It would be difficult to find a more centrally located hotel than Skuggi Hotel. One of five Keahotels properties in Reykjavik, the Skuggi is right on Hverfisgata street, only one block off of the world famous shopping lane of Laugavegur street. Surrounded with exciting nightlife spots, quiet cafes and bountiful shopping opportunities, with the wealth of art galleries and museums on every street, a short stroll just outside of Skuggi’s lobby doors will expose you to all the best Reykjavik has to offer and immerses you in Icelandic culture.
A quiet and unassuming building in the middle of town, Skuggi is anything but plain. The minimalistic modern design is a clean and impressive statement that proclaims the hotel to be an elegant stay without the trappings of extravagance. Luxury lodging with refined taste await you inside the finely appointed interior of Skuggi. Traditional Icelandic concepts with the comfort of modern design will ensure all your needs are met and your senses piqued as you take in the beauty of this masterpiece of Reykjavik.
Interior design appropriate for both corporate boardrooms and for family dwellings, Skuggi blends the upscale class of refinement and the earthy tones of welcoming warmth into an exquisite experience in true relaxation and pleasure. Clean lines, soft color palette and warm wood accents really drive home the beauty of Icelandic sensibilities and the entire hotel feels like an example of what one should expect when venturing out into the island.
Rooms at Skuggi Hotel are just as beautifully curated as the hotel’s common areas. The Single and Double rooms are fresh and clean feeling, a good start to any day of exploration or a comfortable end to a long night of partying among the locals. The Superior rooms offer more space for the traveler that requires just a bit more room to stretch out. All rooms are decorated with artwork inspired by local artist and writer Ragnar Axelsson, his inspiring coffee-table book of photographs from Icelandic culture is another room amenity for your enjoyment.
As you have undoubtedly come across in your research for lodging in Reykjavik, you have noticed the parking situation, or lack thereof, especially in the downtown and shopping areas. Many hotels offer recommendations on where to park, but few offer on site parking. Reykjavik grew up around the tourism industry and was not originally built with so many vehicles in mind so parking is at a premium anywhere you go in the city. Skuggi Hotel offers on site parking, in their own private lot and in their underground garage, complimentary for their guests. This is highly sought after and a premium bonus for guests of this hotel.
Online reviews gush over the quality of the staff and how clean and neat the hotel’s appearance is. Aside from the overwhelmingly critical parking perk, guests are most excited about Skuggi’s location being in the center of everything you came to Reykjavik to see. A short walk in any direction brings you to another destination you planned on seeing. Complaints online trended toward not appreciating the color schemes and minimalistic design of the hotel. Whereas some hotels offer kitschy decorations or bright designs, Skuggi embraces the conservative cleanliness of minimalism and that left some guests wanting.