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Fosshotel Baron

3.0 out of 5.0
  • Walking distance to Lau...
  • Free WiFi in rooms and ...
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

Recent guest reviews

Nice hotel close to the ocean walkway. Most tour operators pickup and dropoff at the hotel - major reason why we booked. Great breakfast included in price of stay. Lacked good shower facility, micowave in room. Not many good restaurants within close proximity.

Great location, close to the waterfront and nice walking/biking trail along the waterfront. 2 blocks from the main shopping street (Laugavegur). Good breakfast buffet considering how expensive dining is in the entire country.

Very basic hotel given pricing, even when factoring in higher prices in Iceland, as well as a last minute booking. Staff were friendly and efficient. Rooms were clean and tidy. Beds had very thin mattresses that were unnecessarily basic and uncomfortable; I can't imagine more comfortable mattresses costing the hotel all that more, especially given the room rates being charged. The bathroom was dated and the shower was a generally unpleasant experience with a damp moldy smell and curtains that were so long that they blocked the drain. Free buffet breakfast was very good and despite comments in other reviews, I thought it was very comprehensive. Location is very central and it's a short walk to downtown shops and restaurants. Free parking is a great added benefit but beware that parking slots at the entrance to the hotel fill up fast and you may have to use the overflow lot up the hill around the back.

The staff were great and check in s snap... we had a nice room with an extra room with bed fir no extra charge as my son was traveling with me!!! Great place would recommend it!!! Iceland is full of great people and is very easy to travel there !!!

Value for money. Very clean, huge rooms, good breakfast selection.

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!

Baronsstigur 2-4 Reykjavik

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Reykjavík 101, Fosshotel Baron is adjacent to Laugavegur and within a 15-minute walk of popular sights like Hallgrimskirkja. This 120-room, 3-star hotel has a bar/lounge along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Dining

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


Rooms

A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, free local calls, and a hair dryer.


Property features

Fosshotel Baron features free WiFi in public areas and a water dispenser. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage, tours or tickets, and dry cleaning/laundry.

Room options

Family Suite

Twin 2 | Sleeps 6

Standard Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Fosshotel Baron

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4
Everyone

By on Apr 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 15, 2019

Hello Thank you for taking the time to give us your lovely feedback. We hope you had a wonderful time in Iceland and would love to see you again in the future! Best regards, The team at Fosshotel Baron

4
Everyone

Nice hotel close to the ocean walkway. Most tour operators pickup and dropoff at the hotel - major reason why we booked. Great breakfast included in price of stay. Lacked good shower facility, micowave in room. Not many good restaurants within close proximity.

By , from Florida. USA on Oct 13, 2018

4
Everyone

Great location, close to the waterfront and nice walking/biking trail along the waterfront. 2 blocks from the main shopping street (Laugavegur). Good breakfast buffet considering how expensive dining is in the entire country.

By on Sep 5, 2018

3

basic hotel with central location

Everyone

Very basic hotel given pricing, even when factoring in higher prices in Iceland, as well as a last minute booking. Staff were friendly and efficient. Rooms were clean and tidy. Beds had very thin mattresses that were unnecessarily basic and uncomfortable; I can't imagine more comfortable mattresses costing the hotel all that more, especially given the room rates being charged. The bathroom was dated and the shower was a generally unpleasant experience with a damp moldy smell and curtains that were so long that they blocked the drain. Free buffet breakfast was very good and despite comments in other reviews, I thought it was very comprehensive. Location is very central and it's a short walk to downtown shops and restaurants. Free parking is a great added benefit but beware that parking slots at the entrance to the hotel fill up fast and you may have to use the overflow lot up the hill around the back.

By , from New York, NY on Aug 27, 2018

5
Everyone

The staff were great and check in s snap... we had a nice room with an extra room with bed fir no extra charge as my son was traveling with me!!! Great place would recommend it!!! Iceland is full of great people and is very easy to travel there !!!

By , from utah on Jul 1, 2018

4
Everyone

Value for money. Very clean, huge rooms, good breakfast selection.

By on May 6, 2018

Review comment responded on May 6, 2018

Dear Augee, Thanks for staying with us. We are happy to hear we met your expectations! We hope that we will welcome you as our guest again at your next visit in Iceland. Best regards, Susanne Lehrer Front Desk

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

Review comment responded on Apr 24, 2018

Thank you so much for the review. We are very happy to read that you were satisfied with your stay here, and hope to see you again next time you decide to visit Iceland.

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

Review comment responded on Apr 24, 2018

Thank you very much for the review. We appreciate it.

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

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.