Reykjavik excitement abounds on sea and land. If you love the maritime aesthetic and want to stay in closer proximity to the harbor, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina was built with you in mind. A lovely four story building on the water side of the coastline road overlooking the small strip jutting into the old protected harbor. A stone’s throw from art museums and sharing the same harbor view as the Harpa Concert Hall, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina lets you stay in the heart of culture and with breathtaking views of working ships coming and going about their daily business.
Proud of their Icelandic seafaring culture, Icelandair Marina celebrates the rugged strength of maritime life with an august collection of displayed art and relics from ocean-going life. The illuminated frames in the lobby mimic the high windows on-board boats. Bright decorations reflect the colorful daily life on land in Reykjavik. Ornaments, photos and sculptures adorn the walls commenting on the balance of life on land and life at sea.
Rooms are as varied at Icelandair Reykjavik Marina as there are fish in the sea. Twin, double, Queen and King beds are available in Standard and Superior rooms. The room decor depicting marina life in fishing nets, knotwork and general salt life images. Large families or groups may book the Studio 6 room equipped with multiple bedding options and plenty of room. The Junior Suites and the Marina Suite have private balconies and views of Mt. Esja and of course, the harbor.
For those looking for a longer stay, or a more immersed hotel stay, Icelandair Marina offers the Residence Junior Suites. Sophistication and home style coincide in lavish elegance. The suites feel more like apartments rather than rented rooms and you will enjoy the privacy and security of your own quarters hived off from the main hotel in your own residence. Private balconies and patios allow you to relax and bathe in the harbor’s beauty and recline in fashionable style. Each residence suite comes with additional perks such as fresh flowers, fruit and drinks, turndown service and available butler.
Slippbarinn is undoubtedly where you will want to spend much of your time while at Icelandair Reykjavik Marina. This is the spot for what the locals refer to as “pop up” concerts. Local musicians use the spot for short-listed or unannounced concerts. You may find popular bands playing a weeknight show with little to no notice. On Fridays and Saturdays Slippbarinn is a dance hotspot with local DJs spinning the latest records. Saturday and Sunday mornings are a great time for brunch and the children can enjoy age-appropriate movies playing while you dine.
Highest ranking reviews all mention Icelandair Reykjavik Marina’s personality and charm. The funky cafes and quirky shops in the neighborhood were also a favorite. If there is a negative review, it is the size of the rooms and specifically the bathrooms. A common observation across the board upon reviewing many hotels is that tourists are rarely prepared to encounter the smaller European rooms and bathrooms. This isn’t really a flaw with the hotel, it’s more likely a cultural difference.