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ION City Hotel

Laugarvegur 28, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
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#15 of 108 B&Bs / Inns in Reykjavik

If you’re looking for a romantic small hotel in Reykjavik, look no further than ION City Hotel.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Reykjavik, ION City Hotel is located a short distance from Laugavegur (0.0 mi) and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) (0.2 mi).

Rooms at ION City Hotel provide a minibar, a seating area, and a sofa, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

You can also enjoy an on-site restaurant while staying at ION City Hotel.

Reykjavik has plenty of diners. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Hamborgarabulla Tomasar, Vitabar, and Grillhusid, which are serving up some great dishes.

Best of all, ION City Hotel makes it easy to experience many great Reykjavik attractions like Kogga - Ceramic Studio - Gallery, Skúmaskot, and Mengi, which are some popular art galleries.

The staff at ION City Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Soundproof rooms
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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drrusl wrote a review Nov 15
Boston105 contributions60 helpful votes
My husband and I sprung for a more expensive room that had a sauna on the deck, which was awesome. The room price included lots of nice amenities such as a free mini-bar that was re-stocked nightly (although we had to ask a few times) and a Nespresso machine, which was used extensively. The bathroom had the coolest night light I've ever seen: a virtual "flame" at the top of a long black iron bar against a black lava wall. Very Game of Thrones! That was probably the most amazing bathroom fixture I've ever seen. The negative comments here are correct. There was construction noise from early morning and the noise from the whiskey bar next door was loud and continued on to early morning. I ended up playing soft music on my I-pad so we could get some (interrupted) sleep. So, why the 5 stars? The front desk staff was very kind and helpful and the location of the hotel was excellent, within walking distance of everywhere we needed to be, including an excellent public pool. And I LOVED the room. The design was so stylish and modern, yet really captured the essence of Iceland. I love a good night's sleep as much as anyone but I would truly stay here again. Plus, the sauna was heavenly. It was definitely a splurge but it was an amazing stay in a beautiful and fascinating country.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: The sauna rooms are pretty amazing and worth the price, IMO.
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Tabby A wrote a review Oct 2021
Atlanta, Georgia9 contributions
Since we are Marriott Bonvoy cardholders, we kept this hotel as our "base home" while in Iceland. We actually stayed a few other places during our visit but kept this one almost 7 days. The staff was very helpful and attentive when we needed anything. This was a nice hotel, nothing fancy but it provided us with a nice stay. We had the lower tier room which I felt was pretty spacious for two people. I have seen the reviews of the noise. I am a very light sleeper so I understand, but as long as I had my travel noise machine going, I was fine. Maybe woke up a few times during the week to the noise, but honestly it didn't compare to noise levels I have experienced in Ireland's Temple Bar or even in New York. I loved the Espresso maker in our room and the kettle was great too. We were easily able to walk anywhere downtown from this location so that was nice. I will say, the entrance was difficult to find. It might have been our lack of research but there is basically an alley that leads to the back parking area and we didn't know that until we found the hotel ( after walking very far down a street in rain with our suitcases) As far as I understand, no where in downtown Reykjavik has "free" parking, but we always found a space either on the street behind or the lot behind the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Paula Jackler wrote a review Aug 2021
West Orange, New Jersey63 contributions30 helpful votes
We stayed at ION City because they're part of the Marriott portfolio. We wanted to double down on our points but also stay in a nice hotel since we were in Iceland to celebrate my birthday. Huge mistake and disappointment! The rooms are tiny, and I'm not saying tiny in comparison to US hotels. They're objectively really small, we barely had space for our luggage. There was also some construction going from early morning until late at night, and the noise was unbearable, to the point that the walls and side tables were shaking. . I can usually sleep through anything, but I couldn't get 3 hours of sleep straight. Their website mention that they have parking, but they don't. There's paid street parking in the next street. If you've rented a car, please keep that in mind. Breakfast was not included, which almost never happens at Marriott hotels, especially for long-time Marriott members. All in all, I'd say: if you have the opportunity to stay at another hotel, just do it.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Betsy V wrote a review Jul 2021
5 contributions2 helpful votes
It is 4:15am and the next door music venue is STILL blaring club music. We were told it happens in the summertime & use provided ear plugs. Ear plugs were not provided. I didn't ask them because I can't sleep with ear plugs anyways. On top of this, to cool the room down in summer, you have to open the window (common in Iceland). The noise that comes from the street is pretty unbearable. Very unfortunate as the staff is incredibly kind and rooms are great. If you are simply wanting good location, this is a great hotel. If you are actually wanting to sleep, choose another hotel. Noise isn't going to change as the hotel has no control over it. You can, however, control where you stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
PAK wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
nothing special about this place. Firstly, it is next store to a club that either has a live band playing or rehearsing or the dance music that makes the walls shake.. it was brutal. Secondly, they give you NOTHING.. they charge you for everything. The room was stocked with food, drink and sundries but all for a price.. we got 1 bottle of water for free - THANKS!.. not even coffee in the room.. c'mon... the room had a bathtub right in the middle and when I tried to take a bath, water leaked all over the floor.. the shower is one of those open showers that, unfortunately, steamed up the entire room - so we opened the windows and had to listen to a weak Eric Clapton cover band rehearsing...the in room TV was limited and they had a DVD player with a movie library at the front desk (newsflash, its 2021, not 1995) they charge for breakfast and the only hot thing they offer is toast , everything else was cold (cereal, cheese, pastries, bread, salmon and hard boiled eggs)- go to one of the many coffee/pastry shops.. its better and cheaper.. the spa was closed which is annoying because i really feel we should be compensated when the hotel offerings are not available.. the stay included a spa that wasn't open - am i wrong? the staff was OK but not great.. some barely spoke english which is fine, but don't put them at the front desk.. parking was a nightmare.. overall, for the price, i would not recommend this place.. probably easier next time to get an Airbnb..
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: There have to be better places for $400 (USD) per night
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$195 - $490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about ION City Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to ION City Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Hallgrimskirkja (0.2 miles), Mink Viking Portrait Studio (0.1 miles), and Ring Road (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at ION City Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at ION City Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at ION City Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at ION City Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ION City Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Braud & Co, 101 Reykjavik Street Food, and Old Iceland Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at ION City Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is ION City Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Reykjavik.
Are pets allowed at ION City Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to ION City Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) (0.2 miles), The Settlement Exhibition (0.5 miles), and Videy Island (2.5 miles).
Is ION City Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.