Hotel Viking2.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Given the soaring prices of hotel rooms in Reykjavik these days, and given our desire to rent a car and drive ourselves to Southern Iceland's many attractions, my wife and I decided to spend 3 days at Hotel Viking. We were very happy with our choice! The rooms were smallish by US standards, but our superior double room was quite comfortable and well equipped with a very good sized bathroom that even had a full tub. Everything was very clean and the staff was always helpful with any issues and any questions. The continental breakfast was quite good with a few more choices than many other places. There is plenty of parking on site and getting onto the major routes from Hafnarfjodur was much easier than from anywhere in Reykjavik. Of course, visiting Reykjavik is a must too, but there is a bus (#1) that runs back and forth and the stop is only about 200 yards from the hotel and takes maybe 15 minutes to the center of downtown Reykjavik. All in all Hotel Viking is an excellent choice when visiting southern Iceland: the rates are a good bit less for not being in Reykjavik, yet you still have all the options of exploring this wonderful country. And ... Vikings!
The staff at Hotel Viking were extremely friendly and professional with excellent local knowledge. They were always willing to help with any of our concerns. The hotel was the first drop off point from the airport and the stop is directly outside the hotel with regular coaches to Reykjavik city centre and Keflavik international airport. All the major trips will pick up from this hotel and are very well organised. The restaurant was fantastic and very reasonably priced for the area once you get over the initial shock of the prices if you are travelling from the UK. Do not for one minute dismiss the restaurant thinking you will find better value. It is excellent quality and great fun in the hotel restaurant. Breakfast offered an excellent choice and everything tasted fresh and healthy. The local area has a nice selection of coffee shops, bars and restaurants but remember, this is not Reykjavik and it is small and limited in comparison but we managed to spent a lovely half day walking around near the hotel. The small harbour opposite is picturesque. If you head out of the hotel and turn left you can find a Krónan supermarket near the roundabout and several minutes away from the hotel in the same direction there is a great little coffee shop called Pallet where you can also get exceptionally good beers and pasties. I cannot fault our stay at Hotel Viking.
We stayed here for one night before our flight home, after a two week camper van trip around Iceland. It's a fun place to stay with its Viking decor and friendly staff. Yes rooms are small like most European hotels, but they are very clean and quiet. The Flybus and city bus stop right in front of here so it is convenient for those without cars. Across the street is the ocean so you can walk around the port there. A hearty Icelandic breakfast is included in the room price.
Me and my partner we got a trouble during an exursion and the receptionist of this hotel she was realy kind,nice to help us. The hotel is look like really welcoming. We like to say many thanks once again for the help to lind(I hope so the name is correct) that assist us on the front desk.
We were booked informed one night on return from a fishing trip. Four of us shared a strange scandal cabin in a mock viking terrace. Cramped with a mezzanine sleeping are could be fun with a family but could become tedious for any length of time. But we slept well. Breakfast was packed with multinationals well versed in jumble sale tactics so I would avoid peak times if i went again. When the crowds moved on to their waiting buses it was fine. Dinner was a bit strange with a big party of Japanese tourists in paper viking hats being entertained by guitar strumming young man wearing a sack and not much else. We were given a table around the corner were we found some locals who had come to eat as it was 'good value'. Which it was! Good lamb. We were served by a lovely girl also dressed in a sack - I would have preferred a more contemporary style but I guess some of the punters loved it.
Dirty towels, NO soap or toiletries, not family friendly. Terrible customer service. Bait and switch tactics, booked a room for 220$, was upcharged to 430$ for the same room due to having children, no where in the booking was that indicated. Dangerous 10 foot ladder the judicial to climb into an attic space where beds are located. Rooms were smelly, dirty, beds uncomfortable. Stay at a hostel for better service, rooms and price. Worse place I have stayed on every level in 15+ years travelling to 20+ hotels per year. Stay away!!!!
The rooms are too small and need renovation. Some bathrooms are not tiled, but have linoleum instead. Cozy is definitely different. Fire safety needs improvement. The owners are arrogant and not helpful at all. If the dinner is part of your package, you will eat in a dark hall with the atmosphere of a waiting room of a railway station.
Read the reviews and saw the pictures. I was not impressed at all. I felt like I was staying in a boardinghouse from the 1920's. The room was disjointed. The bathroom tiny. Not enough towels. Two small, flat pillows for a king bed. The front desk didn't seem to pleased to see us when we showed up. Maybe it's because they had to wear costumes. Couldn't wait to wake up and leave. Wifi was cumbersome to get started and laborious to browse with. Thought it'd be fun and kitschy. It was neither.
I insisted on staying here for our first two nights as a fun introduction to Iceland. The hotel grounds are exactly as the photos show....lots of atmosphere and character with the Viking theme. However, do NOT get a standard double room - they are so small, it's claustrophobic. Picture a very bare room facing the parking lot (with no colour, or decorations or any little personal touches) where three sides of the bed are flush against a wall so you have to climb over your partner to get in and out....and the bathroom is so tiny, even when you close the door to take a shower (which you have to and we did), the bed area becomes so hot and swampy your covered in sweat long after the shower is over. I was so distraught trying to get dressed for our wedding in this room, I started crying as this was impossible task due to the size and the humidity, did my makeup in my car with the a/c on and got dressed down the road. The food is good - but expensive, which we didn't know at the time as we were brand new to Iceland. $11000++ krona, which is about $140.00 for two Cokes, two soups, a chicken dinner and a hamburger and fries. Seriously folks this is brutal. It's also tour bus central (yea!) so we couldn't wait to leave and head to the West Fjords and away from the crowds and that room. I'm really sorry, as I sadly have to give this room the worst designation on our entire 16 day journey.
Spent 4 nights in this hotel which looks very nice in full viking style. The restaurant is very good quite pricey like everywhere else in Iceland when it comes to food. The breakfast was extremely disappointing very little choice, and very bad quality. The room was smaller than a usual standard, which wasn't a big deal for us, the bed was 1 and a half rather than a double. Weather apart we really enjoyed our holiday and our stay.
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68% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 355 reviews