Reykjavik Residence Hotel

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Reykjavik Residence offers brand new apartment accommodations in the heart of downtown Reykjavik. These are the perfect choice for the independent traveller seeking a place that is more a home away from home, than a hotel. Our luxury suites are perfect for business travellers wanting to make the most of their stay, or for those seeking truly special accommodations. Our quality apartments allow guests a comfortable degree of flexibility and independence, with larger units ideal for families. Though new, our facilities are in prestigious buildings on Reykavík's Historical Registry. Choose between our delightful breakfast baskets, delivered straight to your room. However you like to start your day, we‘ve got you covered! A beautiful winebar Port 9 a blend of the best of wines, appetizers and hospitality in an atmosphere of unmatched classical grandeu and timeless elegance.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
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Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Microwave
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English, Icelandic, Polish
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Nestled in the heart of the city, Reykjavik Residence Hotel garners accolades from guests for its homely atmosphere and pristine cleanliness. The spacious and modern rooms, complete with kitchenettes and daily bread, contribute to the comfortable experience. While the central location is a hit among guests for easy exploration, opinions on value differ; some commend the reasonable rates, whereas others find certain aspects pricey. Despite some quibbles over soundproofing and decor, the hotel's service and amenities receive high praise.
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suzmo15 wrote a review Jan 2024
Coppell, Texas3 contributions
Hotel's Favourite
Had a great stay here. We had the studio apt and it was the perfect size for 2 people. Very clean. Staff very helpful and friendly. I thought bed was super comfy. My sister with a bad back had to sleep on pullout couch instead of the bed because it was firmer.
Had 2 minor aggravations, but other than those had a great stay. The hotel advertises if you are gluten free they will accommodate that food allergy. I confirmed before arrival we would be getting gluten free bread. Out of a 5 day stay it only actually happened once after major persistence on our part. No idea why if they offer it they could not follow through. If you are GF there is a great GF bread at Korean grocery store. Other issue was the induction stove. 2 of us could not figure it out. Turns out you have to have pan on the burner before it will heat up. Who knew? Instructions would have helped.
One of the best amenities is the reception area. Great place to stop by to warm up and hang out on the couches while waiting for room to be ready. Staff very knowledgeable and helpful in reception. The reception area has two large bathrooms and even a shower. It was awesome we could stow our bags and retrieve them once room was ready. Loved plenty of coffee available in our room. Definitely would stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Do not buy the breakfast. Just go to the closely located Kronan and buy what you like.
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Jennifer Y wrote a review Feb 2020
Cohoes, New York3 contributions3 helpful votes
I’m so glad we found Reykjavík Residence Hotel. It was very clean and quiet. The staff was kind and helpful. They were always in contact with me for all the questions I had prior to our visit. Instead of the breakfast we opted for the “basket” in our room each morning. The basket was so delicious. Each day we received a loaf of homemade bread, hard boiled eggs, sandwich bread, sandwich meat (ham or salami), two different types of fruit, Nutella, butter, honey, jams, soft cheese, sandwich spread, small chocolates, and skyr (yogurt). This was more than enough for the four of us for breakfast so we usually had it for lunch as well. Our room was stocked with dishes, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper, and tea bags. The room had a dishwasher, oven, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, iron, and a powerful hairdryer, along with enough shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, and dish soap that was refilled by housekeeping as needed. The housekeepers even put our dirty dishes in the dishwasher and started it for us while we were out sightseeing. There was plenty of hanging space and drawers for our five day stay. The hotel is conveniently located to the main downtown shopping area and near bus stops 6, 9, 10, and 14, and lots of coffee shops and restaurants. There are two small washers and dryers in the basement that are free to use. It did take a while for our wet outerwear to dry, however. Overall, we loved our experience at the hotel and I would definitely recommend Reykjavík Residence Hotel.
-From New York, USA
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bonedoc1966 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom119 contributions122 helpful votes
We stayed as a family of four in a two bedroom apartment for two nights on our first visit to Reykjavík.
The hotel is centrally located close to many restaurants and nearby to many tourist attractions.
The reception has recently moved to no.60 rather than no.45 as we were told. Luckily a member of staff found us looking lost and redirected us. The accommodation is dotted around the street in a number of buildings. Our apartment was at no.78 so after check-in there was another trek to find the correct building. Check-in was efficient if a little clinical.

When we eventually got to the the apartment, we were pleasantly surprised to find a very modern clean two bedroom apartment which was fine for our needs albeit a little cosy but nonetheless very comfortable.

The fridge in the kitchenette was already stocked with the breakfast basket for the next morning although you are given the choice of an a la carte breakfast in the hotel restaurant which is what we opted for. It was definitely the right choice but again takes a little finding and is not clearly identifiable. However the hunt was worth it and we enjoyed an excellent and plentiful breakfast on both mornings we were there. You do have to book the time of your breakfast as the restaurant gets very busy!

The apartment was well appointed, clean and comfortable. Cereal, juice and milk is provided for free along with a great coffee maker. There is a dishwasher and cooking and cleaning utensils for those wishing to cook and clean.

My family enjoyed a very comfortable stay and we even caught sight of the northern lights which was a surprise given the light pollution in the middle of town.

Check out was much easier and staff were very helpful in organising and communicating with our pre-booked taxi to take us to our next destination.

I would happily recommend this hotel and would have no hesitation in staying here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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brownsa79 wrote a review Jan 2020
England38 contributions43 helpful votes
We stayed 2 adults and one teen early Jan and loved the apartments. They were clean, well stocked and the location was fabulous, walking distance to the sights of Reykjavík.

The apartments are spread over several buildings (all in close proximity to one another and the main reception). TVs picked up English channels which was handy when a storm hit.

Our apartment was well stocked with coffee & Hot Chocolate pods, apple juice, cereal and in the bathroom there was an abundance of L'Occitane products including hand wash, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner and body wash. If you are packing on a budget then leave the wash bag at home, we didn't touch ours! There was also a hair dryer and bath robes.

We had booked several excursions (Golden Circle, Northern Lights and Blue Lagoon) and all picked us up from the number 14 bus stop which is down the hill approx 5 minute walk from the hotel. Not a problem at all, just cold as you wait, as you are opposite the open water........

The 'hotel bar' was lovely and cosy, staff friendly and like most places in town, they offered a happy hour which was nice.

All in all in the trip couldn't have been better, staff are so friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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tulip wrote a review Mar 2020
Bolton, United Kingdom516 contributions291 helpful votes
I cannot believe how great this place was! Perfect location, our particular room was next door to their hidden wine bar, perfect! Walking distance to just about every where.
Apartment was modern, clean and comfortable. My only criticism is there's only one mirror that is in the bathroom with no natural light, not great for a poorly sighted, short, middle aged woman to do her make up with, they need a mirror by the door.... Otherwise...
The best bit is the complimentary milk, cornflakes and juice because I'm not a big eater in the morning so a few Kelloggs washed down with their complimentary tea or coffee was just brilliant!
In the bathroom there are L'occitane shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, hand-wash and body lotion, none of that cheap stuff.
The room was really quiet, it also had a little balcony.
The staff are really helpful. Sourced me a sewing kit, prompt wake up calls, everything was superb. We intend to revisit Reykjavik and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Aasenjo wrote a review Mar 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida56 contributions37 helpful votes
We spent a week at the Reykjavik Residence and enjoyed it immensely. The check in desk is at Hverfisgata 60, however there are several properties, so you will have to walk from there after check-in. They are happy to store your luggage while you wait if you are early. We chose the breakfast option and it was excellent. A basket containing deli meats, several kinds of cheeses, butter, hard boiled eggs , jam, skyr, fruit, and chocolates was delivered to the room each afternoon, and a loaf of fresh bread was brought to the door each morning. Coffee , milk and juice are also in the room, the kitchenette is well appointed. Beds were super comfy, and although we had windows open there was no noise issue. Towards the end of our stay we switched breakfast to the restaurant, which was also excellent. Would absolutely stay here again the next time we visit Reykjavik!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hollie M wrote a review Feb 2020
Virginia111 contributions65 helpful votes
We stayed in a junior suite with our two children ages 5 and 8. Our suite was spacious, well appointed, and had everything we needed and more! The beds were very comfortable and the entire building was clean. This residence hotel is the perfect location for central Reykjavik restaurants, sites etc and is a block away from bus stop 14 where tours, city buses, and transportation to/from airport and the Blue Lagoon pick up and drop off.
The breakfast basket was brought to us each day and filled to the brim with fresh vegetables, fruits, cheeses, bread, Icelandic skyr, butter, jams, nutella etc etc. There was fresh milk and juice, a coffee pot with coffee, tea and cocoa, and a box of corn flake cereal. The BEST part of the breakfast was the fresh, warm loaf of Sandholt bread delivered fresh every morning to our door - literally - fresh bread every morning.
Check in and check out were simple...we missed that check out had moved addresses to be sure to double check that before you go. I highly recommend this apartment hotel!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Building 8 is a block from bus stop 14
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Weism wrote a review Jan 2020
New Jersey256 contributions147 helpful votes
We could not have been happier with our stay. The apartment was just perfect both in its setting and facilities along with its location within Reykjavic. We really felt like we were part of the experience as opposed to the feeling at a more traditional hotel. We had everything we could have hoped for in our room including complimentary milk, juice, and cereal in our kitchen. We were so very glad that we purchased the early check-in on the day of our arrival. Be prepared that it can be a bit of a walk (about 3 blocks) from the bus drop-off location mandated by the City of Reykjavic. We enjoyed every day we were at this hotel and being located so centrally within the city. What a deal!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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PolkaDotPictures wrote a review Feb 2020
13 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed in the presidents suites which were mini apartments, with bedroom, en suite, sitting room and kitchenette. The rooms were lovely, beautifully decorated, warm, cosy and peaceful. The location was perfect, close to town centre and within walking distance of most of the key areas you'd want to visit. Breakfast baskets with fruit, cheeses, cold meats, skyr, boiled eggs and fresh bread (even gluten-free bread for me) were delivered daily which made for leisurely breakfasts at home without the need to venture out into the snow. These were also so generous that we even had enough for picnic lunch snacks! Wine of the month in the mini bar was delicious and very reasonably priced. Overall this was a very enjoyable place to stay and I would thoroughly recommend, thank you Reykjavik Residences, we had a perfect honeymoon stay!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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claire19742017 wrote a review May 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Just home from a fabulous four nights at Reykjavík Residence Hotel to celebrate our 20 year wedding anniversary. We were a family of 4 (two adults, two children) staying in room 705 a one bedroom apartment in the Tannery building. The apartment was on the first floor and was cosy, modern, clean and perfect as a base for our short stay. Beds were comfy, towels, milk, apple juice, cornflakes and coffee pods were provided and replenished every day if needed. We were out all day every day and when we returned to the apartment had been tidied, the beds had been made up, the kitchenette area cleaned, dishwasher put on and towels replaced if needed. Plenty of toilet tolls, l’occitane hand wash, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel were provided in the bathrooms. The lounge and kitchenette area of the apartment faced into the little courtyard and the entrance to Port 9 Wine Bar but we were not aware of any noise from people coming and going or the very few sitting outside. The location was excellent and close to the main shopping street, restaurants and bars. We didn’t order the breakfast basket but got the most amazing cinnamon buns and pain au chocolates from Brauð & Co. Bakery to have on the go. Accessing the apartment with the phone app was easy once we downloaded the FLEXIPASS app. It only allowed the key code on one device unless you contacted reception. Parking was easy and cheap on the streets close by if you parked in zones P2 or P3 (cheapest). We paid by credit card as couldn’t get the Parking app to work on the street using mobile data. We would highly recommend staying in The Tannery building and if we every came back to Reykjavík would definitely book again.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded May 8, 2022
Dear Claire, Thank you very much for your kind word! We are so happy you had a nice stay with us! We hope to see you again sometime soon! Have a great day! Kind regards, Nives, Reception Team
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Cookieboo23 asked a question Oct 2023
East Sussex, United Kingdom871 contributions247 helpful votes
Which building is the main reception located, please? TIA!
Answer from Nappa
Northumberland, United Kingdom100 contributions57 helpful votes
Hello! The main reception building address was given to us as Hverfisgata 60, 101, Reykjavík. We were able to find it using google maps on being dropped off by bus in the city centre. Luckily the ‘60’ was clearly marked so not too difficult to find.
Cookieboo23 asked a question Oct 2023
East Sussex, United Kingdom871 contributions247 helpful votes
Hi, is there an option for cooked / hot breakfast at the hotel?
Answer from mdl444
Greenville, South Carolina49 contributions16 helpful votes
No,The breakfast is a tray of different breakfast items that the hotel brings to your room everyday.
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Answer from Claudia H
15 contributions7 helpful votes
Breakfast baskets are delivered in the afternoon. You might miss the fresh bread but it will be on your door when you return.
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Geraldine V asked a question Aug 2020
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico138 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi, can the 2 bedroom apartment be accessed via stairs? Thank you
Answer from Hollie M
Virginia111 contributions65 helpful votes
Absolutely....there are several of their apartments that are literally steps away from tour operator bus stops as well as being in the heart of the city near bars, restaurants, attractions etc. Enjoy!
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Tom V wrote a tip Feb 24
Massapequa Park, New York20 contributions3 helpful votes
"You honestly don't need cash, so don't worry about currency conversion. Find a cheap Northern Lights tour. Spending more $ on one isn't worth it."
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JTS wrote a tip Feb 23
High Wycombe, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
"Discounts for stays of 4 nights or more. Breakfast is recommended."
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SC O wrote a tip Feb 19
Singapore2 contributions
"Iceland uses the standard Europlug socket with two round prongs. Make sure you get the correct travel adapter."
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Adam F wrote a tip Feb 16
5 contributions2 helpful votes
"A must visit city!!"
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curlylou68 wrote a tip Feb 15
leeds2 contributions2 helpful votes
"Book the breakfast - it’s fab and very good value"
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C$286 - C$473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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63
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Frequently Asked Questions about Reykjavik Residence Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Reykjavik Residence Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Hallgrimskirkja (0.4 km), Mink Viking Portrait Studio (0.3 km), and MJUK Iceland (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Reykjavik Residence Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Reykjavik Residence Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Reykjavik Residence Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Reykjavik Residence Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Reykjavik Residence Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arabian Taste, Braud & Co, and Old Iceland Restaurant.
Is Reykjavik Residence Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Reykjavik.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Reykjavik Residence Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to Reykjavik Residence Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Einar Jonsson Sculpture Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) (0.4 km), The settlement exhibition (0.9 km), and Videy Island (3.9 km).