Best Hotels in Reykjavik
Take a trip back in time to the volcanic land that is Iceland. Focus on the fun as we have the best hotels in Reykjavik ready for you to browse and book!
Top 10 Reykjavik Hotels
Our best hotels in Reykjavik are a mix of friendly, fab and functional which is pretty much the vibe of the country of Iceland.
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The Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre is ideally situated right in the heart of the city centre. The main shopping street, Laugavegur, is just a couple of minutes away and the museums, cathedral and harbour are all within walking distance.
If you're planning on venturing further, the hotel offers free bicycle hire to guests. The contemporary rooms are themed ocean, ice or volcanic rock and many have beautiful views.
As well as complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi, you'll also enjoy a coffee machine and mini fridge in your room, as well as a memory foam bed to refresh you after a long day's sightseeing. If you need more space, then opt for a Suite, which has a living area. The Canopy also has Accessible Rooms.
This beautiful Art Deco hotel has become a Reykjavik landmark in itself. Located in the heart of the city centre, it overlooks Austurvöllur Square and is within walking distance of a number of attractions, including the cathedral, a number of museums and Laugavegur Street for shopping.
The rooms, also furnished in Art Deco style, feature all the modern amenities, as well as unexpected extras such as heated bathroom floors. There are a variety of rooms on offer, from standard singles to the two-floor Tower Suite.
The Hotel also houses the Borg Spa, which has a hot tub, steam bath, sauna, relaxation area and fitness room, and can be accessed for the duration of your stay for a reasonable 15 EUR. There is also a menu of spa treatments for those seeking the ultimate indulgence.
The Alda Hotel promises tranquillity in the city. Located on the main shopping street of Laugavegur, this hotel is only a 15-minute walk from the city centre, near shops and restaurants.
The Alda Hotel's rooms, with their Icelandic design and modern amenities, vary in size from single rooms suitable for one person to Family Rooms and the King Suite complete with its walk-in rainforest shower, bathtub and separate living area.
Suite guests also have access to a shared balcony with a stunning view of the mountains.
The sauna is amazingly cosy and you can really kick back and relax which can be such a lovely contrast after a day trekking around the Golden Circle waterfalls or other Iceland attractions.
4: Hotel Holt
One for art lovers, the centrally-located Hotel Holt is not only a five minute walk from the National Gallery of Iceland, but it also boasts the largest privately owned art collection in the country, which can be toured daily at 17.30.
The Holt Restaurant will also delight the gastronomes among you, with fresh and local produce the focus, along with an extensive wine list.
Every one of the classically decorated rooms vary from singles to suites and come with all the modern amenities, including free Wi-Fi as well as complimentary access to the gym and swimming pool at Laugardalur.
5: Hotel Apotek
The Hotel Apotek is an iconic building designed by the former State Architect of Iceland, Guðjón Samúelsson.
Steeped in history (it originally housed the Reykjavik Apothecary, and many of its original characteristics have been restored), the Apotek is also ideally located in the centre of town close to the Cathedral, the National Gallery, Laugavegur shopping street and plenty of cafés and restaurants.
The hotel has 45 rooms varying from singles to the Tower Suite, all with the usual modern amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi and a coffee machine.
A quirky and fun hotel, the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina celebrates Icelandic maritime culture, even combining items salvaged from the harbour into its design elements.
Located in the old harbour, a little further away from downtown Reykjavik, there are nonetheless plenty of galleries, restaurants, bars and cafés - and the hotel's own bar is usually bustling in the evenings.
There is a large choice of rooms available, including a Studio for larger groups. The public transport for Keflavik airport and sightseeing tours is also reasonably close so the hotel is well catered for in terms of pickups and drop-offs. Many transport options will pick you up from your hotel but if not then making your way to the pickup point from this hotel should not be an issue.
An historic and centrally located boutique hotel, the Kvosin Downtown Hotel is ideal if you want spacious rooms.
The hotel only has one double room, with the rest of the accommodation made up of a variety of Suites - some including full kitchenettes - and the biggest accommodating six guests.
Situated close to the Parliament building and a few minutes' walk from the Tjörnin Lake, the Kvosin is in a great location for sightseeing. The Klaustur Bar, 'dedicated to the study of wine, hops and spirits' is the perfect place to end the day, with an impressive selection of drinks from Iceland and abroad.
8: Skuggi Hotel
This is an unassuming hotel centrally located close to all the main sightseeing spots. Rooms vary from singles to superior, and include breakfast, coffee and tea, free Wi-Fi as well as the other usual amenities.
This is a good option if you're hiring a car, as guests get complimentary use of the underground car park. No hotel in Reykjavik is particularly poorly located so you will be able to easily access the town centre on foot no problem at all (maybe wrap up warm in the winter though!) and if you do rent a car then this hotel lends itself to the best of both worlds. You can jump out of bed, into your car and whizz off at your own pace to see some of the brill sights that Iceland has to offer visitors who travel there.
The Solfar Sun Voyager is also only about 500 metres away from the hotel so you can tick that attraction off your list with no effort at all!
The Swan House has a selection of studios and one-bedroom apartments suitable for parties of two to four. This is a good option if you don't want to eat out all the time, as all of the studios have a kitchenette (though if you don't fancy making your own breakfast, they offer a breakfast basket!).
The Swan House is in a good downtown location close to the sights, as well as bars, restaurants museums and supermarkets so that you can stock up.
For the more independent traveller this is a fantastic option!
Built in 2013, the Black Pearl may be the new kid on the accommodation block, but it gets consistently high ratings due to its high-end offering and service.
Catering for groups of two to six, the modern studios offer full kitchens and some have unexpected extras such as a balcony, private lift access and washing machines and tumble dryers.
If you're looking for a special night in, then the Black Pearl can bring a top chef to prepare and serve dinner in your suite, along with an excellent selection of wines.
Located close to the marina, the Black Pearl is walking distance from many of the sights you'll want to take in (if you ever leave the studio - they can even arrange in-suite massage!).
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