Situated on the block between the growing Hverfisgata shopping district and the famous Laugavegur tourism road, the Canopy Hilton is planted right in the middle of what you came to the capitol to see. Opened in 2016, this newer hotel has a modern look to it while retaining the old-world charm of classic Reykjavik. The front facade of the hotel may be contemporary and fresh, but from the back side you can see the original external structures from four of the six houses that the hotel encompasses. The hotel is a clean modern structure celebrating and showcasing its heritage.
Directly on a line of sight between two major Reykjavik landmarks, the Harpa Music Hall and the Hallgrimskirkja Church, and on the courtyard of Heart Park Art Display, the Canopy Hilton is conveniently located within walking distance from world class shopping, elegant dining, local coffee shops, and fantastic nightlife clubs. Whether you’re searching for high end merchandise, kitschy souvenirs, luxurious local delicacies, or a Pylsa from the corner hot dog stand; when you walk out the lobby doors you will be in the middle of it all.
The Canopy Hilton is an oasis of comfort in a busy city. Within the hotel you will experience the careful and deliberate decor of traditional Icelandic themes while still retaining the expected efficiency of a high level hotel. The rooms and suites are curated around the visuals of ice, rock, and water and the wall art is inspired by Reykjavik itself. The “Just Right Room” design maximizes your comfort during your stay. All rooms from the Twin sized up to the King Heritage include mini-fridge, espresso coffee maker, 48” television, wifi, and breakfast.
Falling asleep after a day of adventure and exploration has never been easier. The Canopy Hilton knows that beyond all the amenities and extras, a hotel’s most important obligation is to offer you a comfortable bed. Gel memory foam and Serta Cool Balance mattresses will ensure a sound night’s sleep.
The hotel offers plenty of amenities that it will give you plenty to do while waiting for the next excursion or while taking a break to recuperate from the previous trek. A library with two story shelves will allow you to pass the time in quiet contemplation. Works of local poets adorn the walls of this cozy study so you can lose yourself in the written word.
Complementary bright orange bicycles are yours for the riding so you can go out and explore the limits of this city of wonders. A musical library stocked with vinyl LPs and in-room record players is also available. The in-house Geiri Smart restaurant offers a varied menu with exquisite entrees created according to what’s locally fresh and available. Not sure if you’ll like a particular food? Come in to the Canopy Central Bistro and Bar for the nightly food and wine tasting.
Reviews on line are favorable and recount this hotel as a destination in and of itself, and nearly all the reviews rave about the breakfast! While some have commented on the busy and loud nightlife surrounding the hotel, the hotel’s immediate proximity to the center of it all is partly why this full immersion into the Reykjavik experience should be considered a feature.