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Hotel Leifur Eiriksson

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Reviewed 30 May 2015

Stayed here for a week in April and really enjoyed ourselves! People on reception are great and always willing to help you find or even book onto a tour for you which is really useful when you first arrive. Great location, just at the top of town with stunning views of the church. Breakfast relatively basic but more than adequate...

1Thank Kate R
East Grand Forks, Minnesota
Reviewed 30 May 2015

This little quiet hotel is very centrally located, right across from the Hallgrimskjirka. As the church is the tallest building in Reykjavik it is easy to navigate ones self anywhere in the city. Were dropped off and collected at the hotel for Flybussen, could not have been easier. Accommodations were very plain and utilitarian, but clean and comfortable. We were...

1Thank rebeccagottberg
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Hotel Leifur Eiriksson is amazing. I would 100% recommend staying here. Dropped off right outside by flybus. In the heart of the city but far enough that it's not noisy. It's right opposite the Hallgrímskirkja, the most famous landmark of Reykjavík, which you can see from anywhere, so it's always easy to find. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Rooms...

1Thank louise t
Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

I stayed one night at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson. I chose it because it was a reasonable price, moderately-well recommended, located in the middle of everything, and the tour companies I hired for my one-day exploration both pick people up right at the hotel. I stayed in the annex, on the third floor. The room was very small. That's ok for...

Thank Jrose1982
Brecon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Stayed here on a three night break on a package with Icelandair. Total package was very reasonable. Hotel staff very friendly & extremely helpful. Our room was in the annexe and was large, bright & very clean with a spectacular view of the Church. Slightly dated & the bathroom was small but good shower and plenty of hot water. Continental...

Thank Nigel R
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Basic but good value This was arranged as part of an Iceland Air three day Spring Break so didn't know what to expect Total package was very reasonable. Hotel staff very friendly. Arrived late at 2:00am and the one guy on duty was very helpful No lift but help with luggage if needed. Our room was small but spotless and...

Thank CGHAllen
Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Chose this hotel because of its proximity to a lot of downtown Reykjavik that we wanted to be near. Location is indeed good. Lobby area & cafe area are nice, but our room was very outdated, sparse & only marginally clean. Carpet was ratty & the room in general was dank, cramped & slightly depressing. A lot of noise from...

Thank dc4b
Robyn M, Hotel Leifur Team at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, responded to this review

Dear dc4b, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We apologise that the rooms were not up to your satisfaction. We have been working throughout the hotel giving the rooms a touch up and some fresh new amenities. I will bring up your feedback on the housekeeping to the team. Of course we want all guests to...

Reviewed 18 May 2015

Great location just in front of Hallgrimskirkja. Rooms and bathrooms are a bit small. Breakfast was just average, and the only hot option was "make your own" waffles. The hotel is ok for short stay. Wifi was useless. If you just need a bed and have no special requirements, then this hotels is worth your money.

Thank Tolu78
Robyn M, TheHotel Leifur Team at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, responded to this review

Dear Tolu78, Thanks for the review! We hope you enjoyed your stay and apologize that there were issues with the internet. We are currently giving the rooms a facelift at the hotel and though we cannot promise larger bathrooms, we are continously working to improve the property. Best wishes, The Hotel Leifur Team

Bolton le Sands
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Small, friendly welcoming hotel in the best location. Quiet area and so convenient for restaurants, shops and bars. Free hot drinks available all day. Very comfortable rooms despite being small, quite adequate for a short stay. Good breakfast with plenty of choice. No lift but offer of assistance with luggage. Friendly and helpful staff.

2Thank LancashireBond
Robyn M, Hotel Leifur Team at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, responded to this review

Dear LancashireBond, We appreciate you taking the time to review the hotel and thank you for your kind comments about the staff! It is always nice to be recognised. Please let us know if we can welcome you back in the future! (and remember that request for a church view - it really is spectacular! Best wishes - Hotel Leifur...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 11 May 2015

This hotel is ok for a short stay. The room we had was very small and no extras. The wifi did not work, and the staff was not very helpful. BUT the location is simply perfect and you cant get any further to hallgrimskirkja. The waffles are good.

Thank linn marie k

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a 3 star family run hotel located in the centre of Reykjavik city opposite the famous Hallgrims Church .Our Hotel is in a quiet part of Reykjavik city and offer free parking opposite our Hotel .We offer 50 rooms all with private bathroom facilites and free wi fi internet connection . ... more   less 

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Address: Skolavoerdustigur 45, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Price Range: $173 - $412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Leifur Eiriksson 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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Leifur Eiriksson Reykjavík
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“rooms at back quieter- hotel over 2 sites (across road). Breakfast/drinks is served on main site only.Front can get noisy from traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles 545debe, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you need a larger room ask before you book”
 of 5 bubbles GoodHort, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Check if you're in the main building or annex”
  • Annex room
 of 5 bubbles Jerry-HXO, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a view of the church”
 of 5 bubbles Agent20, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Hotel has 4 floors and no lift, so if you have a problem with stairs ask before you get there for a room on the lower floors.”
  • View of the snow from our balcony.
  • Comfy beds.
  • Little balcony.
  • Compact but adequate, towels supplied but only smaller sized ones.
 of 5 bubbles vjb56, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
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