New visitors to Reykjavik are discovering a swish boutique hotel in one of its oldest buildings. The much-loved the ‘Reykjavik Apothecary’ or ‘Reykjavikur Apótek’ houses this stylish city hotel, and welcomes guests to a prime location, slap bang in the heart of the Reykjavik’s bustling dining, shopping and theatre district.
Luxury holidays to Apotek Hotel
It’s a genuine thrill to know you’re staying in one of historic Reykjavik’s most revered old buildings. From the draughtsmanship of Guðjón Samúelsson, the country’s erstwhile state architect, Apotek Hotel’s former apothecary was built in 1917, and counts Iceland’s National theatre building, Hotel Borg, Akureyrarkirkja church and Hallgrímskirkja church as some of the accompanying projects to also have been designed and built by Samúelsson. Today’s incarnation of this famous building comprises 45 rooms, including Junior Suites and a plush Tower Suite. Many of the building’s original features have been kept in place and restored for posterity.
Apotek Hotel Location
Just 45 minutes via road from the airport (seven minutes if you’re flying in to the domestic airport), Apotek Hotel enjoys a convenient spot in the centre of Reykjavic. You’ll find it on the corner of Pósthússtræti and Austurstræti streets, just steps away from the area’s popular shops, cafes and entertainment. There’s a handy Flybus service to and from Apotek – the driver will stop at the hotel when asked, and your concierge will be happy to reserve Flybus seats for your trip back to the airport. Taxis and car rentals are available too of course.