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“Much better than OK”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of OK Hotel

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OK Hotel
Ranked #20 of 107 Reykjavik B&B and Inns
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Much better than OK”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

This is a quirky hotel in a great location in Reykjavik named after, I think, a volcano in Iceland rather than any comment on the hotel's standards or facilities.

It is is in a busy shopping street that is a short (10 mins at most) walk to the centre of town and just a 5 minute walk from the Hallgrimskirkja (church with tall tower). There are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby.

When first arriving it is necessary to buzz an entry phone marked "Reception". You get let in to the bar/restaurant on the ground floor and collect a key from a safe. There is in fact no reception as such. The key is used for the lift and to gain access to your room.

My room was decorated in an interesting style with the feature wall adorned with pages from an encyclopaedia. It had a small kitchenette that we used for making breakfast in the mornings, a large double bed, sofa bed (which my daughter used), and table and chairs. There was a large flat screen Panasonic TV on the wall (with English channels showing) and the shower room was clean and spacious.

The room feels more like a studio apartment than a hotel particularly since there is no daily maid service (which didn't bother me) and entrance is through a busy restaurant rather than a hotel reception but nonetheless you couldn't fault the excellent location and the hotel is well served by local tour companies. For example the Reykjavik Excursions Flybus service operates a transfer service from the airport straight to the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 4 nights during a vacation in Iceland. Location is great - in the heart of everything with easy access to all stores. The room was medium sized and was lovely to stay in. Check in went smoothly and the korean restaurant at thr ground floor is a must try. Only issue was the internet signal in the room (weak signal) but once yoh go downstairs its fine.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

The hotel is situated right in the center of Reykjavic. You can go on foot to all locations around city centre. The room is big enough for a couple and the bed is comfortable. The bad thing is that there is no service room and the bathroom needs some renovation

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights and we were just thrilled with what was on offer. The apartment is beautiful and really unique. The walls are papered in old encyclopaedia pages and the furniture is a mix of antiques and modern. The tv offers multiple English channels for when you're back from a long excursion and need a bit of chill time. The kitchen is well equipped also. My only criticisms would be that proper full size pillows are needed and that the main office should tell you the address of which hotel you're staying at when booking as we had to change all our excursion pick ups/drop offs but this is no big deal. Wonderful location, friendly staff and a perfect place to stay. Will definitely return if we visit Reykjavik again.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bethesda, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Clean, funky decor, comfortable, well appointed. The location on the main shopping street can't be beat because it is central but just a few blocks away from the noise of the bars. Check in process is unusual but easy/functional. We were happy here and recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

We stayed here in the summer of 2013 choosing the hotel for the location and design. None of these aspects disappointed us even when the hotel was under construction back then. However we paid a room for 3 people but got one for 2 with a double bed and an IKEA folding bed, which was not even prepared for our arrival. As we were the couple occupying the double bed my friend had to sleep on that out-of-the-box folding bed at the window in a small studio room which was obviously not one of the bigger rooms we booked 6 months in advance. It could have ben a nice stay in a lovely design hotel but reading all the reviews we were not the only ones with these problems, too bad the owner does not care about this...

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

Arrived Sunday for a two night stay having rented a cabin in Heytjorn for first 5 nights. We were looking forward to rounding off our holiday in a unique self-caterine apartment in the city centre and relaxing - my partner had been diving at Silfra, me sketching/painting, we toured geysirs, gulfoss and lots more waterfalls, Dyrholaey Beach, Jokulsarlon, whale watching, Fontana spa, blue lagoon, art galleries, and so on - anyway we were not disappointed! Loved the decor - definately my kinda place! Staff were friendly and helpful - you're pretty much left to your own devices, which I quite like. It was comfortable, shower great - plenty towels. A modern and creatively considered space - much like the rest of Rekjavik! Enjoy.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: OK Hotel
Address: Laugavegur 74, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — OK Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 2012, OK Hotel’s apartments are found along a quiet section of Laugavegur, Reykjavík’s main street. Flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and modern kitchenettes are standard features.The eco-friendly apartments are uniquely designed and utilise vintage furniture, recycled materials and local art. Most apartments offer a balcony and acoustic guitar. Tours, rental cars, breakfast baskets and airport transfers can be arranged by reception staff. ... more   less 
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