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Hotel Kea by Keahotels

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Would give 3.5 stars if possible. Great location - just outside city center. Some parking out front but otherwise must go down a side street for free parking overnight, but need to move during the day. Otherwise average. Rooms could use some updating. Front desk staff good. No way to control temp in the room.

An excellent location near to restaurants, the pedestrian mall with it's book shops bars and atmosphere. The breakfast was excellent. However, the room seemed rather small, the bathroom rather tired and he lobby rather old-fashioned.

We're here with a group and part of the wait staff are completely willing to accommodate the dinner guests. The hotel is nice but don't eat in the restaurant. We are part of a Globus tour group. The tour director was now aware of the menu, so we had no warning of what we were being served. The starter course was raw salmon. About half the group didn't want it. One waitress replaced the salmon with soup. The other waiter would not do the replacement. Beware.

This hotel was very nice. Our room was quiet, cozy, clean, and very modern. The breakfast was lovely and delicious. Staff were friendly too. Between 4pm and 10am you can park in the lots around the area, so we were still parked pretty close. After 10 many guests leave and you can move your car to a free lot right in front (the hotel staff can tell you where). Unlike other reviewers who rated less than 5 stars for an excellent stay, we love this hotel and gladly give it 5 stars.

The location of the Kea is excellent being in the heart of Akureyri within easy walking of shops, bars, restaurants & the harbour. I was expecting a room on the small side as in most city hotels but delighted to find that we had been upgraded to what was possibly the best room in the hotel. I say room-correction, a suite. There was a bedroom, sitting room & bathroom. Apart from this special treat, the bed was comfy & the room cosy. A very good breakfast buffet was offered so overall we were very happy! Note car parking is a bit limited & mostly on the street.

Nice hotel. Pleasant and helpful staff. Excellent evening meals, well-presented. Clean bedrooms, but a little on the small side. Small bathrooms. Breakfast is good, with plenty of choice. Central to Akureyri, with shopping nearby.

The Kea has decent rooms, with small but functional bathrooms. Relatively better value than in Reykjavik. The breakfast is abundant. The (only) elevator can be crowded at peak hours. Can park nearby. Friendly and useful reception.

We stayed here for three nights as part of a Gate1 tour of Iceland. Very friendly and helpful workers at the front desk and throughout the hotel. Excellent dinner and breakfast in the dining room. Smallish dim lit room, bathroom, closets, and amenities in the room. The one big plus is the location of the hotel. As with other hotels we stayed at on this trip, the front desk has a call list to be awakened for a view of the Northern Lights. It is known as the best hotel in town. Should we come back to this part of Iceland, we would probably stay here again.

not exactly as modern as it looks on the web site, but you can't beat the location. very clean, the staff is vert friendly and helpful, and there's a nice buffet breakfast included. i wish the shower had been larger, but i enjoyed my stay.

My wife and I stayed for 4 nights as part of a Flybus tour of Northern Iceland. Like many other Icelandic hotels the standard is not as good as in other parts of Europe so do not expect this hotel to come with all the trimmings you might expect from a similar star rating elsewhere. Originally owned by the local cooperative - hence the name KEA - the hotel is not new and has limited facilities but that is not to say it is without merit and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is clean, comfortable and has extremely friendly and accommodating staff plus a good range of choice in the breakfast buffet. We paid a little more upfront for the breakfast as part of the holiday package and it was well worth it considering how expensive it is to eat out in Iceland. The hotel has an excellent central location next to the imposingly impressive church and just across the road from several good restaurants and two of the main shopping streets in Akureyri. Don't be fooled by the claim this is a city; it isn't. It is a small and friendly town and all the better for it so there is only a short walk to most of the tourist sites. The hotel has its own restaurant but we didn't use it. Others on the trip did and reported favourably on the quality of the food. We did eat at the hamburger restaurant attached to the hotel and that is recommended. If you are looking to stay in Akureyri and want a comfortable and quiet hotel in the heart of the city then I thoroughly recommend the Kea as a good sound choice.

Hafnarstraeti 87-89 Akureyri

Located within a 5-minute walk of Akureyri Church, Hotel Kea by Keahotels is within a 15-minute stroll of Akureyri Botanical Garden. This 4-star hotel has 104 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, ski-in/ski-out access, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Akureyri and also close to Jon Sveinsson Museum and University of Akureyri.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.

Hotel Kea by Keahotels's 104 rooms provide sofa beds, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and wired Internet, along with satellite TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in down comforters. Phones and desks are also standard.


Guests of Hotel Kea by Keahotels enjoy features like ski-in/ski-out access, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. If you drive, take advantage of free offsite parking. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this ski hotel include a computer station, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Property features

Room options

Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Twin 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 515 reviews