$121 Avg/night
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CenterHotel Arnarhvoll Reykjavik

4 stars
Ingolfsstrti 1, Reykjavik, 101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
21 reviews
Great location, outstanding service

The view across the bay and of the Esja mountain from the top floor restaurant at Centerhótel... See full review

  • RajanP
  • Nov 6, 2013
Superb, great views and location

Fantastic value, great breakfast, clean, modern, location is great and loads of easy parking... See full review

  • Spadeyo
  • Jun 3, 2013
The hotel, right in the Reykjavik city center, boasts modern Scandinavian design, providing guests with a sophisticated and stylish environment. Excellent location, personal service and breathtaking view overlooking the Reykjavik bay and the mountain ridges beyond are just the beginning of what you can expect when staying in CenterHotel Arnarhvoll.

Hotel Map

64.1491 -21.9307
Area served
Reykjavik.
Nearby airports
Reykjavk (RKV) 2.2 km, Keflavik (KEF) 37.4 km.
Area description
Located on a side street to Reykjavik's main shopping street, Laugavegur, the hotel offers an ideal location for exploring the historic centre; shops, restaurants, cafs, bars, night life and main attractions can all be found within easy walking distance.

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CenterHotel Arnarhvoll Reykjavik Rooms

Standard Room
These comfortable rooms are furnished with a working desk with wired internet access, double or twin bed from and decorated in a Scandinavian contemporary design. Our Standard Rooms represent excellent value and simple high-quality comfort in a quality hotel. All rooms have tiled heated floors, seating area, feather duvets, internet access, minibar, flat screen TV, some rooms have bath tubs but most are equipped with walk-in showers. The maximum occupancy in a double room is 2 adults.
Deluxe Room
These comfortable rooms are furnished with a working desk with wired internet access, double or twin bed and decorated in a Scandinavian contemporary design. All our De Luxe Rooms are twin or double rooms facing the waterfront with its stunning views of the harbor and Mt. Esja. The maximum occupancy in a double room is 3 adults (1 person in extra bed). All rooms have tiled heated floors, seating area, feather duvets, internet access, minibar, flat screen TV, some rooms have bath tubs but most are equipped with walk-in showers.

Amenities

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
General
Concierge
Activities
Spa
Dining
Free buffet breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • National Theatre of Iceland: 0.1 mi
  • Reykjavík Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Hallgrimskirkja: 0.5 mi
  • Landakot's Church: 0.6 mi
  • Skólavörðustígur: 0.6 mi
  • Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík: 0.7 mi
  • National Museum: 0.7 mi
  • National and University Library of Iceland: 0.9 mi
  • Iceland Academy of the Arts: 0.9 mi
  • West Iceland: 1 mi
  • Laugavegur: 1 mi
  • The Saga Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Nautholsvík Thermal Beach: 1.4 mi
  • Reykjavik City Theatre: 1.6 mi
  • Kringlan: 1.8 mi
  • National Theatre of Iceland: 0.1 mi
  • Reykjavík Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Hallgrimskirkja: 0.5 mi
  • Landakot's Church: 0.6 mi
  • Skólavörðustígur: 0.6 mi
  • Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík: 0.7 mi
  • National Museum: 0.7 mi
  • National and University Library of Iceland: 0.9 mi
  • Iceland Academy of the Arts: 0.9 mi
  • West Iceland: 1 mi
  • Laugavegur: 1 mi
  • The Saga Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Nautholsvík Thermal Beach: 1.4 mi
  • Reykjavik City Theatre: 1.6 mi
  • Kringlan: 1.8 mi
  • Reykjavík University: 2 mi
  • Smáralind: 3.7 mi
  • Reykjavík City Museum: 3.9 mi
  • Vidistadatun Sculpture Park: 4.9 mi
  • Blue Lagoon Iceland: 24.4 mi
  • Longwave radio mast Hellissandur: 79.2 mi
  • The Family Fun Park & Zoo: 1,295.1 mi

Dining

SKY Lounge & Bar
SKY Lounge & Bar located on the top floor of CenterHotel Arnarhvoll offers the perfect setting to enjoy a drink and a lite bite with the most spectacular view over to Harpa, the new Concert Hall and the beautiful mountain range beyond. At SKY we offer a wide variety of lite bites along with our feature cocktails, fine wines and whisky. We also have a wonderful three course group menus and do welcome groups for up to 80 guests. Happy hour is at the bar every day between 17:00 and 19:00.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (21)

Ratings and reviews for CenterHotel Arnarhvoll Reykjavik

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
21 out of 21
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Loved Iceland
Madison, WI
Jul 30, 2012

Nice Location

Hotel is in a great location if you want to walk throughout the city center. Staff is pleasant and the breakfast buffet was good. Another review also mentioned the issue with the bathroom and how almost impossible it was to shower without flooding the room. This happened to us also due to the odd half shower door setup but was easily cleaned up with extra towels from front desk. Light blocking shades were good for the time of year we visited and highly appreciated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sdwein
Brooklyn, New York
Sep 14, 2014

Convenient location in Reykjavik

My wife and I enjoyed our stay at CenterHotel Arnarhvoll -- convenient location and walking distance to everything. Clean but small rooms. Nice views.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CO woman
Estes Park, CO
Jul 6, 2014

73 year old woman traveling to Ice on my own.

The location is the very best, one can walk everywhere. Staff is very helpful. The lounge, bar, SKY, is lovely, but I was led to believe that it had a restaurant. It just has bar food, so one has to go elsewhere to find a full meal. I was very disconcerted to find how small the room was. It had no closet at all, no where to hang up clothes, just some shelves. I am used to American hotels with their big closets. I lived out of my suitcase for 5 days, I adjusted, but people should be warned. The view is outstanding.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk across the street to the Harpa, one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Another NW Traveler
Seattle, WA
Jun 29, 2014

Good, not great

First of all, the location is perfect. It's on the waterfront on the edge of the downtown section. It's scenic but easy to get to and find parking. You can walk to just about anywhere you'd want to go. If that's what you want, read no farther. The rooms are good--clean and modern. They are small in typical European style, which is fine. The shower and the bathroom are one, though, so just about everything gets wet in the bathroom when you take a shower. Plus, you have to squeegee the bathroom floor after the shower so it will dry in a reasonable time. We stayed in small rooms elsewhere, but never had this issue. For the price, we expect more. Otherwise, there is a bar at the top of the hotel with nice views and a good breakfast (included). It doesn't serve dinner and it closes at 7pm anyway. There are really no other amenities to speak of: No exercise room, pool, etc. They do laundry, but it's cheaper to buy new clothes.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
RajanP
Mountain View, California
Nov 6, 2013

Great location, outstanding service

The view across the bay and of the Esja mountain from the top floor restaurant at Centerhótel Arnarhvoll is the finest in Reykjavík. Take it all in during the buffet breakfast. This hotel is among the best value deals in the city. It is within a short walking distance of the centre. The staff is courteous and efficient. The rooms are comfortable. The shower area is badly designed causing water to splash around the entire bathroom. This is the only annoyance in what is otherwise a great place to stay in in Iceland's capital.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ElleMN
Toronto
Sep 6, 2013

Reykjavik stopover

I stayed here for only one night, and chose it because of its proximity to the water. Room was clean and comfortable, fairly quiet, although Wifi was very spotty. Breakfast in the morning was great, with excellent views.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jine
Chelmsford
Sep 2, 2013

Mr

The Hotel Room had all the basic facilities including a Fridge . Perhaps better if they had a cupboard Overall it was comfortable , well located close to shopping area friendly staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Good seafood Restaurant

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
orchid
Aylesbury UK
Aug 22, 2013

Long weekend

Very small rooms no cupboards or storage space room was very hot and uncomfortable will not book this again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Noswello
Boston, MA
Aug 2, 2013

Absolutely love Iceland

We had a great view. The location was close to everything. Staff was very helpful and the room was very clean and comfortable. The spa is nice but it would be nicer if the hot spring continuously moved through water filter .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Not Applicable

To American travelers: carry a extra bag when shopping. It does not cost much but in the spirit of conservation shopping bags are not free in Iceland. I bought a sweater for over $200 but the bag was still not free.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MangoSmoothie
Chicago
Jun 26, 2013

4 nights in Iceland

Stayed here for 3 nights and 1 night in a different hotel while on a stopover in Iceland in June. Rooms are small but efficiently laid out which seems to be typical for the region, perfectly nice and clean with a modern touch. Located at the edge of the main part of town, near a fairly busy street which takes away some charm. But nice happy hour with great views of the harbor and lots of options at breakfast. Staff was helpful with questions, restaurant suggestions. Would definitely recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Thimbleanna
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Jun 5, 2013

Wonderful Hotel

We stayed one night at Center Hotel Arnarhvoll. We were staying at the Center Hotel Thingholt (another great hotel) and at the last minute booked an extra night -- this hotel was available. The location is perfect and the view looking out over the harbor and the Harpa Center was beautiful. Rooms were clean and modern and staff was very friendly and helpful. This location would be a little better than Center Hotel Thingholt on a Saturday night when everyone parties all night. Very Highly Recommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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