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Kvosin Downtown Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kirkjutorg 4, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Miõborg)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 48 Hotels in Reykjavik
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 review
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“Incredible Hotel, Staff and a must stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My friends and I stayed at the Kvosin hotel this past weekend as we celebrated a birthday. We had 4 rooms and the top suite was unbelievable. With 2 rooms (1 double bed / bunkbed in the other), an amazing stereo system and 2 spectacular Patios. I was told by the locals that it likely was the best hotel room in Reykavik. The staff were amazing and a special shout out to Emilio! They are completing a new restaurant which will be the cherry topping on the cake. The restaurant that they currently use, provided a delightful breakfast and lunch if you chose to eat there. I would recommend this hotel to everyone far and wide. The location is perfect right next to Hotel Borg and no more than 5 minutes to anyplace that you need to get to in the heart of Reykavik! A magnificent spot!

  • Stayed July 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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Inga_Audbjorg, Front Office Manager at Kvosin Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
How great you were able to celebrate the birthday in style! Emilio (Edoardo actually) has been with us right from the start and we’re very pleased with his work. Your shout out to him is very appreciated! Our Vínbarinn restaurant is now in full force and offers meals during lunch and dinner time, along with Reykjavík’s biggest selection of wines. Thanks for recommending our hotel, I sure hope you’ll be back soon!

With best regards,
The Kvosin Team
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We were in a 2-room suite which was sizeable (in terms of common area- living room, dining area) but had tiny bedrooms (basically the size of a double bed). The bathroom was nice, but anytime you shower the whole bathroom floor gets wet.

While I think the room size was small, some of our friends who stayed in some of the other rooms had quite sizeable rooms so I think it just depends on which one you book!

The interior decoration is amazing- very modern and yet rustic- everything made of natural elements with neutral coloring (grey/yellow... gorgeous!)

Staff was overall very helpful and courteous, and we even had a BBQ in the courtyard (organized by my cousin who got married in Iceland during this trip).

Location was convenient right near center of town.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Inga_Audbjorg, Front Office Manager at Kvosin Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Thank you for your feedback, Jennifer. You're probably referring to our “Biggest” room, -our rooms are designed into previously existing apartments so they differ somewhat in size and price. I am so glad you liked our Icelandic/Scandinavian design and thank you for a nice review.

With greetings from Iceland,
The Kvosin Team
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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

its a wow @ every turn! i've been to many boutique hotels but by far this is the best...excellent location...stayed for 4 nights for a wedding party and we had the whole hotel so i got to nose around most of the rooms...every single one is top notch! well thought of lay-outs and amazing audio systems...love the keyless entry too! if they could only have squeezed a bath in the rooms as it would be nice to have a soak after a long day of sight seeing...nevertheless the showers are amazing!

Room Tip: 305 is great but all rooms are amazing! seriously!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Inga_Audbjorg, Front Office Manager at Kvosin Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Hi there Jasper,
Thank you for the great review. I am happy you got to see most of our rooms and also great you used our audio system as there you can either listen to Icelandic radio or plug your own device with a mini-jack and play your own music. I’m sorry that the rooms don’t include a bath tub but I’d like to point out that the nearest swimming pool is open ‘til 10 PM during work days and it’s actually an incredibly authentic venue with a delightful atmosphere.

Greetings,
The Kvosin Team
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We rented the entire hotel for our destination wedding in Iceland and having everyone at Kvosin was one of the highlights. Because we had the whole place, I can you we've seen the insides of every room and there isn't one bad room in this place. The finishing is all of the highest quality and finest taste. Comfortable beds, beautiful bathrooms, Aveda products, and scrumptious breakfast every morning at Bergsson downstairs. The newly opened hotel had service beyond 5 stars and location is incredible, right in the heart of charming Reykjavik. All attractions are within easy walking distance. For those of you wishing to impress and throw a party/gathering, Suite 401 covers the entire top floor and boasts 2 unbelievable balconies, totaling 1000 sq ft. We can't thank Kvosin and it's amazing manager Birgir enough for the hospitality and for going out of their way to make this a memorable stay for all of us and our guests. We had an overflow of guests who had to stay at other locations and I think they were all jealous of what they saw at Kvosin. We will definitely return to Iceland at some point and will stay here again and recommend it to all our friends without a doubt. Amazing place.

  • Stayed July 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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Inga_Audbjorg, Front Office Manager at Kvosin Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Thank you so very much for your splendid review. It was a great honour for us to host your wedding celebration, which was the first one ever at our hotel. I hope everything is going great and look forward to see you here for anniversaries to come!

With warm wishes and handful of smiles,
The Kvosin Team
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Bloomer, Wisconsin
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Our service at the hotel was excellent. The staff goes out of their way to help you find or do anything. It was newly remodeled and they did an excellent job. The location is in a convenient place downtown. What we liked was the home like atmosphere.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Inga_Audbjorg, Front Office Manager at Kvosin Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Thank you very much for the compact and nice review. I am very happy that you mentioned our staff as we had just opened at this time and your staff members were incredible in helping us get going. We're so proud that they're always willing to go the extra mile; which is why we remember to give them a high five every day!

Come back soon!

The Kvosin Team
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Dracut, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The hotel is a great location... right downtown! Highly recommended it! Downtown area is in walking distance and travel center near by to plan day trips. The staff was very helpful and able to answer all questions. Cute breakfast place attached to the hotel with amazing food! Can't go wrong if you stay here!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inga_Audbjorg, Front Office Manager at Kvosin Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Thank you for the review, Carissa. I’m very happy that you appreciated the location, breakfast and our lovely staff members. Be sure to come back soon!

Best wishes,
The Kvosin Team
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Lincoln, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Classy, spacious newly renovated hotel with all the bells and whistles, large rooms makes it easy to open suitcases and relax while still having plenty of room to move around. While in your room it is deigned so there space to gather with friends/family to make plans. Location is perfect for all the nearby resturants and shops. Rooms have accomodations to prepare simple meals in your room or dine in the restaurant through the courtyard. Staff is very helpful with any arrangements that you may need. A gem that would truly be a great find for any guest.

Room Tip: Rooms to the front of the building have a beatiful view
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Inga_Audbjorg, Front Office Manager at Kvosin Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Thank you for you great review Snowman. Its great you should mention the view from the front rooms where one can take a look at the Parliament, the Cathedral and Austurvöllur Square. And the space! We want our rooms to be more than just a place to sleep in. We want it to add to your experience of Iceland. I hope you’ll come back soon!

With a warm greeting from a cold island,
The Kvosin Team
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Address: Kirkjutorg 4, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 48 Hotels in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kvosin Downtown Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kvosin is located in the heart of Reykjavík. And by heart, I mean heart, not kidney, spleen or thyroid. In less then three minutes walking distance are cafés, bars, clubs, museums, Harpa (concerts and conventions), the mayor, ducks and politicians working in the Icelandic parliament next door (nevermind).Let's see. I've got Normal rooms, Bigger rooms, Biggest rooms and Larger than life rooms but only one Tiny room. I'm inspired by my experience as a traveller: I want a good bed, I want to cook, I want to watch big TV, I want to bring my friends or kids, I want space and I want fun. So, here you are. ... more   less 
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