Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • Popular bakery

  • Intriguing history

  • Art Deco design

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  • Overview

    We love a hotel with an unusual history here at Chic Retreats, and the Sandhotel does not disappoint. A combination of three historic townhouses, this stylish boutique hotel has a mishmash of different stories to tell; not only has one of the buildings home been home to the prestigious Sandholt bakery for years - trust us, the cinnamon buns are to die for - but one was also the residence of Nobel laureate and esteemed writer Halldór Laxness.

    Aside from its history, there’s much to allure at this Chic Retreat. The Art Deco décor lends itself in trendy light fittings, sleek furnishings and rich fabrics. Staff are lovely and are able to help out with anything from grabbing you a pastry to organising tours of the area.


    The hotel is located in the Reykjavik 101 district, the hotel is just a stroll away from the striking Hallgrimskirkja church and City Hall. You’re in a great spot for shop-hopping and bar-sampling here too, with plenty to choose from in the area.


    You won’t go hungry here: the popular bakery from which the hotel gets its name is just next door, serving a delicious array of local pastries and cinnamon buns (an absolute must). If a pastry just won’t cut it, head to the hotel restaurant, Sandbar & Bistro, which serves all the classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Facilities
    • bar

    • WiFi/Internet

    • gardens

    • restaurant

    Facility details:

    24-hour front desk, Bar/lounge, Concierge services, Dry cleaning/laundry service, Elevator/lift, Free WiFi, Free breakfast, Garden, Luggage storage, Multilingual staff, Restaurant, Smoke-free property, Television in common areas, Terrace, Total number of rooms - 57, Tours/ticket assistance, Year Built - 2017.
  • Location

    Laugavegur 36, IS-101 Reykjavik, Iceland

    How to get there?

    The National Theatre bus stop (Þjóðleikhúsið) is a 4-minute drive from the hotel (350m)

    Barónsstígur is a 5-minute walk from the hotel (450m)

    Nearest airport

    Reykjavik Domestic Airport is a 10-minute drive from the hotel (3km)

    Keflavik International Airport is a 50-minute drive from the hotel (48km)

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    Rooms are, for the most part, monochrome, with volcanic stone features and trendy light fittings. Most also come with stylish photographs and trendy artwork. Bathrooms are modern and come with the added treat of luxe toiletries. Four of the rooms are wheelchair accessible - please notify the hotel of your requirements ahead of arrival.

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Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)