on December 1, 2007
Hotel Skjaldbreid is probably not the best hotel in all of Iceland but the location is what I most appreciated. Located on Laugavegur, it is on the main street of the shopping district, in which many coffee shops, restaurants and stores selling Icelandic sweaters were highly accessible. A five minute walk (up hill) could bring you to the majestic Hallgrimskirkja Church.I have read some other reviews of this hotel, and some people have commented on the noise coming from the bars and clubs. Perhaps, because I went in the winter, the club scene weaned, and I never found myself with a terrible night sleep. The room that I stayed in faced a bookstore.The room was on the small side, but functional. The one thing that I noticed was that there was no bed sheet between me and the blanket. I tried not to think about the fact that the blanket was washed before I came in.There was also a small but clean bathroom with a standing shower. There was access to a blowdryer as well.Although I don't think I'm selling this hotel very well, there were a lot of positive things about it. The hotel staff (all of them) were very helpful, there was free Internet access at the front desk, and free breakfast in a sunroom. The free breakfast included a variety of fruit juices, cold meats, breads, and pastries. All in all, I would stay at the Skjaldbreid again. FYI: When I first came to Iceland, I had no idea how to pronounce the name of the hotel, but I believe it is pronounced l"Skullbread."
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