The Best Apartments and Aparthotels in Reykjavik

Reykjavik, Iceland - Boyloso/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images
Reykjavik, Iceland // Photo by Boyloso/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

by Paul Sullivan, The Telegraph, September 21, 2017 

An insider's guide to the best apartments and aparthotels in Reykjavik, including the top places for studios with kitchenettes, plush penthouse apartments, on-site restaurants, cool bars, 24-hour service, free parking, gyms and sea views, near the waterfront, 101 district, Laugavegur, Skolavordustigur and Tjornin Lake. 

Hlemmur Square Hotel and Hostel Reykjavik, Iceland

9Telegraph expert rating


Like this story? Subscribe to Daily News & Deals!

Featuring breaking news on the latest product launches, deals, sales promotions, and executive appointments. Be sure to sign-up for this free industry daily newsletter.

Upscale hostel meets luxury hotel in this up-and-coming location in downtown Reykjavik where comfortable, stylish rooms and spacious dorms attract a hybrid clientele. Mingle with locals over craft beers and cocktails at happy hour, and dine at Pylsa, the city’s first sausage restaurant. As well as standard rooms and dorms, there’s studio accommodation and two off-site apartments. The hotel also offers computers for rental, a dry cleaning service and meeting facilities. Staff are on hand 24 hours with tips and information. Read expert review From £25per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

• The best budget hotels in Reykjavik

Reykjavik Residence Hotel Reykjavik, Iceland

9Telegraph expert rating

This alluring apartment hotel, which occupies two separate but nearby locations in downtown Reykjavik, is pitched as a home away from home. It succeeds thanks to welcoming, luxurious interiors and friendly, intimate service – though there’s not much in the way of facilities. All units are decked out with comfy beds, satellite TV with international channels and iPod docking stations as well as luxurious comforts like Dolce Gusto coffee machines and toasters, fridge-freezers and a microwave grill oven. Larger suites come with dining tables and living areas with pull-out sofas. Read expert review. From £179per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

• The best boutique hotels in Reykjavik

Room with a View Reykjavik, Iceland

8Telegraph expert rating

This aparthotel has gained a solid reputation for highly professional service and as well as top-quality accommodation located right in the the centre of the city. Apartments here are spacious and mostly chic. All come with fully equipped kitchenettes, private bathrooms, TVs and amenities like irons, hair-dryers and Wi-Fi. The larger studios have either three single beds, a double and single, or pull-out sofas, making them suitable for groups or families. For a little extra bling you can book the apartment with the private hot tub. Most look across the city to the sea. Read expert review. From £138per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

• The best luxury hotels in Reykjavik

Hótel Reykjavík Centrum Reykjavik, Iceland

8Telegraph expert rating

As the name suggests, the hotel enjoys a very central location in the heart of the city’s downtown '101' area. Split-level Junior Suites are lovely and spacious, as are the four bright apartments, which offer fully equipped kitchenettes (electric cooker, fridge, microwave) as well as separate living and sleeping areas. All come with modern amenities like satellite televisions, small refrigerators and tea and coffee facilities. At the hotel’s Uppsalir bar-café you can order snacks and light meals as well as drinks; there's also a restaurant that serves seafood in the evenings. Read expert review. From £112per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

• The best hotels in Reykjavik city centre

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina Reykjavik, Iceland

8Telegraph expert rating

This funky hotel set in a landmark historical building on the harbour offers a splashy and fun interior, a variety of rooms, and a decent array of amenities. Its neighbouring Reykjavik Marina Residence contains several large apartment-style suites – all with private balconies – installed in two renovated historical houses. The hotel is brimming with amenities, ranging from a welcoming bar and restaurant, a gym – the Boiler Room – for workouts, plus a gift shop and a travel booking service at reception. Regular events include concerts, comedy shows and DJs, and even children’s film screenings on Sundays. Read expert review. From £131per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

• The most romantic hotels in Reykjavik

Fosshotel Baron Reykjavik, Iceland

8Telegraph expert rating

This functional three-star has a great sea-facing location in downtown Reykjavik, comfortable – if occasionally plain – accommodation, and a reasonable spread of facilities. Room options include a few two-bedroom Baron Family suites and a one-bedroom apartment with a living room and balcony. The hotel restaurant serves a respectable breakfast buffet each morning and a pot of warm soup and baked bread is available daily from 5pm. The bar serves a reasonable selection of drinks in the evenings. There is free parking outside the hotel and the reception staff are happy to help. Read expert review. From £89per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

• Where to stay and what to do in Reykjavik

4th Floor Hotel Reykjavik, Iceland

7Telegraph expert rating

4th Floor is located on Reykjavik’s busy high street (Laugavegur), close to a slew of cafés, bars and restaurants and offers good accommodation at a reasonable price for Iceland. There are also a few upscale apartments on offer in a separate building across the street, with showers, washers and dryers and other homely conveniences like kitchenettes with tea- and coffee-making facilities, and parquet flooring. Breakfast, a decent spread of juices, breads, cold cuts and warm dishes, is served in the ground floor café-restaurant Studio 29, where you can also buy beer to take to your room. Read expert review. From £78per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

• The best hotels in Reykjavik

Hotel Frón Reykjavik, Iceland

7Telegraph expert rating

This modern, modest and friendly three-star hotel lies right in the centre of Reykjavik. It's clean and well-maintained, has comfortable, pleasantly decorated accommodation and offers decent amenities. Standard apartments have small kitchenettes with two-hob cookers and microwaves; the penthouse apartments are more elegantly furnished and come with terraces overlooking Reykjavik. The restaurant Scandinavian offers a range of casual Icelandic- and Nordic-themed cuisine. The hotel also offers computers for rental, a dry cleaning service and meeting facilities. Read expert review. From £92per night. Check availability. Rates provided by 

This article was written by Paul Sullivan from The Telegraph and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to [email protected].

Related Stories

First-Class Fun or Aviation Disaster? Our Take on Icelandair’s In-Flight Theatre

Travel Impressions Launches Tours in Iceland

WOW air to Launch Dallas – Iceland Service

Dubai, Costa Rica and Iceland Top Americans’ Travel Bucket List

Suggested Articles:

The outdoor experience at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas combines a resort pool, dayclub, The Promenade and Event Lawn. See more here.

Peru is beginning its tourism reactivation on November 1, including the opening of Machu Picchu and the resumptions of flights from the U.S.

Tourism commissioner Joseph Boschulte attributes much of the success in attracting visitors to the existence of the Travel Screening Portal.