This is really a magical property constructed with imagination and an eye for detail, the architectural and building conversion work having been done by a company well-known for its expertise in the restoration of historic Icelandic buildings.The hotel's location and historical provenance are arguably unbeatable.It comes highly recommended. RY1206
The lobby is located between the two old Reykjavik town houses which form the two main wings housing rooms and dining facilities.It is light and airy due to being almost entirely constructed of glass, but of course radiates traditional charm.
The hotel actually consists of two traditional Reykjavik town houses (one of which is reputed to be the oldest in the city) joined together by a glass-roofed atrium in which the lobby is located.
The medium sized rooms are among those of the highest quality in Iceland.They are very modern in terms of facilities, but with charming traditional touches. Both the rooms and the bathrooms are in exceptional condition.
The restaurant is on the ground floor and combines modern convenience with cosy traditional charm.
This hotel really could not be better located, right in the centre of Reykjavik's old town just round the corner from Parliament Square. It could indeed be said that it is located right on the spot where Reykjavik began its history as during the building of the hotel archaeological remains were discovered which were part of the original settlement, and are on display in a mini-museum in the hotel's basement.