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Travelling can be more than just getting a break from your daily grind, it can also be about understanding the culture and history of a place. One of the best ways to experience the region's culture is to plunge yourself in its history. Touring the area's museums or landmarks is a great start, but staying in a Reykjavik historic hotel can whisk you back in time. Get ready to pack your bags (no need for a time machine) as your Reykjavik vintage hotel awaits.
When you pass through the reception area of your Reykjavik hotel, you'll be whisked back in time. With their vintage charm and marvellous histories, you'll love the look and feel of your one-of-a kind accommodation. While these hotels may be historic, they have many of the modern comforts that help you take it easy during your getaway. You'll notice rooms furnished with a comfortable bed, and just about everything you may want for a marvellous stay.
Once you have checked-in and had time to look around the hotel property, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich area by exploring the well-known landmarks and museums. Of course, all this hopping through history can work up an appetite. Be sure to check through the comments section and review the suggestions other travellers to Reykjavik thought were worth a visit. You can also ask your hotel's concierge so you can find out where a few of the local spots to enjoy a drink or tea in Reykjavik are.
Reykjavik has 707 vintage hotels that have the look and feel of another era. Some of these famous lodgings are where respected poets stayed. You're certain to reserve an accommodation with all the in-room amenities and the rate you desire. If you are wishing to stay in one of these Reykjavik vintage hotels, book soon, or you could miss out on one of these unique accommodations.
Historic hotels give guests the opportunity to stay in buildings that have been officially recognised with a national historic designation. Historic hotels can take the form of castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers – any building that’s been identified as being of special interest.
Many historic hotels occupy buildings that were originally built for a different function, and later re-established as a hotel. The previous function or architecture of the buildings themselves represent something important in the country’s historical timeline. Such hotels typically retain original characteristics such as period features or traditional architecture, in their communal spaces and/or bedrooms.
Yes. Reykjavik historic hotels provide a balance between an authentic experience in traditional surroundings, with a very comfortable stay. Hotel interiors are fitted with modern conveniences and updated safety features, while every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Historic does not mean its run-down or uncomfortable for guests. In fact, many historic hotels are luxurious.
Guests can expect the usual amenities you’d get from a hotel such as WiFi, heating and air conditioning, good bathroom facilities and so on. The facilities depend on the design and layout of the building – historic hotels are often protected and any changes are subject to many rules and restrictions. Things like windows and pillars are more likely to be old-fashioned.
The Guinness Book of World Records lists Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi, Japan, as the oldest hotel in the world. Fujiwara Mahito opened the hot-spring hotel to guests in 705 CE – over 1,300 years and 52 generations later it is still run by the same family. The hotel, which has 37 rooms, is at the foot of the Akaishi Mountains in central Japan.