Hotel Kriunes

Kríunesi VatnsendaReykjavík203Iceland
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About Hotel Kriunes

Hotel Kriunes is a 3-star hotel on the shores of Lake Elliðavatn, about 20 minutes’ drive away from downtown attractions of Reykjavik, like Hallgrimskirkja church, Laugavegur and Reykjavik’s art museums. Guests visiting this hotel are within 3.5 miles of Viking Horses and the Heiðmörk Nature Reserve, and can use an on-site sauna and a hot tub.

All rooms and suites have private bathrooms and a hairdryer, classical decor, free Wi-Fi, a work desk, daily housekeeping and tea and coffee-making facilities. Some rooms have a sitting area, fireplace and Jacuzzi.

Laundry services are available, as well as tours and activity booking, a business centre and conference space, free parking, mountain bike and boat hire, and a small golf putting course.

Complimentary breakfast and other home-cooked meals are available.

Hotel Kriunes is found within four miles of Smáralind Shopping Centre, as well as the Arbaejarlaug and Breidholtslaug thermal pools.


Kríunesi Vatnsenda, Reykjavík, 203, Iceland
Telephone: +354 5672245 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organized activities
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Remote, relaxing and scenic.

Kriunes was said to be remote and relaxing, as it is outside of Reykjavik city, but easy to reach if you have your own car and also well located for exploring  — it is said to be just off the Golden Circle route. Guests reported lovely scenic surroundings and the hotel overlooks a beautiful lake away from the city lights, so it is a great aurora spotting location.

Friendly family hosts, cracking breakfast.

The hotel is family owned and guests found the staff to be friendly and very accommodating in helping book activities and giving tips and recommendations. The breakfast buffet was thought to be very good, including hot and continental it, and the home cooked meals were also thought to be worth trying at least once during your stay.

Popular facilities and services.

The generally popular Mexican-style decor, and the spacious, warm and clean rooms went down well with those who chose to stay here. Other extras were also well-received, like the hot tub and being able to rent bikes, as well as the complimentary parking and even the optional service of being woken up if the auroras happen to appear.

Negative Reviews

Need a car to access, hard to find.

A small number of guests staying at Kriunes said they had difficulty finding the hotel, and others made sure to mention that it was only really accessible if you have a car, but at least one guest said they were given a lift to a nearby bus stop after their stay.

Rating Overview

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9.1 out of 10 based on 762 reviews