The grey exterior of the building gave nothing away as a blend of eye catching colours appeared as I walked into the lobby of Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina's property.
Keeping with the harbour side theme throughout the property there are fisherman knot-shaped pillows, taxidermy puffins, - don't worry, these are only in the lobby - string 'net' bags that house your television remote and of course views over the cities dry docks and harbour.
My room, one of The Attics, was small but sweet. With a wet room style bathroom, small balcony overlooking the harbour, and a comfortable double bed which pulled apart to become twin singles.
2am had come and gone but the midnight sun was still out so I pulled the blinds and clambered into bed quickly. As a person who can't sleep with light I found it difficult to get to sleep with just a thin blind over the windows even though the bed, soft and comfortable with light airy quilts and pillows, beckoned me and the map of Iceland behind my head inspired dreams of adventures in this mystical country.
For breakfast, there are a number of choices around the hotel but the Slipp bar in the hotel has a delicious array of options and for those on the run the Grab & Go station is conveniently located by the front desk.
The property is just a short walk from downtown Reykjavik and most tour meeting spots.