Hotel Reykjavik Centrum
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Clean, compact, central
My wife and I have just returned from a 3 night stay at the Centrum which we booked through Expedia as a hotel/flights combo. It is in a central location, which proved excellent for exploring Reykjavik by foot during the day and also eating out in the evening. Unusually for a city centre hotel, car parking is available adjacent to the hotel at two different pay and display car parks (free from 6pm to 10am).
Breakfast (which was included in our package with Expedia) was buffet style and was served in a spacious room that serves as the hotel's restaurant at night. The buffet was a varied selection of cereals, bread, cooked breakfast, cold meat and cheese selection, fresh fruit and sweet pastries.
The room was small compared to others, but was clean and well serviced. The bed was a proper double (not to singles pushed together) with individual duvets. Ensuite was excellent with a good shower.
Great weekend at the Centrum
We have just returned from a long weekend in Reykjavik , staying at the Centrum.Everything about this hotel was equal to, or exceeded expectations.The room was well equipped, including hair drier and ironing board. Breakfast is a help yourself buffet served from 7 until 10 and there's plenty of it. There was a two-for-one offer for dinner in the hotel restaurant which we took advantage of, and could not fault the meal for presentation, menu or taste. The wine also compared favourably for price (by Icelandic standards).
Staff were very helpful and even assisted us with phonecalls to check details of excursions that we hadn't booked through the hotel. Certainly a hotel we'll be using next time
Excellent, especially for the price
I really loved this hotel. Granted, it's not design-y or luxury, but in many ways it can't be beat. Great location. Great value. Very helpful/friendly staff. Very clean and comfortable, if slightly small, rooms. In-room tea/coffee (much appreciated in winter!) and a really tasty complimentary breakfast buffet in a country where food costs a fortune. I stayed here and then went on to the 101 Hotel on a friend's recommendation - wish I'd stayed at the Centrum! Can't say enough good things about this place. If I ever go back to Reyjavik I'm staying here.
Best location, great hotel
Have stayed in several Reykjavik hotels, and this one is my favorite. It's brand new, the architecture is interesting (incorporating old and new Reykjavik), the on-site restaurant is excellent, the included breakfasts are great, and the staff is friendly. Hotel is 2-5 minutes from everything downtown, including the great nightlife. Parking across the street. Rooms modern and spotless. My only complaint: beds are hard.
Just returned from a wonderful stay at the Centrum. This is really a wonderful little hotel, completely new, great location right in the center of Reykjavik. The staff were friendly and helpful and helped us arrange our visit to the Blue Lagoon via e-mail in advance; the breakfast buffet is one of the better ones we've ever had.
Our *only* complaint was that there was not an individual thermostat for our room, which got very hot at night--we had to open the windows all the way for it to cool off. Could have just been because of the temperature fluctuations this time of year.
All in all, highly recommend the Centrum. We had even considered spending the extra $$ on the Borg (around the corner) but after checking out the Borg once we were there we were convinced we made the better choice! We found the best price via Expedia, paying in full in advance.
My wife and I stayed at this hotel from 10/2/05 to 10/8/05. I would definitely recommend this hotel. Why? First, the hotel is brand new and has a very friendly and helpful staff. Second, the hotel has a free all you can eat breakfast buffet, which is very important in a country where the price of food is astronomical. Finally, the location of the hotel in the center of town can't be beat. The hotel is within walking distance of numerous attractions.
Spent 4 nights at this hotel and would definitely recommend anyone visiting Reykjavik to stay here. Geat rooms, great decor, great bar with lovely wine at reasonable prices (v difficult to find in this city!) with good bar food. Very nice breakfast in nice breakfast area - lunch and supper also offered - the lunch was great, didn't try the supper. The staff were very professional and helpful. Great location too - right in the middle of the city. 9/10 from me.
Great Hotel Great location!!
Stayed at the Centrum from the 17th - 21st of Aug. The hotel still smells of new carpeting. Very new very clean. Room is a little small but do you plan on spending your trip in your hotel room?! The Staff are very friendly and will go out of their way to book your bus reservations for the airport, blue lagoon, wherever.
The restaurant is fancy and you must make a reservation but the food is excellent they even have 2 vegetarian dishes. I was expecting it to cost a fortune but it was rather resonable. About $70 USD.
The Centrum is located next to Lake Tjornin which is a very beautiful lake and you are just off the main strip, which makes it ideal to go shopping, eating, and drinking, yet retire to an area of town where the pedestrian traffic tapers off.
Although a little expensive, but everything in Iceland is, the Centrum was a hotel I will definitely return to.
The only bad thing I could say is I paid for my airfare and hotel through hotels.com and when it was time to checkout the Centrum had no receipt of payment. At the same time a gentleman was checking in and the hotel had a receipt showing he paid but no room reservation for him. Most likely due to the fact its a new hotel and they're working out the bugs. Just make sure you have all receipts showing who you paid.
Overall- I highly recommend the Hotel Reykjavik Centrum its worth every penny (kronur). If you want something cheaper there is a Salvation Army Hostel across the street.
Enjoyed our stay....
This Centrum is a new hotel (opened April this year I believe). It is situated in a very central location with very short walks to the main shopping, harbour area and restuarants. Most flybus/tours seem to drop off/pickup from here due to its central location
We arrived around 5pm and check in was around 10-15mins (however I think this was an unusually long time as there was a problem with a previous customers room allocation)
Everything in the hotel was very new/clean, our room (top floor) had tv, safe, kettle, wireless internet capability (not free), mini-bar/fridge. The room didnt have air-con, but was not hot - and you could open the window - and there was ice making machine on the 2nd floor.
Room had wooden laminate floor (as did most of the hotel) and the rooms were very quiet (and very little outside noice, even with window open). The door on the hotel rooms are VERY thick/heavy (presumably to help with noise control). Our room had a very modern bathroom with shower (no bath) and maid service was very good.
Hotel reception staff were very helpful (helped us book a last minute tour) and the hotel has a lot of information about restuaurants, shopping, activities etc.
Breakfast was very good and included cold meats, fruit, different fruit juices, cereals as well as bacon, beans, omlette, boiled and scramled eggs. Danish Pasties, Croissants, toast, bread rolls, sausages, cucumber, peppers, cheeses, yoghurt - overall a really good choice!
Check out no problem, they allowed us to lock our bags at the hotel as our flight was later in the afternoon.
Room service and the restuarant (like most other places in Iceland) was very expensive (eg a miniature whisky would have been Ł12!) - The restaurant was around Ł6-Ł10 for starters and Ł17-40 for main courses....
If I had any niggles (and they are very minor) it was that there was no instructions how to operate the in-room safe (had to contact reception), and as the room doors are so very heavy, they can SLAM very hard and very loud!
Brand new - still had the paint smell
This was a nice new hotel in the center of town - within walking distance of everything but quiet. It is pretty small - only about 60 rooms, I think. Three buildings tied together. During excavation, they found some Viking relics or building foundation (can't remember which) and so archeologist are preparing that area for viewing next year. There's a window outside where it can be viewed.
The room we had (209) was small. Flat screen TV - also relatively small. I think movies cost around $13 for unlimited access for 24 hours. Hot pot to heat water - not a coffee maker - but with packets of instant coffee and tea. I saw that another room was much larger than ours - 208. I assume it's more expensive.
Bed had two twin duvets. Very soft - duvet, not bed. No top sheet. Floors, not carpeting.
No thermostat in room...it was a little warm.
Towels were decent - the hand towels had loops on both ends and hooks that were installed specifically for them. I saw rooms with the "Do Not Disturb" sign out all day and there were packets of towels left outside their rooms.
Breakfast included with the rooms. Buffet style. Juices, coffee/tea, pastries, meat, eggs (hardboiled and occasionally scrambled), cereal.
Two computers w/internet access located along one hall for customer use.
Common space relatively limited. But never a cramped feeling because there were skylights and open plan architecture.
Staff was responsive in confirming tours and there were plenty of brochures available for tours of all kinds. Also, we arrived at around 8:30 a.m. and they were able to give us our room right away. They also arranged for a late checkout (normally it's noon). We were able to check-in after our flight, shower and then go downstairs in time for breakfast.
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