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Reykjavík Residence Hotel

Reykjavík Residence Hotel

Located in the city’s central 101 district, Reykjavík Residence Hotel is a charming and welcoming collection of apartments spread across six separate buildings, all with their own history, identity, and names such as The Publishing House, The Tannery, and The Artisan's House. Not only is it just minutes from the bars, cafes, restaurants, shops, museums, and art galleries that line Laugavegur and Skolavordustigur streets, but it’s also an ideal base for exploring south west Iceland's numerous attractions. 

Available in different sizes and layouts, all of the apartments have stylish Icelandic decor with blue, white and grey hues, soft furnishings using local fabrics, and comfortable living spaces. Modern amenities include a kitchenette or fully equipped kitchen, mini fridge stocked daily with juice and milk, flat screen TV, hairdryer, complimentary Wi-Fi, and iPod docking station. The larger two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments are well suited for families who want the added luxury of a dining area and washing machine. 

While there is no on-site restaurant, you’ll find a cafe for à la carte breakfasts and a bar for end of day wine, beer, and snacks. There’s also a laundry service, daily housekeeping, and a 24-hour reception desk with friendly staff who can arrange sightseeing tours as well as lunch and dinner reservations. 

 

Our rating: First Class

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Rooms

Available in different categories, all apartments have stylish Icelandic decor with blue, white and grey hues, furnishings using local fabrics, and comfortable living spaces. Amenities include a kitchenette or fully equipped kitchen, mini fridge stocked daily with juice and milk, flat screen TV, hairdryer, Wi-Fi, and iPod docking station. Bathrooms have L'Occitane toiletries. 

The small Studio is ideal for couples while the Superior Studio and Junior Suite are more spacious and have a sofa. The larger two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments are well suited for families who want the added luxury of a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and washing machine. 

 

Location

You’ll be staying in the heart of Reykjavík, close to the bars, cafes, restaurants, shops, museums, and art galleries that line Laugavegur and Skolavordustigur streets. Attractions such as Harpa concert hall, Hallgrímskirkja church, and the Icelandic parliament building are within a ten-minute walk from the hotel.

Food and drink

The à la carte breakfast menu at the on-site cafe, Early In the Morning, includes hot and cold dishes using fresh and local Icelandic ingredients. Alternatively, you can have a breakfast basket delivered to your room. While there is no restaurant for lunch and dinner, the Port9 bar offers an extensive selection of wines, beers, and snacks in the evenings.  

Families

Children are welcome to stay at Reykjavík Residence Hotel and extra beds and cribs can be arranged for an extra charge. The two-bedroom and three-bedroom are especially ideal for those who need more living space as well as the use of a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and washing machine.

Facilities and activities

For apartments without washing machines, a laundry service is available but charges apply. There’s also a 24-hour reception desk as well as a helpful concierge team who can arrange sightseeing tours and restaurant reservations.

Environmental and social responsibility

In an effort to reduce plastic waste, Reykjavík Residence Hotel does not provide bottled water. However, the tap water in Iceland is safe to drink. 

Our opinion

For a relaxed city stay, Reykjavík Residence Hotel hits the mark with spacious apartments, kitchenettes or kitchens, and modern amenities. 

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    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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      Enjoy a morning in the company of an Icelandic chef and folklorist, sampling traditional ingredients, hearing about local food culture past and present, and learning to cook a traditional three-course meal, which you can then enjoy with a glass of wine.

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