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Top Reykjavik Historic Hotels

Alafoss Apartments-The Bridge
Álafossvegur, Mosfellsbaer, Capital Region
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5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Nearby park

"The apartment was exactly as advertised. Clean, well appointed, and convenient to Reykjavik. The nice surprise was the access to a nice walking trail along the creek and the adjacent woods. It made for a very pleasant way to begin or end each day."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2019

Alafoss Apartments-The Bridge
Freyja Guesthouse & Suites
2.5 out of 5
Freyjugata 39, Reykjavik, REK
The price is €119 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (207 reviews)

"Beautiful and confortable guesthouse located near the church and bus stop #8. Very easy communication, check in done fast and delicious smoothies done every day. I highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Freyja Guesthouse & Suites
Reykjavik Residence Hotel
4 out of 5
Hverfisgata 60, Reykjavik
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The price is €137 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (1,753 reviews)

"Very clean apartment and in good location, close to everything. Receptionists are very helpful"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Reykjavik Residence Hotel
Kvosin Downtown Hotel
4 out of 5
Kirkjutorg 4, Reykjavik
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The price is €141 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (731 reviews)

"Great place to stay. Nice rooms and couldn’t be better located."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Kvosin Downtown Hotel
An Artistic Experience in Reykjavík
Reykjavik, Capital Region
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4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Beautiful place, delightful host!

"Old Town is a must see in Reykjavik, and this property is in the heart of old town. A beautifully restored cottage with every modern amenity. Our host Elsa provided all basic kitchen necessities, and snugly bathrobes and flip flops. Walk-able to all of the interesting sights in town as well as the ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2018

An Artistic Experience in Reykjavík
Castle House Luxury Apartments
3 out of 5
Skálholtsstígur 2a, Reykjavik
The price is €77 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,065 reviews)

"I had a great stay, and would consider staying here again. Great communication, checkin was simple and it was within walking distance to many places."…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

Castle House Luxury Apartments
Planet Apartments
4 out of 5
Aegisgata 5, Reykjavik
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4.5/5Wonderful! (369 reviews)

"Great location and apartment. Getting there was hard and getting in the door was hard. Email was in my junk folder and I didn’t have WiFi or cell service:/"…"

Reviewed on 5 May 2020

Planet Apartments
Hotel Reykjavik Centrum
4 out of 5
Adalstraeti 16, Reykjavik
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4.5/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)

"Lovely hotel. Great location and all of the staff were helpful & friendly. Clean rooms and the worlds best "Beer and Bacon Burger" in the restaurant."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum
Hotel Borg by Keahotels
4 out of 5
Posthusstraeti 11, Reykjavik
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The price is €201 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

"The staff were so friendly and helpful, we needed some help with booking one of our trips and they were straight on the phone and booked it for us, they made us feel so welcomed and would always have a little chat in the mornings."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Hotel Borg by Keahotels
Hotel Holt - Art Museum
4 out of 5
Bergstadastraeti 37, Reykjavik
The price is €227 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (730 reviews)
Groovinmoms

"Comfortable stay. Loved the art displayed on wall. Great gin martini. Close to all the action."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

Hotel Holt - Art Museum
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
4 out of 5
Mýrargata 2, Reykjavik
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The price is €145 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (994 reviews)

"The shower was ridiculous. It was an open floor concept and it got water everywhere! The bathroom door was even warped. If you're not going to fix it, at least get a bigger curtain!"…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
Draumholl Apartments
4 out of 5
Laugavegur 86-103, Reykjavik
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4.4/5Excellent! (95 reviews)
A great stay in the city centre

"A great stay in a lovely city. The apartment was spacious, well laid out, great view, lovely and warm and very clean. It was well located within an easy walk of the centre of town. Would recommend and would stay there again. All staff we came into contact with were friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2018

Draumholl Apartments
Luna Apartments
3 out of 5
Þingholtsstræti 21, Reykjavik
The price is €118 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (430 reviews)

"Great location. Very clean and comfortable. We would stay her again without hesitation. Highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2019

Luna Apartments
Center Hotels Plaza
3 out of 5
Adalstraeti 4, Reykjavik
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The price is €111 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (1,426 reviews)

"Excellent staff, great breakfast and classy hotel. Nice location with sho po s and restaurants etc. Great hotel."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2020

Center Hotels Plaza
Room With A View Apartments
4 out of 5
Laugavegur 18, Reykjavik
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The price is €112 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (1,699 reviews)

"Room with a view is right in the middle of the main shopping area of Reykjavik....with shops pubs and restaurants all around"…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Room With A View Apartments
Fosshotel Barón
3 out of 5
Barónsstígur 2-4, Reykjavik
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4.1/5Very Good! (995 reviews)

"Car park specifically for the hotel, ideal if you have a hire car. Good central location."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Fosshotel Barón
Hotel Viking
2.5 out of 5
Strandgotu 55, Hafnarfjordur
The price is €95 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (430 reviews)

"Hotel design is very Viking look. Though room is located in the other road side opposite to the reception and restaurant, inside the unit there is a mezz floor and can accommodate at least 5 persons. Great for big family. Breakfast was really good and had a lot of choice. The so called hot spring ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2020

Hotel Viking
Loki 101 Guesthouse
2 out of 5
Lokastígur 24 A, Reykjavik
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4/5Very Good! (226 reviews)

"Daniel was very nice and quick response. The room was clean and tidy, there's a balcony! And the location was great, close to everything. Just little reminder of the narrow stairs."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Loki 101 Guesthouse
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Frequently asked questions

What should a history enthusiast expect from a trip to Reykjavik?
The historical places in Reykjavik are likely at the top of your travel itinerary. And while you’re here, you can check out the fascinating museums and northern lights views. You can also take time at the major shopping area in this walkable area.
Where's the best place to stay in Reykjavik to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Castle House Luxury Apartments is a top 3-star apartment on Expedia for those interested in history and it features free WiFi. National Cathedral is a short walk away. Other choices to soak up the local history include Hotel Reykjavik Centrum and Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina.
How many historical hotels will I find in Reykjavik?
Reykjavik is home to 706 hotels bookable on Expedia, including 114 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the most important historical places and other sights in Reykjavik?
Reykjavik is notable for landmarks like Grotta Lighthouse, Reykjavik City Museum and Hofdi House. Known for its museums, cultural venues include Harpa, National Museum of Iceland and Arbaejarsafn. Other popular sights include Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik City Hall.
What is a historic hotel like in Reykjavik?
Guests who book a historic hotel can enjoy a holiday someplace that has an officially recognised national historic designation. A palace, castle, grand home or even an old police station, pub, lodge or skyscraper can be transformed into a historic hotel provided that it’s a place of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are typically preserved within the guestrooms or public spaces of such hotels in Reykjavik, bringing the history to life.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is a term often used in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S. though overall the terms are quite similar. The physical building and architecture of a historic hotel is generally the most significant aspect. For a heritage hotel, often it’s the cultural value as well as how it inspired the community.
Do historic hotels in Reykjavik have modern facilities?
Hotels have the safety features and modern conveniences you’ve come to expect, though efforts have been made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades. Smart TVs, WiFi, updated bathroom facilities and the popular amenities found at a contemporary hotel will be available in a historic hotel. Rest assured that when you select a historic hotel in Reykjavik, you won’t find a place that’s uncomfortable for guests or simply rundown.

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