Hotel Skjaldbreid

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by TracyT 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."
Hotel Skjaldbreid
Reykjavik, Iceland

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