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Castle House Luxury Apartments
3 out of 5
Skálholtsstígur 2a, Reykjavik
€92
per night
Mar 12 - Mar 13
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,050 reviews)

"The property is in a perfect location, right beside the National Art Gallery, across the road from Tjornin, just downhill from Skolafordastigur (and a good grocery store), and a short walk to Harpa, the water, the Reykjavik Art Gallery, Parliament, the University, the National Museum, and the dizzy ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Dec 2019

Castle House Luxury Apartments
Reykjavik Residence Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Hverfisgata 45, Reykjavik
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
€136
per night
Mar 5 - Mar 6
4.8/5Exceptional! (1,665 reviews)

"Great hotel. Centrally locates very clean and lovely staff"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Reykjavik Residence Hotel
Hotel Reykjavik Centrum
4 out of 5
Adalstraeti 16, Reykjavik
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
€136
per night
Mar 14 - Mar 15
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,727 reviews)

"The property is close to shuttle pick-up / drop-off points. Close to downtown to walk to shops, restaurants, sites. Staff is exceptional!! Friendly, kind and gave great advice on where to go for food and sites we had on mind and extras we didn't."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
4 out of 5
Mýrargata 2, Reykjavik
Free cancellation
€106
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9
4.4/5Excellent! (1,813 reviews)

"It is quirky, but very comfortable. Very clean and well staffed. Breakfast was excellent"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
Room With A View Apartments
4 out of 5
Laugavegur 18, Reykjavik
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€160
per night
Feb 18 - Feb 19
4.2/5Very Good! (1,665 reviews)

"Easy check in ... helpful staff.... compact clean room...good location"…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

Room With A View Apartments
Fosshotel Baron
3 out of 5
Baronsstigur 2-4, Reykjavik
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
€95
per night
Mar 15 - Mar 16
4.1/5Very Good! (1,077 reviews)

"Convenient location. Close to the Main street. Comfy beds. Friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Fosshotel Baron
Center Hotels Plaza
3 out of 5
Adalstraeti 4, Reykjavik
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€110
per night
Mar 5 - Mar 6
4.1/5Very Good! (2,058 reviews)

"Clean & very near to restaurants & shops! Staff were very happy & always there to assist you! Overall, it was very good value for money hotel!"…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2020

Center Hotels Plaza
Hotel Holt - Art Museum
4 out of 5
Bergstadastraeti 37, Reykjavik
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€181
per night
Mar 17 - Mar 18
4.4/5Wonderful! (711 reviews)

"The hotel is trapped in a 70s time warp with the decor but that doesn’t affect the nice atmosphere or the stunning art on display. The staff are friendly and helpful though we didn’t need to use them much and the rooms are tired but clean and comfortable. Location is good with a 10 minute walk from ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

Hotel Holt - Art Museum
Hotel Borg by Keahotels
4 out of 5
Posthusstraeti 11, Reykjavik
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€208
per night
Mar 9 - Mar 10
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,126 reviews)

"Great location , excellent hotel. Nice rooms. Great spa"…"

Reviewed on 7 Feb 2020

Hotel Borg by Keahotels
Luna Apartments
3 out of 5
Þingholtsstræti 21, Reykjavik
€152
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26
4.3/5Excellent! (422 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2019

Luna Apartments
Planet Apartments
4 out of 5
Aegisgata 5, Reykjavik
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4.5/5Wonderful! (354 reviews)

"Fabulous location by the harbour an easy 5 - 10 min walk to the main square. Close to supermarkets and bus stop for trip pick ups. A beautiful view overlooking the harbour. Most things included to make a quick snack/meal, wifi and Netflixs."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2020

Planet Apartments
Hotel Viking
2.5 out of 5
Strandgotu 55, Hafnarfjordur
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
€86
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24
4.1/5Very Good! (396 reviews)

"As expected, friendly staff, comfy and cosy stay. easy check in/ check out. breakfast was good with good varieties."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2020

Hotel Viking
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
Loki 101 Guesthouse
2 out of 5
Lokastígur 24 A, Reykjavik
€71
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20
4/5Very Good! (222 reviews)
Great spot for a Reykjavik trip

"Lovely , cosy Guesthoue - perfect location for a trip to Reykjavik- clean, warm and cosy."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

Loki 101 Guesthouse
Kvosin Downtown Hotel
4 out of 5
Kirkjutorg 4, Reykjavik
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
€98
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3
4.8/5Exceptional! (692 reviews)

"Our room was ready early in the morning, this helped after an overnight flight. The room was beautiful, clean and modern and to walking distance to shops, coffee shops, restaurants and the port"…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2020

Kvosin Downtown Hotel
Alafoss Apartments-the Bridge
Álafossvegur, Mosfellsbaer, Capital Region
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5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Such a charming apartment close to the city

"A well appointed apartment just on the outskirts of Reykjavík. Right inside a charming quarter where they used to make and wash wool. Cute little artisan shops close by. Apartment was super clean and had all the necessities. The view from the apartment over the water is so relaxing. The owner was ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2018

Alafoss Apartments-the Bridge
An Artistic Experience in Reykjavík
Reykjavik, Capital Region
€253
per night
Mar 18 - Mar 19
4.9/5Exceptional! (9 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
Freyja Guesthouse & Suites
2.5 out of 5
Freyjugata 39, Reykjavik, REK
€94
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20
4.8/5Exceptional! (198 reviews)

"Such a lovely host. They have thought of everything!! Friendly and fill in all the cracks of travel to make it comfortable! The best inner city visit ever!"…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov 2019

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What is a historic hotel?

 

Historic hotels give guests the opportunity to stay in buildings that have been officially recognised with a national historic designation. Historic hotels can take the form of castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers – any building that’s been identified as being of special interest.

Many historic hotels occupy buildings that were originally built for a different function, and later re-established as a hotel. The previous function or architecture of the buildings themselves represent something important in the country’s historical timeline. Such hotels typically retain original characteristics such as period features or traditional architecture, in their communal spaces and/or bedrooms.

 

Do historic hotels in Reykjavik have modern facilities?

 

Yes. Reykjavik historic hotels provide a balance between an authentic experience in traditional surroundings, with a very comfortable stay. Hotel interiors are fitted with modern conveniences and updated safety features, while every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Historic does not mean its run-down or uncomfortable for guests. In fact, many historic hotels are luxurious.

Guests can expect the usual amenities you’d get from a hotel such as WiFi, heating and air conditioning, good bathroom facilities and so on. The facilities depend on the design and layout of the building – historic hotels are often protected and any changes are subject to many rules and restrictions. Things like windows and pillars are more likely to be old-fashioned.

 

What is the oldest hotel in the world?

 

The Guinness Book of World Records lists Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi, Japan, as the oldest hotel in the world. Fujiwara Mahito opened the hot-spring hotel to guests in 705 CE – over 1,300 years and 52 generations later it is still run by the same family. The hotel, which has 37 rooms, is at the foot of the Akaishi Mountains in central Japan.