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...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.
...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.
...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.
...means that breakfast is included in the price.
...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.
...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.
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- Internet Corner
- Internet access - wireless
- Free WiFi - Public Areas
Food & Drink
- Bar / Lounge
- Free breakfast
- Breakfast service
Services & Shops
- Area shuttle (Surcharge)
- Car rental
- Luggage storage
- Business services
- Currency exchange
- Tour assistance
- Gift shop
- Number of floors 7
- Television in lobby
- 24-hour front desk
- Total number of rooms 252
- Multilingual staff
- Check-in time starts 3:00 PM
- Wheelchair accessible
- Check-out by 11:00 AM
- Pets not allowed
- Conference center 100
- No- smoking property
- JCB International
- Photocopy machines
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Number of buildings/towers 1
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- Hair dryer
- Coffee/tea maker
- Sewing kit
Internet, TV & Phone
- Direct-dial phone
- Satellite television service
Rooms & Comfort
- Wake-up calls
- Window opens
- Separate sitting area
- Extra towels/bedding
- Cribs/infant beds available on request
- Extra towels/bedding in room
- Air conditioning
- Cribs/infant beds available
Bath & Shower
- Private bathroom
- Bathtub or shower
- Shower only
- Bathtub only
- Shower/bathtub combination
- Hofdi House 0.33 miles
- Asmundarsafn 0.43 miles
- Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool 0.45 miles
- Laugardalsvollur 0.47 miles
- Sigurjon Olafsson Museum 0.53 miles
- Laugavegur 0.63 miles
- Laugardalsholl 0.64 miles
- Kjarvalsstadir 0.74 miles
- Sundhollin 0.80 miles
- Solfar 0.82 miles
- Grasagardur Botanical Garden 0.83 miles
- Reykjavik Park and Zoo 0.96 miles
- Hallgrimskirkja 1.00 miles
- Kringlan Shopping Mall 1.05 miles
- ASI Art Museum 1.07 miles
- National Theatre of Iceland 1.09 miles
- Einar Jonsson Museum 1.09 miles
- Harpa 1.12 miles
- Asgrimur Jonsson Collection 1.20 miles
- Oskjuhlid Hill 1.32 miles
- at_a_glance_airport Keflavik International KEF45m
Reykjavik Holidays & Hotels
Hotels in Reykjavik
Accommodation in Reykjavik spans from stylish hotels, generally ranging from 3 to 4 stars, to self-catered guest houses and apartments. For a more lavish stay, the hotels located in and around Miðborg offer a stylish retreat within the heart of the city.
Iceland’s capital city is a dream destination, featuring on many people’s bucket lists. Home to the otherworldly Northern Lights, Reykjavik is somewhere everyone should visit at least once in their lives. Tourists visit this captivating city to experience its perfect blend of outstanding natural landscapes and cosmopolitan energy. This icy metropolis attracts visitors from all over the world, yet is still one of the greenest, safest cities on the planet.
Where to stay
Also known as the heart of the city, Miðborg provides a vibrant and memorable holiday base. This hip, downtown part of Reykjavik boasts an array of museums, art galleries, cafes, restaurants and bars. Whether it’s a daytime meander through the busy streets of Laugavegur and Bankastræti, a cultural tour of the many sights or a late night tipple - Miðborg provides the perfect setting. Check into one of its sensational hotels, to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city right on your doorstep. Here, you can experience waking up to the stunning city skyline, whilst enjoying Iceland’s infamous natural beauty. For a calmer stay, check into one of the homely guest houses situated just a few streets down from the shopping haven of Laugavegur.
This geothermal tourist hot spot, otherwise known as ‘hot spring valley’ is located to the north and the east of the city centre, engulfing the region of Miðborg. You can reach either end via the lively high street of Laugavegur. For visitors wanting to connect to nature slightly off the beaten path, this is the place to pitch up a tent and camp under the stars. Easy access to the city’s invigorating hot springs make this the perfect nordic paradise. There is also a cheerful, cheap youth hostel for people travelling on a budget.
There is a Family Park, a Zoo and some mesmerizing Botanical Gardens showing off native arctic flora and fauna. This spot is a favourite amongst families, with its hotels providing a serene haven with natural landscapes and easy access to the magical city centre.
If proximity to the sea and its icy fresh waters is what you crave, then check out the tranquil residential area of Vesturbær. Though the region hosts less cultural sights and institutions, many of the luxurious hotels are located only a short stroll from its magnificent harbour. This is the most sought after area of Reykjavik for locals to purchase property. Visiting this stunningly simple, yet imaginative region provides an insight into the Icelandic community and their way of living.
What to see
Where to begin? Reykjavik is absolutely bursting with prestigious Nordic history and culture; and one of our most recommended micro adventures. It is believed that this city was the first permanent settlement made by the Norsemen in 874 AD. Miðborg has the highest concentration of cultural sites. So, if you are looking to stroll around, immersing yourself in art, history and culture on your holiday, this is a great starting point. The charisma and charm of Reykjavik’s central hub can take days if not weeks, to explore in full. It may be small but there is an abundance of intellectual activity and artistic expression, offering something interesting for everyone.
Iceland is most famous for its night sky phenomenon, known as the Aurora Borealis. The Northern Lights can be experienced on the clearest and crispest winter nights. The vibrant displays of multidimensional green and blues make this holiday experience one of the most sought after in the world.
Reykjavik's myriad of nature sites, cultural institutions and architecture is endless. Hallgrímskirkja Church and its impressive tower can be seen from all over the city. For an insight into Viking culture, be sure to visit Hofsstadir Historic Park, boasting impressive archeological remains from an early Viking settlement. To get the most out of the sights, buy a city card on arrival. This will get you from A to B on local buses (Strætó) and offers free entry to many of the major sights and museums, as well as all of the thermal pools and traditional saunas. This really is the easiest way to explore and take in the richness of Reykjavik, before a night out on the town.
Additionally, Keflavík – a 40 minute drive from Reykjavik – offers seriously exciting and unique hiking trails along the breathtaking coastline.
There is something unique and magical to be experienced on every night of your holiday. For a memorable time for the whole family to enjoy, head down to the Viking Village and feast in true Viking style whilst raising your horns to Thor and Freya. Also make sure you visit The Dubliner, the city’s longest standing Irish Bar, where you can sit back with a Guinness and take in its rustic interiors and Irish charm.
Why not join one of the organised bar crawls or pub tours which end at some of the hottest clubs in town? These tours are a great way to cover some ground with an experienced guide. You can find your favourite spots and return to them whenever you please to kick back with a much deserved beer.
What to eat
This urban metropolis is any food lover’s fantasy. From street food markets and food festivals to fine dining restaurants, Reykjavik has everything to offer and more. To indulge in some traditional Icelandic favourites, head down to the café located in front of Hallgrímskirkja Church. Here you can test the waters with an authentic fish stew or jump in at the deep end with Hákarl, a local delicacy of rotten fish.
Most Icelandic cuisine is seasonal, focusing on high quality local ingredients mainly sourced from the sea. This means an abundance of freshly caught, elegantly cooked fish and seafood. You can also try out the culinary delights of Reindeer, Sheep heads and Icelandic pancakes. For those wanting to sample flavours from all over the world, including more traditional English and European tastes, the Food Hall is worth a visit. Located in Hlemmur Square, the Hall boasts long wooden tables and access to an array of dishes from Vietnamese street food to sourdough pizzas.
If you love to shop till you drop, then you are in the right place! Vogue Magazine named Laugavegur as ‘Iceland’s single, coolest street’ and they are not mistaken. Within just a few blocks, you can feast your eyes on so much chic, imaginative Icelandic design, you will want it all! Take a wander up and down this street, soaking in the colours, smells and innovative styles of its stunning shops and boutiques. We promise you that you will not return home empty handed, or lacking inspiration.
If you prefer an indoor shopping environment then pay a visit to Smáralind, Iceland’s largest shopping centre located 10-15 minutes’ drive from the city centre. Here you can find designer labels and more well-known brands. For people seeking independent stores and craft shops, Laugavegur is most definitely the spot for you. From handmade wool garments to Icelandic souvenirs, you won't struggle to find the perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones back home.
Fast Facts about Reykjavik
- Direct flight time: 3 hours 10 minutes from London
- Time Zone: GMT (same as UK)
- Currency: Krona
- Language: Icelandic, English & Danish are spoken widely
- Average price of a domestic beer: 900 - 1,500 ISK
- Average price of a bottle of wine: 2,500 ISK
- Number of Brit tourists per year: 2.2 million
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06 December 2015
GOOD BUDGET HOTEL
Nigel Tilley, Swadlincote Derbys
Think travelodge and you wont be dissapointed Staff efficient although not over friendly rooms small so try to upgrade to deluxe room well worth it Breakfast is continental with plenty of choice. Lunch and dinner consists of Soups Salad bar and a couple of hot dishes,great value for less than a tenner. Dissapointed with Bars happy hour which only covers the draught beer. Walk into centre around 20 mins. Overall good budget hotel and no hesitation in recommending
The best thing about my stay was...value for money
20 November 2015
Cabin hotel was great! Good location with its own parking. Room was warm and beds very comfy...would definitely recommend, especially rooms on front.
The best thing about my stay was...View from room over bay
07 January 2015
The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. The room, although small, was adequate (how much time do you spend in a hotel room when on holiday anyway) and had the best shower I have ever experienced!! Breakfast was good and was kept well stocked by the staff, and the tables were cleared and cleaned promptly. The hotel is a short stroll from the city centre, even in the snow and ice it was only 20-25 minutes to the church, but is far enough out from the main city lights to be able to see the Northern Lights (saw them literally overhead the hotel on three nights). Basically if you are looking for a budget hotel in a good location with friendly staff you can't really go wrong.
The best thing about my stay was...The awesome shower, and looking out the window watching the Northern Lights dance.
20 April 2013
The Cabin Hotel Reykjavik
Tony, Winchester UK
The hotel is excellent value, clean and well-run. The evening dinner, at around £8.00 per head (Dec 2012) is probably the best value in Reykjavik. If you are staying for more than one night then I suggest you book the DeLuxe room. There's not much space in a standard room to store large suitcases, and there's less than 0.75m between the beds to move about with two people! The bathrooms are very good with excellent showers and lots of hot water. The walk into the centre of the city is 20-minutes brisk walk, but nice in good weather alongside the waterfront.
The best thing about my stay was...The view across the bay to the mountains beyond
17 October 2012
Comfort and Convenience at an affordable budget
Sandeep Rai, Leeds
The staff both at the reception and at the restaurant are very helpful and very pleasing. They always advised about local knowledge and shared some good travel tips with maps and directions. They also offered good suggestions for tours and travel as they would. The room itself was quite small with two double beds but had good lighting, good view(sea view) and was thoroughly clean. The room was done every single day we went out for excursion. The hotel has a very comfortable lounge with comfy sofas to site and relax. Strongly recommended if you are looking for a good place in the downtown Reykjavik
The best thing about my stay was...View from the hotel window.
13 June 2012
Philip Graham, Sevenoaks
We were quite happy with our room which was a superior room, so with good space, a bath in the bathroom, armchair etc. We were on the 7th floor but there is a lift. Breakfast was fine but more fruit than just sliced oranges would have been good, as well as fruit juice rather than orange and apple squash. The hotel is located slightly outside the centre of town, abt 30-40 mins away on foot or a few minutes by car.
The best thing about my stay was...Great room (a superior room)
24 May 2012
Hotel is AMAZING!
Stayed here from 17-22 May 2012. We booked the superior room through alpharooms and was surprised at how cheap it was! £140 for 5 nights double superior on the 7th floor with views of the bay and the sunset each evening. Bargain. Our floor had its own breakfast room which was included in the price as was the internet. The room was hard to fault although it had no bath but with one of Icelands largest spa's about 400m away that was not a problem. (Note the deluxe rooms which are the next category DOWN do have baths!). The room was clean with fresh towels every morning and tea/coffee etc... The hotel provides a salad buffet every day which is well worth the money and I recommend you try it once. There is a hamburger joint a few hundred meters down the road if you need something more substantial. The hotel location is about half a mile from the main street but dont let this put you off at all as everything is walking distance and there is a bus stop outside just in case. The hotel has a bar and a gift shop and are very popular. The reception staff/bar staff and the catering staff are extremely friendly and ver very helpful. The hotel owns its own car for rental for about £35 per day! However, if you are going on tours or even to the airport they will ALL pick you up at the hotel which is why the location of this hotel I found to be more ideal. Overall, I struggle to see how this hotel is only classed as a 3*!!!! It is very peaceful with amazing views. Check it out! Alpharooms have found a real gem of a hotel!
The best thing about my stay was...The location! Not downtown but in a better location.
17 November 2011
great place, good location, good price, excellent food
Michal Moc, Wroclaw
The first night was excellent - we got a room better than he was ordered. Iceland has the hotels other than the rest of the continent. Do not expect luxury, because here it is important to nature and people. In this context, this hotel is very good! The second night could be difficult. Then he came to the hotel a large group. We had a second book, but we were asked to change the hotel. Hotel which was in the proposal is an excellent hotel in the city center, the main square, in a beautiful location, the hotel which was very expensive and we do not we paid nothing more. In addition, we received an invitation to dinner. It was very nice and professional.
The best thing about my stay was...In Iceland it is difficult for a good & cheap hotel - do not be afraid to choose Cabin Reviews - this is a good choice
15 August 2011
Good hotel for that price
Tom, New Ross, Ireland
Advantages: Good food, really nice and helpful service, clean and warm rooms, not far to the city center (app. 15-20 min. of walk). Disadvantages: very slow lift ;) and internet was more broken than working. If you don't like small rooms, it may be a bad choice for you (I didn't bother).
The best thing about my stay was...Can recommend Cabin Hotel as a good for that price if we talk about Icelandic standards. Enjoyed it!
01 October 2010
nice hotel in good ocation
Tomas, Dublin, IE
we stayed there twice (from/to KEF airport) - no issues at all. they serve breakfast from 4am what was a huge benefit in our case. close to the sea - an excellent place to start exploring Iceland. recommended
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