Hotel Cabin, Reykjavik
Reviews - Hotel Cabin
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Adventurer
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel Cabin
great budget accommodationfrom Mclafferty
Very Small Rooms but Cleanfrom PrincessLindz
Clean and Friendly place to stayfrom sarah_ruth
Small, really smallfrom BuccaneerDave
The room was indeed miniscule for the two of us. So small it was humorous. The room was very well organized though and if you put everything away it was amazing how much fit in there.
Our room was blistering so we were able to open our window to let some of that 'fresh Icelandic air' in. But I pity the folks that got the rooms in the centre of the building with hallways on either side. Their windows opened up into the hallway. A unique design feature.
The breakfast was good and given the food prices in Iceland, we managed to eat our fair share.
My favourite part was the body gel in the shower and next to the sink. It had a special burnt grass smell to it. Very appealing.
It does what it says on the tin.from Rach_and_Rich
Rooms were clean, warm and comfortable. Small shower was excellent for hot water. Location is not ideal as it is a bus ride into the town centre (although we noticed many of the posher hotels were also not central) but the bus stops are very close to the hotel and run every 15-20 minutes until late and once you get your bearings it is pretty convenient.
There is a Subway food place and some kind of Soup Cafe across the road and the hotel does a light buffet all day and evening. Also, less than five minutes walk from the hotel (turn left out of the hotel towards the town centre) is an excellent semi Vegetarian Cafe doing hot food until 8pm (don't panic if you
think you are stepping into an Icelandic version of Holland and Barret-it really is a cafe as well as a Health Food Shop).
Hotel can arrange trips- most of the obvious coach trips in Iceland seem to be run by one company (Reykjavik Excursions) who pick up from your hotel to a central coach station for a transfer (this includes pick up and drop off from the Airport). Well worth getting a transfer back to the airport which includes a stop at the Blue Lagoon on the way, designed to fit in with ongoing flights. For the more adventurous you will need to look at other companies. We used another company for a not-quite-that-adventurous 4 wheel drive to a glacier (booked through Icelandair).
Hotel has a sign saying opening May 2007 as they seem to be building a second block- our room was overlooking the building work but we didn't have any noise problems while we were there.
All in all we were very happy with the hotel. For anyone whose budget doesn't go too far, there is really very little inconvenience associated with it's size or with it's location that would make it worth paying more.
Nice room for a sleep, great viewfrom Nellas
Tip: Rent a car and explore Iceland, just driving around gets you into places .
Cheap, clean and cheerfulfrom little_troll
Where not to stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
There was a good shower, but the sink was unusable as it must have been taken from a dolls house, with a glass shelf only a foot above the bowl.
Reception Staff were far from helpful, with "no" their favourite phrase, and gave the impression of not welcoming any enquires.
Stay somewhere closer to downtown!from nnsanci
Also, we had the smallest hotel room I have ever seen -- we could not open up a suitcase without blocking a walkway around the bed.
This hotel is about a 30 minute walk from the center of town. We chose it because we didn't want to be woken up in the middle of the night by partiers -- but I sure wish we had stayed closer to town.
This hotel is pretty institutional -- I think a lot of big tour groups must stay at this hotel, considering the number of large buses that we saw dropping folks off.
On the positive side, this was the cheapest place we stayed in Iceland and it was pretty clean. And, there is plenty of parking outside in the lot for rental cars.
Compact livingfrom JannieR
The hotel was clean and well cared for. The were building works going on at the time of our stay but this did not cause any noise problems or otherwise, but did give us a very dusty room window which made it impossible to take photos of the sunset.
The exterior and interior of the building was modern, though the reception area was rather dark. Free parking was plentiful.
There were areas with a sofa and armchairs on each floor, but again the decor was a bit gloomy which gave a very dark appearance to the areas. OK for an evening drink though.
The staff were very polite, friendly and helpful.
The breakfast room was bright and modern, and served an adequate breakfast to set you up for the day (Tea, coffee, juices. Yoghourts with purees to add, fresh fruit, bread that you could toast, crisp-breads, cheese, ham, salad ). Buffet lunches and dinners were also served here - we had the dinner on our first day, it offered a choice of 2 soups, 2 hot meat dishes with plenty of cold salads and pasta to add as well as cold meats, fish & cheese and fresh breads. There was also an abundance of freshly prepared fruits for dessert, as well as coffee and soft drinks. (11,500Kr)
Our room was very tiny - we estimated 7x7ft. 2 single beds had been pushed together which left only a narrow space on one side and at the bottom to climb into bed. The only way the maid could have made the bed was by climbing onto it, and then it could not be smoothed down because there was just no space. There was a small open cupboard with a shelf, but hardly adequate for more than a few clothes. We lived out of our suitcases which we had to drag onto the bed to open each time - the only space available, then we would have to store the suitcases upright, side-by-side and squeeze past!! The TV was tiny, and sat right up on top of the cupboard - good for neck strain.
The shower room was again quite small, but clean and adequate.
There is a filling station opposite the hotel with a reasonable shop and a Subway franchise, always good (and reasonably priced) for a quick lunch.
Top Local Tips for Reykjavik
You must visit Victors bar and grill Victors is located in the sqaure near the tourist informatin centre in Rejkavik town. It has gorgeous food and great live music (acoustic) the atmosphere is great and the staff is friendly. We were only in Rejkavik a short amount of time and we ate their for half of the time it was so nice. Quite pricey but just the same as everywhere else you have to be prepared to spend money in Rejkavik.
Free entrance in museums If you wish to visit some museums and galleries, go to the tourist office in the centre of Reykjavik as soon as you arrive to find out the days that the entrance is free, some of them are on Wednesdays and some on Thursdays - not on Mondays anymore as some travelbooks say!
blue lagoon you must visit this place, its fabulous.
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- Address: Borgartún 32 - Reykjavik - 105 - Iceland
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