At the moment, Reykjavik is experiencing a really interesting tourist boom. Iceland’s capital is particularly chosen by those that are looking for a short term vacation. As visitor numbers keep rising, the number of hotels that pop up is also increasing. While the only five star hotel in the country will appear in the near future and we do not have access to such exclusive options for travelers, various interesting hotels can be considered. Those below are always on lists of the best hotels to stay at in Reykjavik.
Hotel Holt is run by a family, thus offering a really peaceful option for those that are interesting. If you love art, you are going to fall in love with the hotel. There are actually around 400 paintings, sculptures and installations. The family owns the largest of all privately owned collections in the entire country. You can take advantage of many different accommodation options ranging from luxury suites to single rooms. Views over the Tjornin Lake will only make the experience a lot better. Make sure that you eat at the on-site restaurant since it is quite perfect.
This hotel was opened in the year 2014 but it is already among the best for those that are looking for luxurious accommodations. The location is quite great since it is really close to the main nightlife and shopping area of the city, Laugavegur. There are 65 rooms that are available, most of them with views over Mount Esja and Faxafloi Bay. All the rooms have a minimalist layout but a really modern overall appearance. One really interesting thing that you will love is that you receive a smartphone when you check in. That phone includes apps and maps, together with letting you make all the free local calls that you want to make.
This is a hotel that is quite interesting and that you do want to consider staying it because of all that it offers. There are rooms available for a maximum of 142 guests. This actually includes some women only dorms that you can stay at. Kex Hostel has a design that is very interesting, allowing you to quickly boast and stay in rooms that are really comfortable. The hostel has private double rooms, large 16 beds rooms and much more.
When you first take a look at the hotel, you will not be really impressed. It is quite austere and not that welcoming. However, as soon as you step inside, everything changes. You will love the top floor’s Sky Lounge and the Faxafloi Bay views from there. Hotel staff is perfect, chatty and quite affable. You will not have much space available in the double rooms but all the rooms are well designed in a minimalistic but highly appealing way.
Last but not least on our list, the Apotek Hotel is hosted in a building that was designed by Iceland’s former state architect, Guojon Samuelsson, in the year 1917. Once a really popular landmark, now has doors opened for guests since December 2014. There is also a club and a restaurant on the site. The only problem is that the hotel is small, just 45 rooms. The hotel is really relaxing and does have really good features and amenities.