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.
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!
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.
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.
Set just 250 metres from Laugarvegur shopping street, this central Reykjavik hostel offers guest rooms and dormitory rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Harpa Concert Hall is 1 km away. A seating area and a wardrobe feature in all rooms at Kex Hostel. Some rooms have a private bathroom with shower. Guests have access to a communal kitchen on site. A buffet breakfast is available each morning, while other meals are served at the in-house Sæmundur í Sparifötunum Restaurant. Drinks can be enjoyed at the on-site Drinx Bar. Leisure options include a communal lounge and a heated outdoor terrace. Hostel Kex offers free luggage storage. Bicycles can be rented on site. Whale watching trips depart from Reykjavik Harbour, a 20-minute walk from the hostel.
Set on a square behind Reykjavík Cathedral and the Icelandic Parliament, this hotel offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi access and Nespresso coffee machines. Lake Tjörnin is 1 minutes’ walk away. Dating back to 1900, the modern Kvosin Downtown Hotel offers rooms with a seating area, flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower. Most rooms have a kitchenette with a dining area, fridge and cooking hobs. Restaurant Bergsson, a snack bar and Klaustur Wine Bar are located on the ground floor of Kvosin Downtown. A continental breakfast is served each morning at the hotel. Views of the cathedral and parliament can be enjoyed from the ground-floor terrace. The 3rd-floor terrace overlooks the city lake. Austorvollur Park is 50 metres away. Laugavegur shopping street is a 5-minute walk from the hotel.
Located on Laugavegur shopping street in central Reykjavik, this hotel offers modern rooms with a flat-screen TV and free WiFi access. Hallgrimskirkja Church is a 5-minute walk away. All guest rooms at Alda Hotel Reykjavík have a private bathroom with a bath or shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. Some rooms feature a private balcony with sea or city views. Guests enjoy free access to Alda Hotel’s gym and sauna. Bicycles can be rented on site. Guests can enjoy a drink in the bar. Reykjavik Art Museum is a 10-minute walk away. Lake Tjörnin is 1 km from the hotel.
The elegant Art Deco-style Hotel Borg by Keahotels enjoys a central location in Reykjavik, overlooking the historic Asuturvollur Square. It offers brightly decorated rooms with free WiFi and flat-screen, Smart TVs. All rooms at Hotel Borg feature quality beds and Philippe Starck fittings. Each also has wooden floors and stylish art deco furniture. Guests can enjoy an in-house spa and gym that features a hot tub, sauna and steam room. It is also possible to book massages. The staff can help with bookings of tours and assist with car rental. Laugavegur shopping street is less than 200 metres from the hotel. The Life of Whales boat safari terminal is a 5-minute walk away.
Flughótel is a new hotel, built just a few miles from Keflavík international airport. That makes it an excellent place for those stopping for a short period of time. All the rooms are large and tastefully decorated in a modern fashion. The lobby, the bar and the restaurant are first class, with a modern outlook and a touch of class at the same time. A bank, a very good coffee shop and a library share the building with the hotel. The hotel is close to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, where guests can swim in warm water in adventurous surroundings. The cold and rough beauty of the Reykjavik peninsula is not far away, including lake Kleifarvatn, where astronauts practised before visiting the moon.