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CenterHotel Plaza
Ranked #33 of 54 Hotels in Reykjavik
Reviewed 5 May 2011

We stayed for one night on our way out to the countryside and two nights on our way back home. We booked the trip as part of a tour package so were surprised that on our return we were given a smaller and less well equipped room than on our way out. The first time we had sitting space, a good size shower and good storage facilities. The second time there was no space to sit except on the bed or crushed at the desk, the shower room was tiny, as was the shower cubicle and the towels were worn and frayed at the edges. This hotel seems to have a lot of large groups who stay for one or two nights only and it has the atmosphere of a hostel, albeit an upmarket one. The breakfast buffet was adequate but varied in quality of choice from day to day. The location, however, is really convenient for all sights and restaurants. The staff were friendly and helpful when needed and we were not disturbed by noise from other guests. All in all, it was ok, but nothing special.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 April 2011

I travelled to Iceland in October 2010 to witness first hand the Airwaves Festival. My travel agent booked me into the CenterHotel Plaza, neither of us had any clue this was the center hub for the festival. As a single travellor - I did not mind the additional traffic!

The room was quaint. European standards for hotels differ from North American. I knew this from treks to Europe earlier, so there was no shock. There was free internet, always a plus. Ample space for storage. The bathroom was clean. My only complaint with the bathroom - there is no vanity or shelf, well there is a single bar shelf - but one in the shower for shampoo/conditioner would be nice. As well as another for a normal size toiletry bag would be a great addition.

The location of this hotel is absolutely the best point. You cannot beat this hotel - especially if you are doing nightlife in Reykjavik! If you had a room in the front, yes you may here noise - I did not have any issue with noise. Although when I pass out it'd take a freight train to wake me!

The last highlight - BEST BREAKFAST out of any of the other hotels I stayed at!! Enough bacon to clog an artery and a great assortment of anything else! And it's freeee!

I would completely stay here again!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 April 2011

Visited for mainly outdoor activities (Golden circle, glacier, south coast etc) but location is great for centre too. Lots of restaurants close although Reykjavik restaurants are twice the price of those outside the city. Good service, some confusion with room (due to flights out cancelled?) but they sorted a superior room with plenty of space, although possibly the worst outlook I've ever seen (back yard, aircon fans, wall) - not pretty although it was quiet!
Breakfast good, clean too, staff generally helpful and friendly.
Parking around is on meter between 1000am and 1800pm (free otherwise), look at parking houses (bilahus) for pay-on-exit convenience. Got one parking ticket in spaces outside for overstaying - kr2500, pay at Landsbank same day for kr1100 reduction.

Room Tip: Express pizza in square - kr2400 for BIG pizza!
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 April 2011

I went to Iceland with my brothers last winter, and we stayed at CenterHotel for nearly a week. The trip was largely about getting outdoors and seeing the natural beauty of Iceland, and then of course enjoying the bars/clubs in Reykjavik, so we certainly weren't looking to spend much time at the hotel. That being said, CenterHotel had a lot going for it. For one, the location was fantastic, right in the center of town, and within walking distance of everything one could want to see in Reykjavik. Second, the staff was extremely professional and friendly, and was always quick to answer any questions we had (and we had many questions). And finally, the price was unbeatable relative to the quality of the hotel. Still, let there be no confusion: this wasn't the Ritz. The rooms were simple, clean, and comfortable, but nothing particularly special. The morning breakfast got the job done, but again, was merely OK. Still, CenterHotel packed a lot of bang for the buck, and I would stay there again without hesitation.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 February 2011

Have just returned from Iceland and would recommend this hotel to anyone. Really good location as within walking distance of museums, art galleries, cafes and two really nice restaurants we tried. These were recommended by the hotel staff who were so friendly and helpful when I had a problem. Made the phone call for me and sorted it all out. We had a very early flight in the morning and they provided coffee and pastries at 4.30 am for us.
The restaurants we tried were Geysir (almost next door) and Hornid (just over the square and down the street). Very reasonable prices and good food.
The shopping street (beginning with L) is worth a wander down, lovely silver and lava jewellery at Eureka, he makes it himself. Also boughtt a light wool jumper and could claim the tax back from our purchasesat the tourist information office .
A trip up the top of the Cathedral is worth it, great view of the city. A lift takes you most of the way up.
Can also recommend the Golden Circle coach tour(try and have the blonde female tour guide as she had really interesting things to say about Iceland in general) also try and make time to go to the Blue Lagoon, it's an amazing experience (book a table at the lava restaurant when you arrive and try the fish soup, I have never tasted anything so delicious.
Stayed at the Northern Lights Inn for a couple of days which is right next to Blue Lagoon and they will drop you there, pick you up and lend you towels to take. Again amazingly helpful and friendly and the 'catch of the day' was delicious .
I may have looked a bit silly but can highly recommend wearing a bath hat while in the water at the Blue Lagoon. It stops your head feeling chilly if its windy and also protects your hair from the water. Otherwise coat your hair in conditioner before you go in. We were also told to take off any silver jewelerry as it would turn black.
We found Iceland a fantastic place to stay for a few days, didn't get to see the Northern Lights as too cloudy and not frosty enough.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about CenterHotel Plaza

Address: Adalstraeti 4, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 54 Hotels in Reykjavik
Price Range: $211 - $443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — CenterHotel Plaza 3*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 180 well-appointed bedrooms are constantly renovated and boast a bright modern décor with contemporary oak furnishings. Each room has its own free high speed internet connection, as well as free wireless internet throughout the hotel, TV, shower, hairdryer, Tea & Coffee making facilities and much more. CenterHotel Plaza in Iceland provides the comfort and the location to enjoy Iceland to the fullest. Situated in the city center of Reykjavik the Plaza creates the perfect setting for your stay in Iceland. ... more   less 
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