Iced Out Of a Killer View in Iceland
You know the scene. You open the door to your brand new hotel room, run over to the window, open the blinds and bam, you are hit with the anti-view. Maybe you are looking down a dirty alley, witnessing a drug deal, staring at an air shaft in the face, or seeing a brick wall. Whatever you are viewing it is not extremely pleasurable. Help out your fellow hotel mavens by uploading your anti-views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number with the not-so-easy-on-the-eyes view.
Now, there is a certain type of anti-view that sucks spectacularly because the view you wanted is, like, half-obstructed by a wall. And now here is a very different, more modern and design-y version of an anti-view that is annoying because we don't really understand what it is that we're looking at here. A piece of a set from The Fifth Element? The side of a spaceship? Part of the 101 Hotel, or part of the building next to it (which, we believe, is the Iceland Opera House)?
Regardless, this is a shot of the view from 101 Hotel one of those sweet Design Hotels in Reykjavik, which has 38 rooms, free WiFi and is run by a gallery owner who uses "grays, black and white, clean lines and well-placed local art works to convey pure Nordic coolness." (Sidenote: how would W's wordsmith describe this place? We can only imagine.)
Rezzies here go for 45,900 ISK (just over $360) and, if you can deal with this potentially-poopy view, you can book here.