Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
What We Love
- Plus and Executive Plus Rooms overlook the Akrafjall and Esja mountains or Faxaflói Bay
- The cozy library features a fire made from volcanic ash
What To Know
- It's a 15-minute walk or a 10-minute free bus ride to/from the center of Reykjavik
- Hot tub massages are offered at the spa
- Access to the spa (including steam baths, hot tubs and a log cabin sauna) is an additional $30 per person
- The hotel's award-winning restaurant, VOX, gets busy so you may need to book.
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Sleek and modern, the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica makes a great base for exploring Iceland’s quirky capital city. The contemporary guestrooms feature blond wood floors and cream walls dotted with Icelandic photography, and the all-white bathrooms are equipped with Peter Thomas Roth toiletries. Book a Plus or an Executive Plus Room for views of the Akrafjall and Esja mountains, or Faxaflói Bay. The communal areas are chic and elegantly designed; the sprawling lobby has a cozy living room feel, with bookshelves stuffed with curios, maps of Iceland and comfy armchairs. But the hotel’s standout amenity is the spa, which features indoor and outdoor hot tubs, two aroma steam rooms and plenty of massage options. After a treatment curl up with a book by the fire made out of volcanic ash in the library, or head to Vox, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant and bar; a top people-watching spot, it also serves a delicious weekend brunch.
In the Area
The hotel is a 15-minute walk or a 10-minute free shuttle bus ride from Reykjavik’s eclectic and arty center. The property also provides a free bus card to let guests access various local attractions. The nearest thermal bath is Laugardalslaug, which features an outdoor pool, steam baths and a water slide; the famous Blue Lagoon Spa is around a 40-minute drive away. There are plenty of outdoor activities nearby, including hiking and horseback riding. For a true taste of Iceland head to Sjavargrillid, a popular eatery, or Fridrik V, which serves Scandinavian cuisine. Culture vultures should pay a visit to the National Gallery or the popular open-air Folk Museum.
How to Get There
Sadly a very poor customer service experience. After getting home and noticing a £50 (ISK7,910) meal charged to my account in error I phoned the hotel on 3 occasions over 4 days and was reassured I would get an email/ phone call response. Nothing. Then an email to explain the issue - also no response. As a Diamond member for many years I am used to excellent Hilton experience, but on this occasion rather than "say it and we'll sort it", it has been "say it as much as like, we;'ll really not interested".
Our room was on 9th floor. It was clean, bright with a good view. Good thing was there were two sofas which means we can both have a comfortable seat after a tiring tour. The Executive lounge provides plentiful snacks during happy hour. Great breakfast however I would prefer the fried eggs to be prepared on order rather than pre-cooked.
We stayed three nights following a cruise and at the beginning of an extended trip to Iceland. When we arrived, the rooms for the other guests with whom we were traveling were ready, but ours was shown as “dirty.” So they changed us to a different room. Then the keys didn’t work. The room was comfortable, but the wallpaper was peeling in places, and just some details showed a need for care and tending. The location is great and the breakfast in Vox was delicious. I think if we return to Reykjavík another time, we will search for a different location.
This hotel offers the expected Hilton amenities, in addition to free parking, a muted decor, original Icelandic art in public spaces and guest rooms, and a helpful, friendly staff. It is away from the downtown scene, which can be a positive or a negative. We were on the sixth floor, and the views across the sound were splendid
Room had a safe, frig, sufficient and convenient outlets for charging, was well lighted and had comfortable beds. Spa and beauty treatments available for extra cost. Great breakfast buffet with anything you could want. Fast elevators. Service for dinner for our group was quite slow. Pleasant staff