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CenterHotel Plaza

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The room was very clean and comfortable, I would only recommend a look at the bottom of the shower to stop the minor leaks in the seal along the bottom. Other than that it was a great room in a great hotel in an amazing city.

My second stay at the CenterHotel Plaza. My first time was in March 2013. They did some remodeling since then which reduced the size of the rooms and eliminated three quarters of the food offerings of the Breakfast buffet. This time we had a "superior" twin room. According to their description "superior" rooms have a view. So, anyway, after arriving quite early (8:30 am local time), we paid the early check in fee of 30 Euro and were given a "Superior" room which overlooked a sheltered walkway and was a little bigger than a postage stamp. I told them I needed a bigger room and also told them there was no "view." One of the young women from the Reception Desk escorted me to show me the "superior" rooms that were available for early check in. We selected Room 303 which has a sensational view overlooking Ingólfur Square and a tub shower in the roomy bathroom. Perfect! We spent our unwinding time after our activities sitting in our room, looking out at the people coming and going in the square. The breakfast was more than adequate with hot and cold cereals, yogurts, fresh fruits, boiled and scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, several types of bread and rolls, etc., etc., etc. There is also a bar in the lobby. The staff were very pleasant and happy to do whatever they can to make their guests happy. There are many restaurants, a bank, bars, a souvenir store, convenience store less than a block away & a Tourist Information nearby. Heaven in Iceland.

This hotel is in a great location. We walked everywhere! The rooms are nice, clean, and spacious. The continental breakfast is delicious with many options. Great stay overall!

Pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Well staffed with pleasant and helpful personnel 24/7. The central location was perfect and within easy walking distance to many restaurants and clubs. Good water pressure for showers. Also, not to be forgotten was the great breakfast included in the price - it included hot frittata eggs, bacon, sausage, hot oatmeal, wonderful assortment of fresh breads, toast, fruits, etc. The breakfast area was large and clean - no problem finding an empty table.

Very helpful English speaking front desk agents made our visit more pleasant.

The Centerhotel Plaza is in a perfect location to walk to all the great shops and restaurants in Reykjavik. The room was comfortable but not what you would consider elegant at all. The floors need work and the shower was a bit small with no shelves to put anything on. The room was pin drop quiet at night and the staff was friendly and helpful. A great and plentiful breakfast was served each morning. Bedding and towels where clean and adequate. It is located next to a tourist office where you can book anything you need.

Took local tours ate in nearby restaurants each night - will return to Iceland! For anyone who enjoys the diversity of terrain and climate, Iceland is a must. Iceland Air's deal for allowing 7-day layovers between US and Europe is outstanding.

Central location was perfect for the first two nights in Iceland. Comfortable rooms and relatively quiet. Front desk staff was very helpful upon check in. Only issue I had is that we booked thinking that parking was included (based on the amenity description). It is not. If you have a vehicle, you'll need to pay for parking in the garage around the corner.

The hotel staff was great and the location was perfect. I would recommend getting a room in the newer part of the hotel, hose rooms are a little nicer.

I wanted to check in early, but my room was not ready. Finally, they let me check in 50 minutes early. Got into the room and discovered it was like someone's attic addition. I had a twin bed, but the ceiling was only full height on one side of the room as it slanted down on the other side to about 3 feet from the floor. The only place that I could stand was on one side of the room and in the two dormers, which, lucky for me was in the shower, toilet, and desk. Tiny room and if youre over 4 foot tall, you will not stand up much. Considering the $300/day cost I felt i should have been able to stand up everywhere. The location is great and central to everything, but the room was on a courtyard that could be very loud, especially on culture night. Great wifi, staff helpful. I will not stay here again, but would opt instead for a Center hotel away from the noise and with full sized rooms.

This hotel is centrally located and was a very good deal. A parking garage is just one block away. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Our only complaint is that the shower was a little bit tight.

The staff was nice and were very accommodating to our requests. The location was perfect and you can walk to many interesting sites. The only downside was the other guest who were loud and rude late at night.

Like many of our vacations, we chose not to rent a car and see the city and surroundings on foot or bus. The location on the city center square can't be beat. Restaurants and shops are everywhere, range from fast food to elegant. Note that nothing in Reykjavik is cheap, but this was very reasonable. Wonderfully friendly English speaking staff and a _very_ good included breakfast buffet with everything from herring to bacon and muesli through veggies. The room wasn't large or fancy and had some pealing paint (not a lot), but felt clean and cozy. Natural hot spring water for the showers was a unique, but not unpleasant experience. Do expect the classic "rotten eggs" sulfur smell of a hot spring, but we didn't find it objectionable and you never ran out!. Sandwich place in the plaza is great for late night munchies. "Tapas" restaurant just around the corner is a very good somewhat trendy place. Price was also quite good, so would definitely use this hotel again.

Location was great. Staff friendly and helpful. Affordable price. Free full continental breakfast. 2 minutes from bus line that all day trip tours leave from. During summer though shades are not blackout shades, so bring a sleep mask and ask the hotel for a fan because frooms can get quite warm (no a/c).

It's a good value in a great location. The rooms, however, aren't in fantastic shape, and you'd do well to request a room in the newer wing of the hotel. The older rooms (which we were originally placed in, and requested a new room due to the refrigerator not working) are pretty beat up. Cheap wood furniture decorates the older rooms, most of it with dents and scuffs. Decor in the older rooms would be classifed as minimal; you pretty much get a TV (an old one at that), a nightstand and a bed that's very soft. The new wing of the hotel, by contrast, is much nicer, with modern fixtures, a mounted HDTV, new bathrooms, and new plush carpeting. Usually I"m not a fan of carpeting in hotels, but it works here.

The hotel was unlike it was described in their on-line posting. No robes, no facial tissues, inconsistent changing of towels (which were very thin and ordinary). The staff was great and helpful, but the first room they placed me in had a small window the looked out on a grey cement wall about 10 feet away. It was not what I intended to book. I managed to get my room changed on the third day of my stay - up to the fifth floor, corner room, looking out on the plaza. Hard to open the window though, the piece that allows it to be opened all the way was missing. The maid finally took the information book in the room and used it as a substitute for the missing piece. Breakfast was awful. used it once and went out for a yogurt the rest of my 18 day stay.

Hotel is clean and staff are nice and helpful. Breakfast is good. Room was small but clean and beds were confortable. Price was reasonable. Not a fancy hotel but a hotel to be recommended.

I was in town on business. The Central Plaza Hotel was convenient to the place of business as well as being centrally located and within easy walking to all downtown shopping, dinning and sites of interest. Staff were very helpful and pleasant and the breakfast was very good.

The hotel was great... they let me check in early and the room was a clean, simple, Scandanavian design. The front desk was helpful and polite. And the breakfast was more than adequate and full of various options.

2nd trip to Center Plaza in 4 months, very close to shops, eating places and bars. Water front only a 5 min. walk away. Great Lamb soup at Icelandic Bar , next to Hotel Borg, 5 mins. away.

Adalstraeti 4 Reykjavik

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Reykjavik City Hall and Hallgrimskirkja
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Reykjavik City Hall is within a 5-minute walk of CenterHotel Plaza while other popular sites like Hallgrimskirkja are within a 15-minute stroll. This 200-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a conference center. It's in central Reykjavik and also close to National Museum of Iceland and Perlan.


Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay. Entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

CenterHotel Plaza's 200 rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and phones. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers and desks are also standard.


Property features

CenterHotel Plaza features free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and a conference center. If you drive, self parking is ISK 2500 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle at scheduled times for ISK 2500 per person one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, express check-in, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Double or Twin Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for CenterHotel Plaza

Everyone (5) Couples (10) Business (3) Other (4) Friends (1)
5

a great time in reykjavik

Everyone

The room was very clean and comfortable, I would only recommend a look at the bottom of the shower to stop the minor leaks in the seal along the bottom. Other than that it was a great room in a great hotel in an amazing city.

By on Apr 14, 2017

4

great location in the city center of reykjavik.

Everyone

My second stay at the CenterHotel Plaza. My first time was in March 2013. They did some remodeling since then which reduced the size of the rooms and eliminated three quarters of the food offerings of the Breakfast buffet. This time we had a "superior" twin room. According to their description "superior" rooms have a view. So, anyway, after arriving quite early (8:30 am local time), we paid the early check in fee of 30 Euro and were given a "Superior" room which overlooked a sheltered walkway and was a little bigger than a postage stamp. I told them I needed a bigger room and also told them there was no "view." One of the young women from the Reception Desk escorted me to show me the "superior" rooms that were available for early check in. We selected Room 303 which has a sensational view overlooking Ingólfur Square and a tub shower in the roomy bathroom. Perfect! We spent our unwinding time after our activities sitting in our room, looking out at the people coming and going in the square. The breakfast was more than adequate with hot and cold cereals, yogurts, fresh fruits, boiled and scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, several types of bread and rolls, etc., etc., etc. There is also a bar in the lobby. The staff were very pleasant and happy to do whatever they can to make their guests happy. There are many restaurants, a bank, bars, a souvenir store, convenience store less than a block away & a Tourist Information nearby. Heaven in Iceland.

By , from Friendsville, PA on Jan 22, 2017

5

great location!

Everyone

This hotel is in a great location. We walked everywhere! The rooms are nice, clean, and spacious. The continental breakfast is delicious with many options. Great stay overall!

By , from Syracuse, NY on Oct 10, 2016

5

great central location.

Everyone

Pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Well staffed with pleasant and helpful personnel 24/7. The central location was perfect and within easy walking distance to many restaurants and clubs. Good water pressure for showers. Also, not to be forgotten was the great breakfast included in the price - it included hot frittata eggs, bacon, sausage, hot oatmeal, wonderful assortment of fresh breads, toast, fruits, etc. The breakfast area was large and clean - no problem finding an empty table.

By on Sep 20, 2016

4

downtown convenient hotel

Everyone

Very helpful English speaking front desk agents made our visit more pleasant.

By on Jun 28, 2016

4

a perfect location

Couples

The Centerhotel Plaza is in a perfect location to walk to all the great shops and restaurants in Reykjavik. The room was comfortable but not what you would consider elegant at all. The floors need work and the shower was a bit small with no shelves to put anything on. The room was pin drop quiet at night and the staff was friendly and helpful. A great and plentiful breakfast was served each morning. Bedding and towels where clean and adequate. It is located next to a tourist office where you can book anything you need.

By on Sep 10, 2015

5

outstanding service, friendly helpful staff

Couples

Took local tours ate in nearby restaurants each night - will return to Iceland! For anyone who enjoys the diversity of terrain and climate, Iceland is a must. Iceland Air's deal for allowing 7-day layovers between US and Europe is outstanding.

By on Sep 2, 2015

4

great location

Couples

Central location was perfect for the first two nights in Iceland. Comfortable rooms and relatively quiet. Front desk staff was very helpful upon check in. Only issue I had is that we booked thinking that parking was included (based on the amenity description). It is not. If you have a vehicle, you'll need to pay for parking in the garage around the corner.

By on Jul 23, 2015

4

great location

BusinessTravelers

The hotel staff was great and the location was perfect. I would recommend getting a room in the newer part of the hotel, hose rooms are a little nicer.

By on Nov 11, 2014

2

room built for hobbits

Singles

I wanted to check in early, but my room was not ready. Finally, they let me check in 50 minutes early. Got into the room and discovered it was like someone's attic addition. I had a twin bed, but the ceiling was only full height on one side of the room as it slanted down on the other side to about 3 feet from the floor. The only place that I could stand was on one side of the room and in the two dormers, which, lucky for me was in the shower, toilet, and desk. Tiny room and if youre over 4 foot tall, you will not stand up much. Considering the $300/day cost I felt i should have been able to stand up everywhere. The location is great and central to everything, but the room was on a courtyard that could be very loud, especially on culture night. Great wifi, staff helpful. I will not stay here again, but would opt instead for a Center hotel away from the noise and with full sized rooms.

By on Aug 25, 2014