Close to old parts of town. In fact, hotel is built over museum for first settlement.
Location in town. Ridiculous price for room that had no amenities. Paid five star price for two star motel. Room small, bed uncomfortable. Everything extra.
Having travelled extensively around the world, it was a pleasure to be greeted by service minded, smiling, friendly staff. The hotel was relaxing and stressless. Maybe, a little more attention should be made to controlling the facilities inside the room. Ensure things are regularly maintained in the bathrooms with drips, leaks, and edges correctly sealed with silicon. Minor issue, but essential to retain the hotel profile
Outstanding staff. Very clean. Very central. Convenient bar and restaurant. Slow wifi.
It was homely, comfortable room, nice surroundings, fantastic location, love the building on the corner of the centre of Reykjavik, close to the harbour and lots of great restaurants & cafes & museums. Steff were friendly, breakfast was nice. Breakfast was pricey especially when you could get a huge cooked breakfast and warm coffee down the road for less. tea and coffee facilitirs in the room were poor, there were 2 of us and they didn't have pairs of the same kind of tea bag, no milk, small cups, little sugar, we bought ours from the supermarket. Internet which we paid for kept stopping working but when we called it was fixed and when we mentioned it again at checkout it was deducted from our bill, so was ok in the end.
Location! You can not beat the location of the Centrum. Also the front desk staff is awesome. They can book all of your excursions for you and if you would like dinner reservations, they can suggest where and then make the reservations for you. The hotel bar happy hour was excellent if you like beer and craft cocktails. The room size was a little small and there was no place for a second piece of large luggage. Also, even with the radiator in the off position, the room was extremely hot. We were forced to sleep with the windows open. The amount of noise coming from the street from cars and people at all hours of the night caused us not to get a good nights sleep in the 8 days that we were there. I wish I would have brought ear plugs.
The Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful in giving suggestions about places to visit, providing maps of the city, and arranging the shuttle to the airport. The Location is perfect, right in the centre of the city and close to shops, restaurants, the city lake, and sites. I think it's so unique that the hotel is above a Viking settlement (museum). I Loved this hotel! Although the breakfast is great, I do think it's a bit pricey per person (14 euros or $18 canadian).
cafe and breakfast
Location was good. Parking was listed but it was public parking. We had to drive around and parked a few blocks away.
It was clean, desk staff were pleasant The hotel had messed up the reservations. My reservation through Kayak was fine. However, a hotel block that was to be released 45 days before my arrival was still on the books (I was joining a hiking group) and they tried to get me to pay for that supposed reservation. In talking with the agency that had arranged the room block for this particular hiking group, this is not the first time that this hotel has done this. In addition, a friend of mine who had confirmed her reservation at Hotel Centrum before leaving the US, received an e-mail that they were overbooked and she had to go to another hotel---even though Hotel Centrum had double bookings and indeed did have rooms.
The hotel is centrally located in Reykjavik and next door to some excellent restaurants. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable of the area.
Staff are very helpfull , location of the hotel - it is very central.
The location was very convenient to the downtown shops and restaurants. The selection of weights in the gym was quite good for a hotel of this size. There were free bottles of Icelandic water in the gym. The room was very clean and quiet, and the bed was very comfortable. The desk staff did their job with no special warmth or friendliness.
The hotel is in a great spot downtown, easy walking distance everywhere. It has a Northern European modern design, simple but elegant. Love the old building. Hot water kettle in the room is awesome after exploring. Staff was courteous and friendly. The bathrooms do not seem to match the rest of the room and hotel feel. They need to be updated.
The friendliness of the staff is unparalleled. The rooms were crisp looking in general. It was decorated elegantly in black white and touches of gray. There were some unused tissues lying on the floor outside of our room for the duration of our stay. They also had a funky smell that we couldn't get rid of. But overall the hotel look beautiful. And the staff was very accommodating
Great location; you can walk to everything. Beautiful bar ! Breakfast is ok a bit expensive for what you get
The location was excellent.
Great location.Quite, clean rooms.
Comfortable, spacious Random breakfast policy. First stay breakfast included, second stay was charged.
Excellent staff (especially Anna at the front desk), excellent location! Great room! Nothing!
The room was very clean and the hotel is lovely. Breakfast tasted good. The room was really small. The bathroom doesn't look like it has been updated. They don't tell you the price of anything like breakfast, pay per view, mini bar. We would have potentially bought somethings,, but we were too afraid because we didn't know how much they would charge.
Close to nearby sights and attractions. Good place to stay if only in Reykjavik for a night or 2 and want to shop and see local attractions. The description said there was parking but there isn't. Parking meters are all around hotel but need to be fed every 2 hours.
Beautiful rooms, nice shower & bath facilities, lines were very nice and overall a great hotel.
Very well located, nice hotel with wide rooms and good service
Very nice hotel. Good location, nice rooms, very comfortable beds and pillows. Municipal parking is very close to the hotel. The restaurant is very expensive.
Quiet, private. I arrived at 7am but paid for the night before because I needed to sleep. At 12 noon it here was a nock on the door and a moment later a phone call. They wanted me to check out even though I had a five day reservation . Actually should not of been charged for the first day because I didn't get what I paid for, sleep. The staff was always to busy on the computer to acknowledge guest unless you engaged them.
Clean rooms, nice decor Not best value for the money. Breakfast expensive
Excellent restaurant There should be more sitting area(s)
The building was beautiful, and the rooms were very nice. Our television did not work most of the time. The hotel advertised a flat screen television. In as much as we certainly did not go to Iceland to watch tv, the television was also set up for viewing the bill on line, setting up a wakeup call, etc. It was also a problem because it was so noisy outside that we did not sleep. We usually would have just turned the television on to offset the street noice, but we did not have the option. This was a lot of money to pay without getting a good night's rest. It is actually the principle of paying so much for less than advertised than the actual television itself.
Staffs are very attentive to customers. refrigerator door key should stay unlocked once unlocked until locking again
The room was large by European standards. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Great location. Would definitely stay here again.
proximity to downtown and shopping; friendly staff; comfortable lobby; luggage storage room. It was unfortunate to not be able to get into our room earlier since it was requested at the time of the reservation and our flight arrived from the US at 6:30 am. Also, our room was lovely and spacious, but way too warm and we were unable to be comfortable without the windows open, and the noise from the bars on the street was so loud, we had difficulty sleeping. I'd suggest air conditioning or blankets that aren't so hot so that we could sleep!
the location was second to none, city centre. very accomodating and friendly staff, a true credit to the warm and inviting icelandic style nothing
The hotel has a brilliant central location right next to the parliament (which is actually so small that we almost missed it) and all the major nightlife and shopping areas. Also very close to the harbour. The rooms were lovely, warm and cosy - beds very comfy! We had a great stay at this hotel, and the reception staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was too expensive for what it was. One thing that we felt the hotel could improve on would be a spa area - perhaps a project for next time?
Very nice staff. Good location if you want to be in the City Centre. Not a good location for anyone who wants to get sleep on Friday or Saturday night in the summer, due to young people who party all night in the streets outside. Very noisy until about 5:30 a.m. But a good place for young people who want to be at the center of the action.
Very nice room and location was good
Very expensive. Very poor room in a different building to the hotel.
The location was great. Breakfast was decent - typical European continental layout. The rooms were very small - especially the double bed room. The two twin bed room was better. Only one television channel worked. No alarm clock. Tiny bathroom with no shower separation.
very friendly staff and simple & cozy room
The Staff was very kind and they were always willing to help. Is very well located, 3 blocks from the city center. The room was not confortable at all, very old and broken bed. Bad smell in the bathroom.
The location is very good it´s in the heart of Reykjavik adn no need to take taxi to go the night life. Yes - it was one thing that i didn´t knew... that was about i booked via booking.com and i used my Visa card to pay via internet... But when i came to the hotel - the manager wanted to have my visa again and said that i haven´t paid for the hotel when i booked at booking.com - that was only insurance he said...
convenience, friendly staff
a very helpful receptionist: Faruk the small size of the room, cleanliness, no toilet paper, leaking toilet, no fan in the bathroom which made the whole room steamy and smell of sulfur.
Location and value Rooms are quite small and sparsly furnished
Friendly, helpful staff and central location.
Breakfast was good, hotel was quiet I did not think the bedsheets were very clean - I was a little worried the room might have bedbugs. I think the rooms should be kept cleaner
The location is great for city centre. The bathroom is terrible and small with a shower that floods the whole bathroom and the walls are very thin.
Good location, nice staff and rooms
Free high-speed internet wired access. Located in the very center of Reykjavik, though very calm. Parquet en bois ==> bruits de pas des chambres du dessus. Isolation phonique entre les chambres voisines pas excellente.
stuff assistance. Very Kind and helpful nothing! everything was perfect
Great location that was very walkable to all areas of the city. Great lobby. Fantastic breakfast. Helpful staff. Nice view. Bathroom was older though clean was just a bit dingy only due to age.
Good hotel, good location.
Good location and a fair price Breakfast was poor, low quality food stuffs which is not what is normaly found in Iceland.
Breakfast was included and provided a nice selection, including fresh fruit. It was ready earlier than the official opening time of 7:00 AM, which meant that those of us who caught the 7:00 bus to the airport, were able to eat breakfast before our departure.
Close to everything Noise from the street at night
The location cannot be beat. It was in was great for seeing the city. Very cheep. From the ikea towels to the small rooms to the smushy bed and the not working tv. Everything about it smelled of cheepness.
friendly, efficient our room was very noisy- young people partying in the street
good location - close to town but not too noisy Room dirty - blood all down the underneath of basin in bathroom - yuk - complained and they cleaned it up but really not good.
Excellent location, great harbour view, very clean room and the bed was huge! Didn't try the restaurant but the bar service was good and the bar area was very nice and relaxing. Staff were very helpful and pleasant.
The staff were really helpful, very clean room and bar
Bed, showers, furniture No drawers, no dress closets
good staff, great location, nice appointrments, lovely atmosphere doors were tough to open and slammed shut, which can wake you in the small hours
Atmosphere, people - nothing too much trouble, central location - overall great Disappointed that the suana wasnt working for all 3 days - one of the reasons I chose this hotel
Amazing bed and bathroom! Tv only had one working station (did not really need it since we were never there), but I do not think that was the guest houses fault.
Good, clean and large room with excellent ensuite and shower. Staff were friendly and helpful and close proximity to the city centre is very useful.
Noisy due to being very close to downtown. Also the floor board makes sound during night.
It was a very comfortable place and conveneiently located. The breakfast next door was fantastic. Ceiling over our bed leaked and it rained all night. (Room 11)
The room was spectacular! And a great value. The staff was incredibly accomodating and the restaurant was one of our favorites for the city.
The windows did not close properly. Check your bill twice.
My interactions with the staff, in particular Hannes, were delightful and very helpful. The location was convenient, however there is a club located right next door and the customers spilled out until 5:00 or 6:00 a.m. most nights. Since I was staying in the front room and the windows were not sound proof whatsoever, I was often awakened even though I was wearing earplugs. The first night, I stayed in a room on the other side of the building and it was not an issue, so bear this in mind.
The place is ideally located to discover Reykjavik city, just in the middle of the most attractive places. Room and bathroom were very clean. the guesthouse is sharing the building of a restaurant and our room was underneath the stairs leading to the staff's lockers room... when you have an idea of night life in Reykjavik you quickly understand that this is a nightmare, in addition to this, the next building is a night club... the location and cleanliness of the building (very center of the city) was the only positive points, but we did not reached our main goal in the guest house, well, obviously ... sleeping. :-)
Very good, beautiful and clean hostel in the city center. Old house, so the street noise comes to the room very easily.
The staff was friendly, the location was great for the plans I had and the room was cozy and clean. The only complaint I have is that the room I stayed in (#6) was closest to the doors to upstairs and the front door. Whenever any guests would exit or enter through one of these doors they would often allow the door to slam shut after, making it very difficult to relax peacefully or take naps at times. If this problem was corrected, I would definitely stay there again.