SUPERB LOCATION FOR EXPLORING THE CITY – FEW MINUTES FROM THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS CITY HAS TO OFFER
Our apartment located zip code 101 downtown in Reykjavik, the best possible location, free parking in front of the apartment.
Even though the apartment is in this great location in the heart of the city the street is quiet so guests may sleep without any noise from the main streets.
The 60 m2 apartment consist of an open kitchen and living room, nice bathroom with shower and 2 bedrooms. Both bedrooms offer queen size beds, although one is a bit larger then the other in size, the apartment is considered spacious for 2 but can easily suit 4-5 guests.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all the kitchen utensils you need to feel right at home and you should be able to make a nice coffe, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Also there will be some condiments, such as sugar, oil, pasta, spices, coffee etc. There is Senseo coffe machine so guests can make themselves great coffe to start their day in the morning. Also included in the price is TV, high-speed wifi, bedding and towels along with the free parking in front of the apartment and streets nearby. There is also a washing machine in the kitchen.
The check out time is at 12:00 noon and check-in is at 14:00 or later if you wish. This is the general rule but we will take other times into consideration if requested. A lot of flights land early in the morning and if there are no guests checking out you may go straight to the apartment in most cases.
The apartment has a superb location for exploring the city. It is within walking distance of all major attractions.
The apartment is located right next to Skólavörðustígur (30 sec. walking) which has become one of the most popular streets in the city with a great variety of restaurants, designer shops, cafés and bars. On Skólavörðustígur you will also find a nice grocery store (45 sec. walking)
-Laugavegur, known as the main shopping street in Iceland also has a great variety of bars, restaurants, cafés, Icelandic design and gift stores. (4 min. walk)
-Hallgrímskirkja is a church which stands 74.5 meter tall and is one of the landmarks of the city (2 min. walk)
-Sundhöllin is a really nice indoor swimming pool with outdoor hot pots and a sauna. This is a nice way to start the day or relax after a busy day in the city. (7 min. walking)
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-The old harbor is about 10-15 minutes stroll down Skólavörðustíg or Laugavegur the main shopping streets. At the old harbor you can hop on whale watching tour or go sea angling. There are also museums, art galleries nestled in with quality fish restaurants as well as charming cafés.
-Harpa is the Reykjavik’s famous Concert Hall and Conference Centre (10 min. walking)
-BSI or Reykjavik Excursions is 10 minutes walking away. You can take a tour from there to just about any place in the country. Please look at their web page for further information ((website hidden))
How to get to the apartment:
The cheapest way from the airport is by Flybus airport shuttle. The Flybus is a direct connection to all arriving and departing flights at Keflavik airport. The Flybus departs from Keflavik Airport 35-40 minutes after each flight and the seats are always guaranteed.
Please find other information such as flybus prices on ((website hidden)) . The drive from the airport Keflavik to Reykjavik takes about 45 minutes. The Flybus stops at BSI which is about a 10 minute walk away from the apartment but the flybus does offer the option, for a little extra fee, to stop at Hotel Óðinsvé which is 1 minute walking from the apartment, so that would probably be the best option for people traveling with luggage.
We are very friendly and hospitable owners so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.
Look forward seeing you hopefully in Iceland :)
Overall the apartment was quite nice - unfortunately there were quite a few maintenance issues: The bedroom door handle was broken and if the door was closed then you became locked inside until someone could turn the handle from the outside. Therefore some people in our group had to sleep with the bedroom door open which wasn't great for privacy; There didn't seem to be any control over the heating and the radiator in the bedroom would not turn off. The knob on the radiator in the livingroom also fell off and so the apartment was very hot at all times; There was a note in the bedroom instructing us to keep the blind down at all times. The bedroom therefore had no natural light at all so was very dark; The bathroom has a lot of pipes and equipment in one corner with some mould. Other than these issues, the location was great and access was easy and the place was generally clean. Although I wouldn't stay here again, I believe it was still good value for money overall.
Margret's apartment is in the best possible location! Literally walking distance to everything we needed in Reykjavik. But it's so quiet!
We had to alter our travel plans the night we were leaving her apartment because of the weather and Margret was extremely accommodating about letting us stay another night. Everything about this apartment and our interactions with Margret were fantastic!
Location is good, central near to many interesting places in Iceland.
very central appartement. unfortunately there was a building site next to the appartement and the working started very early and was loud. the tv was not working with no chance of getting help.
We stayed here for 4 nights earlier this month (Feb '14) and had no problems at all. The location is great, it is a nice apartment and perfect for a short break in Reykjavik. We didn't hear any building noise. We would agree with the comment to get the transfer bus from the airport to save the walk up the hill! Overall a great trip and a nice place to stay.
Stayed here last week for 4 nights, the location really is great, definitely recommend it for a trip to Iceland for a few days. Get the transfer bus from the airport as it's a bit of an uphill walk from the bus station :)
We just finished an amazing 5 day stay in Iceland at Margrets place. The apartment is located right in the centre of Reykjavik and everything is within a 5 min walk. It made a nice change to have the relaxed atmosphere of our own apartment whilst on holiday. Margret was an exceptional host and responded to all of our questions extremely quickly. Be sure to stay here! Thanks Margret
What a great two bed apartment in a fantastic location only 3 mins walk to the main church and 3 mins to the heart of town with shops and bars
If location was the only criteria this place would get an 11 rating. It is a nice apartment in the center of the best shopping area. The bathroom and kitchen are not the best.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.