Luxury the Vikings enjoy
Upon check in David and I were upgraded to an executive room on the ninth floor of the hotel so we were already impressed with the level of service we received. The views we had of the city up here were beautiful but we spent most of our time exploring the city by day and out by the harbour at night watching Lady Aurora do her thing so they weren’t really necessary. The location of the Hilton isn’t convenient if you plan on exploring Reykjavik by foot but a bus pass is included in your stay with busses available right outside the front door. A lot of tour companies will offer pick up and drop off services to the Hilton which is great if you plan on doing any day trips while you’re here. There’s also free parking provided for guests if you’re planning on hiring a car.
Buffet breakfast is served in a large dining room and combines a mix of authentic and western foods which is great if you’re not a fan of pickled fish in the morning. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes close by but they’re not very authentic and they do get quite busy in the evening.
The rooms themselves are modern as you’d expect at Hilton. They’re comfortable, clean, spacious and affordable when compared to the going rate across the city. Overall the hotel was one of the nicest we’ve ever stayed in. Staff were beyond helpful and were pleasant to deal with. Even the Icelandic football team approve of the Hilton! We ran into them a couple of times before and after their game against Finland at the stadium across the road. I can’t promise anything but if you want to rub shoulders with Icelandic celebrities, this is probably the place to be.
Suðurlandsbraut 2, 108