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Reykjavik Historic Hotels

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Top Reykjavik Historic Hotels

Castle House Luxury Apartments
3 out of 5
Skálholtsstígur 2a, Reykjavik
CA $168
per night
Apr 7 - Apr 8
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,062 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
Reykjavik Residence Hotel
4 out of 5
Hverfisgata 60, Reykjavik
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CA $231
per night
Apr 7 - Apr 8
4.8/5Exceptional! (1,722 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Mar. 15, 2020

Reykjavik Residence Hotel
Hotel Reykjavik Centrum
4 out of 5
Adalstraeti 16, Reykjavik
CA $179
per night
May 3 - May 4
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,775 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
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
4 out of 5
Mýrargata 2, Reykjavik
CA $166
per night
May 4 - May 5
4.4/5Excellent! (1,858 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
Room With A View Apartments
4 out of 5
Laugavegur 18, Reykjavik
CA $197
per night
Apr 11 - Apr 12
4.2/5Very Good! (1,686 reviews)

"I really like the location of this hotel. It is in downtown Reykjavik in the heart of all shopping and restaurant district, walking distance from the harbor and bus stops. I also like that the staff is very accommodating and not only was the room big, but the kitchenette has a fully stocked cookware. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 11, 2020

Room With A View Apartments
Fosshotel Baron
3 out of 5
Baronsstigur 2-4, Reykjavik
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4.1/5Very Good! (1,107 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Mar. 19, 2020

Fosshotel Baron
Center Hotels Plaza
3 out of 5
Adalstraeti 4, Reykjavik
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CA $104
per night
Apr 8 - Apr 9
4.1/5Very Good! (2,094 reviews)

"Nice hotel, really comfortable bed, really friendly staff Not much variety for breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 27, 2020

Center Hotels Plaza
Hotel Holt - Art Museum
4 out of 5
Bergstadastraeti 37, Reykjavik
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4.4/5Wonderful! (725 reviews)

"The hotel is trapped in a 70s time warp with the decor but that doesn’t affect the nice atmosphere or the stunning art on display. The staff are friendly and helpful though we didn’t need to use them much and the rooms are tired but clean and comfortable. Location is good with a 10 minute walk from ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 13, 2020

Hotel Holt - Art Museum
Hotel Borg by Keahotels
4 out of 5
Posthusstraeti 11, Reykjavik
CA $258
per night
May 4 - May 5
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,159 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
Luna Apartments
3 out of 5
Þingholtsstræti 21, Reykjavik
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CA $145
per night
Apr 8 - Apr 9
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
Planet Apartments
4 out of 5
Aegisgata 5, Reykjavik
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4.5/5Wonderful! (363 reviews)

"This two bedroom apartment was in an excellent location to explore the city by foot. Very close to great restaurants, coffee shops and activities in the Old Harbor. The layout of the apartment was great for our family of four. The owner of the property was responsive and helpful. The property has ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2020

Planet Apartments
Hotel Viking
2.5 out of 5
Strandgotu 55, Hafnarfjordur
CA $100
per night
Apr 14 - Apr 15
4.1/5Very Good! (417 reviews)

"They responded to my emails on time before me arriving. The staff is friendly and speak English but the breakfast isn’t the best."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2020

Hotel Viking
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
Loki 101 Guesthouse
2 out of 5
Lokastígur 24 A, Reykjavik
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4/5Very Good! (223 reviews)
Great spot for a Reykjavik trip

"Lovely , cosy Guesthoue - perfect location for a trip to Reykjavik- clean, warm and cosy."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 16, 2019

Loki 101 Guesthouse
Kvosin Downtown Hotel
4 out of 5
Kirkjutorg 4, Reykjavik
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CA $175
per night
May 2 - May 3
4.8/5Exceptional! (716 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020

Kvosin Downtown Hotel
Alafoss Apartments-the Bridge
Álafossvegur, Mosfellsbaer, Capital Region
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5/5Exceptional! (2 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
An Artistic Experience in Reykjavík
Reykjavik, Capital Region
CA $172
per night
Apr 7 - Apr 8
No 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
Freyja Guesthouse & Suites
2.5 out of 5
Freyjugata 39, Reykjavik, REK
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $186
per night
Apr 10 - Apr 11
4.8/5Exceptional! (205 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
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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 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.

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What is a historic hotel?

 

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.

 

Do historic hotels in Reykjavik have modern facilities?

 

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.

 

What is the oldest hotel in the world?

 

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.