Blurring the line between hotel and home, Reykjavík’s Konsúlat Hotel is a living work of art. Paying homage to consul Ditley Thomsen, owner of the 19th-century Thomsen Gagasin Department Store, every corner of this storied, luxurious wonder sings of history, of sophistication, of class.
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With flare, Konsúlat’s cool marble floors, stone walls, and an undeniable 60s vibe create unparalleled international hospitality in the heart of Reykjavík’s oldest quarter. Classy merely scratches the surface of this hotel’s charm, whose interior feels more like a cross between a library and a posh lounge—hues of orange and burnt oak, quirky vintage décor, angled ceilings, leather chairs and floor-to-ceiling windows are all proudly presented here.
Curated by a number of local artists who have each added their unique aesthetic flare, Konsúlat Hotel extends its hospitality beyond mere design, offering guests a welcome gift upon arrival. Enjoy a fully-equipped bath house with its signature 19th-century stone walls, and a state-of-the-art fitness area, open 24 hours.
Reminisce about Iceland’s history by viewing the hotel’s extensive black-and-white photography selection, or grab a bite at the cheekily-named GOTT Restaurant (translated as GOOD Restaurant), which features creative fusion food with the same intrepid, experimental attitude so wonderfully apparent throughout each colourful corridor of this fabulous and rare accommodation. For a lighter-hearted fare, look no further than the famous hot dog stand— Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur—only steps away from the front door.