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Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
Ranked #15 of 53 Hotels in Reykjavik
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“Comfortable, clean and a great location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

This hotel does not look the best from the outside as the grey colour is a bit off putting, however the decor inside is lovely and welcoming, the rooms were clean with fresh towels every day. The bathroom was also clean and had a big shower head which was good! The rooms had quirks such as signs about what the hotel had been previously and one side had some old fish hooks in to show the links to the marina. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the hotel stocked skyr which became my favourite Icelandic product after a few days! However the best thing about this hotel was its location. It was easy to walk the 5-10 minutes into the centre of Reykjavik, you could see the harbour from the hotel and the sea and it was easy for trips as the main road meant pick ups could be made and for the whale watching we could just walk down to the boat! Definitely recommed staying here.

Room Tip: Rooms on the harbour side would be quiter as the other rooms face a road, although it was not too no...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Trausti K, Public Relations Manager at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Dear traveler,
thank you for your excellent review, we really appreciate you recommending us to others as a good choice considering location, cleanliness and welcoming atmosphere. We strive to be both comfortable and cool and so glad you enjoyed all of our quirky designs.
We promise to have lots of Skyr on stock for you also next time!

Warmly,
Erla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

This hotel is in an ideal location near to the centre of Reykjavik. It was clean and well organised with very helpful, well trained and polite staff. The unprepossessing exterior gives little hint of the stylish, cultured interior. The breakfast was awesome with everything you could wish for beautifully presented in the Satt dining room. The design of the rooms is well thought out with impressive attention to detail. Beds are superbly comfortable, so comfortable I checked out the manufacturer on the mattress - R. Bjornsson if you're interested. We stayed in another Icelandair hotel while on holiday and it seems to me that they are consistently of a high standard.
If only other hotels in Iceland were of this calibre!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the airport - very interesting watching the planes.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Trausti K, Public Relations Manager at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Dear traveler,
thank you for your excellent review and recommending the Reykjavik Marina, we really appreciate it. Yes, our beds are comfortable, thank you for mentioning that, and R. Björnsson is an Icelandic producer that we are proud to use for our hotels. Happy to hear that you experienced us as a both comfortable and cool choice, that´s exactly our goal!
See you next time,
best regards,
Erla
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Praha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

If I ever return to Iceland, as I would really like to, I will definitely opt for the hotel Marina, and thus for several reasons: it is located practically in the center, it has excellent playful funny design features, charming friendly staff, excellent food. I would pick the room towards the marina, because the rooms facing the street are a bit noisy in the morning when the road turns into a major traffic artery. Otherwise the hotel is not above reproach. I do not even mind bathroom with the glass doors. Gangi þér vel Marina hotel :)

Room Tip: I think the rooms towards marina are quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Trausti K, Public Relations Manager at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Dear traveler,
thank you so much for your great review and recommending Reykjavik Marina. This is exactly what we want to feel like to our guests: Comfortable and cool, so glad you experienced that in such a positive way.

Best regards,
Erla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Our double room was immaculately clean with modern furnishings, and there was plenty of comfy nooks to relax in the lobby. The service of all staff members was professional. Arnar, the front desk staff for nights, especially deserves to be recognized for his outstanding and personable service.

The breakfast was a varied buffet of both hot and local foods, all deliciously prepared, especially the bread! I appreciated that the hotel was loyal to Icelandic products, and the hotel introduced me to some quality skincare products and a beautiful wool blanket that we later purchased. Close to the infamous pylsur hot dog stand and downtown Reykjavik!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Trausti K, Public Relations Manager at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Dear traveler,
we want to thank you for you great review! So glad that you experienced personal service and mention our local feel, an atmosphere that we are very proud of, both at Slippbarinn and with our local products as you mention. Nice you took some home with you!

Best wishes,
Erla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We were in Room 404 which faces the harbor. All of the rooms on the 4th floor have small balconies, which was lovely. Note that the hotel faces a working ship repair yard, so it may be a bit loud in the mornings. The rooms are quite small but are very comfortable. Who goes on vacation to stay in the room, anyway? On a map it seems like it might be far away from the “main” part of downtown Reykjavik, but everything was easily walkable from the hotel’s location. There is free parking on the streets around the hotel. There is a walking/running path you can pick up behind the hotel that goes all the way along the harbor for several miles. I ran one morning and it was quite safe. The staff is pleasant and helpful with ideas and suggestions of sightseeing and day trips. The hotel décor is whimsical but also has touches that are a nod to the harbor and seafaring life. Would recommend including the breakfast buffet with your room if you can afford it. The buffet includes a wide array of breakfast items, from oatmeal with plenty of toppings, dry cereal, herb and cheese egg “pie”, hard-boiled egg slices, delicious homemade breads, jams, to-die-for Icelandic butter, skyr yogurt, pastries, smoked fish, meats and cheeses, juices, water, coffee and teas. We did not dine in the restaurant because it didn’t have much in the way of vegetarian options, but each evening after dinner out we went downstairs to the bar area or the common area to have nightcaps with our friends, and recap the day’s adventures. Highly recommend the craft cocktails from the bar; the bartenders are excellent and friendly, and the cocktails are different and interesting, using local herbs and house-made infusions.

Room Tip: If you book through their website, you get free wifi in your room.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Trausti K, Public Relations Manager at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Hi Shiba_fan,
and thank you for your excellent review, we are so happy to hear that you liked your stay at Reykjavik Marina this much - and a big like on your morning run along the ocean side! We are proud of our breakfast selection and appreciate you mentioning that but at the same time sorry to have too few vegetarian options on our menu, that could be something to look into. Nice to hear that you enjoyed Slippbarinn and our cocktails, but they are our pride and joy!

Best of thanks,
Erla
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed here on our last night in Iceland. It was one of our worst nights sleep. The beds were comfortable but the blinds don't block the light and it's light all night in summer. The road noise was also loud, we had been used to complete silence at night elsewhere in Iceland. Rooms on the marina side may be better.
The bathroom was functional but due to the sliding door with a large gap in it there is little privacy!
The bar next door in lower part of hotel is lively! Parking is nearby in another street although you can unload near the front door.
This was an expensive choice but not one of the best.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Trausti K, Public Relations Manager at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Dear traveller,
thank you for your review. We´re sorry for your bad night sleep at Reykjavik Marina. The sun shines bright during the night here in Iceland and yes, it can be difficult to sleep that way despite the blinds. Our hotel is located in the center of the city so yes there is some street noise at times but usually very quite at night by the marina, were we will certainly reserve a room for you next time!
Glad you had a chance to experience the lively Slippbar down stairs, where both locals and guests mingle with the best cocktails in town.

Warmly,
Erla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

We stayed at the Marina Hotel for a total of 5 nights in June and July. The room was contemporary, very clean, and had a view of the harbor/boatyard. A variety of good restaurants and cafes, from burgers to seafood, were very close by. In addition the hotel has a very popular restaurant/bar. Location was good for walking to Harpa and the main shopping street. The breakfast buffet (included in our booking) was very good with lots of good choices. Two of the front desk staff deserve praise for attending to all of our needs. Sunna and Vigdis were so nice and helpful. The Marina should be thankful they have them! We would definitely stay there again!

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the harborside, upper floor.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
Address: Myrargata 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 53 Hotels in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, steps from downtown Reykjavik, is situated in a completely renovated four-story building that has become a landmark among local residents. It is located next to the historical, and still fully functioning, dry-dock called Slippur. With an emphasis on blending the dynamic, creative atmosphere of this rapidly developing district with the country's strong fishing traditions, the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina offers everyone the opportunity to see and experience the capital at its most creative and colorful. ... more   less 
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