Radisson Blu Saga in Reykjavik is one of 3 Radisson hotels in the city and one of them is closer to the Keflavik airport. The hotel was quite close to the city centre, which was about 15 minutes walk. It was not the most modern hotel in the area but it was functional. I used 44000 of Club Carlson points per room per night which was not too bad considering the prices for hotels in Iceland were just astronomical. The normal price for a night for that day was about £170 for a standard room.
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quite early and since the hotel was not fully booked, the front desk agent let me checked in at 11am. I was upgraded to a business room which was nice. The breakfast came with the room and there were a gym and a spa in the hotel. The hotel looked a bit tired from the outside and the interior decor to match. It needed a bit of work done if the hotel wanted to compete in the hospitality sector. It reminded me of my mum’s house in the 80’s with all the shiny and woody decor. Although the decor was a bit dated, it was a functional hotel. The room was nice and the bed was comfortable. I had the best view overlooking the mountains.
Breakfast was served between 6am until 11am in the breakfast area next to the reception. The buffet selection was decent with a spread of cold meat on one side and hot breakfast on the other. They also provided Skyr, the Icelandic yoghurt which I love.
I also had the chance to sample the buffet dinner at the restaurant. There was a carvery with a selection of beef and lamb. I went for both and they were great! The starter was a section of cold meats, salads and seafood. There was also a dessert cart of ice-creams and some cakes.
The spa and fitness centre shut at 6pm so I didn’t get the chance to go there. I was busy the whole day sightseeing (Igot back to the hotel around 8pm almost every evening!).
The Radisson Blu Saga was a decent hotel with functional mod cons. The food at the restaurant and the breakfast were acceptable and I was not expecting a Michelin star standard. The hotel was functional and it’s great if you want to make it as a base in Reykjavik. It’s not slap bang in the middle of Reykjavik but it’s easy enough to walk to the city centre. However, it would be nice if the hotel could have a new coat of paint and some modern interiors.