A top a tower, in a beautiful exotic land, there once lived a girl. No, this isn’t the start of a princess tale from Disney, although I do think it would make for a rather perfect modern day interpretation. This is, in fact, the tale of one night staying in the Tower Suites of Reykjavik, Iceland. Now, if you’re scratching your head wondering why this sounds familiar, it could be because it is a massive celebrity haunt. After spending 24 hours in residence, I now have the full picture as to why this would be the case.
First of all, Tower Suites only has eight suites in total. It’s located on the 20th floor of a skyscraper that has unparalleled views of the city and the water. As it’s the tallest building in town, one of only a few that are in double digits for numbers of floors, it benefits from a pretty clear and lengthy view in every direction. So any room at all that you may book into is going to be one that comes with some serious picture opportunities. The floor to ceiling glass windows make certain of that.
Now, it must be said that there are a lot of hotels with views, these days, that heavily rely on the view itself to capture the attention of their guests in residence. Tower Suites has done the exact opposite. Their interiors are impressive, to say the least. They are clean, contemporary and, if you can believe it, wonderfully comfy. They also compliment the view you are presented with. Each room comes with a golden telescope that is useful for zooming in on the city and for viewing the Northern Lights, should they choose to grace you with their presence. There are also sumptuous seating areas, beds that will make you believe you are sleeping on air and baths with, you guessed it, amazing views of the city.
For those that are picky about privacy, you can’t beat that of Tower Suites. Guests looking to avoid paparazzi (my main concern, of course), can enter and exit the hotel from the basement. As there is quite a small number of rooms on the premises, you can also count on being looked after as if you were royalty. There’s a bar in the main lobby that is completely open to guests to mix as they please. Although good luck trying to mix a drink without an offer of assistance. I barely had a Coke out of the fridge before a handsome man appeared with an opener and a glass of ice.
Should you want something more substantial, there is room service available. Breakfast in the room was a thing of absolute beauty, and health. There’s a great cafe in the bottom of the building that provides the food for guests looking not to leave their bed in the morning. And trust me, with the sun not showing its face until nearly 10am, it’s tougher than you would think getting out of bed!
Here’s a look at my complete stay, with a few pictures of things we discovered in Reykjavik while in residence!
A little look at places discovered in Reykjavik while staying at Tower Suites:
Fashion Foie Gras stayed as a guest of Tower Suites and Small Luxury Hotels of The World.