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Kvosin Downtown Hotel

Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF)

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Based on 396 reviews
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Standard Room

  • One Queen Bed
Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. The private kitchenette is stocked with a refrigerator and a coffee/tea maker. You will have a shower, as well as a hair dryer. A safe, an iron and ironing board, and cribs/infant beds are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Quadruple Room

  • One Queen Bed
  • One Sleeper Sofa Bed
This room opens to a balcony. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. The private kitchenette is stocked with a refrigerator and a coffee/tea maker. You will have a shower, as well as a hair dryer. A safe and cribs/infant beds are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Family Room

  • One King Bed
  • One Queen Bed
  • One Sleeper Sofa Bed
Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. The private kitchenette is stocked with a refrigerator and a coffee/tea maker. You will have a shower, as well as a hair dryer. A safe, an iron and ironing board, and cribs/infant beds are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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  • One King Bed
  • One Twin Bed
This room opens to a balcony, great for kicking back and taking in city views. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. The private kitchenette is stocked with a refrigerator and a coffee/tea maker. You will have a shower, as well as a hair dryer. A safe and cribs/infant beds are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Superior Twin Room

  • One King Bed
  • One Twin Bed
  • One Sleeper Sofa Bed
Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. The private kitchenette is stocked with a refrigerator and a coffee/tea maker. You will have a shower, as well as a hair dryer. A safe and cribs/infant beds are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Kvosin Downtown Hotel
Kirkjutorg 4, Reykjavik, Iceland IS-101
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Free Breakfast
  • Lounge/Bar
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 396 reviews
from Stuart, Florida
Submitted on 22-05-2016
You will not be disappointed if you stay here. The location is the best. Right across the street from the parliament building where many of the walking tours start. We were able to walk to Harpa and to the modern church and to the old harbor. Excellent restaurants in the immediate vicinity. Once you park, there is no need for a car to do the main sights. Parking is at a premium and there is no designated hotel parking. Staff can direct you to a car park under the town hall. We flew into Keflavi... Read more
Submitted on 27-05-2016
This hotel checked all of the boxes. Reasonable, great location, quiet, clean, and spacious. We were on the 2nd floor with two double beds. When you entered the room, the two beds were to the right. What's really nice is that there is a full height wall between the two beds. Although it did not provide absolutely privacy, it certainly helped. The bathroom was at the end and to the left was a small kitchenette and sitting area in the front by the windows. The windows are operable to allow fresh a... Read more
from Eatontown NJ
Submitted on 28-05-2016
After checking guidebooks, Trip Advisor and Googling we are so glad we chose Kvosin. Perfect location in the center of town, set back from the bustle in a small square, near Lake Tjornin and within easy walking to restaurants ( many wonderful ones), the harbor, shopping (wide variety including grocery stores) and Harpa concert center. The staff ( thank you Sergej, Nicolas, Hildur, Snorri and Vardi for their guidance and help in arranging excursions and restaurant reservations )- outstanding! Our... Read more
from NY
Submitted on 30-05-2016
We stayed at 3 different hotels in Reykjavik during the course of our visit to Iceland. While they were all nice hotels, The Kvosin really stood out. The location was wonderful---close to the center of things but in a quiet pocket. Our room was nicely appointed, with a kitchen and small living space, comfortable bed, and nice linens. It was fairly large by Reykjavik standards. We were able to check in early. Snorri, the general manager, was very pleasant and helpful. When we first arrived,... Read more
Submitted on 05-06-2016
we had alot of fun in iceland, hotel was great, it felt more like appartment then hotel. it was a good location too. and staff were helping us arrange all sorts if activities. price was pretty high but that is usual for iceland. the restaurant is not recommandable though.
from Cambridge, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-06-2016
We stayed at the Kvosin before and after our son's wedding in Iceland recently. It was the perfect hotel for many of the guests to stay and enjoy catching up with each other. The apartments are spacious and well equipped, the service was very friendly and efficient, with a relaxed atmosphere. We managed to see quite a bit of the city and enjoyed the delicious brunch breakfasts in the cafe downstairs before heading out on various coach excursions.
from usa
Submitted on 14-06-2016
I am a seasoned SPG platinum member with most of my stays at Westins so my expectations are reasonable.... WE booked this hotel rather than the Borg and other similarly priced hotels based on the rave reviews on Trip Advisor. THe photos do look great and the charming witty words to describe the rooms seduced us. THats where the thrill ended. FIrst the pros : well maintained clean property in ideal location next to the Borg hotel. NEw property so things aren't run down ( although the toilet s... Read more
from Lancaster, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-06-2016
This is a lovely lovely place to stay. Really quirky rooms with nice amenities. Parking is limited but we always found a space. Parking not really an issue if you are travelling out for the day and not coming back until later. The hotel has a really nice atmosphere and the rooms are large with nice modern bathroom. The location is great and is ideal for walking around at nighttime. The only downside was the breakfast, it was nice, but you have to go to the cafe next door. When you go you get a m... Read more
from Richmond, Virginia
Submitted on 25-06-2016
loved the hotel and location. very quaint, helpful, friendly and clean! Would stay here again. The breakfast in the attached restaurant was perfect each morning. Loved the small kitchenettes in the room.
from Noblesville, Indiana, USA
Submitted on 25-06-2016
We stayed in a family room and space for a family of four. The staff was very accommodating. The bar was nice and pretty empty for the summer. The room was a little small, but it was very well organized and had a kitchen which would be nice for a longer stay. We did not have a lot of time here, but most restaurants we checked out were walking distance away.
Submitted on 28-06-2016
When my husband and I first arrived at Kvosin, I was struck with the gorgeous traditional architecture of the exterior juxtaposed with a modern lobby and room. They manage to blend the two in perfect harmony. The lobby area has a cozy bar where it's always happy hour for hotel guests. The modern check in desk with carrera marble top is to die for! Our room was also beautifully designed with kitchen island, heated towel rack and lovely sleeping quarters with room darkening shades; a must for thi... Read more
from Saskatoon
Submitted on 01-07-2016
The Kvosin Downtown Hotel is right downtown and about 15 minutes walk from the bus depot where the airport shuttle drops you off if you haven't paid extra for the smaller shuttle to the hotel. Walking can save you both time and money. Check-in service was very pleasant and in excellent English. There appeared to be someone at the front desk 24 hours a day. We were a party of four and had booked a two bed, four person suite and were upgraded to a three bed suite with a partial and equipped ki... Read more
from Portland, Maine
Submitted on 03-07-2016
My wife and I just traveled to Iceland for a vacation and to celebrate our 25th anniversary. I booked a "bigger" room at the Kvosin. This a a wonderful hotel. The staff could not have been nicer and were always ready to give assistance. The hotel has a nice lobby and a nice little bar as well. The room was amazing. I had asked for one of the loft rooms and was able to reserve it. A large open room with a separate sleeping area, a kitchen bar, a seating area with a sofa and two chairs. Very c... Read more
from South Portland, Maine
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Look you in the eye sincerity. Crisp cleanness to a fault. Simple elegance. Perfect location without noise. Stayed on fourth floor - the mountain - was a heroic experience. Sergei - a desk manager- was extremely worldly and pampering. Snorri - the hotel manager was very gracious.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-07-2016
We loved everything about this hotel - comfy beds, access to a shared balcony, lots of space, the convenience of a little kitchenette in the room, and fab bathroom with lovely toiletries. Perfect location, very central and only a few minutes from the harbour - we're usually happy to walk miles and miles, but in the icy winter, being a short walk away from everything was sometimes very welcome! The staff were excellent too - very helpful with recommendations, liaising with a tour company on ou... Read more
Submitted on 10-07-2016
Overall our stay couldn't be better. The staff were very friendly and always attentive. The rooms were truly stylish, with all amenities that one would aspire to have; a kitchen island with a nespresso machine, utensils and a small fridge, decent size comfortable beds, lots of plugs available, a designer radio. Location is very central, yet also was not noisy as it is on a side street. It was also easy to get to, and had (paid) parking in front. Highly recommended for families.
from New York
Submitted on 10-07-2016
very nice staff, perfect location and perfect rooms. Really, no reason to stay anywhere else. Beware no parking and breakfast only comes w some rooms. But really thought it was great place to start our trip.
from Bayville, New Jersey
Submitted on 11-07-2016
This hotel is in the perfect location in the center of downtown Reykjavik. Restaurants, bars, shops and a few grocery stores are all within walking distance. The rooms are spacious and clean. I would definitely recommend this hotel to families that need the extra room.
from Charleston, South Carolina
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Location could not be more perfect! Clean, modern, great staff! Fabulous food in restaurant below for breakfast - incredible! We could not have picked a better hotel! Family of 4 with 2 teenagers got the family room and it was perfect!
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 15-07-2016
4 of stayed in the biggest room. It is like having your own little perfectly decorated home in the middle of Reykjavik. The location is just off the main square so possibly a little quieter than some other places. We walked everywhere. The breakfast at the cafe next door was lovely (our reservation included a breakfast voucher). We didn't have time to enjoy the bar in the hotel, but the G&T list was intriguing, The desk staff were terrific. One of the guys marked up my map to show me where all t... Read more
from Apex, North Carolina
Submitted on 17-07-2016
Perfect location. In the city. But just far enough from the downtown action to not keep you up a night! Biggest Room was clean and well equipped and spacious. Kitchen / seating area was nice, but we weren't doing any cooking. The shower was big and very nice. A good size accommodation. Though 1 really tiny bathroom made it feel smaller!! It was actually smaller than the walk in shower. Really tiny sink area. We ended up doing our teeth in the kitchen sink each day. And to be clear - there is... Read more
from New Hampshire
Submitted on 22-07-2016
I recently traveled to Reykjavik Iceland with my husband and stayed at a small, boutique hotel-the Kvosin Downtown Hotel. Its location allows you to walk to most sights, shops, and restaurants. The rooms are modern and have a kitchenette area, if you wanted to prepare some meals. The staff is very friendly and helpful in planning activities. One of the perks of this hotel is that you have your breakfast at a great restaurant attached to the stone building- Bergsson Mathus, a farm to table restau... Read more
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Location is fabulous, the room clean and more than spacious...most outstanding is the staff. Friendly, helpful, enthusiastic ...Even before our arrival I e-mailed the front dest for information on taxi, tours etc.. Response was immediate and always helpful. Also breakfast included in a great restaurant adjoining the hotel.
from Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Big group stayed here back in December and it was amazing. Perfect location for everything and the staff in the reception and the bar were extremely helpful and friendly when helping us book trips. The rooms was lovely and comfy. Perfect stay
from Dordrecht
Submitted on 25-07-2016
This hotel is absolutely worth every penny. The location is excellent, near every hotspot in Reykjavik and near the busstop and office of the grand tour operators. Staff is very helpful. The design of the apartments, at the top floors, is pure Scandinavian, modern and clean. They paid a lot of attention to detail, tiling for instance, in the rooms, that are equipped with kitchen, bathroom, separate bedroom and toilet. You even can sit on the roof on beautiful days, if you like.
from Sunset Beach, Hawaii
Submitted on 27-07-2016
The location of the Kovsin is great, the rooms are not bad, the had marginal black out curtains considering it was VERY light out from 1 am to 4 am, but the thing that ga e this hotel a not so good review in my opinion, was the noise level. We had someone, or something a one our room that sounded like someone rolling a boulder across the room , and then have 5 kids chasing after it constantly ALL NIGHT LONG for 3 nights. It was so awful, we did not get any sleep. The breakfast was really great... Read more
from Portland, Oregon
Submitted on 30-07-2016
My best friend and I stayed there for a 40th birthday celebration. The hotel was great and the communication with the hotel in the months prior was super valuable as tried to figure out what to do with the trip -- tons of tips and great advice. The hotel was super comfortable, quaint and perfectly located. We really enjoyed the trip and would recommend it without hesitation!
from New York
Submitted on 02-08-2016
Stayed here for a week in July 2016 with our family of four (two children ages 6 and 8). The hotel is in a great central location within walking distance to all sites, restaurants and shopping downtown. I cannot say enough about the service... Snorri and his team are attentive to every need and beyond! The team's recommendations were so much better than anything out of the various guidebooks - they not only pointed us to the local places but gave us tips on how to experience the local culture. W... Read more
from New Jersey
Submitted on 02-08-2016
I'll start by saying that the only reason I did not give a 5 star review was the noise factor. The room was fabulous, but faced the street and there seemed to be a bar/party going on directly across the street. Not sure how much the fact that we stayed on a Saturday night played into this equation. I would definitely go right back to this hotel, but would ask for a room in the back of the building. The room itself was clean, spacious and was really more of a mini suite. A small refrigerator,... Read more
from Stockholm, Sweden
Submitted on 07-08-2016
This is one of the best hotels I stayed at! When we arrived to the hotel our room was not ready but we where able to leave our luggage. The location is great you are in the middle of the city by the parliament and the town hall. A few minutes away you have a wide selection of bars and restaurants. The check in went smoothly and the staff was kind and polite. Our apartment was situated on the 3rd floor, a huge apartment with two bedrooms, a balcony and terrace. The beds are extremely comfortable... Read more
Submitted on 09-08-2016
We stayed 2 adults and 2 kids (10, 15) in one of their appartments for 6 nights. Nice and clean . Comfy beds for both the kids and the adults . Excellent toilet with great shower. Breakfast very tasty , although not so much to choose from - no buffet , you choose from basically a breakfast plate and a bruch plate. The location of the hotel is right in the centre of Reykjavik. No included parking, or hotel parking at all . Just a public , very expensive parking outside the hotel. We used a parkin... Read more
from Jerusalem, Israel
Submitted on 24-08-2016
It is important to start by noting an error in Tripadvisor's description - this hotel does not have free breakfast as claimed. It has NO breakfast at all. They would send you over to a cafe around the corner. You may or may not find an available table there - depending on how busy they are. Also - (paid) car parking next to the hotel is a matter of luck. Very few places available. Now to the rooms themselves - perfectly equipped small apartments, modern and well kept. Lots of space. Not too quie... Read more
from Toronto
Submitted on 28-08-2016
We stayed at this hotel in August. The staff were great - friendly and helpful. The hotel room is very spacious and has comfortable beds. The bar in the hotel is very comfortable. We timed the visit with Cultural night (third weekend in August) which featured bands and amazing fireworks. It was awesome. The hotel had a band right in front of it. I would highly recommend the hotel in terms of comfort, staff and location. There is a very nice French cafe with terrific breakfast nearby.
from New Jersey
Submitted on 30-08-2016
We, family of four, spent a night at this hotel in August. They deserve kudos for letting us check in early - we arrived on the 8am flight. We got a spacious one bedroom room on the third floor with a terrace that we can walk out on. The hotel was extremely convenient to walk everywhere. We dropped off our luggage, freshened up and headed out. Later we walked back, rest up and headed out to cover more of the city. The room was clean and had all the comforts of home. The bed and sofa bed wa... Read more
Submitted on 31-08-2016
Really a cool spot. Bay window looked out on the square and the lake. Really an apartment feel and one block from the main drag. Hotel staff was great. Room had a great lay out. Kitchen was fully outfitted.
from Los Angeles
Submitted on 01-09-2016
We booked one of the "Bigger" rooms for four nights. The room itself is really nice... comfortable bed, nice open floor plan, attractive furniture (the sink in the bathroom is super tiny, though). Unfortunately, the location of our room was not good. It was actually outside the hotel itself, essentially in a parking lot and adjacent to the back courtyard area (which isn't particularly attractive... basically an alley). You actually have to go outside the hotel to get to the room. We always had t... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 11-09-2016
Fantastic location... in the middle of everything. Great building.... very large rooms.... very bright (but with blackout blinds) and great service. What more can you ask for? Bed was very comfortable... room was exceptionally clean. Great bar in the hotel. Within a few blocks of everything.
from Boston
Submitted on 13-09-2016
Stay here. Centrally located. Easy walking to many city center restaurants and activities. We arrived from airport at 5 am. Asked (hoped) for early check-in. They gave it to us without hesitation. We got a little nap and were able to thoroughly enjoy our first day. Staff very friendly with good recommendations for dining. Rooms are good size. Kind of minimalist decor. Handsome, but not our particular style. Beds excellent. You won't go wrong here.
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 16-09-2016
We stayed in Kvosin Hotel for four days. The location is excellent, at the center of the city. We have to note especially that we were impressed with amazing service done by two people working in the reception, Sergei Artamonov and Edoardo Mastantuoni. They were extremely kind and helpful to us (and other customers), immediately reacted to all our questions and requests, helped us when we had some problems, made all efforts to facilitate our stay in Reykjavik and enjoy this city. We express our ... Read more
Submitted on 19-09-2016
I spent several hours looking at hotels for this holiday as I was booking for a group of us. This hotel was perfect. It met all the criteria, price wise, size wise and accessibility wise. We were here in the winter and didn't do any driving so car parking was not an issue. Breakfast was included in our package. Whilst it was across the courtyard it was a mere 15 steps, I have walked further for breakfast in other hotels. Staff were knowledgeable and helpful. Location is superb.
from Los Altos
Submitted on 20-09-2016
Fantastic location, close to restaurants, and harbor. 25 minute walk to domestic airport if you want to rent a car. The very clean rooms looked like they were staged by Ikea (but in a good way) with the Nordic design and appliances. Kitchenettes included refrigerator, two burners, sink, coffee maker. The front desk staff were all friendly and helpful from making calls to confirm tours or mapping out walking routes. Undoubtedly, the highlight of the property was the captain of cocktails, the maes... Read more
from Alpharetta, Georgia
Submitted on 23-09-2016
We had an outstanding experience staying at the Kovsin. You cannot beat the ideal location, which is perfect for bars, restaurants and shopping. The rooms were exceptionally clean and tidy, and we greatly enjoyed the mini-kitchen as it made breakfasts quick and easy before day excursions. Service was very good but not necessarily "over the top" - however Sergei was excellent. Price was definitely on the high end considering limited amentities - but worth it compared to other hotels we viewed ... Read more
from Oakville, Canada
Submitted on 24-09-2016
My husband and I spent one night here. The room was large and comfortable. It was pricey but most everything is. It was close enough ( but far enough) from the Friday night bustle of downtown. Great little bar on the main floor too!!
Submitted on 24-09-2016
We loved our six nights at kvosin. The location couldn't be better. The staff was very helpful as we navigate the city and excursions. Cozy bar and delicious breakfasts. Our room was perfect. Wished for larger bedspreads, but such a small issue for an overall fabulous stay. Thank you. We will be back!
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 24-09-2016
Spent 5 nights at the hotel from 9/18/16-9/23/16. Our room was lovely and very well appointed with hairdryer, aveda products, stocked kitchenette. The concierge was very helpful with directions and dinner reservations and recommendations. The hotel bar was low keyed with a very friendly bar tender who remembered everyone's name. The central location was great very easy to walk anywhere and if you have a car very easy to get in and out of the city, and very quiet as you are a couple blocks from t... Read more
from Lyon, France
Submitted on 25-09-2016
This is a great place to stay, the staff are really very very good. I travel every week so know the difference people make to a hotel. This trip I took my family and we had an issue with the room, above the bar. They fixed this immediately and upgraded us no charge to a suite. Great service. I would highly recommend this hotel