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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


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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A 1940s printing factory-turned-design-forward hotspot near Reykjavik’s main shopping hub, Laugavegur

The Lowdown

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

CenterHotel Thingholt
Thingholtsstraeti 3-5
Reykjavik, 101 Iceland


4.5 Very Good 2209 Reviews
Cozy well placed hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Cozy, centrally located hotel. Staff are very helpful and friendly. The Rooms are cozy, a little on the small side but are well kept. The restaurant food for dinner and the breakfast buffet was excellent. Would stay here again.

Very nice hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful hotel, thank you klitsia, daniel and paul for all your professional service.
Excellent location, for hotel pick up bus station number 6 less than 5mn walk.
Restaurants, bars, stores very very near to the hotel.

Excellent location. Great Value.
Reviewed 4 days ago

Attractions, shopping and restaurants all within short walking distance from the hotel. Food is very good at the hotel restaurant, and don’t miss breakfast, it’s excellent. Staff are very friendly and helpful. We booked airport bus online to drop us off directly at the hotel, it’s worth paying a bit more for direct drop off, saves us from looking for the hotel since day light hours are short in December.

Style over substance
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic location, beautiful hotel and friendly, helpful staff.However the rooms were more style over substance meaning I wouldnt return.Awkwardly positioned head board you lose your pillows under meant not a great sleep. Leaking sink and rainfall shower would cover bathroom with water unless you were meticulously about holding the shower curtain while you shower. More hooks needed for wet towels and bulky outdoor wear in bathroom and bedroom.The spa was one of the main reasons for booking and this was shut for renovation - I'd received many emails in the run up to my trip it would be good if this had been mentioned.Overall it was not a bad hotel by any means but we were expecting more. It was an expensive trip for a significant birthday so a shame to be a little disappointed.

A few days in Iceland
Reviewed 5 days ago

We really enjoyed our stay in the hotel - the service was excellent and the staff were very helpful. also the hotel is very central and close to bus stop 6, which all the buses use for excursions and for drop off/pick p to the airport