Nordurey Hotel Reykjavik Road3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We stayed at this hotel 2.5 nights, as we landed at 5am, the hotel was nice enough to let us have early check-in with a slight surcharge. Hotel is basic but very clean. Front desk very helpful and speak english perfectly. No hair dryers. Funny since it is not the warmest country temperature wise. Had to go out with wet hair. Well located halfway between airport & Reykavik. Public transportation is easy from this hotel. Nice small village in walking distance with restaurants & shops. Nice cheaper alternative to Reykavik. The breakfast is included, typical continental but very basic. Nothing fancy here but we slept well after days filled with sight seeing & hiking.
The hotel was under construction when we arrived in March of 2017, but no noise or disturbance due to that. The room was clean and very functional. I love the included breakfast and the kitchenette that came with the room. Food in Iceland is very expensive so we shopped at Bonus and packed lunches most days. This hotel is a short drive to Reykjavik, it was a good location for day trips. Not good if you wanted to bar hop or experience night life, drinking and driving in Iceland is not a good idea. We bought drink provisions at the duty free shop in the airport and enjoyed in our hotel.
This was a quirky hotel undergoing construction. Very minimalistic, though I take that's the Icelandic way. Met our basic needs: cleanliness, helpful staff, and safe. Bonus: breakfast was included. Lots of places to eat nearby (walking distance). Bus nearby to go into city center + excursion pick up. Would stay here again.
Cant wait to go back! 2 families went together and if it wasnt for the shortage of accommodation near Vik for 9 we would b going back in the summer. Amazing country in the snow, fabulous but extremely expensive food, really friendly people
Stayed April 16, family holiday! 5 nights with 2 children...........would come back here tomorrow if i could. Loved the hotel and just fell in love with Iceland all together. We also managed to see the Northern Lights just a 2 minute walk from the hotel !!
A very good, basic hotel, perfect as a base for visiting other parts of the region. The bed was clean and comfy, with a kettle and fridge in the room. The hot water is piped directly from the thermals and smell of sulphur takes a bit of getting used to; the cold water is the most delicious tap water I have ever drunk! Breakfast is toast, porridge, cold meats and bread. We booked a number of excursions and had no problem being picked up and dropped back at the hotel. The harbour of Hafnarfjordur is a pleasant ten minute walk down the road and well worth a visit. A taxi from Reykjavik was quite pricey (but so is everything in Iceland), I believe the buses are much more reasonable and quite regular.
We stayed for five nights in the middle of March and it was great, just what we needed. The room was clean when we arrived and was cleaned daily. The bath was brilliant, especially after a chilly day! The TV was good and has a film channel which was nice if you just want to relax after a busy day. The continental breakfast was lovely and kept well stocked throughout the morning. If you would like a takeaway breakfast or lunch you have to ask reception & I think it cost 5 Euros. The employees of the hotel were fantastic and couldn't help you enough. One of the receptionists mentioned that a few months ago that a couple were the new owners of the hotel and were giving it a new image. The reception area and bar looked great. We booked our trip through Fleetway and their customer service is so organised, very good. Fleetway book excursions through Grayline who are fantastic! Hotel/airport transfers and trips are really well organised as well. They pick you up from the hotel in a shuttle bus and either take you to the Grayline bus terminal, you check in and then you get into a coach or they pick you from the hotel in the coach. We went on the Northern Lights tour where you get picked up and the tour guides all communicate with each other to see where the best place to see the Northern Lights would be - great way of doing it and we saw them! The Blue Lagoon was amazing! You get a certain time to be picked up, but you don't get a certain time to leave or a specific bus back. The Grayline buses to either Reykjavik or Keflacik leave on the hour and as you get on the bus you just tell the driver where you need dropping off at. We had the standard package booked, so that's just the entrance fee - we took our own towels rather than hiring towels, robes and flip flops for about £20-£25 each. Had we known we would have taken our own flip flops as well. We did pay extra for the algae facemask for 450ISK for 2 people. The Game of Thrones tour was 100% made by the tour guide - definitely recommend if you're a fan of GoT! Golden Circle tour was great as well, you get an hour to an hour and a half at each place which gives you ample amount of time to explore! We only had one day before the Northern Lights tour to explore Reykjavik. We got there from the hotel via the Number 1 bus - you can buy day tickets from reception they're quite expensive but worth it if you want the flexibility of when you want to return - to Harpa. From there we got onto the Hop On Hop Off bus tour which is roughly £30pp but fun for hearing a little more about Reykjavik and for getting to places of interest. There isn't any Icelandic restaurants within walking distance - walking distance after a whole day of excursions - but there's plenty of places to eat. We ate at Burger Inn, Serranos and the Palace Chinese Cuisine. I'm vegetarian and there were a few options on the menu at every place. It's very expensive to eat out anywhere in Iceland, so we became quite savvy at going to the local Krónan for bread & cheese and there was lots of other people who shopped there for evening meals. Overall, the hotel was great, if I was to go back to Iceland in the future I'd probably want to stay nearer the centre of Reykjavik, but we can't complain about the hotel it was exactly what we needed!
My wife, our friends and I just came back from a wonderful trip to Iceland. If you get the chance, go. However, the accommodations arranged by Fleetway Travel left a little to be desired. The flight going from Boston to Iceland arrived at 4:30 a.m. – no big deal really. NOTE: Do your research about WOW Airlines it will save you angst. When we, and the other 15 or so guests arrived at the Hotel we were told that there was no way to check in until 2:00 p.m. We would need to sit in the lobby (one couch and a few chairs) for the next 10 hours. They had no coffee, water, food, etc. for the waiting guests. When the continental breakfast opened down stairs at 8:00 am (it comes with the rooms) we were charged $30 USD because we had not officially checked in yet. An employee said this happens every morning. The rooms are about the size of an interior cabin on a cruise ship. The location is in an industrial area in a suburb of Reykjavik. You are within short walking distance of three grocery stores. Use them to your advantage since, as you will learn, it is expensive in Iceland. There is not a lot of options for dinning around the hotel. The staff is very helpful and cheery. The cleaning crew will leave dirty cups in the room, so take them with you to breakfast. I know it’s picky, but the reception on the TV in the room was horrible – it would scramble every few seconds. The hotel is going through renovations so hopefully they will work out the kinks. But our biggest complaint it with Fleetway Travel. They know exactly what happens to guests waiting for a room and could make a few changes to make guests a little more comfortable, but don’t. There was a family with a “Special Needs” member in their group. How was that person expected to wait in the lobby for hours without food, drink, or a room? All in all, the accommodations were fair. The trip was amazing – book your excursions before leaving home, you’ll save considerably.
I stayed here for a long weekend as part of a package deal with Fleetway travel. The hotel was very pleasant, with spacious rooms and comfy bed. The previously mentioned work on the entrance has been completed and as a result, we had no issues with this. The breakfast is basic but satisfactory. The staff were great and bent over backwards to assist with any queries. The number 1 bus to the city centre is very frequent and you can buy tickets from the hotel reception if you do not have the correct change. Although the location is not ideal if you want to be in the centre of town, one good thing was on most excursions we went on, we were the first to be dropped off at our hotel. There are 2 large supermarkets nearby and a few restaurants (or a KFC and Taco Bell if you get desperate!)
I checked in on the 14/03/17 & checked out on the 21/03/17. When I arrived I was greeted with a warm welcome by one of the staff members, she was bubbly, lively & very fun to talk to, plus her English was very good. The breakfast is very nice & a good way to start the day. I didn't have to ask for anything, everything was provided for me & I could not have been happier. I would recommend this place if you are looking for a quite place to stay that has a beautiful surrounding & is fairly close to Reykjavik & other surroundings.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
Nordurey Hotel Reykjavik Road is a short stroll from Hellisgerdi Park and Ishestar Riding Tours. This 71-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also near this Hafnarfjordur hotel are Elf Garden and Hafnarfjordur Free Church.
Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.
The 71 rooms are soundproofed and have phones and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and satellite TV. Free toiletries are also standard.
Guests of Nordurey Hotel Reykjavik Road enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and coffee in a common area. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ISK 3000 per person. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station and a TV in a common area.
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86% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 507 reviews