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Old Iceland restaurant - thumbs up!

We had a great dinner here. Right around the corner from fosshotel Baron. Casual but upscale. Husband had a fish stew that was unbelievable.

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Where was this restaurant? Reykjavik? The location would help others looking for ideas. Glad you enjoyed it.

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As I said, right around the corner from the Fosshotel Baron, which is in Reykjavik. .

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Thanks for the rec. The TripAdvisor pictures look really tempting. Incidentally, how was Fosshotel Baron?

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Fosshotel Baron was fine. Located just a block off the main drag. Our room was as expected. Front desk folks were very nice, but not especially accommodating. We had originally intended to stay two nights for an IcelandAir "stopover," but only stayed one night (sick kids, terrible weather that caused tours to be canceled, etc.). The hotel insisted on charging us for the two nights we'd reserved because we did not cancel 48 hours in advance. I understand that's the policy I agreed to, so I can't really complain, but it still leaves a bad feeling. They could have worked with us and did not. I'm unlikely to return.

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I understand that's the policy I agreed to, so I can't really
complain, but it still leaves a bad feeling. They could have worked
with us and did not.

What would have been a fair solution? How could they have "worked with you" and not taken on 100% of the risk of a late cancellation?

Regarding the food, I also had an incredible fish stew (it was more like an omelet with fish and potatoes - total comfort food) in a small cozy little place (and old house) with an Icelandic name I cannot recall. Thanks for jogging that memory. I never had a bad meal in Reykjavik except maybe the hotel breakfast (loads of tasteless white toast). There are exceptional restaurants in the city, and a lot of diversity in the cuisine.

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"I never had a bad meal in Reykjavik"

Agnes, I keep hearing about the great food in Reykjavik. So looking forward to my trip. My list of restaurants far exceeds the meals I'll be having there!

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The hotel insisted on charging us for the two nights we'd reserved because we did not cancel 48 hours in advance. I understand that's the policy I agreed to, so I can't really complain, but it still leaves a bad feeling. They could have worked with us and did not. I'm unlikely to return.

The 48 hour policy is standard for travel and hotels.

Iceland is known to have really bad storms

Kids get sick.

None of these things are above and beyond normal travel snafus. Things happen. You can buy travel insurance if you don’t want to absorb the cost of these things.

It’s not on the hotel to absorb 100% of the cost for bad weather or sick kids. Neither is within their control. Why would you punish them by withholding future business?

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Take it easy, folks! I asked the hotel whether they would consider charging us for only one night, because why not at least ask! They said nope; I understand that’s the deal I signed up for, everything’s cool. I’m unlikely ever to return to Iceland for heavens sake, let alone that particular hotel. I’m sure the hotel will survive despite the horrible “punishment” of me being unlikely to return. But let me be clear so that I am not providing a negative review of the hotel. The Fosshotel Baron was perfectly nice, the room was great, and perfect for our family, it had a terrific location, although I wish I could have paid for only one night the price was right, the desk people were very nice to us. I have no beef whatsoever. Everything’s cool. Ok?

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I thought I wouldn't return to Iceland (I did the stopover too the first time). Then I returned to Iceland (and I want to go back right now reading about the fish stew). You never know :-)

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I thought I wouldn't return to Iceland (I did the stopover too the first time). Then I returned to Iceland (and I want to go back right now reading about the fish stew). You never know :-)

I like this. :) I tend to always tell myself "you'll never be here again" everywhere I go, and really live in the moment and absorb everything. There have been a couple of times where I ended up back somewhere I thought I'd never have the chance to return to, and it's that much sweeter. Life is funny. You really do never know.