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100% would recommend it to a friend
very adequate for a one night stay en route for the auirport, or on arrival for first night.
great start to our holiday
We arrived at the airport at 11pm, and easily found the hotel.
The check in was simple, and rooms clean and spacious. It took us some time to figure out that the light switch required our room key to be in the slot to function, but after that, everything was fine. The rooms are quiet and comfortable. We had a single plus the family room, which had cooking options we did not use. The morning buffet was the same as all the guest houses we stayed at subsequently, with a wide selection of cereals, cold cuts, yogurt, beverages, eggs, wonderful breads and more.
This hotel has rooms you can use as an apartment. Kitchen&equipment&fridge!
Breakfast very simple and every day the same.
Very handy having the keys in a box with a code.
Had some difficulty finding the apartment with our GPS. A detailed map would help.
Better than it looks!
Arriving at Hotel Hafnafjordur is a memory I'll retain for quite some time.
A well versed Brit, on the phone to a friend in Reykjavik, announced our arrival minutes before we got there. "I've just gone under the bridge and we're going to stop at that weird, ugly hotel in the middle of nowhere."
As it emerged on the main road to Reykjavik, Hotel Hafnafjordur was pretty unremarkable. For sure, it was a big, industrial looking hotel on a main road. Crossroads, the motel soap opera of the eighties sprang to my mind, which just made me giggle. I didn't stop. Believe them when the booking says check in is at 2pm. I don't recommend getting there too early, as nobody was around until then. The rooms were a great size, with desk and TV, as well as WiFi. And featuring a kitchenette, we could store wine in the fridge and make coffee before heading down to breakfast in the morning. The bathroom again was spacious and offered laundered towels and free toiletries. I'm not going to lie: the view was of a motorway, so it lacked romance, but since that wasn't what we stayed there for: it was all good.
Wandering around the lava fields on a convoluted route to the harbour gives you a sense of 'the Iceland that is no Reykjavik'. There are interesting statues, modern art and a bizarre church, a homage to Hallgrimskirkja which litter the elf infested caves. Down at the harbour, an excellent seafood restaurant, Tilveran, serves incredibly velvety lobster soup for less than £10. It's this amazing soup that make Hafnafjodur come into its own. All in all, for the price, the hotel is perfectly fine and serves a delicious breakfast, included in the price.