Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina Non Refundable
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Located in the up and coming downtown harbor district, the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina is not just another hotel in Reykjavik. Instead, this hotel which opened in the spring of 2012 strives to deliver a more authentic Reykjavik experience, by synthesizing the city’s rich maritime history with its colourful, vibrant and modern present day culture. The Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina is probably the only hotel in the world where you can almost touch the huge vessels in the dry-dock, but the main entrance of the hotel is on the north side of the hotel.
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, which is just a stone’s throw from the capital’s attractions, is situated in a completely renovated four-story building that has become a landmark among local residents as it is located next to the historical, and still fully functioning, dry-dock called Slippur. With an emphasis on blending the dynamic, creative atmosphere of this rapidly developing district with the country’s strong fishing traditions, the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina offers everyone the opportunity to see and experience the capital at its most creative and colourful.
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina offers colourful and quirky design both inside and out. The lobby and other common areas are bright and whimsical, and feature colourful wallpaper, locally-sourced antiques and other fanciful odds and ends – bland and uniform it is not. But, the hotel also strives to be warm and inviting and features lots of comfortable, cozy seating and other private areas as well as a large fireplace.
Other amenities include a tour booking service at the front desk, a canteen (open 24 hours), a delicious and affordable menu and at Slippbarinn you have an extensive menu of wine and coktails. The hotel also features a small theater where you can watch Icelandic films (with English subtitles) a nd a nice gym so you can work off all the tasty Icelandic treats you’ll be eating.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 106
- 24 hour front desk
- Lift to all Floors
- Air Conditioned Public Areas
- Concierge Desk
- Internet Access
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Name: Reykajvik Airport
- Distance: 6 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 06:00
- Monday to Friday: 06:00
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 10:00
- Monday to Friday: 10:00
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Nearest Airport Name: Reykajvik Airport Distance: 6 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 1906 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Strange setup, good location
Stay Date: 03/2017, paulawiddowson wrote this review.
The standard rooms are very small and quite basic. The wifi is a bit of a faff and the staff are not that interested. The bar was good and the service in the bar was good. The general room spread across the entire ground floor, there's a library, res… See more
The standard rooms are very small and quite basic. The wifi is a bit of a faff and the staff are not that interested. The bar was good and the service in the bar was good. The general room spread across the entire ground floor, there's a library, restaurant, bar, communal table, fire pit 3 lounges..... Collapse
Good but lacking
Stay Date: 03/2017, mrporky wrote this review.
This is a quirky and friendly hotel, which is located in the heart Reykjavik. The reception area and lobby are cosy and well furnished (with firepit) The bar is located to the left of the main entrance and offers customers a warm, vibrant atmosphere… See more
This is a quirky and friendly hotel, which is located in the heart Reykjavik. The reception area and lobby are cosy and well furnished (with firepit) The bar is located to the left of the main entrance and offers customers a warm, vibrant atmosphere to enjoy a large international selection of drinks, but gets extremely busy during happy hour (as you'd expect). We were not told about happy hour during check in, but this information is located inside your key cardholder. The rooms are standard sized for a European hotel and are clear and minimalist, much like the bathroom. The bathroom contains a shower only (standard and a "rain head shower"), which was a welcomed feature. We enjoyed sleeping in the high thread count quality bedding. However, we did not appreciate being given a twin room with beds pushed together. However, nothing quite topped the sign that proudly sits where a safe and fridge should be stating that eventually maintenance will get around to installing said items at somepoint. Overall, the hotel is lovely, with some excellent facilities and features, but given the prices they charge, we found it sadly lacking. Collapse
Excellent location, great service
Stay Date: 03/2017, Patricia M wrote this review.
I had a delightful stay at this hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the cafe each morning for breakfast and the cocktail bar in the evenings. I liked my room - spacious, clean, and modern. I had a room on the second floor facing … See more
I had a delightful stay at this hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the cafe each morning for breakfast and the cocktail bar in the evenings. I liked my room - spacious, clean, and modern. I had a room on the second floor facing the street, so there was some traffic noise. It didn't bother me at all, but upgrade to a marina view room if you need it quieter. Collapse
Stay Date: 03/2017, marc1976 wrote this review.
I stayed at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina from March 20, 2017 through March 23, 2017 in rooms 236 and 237 along with my wife and two young daughters. Overall we very much enjoyed our stay. I cannot say how much we paid per night because we … See more
I stayed at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina from March 20, 2017 through March 23, 2017 in rooms 236 and 237 along with my wife and two young daughters. Overall we very much enjoyed our stay. I cannot say how much we paid per night because we bought an Icelandair package where airfare from Orlando, hotel, two free tours, free luggage check, and all fees and taxes were just $743 per person. We arrived very early in the morning (around 9 am), but were able to get one of our rooms within about 20 minutes. Both rooms were a standard, but acceptable size for a European hotel room. The beds were very comfortable with many pillows. The heat worked very well. Room 236 was slightly smaller, but had a beautiful view of the marina. Room 237 was across the hall, was larger, and bordered the street. Some other guests have complained that there was too much noise from the street, but I did not find that to be the case at all. The bathrooms were very clean. I especially liked the overhead showers and the hot water came on instantly. I was impressed with the high quality of the L'Occitane shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner. The bathroom was on the small side, but again, very normal and decent for a European hotel room. The bathroom doors do not fully close and there is an opening for the door handle, so you might have some privacy issues with room guests you’re not very close with. It also came with a hair dryer and enough towels. We had a small balcony of about 1 foot, but we used it like it was a refrigerator. The television, which was very large, only had a few English channels (BBC Earth and Euro News), but some Icelandic channels carried English programming with Icelandic subtitles. I actually enjoyed being forced to watch some of the many other European channels, which made me feel more immersed in Iceland/Europe. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They were able to help us with many requests for booking tours and transportation and even tried to help us when they did not know the answers off the top of their heads, like the bus number to the zoo and departure times. They always had ample staff on hand so there was never any long period of waiting for assistance. I liked the odd layout of the hotel. It was constructed in 2012 from an old paint factory, so it's very long. There are lots of little different public rooms on the first floor. They have a small gym our girls liked which had treadmills, weights, and a rock wall. We were looking to not go crazy spending-wise, so we skipped the breakfast buffet, which is about $27.00 per person. We did not drink at the bar, but met Alana, a very nice and helpful bartender there. I also liked the small fireplaces they had to warm up against when coming in from the cold. They had one free internet station, which was perfect for me because I do not own a smart phone and it was almost always available. Wifi worked well in the hotel. Our young daughters loved exploring the various parts of the hotel. The location was great. It is located on the outer edge of downtown, but you're basically within 3-5 minutes walking distance of tourist shops and restaurants. Each morning I walked to nearby 10/11 supermarkets to buy bread, chocolate milk, and fruit in the morning instead of paying for the breakfast buffet. One recommendation I have for the hotel is to pre-print maps of bus stops and locations of nearby landmarks that are within a quarter-mile. It was very difficult to remember all these different long Icelandic names of streets when I received directions and many of the nearby streets are shaped weirdly. The high ranking on Tripadvisor is well deserved. I would definitely stay here again. Marc T. Hardekopf & Kayla B. Hardekopf (daughter) Collapse
Charming, fun hotel with small but very well designed rooms plus friendly staff
Stay Date: 02/2017, CarolinaBecky wrote this review.
This hotel on the harbor is a few blocks from the city's main shopping streets and the Harpa concert hall and very convenient to restaurants. But even more important, it is simply FUN! Even from reception things are done to appeal to a Millennial c… See more
This hotel on the harbor is a few blocks from the city's main shopping streets and the Harpa concert hall and very convenient to restaurants. But even more important, it is simply FUN! Even from reception things are done to appeal to a Millennial crowd. Instead of a long counter, there are two round pedestal tables and the reception staff walk over to IPads mounted on them to register guests. The entry lobby has a copper fire pit which was cheerfully blazing the snowy February morning when we arrived. Furniture was comfortable and arranged in wonderful, informal groups and included tuffets spread around for even more flexibility. But the fun started right there with an artistic wooden figure sitting on one of the seats by the fire. Beneath road signs pointing the way to hotel features was a wooly yarn sheep. There was a Brio type set in one corner for kids and just off this space were the Boiler Room, the name for the fitness room, and the library, a cozy nook filled with books one could borrow as well as a computer for guests' use. All over were quotations painted on the walls, some thoughtful (but not saccharine) and some funny. Further down the hall one direction was the bar, with several smaller rooms where people could gather and relax or perhaps hold meetings. The bar, Slipbarrinn, is supposed to be one of the most trendy in town; it certainly seems to be convivially hopping every evening. Down the hall the other direction are more smaller rooms for meetings or places to relax with a few people, ending with the coffee shop. Guest rooms vary in level. We had the most basic and it was quite nice. It was very small but so well designed we never found ourselves shuffling items around or bumping into each other. Even though there was no closet (and thus no door intruding into the small room, there were cubbies under a desk-type surface, shelves on the wall above the area for hangers and below it so there were places for two suitcases, shoes, items for everyday and even hooks as well as hangers. The bathroom was not large (but as the sign on the wall said, you don't want to spend all your time in there when there is so much outside to see) but it also was efficient with a sliding pocket door so again it didn't intrude into either space. The waterfall shower also had a hand-held one if you preferred. My only wish was for a couple more hooks or a better, longer rack (it was pegged) since they encouraged you to hang towels and re-use them. The duvet-topped bed was extremely comfortable and the view was of the harbor with the mountains behind it--what could have been better? Every staff person we encountered was extremely friendly, helpful and efficient. Collapse
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