Just returned from beautiful Iceland and we had a great stay at City Center. Rooms were spotless, comfortable and the staff were very helpful and completely fluent in English. They assisted with restaurant bookings, directions, heck they even went out of their way to pay my parking ticket for me.
The breakfast was pretty decent and the location is --as the name says--central.
You will have to park on the street (which was free from 6 pm to 10 am) or there is a parkade nearby (if you want to park during the day). If you are driving, and using 'sat nav', be aware that there are lots of hotels in Reykjavik with similar sounding names to City Center Hotel which is confusing. Also, I found that the sat nav lied to me a lot in Reykjavik and was generally unnecessary once out on the open road.
Just a comment about sound. The hotel is on a street with lots of bars and general good times, there is a bar on the ground floor in fact. Some people staying on the second floor (where I was) might find the noise from the street below a problem while staying at City Center...i might if I hadn't brought ear plugs and wasn't so blissed out from the Blue Lagoon...
- 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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- Also Known As:
- City Hotel