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Top Reykjavik Historic Hotels

Alafoss Apartments-the Bridge
Álafossvegur, Mosfellsbaer, Capital Region
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5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Nearby park

"The apartment was exactly as advertised. Clean, well appointed, and convenient to Reykjavik. The nice surprise was the access to a nice walking trail along the creek and the adjacent woods. It made for a very pleasant way to begin or end each day."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 21, 2019

Alafoss Apartments-the Bridge
Freyja Guesthouse & Suites
2.5 out of 5
Freyjugata 39, Reykjavik, REK
The price is CA $162 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 22
4.8/5Exceptional! (207 reviews)

"Beautiful and confortable guesthouse located near the church and bus stop #8. Very easy communication, check in done fast and delicious smoothies done every day. I highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 1, 2020

Freyja Guesthouse & Suites
Reykjavik Residence Hotel
4 out of 5
Hverfisgata 60, Reykjavik
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The price is CA $204 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 22
4.8/5Exceptional! (1,753 reviews)

"Very clean apartment and in good location, close to everything. Receptionists are very helpful"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 15, 2020

Reykjavik Residence Hotel

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Kvosin Downtown Hotel
4 out of 5
Kirkjutorg 4, Reykjavik
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The price is CA $124 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 24
4.8/5Exceptional! (731 reviews)

"Great place to stay. Nice rooms and couldn’t be better located."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020

Kvosin Downtown Hotel
An Artistic Experience in Reykjavík
Reykjavik, Capital Region
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4.7/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Beautiful place, delightful host!

"Old Town is a must see in Reykjavik, and this property is in the heart of old town. A beautifully restored cottage with every modern amenity. Our host Elsa provided all basic kitchen necessities, and snugly bathrobes and flip flops. Walk-able to all of the interesting sights in town as well as the ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 18, 2018

An Artistic Experience in Reykjavík
Castle House Luxury Apartments
3 out of 5
Skálholtsstígur 2a, Reykjavik
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4.6/5Exceptional! (1,065 reviews)

"I had a great stay, and would consider staying here again. Great communication, checkin was simple and it was within walking distance to many places."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 27, 2020

Castle House Luxury Apartments
Planet Apartments
4 out of 5
Aegisgata 5, Reykjavik
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4.5/5Wonderful! (369 reviews)

"Great location and apartment. Getting there was hard and getting in the door was hard. Email was in my junk folder and I didn’t have WiFi or cell service:/"…"

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Planet Apartments
Hotel Reykjavik Centrum
4 out of 5
Adalstraeti 16, Reykjavik
The price is CA $157 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8
4.5/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)

"Lovely hotel. Great location and all of the staff were helpful & friendly. Clean rooms and the worlds best "Beer and Bacon Burger" in the restaurant."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 16, 2020

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum
Hotel Borg by Keahotels
4 out of 5
Posthusstraeti 11, Reykjavik
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The price is CA $234 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 26
4.5/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

"The staff were so friendly and helpful, we needed some help with booking one of our trips and they were straight on the phone and booked it for us, they made us feel so welcomed and would always have a little chat in the mornings."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 23, 2020

Hotel Borg by Keahotels
Hotel Holt - Art Museum
4 out of 5
Bergstadastraeti 37, Reykjavik
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4.4/5Wonderful! (730 reviews)
Groovinmoms

"Comfortable stay. Loved the art displayed on wall. Great gin martini. Close to all the action."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 21, 2020

Hotel Holt - Art Museum
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
4 out of 5
Mýrargata 2, Reykjavik
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The price is CA $203 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29
4.4/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"The shower was ridiculous. It was an open floor concept and it got water everywhere! The bathroom door was even warped. If you're not going to fix it, at least get a bigger curtain!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2020

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
Draumholl Apartments
4 out of 5
Laugavegur 86-103, Reykjavik
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4.4/5Excellent! (95 reviews)
A great stay in the city centre

"A great stay in a lovely city. The apartment was spacious, well laid out, great view, lovely and warm and very clean. It was well located within an easy walk of the centre of town. Would recommend and would stay there again. All staff we came into contact with were friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2018

Draumholl Apartments
Luna Apartments
3 out of 5
Amtmannsstigur 5, Reykjavik
The price is CA $214 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 22
4.3/5Excellent! (430 reviews)

"Great location. Very clean and comfortable. We would stay her again without hesitation. Highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 29, 2019

Luna Apartments
Center Hotels Plaza
3 out of 5
Adalstraeti 4, Reykjavik
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The price is CA $156 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 23
4.2/5Excellent! (1,408 reviews)

"Great hotel. No issues and at short notice. Thanks"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 8, 2020

Center Hotels Plaza
Room With A View Apartments
4 out of 5
Laugavegur 18, Reykjavik
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The price is CA $193 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2
4.2/5Very Good! (1,699 reviews)

"Room with a view is right in the middle of the main shopping area of Reykjavik....with shops pubs and restaurants all around"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 11, 2020

Room With A View Apartments
Fosshotel Barón
3 out of 5
Barónsstígur 2-4, Reykjavik
The price is CA $120 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
4.1/5Very Good! (995 reviews)

"Car park specifically for the hotel, ideal if you have a hire car. Good central location."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 19, 2020

Fosshotel Barón
Hotel Viking
2.5 out of 5
Strandgotu 55, Hafnarfjordur
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4.1/5Very Good! (432 reviews)

"Hotel design is very Viking look. Though room is located in the other road side opposite to the reception and restaurant, inside the unit there is a mezz floor and can accommodate at least 5 persons. Great for big family. Breakfast was really good and had a lot of choice. The so called hot spring ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 29, 2020

Hotel Viking
Loki 101 Guesthouse
2 out of 5
Lokastígur 24 A, Reykjavik
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4/5Very Good! (227 reviews)

"Daniel was very nice and quick response. The room was clean and tidy, there's a balcony! And the location was great, close to everything. Just little reminder of the narrow stairs."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 16, 2020

Loki 101 Guesthouse
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About Reykjavik Historic Hotels

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.

Grab Your Place in History

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.

Reserve Your Reykjavik Historic Hotel!

Reykjavik has 686 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.

Frequently asked questions

What should a history enthusiast expect from a trip to Reykjavik?
Sights with historical relevance in Reykjavik are likely at the top of your sightseeing list. And while you’re here, you can check out the fascinating museums and northern light views. You can also take time at the popular shops in this walkable area.
What's the best accommodation in Reykjavik to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Castle House Luxury Apartments is a top 3-star apartment on Expedia for those interested in history and it features free WiFi. Grotta Lighthouse is a short 11-minute drive away. Other choices close to historic sites include Reykjavik Residence Hotel and Hotel Reykjavik Centrum.
How many historical hotels will I find in Reykjavik?
In Reykjavik, there are 681 hotels and other accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 109 hotels designated as historic or close to historic sites.
What are the top historical places and other sights in Reykjavik?
Reykjavik is notable for landmarks like Grotta Lighthouse, Reykjavik City Museum, and Hofdi House. Known for its museums, cultural venues include Harpa, National Museum of Iceland, and Viking World Museum. Other popular sights include Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik City Hall.
What is a historic hotel like in Reykjavik?
Guests who choose a historic hotel can sleep in a building that has an official historic designation. A castle, a palace or even a pub or an old police station can be considered a historic hotel provided that it has special significance. Traditional architecture and period features are typically found within the guestrooms or public spaces of these historic hotels in Reykjavik, bringing the history to life.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
You’ll often hear the term “heritage hotel” in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S. overall though the terms are similar. The physical building and architecture of a historic hotel is generally the most significant aspect. For a heritage hotel, often it’s the cultural value along with how it influenced the community.
Do historic hotels in Reykjavik have modern facilities?
Hotels have the safety features and modern conveniences you expect to find, while every effort is made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades. WiFi, heating and air conditioning, updated bathroom facilities, and the usual amenities found at a contemporary hotel will be available in a historic hotel. Rest assured that when you choose a historic hotel in Reykjavik, you won’t find yourself staying at a place that is rundown or uncomfortable.

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