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“Really good hotel with views!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Centerhotel Arnarhvoll
Ranked #23 of 53 Hotels in Reykjavik
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“Really good hotel with views!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Great little hotel by the water yet just 10 minutes walk from central Reykjavik and close to the High Street! Really comfy bed. Simple spa but lovely to relax and happy hour in the rooftop bar! Great view! Simple but very adequate breakfast. Would definitely stay again!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

Had chosen the hotel for the lovely views of the bay and mountains and was not disappointed! Arrived first evening just in time for happy hour at the Sky Lounge on the 8th floor (and you do feel you are in the sky with the expansive views). Had a deluxe room and it was quite roomy - by European standards, not US :) - with tile floors that warm up from underneath, floor to ceiling windows that afforded the same views as the Sky lounge. Also included was the generous and delicious breakfast buffet with freshly cooked hot foods and addictive pastries - great way to load up before going on tours or walking around to see the many sites in the city or do the shore walk just across the hotel. Another plus of the deluxe room was free use of the small spa downstairs - the steam bath and hot tub were very welcome (and convenient) after return at the end of the day. Very helpful staff - booking tours, ride to the airport and restaurant recommendations. Really the only regret is that I didn't ask for the recipes of the granola bars and flaky pastry with apricot...maybe on next visit.

Room Tip: Go for the deluxe room - the views, breakfast and spa included
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

This was out 3rd trip to Iceland and second time at this hotel. Very well located and comfortable. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are comfortable and most have a great view of the harbor. Easy to walk to all restaurants and main streets. We would definitely stay there again or at the sister hotel the Thingholt.

Room Tip: Corner rooms or any room facing the harbor.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

The 'vik' part of the name 'Reykjavik' means 'bay' and that is what you have a view of from the better rooms of this hotel (not all - some are out the back and overlook a car park). The Sky Bar on the top floor does not do full meals as such but the open sandwiches are plenty. Alcohol is expensive as it is everywhere in Iceland -- the locals tend to drink coffee rather than booze. The staff at this hotel are attentive especially the front desk staff who work long shifts and yet remain friendly and approachable.
The only trouble I had with the room was the almost complete lack of storage space - I appreciate that most stays in Reyk.are only for a few days but even so you do need drawers and so on. There was a 'hospitality tray' of tea and coffee, unusual outside the UK or areas catering mainly to British travellers. There is also a minibar but this has the usual problem of expensiveness - this is not the fault of the hotel though, post-Crash Iceland makes much of its money from tourists and their consumption habits.
There is also a 'health centre' in the basement which has a steam room, sauna and hot tub.
We did not see the Northern Lights on our trip as the sky was overcast throughout but there is much else to see and do in this country.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the sea. Others face a car park.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

Perfect place to start a trip in Reykjavik, allowed us to check in and have breakfast for a small fee. Great location on the harbor and the Sky Bar has a great view for breakfast and sunset view!would stay there again!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

Not the best from the outside but position wise and views it is superb. Rooms are good,the only slight downside is the walls are a bit on the thin side and the doors are thick and heavy,result,bit noisey at certain times. The Sky bar on the top floor has superb views of the mountains and sea and is also very friendly with the staff being very attentive. Food was good but menu is a bit small. There is also an outside terrace. The location is very good to,near to harbour and the main shopping area. Would definately go back.

Room Tip: Obviously sea view would be good.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

we stayed for 3 nights from the 12th March. within an hour of landing at Reykjavik we saw the Northern Lights! they started whilst we were on the bus but once we got to the hotel we dumped our bags in our room and then raced up to the 8th floor to the Sky bar and roof balcony where we could go outside and watch this spectacular display. Magical! this must be the best hotel in Reykjavik for seeing the Northern Lights- right by the harbour, fantastic views accross the water to the mountains and less light polution than a more central location for seeing the lights.
the hotel's location was central enough and a short walk from the main centre and the old harbour. loved the 8th floor bar and restaurant and the best way to appreciate the fantastic mountain and sea views whilst having a good breakfast.
our room was a standard one but very comfortable, a good size and an amazingly large bed! my only regret was a wet room and not a bath. but my partner prefers showers so he was happy.
enjoyed Reykjavik- amazing art galleries and the Museum of Iceland is a good place to start any visit to Iceland to get a sense of the place. Harpa too with its weird architecture and fish-scale like glass is another place to spend time in just admiring the building. they do very good cake here too. we are now hooked and have planned to come back and tour round the whole island- but in the summer.

Room Tip: don't stay on the ground floor but the middle floors are quiet (we were on the 3rd floor). ask f...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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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:
#5 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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