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Icelandair Hotel Akureyri

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Really nice modern hotel - great staff, comfortable rooms, very clean, lots of free parking, and nice breakfasts. Also very convenient walking distance of around 5 minutes into the centre of town and the main shopping restaurant street. ( but be aware it is at the top of a steep hill which could challenge some people on the return - however it can also be navigated via another slighter longer route) It is also across the road from one of Iceland's great public heated pools / spas. If your visiting Akureyri for a few days I would highly recommend this as a great base. Would definitely return.

We stayed for 2 nights during our trip in Iceland. I booked the deluxe room and it was a good choice. Room was comfortable, great views, separate bathroom from the washroom, comfy bed. We had full breakfast buffet included, ate a dinner in the hotel's restaurant and we're pretty happy with both. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

Very nice, upscale, and clean hotel. Centrally located and easy to walk all over town from here. The room was really perfect - a nice comfy bed, a clean couch, and a great mountain view. I'd love to stay here again! The check in staff was helpful and pointed us in a great direction for dinner.

The rooms are very comfortable and offer plenty of storage. Soap, shampoo and conditioner are all L'Occitane brand and conveniently fitted in the room. Plenty of towels, pillows and comforters. The radiator in the room keeps the temperature perfect. If you are a light sleeper, bring an eyeshade because the green light on the smoke detectors strobe very brightly!! Otherwise, the black out curtains block all streetlights very well. Located at the top of a hill next to downtown Akureyri, the walk to the main church, the art museum and downtown is about 5 minutes. Breakfast is good, but make sure it's included in your rate. Simple Nordic breakfast, minus the salmon and pickled herring. The breakfast bliss and self-make pancakes are also nice.

New appearing hotel with modern decor. Rooms were compact. In our room, the bathroom layout was unusual with the shower in 1 corner of the bedroom and the toilet / sink in the other corner of the bedroom. The toilet was partitioned by a sliding glass door which did a poor job of isolating the toilet from the rest of the bedroom. The bed was comfortable however there was a shelf positioned above the bed which I nearly banged my head on several times while reading. Our room rate unfortunately did not include breakfast (indeed, the 2 Icelandair Hotels that we stayed in were the only to not include breakfast on our entire trip) and this definitely reduced the value of the stay. At the time we wished to depart, there weren't many cafes in town that were open yet, requiring us to modify our travel itinerary.

I would recommend his hotel. The room was kind of small but very efficiently designed. It was perfect for me. It had everything I needed. The hotel staff was very friendly. The room was exceptionally clean. The breakfast dining area and dishes were very clean. It is conveniently located to town and airport.

This is a really nice hotel, the rooms are well laid out & clean, as is everything in Iceland. The staff are really helpful & English is their second language. The restaurant is fantastic, for a hotel .... quite surprising. It is SO much easier to eat in the hotel, there really isn't too much in town & it's quite a walk. I recommend the fish & chips, trust me, lovely... nom nom! Happy hour is a must, suddenly the drinks become affordable! They are half price hence why the very sociable reception area with its comfy sofas suddenly becomes packed... not a chair free anywhere and people hovering to see which table is free next. So make sure you get there ahead of the happy hour ( it was 4-6 when I visited ) Room tip, ask for a room overlooking the ski slope ( even numbers I think ). We saw the Northern Lights from our bed & watched them for over an hour dancing above the mountain. The only slight, and I do mean slight problem I could see with the room is the frosted glass door into the bathroom. Its just a bit....well...impersonal.... that's all. Highly recommend this lovely hotel. Book it & go 😀

Rooms are a little larger than standard Icelandic hotel rooms. More the size of chain motels in the U.S. The hotel is about 5 miles from Akureyri, so you get a nice view of the northern lights if they are out. The cable had not yet been hooked up, even though the hotel was over a year old. That didn't matter to us because we don't speak Icelandic anyway. A taxi ride into the city was $50USD round-trip. It's very much worth it if you have the time. The city is quaint and clean with many shops, restaurants, parks, and cool things to see. There was only one person at the front desk and there was always a line of people waiting to ask her questions or report problems. The breakfast was paltry and cold. Even for free, it was disappointing.

This hotel was about a 5 minute walk into town on a fairly steep hill. It is located across the street from the geo-swimming pool. The front desk staff was very friendly and gave good suggestions. Rooms were small but adequate. Would stay here again and would definitely recommend.

This was the 3rd Icelandair Hotel we had stayed in and it was by far the most modern. Location is convenient by car, with car park. 15minute walk to city centre. Rooms were modern and nicely designed. I liked the small table overlying the bed - can do work or to eat. The only downside was the shower and bathroom set up. They are behind the bed but in 2 separate compartments (1 toilet, 1 shower). The shower has a curtain but does not have a door. Also when using the shower, there is no barrier so the water pools beyond where you think it should go and your floormat will get wet. Apart from this, it was a very comfortable stay. Bonus was the Northern Lights - we saw glimmers of it outside our window and from the carpark!

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88% of guests recommend this hotel

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