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“Nice hotel, great location”
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City Center Hotel
Ranked #28 of 53 Hotels in Reykjavik
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Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice hotel, great location”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights prior to joining a tour and we really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were small by American standards, but average by European standards. There were room darkening curtains that really helped since it never got really dark. Rooms were clean and staff nice and accommodating. The location is superb. Of course, this did make it a bit noisy as we were there for a Friday and Saturday night stay but since we had done some research, we knew it would be and came prepared with earplugs. The convenient location more than made up for the bit of noise. There is a small and quite nice bar downstairs that was very lively both nights. The breakfast buffet was quite good with a decent selection and good price. We would go back.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We stayed here for 4-nights during a recent trip to Reykjavik. It was easy to walk to shopping, Music Hall, restaurants. They have an included buffet breakfast, which is great because food in Iceland is EXPENSIVE, (We went to buffet at another hotel, that had the same food and it costs US $20!)
Our room 256, overlooking the back area and was very quiet. Friends rooms were on the front side over looking the square and it was very noisy.
Staff was very friendly. Room were nice, but beds are all twin beds.
Free internet was a plus. Would stay there again. Lots to groups were there.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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roswell ga
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Great place to stay. The location is centrally located so it is easy to walk everywhere. The rooms are spotless and the beds are comfortable. The staff at the front desk were all very helpful but Anna was amazing. She took such good care of us. She made reservations at the theater and restaurants and called ahead to our other out of town hotels to confirm our arrival times. She was the best! I hope to return to Iceland and will stay there again...hopefully we will see Anna again too!

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room. We were given an excellent upgraded room but upon check in they said it could...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Rhode Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We give this hotel 2 stars- one for superb central location and one for cleanliness. We loved Iceland and it was one the best countried we have ever visited. This hotel however, was the only negative part of our trip. We arrived on Friday August 1st and checked out on Friday August 8th. The hotel has a bar inside on the ground floor level behind the check in area. It's called "Micro Bar". Our room was located o nthe 3rd floor in the back of the hotel, two floors above the Micro Bar. On Friday, Saturday, Sunday and the following Thursday night, we were unable to sleep at all because of the loud noise coming from the Micro Bar. The music was played from 11pm- 4am in the morning and until about 5am, we could hear bar patrons screaming and yelling in the street behind the hotel. The music was so loud, that the wooden floors of our room were vibrating and were were two floors above the bar. We did not sleep for 4 out of the 7 nights we were in Iceland, which was difficult, because my mother is elderly and because the purpose of our trip was to go out and actively sightsee while there. It was very difficult to sightsee during the day while we were unable to sleep at night.

When I advised the overnight desk agent, he lied to us and said that the noise was coming froma another bar next door. However, we walked through the street in the back of the hotel and in the front and there are no other clubs/ bars around. I walked downstairs in the middle of the night and it was in fact this Micro Bar that was making the noise. We did not appreciate his childish attempt to decieve us and thought it was an awful business practice to inconvenience hotel guests in such a way.

The continental breakfast at the hotel was also horribly overpriced...10 Euro per person. We ate full breakfast at Cafe Haiti 5 minutes away by the wharf for 1/3 that price and on days that we had to leave really early for a tour, we prepared by getting croissants the night before at the grocery store across the street for 1/5 the price of City Center Hotel's continental breakfast.

We will definitely return to Reykjavik but we will never stay at this hotel ever again and we would not recommend to our friends and family members when they go this winter.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

i can't say enough. Right downtown. Go to cafe paris to eat. drink at micro bar. everything is within walking distance.....clean. very helpful staff. oh oh...earplugs for friday and saturday night...no joke. Beds are crazy comfortable. all the other nights no problem with noise. :)

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Washington, DC
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82 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We spent two nights in July. The room was pretty large, beds very comfortable, great bathroom. Staff was helpful. My only complaint is that wi-fi was poor in our room and I had to go into the hallway or the lobby to access the Internet.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bergen, Norway
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125 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We had a lovely night here at the end of our Journey through iceland. After experienced many 'different' overnight stay in iceland. This is the best one we had. Friendly staff, big clean rooms, ok breakfast. We asked for a silent room, and got one on the 6th floor, we felt very Lucky.... The only minus i can tell, is that on the 6th floor the wifi signal is to weak, move down and it gets better.
When i ever stay in iceland again ,i would definitly stay here again.

Room Tip: if wifi is important, take low in the building, if quiet is important, go high up....
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: City Center Hotel
Address: Austurstraeti 6, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Reykjavik
#5 Green Hotel in Reykjavik
#10 Family Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — City Center Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City Center Hotel is a new hotel located in the heart of Reykjavik, Iceland's capital. Standing 6 floors on one of the oldest streets in Reykjavik, Austurstraeti. City Center Hotel is a 3 star accommodation with individuality, location and personal service for all its guests to enjoy Reykjavik and Iceland. City Center Hotel has 30 rooms, with modern and classic amenities such as: free high speed wireless internet access, hair dryer, slippers, bathrobe, mini-bar, telephone, LCD TV with satellite and Pay-TV, radio, alarm clock, coffee & tea maker. All rooms have bathrooms with a shower or a bathtub. The hotel has handicapped facilities. Some rooms have great views over parliament square and some have balconies. City Center Hotel seafood restaurant "Wine and Shell" specialises in Icelandic mussels and seafood. ... more   less 
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