Hotel Fron

3 stars
View map of Laugavegur 22a, Reykjavik, 101

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
42 reviews
First Iceland Visit

Loved the hotel, especially its location. Would stay there again! See full review

  • jason m.
  • Dec 29, 2014
5 Nights in Reykjavik

Purchased Fly Bus pass directly from the Reykjavik airport which was approx $40 round trip. This... See full review

  • Young Body Old Soul
  • Nov 29, 2014

Featuring inviting downtown accommodations and warm Icelandic hospitality, Hotel Fron invites travelers to a modern retreat suitable for exploring the lively Reykjavik. Set in the heart of the Iceland capital, this comfortable hotel places tourists near Reykjavik Airport and go-to points of interest like The Sun Voyager, Hallgrimskirkja and National Gallery of Iceland. Visitors enjoy quick access to events and performances at Harpa - Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre.


The in-house Scandinavian restaurant serves delectable Nordic cuisine in cozy ambience. Guests can later wind down with cocktails at the bar on site. Parking (upon request and fees apply), free Wi-Fi access and dry cleaning services are available. This city centre property also arranges tours and meetings/events.

Rooms

Hotel Fron offers 96 comfortably outfitted rooms, suites and apartments with parquet flooring, direct-dial telephone, mini bar, satellite TV, safe deposit box, hairdryer and en suite bathroom. Select units are appointed with kitchenette and bathtub. Penthouse apartments are also available.

Highlights
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Downtown location
  • Self-contained units are available
Nearby attractions
  • The Sun Voyager (0.4 km/0.2 mi)
  • Hallgrimskirkja (0.5 km/0.3 mi)
  • Harpa - Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre (0.5 km/0.3 mi)
  • Austurvollur (0.5 km/0.3 mi)
  • National Gallery of Iceland (0.5km/0.3 mi)
  • National Museum of Iceland (1.0 km/0.6 mi)
  • Landakotskirkja (1.0 km/0.6 mi)
  • Perlan (1.9 km/1.2 mi)
  • Laugardalsvollur National Stadium (2.4 km/1.5 mi)
  • Arbaejarsafn (6.2 km/3.9 mi)

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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

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
  • Reykjavík Domestic Animal Zoo: 13.5 mi
  • The Family Fun Park & Zoo: 24.3 mi
  • Blue Lagoon Iceland: 24.6 mi
  • Longwave radio mast Hellissandur: 80.2 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Fron

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
42 out of 42
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.1

98% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Fron

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Terry Lu
Business
Mishawaka
Jun 18, 2015

A happy stay

Very good location, even my room was in the street side it was very quiet. Breakfast was decent, I had an early check out on the next day and the hotel can also provide me the early bird breakfast at 4 AM. The restaurant next to the hotel is also good. The bed is comfortable and has everything I need. Friendly people there, can let me borrow a tea maker in my room. Very reasonable price for me and I am happy to stay again if I travel to Iceland next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Fron

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Myriam I.
Business
Chicago
May 26, 2015

Ideal Location

Hotel Fron is located on Laugavegur, which is the main boulevard in the Reykjavik city center. Excellent spot near all the restaurants, shops and coffee houses!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Fron

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pamela B.
Business
N/A
May 12, 2015

Good holiday

Travelled as a couple. room was ready to get into in the morning rather than having to wait until afternoon which was great. Studio room was clean bright and had all the equipment/amenities we needed. breakfast was good, and service too. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Fron

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
chaotic calm
Business
Jersey City
Jan 5, 2015

Decent stay

Biggest advantage is the location - right on the main street in Reykjavik near bars and restaurants. Just be aware of the potential for noise on weekends - Icelanders like to party well into the early morning hours and it could be a problem if you are a light sleeper

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Fron

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jason m.
Business
Denver
Dec 29, 2014

First Iceland Visit

Loved the hotel, especially its location. Would stay there again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Fron

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mid Twenties Fusspot
Business
London
Dec 8, 2014

Brilliant Break Away

Just came back from spending 4 nights at Hotel Fron, and would 100% reccommend it to anyone visiting Reykjavik. The location of the hotel is perfect. Right in the centre of the main street of the City, a great base to have. It also means you are one of the first to be picked up for trips, and get your choice of coach seats. The hotel has a very nice and cosy feel to it, the rooms were of a desent size and very comfortable. The staff at the hotel are extremely helpful and friendly, and do any trip arrangements for you. We had bed and breakfast, and I was impressed with the selection of foods on offer. The one very minor downside to the room was the lack of kettle, and the nice smell of sulphur from the shower, but this is Iceland, so you need to get use to that anyway. Will definitely be visiting the country again as it was the best trip I have ever had, and I will definitely stay at this hotel again, perfect location, perfect accommodation, perfect trip!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Fron

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
biker skier
Business
spokanewa
Dec 3, 2014

hotel fron

can'ttell you much since they had a water problem in our room and transfered us to a nicer hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Fron

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Young Body Old Soul
Business
Lehi, Utah
Nov 29, 2014

5 Nights in Reykjavik

Purchased Fly Bus pass directly from the Reykjavik airport which was approx $40 round trip. This bus took us to Reykjavik Excursions where we took another, smaller bus to straight to hotel. Buses were clean and comfortable. Arrived to Hotel Fron at approx 0800 and we were able to leave our luggage in downstairs luggage room until we were able to check in. Our rooms were cleaned very quickly. There was a mix up with the rooms and I was placed in an apartment with 3 beds and it was just me. Worked out great for me. The white building (apartments) does not have an elevator to bring your luggage up. The blue building (one bedroom rooms) did have an elevator. Breakfast is not available on day you check in. Staff was rather friendly. Breakfast consisted of rather traditional foods: multiple breads (including yummy rye bread), boiled eggs, sliced cheese and meats, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, cereals (corn flakes, cheerios and granola), milk, yogurt, marmalades/jellies, and coffee and juices. The earlier to breakfast, the better (available from 6:30-9:30). Closer to 9:30 the crazier the small restaurant got. Hotel Fron was located right in City Center and was very close to just about everything. We did the Northern Light tour, Laxnes Horse Riding and Golden Circle tour and I did the Blue Lagoon. Each tour picked you up directly from the hotel. Drop offs weren't necessarily right in front of hotel, but in close proximity. Pick up was pretty prompt, so be down about 20 minutes prior to pick up. Our flight left at 4:40 pm and we took the 2 pm bus and felt it was kind of close on the way back. Multiple pamphlets and tours available for purchase right at front desk. While I was at Hotel Fron, there was construction being done on the white building. It started about 7:30 every morning. This didn't bother me because I was up early anyway. However, I could see how it could be an incredible nuisance. Check out was a breeze at 11:00 am. They let us keep our bags in luggage room until bus picked us up at 2. My apartment came with a full kitchen with microwave and fridge (beers, wines and chips available for purchase), nice dining area with tv, and two bedrooms with 3 beds. One bathroom to be shared. There was a European type all in one washing machine, which I had no clue how to use. I don't think it dries your clothes. There was an iron available. They provided small shampoos (no conditioner) and body bar soaps. Shower was good size and water pressure was amazing. I wouldn't bring shampoo next time and just bring conditioner. Blow dryer available too. I would absolutely stay again in this hotel. It was great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

I would recommend Cafe Loki for traditional Icelandic foods. I would definitely recommend the mashed fish. It was delicious!

Review of Hotel Fron

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Iceland First Time
Business
US
Oct 1, 2014

Would not recommend this hotel.

Paid for superior room but was shocked getting tIny room with 2 twin beds right on top of each other pushed together like a double bed with no room to separate. Smelled funny, towel rack hanging off the wall, light doesn't work, old blinds, old furniture, etc., etc. Location is good, and the hotel hostess was very nice/helpful, but there are way better properties for this price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Fron

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DB DB
Business
New York, NY
Sep 2, 2014

Good experience and very good value

Great location on the main street in Reykjavik, close to everything in town. Friendly and courteous staff, who helped us plan our tours outside the city. Rooms were nice enough for a long weekend, though my wife and I would've loved a queen-sized bed instead of 2 twins. We experienced flooding in our first-floor room after a night of very heavy rain, and without having to ask, we were upgraded to a studio on a higher floor for the remainder of our stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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