Hotel Bjork Kea Hotels

, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Hotel Bjork Kea Hotels

, Reykjavik
3 star

Rooms: 55

Brautarholt 22-24 - Reykjavik - 105 - Iceland Hotel Website | | 354-511-3777
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Excellent

from midlandsmoggy
We stayed in hotel Bjork for 3 nights, mid November.

I can highly recommend this hotel to anybody planning to travel to Reykjavik,

The hotel is 10 - 15 mins walk from the centre, on a quiet street.

There is a karate dojo below the hotel which can make some noise until 10pm, but this wasn't a problem for us - I also think that if you had a room on the 3rd or 4th floors you wouldn't hear it.

The staff were very friendly, always helpful, and were happy to book trips for us with the various companies. They also spoke excellent English.

The hotel rooms were nice, modern, clean, warm and comfortable. The bathroom was also very clean although the shower was a little small.

The breakfast (included in price) was very good, with freshly baked bread, a range of meats and cheeses, cereal, fruit, yoghurts, boiled eggs, juice, coffee etc. All very tasty.

The hotel is easy to get to from the airport as the flybus will drop you off there.

It is about 20 mins walk from Perlan, although my walking times might be a bit inaccurate as there was so much snow it was hard to move swiftly.

A Delightful Place to Stay

from shinyredvespa
Hotel Bjork feels cozy despite its 55 rooms: staff was friendly, restaurant was good and relatively well-priced. Our room was on the third floor and had a breathtaking view of the ocean and snow-topped mountains. In addition to the view, the room was very comfortable with down comforters and radiant heat for those extra cold Reykjavik nights. Breakfast is included with your stay, and it's ample!

A note on location: Hotel Bjork is not in the city center/101 neighborhood. It's a 10-15 minute walk and about a $10 cab ride to the city center. However, the location makes Hotel Bjork a fantastic bargain for the quality, and the Laugardalslaug geothermal pool/swimming facility is conveniently nearby.

Everything you need for a good stay

from ABRH
Despite it's modest 3 star rating, this has to be one of the best
hotels I have visited. It doesn't pretend to be flashy (it looks positively ugly from the outside), but it excels at what most people want from a hotel. It is spotlessly clean, the beds are super comfortable, you can keep the room at a temperature YOU want, and the staff are both friendly and knowledgeable. All this at a very reasonable rate.
As others have commented, there is a good breakfast included in the price. Like the hotel itself, food is simple but good quality. We also had an evening meal in the restaurant on two occasions, and found the food to be plentiful and well cooked. The restaurant prices look scary (as does the price of nearly everything in Iceland!) but it does include soup/salad and wonderful fresh bread. Other plus points include a good choice of TV channels, free internet in the lobby, and free tea/coffee in the rooms. They also do really large triple rooms at no extra cost, which makes it a good choice for families.
The only minor improvement I would suggest, would be to replace the rather cramped showers, ideally with a bath, or simply with a much bigger cubicle. I just coped, but you wouldn't need to be too tubby to find it hard to reach everything in the shower!
The hotel is about 10 minutes from the main shopping street, but it is an easy straightforward walk e.g. it doesn't involve any death defying junctions to cross.
There is a great system in Reykjavik, with the airport 'Flybus' dropping you to/from your hotel ( a similar system exists for tours). The Hotel Bjork is just about big enough to ensure that you normally get a direct and punctual drop-off/pick-up. More distant hotels or smaller guest houses still get the service, but it means more changing, using small minibus' feeding to/from the bus terminal.
I would highly recommend this hotel. Iceland itself is also great; with fantastic scenery, and friendly people who seem to take a great deal of pride in their country and it's rather unique location. I travelled with my wife and three teenage daughters, all of whom felt very safe out and about (even late at night). Street crime seemed to be pretty non-existent.

All New Mattresses

from MobileResident
I stayed at Hotel Bjork for 6 nights the first week of November.
They were replacing all the mattresses in all the rooms during that time. I had a great stay. The front desk staff were all fluent in English and were extremely helpful. The room I stayed in was spotless, non-smoking, quiet after 10:00 P.M.(there is a Karate School below the room I was in on the 2nd floor) and suited my needs perfectly. The shower was tiny and would not be a good choice if you are not physically fit. The TV had 3 English speaking channels(Sky News,BBC and CNN).
Breakfast was served from 7:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. daily and was well prepared and included in the room rate.
I found the location of the hotel to be perfect for my needs. It is about a ten minute walk to the heart of downtown,a five minute walk to the main bus station and there is a bus stop 200 yards from the front door.
I would compare the Hotel Bjork to the quality and value of a Hampton Inn in the U.S. but about half the average size of a newer Hampton. It's a great choice for Reykjavik!

Good value hotel

from MandaH
This hotel is very clean, quiet and the rooms are spacious & warm. If you have a room on the front it's a great view of the snow capped mountains on a clear day. I would recommend this hotel as the walk is not too bad into the city centre. Breakfast is ok, although not keen on eating cold bolied eggs in the morning, I like my runny & hot. You can book tours at reception which is handy, and very often just the day before. I would go with Reykjavik Excursions as the tour guides are very informative & have good english. I would suggest booking the northern lights trip on the day as if the weather is not right you will see nothing. We were lucky to have a good clear day and so booked it for that evening and saw it, it was great! Golden Circle tour is good. Also try the thermal pools near the botanicle gardens, only cost 280 ISK. Great holiday even though expensive.

Comfort at a Budget Price

from Jill Worth
Our room was clean, comfortable and big enough with an en suite shower. Almost sound proof. The Reception Staff were most helpful when booking tours etc. The breakfast next morning was very good.

s oh so quiet

from PAJW
We just had 4 nights at Hotel Bjork and have zero complaints.
It was quiet, clean& spacious with helpful staff and big rooms.
The walk into town is nothing but a chance to stretch your legs for 10 minutes and the view from our room of the daily aerobic workout class was appreciated (if not by the wife!).
Pots and Pans restaurant - mmm, we found the food to be very good but the service was only so so.

Excellent hotel - will stay there again

from TheLips
Incredibly relaxing hotel. The highlights being: inexpensive, quiet, very clean, very friendly and helpful staff, good quality breakfast, lots of tourist information in the reception area, free and fast internet, and extremely comfy beds.

Lowlights being that our TV needed a periodic comedy slap to stop the picture from sliding out of view, and I don't know if it was a pressure thing but our shower was more of a Seljalandsfoss than a Gulfoss.

Risks: any undesirables i.e. British stag parties? There was one group here when we stayed but we never saw them because they inhabited the all-night netherworld of the runtur.

Re: the pots and pans (the attached restaurant), very family friendly but for couples I'd say you'd be better off finding somewhere in the town centre, unless you are too knackered from your days excursions. I didn't find the food to be that appetising there (lamb ok if a little bloody, the lasagne was interesting - I can only assume the chef inadvertently ordered half the EU carrot buffer stock as this was almost the only ingredient) and and if you are going to pay Icelandic prices I would prefer something a little more gourmet.

Re: the tours - unless its the middle of winter and the weather is playing havoc I'd hire a car instead, its not expensive and you get the sights to yourselves. Unless you dig spending your day in tourist shops eyeing up postcards and viking helmets of course.

With a car you can also nip outside of town (to get out of the city lights) and do a bit of aurola borealis spotting if the sky is clear. The Reykanes pensinsula is good I'm told - although I encountered more pandalus borealis then aurora borealis while I was in Iceland.

Basically if you are here for partying you might want somewhere more central. I think this is more of a haven for couples and families.

A Good Choice

from angwri
The reception staff are very helpful from check-in to check-out. They assisted in booking trips & gave recommendations on things worth doing (& things not).
All of the hotel is superbly clean, with an reasonable breakfast included in the room rate.
The rooms have a kettle, radio alarm, hair dryer & TV with some English channels. The only slight problem is the location-the room had lovely picture windows but the only view was of a work-out room in the gym across the road (no I didn't join a class !!!!). Having said that it is only about 10 mins walk to the seafront & about the same to the main shopping area.
Friendly, efficient hotel in a lovely city.

Would recommend Hotel Bjork

from pearsew
Spent a week here and found it to be a very quiet hotel (although where ever you stay that can depend on the other guests, rowdy guests can spoil any hotel). It's spotlessly clean and all the staff spoke perfect English and were very helpful. Rooms are quite large and breakfast very good - the usual Scandinavian type with fruit, yogurt, cereals, cheese, ham etc. If you want to do Iceland on the cheap and eat in your room in the evening there is quite a large supermarket about 100m. away (turn left out of hotel and go down the street and across the traffic lights and it's hiding there on the right). The salad bar is good value (fill a container for a standard price) . The hotel restaurant, Pots and Pans, is very popular with locals in the evening and we had a lovely seafood meal there at typical Iceland prices, which are high compared to UK. The hotel is about 10 minutes walk from the main shopping street and cathedral. We paid about £80 for double B&B per night which is pretty good for Reykjavik, and I'd recommend it. The only setback while we were there was that they were having problems with their satellite TV provider, so reception was a bit sporadic.

Top Local Tips for Reykjavik

Great view of the city There is a revolving restarant above the cities hot water tanks that overlooks the whole city and surrounds, it is one of the best restaurants in town and is also the same price as the other great restaurants but with the added bonus of amazing views included in the price!

Tapas Bar was excellent You can sample a wide variety of the local cuisine in tapas-size portions - things like Reindeer and puffin (which was sad to eat, but very tasty with a blueberry sauce!). Also, make sure to grab one of the small pocket-sized tourist booklets, as there is a 10% off coupon for this restaurant in there.

Reykjavik Excursions When booking your trips, use the discount code in the 'What's on' guide and you will save quite a bit of money! We were given the guide when enquiring about he trips at our hotel.

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