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“Central Reykjavik” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

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Hotel Reykjavik Centrum
Ranked #20 of 53 Hotels in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Sunny Suffolk
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53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Central Reykjavik”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

Great location in downtown Reykjavik, close to many restaurants, shops and walking distance to most museums, galleries and places of interest.
Interesting hotel layout being centred around some very old buildings. Very nicely decorated with comfortable rooms, helpful friendly staff and good breakfasts. We found the beds very hard but the hotel put a quilt on the mattress which made a big difference.
Charge for wi-fi access which is on the downside. Comfortable bar where you can get a great coffee or beer and have free wi-fi access for 2 hours.
Hotel is built over one of the cities museums which traces the history of Reykjavik, this is a very interesting and well laid out museum.

Room Tip: Rooms at front of hotel could be noisey at weekends as the local revellers hit the streets, especial...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Anthony H
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Buckley, Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Stayed for a long weekend in January 2012. Fab location, lovely welcome. Very Friendly helpful staff. Food was excellent, service was spot on. Room was well presented, clean and comfortable. We didn't want to leave, we will definately be back, and will book direct with the hotel, wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. See you soon...

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Nikki R
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PA
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196 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

We originally had reservations for City Center Hotel, but they overbooked and sent us to Hotel Reykjavik Centrum. Boy did we get lucky! The staff at the desk there were so nice and helpful, they had a room ready for us at 9AM and gave us great advice on tours and the city in general. It's perfectly located, in a quaint town center area, and their breakfasts were great. Next time I would choose them first!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ReenPA
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Northumberland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Stayed for long weekend earlier this month. Good location and nicely appointed hotel. Friendly staff throughout. Ate in restaurant first night and food excellent.

Only nighle was that with the time of breakfast closing approaching they declined to put out fresh hot food even though we say down 30 mins before end of service.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank whyayepet
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Seattle, WA
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

We got the best of both worlds: sleek decor and a cultural touch. Often we find one or the other, such as a modern-but-cookie-cutter chain hotel or a cramped-and-outdated inn. As soon as one enters Centrum, though, the perfect mix is apparent: the soaring ceiling is paired with the distinctively Icelandic colorful, corrugated steel siding. And at breakfast, one enjoys lingonberries on pancakes in a refined setting. Our room felt pleasantly like IKEA and Marriott had shaken hands.

The hotel is also close to everything--be it the well-stocked, 24/7 convenience store a few doors down (buy chocolate bars here!) or the tourist shops across the square. It's not on the main drag of stores, but we liked being a few blocks from the bustle. We felt cozy but IN downtown, at the same time.

Warning to people who book on Icelandair with a morning arrival: check-in is 1 pm and we had no idea when we stumbled off our overnight flight, bleary-eyed in the lobby at 9:30 am. We were so lucky to have the generosity of Christie at the desk, who made up a room for us as fast as possible. In fact, during the whole trip we found the desk staff to be patient and willing to help. Perhaps they are not ebullient in their greetings, but I suspect it is a cultural difference and what matters most is responsiveness during the conversation, which we found with everyone at the front desk.

Booking tours was easy through the front desk, and Sigfus even called smaller tour companies for us when we wondered if they'd be as professional as the mega-charter, Reykjavik Excursions. We also got local advice, such as which of the local swimming pools would be the best to visit and how to take the public bus to it.

We recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to a) experience luxury AND local flavor; b) be within walking distance to everything; c) get the assistance of friendly locals.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank DCDoesSeattle
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

Stayed here for two nights on the 10th/11th February for my husbands birthday. We knew the hotel was very central. I emailed the hotel a few weeks before we left for Iceland to try to pay for an upgrade. When we arrived the gentleman on the hotel reception was not welcoming at all (a smile costs nothing!) he began checking us in & when I asked if a payable upgrade had become available as requested, we just got a straight NO...I was not expecting it for free, so I was a bit upset by his tone. We went to our room on the 4th floor & yes very small, but really clean & new, so that's was great. I would recommend staying here to all as very central, clean, but don't expect a big smile when you enter.....Icelandic people are very friendly though, so don't be put off. P.s. The Fish Market Restaurant next door is amazing.... :-)

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mart_Helly
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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

My wife and I have recently returned from a special long weekend in Reykjavik. She booked us into the Hotel Reykjavik Centrum and planned the whole trip as a surprise for my birthday. I don't believe she could have made a better choice. We stayed 3 nights and were pleased that she had asked for a corner room with extra space. Everything has a clean Scandinavian touch, the beds were very comfortable, noise was no problem and the bathroom was small but clean. Breakfast cost around GBP 14 pp so was not cheap, but was a nice mix of options so we were not disappointed. To be honest there weren't dozens of breakfast alternatives as most cafes nearby open later in the morning (sunrise was 10.45am after all....)
Staff were very helpful when it came to information and booking events.
All in all we left very satisfied and would definately return.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RGiraffe
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Additional Information about Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

Property: Hotel Reykjavik Centrum
Address: Adalstraeti 16 | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Reykjavik
#7 Family Hotel in Reykjavik
#10 Luxury Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Reykjavik Centrum 4*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Reykjavik Centrum is a new first class hotel in the heart of the city, opened on April 1st 2005. It is located on one of Reykjavik’s oldest streets, Adalstraeti, in a newly renovated building, the oldest part of which was built in 1764. On each side of it, new buildings have been constructed in the likeness of their historic predecessors. The hotel spreads over all three buildings, and is designed in the style found in Reykjavík around 1900. During its construction, the remains of a Viking longhouse from the Settlement Period were found. Among the finds excavated at the site were Iceland’s oldest human remains, dating from approximately 870 AD.The hotel has 89 rooms, each fitted with modern amenities, such as satellite TV, telephone, Internet access, mini-bar, radio, iron and board, hair dryer, safe and tea & coffee set. All rooms have en-suite bathroom with either a shower or a bath. ... more   less 
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