Location on point
The best thing about this hotel was its location in downtown Reykjavik. In fact, the hotel is actually built above the earliest known long house in Iceland! Museum entry is not included for hotel guests (which was a little bit of a letdown) but it’s still worth going to see and touch the original foundations. Within walking distance from all of Reykjavik’s major attractions, we didn’t once rely on public transport.
Across the road and down the street are restaurants, bars and cafes – most of which serve traditional Icelandic cuisine. The restaurant in the hotel also serves traditional Icelandic food. Order the lamb meat soup for an authentic experience – it’s delicious! Breakfast is mostly authentic with a couple of western dishes but it comes at a price (added to your bill to be paid at check out). The breakfast room is small too so you’ll need to get there early if you want a seat.
The hotel itself was built in 1764 and has a Vakinn Bronze-Class Environmental label. The typically-sized European rooms combine modern comforts with old-style charm. You probably think a hotel that sounds this good must come at a price, right? Wrong! This little gem offers some of the most affordable rooms in Reykjavik.
I’d recommend staying here if you like being in the centre of the action.
Hotel Centrum, Reykjavik
Adalstraeti 16, Grjótagata,