We took a fairly last minute trip to Reykjavik for a landmark birthday occasion, needed somewhere to lay our heads and relax.
Not many budget friendly places were left; this looked ok.... It was FABULOUS.
Tucked out the way, but right next to the old harbour. 2 minutes walk to bars and eateries, 5 minutes walk to central shops and bus station. Taxis within easy reach but there is plenty to reach easily on foot.
Tourist information centres are all over - you need only book day trips the day before (or on the day, if going to Northern lights).
Must sees - northern lights (take a good camera); golden circle, blue lagoon (you can go straight from airport on a handy stop off transfer); if you have more than 3 or 4 days try and fit in a trip to the east to see glaciers and puffins!
Planet apartments is a fab little self catering studio with ample space to spread out and relax, all new fittings and very 'handy'.
Catherine from Leicester, UK
Situated in the city center, this apartment is close to Reykjavik Harbour, Reykjavik City Hall, and Laugavegur. Also nearby …More
The apartment is quite basic with everything needed for a comfortable stay, including free use of the laundry Facilities. The beds were super comfortable and the free wi-fi worked well. Very good location.
Dianne from Yukon, Canada
Are you looking for a good value for money self-catering accommodation in Reykjavik city center? then look no further than …More
The Reykjavik Centrum is a modest, but very agreeable hotel. Iceland is an expensive country, but this hotel was good value. Friendly and efficient staff. The hotel restaurant served very good cuisine, and the breakfast was fine.
John from London
Opened in 2005, this hotel is made up of converted historical buildings, located in the old-city centre, close to cafes, bars …More
My adult daughter and I spent four nights at this hotel in a twin room from 14th October 2014. We arrived at the hotel extremely early - 11 am - but were fortunate enough to be able to check in and go straight to our room. The room was clean and spacious and the beds wonderfully comfortable. There were tea and coffee making facilities and a small fridge in the room. We used the free bus pass provided by the hotel to go into the city on two occasions, which was really convenient as most of the buses stop right outside the hotel. We booked a snowmobiling experience via the hotel and were really pleased to find that no commission was charged. There is a 10/11 (24 hr convenience store) just around the corner from the hotel, which was useful as we were staying on a room only basis. All of the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful and we would not hesitate to stay at this hotel again.
Hazel from Conwy, Wales
This spa hotel is located in Reykjavik (Laugardalur), close to Laugardalsholl, Hallgrimskirkja, and Perlan. Also nearby are …More
Having stayed at numerous hotels ( some much more expensive!) I have never experienced a hotel staff, without exception, who went out out their way to not only make me feel special but but also went out of their way to assist me in recovering my luggage temporarily lost by the airline, including making several phone calls and volunteering to go pick it up When the airline (IcelandAir) refused to deliver it the hotel as promised.
Peter from Vancouver , WA
Located in the city center of Reykjavik, this romantic hotel is near the airport and within walking distance of Asgrimur …More
Great hotel in perfect location for all tours, sightseeing etc. I agree with many others that it can get a little noisy on a weekend but unless you are a very light sleeper don't let that bother you. Staff are very friendly and happy to help with booking tours, restaurants though eating at the hotel was very nice so worth a try. We upgraded to a junior suite which wasn't much more than the standard room and from what I picked up from other guests we did the right thing as our room was quite spacious and it was nice to have a leather corner sofa to chill out on instead of just the bed.
Iceland is a stunning place and this hotel is tucked away nicely so as a base to do the tours we booked which was the northern lights by boat ( dress warm! ), a super jeep golden circle day ( awesome, especially glacier part ) and Blue Lagoon en route back to the airport. Don't let the rumour about high prices put you off, if you can stomach London rates then you will be fine and this as with many other hotels / bars, do a happy hour from 5-7pm every day with a beer at about £2.50. If you wanted to avoid the noise issue then book one of the other Centerhotel's in the town which were a little more remote but still within walking distance of the sights. Cant recommend the place or hotel too highly, only had 3 days there which is maybe a little too short but will definitely be back....now go and book up!!!
Jon from Maidstone, Kent
Housed in a renovated printing factory, this boutique hotel is located in downtown Reykjavik, 20 metres from the main …More
Stayed here for 4 nights. Very central. Lovely hotel, very clean. Staff were all friendly and helpful at all times. Good breakfast available if you wanted it (additional charge). Would definitely stay again.
badger from leicester
This gracious 1930s hotel, restored to its original Art Deco style in 2006, is located in the center of Reykjavik, 100 meters …More
The apartment was very comfortable and nice. Walking distance (about 15 min max) to all the main sights. This was the first time we have stayed in an apartment versus a hotel and there are some pros and cons. I missed having hotel staff to help with information and directions. Also, because our flight arrived late it meant we had to contact the owner when we landed (via email, since I didn't have an international cellular plan) and then had to wait about 10 min outside before someone came to let us in. Having the space of a 1 bedroom apartment with a kitchen/dining/living room was nice. Having to take out our own trash in the end was a little inconvenient--and again just a small luxury you don't need to do when you stay in a hotel. The amenties were all nice. Though we didn't use it having laundry in the unit was a nice benefit. Our only complaints were these two things: 1) There was a window in the shower without blinds that limited upper body privacy (for females), though once the steam built up in the window it was less of a concern. 2) Though we turned all the heaters off, the apartment stayed pretty hot. Fortunately it was cool outside and opening the windows helped. we kept wondering though if there was still heat on somewhere, or if we couldn't fully turn it off.
Further, a phone in the apartment (maybe only for local numbers?) would have been nice, especially since there is no staff on site to answer questions.
Melanie from Los Angeles
Situated in the city center, this apartment is close to Sundhollin, Hallgrimskirkja, and Laugavegur. Also nearby are …More