkjöt) with a yellow bean soup and potatoes. The thing is to eat until you are almost bursting, thus the name of the day. The restaurants are filled with people eating "saltkjöt" and of course you make it at home as well.

On the third day kids dress up in all kinds of costumes and go down-town or to the malls and sing a song in the stores and get candy. This is a rather new tradition which originated in Akureyri, the northern capital of Iceland. When I was a kid the tradition was to go down-town and to pin a home-made small bag "öskupoki" on the back of innocent strangers. At the end of the day you will notice a sign in the stores "Allt nammi búið" meaning "We are out of candy".

The photos I add are from Öskudagur and of the kids dressed up in costumes. I took a lot of photos, but I add the ones where they kids cannot be recognized, I think that is only fair to them :)

Fjörukráin: Viking Restaurant

by KarenandCory

Viking Restaurant located in Hafnarfjödur.

I got a three-course Viking dinner which includes a selection of horse d’oeuvre, delicious mountain lamb and skyr – a yoghurt-like dessert with fruit. With this comes perfectly chilled Vikings schnapps "Black Death" served in traditional lamb horns.

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Address: Sigtun 38, Reykjavi­k, 125, Iceland