Within the final decade, customer numbers to Iceland have grown by 500 per cent as appearances on Recreation of Thrones have unfold information of the wonders of this remoted island nation, which is residence to otherworldly landscapes, steaming sizzling springs and waterfalls round each flip. That increase in guests has additionally led to a increase in resorts, with loads of comfy, fashionable choices at a wide range of value factors.
Listed here are the highest resorts in Reykjavik.
Finest for a social scene: Kex Hostel
The bar space on the sociable Kex Hostel (Kex Hostel)
Kex is branded as a hostel, however this renovated biscuit manufacturing facility presents a spread of trendy lodging choices, together with non-public doubles with en-suite bogs and ocean views. Ample communal house – a visitor kitchen, gymnasium, barber store and heated outside patio that fills up when the climate’s good – creates a buzzy environment that encourages mingling; and the gastro-pub Sæmundur attracts as many travellers because it does working locals who come for WiFi, espresso and craft beer.
Doubles from kr24,600 (£155)kexhostel.is
The artwork deco Resort Borg dates again to 1930 (Resort Borg)
Positioned within the coronary heart of downtown, the 99-room artwork deco Resort Borg has set the usual for Reykjavik luxurious resorts because it opened in 1930. It’s since been renovated, although many unique fixtures, classic accents and black-and-white pictures of Reykjavik stay. Rooms characteristic lacquered tables, heated rest room flooring, excessive ceilings and trendy Bang & Olufsen TVs. There’s an onsite Jamie’s Italian and a spa with a steam tub, sauna and sizzling tub.
Doubles from kr31,290 (£197keahotels.is/en/resorts/hotel-borg
Sleep straightforward within the data that the Eyja Guldsmeden Resort is dedicated to environmental sustainability (Eyja Guldsmeden Resort)
Set just a few steps off Laugavegur, town’s principal purchasing road, is the 65-room Eyja. It is a part of Guldsmeden Resorts, a Danish group with a deal with sustainability. It’s additionally the one Icelandic resort to be Inexperienced Globe Licensed. Rooms really feel earthy and natural, with rough-hewn-wood four-poster beds, sheepskin throws and pure materials like cotton, wool and leather-based all through. Eyja makes use of no less than 90 per cent natural produce within the meals it serves and employs a 360-degree sustainability administration system with an emphasis on environmental duty.
Doubles from kr27,300 (£172)hoteleyja.is
One of many suites on the Icelandair Resort Reykjavik Marina (Icelandair Resort Reykjavik Marina)
The nautical-themed Icelandair Resort Reykjavik Marina is ready on the sting of the downtown harbourfront, and is residence to the stylish bar and restaurant Slippbarinn, a perennial favorite amongst locals. Serving breakfast, brunch and an all-day menu of contemporary Icelandic fare, reminiscent of langoustine flatbread and soup with the day’s catch, it’s a well-liked spot any time; however particularly throughout completely satisfied hour when its artistic cocktails, just like the bourbon-based Whiskey Bitter Par Excellence, are half value.
Doubles from kr18,500 (£117)icelandairhotels.com/en/resorts/marina/about-reykjavik-marina
Cover by Hilton, Reykjavik Metropolis Centre, used to accommodate a furnishings manufacturing facility (Hilton Resorts)
Composed of six interconnected homes that had been a part of a furnishings manufacturing facility from 1937-1963, the Cover by Hilton Reykjavik Metropolis Centre has been absolutely renovated, however nonetheless nods to its previous – and Iceland’s distinctive pure setting. Rooms are decked out in muted variations of the nation’s pure colors: slate gray harking back to volcanic rock, pale blue the color of the ocean and pastel inexperienced just like the moss-covered countryside. Native paintings strains the partitions, the snack store sells Icelandic artisanal chocolate and the library is stocked with books from Icelandic authors.
Doubles from kr25,175 (£158)canopy3.hilton.com
Spectacular views of town greet visitors on the fifth ground of Hlemmur Sq. (Hlemmur Sq.)
Most of Iceland’s buildings are only some storeys tall, which implies you don’t need to climb excessive for an awesome view. The King Terrace and Deluxe King Terrace rooms at Hlemmur Sq. are solely on the fifth ground however supply spectacular views of town, bay and mountains from non-public balconies and expansive home windows. All rooms have king-sized beds with Lissadell linens, flat-screen TVs and fully-stocked minibars. There are upscale dorm-style rooms on the third and fourth flooring and a craft beer and cocktail bar within the foyer.
Doubles from kr23,000 (£145)hlemmursquare.com/resort
The Radisson Blu 1919 Resort is right for enterprise travellers (Radisson Blu 1919 Resort)
The 88-room Radisson Blu 1919 Resort is ready in a century-old constructing within the coronary heart of downtown, inside straightforward strolling distance to customer sights just like the Harpa live performance corridor and Reykjavik Artwork Museum, in addition to Reykjavik Metropolis Corridor, Parliament and the Prime Minister’s Workplace. Rooms supply all the fashionable trappings, and there’s a health centre, three assembly rooms and the 1919 Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Doubles from kr21,500 (£135radissonblu.com/en/1919hotel-reykjavik
Historical past buffs will respect the heritage of the Sand Resort (Sand Resort)
The 67-room artwork deco-style Sand Resort is constructed round three historic buildings on Laugavegur Road. Sandholt Bakery and Gudsteinn Eyjólfsson males’s clothes store, which have been serving Reykjavik for greater than a century, are on the bottom ground; the previous supplies the resort’s continental breakfast, whereas the latter presents in-room purchasing with supply to the resort. Out entrance, a small plaque commemorates an important historic side: behind the resort sits the small home the place Nobel Prize-winning writer Halldór Laxness was born in 1902.
Doubles from kr25,500 (£160sandhotel.is
The snowy exterior of the Reykjavik Marina Residence (Reykjavik Marina Residence)
Positioned subsequent to the Icelandair Resort Reykjavik Marina resort, the Residence presents a homely atmosphere with all of the conveniences of a resort. Set in a 20th-century townhouse, it consists of one two-storey suite and 6 one-room Residence Suites, every with balcony, mini-bar, Sóley Organics Icelandic toiletries and Lin Design linens. Breakfast is included and all suites share entry to the Residence Lounge the place complimentary refreshments are provided each night.
Doubles from kr62,050 (£391reykjavikmarinaresidence.is
Finest for funds travellers: Loft
Reykjavik is not low cost, however the vibrant rooms on the Loft Hostel are a great funds choice (Loft Hostel)
One other genre-crosser, Loft presents each hostel and resort lodging. The Double Deluxe Rooms are primary however cosy, with giant home windows overlooking Laugavegur, tender beds and small-but-functional tiled bogs. Company even have entry to the top-floor balcony café for breakfast and lightweight bites, and a self-catering kitchen to save lots of much more on the excessive price of eating in Reykjavik.
Doubles from kr17,750 (£111)lofthostel.is