What We Love
- Cutting-edge Icelandic design
- Nightly happy hour in the chic Thingholt Bar
- Within walking distance of some of Reykjavik’s best boutiques and bars
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- There’s no restaurant, only a café and lobby bar, but room service is available
- Airport transportation is available at an extra charge
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
L.A.-based Icelandic architect Gulla Jonsdottir is behind the distinctive look of the 52-room CenterHotel Thingholt hotel, which is housed in a 1940s converted printing factory. Luxe textures are the cornerstone here: The floors and lobby walls are made of leather tiles, and there’s a long, black lava textured wall at the entrance that’s covered by trickling water and hung with dark glass masks representing the hidden people of Iceland. Some guestrooms are decked out with rock-star pieces like white leather sofas, cowskin rugs and deep-soaking bathtubs. And the hotel’s location can’t be beat; it’s near nighttime revelry and Iceland’s trendiest shopping district, Laugavegur.
In the Area
Soak up Icelandic culture at the nearby National Museum of Iceland, whose permanent collection traces the history of the nation from settlement to present day. Shop for offbeat pieces on lively Laugavegur, Reykjavik’s main shopping strip, where you can pick up avant-garde knits from Elm Design Team, stock up on conservation-starting groceries at century-old supermarket Verslunin Vísir and browse the well-curated shelves at Kisan, Thorunn Anspach and Olivier Brémond’s hip concept store. Finally, slip into cult subterranean bar Kofi Tómasar frænda for snacks and coffee (or something stronger.)
How to Get There
We were very satisfied with staying at CenterHotel Tingholt. Our room was very nice with all facilites needed. Only one thing was missing - a make up mirror. It was difficult to do the make up since the mirror was behind the toilet which made it very tricky... Otherwise the hotel really met our expectations. Breakfast was excellent. Lobby very cozy and cool. Very nice lady at the reception who made her outmost to help us with going to the Blue Lagoon. We are SO satisfied and would love to come back one day!
Lovely hotel , enjoyed the steam room. The breakfast was included in the price, lots of salmon & other bits . The bed rooms were ok , the bathroom was behind a frosty glass windows , odd but Ok. The location is great for local restaurants and bars .
We went to Reykjavik recently for 4 days and stayed in the CenterHotel Thingholt. The hotel was lovely, warm and friendly staff. The breakfast was great.
We went on several trips which I would recommend. Firstly we went on a tour of the city and the guide was very interesting and showed us places we would never have seen on our own, like the house of the Prime Minister.
Then we went on a Whale spotting trip. This was great and the marine biologist, I think his name was Jonathan, was so interesting and funny. We were ages before we saw a whale but he kept everyone going. He was so passionate about the sea life and wanted us to tell everyone that whale meat is not what Icelandic people eat.
We went to see the Northern Lights but didn't see them the first night so they said we could come back the next night free of charge. We saw them the second night and it was an amazing sight. The sky was green and then the lights began to dance - just amazing. The guide was so delighted for us to have seen them. Lovely people. The best tour was the Golden Circle and swimming in the Secret Lagoon. All of it was wonderful and I would recommend it to everyone
A lovely hotel but I’ve booked to go back to Reykjavik in 2020 and have chosen somewhere different. The pluses are - it’s really stylish. A central location. A small but nice spa. Great staff. Especially Clizia who changed my airport transfer by phone for me. The bath was large and a super powerful shower. Really nice. However - a small room. I found it ok as just myself but I think you’d be stepping over suitcases if two of you in a standard room. I asked for a quiet room and it was, but two couples at breakfast were telling me the nightclub kept them awake until 5am. Also up a hill and coaches (understandably) can’t go down the small road so you have to go to a bus stop and have a 1/2 hour window to be collected by tours (unless, from my experience, Superjeep and Airport Direct who are allowed downt the toad as small enough vehicles). I changed my airport transfer to the Airport Direct as I couldn’t face dragging my case in the snow to the bus stop and standing there in the cold. Now I’ve booked to go back more hotels are available as so far ahead and I think Thingholt seems quite pricy in comparison. But certainly no regrets staying there.
perfect location, good breakfast, comfortable, clean. Definitely recommend. Very welcoming and helpful staff. They helped book several tours for us and had no problem doing all our printing. Location was just off main shopping street and meant most things were in walking distance. Only point to note was that our room had a frosted glass wall between the bathroom and bedroom which may not be ideal for people who aren't a couple but a cool feature for us.