Ion City Hotel
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Ion City Hotel

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4.5
#3 of 13 small hotels in Reykjavik
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

If you’re looking for a family-friendly small hotel in Reykjavik, look no further than ION City Hotel.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Reykjavik, ION City Hotel is located a short distance from Laugavegur (0.0 mi) and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) (0.2 mi).

Rooms at ION City Hotel provide a minibar, a seating area, and a sofa, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

You can also enjoy a lounge while staying at ION City Hotel.

Reykjavik has plenty of Italian restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Caruso, The Deli, and Essensia Reykjavík, which are serving up some great dishes.

Best of all, ION City Hotel makes it easy to experience many great Reykjavik attractions like Laugardalur Park, Reykjavik Art Museum Kjarvalsstadir, and Parc Hljomskalagardur, which are some popular parks.

The staff at ION City Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Icelandic

Location

Laugavegur 28, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 100 out of 100
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Reykjavik Domestic Airport
Keflavik Intl Airport
39.1 km
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drrusl wrote a review Nov 2021
Boston130 contributions92 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I sprung for a more expensive room that had a sauna on the deck, which was awesome. The room price included lots of nice amenities such as a free mini-bar that was re-stocked nightly (although we had to ask a few times) and a Nespresso machine, which was used extensively. The bathroom had the coolest night light I've ever seen: a virtual "flame" at the top of a long black iron bar against a black lava wall. Very Game of Thrones! That was probably the most amazing bathroom fixture I've ever seen. The negative comments here are correct. There was construction noise from early morning and the noise from the whiskey bar next door was loud and continued on to early morning. I ended up playing soft music on my I-pad so we could get some (interrupted) sleep. So, why the 5 stars? The front desk staff was very kind and helpful and the location of the hotel was excellent, within walking distance of everywhere we needed to be, including an excellent public pool. And I LOVED the room. The design was so stylish and modern, yet really captured the essence of Iceland. I love a good night's sleep as much as anyone but I would truly stay here again. Plus, the sauna was heavenly. It was definitely a splurge but it was an amazing stay in a beautiful and fascinating country.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The sauna rooms are pretty amazing and worth the price, IMO.
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Katie V wrote a review Jan 2023
Austell, Georgia64 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We adored our stay here and will ABSOLUTELY come back the second that we are in Reykjavik again! The rooms were very nice, spacious, and well appointed. We loved the huge shower with very hot water and great pressure, especially since almost everywhere else we stayed in Iceland had just about the opposite. (I even joked with my husband that it was our last night before leaving Iceland after 12 nights, and it was my first great shower of the trip!) lol. The bed was super comfy and warm. We also loved that the room wasn’t TOO warm (another theme we’d come across).

The star of the show was Virginia at reception! She made us feel like long lost friends and went out of her way to make us feel welcomed and give us suggestions for dinner and things to do. When our flight was cancelled the next day due to weather, she went FAR above and beyond to make sure that we had a place to stay. Honestly, we would come back to see Virginia even if we couldn’t get a room, she was THAT awesome!

I don’t have a single complaint about this place. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Intlgal007 wrote a review Dec 2022
Portland, Oregon107 contributions130 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First time in Iceland and glad we stayed here! Location is right in middle of town. Clubs are nearby so if you are a light sleeper ask for a room not facing the main street on the weekend.
Ying Ying, Bart, and Virginia, the 3 front staff who one was always at the front desk would greet us warmly and had fantastic recommendations where to eat. The shower is great and hot water is almost immediate when you turn the handle. Really enjoyed my stay and would highly recommend hotel
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for a room not facing main street if you are a light sleeper
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Joanna_vigate wrote a review Mar 2020
Hong Kong, China275 contributions180 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
blue sky, little cloud... well greeted and our luggages were well attended by the taxi driver, a comfortable 45min ride into town. started off fabulous at KEF.

upon arrival at the hotel, "was that a warm welcome? where was the smile? at least it is centrally located and easy access to smoothie, vietnamese noodles, fondue and famous lamb shank." and as for late night noise, we were assured of the closure of the bar next door. we were in and out in the afternoon, but i didn't recall a smile on his face. 4 nights total on this FIRST LEG of the trip in city centre.

second checked in happened 7 days later, a warm welcome by a young lady made me comfortable. a little bit of a drama during check in, this young lady reminded us that it is better not to have any expectation of a room changed. sure enough, to stay without ANY expectation, afterall, we had our best two nights at blue lagoon and a night at south coast.

we were greeted by this nice young lady again in the afternoon the following day. our response to her "how was your stay so far?" was CASUALLY brought up "the music was loud last night and it continued on past midnight." absolutely beyond their hands, definitely.

there were a few times in life that i had to vent and give comments, if it was not for one reply i came across in the emails regarding mainly invoice payment amount, our gentle complaint of the noise, i would have just let it go or simply not write a review at all. 566 ISK (or $4) is a teeny weeny amount but it is enough and able to see whether a person is willing to go an extra mile and uncover the myth of two different charges on the invoice/bank statement.

my dear Pere, were you aware of your reply to Monika was sent to us as well??
"This guy has been so intense cause he want back 566 IKS coming from the difference between the invoice and his bank statement.
Same guy complained about noise last weekend, that's why he is focused in bothering us so much until getting his 4 dollars
Pere"

"After investigating of what happened, the Accommodation Tax has been charged twice, therefore there was a difference" Thanks Monika for clearing the mystery and i sincerely hope the bug is removed in your system! as you mentioned ION is a memeber of Design Hotels, only participating in Marriott Bonvoy program, i apologized for the discomfiture caused.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Courtney D wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Pay 300+ a night and front desk man refuses to provide me with a complimentary sparkling water and tells me to go drink tap water.

Location is the ONLY perk to this place. Very disappointing experience and not worth the money.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dave Plainview wrote a review July 2022
Plainview, New York3 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We (with another couple) stayed at this absolutely not an inexpensive hotel for four days. Here is what we got it:

Positive:
It is almost in the center of the old town and conveniently accessible to many restaurants and sightseeing spots. The front-desk clerks are all very friendly and helpful (we only see one staff at a time during our entire stay, no other staff was in the hotel).

Negative:
Overall, I am not sure it should be called a hotel or a small motel (but nice one). The later appears more appropriate to me. There are many elements as a hotel are missing there such as: no breakfast available, no microwave, basic amenities are there but no tissue box unless you ask for; we were on the third floor, you have to keep the blinds down or the residential neighbors could see you in the room, their windows are only less than 30 feet away; the hallway are absolutely dark no natural lights in and the air is stuffy and kind of smelly; the shower water when in use is always leaking thru the shower door (I think a design issue) and you have to use the bath towels to stop it spreading which you are provided only two at a time. No breakfast available at all. I had the Marriott customer services to call them for vouchers since I have the “privilege“ of free breakfast and they promised at the time of booking. But it was denied at check-in; there is no front entrance door on the street, the entrance is in a unnoticeable ally on the side of the building. From the street you don’t even see there is such a hotel out there. And don’t know why the hotel sigh is so small printed on the corner of the glass wall that you will never see it without asking around for. Sidebar - One advice, if you really want to stay at this hotel, please take a taxi for the airport transfer, do not use the Gray Line Bus which is listed in the hotel website links and you will not regret paying extra for the taxi, just trust me! Have fun in Reykjavik!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Betsy V wrote a review July 2021
Waxhaw, North Carolina5 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
It is 4:15am and the next door music venue is STILL blaring club music. We were told it happens in the summertime & use provided ear plugs. Ear plugs were not provided. I didn't ask them because I can't sleep with ear plugs anyways. On top of this, to cool the room down in summer, you have to open the window (common in Iceland). The noise that comes from the street is pretty unbearable. Very unfortunate as the staff is incredibly kind and rooms are great. If you are simply wanting good location, this is a great hotel. If you are actually wanting to sleep, choose another hotel. Noise isn't going to change as the hotel has no control over it. You can, however, control where you stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Coastal30032631071 wrote a review Apr 2023
1 contribution
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
With the hotel being smaller with a more intimate staff, they remembered us every time we walked through the front door. It also allowed to us to get familiar with each friendly face, especially when they helped us make arrangements around the city. When the roads out of Reykjavik closed in mid-Dec 2022, we extended our stay and ended up enjoying three different room types! The rooms we had were very clean, modern, spacious, and luxurious. The Junior Suite with the outdoor sauna was a great value and incredibly comfy. The Panorama Suite and City Suite made us feel like celebrities with private saunas, separate living spaces, and amazing views of the church. It was a short walk to one of the best bakeries for breakfast and had a central location in the city. We also stayed at the Retreat at the Blue Lagoon during our trip, but we cannot stop thinking about the wonderful people at Ion City treating us like family during our stay in these beautiful rooms. Hands down the best hotel experience we've ever had, and we can't wait to go back! We were anxious and nervous with this being our first trip outside of North America, so a big special thanks to Yingying, Virginia, and the rest of the staff for making us feel at home :)
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ricky L wrote a review May 2022
Sydney, Australia129 contributions120 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is very central and one can walk to almost anywhere in the city centre, with plenty of nearby restaurants and shops to choose from. However, the hotel is very hard to spot from the street - maybe I am just blind but I walked past the place a couple of times before I found it.

The rooms are well appointed, clean, and comfortable.

One major downside of the location is the noise at night. Not the fault of the hotel, but of course all it takes is one or two morons shouting on the street at hourly intervals to totally ruin one's sleep.

Recommend highly - just don't open the windows.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Ginger K wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When I booked this hotel for my visit to Iceland I contacted them to get some travel information. Youssef, the manager was so helpful in my planning the trip before I arrived. He made all our reservations and tour trips for us. The hotel was so sleek, modern and clean. There are only 14 rooms so each room was special. The beds and linens were so comfort it was hard to get out of bed. If you are looking for a small hotel in Reykjavik, I suggest the Ion, centrally located and fabulous. Don't forget to ask for my friend Youssef ! He’ll take good care of you.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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bev c wrote a tip Feb 2024
Liverpool, United Kingdom77 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tricky to find. Opposite tee kafi (coffee shop)"
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rubysmith16 wrote a tip Nov 2023
Petersfield, United Kingdom23 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you can’t handle small noise from street then might not be for you, but you defo miss out in location and quality if you don’t stay here"
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LukeGodber wrote a tip Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom51 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hotel doesn't have a restaurant but the Sandholt bakery a few doors down is an amazing spot to get breakfast. "
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Mary A wrote a tip Sept 2023
36 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A little difficult to find but call and they will easily get you headed in the right direction."
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pauldchicago wrote a tip July 2023
Chicago, Illinois25 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure the sauna works properly."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$311 - AU$566 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IcelandCapital RegionReykjavikMiðborg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ion City Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Ion City Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Hallgrimskirkja (0.4 km), Mink Viking Portrait Studio (0.2 km), and Ring Road (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ion City Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Ion City Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Ion City Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Ion City Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ion City Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Braud & Co, Mama Reykjavik, and Old Iceland Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ion City Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Ion City Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Reykjavik.
Are pets allowed at Ion City Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ion City Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to Ion City Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Einar Jonsson Sculpture Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) (0.4 km), The settlement exhibition (0.8 km), and Videy Island (4.0 km).
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