Fosshótel Reykjavík, Iceland – Hotel Review

Fosshótel Reykjavík lobby and lobby bar

By Jonathan Spira on 19 October 2015
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For my first trip to Reykjavík and to Iceland, I settled on the country’s newest and biggest hotel, the brand new Fosshótel Reykjavík, owned by Íslandshótel.

The hotel offers 320 rooms, many with magnificent views of the bay and the city, and I reserved a room on a high floor that looked out onto the water. After a quick flight in Icelandair’s Saga Class, I was en route to the shiny new Fosshótel.

The first thing I noticed as I walked into the property was the large revolving door. It was no different in most respects from the one at the condominium where I live, with one major difference: it was people powered. As someone who has a slight phobia about revolving doors, I actually liked this idea quite a bit and I would soon learn exactly how green and environmentally conscious a place Iceland really is.

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Once at the check-in desk, where there was a brief wait, I was warmly welcomed by the front desk clerk, handed my key card, and given a briefing about the hotel and its features.


My Business Tower Room, the hotel’s top non-suite category, was exactly what expected in terms of understated Scandinavian elegance, with hardwood floors and a palette of black, grey, and blue. The hotel says that each room is uniquely decorated and, while I couldn’t verify this claim, I didn’t doubt it, either.

The bed was the centerpiece of the spacious room and it was very comfortable, allowing me to wake up refreshed the next day for my first full day in the country.

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