Need to know
38, including six slick suites.
Double rooms from $348.76 (ISK38,607), excluding tax at 7 per cent.
Rates exclude breakfast (ISK2,990 a person for the buffet).
101 Gallery hosts special exhibitions and has an impressive permanent collection of works by local artists, which spill out into the communal spaces of the hotel itself.
Over Christmas from 24 to 25 December.
At the hotel
DVD library, gym, a Jacuzzi, steam room, in-room spa treatments, concierge, laundry, and free WiFi throughout. In-room: Flatscreen TV, iPod dock, CD/DVD player, minibar and Aveda bath products.
Our favourite rooms
All rooms in the hotel are super stylish, but those overlooking the harbour give you views of cheerily bobbing fishing boats and majestic mountains; or for the best of both worlds choose a Junior suite, which has two-way views of the harbour and the old town; we also like junior suite 501, Apartment 101 and corner rooms 301, 401 and 501.
There’s a small plunge pool and sauna in the basement spa.
A hardy, yet stylish, parka to cope with the Icelandic cool outside the hotel and (if you’re staying between May and September) an eye mask so you can snooze soundly when the midnight sun shines.
The hotel has a wheelchair accessible room on the ground floor.
Are welcome, and an extra bed can be added for ISK15,900 or a cot for ISK12,900. However, there's much more of an adult ambience in this monochrome marvel.