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Jonathan D

Sweet hotel. Great staff. Perfect location.

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 June 2024via mobile
Now I was extremely fortunate to have glorious weather during my stay in Iceland,
yet I must thank Hotel Leifur Eriksson for a pleasant stay. The staff was attentive- special props to Leonardo!- and it is perfectly located across from Halgrimskirkja. It’s close to everything but not inundated with the tourist crowd. Walking distance to BSI station, Braud bakery, Laugavegur street, Bus stop 8 for day trips, and my favorite, the thermal pools at Sundhollin. My room was tiny, however, very comfy. Would return, for sure.
Date of stay: June 2024
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dear Jonathan,

Thank you for your delightful review! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a pleasant stay with us at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed our prime location and found our staff, especially Leonardo, attentive and helpful.

We're glad you appreciated the proximity to local attractions like Hallgrimskirkja, BSI station, Braud bakery, Laugavegur Street, Bus Stop 8, and Sundhollin thermal pools. Your kind words about your comfortable room are much appreciated, even if it was a bit cozy.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Reykjavik soon!

Best Regards, Hotel Leifur Eiriksson Team
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Reviewed 2 June 2024

Beautiful hotel, very good location in front of the well known church, friendly staff, delicious breakfast, but the room was small for the high price and the bathroom very very small. Shower was not good, small and the curtains dragged on the floor.

Date of stay: May 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Team Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, General Manager at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2024

Dear valued guest,

Thank you for your review and for highlighting the positives of your stay, including our prime location in front of the famous church, the friendliness of our staff, and our delicious breakfast.

We are sorry to hear that the size of the room and bathroom did not meet your expectations, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused by the shower and curtains. Your feedback is important to us, and we will look into these issues to improve our guests' experience.

We hope to welcome you back again and provide you with a more comfortable stay.

Warm regards,

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Reviewed 15 May 2024

Very central and close to Hallgrímskirkja the Church of Iceland, so its very easy to navigate around the city. I booked here before and after my mountaineering adventure in Iceland as its very close to bus stop 8 for connections to and from the airport.

Good selection for the breakfast and the rooms are a good size, friendly staff to help give advice too. One of the receptionists was kind enough to help me out with some transport options :)

Date of stay: May 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Team Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, General Manager at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2024

Dear valued guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that our central location near Hallgrímskirkja and Bus Stop 8 made it easy for you to navigate around the city and connect to the airport.

It's great to know that you enjoyed our breakfast selection, spacious rooms, and the assistance provided by our friendly staff. We are especially pleased to hear that one of our receptionists was able to help you with transport options.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another stay in the future. Safe travels and best regards,

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Reviewed 5 May 2024

We only stayed in Reyjavik for one night, but our one night was delightful because of the Hotel Leifur Eiriksson! We loved the location! Absolutely perfect!
Parking was free and easy! I highly recommend staying here!

Date of stay: April 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Team Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, General Manager at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2024

Dear guest,
Thank you for your delightful review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson in Reykjavik. We're glad you found the location absolutely perfect and we're pleased to offer convenient access to a nearby public parking lot, which is free and easy to use. We're grateful for your recommendation and hope to welcome you back for another enjoyable stay!
Warm Regards, Hotel Leifur Eiriksson Team

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Reviewed 2 May 2024 via mobile

Located in the very heart of Reykjavik facing the Hallgrimskirkja (fantastic view from our room was a bonus) this cosy hotel has small but tastefully decorated rooms, great breakfast and helpful staff. The airport bus and the minibuses for excursions stop all at the bus stop Nr 8, which is 5 minutes walk from the hotel.

Room tip: Please note that this hotel doesn’t have an elevator, only stairs going to the 2nd floor.
Date of stay: April 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Team Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, General Manager at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2024

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and that our location, with its stunning view of Hallgrimskirkja, added to your experience. It's fantastic to know that you found our rooms tastefully decorated, enjoyed our breakfast offerings, and appreciated the assistance from our staff. We're also glad to hear that our convenient proximity to transportation options made your travels easier. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Reykjavik!
Kind Regards, Hotel Leifur Eiriksson Team

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Reviewed 1 May 2024

A budget option that has everything you need and more. Sure the hotel doesn’t have an elevator but it does have: lovely staff, great free breakfast, comfy beds, and clean updated rooms. We booked an economy room on the top floor. It was a corner room that had a slanted ceiling but we didn’t mind since it overlooked the church. We fell asleep listening to the bells. The hotel is close to everything downtown, a very quick walk to shops, restaurants, and bars. Highly recommend if you are looking for a budget option that doesn’t feel like a budget option.

Date of stay: April 2024
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Team Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, General Manager at Hotel Leifur Eiriksson, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2024

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our hotel to be a great budget option with all the essentials and more.

We're glad that our lovely staff, complimentary breakfast, comfortable beds, and clean, updated rooms met your expectations. It's wonderful to hear that you appreciated the unique charm of your economy room on the top floor, overlooking the church, and that you enjoyed falling asleep to the sound of the bells.

Our central location is indeed one of our biggest assets, and we're pleased that it contributed to the convenience of your stay, allowing you easy access to downtown amenities.

Thank you for recommending us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable stay whenever your travels bring you to the area. If there's anything we can assist you with in the meantime, please don't hesitate to reach out. Safe travels!

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