Thanks to its unique design, quirky character and friendly staff, your stay at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina will be an unforgettable part of your Iceland vacation.
Located in the Reykjavik city center, the Reykjavik Marina sits along a slipway in the downtown harbor district, providing guests with stunning ocean views framed by the majestic Mount Esja. The hotel is within easy walking distance of many of the city’s most popular attractions, including Harpa Concert Hall, Saga Museum and Reykjavik Art Museum, as well as world-class restaurants and shopping.
The hotel opened in 2012 in the iconic “arc” building, a familiar landmark of the city’s harbor district. That same year, Reykjavik Marina was honored with the Reykjavik Beautification Recognition award for its contribution to the local aesthetic.
The unique style of the building’s exterior continues inside the hotel, which combines colorful modern décor with antique nautical relics from the nearby harbor and shipyard.
Guest rooms at the Reykjavik Marina feature contemporary Icelandic design with references to the area’s maritime history. A variety of room sizes and amenities mean the Marina is sure to be a perfect fit for your budget and party size. A few of the options include:
- King Guest Rooms: With a view of the trendy Vesturbaer neighborhood, king rooms feature posh furnishings and sleek design. In-room amenities include king bed, phone, flat-screen TV, wireless internet, hairdryer, mini fridge and safe.
- King Attic Rooms: These spacious quarters on the hotel’s upper floors provide plush living space and private balconies with stunning views, as well as the same amenities as standard king rooms.
- Studio 6: These large suites are perfect for families and larger groups, with plenty of space for up to four adults and two children. Studio 6 includes two double beds, two large bunk beds, a small seating area, phone, flat-screen TV, wireless internet, hairdryer, mini fridge and safe.
- Marina Suite: Surround yourself in luxury in this 700 square-foot space. The third-floor views include Reykjavik Harbor, Mount Esja, Harpa Concert Hall and the Slipp area. The room is outfitted with a king-sized bed, soaking tub and seating area, and guests enjoy free breakfast and access to the hotel’s daily social hour. Other amenities include phone, flat-screen TV, wireless internet, hairdryer, coffee and tea set, fridge, safe, bathrobes and slippers.
The hotel’s on-site restaurant, Slippbarinn, offers a full lunch and dinner menu daily, along with a daily breakfast buffet and weekend brunch. Must-try dishes include the chicken flatbread with rubbed chicken, peanut butter hummus, avocado, roasted seeds and pesto; grilled lamb sirloin with baked carrots and asparagus, roasted pearl onions and beet purée; and chocolate Belgian waffle with chocolate mousse, raspberries and meringue.
Slippbarinn also hosts regular “pop-up” concerts, when popular Icelandic musicians perform a short set of songs, usually on short notice during weekdays.
Guests hoping to maintain their exercise routines while on holiday will be well-served by the Marina’s onsite fitness center, the Boiler Room. The glass-walled gym is located in the hotel lobby, allowing guests to experience the hotel’s engaging atmosphere while they work out. Available equipment includes weights, treadmill, a small climbing wall, yoga mats and more.
Reykjavik Marina can also host meetings, lectures and events of various sizes. For smaller gatherings, the plush, colorful Slipp cinema accommodates up to 20 people and is the ideal space for presentations, film screenings or other media and art performances.