What We Love
- Iceland’s best artists — new and established — are displayed in the hotel’s substantial collection
- Free WiFi throughout the property
- All rooms have heated floors
- The hotel’s restaurant menu includes a great selection of traditional Icelandic cuisine
- Excellent location for exploring Reykjavik on foot
- You’ll find more couples and business travelers here than families
- For help planning a vacation to Reykjavik or Iceland, check out our Personal Travel Planning service
What To Know
- Breakfast isn’t included in the room rate, and food in Iceland is expensive
- If you’re renting a car, it’s a long way between the city and anywhere else. Carry emergency provisions (blankets, food, water, flashlights, etc.) with you
- This can be a raucous location on weekend nights
- This is far north — extreme daylight or equally extreme darkness can predominate depending upon the time of the year
- Consider renting a car; taxis to/from the international airport are about $122 each way
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
101 hotel is in the heart of Reykjavik, walking distance from National Cathedral and Harpa. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Parliament House and Reykjavik Pond.
Make yourself at home in one of the 38 guestrooms featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Satellite programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a fireplace in the lobby.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available daily for a fee.
Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services.
How to Get There
Let me start by saying this hotel was recommended to us by a friend for our honeymoon. It was FINE I guess. Bed was really comfortable and it was within walking distance to most places. This is all the PROS I can give.
CONS: The most underwhelming staff, as others have mentioned, it's as if they are all being held their against their will. No one so much as smiles, very odd. When we arrived and said it was our honeymoon, the girl just said OK. There is also no sign on the hotel, so with the construction outside, it made it extremely difficult to find the hotel after our cab had to drop us off down the street. We literally walked right past it and around the block in freezing windy conditions at night, super annoying. The biggest CON seems just like that, a CON. They have multiple bathroom amenities, but BEWARE, they might just charge you for them! There is no sign to tell you that they are part of their "MINI SHOP" and after our trip we were charged for a plastic toothbrush, a plastic razor, a flimsy eye mask...all of which are terribly overpriced ($40 for a $14 travel shaving kit!?). So much for amenities. The most annoying part is that we had to "request" a copy for proof of charges with about 6 emails before they complied. I wonder how many others haven't caught the additional charges.
Do your research first before deciding to stay in this hotel. We should have done ours first and won't be staying here again when we return to Iceland.
The hotel overlooks the ocean and the convention center and is located right in the middle of the tourist town, great for shopping and dinning.
The decor is modern and they have a small spa and gym. Rooms setup is awkward as the sink is in the middle of the room while the shower is like a dead end hall way and each shower floored the toilet on the other side (bad drainage).
I just wanted to send you some feedback about Reykjavik because we are quite upset with the situation at Hotel 101 and the way it was handled the past week we stayed there -
1. Kitchen has been closed for the last 3 months due to which you can’t even order a cup of tea. This obviously is a big issue for us considering we are with a child and as you know the weather here is very unpredictable (Sunday poured the whole day and we were forced to walk to a restaurant in the freezing rain for dinner). We should have been given a heads-up about the kitchen.
2. Breakfast was so minimal and we were charged for coffee and tea?!?! This they are calling ala carte - which luxury (3,4 or 5) hotel doesn’t give you the option of coffee or eggs for breakfast?
3. The shower in one of our rooms wasn’t working and when we requested it to be fixed the front desk told us we could either fix it on our town by clearing the shower head or they would only do it the next day since they didn’t want to get wet?!?! this is ridiculous. The shower was never fixed by the way.
4. The area was so noisy that we didn’t get a decent nights sleep at all. The hotel is surrounded by 7 night clubs that are open till the early hours of the morning. Once again, this was especially an issue considering we have a 4 year old with us who had disturbed sleep for the entire time in Reykjavik. Even the hotel front desk staff told us they were shocked we were staying there with a child as comparative hotels just a few lanes away may have been a better option for a family.
5. When we went to clear the extras for the hotel on Sunday evening( we leave by 5am on Monday morning), we were informed that the hotel payment had not been made, and we needed to cover the hotel room rates and breakfast. I was forced to call our Iceland partner agency past 8pm and we had a back and forth till she was finally able to sort the issue out.
DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL...most Unpreofessional Staff and no Hospitality manners or standards!!!