The location is great, on the western end of the main street, and there's no excuse for not getting out of the hotel at night, even after a long day of driving and walking to the major sights outside of Reykjavik. These streets in the "old" part of Reykjavik have a lot of charm and the hotel is well located to explore them. The hotel itself is cute, with little details that reflect well the quirkiness of this city. The staff is very helpful, and will be happy to make calls for you for car rental reservations or other things. All this said, the reason I did not give it a "higher score" is because their rooms are very small (we got a room on the 2nd floor, it's so tiny there's no place for a chair). Our room has a bed, a desk, but hardly room for our suitcase (and we had just 1), or a chair to sit down. The size of the bathroom is OK. As some other reviewers have indicated, the street is very noisy at night (from 10PM on). For me it was not a problem since I just slept through the noise, but I can understand that for many, this will be a problem. Breakfast is not included in the price, and I find this rather a value turn-off. You pay 10 Euros for a "all you can eat buffet", which is expensive when the bill adds up at the end. While it would still be "good value" as compared to the option of eating outside, it's still is a turn-off considering the price of the room and the fact that some hotels in the areas include breakfast in their price. All in all, the experience with the hotel was positive, but I would look for competitive offers with other hotels in the same area next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- City Center Hotel is a new hotel located in the heart of Reykjavik, Iceland's capital. Standing 6 floors on one of the oldest streets in Reykjavik, Austurstraeti. City Center Hotel is a 3 star accommodation with individuality, location and personal service for all its guests to enjoy Reykjavik and Iceland. City Center Hotel has 30 rooms, with modern and classic amenities such as: free high speed wireless internet access, hair dryer, slippers, bathrobe, mini-bar, telephone, LCD TV with satellite and Pay-TV, radio, alarm clock, coffee & tea maker. All rooms have bathrooms with a shower or a bathtub. The hotel has handicapped facilities. Some rooms have great views over parliament square and some have balconies. City Center Hotel seafood restaurant "Wine and Shell" specialises in Icelandic mussels and seafood. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- City Hotel