We had 4 nights in October 2017 at the sparkling new Storm Hotel just outside of downtown Reykjavik. The hotel is mere minutes walk from the main shopping streets and many pleasant places to see and to eat and has a bus tour pickup point right outside. That's both a blessing and a curse, with a little bit of engine noise from early on.
Otherwise, we found the hotel both quiet and comfortable, with a modestly sized twin room simply but stylishly decorated and kitted out with large tv, tea and coffee, attractive shower room and very comfortable beds. It possibly could have used more storage space for 2 people.
Downstairs we enjoyed a good breakfast buffet which was pretty strong on fresh baked goods and other cold items, though a few hot items would not have gone amiss as well. As far as I could make out only the porridge, and the coffee of course, were hot. Through from the breakfast room was a comfortable and smart little bar where you can enjoy local beer - at a price, like everything else in Iceland - and relax of an evening. Bar staff, as all the staff we met, were friendly and helpful.
There's free on site parking but it's limited and the space can be quite tight, especially for manoeuvring a larger car. Our little Yaris was fine! Parking on surrounding streets is free but payment is required during working hours.
All in all this hotel was a good value option and frankly some of the facilities which are absent here were not really missed as we were out and about for so much of the time - it was very much a comfortable place to rest and relax after a busy day seeing marvellous Iceland.
As there's no restaurant here, I do recommend going to Hlemmur Square and the fine food court there for a great choice of places to eat. It's just a couple of minutes walk.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Storm Hotel is a 93 room hotel in Reykjavik city centre offering stylish and comfortable quality accommodation. The hotel is located between Reykjavik's main business district and Laugavegur shopping street. Storm Hotel offers a Nordic-inspired designed combined with functionality, quality and style. Every guestroom has a sleek bathroom and an ultra-comfortable luxury bed as well as free Wireless internet connection. Storm Hotel offers 93 styles and comfortable rooms with quality furnishing. Our rooms immerse you in soothing colours and textures inspired by Nordic design. Dive into luxury beds and stay connected with WiFi. In our rooms you can find 40" flat-screen TV, phone, parquet floors, bathroom with shower, tee- and coffee set. Storm Hotel is located in Thorunnartun 4 between Reykjavik's main business district and Laugavegur shopping street. Near Storm Hotel is Laugardalur where you can find variety of different recreation like one of the largest swimming pools in Iceland, Reykjavik Park and Zoo, the botanic garden and more. It's easy to access Storm Hotel by car or by taxi. Keflavik international Airport is only 50 km away. Reykjavik domestic airport is only 3.5 km away. Welcome to Storm Hotel. ... more less
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