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Rebekka M

Amazing location and friendly staff

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 Mar 2024
We stayed here for 2 nights and really enjoyed our stay. The room was small but clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. Our room was in a building over the road from the main hotel but this didn’t bother us. Breakfast was a good variety and there was tea and coffee available to guests from the reception area all day and staff were happy for us to fill our flask. No tea and coffee in the rooms but this didn’t bother us!
Amazing location right next to Hallgrimskirkja. Everything was walking distance.
The parking is actually free parking all around the church, not specifically for the hotel. We did manage to find a space but had to drive around for a while.
Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Team Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, General Manager at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, responded to this review
Responded 3 Mar 2024
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your two-night stay at our hotel and that you found your room to be clean, comfortable, and well-equipped with everything you needed. It's wonderful to know that the location suited your needs perfectly, being right next to Hallgrimskirkja and within walking distance of everything you wanted to explore.

We're glad that you found our breakfast offerings to be varied and that you appreciated the availability of tea and coffee in the reception area throughout the day. We're always happy to accommodate our guests' needs, including providing space for filling flasks.

Regarding parking, we appreciate your feedback and want to clarify that while parking around the church is free, we understand that finding a spot can sometimes be challenging due to its popularity. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused during your stay.

Once again, thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on your next visit to the area.

Warm regards.
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Reviewed 1 March 2024

Lovely hotel. Staff super helpful. Staff available 24 hours. Extremely helpful eg booking taxis. Breakfast great value for money. Complimentary 24 hour coffee, tea, hot chocolate available and enjoyable. Reception and bar area comfortable and welcoming. Great location . Easy to find . Our bedrooms in block adjacent to main hotel. We had single rooms. Plenty space, desk and open unit for hanging cloths etc. Perfectly functional wet floor shower room/toilet with shampoo etc. quiet room great sleep.

Room tip: Just book it. You won’t be disappointed.
Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Team Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, General Manager at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2024

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and found our staff to be super helpful and available 24 hours a day. We're thrilled that you found our breakfast to be great value for money and enjoyed our complimentary 24-hour coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.

It's fantastic to hear that you found our reception and bar area comfortable and welcoming, and that our location was convenient and easy to find. We're pleased that your single room in the adjacent block met your needs with its ample space, desk, and functional amenities.

We appreciate your kind words and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future.

Best Regards.

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Reviewed 23 February 2024

Hotel Staff was very helpful and accommodating. We ended up needing to add an extra night to our stay and they worked with us to ensure we did not have to change rooms. Free parking at the church across the street, which was extremely convenient for us as well. Breakfast was standard but adequate and filling to start our days.

Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Team Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, General Manager at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2024

Thank you Hilary for sharing your positive experience at our hotel! We're delighted to hear that our staff were helpful and accommodating, especially when you needed to add an extra night to your stay. We always aim to make our guests' experiences as smooth as possible, and we're glad we could accommodate your needs without requiring a room change.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! If there's anything else we can do to enhance your stay next time, please don't hesitate to let us know.

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Reviewed 21 February 2024

Staff were very helpful and accommodating. I had few mishaps but they were able to help me. And also I had a very great view of the church from my hotel room which was amazing. Though breakfast has limited option but was OK. Cose to everything though there's a mini mart, cafe and Vietnamese restaurant next to the hotel. Overall great stay.

Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Team Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, General Manager at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2024

Dear Freedom,
Thank you for your positive review! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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Reviewed 16 February 2024

I stayed at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson in November 2022 with my husband and friends for four nights on our return from Paris to Baltimore. While planning a fortieth wedding anniversary trip to London and Paris for my cousin and her husband, a stopover in Reykjavik seemed a logical addition. As the 2022 stay was so enjoyable, we reserved to Hotel Eiriksson. The staff was just as friendly and helpful as I remembered. The location can't be more convenient. The hotel is across the street from Hallgrimskirkja, the iconic church. It is a short walk to the Rainbow Street, many restaurants, and shops. Bus stop #8 is at Hallgrimskirkja. The Icelandair Flybus stops there, as does the bus for the Sky Lagoon.
The hotel is well maintained and very clean. The beds are comfortable. Their breakfast provides a substantial start to the day. You can leave luggage if you have an early morning arrival or post check out departure flight from KEF. On this most recent visit, we stayed in room #105, which is larger than our room of the 2022 visit.
I will stay at Hotel Leifur Eriksson any time I visit Reykjavik and encourage you to do the same. You won't be disappointed.

Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Judy S
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Team Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, General Manager at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2024

Thank you for your loyalty over these years and the next ones. We're thrilled to be your choice since 2022 and appreciate your kind words about our strategic location, well-maintained and clean hotel, facilities, and helpful staff. It's wonderful to hear that we can be part of your amazing experience in Iceland. We are looking forward to seeing you next time!
Kind Regards.

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Reviewed 13 February 2024

Great location in Reykjavik, decent rooms, comfortable bed... bathroom (at least in our room in the building across the street) was one of the smallest I have ever seen - but serviceable. Decent breakfast buffet.

We really appreciated the availability of the lobby / lounge, and the helpfulness of the front desk person. He made it easy for us to securely store luggage and enjoy coffee/tea - as we arrived before check-in time, and left several hours after check-out.

Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Peter B
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Team Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, General Manager at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2024

Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed our hotel's location and customer service. We appreciate your feedback on the rooms and breakfast buffet. It's great to hear that you found our lobby/lounge area useful and that our front desk staff were helpful. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Best regards,

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