Named after an almost perfectly symmetrical mountain close to Þingvellir, Hótel Skjaldbreið is a new hotel in an old and distinguished building in Laugarvegur. The hotel's location makes it an ideal dwelling place for those who want to be able to enjoy Reykjavík on foot. It is close to the city centre and extremely strategic if one wants to go shopping on Reykjavík's main shopping street. The house itself is a beautiful old three storey building with great charm. The lobby and the bar are not spacious, but they are homely, and the service is personal and friendly in this family-run establishment. The rooms are pleasantly decorated, without being luxurious.
Odinsve doesn't fuss around its guests but promises quality, which is evident in its 43 comfortably furnished rooms. The close proximity to Lækjatorg square, Living Art Museum, and restaurants - Lake Front, Skolabru, and 3 Frakkar is an added advantage. The in-house restaurant, Siggi Hall, is named after the chef, who whips lamb, chicken or bacalao with élan. What's more, expect the aroma of devilled eggs and coffee first thing in the morning in your room. Guests can avail of professional massages and sightseeing tickets.
Hótel Örk is located in Hveragerði, a small town 45km east of Reykjavík. The town is known for its geothermal activity and its greenhouses. The hotel is relatively new and modern, and is well suited to the holiday maker wanting to stay close to the countryside without being too far from Reykjavík. The hotel's facilities are marked by its proximity to a great provision of geothermal water. It has its own outdoor swimming pool with a water slide, a children's pool and a sauna, heated with water taken directly from hot springs in the vicinity. The interiors are spacious and modern, and all the rooms well-equipped and neat. An excellent choice for those who want to relax and keep fit without having to go too far to find the facilities.
There's no doubt that at Radisson SAS 1919 you are pampered silly. LCD televisions, video-on-demand, Wi-Fi, high ceiling rooms, hardwood floors, customized menus, a gymnasium and many more features are up for grabs. Salt Restaurant and Salt Lounge Bar are the in-house eating holes. Ideal for leisure and business travelers alike, the hotel allows pets too. It sure is a place for glitz and snazz this side of the globe!
The Grand Hotel is a relatively new building, located in the Laugardalur area of Reykjavík. It takes around 20-30 minutes to walk to the city centre. The distance to the Kringlan shopping centre is similar. It is within short walking distance of Reykjavík's most prominent sporting facilities. Furthermore, the museum honouring Ásmundur Sveinsson, the late sculptor, is next door. Equally close is a newly-established art gallery, Listhúsið, which accommodates several artists. Reykjavík's scenic coastline is just a few minutes away on foot. The modern and very spacious hotel has large, carpeted rooms with private baths and showers, as well as most facilities you normally find in hotels of this category. All the rooms were renovated in 1995. A very good choice for those wanting to be able to have easy access to the life of the city centre, without being in the middle of it all the time.
Hótel Loftleiðir is located near Reykjavík's domestic airport, and the central bus station (for trips to the country) is within walking distance. The hotel is close to Reykjavík's most beautiful outdoor areas, Öskjuhlíð, where one can enjoy a relaxed walk along forest paths, and Nauthólsvík, Reykjavík's sunbathing beach. The hotel is an extremely good conference hotel, with all the newest equipment and facilities, as well as experienced staff in that respect. 14 conference rooms of all sizes for up to 400 participants, as well as an auditorium with a cinema for 110. The rooms are technically advanced, with all the newest equipment, internet connection etc. There are also banqueting facilities, with capacity for up to 450 (seating) or 650 (standing cocktail buffets) Being part of the Icelandair group, Hótel Loftleiðir is well connected to the international airport.
Located in Reykjavik’s business district, this Hilton hotel offers a 5-star gourmet restaurant, popular breakfast buffet and helpful, knowledgeable staff. Hilton Reykjavik Nordica’s bright rooms feature wooden floors, a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee facilities. Many offer views of the Akrafjall and Esja Mountains or Faxaflói Bay. The in-house Vox Restaurant specialises in Icelandic and Scandinavian cuisine. The top floor executive lounge offers views over Reykjavik. Guests with access can enjoy their breakfast here as well as refreshments throughout the day. All guests enjoy free gym access. Other spa facilities accessible for a fee includes 2 spa baths, an outdoor hot tub, a relaxation pool, 2 aroma steam rooms and a sauna. Exercise and yoga classes can be booked on site.
This good-value hotel is a short walk from Iceland’s largest swimming pool, Laugardalslaug, and Reykjavík’s biggest shopping centre, Kringlan. Its spacious rooms offer flat-screen TVs, refrigerators and tea/coffee facilities. Tastefully decorated in neutral colours, Arctic Comfort Hotel’s rooms feature historical photos and either wooden or carpeted floors. There are 2 free internet computers in the lobby, while a free Wi-Fi connection can also be accessed there. The hotel's popular breakfast buffet provides a solid start to the day. Guests can relax with a drink in Arctic Hotel’s lounge or bar, and staff can recommend or book local restaurants. Arctic Comfort is only a 5-minute bus ride from the city centre. Reykjavík Zoo and the Botanical Gardens are just around the corner.
Hotel Reykjavik is a well furnished establishment, a stone's throw from Kjarvalsstadir Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum. The rooms boast of the latest amenities, and don't appear too cluttered. A shopping area is but a minute away, so you can knock yourself out and then return to this comfortable haven. If you're famished, walk into Raudara - the hotel's steakhouse - for succulent rares. Children under 12 stay free (provided they are accompanied by their parents).
This hotel is a 1-minute walk from Hlemmur Bus Terminal and Reykjavik’s main street, Laugavegur. It features free private parking and rooms with a flat-screen TV. Fosshotel Lind’s rooms have wooden or carpeted floors and a bathroom with a shower. Many rooms feature views of Hallgrimskyrkja Church. The Lind also has a public internet computer and TV lounge. A Scandinavian buffet breakfast is served every morning. Early breakfast is available on request. The Sundhollin Bath is 300 metres away. The airport shuttle stops right outside the hotel. Staff in the 24-hour reception can help recommend popular activities around Reykjavik.