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“Great location very nice!” 5 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 #9 of 49 Hotels in Reykjavik
Woodbridge, VA
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great location very nice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

City Center Hotel was located perfectly! It is very near the bus station for Iceland Excursions so our trips to the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon were very easy. The hotel was clean, the staff was very friendly (especially the night clerk!) and very helpful. We had free wifi. We were within walking distance of the water, shopping, and everything. This was our first trip to Iceland and I recommend staying here for anyone!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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  • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The hotel has a good location, if you want to be really downtown. But it comes with a cost... Its in the party street in Reykjavik, and people party and yell just outside. If you have a room out to this street, and on lower level, forget about sleeping! If you have a flight to Europe, you have to leave the hotel at 04:00am, and the party will still be on...
Many of the rooms are really small. The first we got almost had no room for luggage. Kept knocking my head in the tv on the wall when walked around the bed... beds was comfy though...
Breakfast is not included, but you can buy it downstairs in a connected bar place, but they dont open before 07:30 or so, so if you are going on a trip in the morning - you wont make breakfast...
Would not stay here again next time. Will go for a more quiet location with breakfast.

Room Tip: Only good one are on 5th floor, good luck getting one....
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

This was my first time in Iceland but I could tell CityCenter was a top notch Reykjavik hotel. My room was very nice. The view of the courtyard was amazing.

The staff was very helpful with their recommendations of what to see and where to go for food/drink. This was very important as we were a group of 30 rugby player who like to eat and drink. If you need a car, they will help you set up a rental.

The location of the hotel was incredible. It is in the heart of downtown. You can walk to all the good restaurants/bars/club in under 10 minutes. You can walk to the top of the city in less than 20.


Also for the people who complained about the bad smelling hot water, all the hot water in Iceland smells like that. It's not the hotels fault.

Overall I couldn't have had a better experience in Iceland and it was due to the City Center staff. I highly recommend staying at City Center.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

City Center Hotel was awesome, could not have asked for a better place to stay, the staff was very pleasant and accommodating addressing all of our needs, the breakfast served on the main level was terrific. First timer to Iceland and the location could not have been better, right in the heart of the city. The rooms were very clean and when asking the staff where to go to eat or for shopping they were honest and I believe gave us very good recommendations. Would highly recommend the City Center Hotel to all that travel to Reykjavik.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Loved City Center Hotel! Super clean and very nice/helpful staff. Room was very comfortable and good size. GREAT location, could walk to everything yet we were slightly off the main drag where many of the bars were so even on a Saturday night when bars are open until 6am, we didn't hear a thing. We opted for the hotel breakfast every morning - what a bargain! At only $10 each it was much more affordable than if we had gone outside of the hotel - and had a great variety of food to choose from. Loved everything about our stay and really made our trip fantastic. Would highly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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new york
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Hotel located close to everything , service is great , rooms are comfortable and cozy. Breakfast was great (and free). Many local restaurants offer different types of food and located within few min of walking distance.Comparing to other hotels we saw i think this one was a great choice to stay at.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The City Center Hotel probably has one of the best locations in Reykjavik. The rooms are average size by European standards, but the amenities -- particularly the bathroom -- are top notch. The prices are quite reasonable by Reykjavik and you're literally a 5-10 minute walk from anything you'd want to see in the city. This is the only place Id' stay in Reykjavik.

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for a room with a view of the central square.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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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
#11 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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