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“Location, Location, and Great Value” 4 of 5 stars
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CenterHotel Skjaldbreid
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Laugavegur 16, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Miõborg)   |  
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Ranked #24 of 48 Hotels in Reykjavik
Martinsburg, WV
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27 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Location, Location, and Great Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Great location and great value. Breakfast is included and very very good. Not the most posh furnishings or room size, however. I would stay here again based on value and breakfast. The CenterHotel chain in Reykjavik is a good one. Walking distance to the oldest community pool and hot tubs in Reykjavik. Just steps away to many good coffee shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fochabers, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We stayed here in May 2013. Our first impression was confusing because the picture on the website and the door we were dropped off at didn't appear to match. The photo makes you think that you will enter the hotel by an entrance on the corner of the building but the actual entry is at the side and you have to climb steps to the door and then once inside more steps to get to the lift which takes you to reception on the 2nd floor. Our room was clean and spacious but the shower-room was a bit tight on space. Breakfast was served on the third floor in a "glass house" - very clean and there was plenty of food on offer - no staff in sight so help yourself. Tea and coffee were available in the "glass house" all day. There was no other food provision but all manner of eating places close by, so no problem.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lindsay, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

My spouse and I stayed at the Skjaldbreid from April 25th – May 01st 2013.

We were on the main floor and yes it is noisy on weekends, however the hotel is very central to Cafes, restaurants and shops etc.

A special thank you to Johnathan for helping us with our maps and trip planning, and being so patient and friendly with us on our many other questions. Tony was also helpful and friendly and so were the other staff members on the reception desk and kitchen.

We truly enjoyed our trip to Iceland and many thanks to all the staff at the Skjaldabreid.


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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Stubbekøbing, Denmark
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14 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights. It is very central in Rekjavik - and therefore one must be preared forsome noise from the mainstreet.
The room was ok - but not more. Two separate beds in each side of the room.
The staff was very friendly - especially one English guy had a good sense of humour and was very helpful.
BUT - the breakfast was very poor. Cold, hardboiled eggs, neutral toast bread, neutral cheese, frozen rye bread that had been thawn (still cold though) and a very non-cosy room. Very disappointing.
Should we come to Reykjavik again, we would chose another hotel.
It has 4 stars - should hav 2-3 instead.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Danderyd, Sweden
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Skjaldbreid is a rather small hotel in the middle of the city centre, close to most things in Reykjavik. The staff very kind and helpful, the rooms well furbish (but perhaps a bit old). Excellent working free WiFi. Bathroom was a bit small, and very cold since there was no heating in there. Breakfast had what you could wish for, but nothing exceptional. Some noice from the street in the weekend nights from party-people, but otherwise calm and peaceful. A nice place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The hotel is in a perfect spot to visit the city. Situated in the center of the city the hotel is clean and good priced. Breakfast buffet and wifi is included. Rooms are small but you dont need any more. We will stay here again when in Iceland. The location and price cant be beat.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Myself and my partner stayed here Mon 8th April to Mon 15th April and were generally quite happy until the weekend when we discovered that our room shared a wall with the club next door!

Unfortunately, although the windows have sound insulation, our room was so noisy on Friday and Saturday night that we were unable to sleep. The noise was the club next door and we could clearly hear every song they were playing and make out every word the DJ was saying. Reception was sympathetic to us but exlained that it was out of his hands as there were no other available rooms. He also said that there were complaints from our room and the room below every weeekend and gave us some earplugs. The earplugs did not help much and the noise was constant from approx midnight until around 6am when the club closed. The same thing happened on the Saturday night and and again we were advised that there was nothing that could be done.

We stayed here for a week, and the location couldn't be better. Within a five minute walk you have access to the whole of downtown Reykjavik. For the first 5 days we really enjoyed our stay but no sleep at the weekend did ruin it a bit.

The staff really depend on who you get. The housekeepers are amazing and do a great job but we hardly ever saw them. On reception, Tony was great - cheerful, friendly, knows the city, and is more than happy to provide you with reccomendations, info, etc. The other reception staff were not very helpful however.

Room Tip: When you book, request a room which does not share a wall with the club next door.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about CenterHotel Skjaldbreid

Address: Laugavegur 16, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — CenterHotel Skjaldbreid 4*
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