Reykjavik Hotel Guide - Historic Hotels in Reykjavik, Capital Region

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Reykjavik Residence Hotel
4 out of 5
Hverfisgata 60, Reykjavik, 101
The price is €162 per night from 13 Dec to 14 Dec
€162
per night
13 Dec - 14 Dec
4.8/5 Exceptional! (2,179 reviews)
"Excellent location wonderful spacious rooms suites for family vacations"

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2022

Reykjavik Residence Hotel
Castle House Luxury Apartments
3 out of 5
Skálholtsstígur 2a, Reykjavik, 101
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,093 reviews)
"It’s in the heart of town and easily accessible to amenities as well as tour pickup point. However to note that there’s no lift and be prepared to haul ur luggages if u are assigned rooms on the 2nd or 3rd level."

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2022

Castle House Luxury Apartments
Hotel Reykjavik Centrum
4 out of 5
Adalstraeti 16, Reykjavik, 101
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The price is €175 per night from 15 Dec to 16 Dec
€175
per night
15 Dec - 16 Dec
4.5/5 Wonderful! (999 reviews)
"This was our 4th stay at the Centrum, a lovely hotel with great staff, an excellent location and awesome breakfast. The Uppsalir (probably spelt it wrong) bar attached to it is also lovely. I’m already looking at dates for next year, and wouldn’t never stay anywhere else whilst in Reykjavik."

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2022

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

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Hotel Borg by Keahotels
4 out of 5
Posthusstraeti 11, Reykjavik, 101
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The price is €212 per night from 8 Jan to 9 Jan
€212
per night
8 Jan - 9 Jan
4.5/5 Wonderful! (998 reviews)
"Wonderful place to stay! Staff was excellent and location well suited to our needs, allowing us to walk easily and enjoy the center of the city. Loved the clean, quiet room, heated bathroom floor and towel bar! Overall it was a great experience!"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2022

Hotel Borg by Keahotels
Hotel Holt - Art Museum
4 out of 5
Bergstadastraeti 37, Reykjavik, 00101
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4.5/5 Wonderful! (854 reviews)
Welcoming
"From our early arrival to our late departure and all of our pop ins throughout our two day visit, Jennifer was wonderful! The lobby is a welcome place to relax, the art amazing & the room cozy!"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2022

Hotel Holt - Art Museum
Reykjavik Marina - Berjaya Iceland Hotels
4 out of 5
Mýrargata 2, Reykjavik, 101
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The price is €139 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec
€139
per night
11 Dec - 12 Dec
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"The most unique hotel I’ve ever stayed at. We were both sad we only stayed one night. The lobby and common area were plentiful and eclectic. A very warm, welcoming and fun atmosphere. The room was beautiful and decor was fun. L’or coffee machine and tea. Very quiet, highly recommended!"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2022

Reykjavik Marina - Berjaya Iceland Hotels
Luna Apartments
3 out of 5
Amtmannsstigur 5, Reykjavik, 101
4.3/5 Excellent! (428 reviews)
"Good: location is pretty excellent Bad: communication could’ve been better. We have to wait the next for a message. And no one answer right away when we call. Our living room heater is broken (told them when we arrive) they send someone to check two days after and the guy said he’ll come back and ..."

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2021

Luna Apartments
Center Hotels Plaza
3.5 out of 5
Adalstraeti 4, Reykjavik, 00101
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The price is €158 per night from 13 Dec to 14 Dec
€158
per night
13 Dec - 14 Dec
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"Great hotel in an amazing location. Shame didnt have choice of rooms with a better view and also wasnt told about work being done at the hotel. Was told i would be getting a refund for my late check out as it was my Birthday bit never actually received it. Place and staff are very nice though and ..."

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2022

Center Hotels Plaza
Fosshotel Barón
3 out of 5
Barónsstígur 2-4, Reykjavik, 101
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The price is €130 per night from 21 Dec to 22 Dec
€130
per night
21 Dec - 22 Dec
4.2/5 Very Good! (997 reviews)
Nice spot to explore Reykjavik from
"Wonderful hotel located just outside of the main downtown area. Nice, roomy accommodations with a great view (if you get the side facing the water), front desk was pleasant, and there was parking right out front. Short walk (10-15 minutes) to main downtown area. The hotel is a little dated and the ..."

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2022

Fosshotel Barón
Room With A View Apartments
4 out of 5
Laugavegur 18, Reykjavik, 101
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The price is €129 per night from 13 Dec to 14 Dec
€129
per night
13 Dec - 14 Dec
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,747 reviews)
"Great location!"

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2022

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Reykjavik Historic Hotels information

 

Historic Hotels in Reykjavik

126

Highest price €212
Cheapest price €129
Number of guest reviews 11295
Total number of hotels in Reykjavik 744

 

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 light 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, Hotel Borg by Keahotels is a top 4-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Hofdi House is a short 4-minute drive away.

How many historical hotels will I find in Reykjavik?

Reykjavik is home to 549 hotels bookable on Expedia, including 2 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 Reykjavik City Museum, Hofdi House and Imagine Peace Tower. Known for its museums, cultural venues include Harpa, National Museum of Iceland and Arbaejarsafn. Reykjavik Harbour is another popular sight to explore.

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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