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
- 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
Solid location and amenities. All else is just okay for the price/points, and my expectations. My room was different and bigger than my travel mates, the window wasn't sealed properly the first night and so we slept terribly until we closed it. Nice furniture and accomodating. Nothing outstanding regarding service but not terrible either.
Our comments are like most complaints previously listed by other guests. Unfortunately, we stayed at this SPG property – atypical to any other SPG property I have stayed. We could easily get past the micro-room size, but the underhand money grubby tactics left a bad taste in the mouth. If you decide to move forward with staying here, I would recommend the lift upfront to have them inform you of everything they charge a “service” fee and make them hold your minibar key to mitigate a future headache there. They dispatch an employee throughout the day to “replenish” the minibar (we didn’t use/monitor the thing) and if you are like us and primarily use Reykjavik as a base for day trips outside the city, who knows how many times they go in your room throughout the day carrying out this initiative. I do not want to post without positives – the 101 Hotel does not charge for towel/in-room bathroom use, great location for tour pickups, and there is a personal safe in the room.
Reykjavik is not a large city by any means, but the 101 is very well located. The hotel has a very modern look to it with comfortable rooms. As a Design Hotel, there aren't any Marriott Elite benefits to the property, but for a short stay, it was worthwhile.
I booked this as a top end boutique hotel treat for my wife's birthday. It was a Saturday night.
The positives first, great central location, if your looking for bars and clubs, this seems well located. We liked the design and style and size of the rooms.
The biggest problem we had is noise. There is a club next door that plays music until 1pm, even with a change of room you can hear the bass through the fabric of the building. There is also a bar downstairs which has noise levels similar to most city centre bars. this too travels up through the building via the stairwell. On top of that, the street noise is unbelievable, despite being double glazed, you hear the cacophony of street life until the very early hours and every vehicle travelling in the street below. We've stayed in lots of city centre hotels around the world and at home in the UK and never had this noise problem before so I'm confident that this is a lack of soundproofing issue in the hotel. We stay in central london, Newcastle and Manchester hotels regularly on business and have never had this issue, even in budget hotels. You'll also hear noise from the rooms above and below as people decide to re-arrange the furniture after a night out.
Stayed at the Foss Hotel two days early, slept like a baby and didn't hear a thing.
Be careful with the room toiletries! Some (the ones you would like to use) are chargeable, generally in black packaging but not exclusively. They're left invitingly under the sink, along with slippers, dressing gowns and towels. There was one minute pot of shower gel in the shower so you'd naturally assume they're included, especially at £300/night without breakfast. They're not, and they're expensive and it would be easy to miss the price list at the bottom of the basket under the free shower caps and sewing kits.
I also understand comments on other reviews about the front desk. They only come out to it if you go and stand there and talk loudly to get their attention. The guy on check-in at just before 4pm was borderline rude. Certainly indifferent. The guy on during the evening was pleasant and polite and moved our room to try and solve the noise problem but still had a, "its a weekend in downtown Reykjavik, it's bound to be noisy" response.
Overall, a real disappointment and an expensive mistake.
Stayed at the 101 for a short stop over between US and Switzerland. The hotel was a bit difficult to find probably my fault but well worth the search effort. Lobby area was small but clean and simply appointed and connected to a reception/ sitting area that ultimately ended in the hotel's restaurant. Omar, the 101's man of the house, greeted us, gave us instructions on how to in Iceland, and offered several restaurants and attractions. Found our room to be very comfortable, extraordinarily clean, and well appointed. Would highly recommend if ever in Reykjavik.