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Fosshotel Baron

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The staff is absolutely wonderful. They were so helpful and so friendly. I cannot say enough good things about them. The room was fairly comfortable. We had 3 people in the suite room, and the 3 of us had more than enough room. If we had more people, however, we might have been a bit cramped, as there is only 1 bathroom. I found the beds to be a bit uncomfortable, but to be fair the other people I was with didn't seem to mind them as much as I did. Overall the room was very clean. There were some dust bunnies under the bed, but the surfaces that I touched everyday were very clean. The bathroom was always clean and the shower was quite amazing. If you stay here, it is a good idea to get the continental breakfast. There is a wide assortment of food (I stayed for 4 nights and had something different for breakfast every morning) and the food is very, very good. Seeing how expensive things are in Reykjavik, we saved a ton of money by having breakfast at the hotel. In sum, my experience was pleasant and overall good. For the price paid, this was a very good value and I am very satisfied. I would stay here again and I would recommend it to a friend.

The location is very convenient - everything around is very easy to get to! The hotel staff was so nice and the breakfast was a perfect start to the day.

I had booked travel and lodging through Orbitz and was happy to stay at Kvosin Hotel. Several days later, I was told that hotel was fully booked. Fosshotel Baron was to be a similar hotel close to Kvosin. However, while Kvosin was a 4 star hotel in a quaint neighborhood, FossHotel Baron was in a much different neighborhood and was, at best, a 3 star experience. It was not at all close to the neighborhood we initially chose. The hot water reeked of sulfur such that we smelled worse after showering than we did beforehand. The staff was fine but not friendly or particularly helpful. The breakfast selection was good. I truly feel we deserve monetary compensation as this hotel was obviously significantly inferior to our original choice, upon which our price was quoted.

The staff was friendly and even allowed us to store our luggage all day after check out while we went on our all day excursion. The hotel room itself was very disappointing as the red/pink carpet was beyond dated and dirty with old stains. We had a 2 bedroom suite and it was spacious but just felt “not fully clean” and very uncomfortable. Bathroom was old and I had to skip showering as I felt “dirty” just stepping in. On a positive note the complementary breakfast was a very pleasant surprise. Hotel is also close to bus stops 9 and 10, so makes it very convenient for booking excursions. We stayed for one night only, as we changed hotels to stay at Skuggi few doors down. Previous few days were spent at Reykjavik4you apartments which were much much better, more modern, spacious and most importantly cleaner! Also, do not lose your room key as there is a $50 lost key fee.

We arrived there at 5:00 a.m., obviously, way before the check-in time, and they were able to check us into our room, despite the early hour. In addition, they also upgraded our room free of charge. The room was lovely and very comfortable. The beds were amazing, and I never slept as good as I did there.

Hotel is in a great location! Friendly staff and very accommodating.

It is an older hotel, but kept up and clean. Our room was small, but had everything we needed. Decor was unique to Iceland. The breakfast buffet was quite good with both hot and cold food and plenty of it. We found the staff very friendly especially the young man on night duty. They were very helpful with arranging a tour for us and making sure we had our airport pickup.

Good location . Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Tours can also pick you up here . Breakfast is good ... plenty of choices including hot items (eggs, sausage , potatoes ). This is good savings as food is expensive in Reykjavik.

Looking at the pictures, it seemed alot more modern. I was surprised to see the older carpet and older condition in the hallways overall. However, the breakfast is exceptional, and amazing, which makes up for it. Rooms are on the smaller side. We had an amazing view of the harbor, but the water smell was pretty strong. I wish they had food for purchase at lunch and dinner because it was a hassle to leave in the evenings to grab food, after a long day and just wanting to rest.

Nicer than it looks on entry. The breakfast was fine, and the room clean and comfortable. The staff is friendly and helpful. A good value.

Left BOS on Monday and arrived at KEF at 4:30am on a Tuesday morning. Hotel check in for the 3 of us wasn't until 4:00 pm (16:00) and we expected to just be able to leave our bags in their storage room until 4pm. We were pleasantly surprise when the room was available at 6:30am!!! So we checked in for 5 hours of shuteye until we started our day of exploring Reykjavik around 10am. Staff, room, food (breakfast buffet included next morning) and location, were outstanding. Would definitely stay again. Very safe area near main shopping, restaurants, and sightseeing venues. Book it...you'll love it!

Very nice and comfortable hotel. Location was great for walking down town, room was spacious, and they had a large variety of food for breakfast.

Average hotel in central Reykjavik. The staff could not have cared less when we checked in or checked out but the Bartender was very accommodating and great to talk to, to get some local knowledge. The rooms were old and desperately in need of a renovation, but the room was large (apartment style). Much trendier hotels to stay in Reykjavik though. Good location.

Great location and good value for your money. We were greatly surprised with the breakfast! I'd definitely come back!

The hotel is a little pricey by American standards, but the location is great. Our first room was at the back and not as nice as our second, which was larger and had a water view. Breakfast was wonderful and helpful knowledgeable staff made a huge difference in our stay.

Kinda of a pain to lug suitcases up the few steps in middle of the hallways, but the comfy bed made up for it. The room was small and had no view, but I was looking for a comfy, clean and safe place to stay. The staff was super friendly. When I go back to Iceland I would consider staying heer again.

We liked the hotel. Room was quite large with nice balcony. It is not new, but still charming. Great breakfast and service. Good location to downtown shopping and waterfront. We used it as a base for a quick weekend trip to Reykjavik . It provided easy highway access to get out and about. It is not a USA business hotel, but a fine place in a more European small-hotel tradition.

Hotel was fine--young man at front desk was particulary helpful when we needed a medical clinic. Breakfast buffet was good and included in rate. Shocked to find that the 'shuttle available' from airport to hotel was a $45 RT additional cost-- no public transportation.

Far enough off the main shopping roads to be quiet, yet close enough to walk to city centre and very good restaurants are within 3-5 minutes walk. Great car park, easy to find, great breakfast. Rooms just average - beds firm but comfortable. Ours were twin beds arranged dorm style, not geared for a romantic vacation, but perfectly fine if you are there to see the country, not just lounge around a hotel. Shower stall small, but my large husband managed to shower without trouble. Staff very helpful about directions, very friendly. We left the maid a tip on the first day and she didn't take it - service really is included in Iceland! We were there over Christmas, when almost everything in town is closed. We ate soup in the hotel bar Christmas Eve, and although I thought it was complimentary, it wasn't. Be prepared, all food is crazy expensive in Iceland - our soup was $9, but it was good enough to hold us til the next morning. If you are looking for a decent place to get a good night sleep and a great start to your day, this no-frills hotel is just the place.

Good value, Very clean. Basic hotel for Icedland. Breakfast very good, staff corurteous. Great location for the value, can walk anywhere in the city but easy access to getting out. Tours agencies stop here for pickup.

Baronsstigur 2-4 Reykjavik

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hallgrimskirkja
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Reykjavík 101 within a short walk of Hallgrimskirkja, Fosshotel Baron is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Reykjavik City Hall. This 120-room, 3-star hotel has a bar/lounge along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Located centrally in Reykjavik, it's also close to National Museum of Iceland and Perlan.


Dining

Start each morning with breakfast, served for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM. At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 120 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include hair dryers and desks.


Property features

At Fosshotel Baron, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Guest reviews for Fosshotel Baron

Everyone (13) Couples (12) Family (1) Other (2) Friends (3)
4

pretty good- get the breakfast included with your

Everyone

The staff is absolutely wonderful. They were so helpful and so friendly. I cannot say enough good things about them. The room was fairly comfortable. We had 3 people in the suite room, and the 3 of us had more than enough room. If we had more people, however, we might have been a bit cramped, as there is only 1 bathroom. I found the beds to be a bit uncomfortable, but to be fair the other people I was with didn't seem to mind them as much as I did. Overall the room was very clean. There were some dust bunnies under the bed, but the surfaces that I touched everyday were very clean. The bathroom was always clean and the shower was quite amazing. If you stay here, it is a good idea to get the continental breakfast. There is a wide assortment of food (I stayed for 4 nights and had something different for breakfast every morning) and the food is very, very good. Seeing how expensive things are in Reykjavik, we saved a ton of money by having breakfast at the hotel. In sum, my experience was pleasant and overall good. For the price paid, this was a very good value and I am very satisfied. I would stay here again and I would recommend it to a friend.

By on Mar 24, 2018

4

nice hotel in convenient area

Everyone

The location is very convenient - everything around is very easy to get to! The hotel staff was so nice and the breakfast was a perfect start to the day.

By on Mar 20, 2018

3

disappointing substitute by orbitz

Everyone

I had booked travel and lodging through Orbitz and was happy to stay at Kvosin Hotel. Several days later, I was told that hotel was fully booked. Fosshotel Baron was to be a similar hotel close to Kvosin. However, while Kvosin was a 4 star hotel in a quaint neighborhood, FossHotel Baron was in a much different neighborhood and was, at best, a 3 star experience. It was not at all close to the neighborhood we initially chose. The hot water reeked of sulfur such that we smelled worse after showering than we did beforehand. The staff was fine but not friendly or particularly helpful. The breakfast selection was good. I truly feel we deserve monetary compensation as this hotel was obviously significantly inferior to our original choice, upon which our price was quoted.

By , from Maryland on Mar 4, 2018

2

friendly staff old and dated hotel

Everyone

The staff was friendly and even allowed us to store our luggage all day after check out while we went on our all day excursion. The hotel room itself was very disappointing as the red/pink carpet was beyond dated and dirty with old stains. We had a 2 bedroom suite and it was spacious but just felt “not fully clean” and very uncomfortable. Bathroom was old and I had to skip showering as I felt “dirty” just stepping in. On a positive note the complementary breakfast was a very pleasant surprise. Hotel is also close to bus stops 9 and 10, so makes it very convenient for booking excursions. We stayed for one night only, as we changed hotels to stay at Skuggi few doors down. Previous few days were spent at Reykjavik4you apartments which were much much better, more modern, spacious and most importantly cleaner! Also, do not lose your room key as there is a $50 lost key fee.

By , from Chicago on Feb 12, 2018

5

very accommodating

Couples

We arrived there at 5:00 a.m., obviously, way before the check-in time, and they were able to check us into our room, despite the early hour. In addition, they also upgraded our room free of charge. The room was lovely and very comfortable. The beds were amazing, and I never slept as good as I did there.

By on Feb 5, 2018

4
Everyone

Hotel is in a great location! Friendly staff and very accommodating.

By on Jan 19, 2018

4

adequate property

Everyone

It is an older hotel, but kept up and clean. Our room was small, but had everything we needed. Decor was unique to Iceland. The breakfast buffet was quite good with both hot and cold food and plenty of it. We found the staff very friendly especially the young man on night duty. They were very helpful with arranging a tour for us and making sure we had our airport pickup.

By , from Massachusetts on May 28, 2017

4
Everyone

Good location . Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Tours can also pick you up here . Breakfast is good ... plenty of choices including hot items (eggs, sausage , potatoes ). This is good savings as food is expensive in Reykjavik.

By on Mar 24, 2017

4

older hotel than expected, but 5 star breakfast!

Everyone

Looking at the pictures, it seemed alot more modern. I was surprised to see the older carpet and older condition in the hallways overall. However, the breakfast is exceptional, and amazing, which makes up for it. Rooms are on the smaller side. We had an amazing view of the harbor, but the water smell was pretty strong. I wish they had food for purchase at lunch and dinner because it was a hassle to leave in the evenings to grab food, after a long day and just wanting to rest.

By , from Seattle on Dec 27, 2016

3

comfortable, good location

Everyone

Nicer than it looks on entry. The breakfast was fine, and the room clean and comfortable. The staff is friendly and helpful. A good value.

By on Dec 24, 2016