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The Swan House Hotel by ylma

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5



4.6 / 5Exceptional
524 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor Space


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Iceland Phallological Museum
    9 min walk
  • Airport
    Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.)
    44 min drive

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Book online or call:

  • Standard Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • 248 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Deluxe studio

    Room Amenities

    • 280 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Studio (Basement)

    Room Amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Family Studio

    Room Amenities

    • 322 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom

    Room Amenities

    • 452 sq ft
    • 1 bedroom
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Economy Studio

    Room Amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Superior Studio

    Room Amenities

    • 420 sq ft
    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 4
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About this area


The Swan House Hotel by ylma is located on the waterfront and in an area with good airport proximity. National Museum of Iceland and Harpa are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Hallgrimskirkja and Perlan. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Laugardalsvollur or Laugardalsholl. Our guests love the property's location for the nightlife.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Harpa - 7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Hallgrimskirkja - 8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Iceland Phallological Museum - 9 min walk
  • Popular Location
    National Cathedral - 10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Parliament House - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Reykjavik (KEF-Keflavik Intl.) - 44 min drive

About this property

The Swan House Hotel by ylma

Waterfront Reykjavik aparthotel in Miðborg, walk to Laugavegur
Self parking, concierge services and laundry facilities are available at this smoke-free aparthotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance and a garden are on-site. Each apartment features complimentary wireless Internet access and a flat-screen TV, plus a kitchenette with a fridge and a hob. Premium bedding, a coffee/tea maker and a hairdryer are among the other amenities available to guests.
The Swan House Hotel by ylma offers 44 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodation at this 3.5-star aparthotel has kitchenettes with fridges and hobs. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries.
This Reykjavik aparthotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.



Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


Check-out before noon

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding.


  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: EUR 20 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 26 per person (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: EUR 13 (one-way), (from 12 to 15 years old)
  • Self-parking fee: EUR 12 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Self-parking: EUR 12 per day
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request
  • Ski shuttle nearby

Family friendly

  • Children stay free


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM: EUR 20 per person


  • Premium bedding


  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer
  • Free toiletries


  • Flat-screen TV with premium channels

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace
  • BBQ Grill
  • Garden


  • Laundry facilities


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Lift
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Blackout curtains
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • On the waterfront
  • In the city centre
  • In the historical district

Things to do

  • Whale watching nearby


  • 44 rooms
  • 4 floors
  • 1 building


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

We loved the little apartment style accommodations and the room was spacious enough. The lady at the reception desk (sorry I can’t remember her name) was excellent giving ideas, recommendations and directions. We followed most of her recommendations (especially to eat) and were not disappointed! Lovely place to stay and nice location...walking distance to pretty much anywhere in downtown Reykjavík! Loved it!

Stayed 3 nights in Nov. 2019

5/5 Excellent

We really love this hotel, very clean, quiet, convenient. The front desk people are very friendly and helpful. Love it!

Stayed 3 nights in Nov. 2019

5/5 Excellent

Close to the bus stop, very clean and modern looking. Safe and secure. Staff very friendly and helpful especially with new travelers.

Stayed 4 nights in Nov. 2019

4/5 Good

Great place to stay in a fantastic location. Our room was a great size for two but had two HUGE windows compared to the other rooms, so felt overlooked.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019

4/5 Good

The Swan House is in a very good central location close to the main shopping area and the sea front. There is a bus stop a short walk away from which the tour operators pick up and drop off. Our room was clean and the beds very comfortable. The kitchenette was a welcome inclusion and we had breakfast in our room each day to keep costs down. The reception staff were welcoming and very helpful when we asked for directions or information about the city. It was an ideal base for our family of four and we would stay there again.

Stayed 4 nights in Oct. 2019

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