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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
A beautiful spot in downtown Reykyavik. Half a mile from the Hallgrimskirkja church. Easy walk to Harpa, Sun Voyager, museums, swan pond and lots of others. A beautiful lobby, good restaurant and tidy, efficient rooms. Only missing a make up mirror. Otherwise, everything was excellent.
Perfect for a short stay, we were on the top floor (4) and our room was well designed in the eaves.
The room was super warm which is a delight coming in from the cold. We opened the window on a couple of nights, though it was above the air con fans it didnt affect sleep for us. Alternatively, there is a fan in the room if you're warm at night as a saturday night can be a little noisy (though nothing horrendous).
Lovely staff, lovely spa area, nice restaurant and delicious breakfast. The bar lounge menu is no longer in use despite the website still showing it online which was disappointing but the chef gave us alternatives.
Rooms lovely and clean, great hanging space and drawers etc. Maid service was excellent and linen well presented. Great location. Overall, really recommend this place and would stay again!
We had a great stay at the Thingholt. The room was clean and comfortable. The free breakfast was a great value and had many choices available. The hotel is close to shopping and restaurants downtown. Parking can be a challenge but we always found a place close by, even right in front of the hotel on 3 occasions!
Many reviews mentioned the noise from the bars in the neighborhood. We heard some noise, but it was not a big issue for us. Even with our window open. We were pretty tired from all of the activities so it did not keep us awake.
The staff was helpful and courteous. I would stay here again and recommend it.