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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


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

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

101 hotel
Hverfisgata 10
Reykjavik, 101 Iceland


4.0 Very Good 575 Reviews
Modern Boutique Style

We may have been luckier than some of the other reviewers .Our room was spacious large bathroom and a small dressing area.
Yes it was very modern some may say austere,but that is the style.In addition everything worked.
Breakfast was more than acceptable and pleasantly served and the staff were pleasant and helpful.
A bonus was Omar at reception a real character charming fun with lots of useful information and great ideas for dining.
my wife had one problem as there is daylight virtually day and night and the black out blinds were not perfect and she is light sensitive

Not the Best Choice for Us

Although I do love modern architecture and decor, our room took it a bit too far. It was very small, The bathroom was quite literally inside our room - no walls or doors (except for the toilet itself). The angled sink was right near our bed and the shower was also right in the room and leaked over the floor due to design - the half glass wall was not a sufficient barrier plus no privacy at all. There was no dresser - only a few small boxes attached to a wall. No closet either, just a very small rod. We had to live out of our suitcases, but there was hardly any room for them either if opened. All in all, most uncomfortable (although the bed and linens were fine). The music from the rooftop bar kept us up literally all night. Also, it would help if the staff would smile once in a while.

A terrible disappointment. Overrated and overpriced

Maybe we were unlucky but this hotel proved to be your typical "boutique style" hotel : all glitter ... and nothing worked. The bathroom had trendy Starck fixtures but none of the lights worked. The lift was out of order so we had to walk up to the 5th floor. The fire alarm went off twice including once at 23.00h ... As the phone in the room did not work, we had to call reception with our own iPhone to hear from the receptionist that there was no fire but that the alarm system had been "reset". At 23.00 h !?!? Next door to the hotel is a bar with a rooftop outside area ... on the fifth floor as well ... so you can hear the music ... and forget about sleep ... Also, if you like to sleep in the dark, you will have to wear an eye mask (provided by the hotel ...) as the room has white drapes/curtains.The hotel has a parking but it is currently inaccessible because there are major road works on the street where the hotel is located.
Finally the staff was utterly un-sympathetic and could not care less ... In the end the assistant manager hotel offered to reimburse us, but we felt this was "too little too late". It has left us with a very bitter memory of our last night in this otherwise beautiful and magical country.