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.

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Accommodation

Standard Room

Although standard rooms are quite small they are certainly warm and welcoming. These single rooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with modern amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. Average size: 11m2. Bed: 90cm.

 

Superior Room

The Superior rooms at Apotek Hotel are suitable for those who want more spacious rooms. The room can be set as a double or twin. Superior rooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with modern amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. Average size: 20m2. Beds: Twin 2 x 90cm / King 180cm.

Deluxe Room

The Deluxe rooms at Apotek Hotel are suitable for those who want more extensive rooms. The room can be set as a double or twin. Deluxe rooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with modern amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. All Deluxe rooms have view over Austurvöllur square or Austurstræti street. Average size: 25m2. Beds: Twin 2 x 90cm / King 180cm.

Junior Suite

The Junior suites at Apotek Hotel have extensive rooms with adjacent seating area. They are elegantly furnished and equipped with modern amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. Junior suites have view over Austurvöllur square or Austurstræti street. Average size: 32m2. Beds: Twin 2 x 90cm / King 180cm.

Tower Suite

The three floor Tower suite is tastefully decorated and equipped with modern amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. On the first floor is a small entryway with a wardrobe and writing desk. A stairway leads up to the second floor where adjacent bedroom and seating area warmly welcomes guests. A snug bathroom is placed on the top floor and includes both a walk in shower and a bathtub. Size: 56m2. Beds: Twin 2 x 90cm / King 180cm.

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Food & Drink

Apotek Kitchen & Bar

The restaurant Apotek Kitchen + Bar is located in the ground floor at Apotek Hotel. When designing the restaurant emphasis was set on keeping the integrity of the building and its history with a nod to the importance of the kitchen. The result is a modern location offering a entertaining and relaxed atmosphere. The menu is a fun mix of Icelandic and European cuisine with a smoking hot Argentinean grill. Dishes are designed to share and enjoy together. At the lively cocktail bar the award winning "pharmacists" mix together exciting artisan cocktails to suite every mood; painkillers, stimulants, tranquillisers and even placebos.