Fosshotel Baron
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#35 of 60 hotels in Reykjavik
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Fosshotel Baron with its 120 rooms and apartments is an official year-round 3-star hotel in downtown Reykjavik. We are located only a few steps away from the main shopping street Laugavegur and the main attractions in Reykjavik's city center. All of our rooms and apartments have a bathroom with a shower, TV and there is free Wi-Fi in all areas of the hotel. Fosshotel Baron is a family friendly hotel and offers special features for families and children. Our reception is manned at all hours for the convenience of our guests. All rooms and areas of the hotel are non-smoking.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Room features
Safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Harbour View
Languages Spoken
English, Icelandic

Location

Barónsstígur 2-4, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Reykjavik Domestic Airport
Keflavik Intl Airport
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4.0 of 5 bubbles2,798 reviews
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Fosshotel Baron is highly regarded for its excellent location, making Reykjavik's attractions readily accessible, as noted by many guests. The hotel's atmosphere strikes a balance between comfort and contemporary style, although the rooms may feel basic to some. Visitors have called out the spacious rooms with striking views and have particularly enjoyed the comfortable beds and robust breakfast selection. While the service generally receives compliments for its friendliness, opinions do vary. Despite the overall cleanliness, there are occasional mentions of housekeeping improvements needed. Reviewers warn about extra parking fees, but still, the hotel is often praised for its value.
Location
Central
Atmosphere
Inviting
Rooms
Basic
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Sinisa23 wrote a review Jan 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent location, prompt staff, good breakfast buffet esp during winter before you go on your day tours, load up for much cheaper than buying your own food in supermarkets! Has a nice casual bar and coffee in the morning is decent tasting for that morning hit. Room we had was very spacious, comfy beds, cosy bed linen, slept like a king. Bathroom plenty of space, best part was natural cold Icelandic water comes straight from ground and hot water in showers is for body/bathing. Only downfall can get pricey during peak periods!
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Date of stay: November 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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amlw1966 wrote a review Feb 2020
Surrey, United Kingdom12 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We came to Reykjavik to celebrate an 18th birthday and 20th wedding anniversary and the trip did not disappoint. This hotel is perfect for a short break as it’s location is conveniently situated for some amazing views of the sea and mountains yet within easy ( 5 to 10 mins ) walking distance of the central shopping area, easy walk to a few of the attractions and most tours will do pick up from the hotel or there is a bus stop right outside.
We had a family room which was quiet, spacious and gave an amazing view of the sea and mountains and it had a good kitchenette facility with kettle for tea & coffee as well as a hob and fridge. The beds were extremely comfortable with warm duvets and good pillows. The bathroom was roomy and clean with a shower which had a glass partition.
We paid for breakfast every day and there was a good choice of hot & cold buffet which was sufficient to keep us going to supper time most days. The waffle maker was very popular ! There was always fresh fruit, cereals, yogurt, ham and cheese as well as selection of breads and pastries, scrambled eggs, veg omelette and baked beans etc. The hotel does not do evening food but if you come back tired from a trip in the evening there is a Domino pizza opposite which, although pricey, is most welcome after a long day ! Supermarket is behind the hotel for anything else needed.
Reception is super friendly and helpful and helped us with lots of advice as well as booking restaurants etc.
We were delighted with our room and the hotel and for our short break it was the perfect choice.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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chanshuikay wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom1,175 contribution112 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location wise it's good with main attractions like the sun voyager, harpa, Hallgrimskirkja church with 10 mins walking, this goes the same for the numerous bars and restaurants downtown. Hotel looks old and run down, decor looks like it's from the 80's. It looks like a hotel that fosshotel took over rather than built themselves. Saying that though the staff were very nice and check in swift. The room we got looked dated, however it was clean and a decent size. The bathroom was small and dated too but clean. Room came with hairdryer, TV, soap and shower gel, safe, kettle with tea and coffee, however there was no fridge. Heating was adequate and WiFi was good. Breakfast was buffet style and awesome, with numerous hot and cold options. The breakfast was the thing I liked most about this hotel. To sum up the hotel is dated but my stay was fine. However given that the price is similar to nearby newer hotels, if I had to make the choice again I'd check out the other hotels first (including the other 3 fosshotels nearby).
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Irene wrote a review Feb 2020
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Well we stayed here in January for 7 nights . Cons first....First impressions of the hotel were disappointing as the main sitting areas are nothing like the pictures in the tui brochures. They are very draughty and quite dark as they are opposite the main door which constantly opens . Not really a pleasant area to sit and relax. The bar is only open for a few hours at night but you cannot sit there to eat your own food . They offer soup and bread but three of the nights we were there the soup machine was broken so nothing else was on offer apart from crisps or nuts .
Pros... I have to say that despite the cons of this hotel the pros outweigh them enormously. Yes the hotel is slightly dated but we had a lovely seaview from our room . The beds are comfortable and the whole place is kept spotlessly clean. Only thing is perhaps having two comfortable chairs in the bedroom would be nice. The food is very filling they were able to offer me some gluten free bread on request. They supply a hot buffet breakfast daily tho it's always the same which after a few days gets slightly tedious, there is a good selection of breads, pastries and facilities to make your own waffles. Fruit, cheese ,hams and cold fish are also on offer . You won't go hungry that's for sure. Staff in the hotel were very friendly especially Nora who would go out if her way to patiently explain how to get to places. In fact all reception staff including night reception were pleasant .
I would say if you are thinking of booking this hotel then do so I have tried to give a balanced review . It is close to the seafront and two streets down from the main high street. Both my husband and I have said if we were to return to Iceland we would definitely book here again .
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ecarson wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is right in the city centre, but has lovely view of water and mountains. Walking distance to all, the staff was wondeful, very helpful with everything (excursions, recommendations, advice, etc). The breakfast was good open 7-10am daily, wafflemaker wasa favorite! The rooms are small, but clean and quiet. There's a blow dryer in the bathroom and a small shower (if you're a large person, this will be a challenge). Beds are comfy and flat panel TV worked well and had a variety of channels. I would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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tharima2017 wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really enjoyed my stay here. It is really close to the tourist shops, restaurants and Bus stop 12 (6 min walk away & popular pick up/drop off spot for excursions). Food is generally expensive in Iceland, but there is a Domino's and a burger joint across the road from the hotel. There is also a lovely river and mountains just around the corner.

The staff at reception and in the breakfast lounge were friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. One lovely member of staff opened the breakfast area just for me at 3am because I had an early flight - really appreciate such kindness.

The room was a bit small but chic and cozy. I booked a single room but was pleasantly surprised to find a double bed when I went in! The bed was really comfortable and the pillows were super soft and fluffy. A thermostat would have been useful as it did get a bit cold in the room and I could not adjust the temperature. Great tea and coffee facilites within the room (a fridge would have been useful). There was also a TV with English channels.

Overall, great stay, especially as a first time solo traveller! I would stay here again and would recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Helen B wrote a review Feb 2020
Haverfordwest, United Kingdom38 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location in a quiet, comfortable hotel which is only 5 minute walk to the main Street offering shopping, cafe restaurants, supermarket, off licence and public and tour bus stops.
Its 10 minutes walk from quay and whale watching boat tours.
This hotel is listed on most tour company's pick.up points and offers seating in reception area to wait for collection. There are good supply of leaflets about local activities. The staff were helpful and very friendly.
The breakfast was extensive and substantial, offering buffet style continental, waffles, fresh fruit, various breads, yogurts, cereals and hot food also.
My single room was very comfortable and quiet with a radiator with adjustable thermostat, kettle, tea & coffee. The bathroom offered a shower, toilet, sink and hairdryer. There was plenty of storage space for clothes and personal items and a free safe for valuables.
I would highly recommend this hotel for a stay in Iceland.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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debarnold79 wrote a review Jan 2020
County Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is in a great location, walking distance of the town and the harbour and the tour buses were able to drop off and pick up easily from there. The family room was very spacious and clean. Staff are very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was very nice with a lot of choice.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Fiona B wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a quadruple room and were given a room with 1 double (2 singles together) and 3 other single beds. We had a very early flight and arrived at the hotel at 10am to leave our bags in the secure storage area, we were amazed to be told that our room had already been cleaned and was ready for us!

The hotel was very well located, we were able to walk to the harbour for boat trips with our two boys aged 8 and 5 and to the Perlan, although we did get local buses back when their little legs got tired. A central bus area was close by, along with a supermarket behind the hotel and many restaurants to choose from.

The breakfast had a really good selection to choose from with something for everyone.

All the staff were very friendly and helpful. They called one of our trip providers for us when they were late to collect us and they were able to give advice on buses and places for food. We had an incident where our youngest son was sick in the middle of the night (we suspect from eating too much rich food in a restaurant before bed) and we had to go to reception embarrassed and ask for a bin bag and cleaning products. The staff on the desk and the cleaners we met were incredibly good and assisted us, the cleaners in particular said they understood and had young children too.

This was a great hotel for us and our children.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Lisa FDM-Baron, Guest Services / Front Office at Fosshotel Baron
Responded Jun 8, 2022
Dear FionaB1570, Thank you for your review and feedback. It is such a delight to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff assisted you in this uncomfortable situation. Exceptional hospitality is our mission, so your comments are very rewarding. I will definitely be sharing your wonderful review with our staff who will appreciate your kind words. We hope to see you again next time you are in Iceland. All the best, Lisa Front Desk Manager Fosshótel Barón
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Tom wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The bed was exceptionally poor. I can't believe there are still properties out there that care so little about their guests comfort. Clearly they fail to understand that they are simply selling sleep. When the market tightens up this is when out dated hotels such as this will find themselves sleepless. Please invest in better beds....
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from eydis_eva, Front Office Manager at Fosshotel Baron
Responded Jan 7, 2020
Dear Abys, We are terribly sorry to hear that your stay with us was not up to par with your expectations. We strive to provide our guests with exceptional service and comfort, it's unfortunate we did not succeed in your case. We wish you would have addressed your issues with our reception staff during your stay as we would have done our very best to rectify any issues you had, or example move you to a different room. We will be sure to investigate this matter further to avoid this happening in the future. Hope to welcome you back to better your stay with us, All the best Eydís Eva Front Office Manager Fosshótel Barón
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Karen L asked a question Apr 2024
Derby, England, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi, does the hotel have stairs access to all rooms please?
Answer from jon s
Luton, United Kingdom12 contributions12 helpful votes
Yes.
Peter L asked a question Feb 2024
How much is breakfast
Answer from Penny H
5 contributions9 helpful votes
It was included in our room rate, which was put together from a package, so I don’t know how much it would be separately. If it would be possible to get it included in your room, I would recommend that as eating out is expensive and we found a number of restaurants did not open very early.
KGU112 asked a question Nov 2023
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom89 contributions38 helpful votes
Hi what time do they start serving breakfast? We are on a few early tours thanks
Answer from Geoff R
3 contributions
They start at 7, but will prepare you a take away breakfast for before then, if you ask.
Louise S asked a question Nov 2023
St Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom13 contributions12 helpful votes
Can anyone tell me if the hotel provides plant milk in room and/or at breakfast as I cannot have dairy.
Answer from topsyjc
Biggleswade, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
Yes there is an assortment of plant milk at breakfast, but not in the rooms.
Ian P wrote a tip Jun 7
Bristol, United Kingdom11 contributions5 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go somewhere where you won't get ripped off if you are hiring a car"
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Jackie W wrote a tip Feb 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pick up the free travelers guide at reception as it had discount vouchers for some restaurants and pubs to eat. "
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Tiffiney K wrote a tip Feb 2024
Brighton, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try and ask for a room with a view of the sea if you can - it's incredible. "
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Hayley R wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take plenty of money, Iceland is REALLY expensive"
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David C wrote a tip Jan 2024
9 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book bed and breakfast, you wouldn’t be disappointed"
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C$239 - C$332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
IcelandCapital RegionReykjavikMiðborg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
120
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fosshotel Baron
Which popular attractions are close to Fosshotel Baron?
Nearby attractions include Sundhollin Public Baths (0.4 km), Sun Voyager (0.3 km), and Microbar Reykjavík (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fosshotel Baron?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Fosshotel Baron?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Fosshotel Baron?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fosshotel Baron?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arabian Taste, Braud & Co, and Reykjavík Kitchen.
Is Fosshotel Baron located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Reykjavik.
Are pets allowed at Fosshotel Baron?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fosshotel Baron?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to Fosshotel Baron?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Einar Jonsson Sculpture Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) (0.6 km), The settlement exhibition (1.2 km), and Videy Island (3.7 km).
Does Fosshotel Baron have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Fosshotel Baron accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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