Must see hotels in Reykjavík

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    Reykjavík Residence

    Plush city-centre living feels just right in this array of apartments set in six historic mansions. Linens are crisp, service attentive and the light a…

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    Kvosin Downtown

    Firmly a part of Reykjavík's luxury-accommodation wave, the suites at this superbly located historic hotel range from 'Junior' and 'Executive' to …

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    Alda Hotel

    A wealth of boutique touches lift sleek Alda well above the crowd: knitted lamp covers, a sauna and hot tub, and the free cell phones given to guests (all…

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    Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Marina

    Captivating art, cool nautical-chic decor and up-to-the-second mod cons ensure this harbourside design hotel is a gorgeous retreat. Clever ways to…

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    Apotek

    Apotek is set in one of the city's most iconic buildings – a well-renovated, former pharmacy smack in the centre of Old Reykjavík, which dates from 1917…

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    Consulate Hotel Reykjavík

    Hilton's new Curio hotel is a plush place where the service is impeccable and conversations are held in quiet tones. A supremely sympathetic conversion of…

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    Loft Hostel

    Perched high above the action on bustling Bankastræti, this modern hostel attracts a decidedly young crowd, including locals who come for its trendy bar…

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    Forsæla Apartmenthouse

    A 100-year-old wood-and-tin house is the star of the show here. It sleeps four to eight people and comes with old beams and tasteful mod cons. Smaller…

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    Nest Apartments

    Four thoroughly modern apartments with neat antique touches make a superb home away from home on this central, peaceful street. Ranged over a tall…

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    Reykjavík Downtown Hostel

    The reviews are so good for this squeaky clean, charming and well-run hostel that it regularly lures large groups and the nonbackpacker set. Enjoy…

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    Hótel Holt

    Expect a totally cool blast to the luxurious past. Built in the 1960s as one of Reykjavík's first hotels, Holt is decked out with original paintings,…

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    KEX Hostel

    An unofficial headquarters of backpackerdom and popular local gathering place, KEX is a megahostel with heaps of sociability and style (think retro…

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    REY Apartments

    For those preferring private digs over hotel stays, REY is a smart choice thanks to its cache of modern, two- to eight-person apartments scattered across…

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    Grettir Apartments

    Sleeping here is like sleeping in a magazine for Scandinavian home design. The thoroughly modern studios and apartments boast fine furnishings and sleek…

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    101 Hostel

    The fabulously friendly family that runs this compact hostel is supremely proud of the heritage features dating back to the 1840s. Homey dorms have either…

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    Reykjavík Marina Residence

    Seven refined suites in two restored historical houses expand the nearby Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Marina offerings into the luxury accommodation market…

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    Hilton Reykjavík Nordica

    Spacious, easygoing Scandinavian chic makes this Hilton an effortless stay: amenities include 24-hour room service, gym, spa, bar and gourmet restaurant…

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    Hótel Óðinsvé

    There's a welcome sense of individuality and personality at Oðinsvé – in its 50 sunny rooms classic furnishings meet wooden floors and original art. Some…

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    Sandhotel

    When the folks behind one of Iceland's best bakeries open a hotel, you know it's going to be great. At Sandhotel art deco echoes meet Nordic design and…

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    Reykjavík City Hostel

    Reykjavík’s original hostel is a large, ecofriendly complex with a fun backpacker vibe. Two kilometres east of the city centre in Laugardalur, it abuts…