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“Great hotel in central location” 4 of 5 stars
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City Center Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Austurstraeti 6, Reykjavik 101, Iceland   |  
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Ranked #11 of 51 Hotels in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great hotel in central location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Hotel is directly located in the centre of Reykjavik. Harbour front, Harpa and town ... all very close and within walking distance.
Staff and front desk were very nice, helped with everything and have good tips for our stay in Reykjavik during the Iceland Airwaves festival.
We had a twin room, which was immaculate and clean. Beds were comfy, several international TV channels, mini bar and coffeemaker in the rooms.
The only thing that we did not like was the fact, that the hot water in the bathroom had a sulphurous smell.

Breakfast buffet was good with scrambled egg, bacon, sausages, cereal, fresh fruit. Really good.

We enjoyed our stay - and would definitely come

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This hotel I stayed at one night, flight was cancelled and I needed to stay another night. The single room is tiny! The one on the fourth floor is facing the street and yes it was noisy. It was fairly clean. I'm giving this 4 stars because after 5 nights of no tv channels and no wifi in my room it was glorious to have it! Also free coffee in the lobby was nice. The girl in the lobby was very nice and accommodating I preferred her over the other hotels reception. I would recommend city center hotel for a short stay 1-2 nights.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We stayed for 5 nights in October and had a really lovely time. From the minute you walk in the door you are greeted by friendly staff and nothing is too much trouble for them. We were given our room key but when we got to the room found out we had been given twin beds when we had booked a double; I went back to reception and explained that we were on holiday to celebrate out birthdays and we had booked a double room, the receptionist was lovely and quickly had a look at her computer and swapped our room for one with a very large bed...and a balcony! The room was beautifully furnished with a flat screen TV, desk, mini bar and they have bathrobes and slippers and gorgeous big fluffy bath towels. The bed was definitely the comfiest one I have ever slept in. We turned the mini bar off as it was a little noisy and we put our drinks out on the balcony to keep them cold. Breakfast was very nice with tea, coffee, and 2 types of juice, 3 kinds of cereal, toast, fresh fruit, lots of different breads, they also served scrambled or boiled eggs, bacon and sausages, and the staff were always on hand with friendly advice of things to see and do during your stay. The reception staff booked tickets for our Blue Lagoon trip, checked our return times for our airport transfer and also printed out our check-in details for the flight home, they were all really amazing and we felt very well looked after; they even provide ear plugs in case you are disturbed by the noise on a weekend, but we thought the room was well sound-proofed. And just a word of advice.....when the lift stops you have to open the door yourself, it doesn't open automatically - I ended up on the wrong floor once or twice when someone else pushed the button for the lift and I'd forgotten to open the door so ended up going back up!
We went to Iceland mainly to see the Northern Lights and even though we had booked the trip for the second night we were there we actually saw them the first night from our balcony. Iceland is pretty expensive to visit but worth every penny. Everyone we met was friendly and we ate in some lovely restaurants. The Blue Lagoon is amazing and I would 100% recommend a visit there. I have never come back from a holiday feeling so relaxed and refreshed. Thank you everyone at the City Center Hotel for making our stay so enjoyable.

Room Tip: We had room 505 - lovely, quiet, very comfortable and if you're lucky you get to see the Norther...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Having just returned from 3 days at this lovely hotel in downtown Reykjavik, I wanted to share my experience with everyone. I travel approx 100 days a year and I have stayed in better hotels than the city center hotel, BUT I have also paid a whole lot more for those hotels. I find it important to compare value for money, and with this in mind, I have never stayed anywhere better! We paid 115 euro for 3 nights, breakfast included. YES, the 115 euro was for all 3 nights, not the daily rate. We booked through olotels.com.

What was good about the hotel?
Location was excellent, difficult to beat in Reykjavik as it was right in the city center.
Room was very nice, with wooden floor, and very clean. The bed was perfect. We were in room 601 on the top floor overlooking the city center. We stayed over the weekend and noice was not a big issue.
Staff was very helpful and polite.
Breakfast was fine. Not a lot to choose from, but what was there was good.

What could have been better?
I can only mention small details that actually did not mean a lot to us...
The hot water does smell, but it is Iceland, so consider it part of the experience.
The room only had one small closet. It was ok for us, but if staying more than 3 days, it could be tricky to store all your things.

All in all a wonderful stay, and the first time I have given a hotel 5 "stars" on trip advisor. If we return to Reykjavik, we would stay here again.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Tons of good restaurants nearby, an excellent beer selection in the Micro Bar downstairs, and very clean. We went to Reykjavik for 5 days and loved this hotel. While the room was small, it was spotless and modern. Breakfast is a little pricey (but food everywhere in Reykjavik is, so you really can't fault them for that). The hotel staff was very helpful getting us reservations for things we wanted to do outside the city, and they were really flexible about letting us check in early, after a redeye from Boston.

The location is right in the heart of Reykjavik, within walking distance of most everything. The restaurants nearby range from very expensive to very reasonable. we tried the full range and weren't disappointed with any of them (excellent Italian at Uno, Indian at Shalimar right next door, and for lunch falafel at Ali Baba around the corner).

I can't recommend this place enough. we'll definitely be back the next time we're in Reykjavik.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We just returned home from 8 nights at this hotel and it far exceeded our expectations.
Perfect location to area attractions and fantastic restaurants.
Great breakfast and reasonable compared to local eateries where you pay much more for much less food.
We were not bothered by too much noise as some have stated. Room was quiet and seemed well sound proofed and we faced the street.
Staff were extremely helpful, polite and eager to assist us in all our needs.
We definately recommend this hotel and would stay here again.

Room Tip: We were in room 505, which has a nice european king sized bed. This room has a balcony which has ni...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights, staff very helpful and polite, breakfast had plenty of choice, room very clean, and bathroom lovely with robes and slippers supplied.
All you could ask for, stayed for a midweek break. Would stay again should we return.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Austurstraeti 6, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic 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 offers service to its guests like a small gym, lobby bar and a shop with Icelandic design and music. ... more   less 
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