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“Lovely, friendly and helpful staff in a comfortable base for Icelandic exploration”
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Hotel Odinsve
Ranked #15 of 52 Hotels in Reykjavik
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93 reviews
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“Lovely, friendly and helpful staff in a comfortable base for Icelandic exploration”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

We had an unusually shaped twin room but it was spotlessly cleaned (and tidied!) without fail everyday.
The hotel is located minutes walk from the main shopping and tourist spots in Reykjavik and the friendly staff in the hotel will book tours and buses for travel further afield.
The continental breakfast buffet was amazing! Left stuffed every day and it was a warm and cosy bar in the evenings.
Wholly recommend!!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

The hotel is ideally located in the center of the city, close to shopping and great restaurants. We stayed in a junior suite which was two stories and very spacious. The bedroom was on the main floor and the second floor was a quaint sitting room with a skylight. The bathroom was a bit small but the size of the room more than made up for it. The staff was also incredibly helpful and friendly. We definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

We booked the junior suite at this hotel and it was a lovely room! Had a very comfortable big double bed, dresser, wardrobe, good sized tv and a small lounge. The bathroom was quite small and the drains smelt a bit funky when you had a shower! The receptionist was extremely helpful and gave us lots of advice as to where to eat, who to book what excursion with etc. We didn't eat in the restaurant during our stay so can't really comment on the food, but the menu looked good!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

If you like shopping this is idea, not on the main street but close enough to walk to the two main shopping street. The hotel was clean and comfortable, very warm and friendly staff. Nothing was too much trouble. The bar/restaurant next door Snaps serves lovely food, ideal if you don't want to venture too far after a busy day sightseeing!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for four days at the beginning of February. From the moment we arrived the staff were excellent, friendly and always able to give advice, whether its trips, restaurants or bars.

We had a room on the 4th floor, clean, tidy and minimal but then we were only there in an evening to sleep. The shower was fantastic, and do not be surprised if you smell sulphur, it's normal.

Self service breakfast was straightforward with cereal, meats, cheese, salmon, boiled eggs, bread and fruit on offer. With the usual juice, tea, coffee and milk. You can even make your own waffles. A healthy breakfast to set you up for the day.

Finally the location is first rate, not on the outskirts, but not too close to the centre so that the late night revellers don't keep you awake: plenty of bars stay open until the early hours! You can be in centre or even at the harbour with just a 10 min walk, assuming you don't stop at the many shops along the way.

Overall we thought Hotel Odinsve was a great unassuming hotel with friendly staff, a great location and good value. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone on a short visit.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

My partner and I have stayed at the hotel end of January as part of a package holiday.. The hotel is right in the center.. The reception is very nice, and the staff very friendly and helpful.. They will take time to discuss with you things to do, place to eat, where to go..etc.etc.. Room had a 70s style old fashioned look about it.. but very nice, large with french doors going to fire exit/smoking terrasse.. Breakfast was keeping up all day, fresh salmon, rye bread and runny egg.. With plenty of cereals, and fruits.. A drink in the evening at the bar is also very nice and the restaurant is always full.. Will recommend this hotel to anyone.. Very good value for money..

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Leeds
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed for 5 nights in January having been booked here by Inntravel. The hotel is ideally located for exploring the city and close to the Bus Station for transfers. We are used to staying in less than luxurious hotels and found the Odinsve more than adequate. We were on the second floor. The room was basic, clean, equipped with everything we needed, and most importantly a comfy bed, good duvets and pillows, and quiet. Plenty of storage space in the room. The bathroom was a little small, but fine for the 2 of us oldies. The shower was fine once you get over the sulphur smell of the hot water.
Reception was manned 24 hours by various staff, all good English speakers, who were happy to book tours, restaurants etc. the breakfasts were more than adequate, typically Scandinavian with cereals, fruit, various breads, youghurts and local skyr, cheese, ham, smoked salmon, eggs and waffles to order. The restaurant is busy in the evening. They take bookings until 7 then you just turn up and wait with a beer or whatever at the bar until a table comes vacant.
Don't expect American 4 star comfort. It's ideal for a short break and far better than being on the outskirts

Room Tip: 201 was very quiet with a view of the church.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Odinsve
Address: Odinstorg Thorsgata 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Reykjavik
#10 Family Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Odinsve 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Odinsve, a boutique hotel in downtown Reykjavik, offers quality four star accommodation in the residential area of 101 - the heart of Iceland's capital. The hotel has a total of 50 rooms. The decor encapsulates a Nordic ambiance whilst offering a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. The hotel prides itself on offering an impeccable service with emphasis on comfort and personal attention. Within the hotel you will find SNAPS BISTRO which offers top quality food and a variaty of good vines and coctails in a lovely atmosphere. ... more   less 
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