Exterior of entryway to Exeter Hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland, with modern gray steel & stone plus tall windows.
Dining room of Exeter Hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland, with tan benches, wooden chairs, hanging fluorescent lights & sleek black tables.
Reception desk at Hotel Exeter in Reykjavik, with hanging pendant lights, corrugated steel & stone, computer monitors & artwork.
Long wraparound deck with glass railing beside walls of glass in slate gray under a cloudy sky at the Exeter Hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Exeter Hotel room with double bed with white & dark blue linens & tan pads hanging as headboard, wood floors & wraparound walls of windows.
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Exeter Hotel

Standing proudly in Reykjavik’s old harbor, the Exeter Hotel is a restored 1904 building with a contemporary atmosphere and sustainability-minded features. Located in a prime spot within a mixed-use neighborhood, and only 7 minutes from the airport, this 4-star hotel is neighbor to retail shops, restaurants, cultural spaces and local residences.

Amenities & Accessibility

Guests can enjoy a variety of amenities during a stay at the Exeter Hotel. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. All rooms have a view of the interior garden. The spa comes equipped with a sauna and Jacuzzi for relaxation. The fitness center makes it easy to maintain workout routines. A leisure and TV room offers entertainment and another relaxing space. The business center is a space to focus in. And the 24-hour reception staff members are ready to help with tours, laundry and dry cleaning. For accessibility, an elevator services all floors and wheelchair access is available throughout the property.


Start the day with a continental breakfast served in the hotel restaurant, including meat, fruit, a variety of breads and cereals, orange juice, tea and coffee. The in-house bakery serves doughnuts, bagels, bagel sandwiches, bread including sourdough, pizza and even artisan puddings. The hotel bar, Tail Bar, keeps guests entertained. For dinner, the restaurant offers fried items, various potato dishes and more.

Nearby Attractions

Within a short drive is Reykjavik’s city center and the often-visited Hallgrimskirkja church, the largest church in Iceland and one of the country’s tallest buildings. Guests can walk to Rathaus, Reykjavik’s popular city hall that’s occasionally used for events such as art exhibitions and live music performances. And renowned Scandinavian meals are served a few steps away, at the Saegreifinn restaurant. Other nearby attractions include: the Volcano House, Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhus, the Parliament House, Austurvollur Square, the Reykjavik Century Museum, the Kogga ceramic studio, Laugardalsholl and the Settlement Exhibition.


Amenities common to all 106 rooms include: safe deposit box, desk, telephone, flat-screen TV, radio, universal AC/DC adapters, mini bar, electric kettle with coffee and tea, hypoallergenic pillows, clothes rack and ironing facilities. Every room’s bathroom is equipped with a walk-in shower, hair dryer, towels, bathrobe, slippers, and complimentary body soap, shampoo and conditioner. Cots are provided in Junior Suites, Deluxe Double rooms and the Harbor View Suite. The Harbor View Suite additionally offers a balcony, seating area and wardrobe.

Google map showing location of Exeter Hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland, near the water.
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