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Hotel Reykjavik Centrum
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Adalstraeti 16 | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Miõborg)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 48 Hotels in Reykjavik
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Close to everything, it's all within a short walking distance in the center of Reyjkjavic. The room was not large, but enough for lighter travel. The corridor carpets were in need of replacing but otherwise, not complaints. The breakfast there was the best of the 7 hotels we stayed in on the tour we were on. Best part was the desk staff! we were able to check in at 9:30 am since our arrival in Iceland was early morning. Others were able to check in also.

  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

As far as convenience to downtown Reykjavik, there's no hotel in the area that gives you better access to the city (several others are equally good). The hotel actually spreads out into several adjoining buildings. It is modern and nicely furnished. The staff were polite and helpful -- not overly friendly but I don't require that. Rooms were nicely appointed but for the price surprisingly small. We appreciated that our room was ready in the morning when we arrived after our red-eye flight, which allowed us to securely drop off our bags before heading into the city for some exploration. I'm allergic to feathers and appreciate that our room was specially made ready for us without feather pillows or blankets. Many hotels wouldn't be so accommodating, so my thanks for this kindness. Breakfast, at an extra cost, was excellent and very recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

The location is great for exploring this fascinating city.

The hotel is close enough to walk down to the main Street, the best restaurants are on the door step- some nice cafe's are close by.

My only minor gripe was noise from outside.

Rooms facing onto the main square could do with a little more sound insulation from the outside as everynight about 5am you could hear the late night drinkers stumbling home.

It wouldn't put me off the hotel but maybe ask for a room not looking onto the square.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rishpon, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We (a family of four, parents and two adults), spent two nights in the Hotel Reykjavik Centrum. It is indeed located right in the center of Reykjavik, at the square, with 2 min. walking distance from the harbor, and from the main shopping and entertainment streets of the city. Some of the best restaurants of the city are within 1-2 min. walking distance, too. The building is a piece of architecture by itself, beautifully decorated, with pleasant lobby, and spacious, and very clean rooms, en-suite and other amenities. Certainly a very good place to stay in Reykjavik. Tips: (A) Prices greatly vary, not only due to season, but to events in the city, so check in advance. (B) The hotel is fully booked in dates when Fairs, holydays, festival are held, so book well in advance.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

it's a really nice hotel, center to the action. the rooms have modern amenities and the staff was extremely helpful. will come to stay here again when in town. one of the main dropoff points from the airport, so no lugging your suitcase around! the night scene is just right outside, but it's quiet enough where you can get some quality sleep. also right outside your doorstep: fiskmarkaðurinn (fish market), by far one of the best restaurants in reykjavik. i loved it there. also, as a new yorker, these icelanders really know how to drink. bars are open later than nyc, which is rare to find anywhere. try 530am!

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The Centrum is close to everything that tourists might want for their vacation. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and unless people let their doors slam they are super quiet. You have to keep the windows closed at night on the weekends because of the party people but even in this area it is not much of a concern. We were on the third floor and had a room in an alcove of three rooms that were facing the street The hotel restaurants are very pricey which is the only downside, a buffet breakfast for two cost $50 Canadian (2500 ISK each) but if you are smart and load up it will last for the day and you can have a small dinner. There are grocery stores half a block up the street and within a two block radius so you can buy fruit and Skyr (yogurt?) plus muffins for an in your room breakfast. Food is very pricey everywhere in Iceland but generally well prepared. The hotel staff are not overly friendly, they don't make eye contact as you walk by the desk but if you ask them something they are quick to help and are quite polite. I highly recommend that you stay here or use it as a location guide for choosing another hotel. There is an iron and ironing board, mini fridge and safe in the room.

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  • Stayed May 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

The location of this hotel cannot be beat. You can walk right to the harbor or downtown from the hotel. All tours pick up at the hotel. If the tour bus ends up being too big to drop you back off at the hotel, the bus station is literally just a few blocks walk back to the hotel - that is how conveniently located the hotel is - and in some instances, it is faster to walk back than to sit on the bus through all of the other hotel drop offs. The hotel staff will make all tour reservations for you in some instances up to within an hour of the tour you are looking to take. The hotel staff is absolutely phenomenal. They are extremely accommodating and professional. The bathroom had heated floors which was a treat. The hotel was extremely clean. While the bed was somewhat uncomfortable in that it was 2 full sized beds put together to make 1 queen, i would still definitely recommend this hotel or would stay there again if I were to ever go back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Adalstraeti 16 | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Reykjavik
#7 Family Hotel in Reykjavik
#7 Luxury Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Reykjavik Centrum 4*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Reykjavik Centrum is a new first class hotel in the heart of the city, opened on April 1st 2005. It is located on one of Reykjavik’s oldest streets, Adalstraeti, in a newly renovated building, the oldest part of which was built in 1764. On each side of it, new buildings have been constructed in the likeness of their historic predecessors. The hotel spreads over all three buildings, and is designed in the style found in Reykjavík around 1900. During its construction, the remains of a Viking longhouse from the Settlement Period were found. Among the finds excavated at the site were Iceland’s oldest human remains, dating from approximately 870 AD.The hotel has 89 rooms, each fitted with modern amenities, such as satellite TV, telephone, Internet access, mini-bar, radio, iron and board, hair dryer, safe and tea & coffee set. All rooms have en-suite bathroom with either a shower or a bath. ... more   less 
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