Overlooking the city’s oldest square in the heart of Downtown Reykjavik, sits Center Hotels Plaza Iceland. Surrounded by buzzing nightlife, the chatter of locals, and a bounty of traditional restaurants.
The towering property appears large, yet somehow appears quaint and intimate the moment you’re greeted by guest services upon arrival. Impressive glass paneling hugs the outer exteriors. This is the ideal location to be if it’s your first visit to Iceland.
If you’re looking to have the hustle of central Reykjavik on your doorsteps at all times, Center Hotels Plaza is the perfect city-getaway. With over 200 rooms, guests can choose between simple comfort or luxurious retreat.
The decor captures the simplistic beauty of Iceland, yet remains true to the Center Hotels brand with its neutral tones. There’s ample working space in the downstairs lobby area.
Minimalism is key, as most rooms feature plush bedding, wooden detailing and compact amenities. On the 8th floor of the Hotel you’ll find the Executive rooms. These rooms offer access to outside balconies, and come with a variety of additional treats: slippers, bathrobes, and toiletries.
Floor-to-ceiling windows surround the sleeping area from all angles and reveal both city and ocean views. For privacy, traverse blackout curtains can be pulled aside, encompassing guests in a cocoon of warmth and seclusion.
What to Do in the Area:
Walk around the corner to try Iceland’s infamous hot dog stand: Bæjarins Beztu. Enjoy an Aperol Spritz and people watching at Fjallkonan. Do your laundry and grab some brunch at the Laundromat Cafe. Sample some beer at Skúli. Stroll along the Tjörnin Lake.
Activities on Site:
The onsite Plaza Bar offers happy hour daily from 4-6pm. (Make the most of these happy hours, because it can be pricey in the city!) Here’s a full guide to budget-saving tips when visiting Iceland.
What Makes the Hotel Good for Solo Travel?
Its proximity to all the popular bars and Reykjavik tours. The happy hour option the bar offers daily is also a plus. My top tip for traveling alone is to always book a tour to meet fellow travelers.