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Centerhotel Arnarhvoll
Ranked #26 of 52 Hotels in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great experience.”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

I was impressed with this hotel. Great value in Reykjavik. Off the main street but close enough to walk to everything. Great views of the harbor from the Sky Lounge that is used for the free breakfast in the morning (note, breakfast was very crowded at 7am because all guest were heading out to tours by 8:30). Great, well maintained spa area in the basement with a hot tub, steam room and sauna that was so nice to use after a day caught in the rain. I stayed in a single room that was a good size for one or two people although no real closets or drawers to place things in. Beds are covered with feather beds for warmth. The bathroom is on the small size with a Euro shower (no bathtub or shower stall) but worked for me.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Snowmass Village, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Reykjavik. Walkable to all the cafés , restaurants, and bars! Extraordinarily clean, and although there are no frills, this hotel is perfect for your stay. We did not mind Euro style shower and smaller size of room. The beds are very comfortable and the bathroom is perfect for a couple. Breakfast is included and sits atop the 8th floor with a great view of the harbor. Breakfast includes breads , pastry, cereal, oatmeal, fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, sausage and of course coffee, juice, and tea! We very much enjoyed our 3 night stay!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Durham
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We were supposed to stay in the sister hotel on the main street, however as we were planning a relaxing break the hotel kindly transferred us to Arnarhvoll, with a free of charge upgrade to use the sauna etc, this more than made up for the one restless night staying in the other hotel.

The staff both at the other hotel and here were friendly and helpful. Going over and above to help. Room was ready for us straight away and on a high floor. We had a view of the Harpa conference centre and the bay. The decor was pleasant, minimalist, clean and the bed was really comfortable. There was also a safe in the room.

Breakfast was good, lots of choice and able to make own waffles also fantastic views from the breakfast room.

Location is great, close to the centre, but also far enough away to avoid the noise of Main Street.
We used the spa included robes and slippers to use! It was nice modern facility and often only ourselves there felt like private spa!

Only slight negative, it would be that the hotel name isn't too easy to pronounce when trying to ask for taxi or pick up for excursions!!

Room Tip: High floor and opt for deluxe room and spa package.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

The staff is very helpful and accomodating and the location is really good and in walking distance to the shops and restaurants.
Also the fleamarket and Harpa is just across the street.
The breakfast buffet is not all that impressive, but there is something for everybody.
The view from the skybar (where breakfast is served) is very, very beautuiful though, so remember to bring your camera!
The room is small, there is no closet, the bathroom had a tub but no exhaust device and there was really cold. Even though we turned up the heat, is was still quite cold, but no so cold that I wanted to complain :-) The bed was very comfy.
I would not mind staying here again another time.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2013

We checked into this hotel at the last minute after having had a bad experience at the previously booked one so approached it with trepidation. However, we were greeted by the friendliest staff we had experienced in any of the 4 Reykjavik hotels we had stayed in, a cheerful and modern lobby that was in contrast to the dour outside appearance of the building, a room that was clean and serviceable if not luxurious and access to a Skybar with a magnificent view of the harbour, the Harpa and the city in general. There was also plenty of parking which was free before 10 and after 6 at night which suited us as we were travelling around all day. While the rooms and corridors could do with some updating and maintenance, our overall experience was one of comfort, great service ( especially in the bar/restaurant) and ease. Of the 4 Reykjavik hotels we experienced in our extended stay in Iceland, this was our favourite.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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nj
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2013

We just returned from our trip to Iceland and can't say enough good things about Centerhotel Arnarhvoll! We chose it because it overlooks the water and has a rooftop bar which is also where you have your free breakfast each morning. The views were beautiful! Our room was very modern and clean and the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. We were just a few blocks from the main shopping area. We could walk to numerous restaurants and we did! The Harpa concert hall was directly across the street. This hotel was perfect and we highly recommend it!

Room Tip: We had a corner room on the 7th floor and therefore had windows on 2 sides with beautiful views!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Stayed here in September on a holiday for 3 nights. The hotel is clean and well decorated. The rooms are nice and comfortable, unfortunately double rooms just have 2 single beds pushed together but this seems to be what most EU hotels do (well, cheaper ones anyway!). Got a flight and hotel deal meaning the stay was very reasonable (hence the 4 star value for money rating). The view from the Sky Bar is astonishing (if you get good weather) but the food menu is very limited and expensive. Staff are very pleasant. It is in a perfect location for the city centre, being just a 5 min walk from the centre but the bonus over the Thingholt is that you are far enough away from the bars not to be disturbed at night. I would recommend this hotel and I will stay here again.
Note that the front desk are always on hand to help book any tours you wish, which is a real bonus if you decide on the day to go and do something you hadn't planned in advance.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Centerhotel Arnarhvoll
Address: Ingolfsstraeti 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Centerhotel Arnarhvoll 3.5*
Number of rooms: 104
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