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
Great location , restaurants n pick up r closeby. However, during the week except sunday can be noisy due to bars or clubs down the streets. Wished all rooms r sound proof. Breakfast ok though they could changed a bit the menu. Room ok though bit small unless you get the junior suite.
It was clean
But the room 416 was very small for two person
The personal eat breakfast when the guest are eating and no body show on you
You want more coffee no man give you coffee the people are eating
I enjoyed this hotel despite having the smallest room on the floor. It was a little tight, and the shower was small and awkward to use, but otherwise comfortable. Great central location to walk to all the Reykjavik sights. Be aware that you are near a few bars that are open late, so there can be some street noise, though it was not excessive. The included breakfast was great - high quality and good variety. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Stylish lobby for happy hour. Only a couple blocks to bus stop 6, which is likely where you will be dropped off if taking the airport bus, and picked up for group tours. With one of the larger rooms, I would be happy to stay here again.
The hotel is in a perfect location.
The rooms are spartan and there is no a/c so you need to keep the windows open during the "night". As you're in the center of town, there are people out and bands playing until the early morning, so you will hear some of this noise.
The service is very good and the breakfast buffet is also very good.
The shower is a tub shower and awkward and there is very little closet space.
This was my second visit to CenterHotel Thingholt and it was better than the last. The staff is some of the best I've ever come across...room was wonderful, very chic & relatively spacious for a European hotel. BUT what I would like to highlight MOST in this review is their INCREDIBLE hospitality!
We were supposed to fly out on a Sunday...a huge snow storm hit & all flights were cancelled. We had already checked out at that point. We found out roads and everything was shut down heading to the airport. Get BACK to the hotel because at this point we were homeless! We explained the situation, they didn't have rooms available at that point, NO hotels AT ALL available in Reykjavik because everyone was stuck themselves.
They were SO incredibly kind. They said please enjoy the lobby, we will store your luggage, we can try and get you a room in another place in the city, they let us use the spa and showers in the spa area, we were able to basically just hang out in their beautiful lobby all day! AND night! Everything closes early on Sunday so they said you are more than welcome to crash on the lobby couch if we can't find you anything!
10pm....concierge said let me look again....BOOM! A room became available IN the hotel! AND we weren't homeless anymore and they honored the same price we paid for our previous room even though it was a better room. AMAZING staff and sooo accommodating & friendly and wonderful hospitality.
So...would like to say just for that & their generosity to our situation will make me always recommend this hotel and won't stay anywhere else when we plan on visiting again.
Short list of other amazing features:
Outstanding Customer Service