$183 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 3, 2014 Check-out: Aug 4, 2014

Hotel Fron

3 stars
Laugavegur 22a, Reykjavik, 101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
33 reviews
Awesome Getaway

The front desk was a great assistance especially with booking all of our tours and outdoor... See full review

  • Roth K.
  • May 31, 2014
Fantastic location, great value

This hotel is on the main road that goes through downtown Reykjavic, so you really can't beat the... See full review

  • WQWW
  • Dec 18, 2013
Hotel Fron is a modern and friendly hotel, simple in design yet elegant and structured to suit all our guests individual needs. The aim is to provide great comfort in every room and make you feel right at home. It encompasses a total of 93 rooms, offering a wide range of accommodation options, including single and double rooms, studio apartments and larger apartments. The room amenities consist of: private facilities, a minibar, a telephone, TV, wireless internet access, a hair-dryer and a safe. Additionally, the apartments are fitted with kitchen facilities, a refrigerator, a microwave oven and a stove. We at Hotel Fron are committed to providing our guests with excellent service and a warm and welcoming environment. The reception is open 24 hours and our staff is trained to assist you in any way they can, i.e. booking an excursion, restaurant etc. On the hotels ground floor is the popular Mexican Bistro, Santa Maria, which is known for its originality and cozy atmosphere. There we serve a hearty breakfast between 7am and 10 am.

Hotel Fron Rooms

Rooms
Htel Frn offers a wide range of great accommodation options, including single and double rooms, studio apartments and larger apartments. All rooms feature an en-suite bathroom, a minibar, a telephone, TV, wireless internet access, hairdryer and a safe to store valuables. All apartments are fitted with kitchen facilities, a refrigerator, a microwave oven and a cooking stove.

Amenities

  • WiFi
Dining
Restaurant
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

64.1416 -21.9008
Area served
Reykjavk.
Nearby airports
Reykjavk (RKV) 1.8 km, Keflavik (KEF) 37.4 km.
Area description
The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Reykjavik, only a few steps away from the bustling cafs, restaurants, shopping and galleries. The top floor provides you with a good view to the ocean, which is only 5 minutes away and is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast.

Nearby points of interest

  • Laugavegur: 0 mi
  • Iceland Academy of the Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Nautholsvík Thermal Beach: 0.3 mi
  • Hallgrimskirkja: 0.8 mi
  • Reykjavik City Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Kringlan: 0.9 mi
  • Skólavörðustígur: 0.9 mi
  • The Saga Museum: 1 mi
  • National Theatre of Iceland: 1.1 mi
  • West Iceland: 1.1 mi
  • Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík: 1.2 mi
  • Reykjavík Cathedral: 1.3 mi
  • National Museum: 1.4 mi
  • National and University Library of Iceland: 1.5 mi
  • Landakot's Church: 1.6 mi
  • Laugavegur: 0 mi
  • Iceland Academy of the Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Nautholsvík Thermal Beach: 0.3 mi
  • Hallgrimskirkja: 0.8 mi
  • Reykjavik City Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Kringlan: 0.9 mi
  • Skólavörðustígur: 0.9 mi
  • The Saga Museum: 1 mi
  • National Theatre of Iceland: 1.1 mi
  • West Iceland: 1.1 mi
  • Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík: 1.2 mi
  • Reykjavík Cathedral: 1.3 mi
  • National Museum: 1.4 mi
  • National and University Library of Iceland: 1.5 mi
  • Landakot's Church: 1.6 mi
  • Reykjavík University: 1.7 mi
  • Reykjavík City Museum: 2.9 mi
  • Smáralind: 2.9 mi
  • Vidistadatun Sculpture Park: 4.6 mi
  • Blue Lagoon Iceland: 24.6 mi
  • Longwave radio mast Hellissandur: 80.2 mi
  • The Family Fun Park & Zoo: 1,294.4 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (33)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Fron

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
33 out of 33
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.3

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Roth K.
Annapolis, Maryland
May 31, 2014

Awesome Getaway

The front desk was a great assistance especially with booking all of our tours and outdoor activities. This hotel is located right in the center if the city and it was a perfect location for us. The Scandinavian restaurant at the hotel offers great food also.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

Reykjavik is a nice city but you'll need to go out of town to explore with all the tours and all the outdoor activities to really appreciate your trip to Iceland.

Review of Hotel Fron

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
An average dude
Boston
Mar 20, 2014

Awesome trip to Iceland

Hotel From is located right on Laugavegur, which is one of the main shopping streets leading right into the city center of Reykjavik. I was very close to anything I wanted to see or do. Location really could not have been much better. I LOVED the trip to Iceland. It's a place I had wanted to go for a while, and I got to do all the things I had hoped. I saw the Northern Lights, visited several museums, saw geysers erupt, saw an amazing waterfall and incredible scenery in the country. I also sampled a lot of incredible and unique Icelandic cuisine. While the city of Reykjavik is very expensive, this hotel was a bargain. They also upgraded my girlfriend and I to an apartment with a stove, microwave, sink, etc. That was a nice surprise. Breakfasts at the hotel were the same every morning, but they were excellent: bread, jelly, butter, skyr (an Icelandic dish that's like yogurt), and a selection of meats and cheeses.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Fron

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Don A
Business
Denver, CO
Jan 26, 2014

hotel

good economy hotel. Central location. Good services and breakfast

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Fron

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Manipenny
Switzerland
Dec 31, 2013

Very good location

It was right in the center of Reykjavik. The staff was OK.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Fron

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hildo Baggins
New York, NY
Dec 23, 2013

Iceland in Winter

This hotel is perfectly placed in downtown near all the shopping, restaurants, and bars. The rooms are comfy, the breakfast is great (standard European breakfast with bread, meats, cheeses, muesli, coffee, juice, fruit). There is parking available for about 10USD per day. You can park on the streets for free overnight, but during the day you have to pay per hour. The wifi internet cut out a lot, but was good enough for us to check emails, research trips, and even Skype with the US. Overall, a great hotel with a great location. Many of the tours pick up from this site and you don't have to walk anywhere. But be warned that this website actually overbooked us at this hotel. Thankfully, the hotel contacted us early and let us know they had no rooms for one of the nights we needed to stay. They commented that this website did this to them often (booked a room when one wasn't available) and was a common occurrence in Iceland. It was likely because we added a day to our trip last minute, but if at all concerned about this, be sure to contact the hotel directly to make sure they have rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out Prikid for cheap beer and local night life. A true local bar.

Review of Hotel Fron

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
WQWW
Connecticut
Dec 18, 2013

Fantastic location, great value

This hotel is on the main road that goes through downtown Reykjavic, so you really can't beat the location. Some of the rooms are fairly tiny (almost like a large walk in closet) while their studio apartments are more spacious and offer a little kitchenette.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Fron

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TravelJunk1e
New York
Mar 6, 2013

Affordable accomodation, friendly staff

I was looking for a clean and affordable place where I can crash at since I was planning to be out and about for most of the day . The staff is very friendly and let us check in early . Helped us with the tour reservations and gave us suggestions on restuarants. This is not the fanciest of the restuarants but again I wasn't looking for one. The beds are comfortable and the noise was minimal though my room was close to the building entrance

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Fron

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Franny Girl
London
Feb 5, 2013

Perfect Location, Friendly People!

It is in the heart of Relativity, with an attached restaurant it was just brilliant. They Receptionists were really helpful and understanding when ever we needed any help or when we were booking specific tours. Other reviews I noticed talked about it being noisy? I did not think this was at all an issue, although the Icelandic people do enjoy a good party here and there (or till 5am in our case) The beds were clean and very comfortable, the toilet was also clean and the kitchenette was very useful however it did not have a kettle, which I think would have made this hotel 10/10. I do like my tea, however the inclusive breakfast served from 7am did actually serve tea etc. As other people have stated, the shower water does smell like eggs (sulphur) But as you will discover, this smell pretty much follows you around from the moment you get off the plane till you are on your way home. No biggey! (the tap waters ARE drinkable, so do not waste your money buying bottled water) Overall I would certainly recommend, and visit again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

I would recommend that you check reviews on restaurants in the area, and compare prices, as it CAN get a little on the expensive side, but if there are locals in the place, ITS A GOODEN!

Review of Hotel Fron

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Maggies Dad
South Berwick, Maine
Oct 23, 2012

Nice centrally located Hotel

I recently stayed 4 nights at Fron Hotel Reykjavik. I was very pleased with the room, the staff and especially the location. The hotel is located on the main shopping street in Reykjavik and within walking distance of every major site in town. The room was not large but very clean and comfortable. The high ceiling in my room made it seem much bigger that it was. It came with a kitchen including everything you would need to eat in your room (there was a grocery store within a couple of blocks of the hotel, so eating in your room would be an option). The bathroom was spotless. I can imagine that a large person would have trouble with the shower. As in all Iceland, the hot water is plentiful and hot! The morning breakfast was very good. Don't forget to eat your fill of Skyr (yogurt only better) while in Iceland. The staff I met was friendly and helpful booking tours for me and answering all my dumb tourist questions with a smile. I never ate in the attached restaurant so I can't speak to the quality of the food but there is a 10% discount for meals eaten there by hotel guests. All and all a very pleasant stay in Iceland at Fron Hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

I would normally avoid tours but the standard tours in Iceland are an exception. Be sure to do the Southern Coast tour. You will see some things that will blow your mind.

Review of Hotel Fron

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Matthew V
Brooklyn, NY
Oct 23, 2012

Great location, small rooms, great service

We weren't happy with our room because of its size, and the staff was kind enough to upgrade our room at no charge. Really nice of them. Wifi signal was enough to check the email and whatnot, but it was rather slow in both rooms we had, so I wouldn't recommend it for anything other than checking your email. Breakfast was fine. No hot food, but plenty of everything else. Can't say enough about how great the location is!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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