We were only staying one night on our way to Alaska so I booked on the basis of price, location and fact it was on Flybus route (but I think most hotels in Reykjavik are). I got a good deal with Venere but if I'd had to pay a higher price this review would not be so good.
Staff excellent, as they are in most hotels in Iceland. Location very good. Near Harpa, the big new concert hall, the harbour and the Main Street, Laugevegur. Also in a nice area with lots of older buildings, cages and restaurants.
The hotel was pleasant. Modern blonde wood Scandinavian type decor. I can't comment on the restaurant as we didn't eat there. Breakfast was fine with a reasonable choice and good coffee.
The problem was the room. We were in the new part of the hotel which was actually an old building joined to the newer hotel building by a glass walkway on the 3rd floor. Our room, 335, was about as far as you could go and required going up to the 3rd floor, along corridors, over the walkway where we were then on the second floor so had to take a lift - just a moving platform - another floor up. Whew! Room pleasant. Nicely decorated but it was under the eaves so you had to be careful getting out of bed not to hit your head. The real problem was the shower which was a handheld shower on the bath. The bath was also under the eaves, a sloping wall, so you couldn't stand up and head to bend over to get a horizontal spray from the shower.
I like the location but if we returned but would email the hotel to make sure we didn't get the same room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 180 well-appointed bedrooms are constantly renovated and boast a bright modern décor with contemporary oak furnishings. Each room has its own free high speed internet connection, as well as free wireless internet throughout the hotel, TV, shower, hairdryer, Tea & Coffee making facilities and much more. CenterHotel Plaza in Iceland provides the comfort and the location to enjoy Iceland to the fullest. Situated in the city center of Reykjavik the Plaza creates the perfect setting for your stay in Iceland. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plaza Hotel Reykjavík