Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
- Free WiFi
With a stay at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, you’ll be centrally located in Reykjavik, steps from Reykjavik Harbour and minutes from Vikin Maritime Museum. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Reykjavik City Library and Landakotskirkja.
Make yourself at home in one of the 147 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have showers and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, housekeeping is provided daily, and you can request irons/ironing boards.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a 24-hour fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk.
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I really liked staying at this hotel as it was casual and friendly but also clean and functional. It was slightly strange not to have tea/coffee making facilities in my room but a sign did say guests could ask for this, which I didn’t get around to as I was so busy on tours throughout the day. Some fun decor and very central for the city.
Great hotel in the marina area. A bit quirky with wooden figures sitting around the fireplace. Nice bar area and a really nice breakfast buffet. Rooms are a decent size and are very comfortable. The location was convenient to restuarants and the opera house.
Booked the hotel back in October. Was concerned it would not be what I wanted. But, I was pleasantly surprised. If I a very clean place. The rooms are typical euro- sized, but dill equipped. Two of the receptionists stood out- Tino and Juan.
They were always pleasant, helpful, cheerful and full of information. This hotel does not follow the sterile approach to decorating and staffing. Everyone is pleasant- most are above the call of the job helpful.
The location is easy walking distance to all of the bars, restaurants and night life you could want
We stayed here for 5 nights in January 2019, the location right on the harbour with a few minutes walk in the city cannot be faulted.
We stayed on the 3rd floor overlooking the harbour which was quiet. We heard from other residents that the rooms on the lower floors facing the street were noisy. I would recommend asking for a room overlooking the harbour on a higher floor, say level 2, 3 or 4.
There are no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms, however you can ask for a kettle and cups at reception. Everything is expensive in Iceland so take your own tea/coffee.
The hotel has happy hours in the early evening and again late evening. Ask bar staff when they are. Also, if you choose not to have your room cleaned for a day you will receive money off vouchers which you can use at the bar.
The rooms have very small bathrooms with frosted glass walls, if you require some privacy whilst using the rest room don’t stay at this hotel. The rooms could also do with a mirror outside of the bathroom.
There are no wardrobes and no drawers, just a small hanging area for coats and a couple of items. Be prepared to live from your suitcase.
This place is ideal for a short break of 2-3 days because of its location, quirky decor and the staff are friendly and helpful. Iceland is very expensive, most things are triple the cost in the UK so be prepared.
We visited Iceland in March 2017 as a family - ages between early forties and mid seventies - and all of us loved the hotel. The quirkiness, the service from the staff, the rooms and the food was all excellent and I would highly recommend the country and this hotel.
A few pointers if you are planning a trip to Iceland...
Booze - it's expensive. Very expensive.
Two tips - the first is to buy duty free either at your home airport or at Reykjavik airport when you land. We bought some gin and a couple of bottles of wine which we quietly sipped in one of the many small hotel sitting rooms in the evening (sorry Management - although we did buy your tonic!).
The second top tip is to get an App called 'Appy Hour' - this tracks the many Reykjavik bars and their happy hour times - two for one drinks etc - all helps keep the cost down and a great way to see the city as you stumble from one bar to the next!
Northern Lights - we were very lucky to see then twice when we went late March. There is a web site you can find that tracks the weather conditions and the likelihood of seeing the Aurora - keep an eye on it and plan your northern lights excursion accordingly.
Getting around - we hired a car - it was cheap (relatively) but more importantly Iceland was a really easy place to drive - so don't be put off. You can follow the tours round the Golden Circle or even plan your own tour. Also a top tip with a car is that it makes seeking the Aurora easier - just wait for the right conditions and jump in the car and head out of the city - the Hotel staff can tell you the best spots and most are only 10 to 15 minutes away - or just follow an expensive tour and leave when you want to not when the tour tells you too.
The best tip of all is to just go - don't be put off by the cost - Iceland is beautiful and the people welcoming and friendly. Enjoy making memories and taking stunning pictures along the way!