With 26 guest rooms, Hotel Hotel Laxnes offers cosy 3-star accommodation in Iceland’s coastal town of Mosfellsbaer.
All rooms include free Wi-Fi, TV in-room safe, a seating area and desk. Some rooms feature a kitchen and a balcony with mountain views.
The hotel has a limited front-desk service, luggage storage and tours/ticket assistance. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and picnic area with barbecue facilities, spa treatments, spa tub and free on site parking. When the Northern Lights are active, staff are available to notify guests of this activity.
A buffet breakfast is available each morning at a surcharge. There is also a cafe and bar on site which serves light meals.
Hotel Hotel Laxnes is a 10-minute drive or 15-minute bus ride from the centre of Reykjavik. Activities which can be enjoyed in the area include horse riding, snowboarding, rock climbing, fishing and kayaking.
The hotel offers beautiful views of the mountains from the bedrooms as well as the outdoor hot tub area. There is a bus stop outside the hotel which travels to central Reyakvic in 15-minutes. There is also a supermarket, pub and bakery in the nearby area, and many activities to be involved in.
Friendly and helpful staff.
The staff at Hotel Laxnes are hospitable and accommodating. There are many activities to partake in in the local area and the staff are all to happy to assist you in organising, including rock climbing, fishing and kayaking. There are also many natural trails to walk along which staff will direct you to.
Clean and homely rooms.
The rooms are reportedly clean, spacious, quiet and have a relaxed and homely feel.
Low standard of care.
Guests felt that the breakfast provided was of poor quality with limited choice and few fresh options. The standard of cleanliness was also found to be wanting as the rooms, while serviced daily, were not always cleaned very well.
Noisy, out of the way area.
The hotel is located next to a main road and guests complained that it was very noisy with the sound of traffic. Particularly at night the noise can be disturbing and you may need to keep the windows closed.
Furnishings need updating.
The decor in the rooms and common areas, have been described as dated and mismatched, worn and with run-down feel. A lingering musty smell was reported by several guests. The bedding was also worn and in some cases had holes in it. Guests felt that updated furniture would go a long way in improving the look and feel of the establishment.