Ratings based on 701 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom London

Close to center of town

Posted May 21, 2015
Pros: The view from the Sky bar
Location: City Center and harbour is very near
The staff at the Arnarhvoll were very helpful especially when we arrived and were able to recommend an excellent resturant just nearby in the harbour. The sky bar has excellent views and is perfect for a relaxing drink in the evening, and the breakfast served there in the morning was the best we were served in our whole trip to Iceland. The hotel also has a nice steam room and hot tub. Parking spaces are limited but the city center is a very short walk away so not such an issue.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Scotland

Great location

Posted May 11, 2015
Pros: The location and the staff.
Center Hotels are everywhere in Reykjavik, and we've always had good experiences using them. What makes the Arnarhvoll special though is the location; right next to the harbour, concert hall, and main streets. And all topped off by the wonderful panoramas from the Sky Bar.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted May 4, 2015
Renovation of the dinning area caused an unpleasant last nite stay the paint or stain they used was extremely strong smelling most of the night. The bathroom was unusually small with a floating panel to help contain the water from the shower.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 29, 2015
Pros: location
Cons: towels
Location: Close to city center and all the tours I looked into provided hotel pick up.
I was looking for a hotel close to city center, but not immediately in it. This hotel fit the bill.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom England

Amazing Views from the hotel Bar and Restaurant

Posted Apr 23, 2015
Pros: Amazing Views from the Sky Lounge Bar
Cons: Powdered Eggs used for the Buffet breakfast would be so much better to have poached eggs fresh daily
Location: All the bars and restaurants were within a 5 minute walk and you have amazing views of the harbour and opera house
We were a group of ten Lads we had 5 twin rooms, yes the showers are a bit weird using a squeegee to dry the floor when your done but this is a very small issue and not one we would consider to be a problem or a negative to stop you staying in the Hotel. The beds are comfotable the Free Wifi was fast and connected easily. It was a 5 min walk into town and we did not hear the cars at all from the road below. The Buffet breakfast was ample and the Staff were very helpfull. We would all stay there again and will. The Rooms were cleaned everyday and cleaned well.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Singapore

Convenient location

Posted Apr 17, 2015
Pros: Location, fast check-in and check-out, great views for rooms facing the sea and Harpa opera house
Cons: Bathroom design can be improved. Almost the whole bathroom will become wet after bathing.
We had a deluxe room on the 6th floor facing the sea which had a great view.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Bournemouth, UK

Nice hotel, good location with stunning views

Posted Apr 15, 2015
Pros: Location, staff and the view from the Sky Lounge
Cons: Site could benefit from a few additional car parking spaces though there is ample on road parking close by (at a small hourly charge)
Location: Hotel is opposite the Harpa center, close to the old town center. A short walk takes you to the shops. Overall a good location.
We had a very pleasant stay at this hotel. We were there for 5 nights in April. Facilities were good, breakfast buffet had a nice mix of cold and hot dishes, plenty of juices and hot drinks on tap. We eat in the sky lounge a couple of evenings, food was well presented and tasty. Guests benefit from a 20% discount too. Would happily return to the hotel if visiting Iceland again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom London

A nice place. Terrific location

Posted Apr 9, 2015
Pros: Location. Alex.
Cons: Tea bags in room and more sugar and coffee.
Location: Harbour for boat trips. Pick up at hotel can be arranged
Alex in the Sky bar was a real gem, even to the extent of preparing a cocktail not on the menu when I requested. More tea bags and powdered sugar needed in the room. No need to buy water; it is delicious from the tap
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Florida

Great location and very friendly staff.

Posted Mar 27, 2015
Get early check in ($50 extra ) and really worth it!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Houston, TX

Nice hotel close to downtown sites and locations.

Posted Mar 18, 2015
Pros: Great view from Sky Lounge. Friendly staff, very clean rooms and great location.
Cons: Furniture that better fits the room. The room I stayed in seemed to have the furniture crammed in there with no regard for the floor plan.
Location: This place is within walking distance of just about all the major downtown sites and restaurants. A really good central location.
This is a nice hotel, centrally located to a lot of the downtown sites and locations. Hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. Rooms are very clean and need. The room I stayed in was just a bit cramped, even for the European standard which I am familiar with. Complimentary breakfast was very good and up to par. The restaurant that it's served in is very nice and has a great view as well. I would stay here again.