This modern hotel is located right in the centre of Reykjavík’s downtown area, a short walk from the Reykjavík Art Museum, National Theatre and Culture House. Earthy tones and oak furnishings contrast with black leather sofas and white washed walls, making this one of the city’s most stylish hotels. There are numerous restaurants, bars and cafés on the doorstep, while the hotel’s own Plaza bar is an elegant place for a 6 o’clock cocktail or nightcap.
There is no restaurant at the hotel, but the snazzy bar by the lobby is a great place to get your Reykjavík soirée started with a bang, especially as Happy Hour is doubled to two. And, happier still, one of the city’s best restaurants, Kjallarinn, is right next door, with a superlative menu featuring the freshest and finest local ingredients with a French or Asian twist.
Comfy and unfussy, rooms at the CenterHotel Plaza are delightfully unpretentious. Think sleek wooden floors, cute leather armchairs and the occasional bold splash of colour. There's also all of the usual mod-cons, with the flat-screened TV joined by complimentary WiFi. It's all bathed in natural light, with upgrades adding in French windows and top-floor views.
Reykjavík is Iceland’s largest city, with the highest density of museums, galleries and landmarks to see. These are all within easy reach of the hotel, so stroll over to the Einar Jónsson Museum, take in the Hallgrímskirkja, and chill out in the cafés. Icelanders like to party, which means Reykjavik has an excellent food and drink culture, so there’s no shortage of fun to be had in the evenings. Nights are often lit up by the Northern Lights – the hotel has a wakeup service if they’re sighted, so you don’t need to be out and about to catch the show.