Center Hotels Laugavegur; Iceland’s Cozy Hideaway along Reykjavik’s Main Shopping Street

Last updated on December 18th, 2023 at 06:50 pm

Many hotels are simply a place to lay our head in the evenings, yet, others feel more like a home and destination. Center Hotels Laugavegur, Iceland boasts sprawling, modern architecture on its exterior, along the bustling street of Reykjavik’s main shopping street; Laugavegur. 

Loa Restaurant interiors at Center Hotels Laugavegur in Reykjavik Iceland

Checking into Center Hotels Laugavegur

The colorful and quirky vibe that makes Reykjavik so special, is certainly ever-present in various ways throughout the hotel in its interior and room features. The open lobby area is full of natural light and a cozy ambience, emanating from the fireplace. You’ll find modern shelving with distinctive decor, ranging from books and photography, to crafts made by locals. The open space is inviting, but even more inviting are the wonderful employees waiting with a smile. Comfortable seating and a large, charging work-space, make the lobby an ideal spot for both mingling and unwinding any time of day.


Dining at the Hotel

Located across the lobby, you’ll find the staircase leading to the main restaurant, Lóa. Here, they pride themselves in using the best of seasonal ingredients from Iceland. The ambience of the restaurant in the evenings is that of a classy nature, family-friendly, and open to all. The bar area is frequented during happy hour times, by locals and tourists. In the mornings, this space is filled with the smell of freshly cooked bacon, eggs, and pastries, as the buffet rolls around. Through another hallway, you’ll find popular hangout spot; Street Food Station. A casual eatery offering street-food-favorites from around the world (and delicious drinks too!) Happy hour at Loa is from 4-6pm. Street Food Station is open everyday, 11am-9pm


Amenities at the Hotel

Each room varies in size and layout, but offer the same amount of comfort and warmth. We were lucky enough to experience two, wonderful rooms. Both with unbeatable balcony views of Reykjavik City and the distinct mountain peaks out to sea. (We were even lucky enough to have a premier view of the Northern Lights from above– which made the entire trip!) Rooms have rain showers, luxury toiletries, mini-fridges, televisions, and some even offer coffee machines. The rooms are elegant and spacious, fitted with black-out shades for the midnight summer days.