Where to stay in Reykjavik
We flew into Reykjavik on a Wednesday evening and decided to stay close by at the Park Inn by Radisson Reykjavik Keflavik Airport, which is around 5km (8 minute drive) from the airport to be closer to the Blue Lagoon. What I had not appreciated was that a taxi late at night would be rather expensive and the short journey cost us £25. We also booked on to a later Blue Lagoon trip the following day to pick us up from the airport at 11.30am. This meant that we could not get the free shuttle from the hotel which is timed for flights so had to travel by taxi again!
In short – fly in early in the morning to save the overnight stay and go straight to the airport or go for an earlier trip to the Blue Lagoon so you can get a free shuttle!
Aside from my little error, the Park Inn by Radisson was a lovely, modern and spacious hotel with a lovely library area, booths and larger rooms for conferences.
We stayed on the ground floor in a larger suite with an extremely comfortable bed and fantastic walk in shower.
The stay was reasonably priced at £100 including breakfast which was plentiful. They had a fresh fruit cart, good selection of cereals and pastries and a hot cooked breakfast.
Hotel in Reykjavik
Unsurprisingly, hotels in Reykjavik are pretty expensive so we were pretty happy when we found Skuggi Hotel by Kea Hotels. Based in the east side of Reykjavik, Skuggi Hotel is around a 15 minute walk to Downtown Reykjavik and just a five minute walk to the main shopping / bar street of Laugavegur.
Skuggi is a pretty stylish hotel with black and grey decoration throughout combined with whites and creams. Upon arrival the reception staff were friendly and helped us out with a few queries that we had. The room was modern and spacious enough with views of the terrace garden outside where the snow had settled.
Breakfast is included in the rate of the room (around £130 a night) and is served near the bar area opposite the reception., There was a decent choice of all breakfast items – cereals (including porridge) eggs, bacon, sausages and beans, fresh fruit, meats and cheese and pastries (a little well done for my liking) but overall very good. The bar offers happy hour from 5-7pm every night making a glass of wine and a pint of beer around £4/5, which is a bargain compared to the normal £10+.
Definitely would recommend a stay at Skuggi if you visit Reykjavik for the price, comfort and location – bus stop 10 for your day trips is only one minute away, as is a supermarket if you need to save a bit of money.
East London Girl: Hotel in Reyjkavik