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Alda Hotel Reykjavik

Laugavegur 66-68, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
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#3 of 59 hotels in Reykjavik
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See why so many travelers make Alda Hotel Reykjavik their hotel of choice when visiting Reykjavik. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Alda Hotel Reykjavik offer a flat screen TV.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and currency exchange. Guests of Alda Hotel Reykjavik are also welcome to enjoy a hot tub and breakfast, located on site.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Laugavegur (0.2 mi) and Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre (0.6 mi), guests of Alda Hotel Reykjavik can easily experience some of Reykjavik's most well known attractions.

While in Reykjavik be sure to experience local oyster favorites at Fiskmarkadurinn - The Fish Market, Snaps Bistro Bar, or Harry's Reykjavik.

Best of all, Alda Hotel Reykjavik makes it easy to experience many great Reykjavik attractions like Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), Reykjavík Art Museum Ásmundarsafn, and Culture House, which are some popular art museums.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Alda Hotel Reykjavik as you experience all of the things Reykjavik has to offer.

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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Snack bar
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Icelandic
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Jackie M wrote a review Jun 12
Indianapolis, Indiana3 contributions
Great location to walk to shops, restaurants and harbour. Hotel staff very helpful. You do have to walk a couple blocks to bus stop 10 to pick up for tours and transfers. Not a problem just be aware of if you have lots of luggage or if raining. There is a grocery store Bonus right by hotel to get snacks good for day tours.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
nyctraveler wrote a review Jun 9
New York City, New York160 contributions74 helpful votes
Alda is a nice modern and comfortable boutique hotel on the eastern part of the downtown area. It’s on the main shopping street. Walkable to anywhere you’d want to go. We had a balcony room, which was nice on the first day of arrival to have access to fresh air and an outdoor space since we didn’t know how long we needed to quarantine for while waiting for the arrival COVID test result. Room is comfortable and warm and had amenities such as water kettle and mini fridge. The bathroom, while spacious, was poorly designed for this type of hotel at this price range. It would be less of a big deal at more budget or homey places but rather annoying for Alda. The sink was tiny but there was plenty space for a larger sink. And the sink counter boxes the toilet in the corner. If you weren’t careful you could hurt yourself on the sharp corner of the sink counter because there is little space to move around. And I am a US size zero (I’m not a big person). In our room we did hear noise from the hall, whether it’s other guests and their room doors or housekeeping . Breakfast was a nice array for hot and cold choices served buffet style, but it costs almost $25 USD per person per day. We had early arrival check-in for a fee of only $16 USD and the front desk was nice to ask if we would want breakfast sent to the room. However she neglected to mention that it would also cost $50 USD for 2 people, despite us not having access to the buffet. So at check out I was sprung with over $100 USD in “incidentals.” Although it was a nice stay, there are rooms for improvement at that price point. I wish I didn’t overpay $100 for breakfast.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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JS wrote a review Jun 6
New York City, New York7 contributions6 helpful votes
I give this hotel 4.5 stars. The good: 1) great location in the heart of the shopping district; 2) wonderful black out blinds for those bright nights; 3) great staff: arrived early after an overnight flight and the staff (Marta I believe) was very helpful in getting me into my room early. The female staff members were polite and helpful in assisting with restaurant ideas, directions and even arranged for a taxi service to the airport when the car service I had booked cancelled last minute (the one male staff I interacted with was rather terse; 4) The restaurant serves breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 and there was hot and cold food including juices, teas, coffee, bread, croissants, smoked salmon, fruit, eggs, sausage, and salad items. As a bonus they had almond and soy milk. They arrange "to go" bags for people who are departing earlier. They also have a basic dinner menu and the service was good as well; 5) they will hold your luggage for you before/after check out; 6) the beds are very comfortable; 7) the rooms were very clean and 9) deluxe rooms have a mini fridge and a little sitting area. The not so good: 1) many tours start picking passengers up at 8 at local bus stops so breakfast beginning earlier at 7 would be ideal; 2) the water in my shower was tepid at best and never got hot. When you are out all day in the wind and rain, a hot shower is a must 3) the sinks are crazy low (and I am short) and the faucets so low that you can't refill a water bottle or wash your face comfortably; 4) the walls/ceilings are thin so you will hear your neighbors' heels clomping and the doors are super heavy so you hear them being slammed at all hours. Items in my room actually rattled it was so loud/strong (maybe put a sign asking people to close them gently behind them?). The only thing that might prevent me from returning was the shower water temperature but, all in all, a really good experience.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: During busy months (the summer) rooms facing the front will likely be noisier. Fine in off season.
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Emma P wrote a review Oct 2020
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom67 contributions10 helpful votes
Staff friendly and helpful, rooms were very big, clean and tidy and breakfasts were fantastic - we didn't see the northern lights this time so hopefully be back again when we've saved up as Iceland is more expensive than anywhere I've ever known. Would have no hesitation is staying at the Alda again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from , Owner at Alda Hotel Reykjavik
Responded Apr 28, 2021
Dear Emma19072014 Thank you for choosing Alda Hotel for your stay in Iceland and for taking the time to write us these lovely words especially about our staff and breakfast. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the future.
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Lee Thomas wrote a review Aug 2020
135 contributions18 helpful votes
This hotel is very well located on the Main Street heading into Reykjavik centre. Rooms were well laid out and really warm and cosy. Bed was very comfortable and bathroom smart and classy with a lovely power shower. Breakfast was lovely. Fruit, yogurts, toast, pancakes, hams, cheese, breads and a hot section also. My favourite was the potatoes and bacon, it was lovely. Outdoor hot tub was extremely hot but when it’s minus 10 outside, a pleasant way to warm up! It was centrally located and had nice eateries and pubs very close. Reykjavik is small enough to explore on foot and very safe all around. Tap water is amongst the cleanest in the world so can save money as it’s an expensive city. If you want alcohol, make sure you use the happy hour in all pubs and bars. They run at different times so some planning needed. Rough prices are £10 a pint but this reduces to around £5.50 in happy hour. Hotel staff were very informative and helpful. One of the best holidays We’ve ever had in an incredible country.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from , Owner at Alda Hotel Reykjavik
Responded Aug 20, 2020
Dear Idrt1, Thank you for choosing Alda Hotel for your stay in Iceland and for taking the time to write us these lovely words especially about our rooms and breakfast. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the future. If you choose to return to Iceland please contact us directly for the best available rates.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alda Hotel Reykjavik
Which popular attractions are close to Alda Hotel Reykjavik?
Nearby attractions include Hallgrimskirkja (0.2 miles), Tales from Iceland (0.2 miles), and Ring Road (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Alda Hotel Reykjavik?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a fitness center.
What food & drink options are available at Alda Hotel Reykjavik?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Alda Hotel Reykjavik?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alda Hotel Reykjavik?
Conveniently located restaurants include Braud & Co, Reykjavík Kitchen, and Old Iceland Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Alda Hotel Reykjavik?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a sauna during their stay.
Is Alda Hotel Reykjavik located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Reykjavik.
Are any cleaning services offered at Alda Hotel Reykjavik?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Alda Hotel Reykjavik?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to Alda Hotel Reykjavik?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) (0.3 miles), The Settlement Exhibition (0.7 miles), and Videy Island (2.4 miles).
Is Alda Hotel Reykjavik accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.