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“Great Apartments Right in City Centre”
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Hotel Odinsve
Ranked #14 of 52 Hotels in Reykjavik
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Netherlands
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“Great Apartments Right in City Centre”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

We stayed in the apartments of the Odinsve Hotel a couple of blocks away from the hotel itself just around the corner from the main shopping street. They dont look much from the outside but are done to a very high spec inside. We had a large 2 bedroomed apartment with a large corner lounge with views out onto the Hallgrimskirche up the top of the street.
Positives, large well furnished, comfortable couch, beds and spacious bathroom with all you could need to cook and be independent including washing machine in bathroom, cable tv, phone (free local calls).. Nice views up the street to the cathedral and out the side window over to the mountains (4 apartments, we were on top so maybe the lower ones have a less good view).
Negatives, and this the only reason I didnt give an excellent, one of the bedrooms faced the street on which the Koffiebarinn restaurant/bar is. On the weekend this is one of THE places to be in Reykjavik, and thus the party goes on thru the night, and its loud. I think the first night we fell asleep around 3am and the party was still going. The second night we swapped bedrooms (face different streets) and slept fine and the kids were able to sleep thru the noise in the other bedroom. Of the other three apartments one is same set up directly below thus you can avoid the noise but I think the other apartments only face the 'noisy' street so theres no escape. That said if you are staying there during the week ie not Fri or Sat night it should be a good bit quieter as Fri/Sat are the main party nights and midweek is much quieter. Other small negative is that you are on the 1st or 2nd floor and thus have 2 or 4 flights of narrow stairs to get your suitcases up, we travel light and are young so no probs but if you like big suitcases and are a little less nimble it will be a struggle as theres no lift. Finally theres no free parking outside, nearest free spot is up by the cathedral which is a good uphill 5 minute walk away. Location other than maybe the noise issue is great just off the main shopping street Laugavegur and within a few minutes walk of shops restaurants etc (the main hotel is only another couple of blocks away) and the street that the apartments is on also has plenty of shops and cafes, including a supermarket just up the road.
Hotel itself looked nice, we only saw it when we checked in and we didnt eat there so cant give advice on it. Staff were friendly and helpful and can organise tours/pick ups if necessary. They did give great advice to try Laundromat restaurant/bar/cafe as a FANTASTIC spot downtown for familys, great food, good prices and very kid friendly. Dont be put off if you have no kids, the basement is the play area so upstairs is almost kid free!
Overall other than the noise issue I cant knock these apartments they were by far the most comfortable, spacious, modern, well situated and best value for money spot we stayed in during Icelandic holiday.

Room Tip: Try for the larger corner apartments, nice view of church and quieter.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Located just off the main shopping streets and less than ten minutes from the harbour front, in a quiet suburban side street. The staff are all excellent, helpful and full of smiles. The rooms are basic, very clean but have a TV, mini bar, ample robe space and drawers, tea and coffee making facilities and the beds are comfortable. Breakfast is served, again with a cheer in the adjoining Snaps Restaurant. There is a good selection of all the usual fare, plus hot cooked breakfast if preferred. The Snaps restaurant gets booked quickly (mainly by locals - a good sign), but bookings can only be taken before 1830. The food, service and presentation is very good. You really cant ask for more on a City Break. A little gem!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Darien, Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Loved my stay at the Hotel Odinsve. The place was friendly, clean and conveniently located on a quiet side street near one of the main avenues.

The staff made for an exceptionally pleasant stay. They were helpful, responsive and full of great suggestions--as good as any top concierge I've ever worked with.

The hotel is also adjacent to a top-rated restaurant called Snaps which was an added bonus for breakfasts and dinner.

The only reason I didn't give Hotel Odinsve five stars is that the room (a single) was a bit small and the decor is clean and pleasant but not five star. Great little hotel in every other way, however. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Very helpful and friendly front desk staff. I think those are the people that really set this place apart. Otherwise, the hotel was clean, conveniently located, and the beds were comfortable. There was also a great balcony and we were even able to see the northern lights from there one night (though I doubt you can typically see the northern lights from there...the city is too light generally).

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

...and had a fabulous time. The hotel is clean, well looked after and brilliantly located and the staff on the desk could not have been more helpful in helping organise tours, checking arrangements and generally helping us get what we want! We ate in the attached Snaps restaurant and that was excellent too although you may be better having breakfast out in the city in terms of cost effectiveness...honestly cannot fault the hotel though and would thoroughly recommend it!

Room Tip: We stayed on the 3rd floor and had cracking views out over to the local airport, and kept our curtai...
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Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Hotel Odinsve for 4 nights and couldn't fault it. The location is excellent and our room (401) was dual aspect with views up to the church and a balcony overlooking the mountains which is perfect for watching the Northern Lights should they put on a display. We paid £90 a night through Expedia but got our 4th night free. It's a bargain for the location. We never had breakfast as there are plenty of lovely cafes nearby but we did eat in the attached Snaps restaurant and it was very good. We would definitely stay there again.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Odinsve
Address: Odinstorg Thorsgata 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Reykjavik
#10 Family Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Odinsve 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Odinsve, a boutique hotel in downtown Reykjavik, offers quality four star accommodation in the residential area of 101 - the heart of Iceland's capital. The hotel has a total of 50 rooms. The decor encapsulates a Nordic ambiance whilst offering a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. The hotel prides itself on offering an impeccable service with emphasis on comfort and personal attention. Within the hotel you will find SNAPS BISTRO which offers top quality food and a variaty of good vines and coctails in a lovely atmosphere. ... more   less 
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