We arrived at Hotel Keflavik forward of our return flight again to the UK for which we had a really early begin. (The lodge is only a 6-minute drive from the airport.) The constructing really homes two accommodations, each underneath the identical administration – the 4 star Hotel Keflavik and, on the uppermost ground, Diamond Suites Luxury Boutique Hotel. Many of the amenities are frequent to each accommodations. We are in a position to carry you particulars on each accommodations since our sons stayed in a room at Hotel Keflavik, while we stayed within the Diamond Suites.
Two giant stone lions stand on guard at both facet of Hotel Keflavik’s major entrance. Parking near the lodge entrance was free, with loads of areas obtainable after we arrived.
Inside, an ethereal lobby and unexpectedly glitzy reception desk was the place we had been effortlessly checked in earlier than making our solution to our respective rooms.
The snug room consisted of dual beds, a chair to calm down and a desk space.
An amalgam of muted tones had been interrupted by a sequence of fancy lampshades that provided a splash of color.
Icelandic art work adorned the partitions and the room additionally got here with a TV, cellphone, protected and Nespresso machine.
The room appeared out over over a few visitor homes and to a fishing pier and a sheltered bay within the North Atlantic. The title Keflavik interprets to ‘Driftwood Bay’.
We discovered it to be a quiet neighbourhood so you have to be assured a superb night time’s sleep.
The room’s toilet was compact however with all the things wanted for a brief keep: WC, basin, bathe and tub, hair dryer, bathmat, flannels and towels.
A toiletry pack got here full with bathe cap, tub salts, stitching equipment, shoe mitt and Diamond Suites branded shampoo, conditioner, physique lotion, bathe gel and cleaning soap.
Dinner at KEF Restaurant, the place the emphasis is on contemporary Icelandic substances, is a particular a part of any keep at Hotel Keflavik.
The lobster soup, flavoured with chilli, cilantro, ginger, lemongrass and star anise is a deal with for the tastebuds.
The stand-out major dish for me was the monkfish with chorizo, olives, tomatoes, nut pesto, pearl onion, potatoes and yuzu hollandaise.
Meat eaters will love the grilled leg of lamb – served pink – with yellow beet purée, grilled yellow beet, rainbow carrots, herb crust, fondant potato, herb and date demi glace.
Sweet treats included this chocolate and caramel brownie served with vanilla ice cream and forest fruits.
If you’re apprehensive in regards to the kilos gained from the restaurant, the lodge additionally has a 7,000 sq. ft. health centre, full with treadmills, cross trainers, train bikes, energy bench presses and an assortment of free weights, resistance bands, flexion machines and weight machines.
Set on the Reykjanes Peninsula only a 2-minute stroll from the North Atlantic Ocean, one of many huge attracts of Hotel Keflavik is its location. The lodge’s proximity to Keflavik International Airport is a significant plus. Whether you’re arriving into Iceland fairly late at night time, or leaving on an early morning flight, you’ll benefit from the comfort of being only a 6-minute drive from airport.
Standard double or twin rooms begin from round 25,000 ISK, together with breakfast.
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The greatest bit
The neatest thing in regards to the lodge is its location and specifically its proximity to the airport. It is barely a brief taxi experience away and near a petroleum station must you be needing to return a rent automobile with a full tank. It can also be a 20-minute drive from the Blue Lagoon and a 45-minute drive from Reykjavik.
The last verdict
Hotel Keflavik is a clear, funky and well-located 4-star lodge with a superb restaurant. For us, it was good place to base ourselves for our final night time in Iceland on condition that we needed to be up early the subsequent morning to be able to return our rental automobile and arrive on the airport in loads of time for our flight, and meant that we didn’t should rise fairly as early as we’d have completed if we had been nonetheless primarily based in Reykjavik. For an much more luxurious keep, contemplate Hotel Keflavik’s sister lodge, the Diamond Suites, which occupies the highest ground of the identical lodge.
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