We are a couple with 3 children age 2-10 and we live nearby. We like to travel and do most outdoor activities.
Karen's apartment was the perfect place to start our Icelandic adventure! It was cozy and comfortable (there were four of us), just what we needed to shake off the jet lag. The apartment was also very conveniently located: an easy walk to the center of town and not too far from the BSI terminal (about a 15 minute walk). After long days of traveling or exploring, it was nice to feel like we had a little home in Reykjavik. I emailed Karen a few times before our arrival and she always responded promptly and answered all of my questions. I definitely recommend this place and would stay there again myself if I'm ever lucky enough to return to Iceland!
Excellent location, very well appointed flat, and excellent communication. Highly recommend
We recently stayed 3 nights in Karen's apartment.
Karen was an extremely responsive and accommodating host. Whenever we had any inquiries - about the apartment, surrounds or even sites - she responded quickly and helpfully.
The apartment is centrally located on a quiet street but very close to the old harbour and main shopping / dining area. It is modern, fully equipped, clean and tidy - in essence, everything you can ask for for a "home away from home". As others have noted, Karen conveniently stocks the fridge and cupboards with fresh bread, milk, ham, butter, tea, coffee etc. There is also a microwave, oven and electric stove top if you want to cook at home (dining out in Iceland can be expensive).
In short, we would highly recommend Karen's apartment and return if we ever visited Iceland again.
Thanks very much for your hospitality Karen!
The apartment was exactly like in the pictures. Clean, well-lit, functional, comfortable. Having some food (bread, butter, cheese and milk) waiting for us at our arrival was really appreciable. And the suggestion sheets for the restaurants in Reykjavik made by Karen, the tourism guides and the maps left in the apartment were useful.
The bed was really comfortable, the bathroom was just a little bit small but correctly arranged, the kitchen was perfect for a short stay (we did not cook during our stay), and the living room was great, the TV was a little bit noisy if used for a too long period.
The apartment is located near the center of the town (you can see the Hallgrímskirkja church from the street), on a street where we were always able to park our car.
So, very good apartment.
Great appartment and great location!
Karen left us the apartment on time, spotless, and with everything in great working condition. The apartment was fantastic; perfect for two people on a trip of ~5 days. Also, she gave us coffee, tea, milk, bread, and cheese upon our arrival which was great since we ended up eating at the apartment a few times. Having a refrigerator and stove was fantastic since we were able to cook some of the grocery food from Reykjavik and get a better sense of what the regular cuisine of Iceland was like. All in all a fantastic apartment and host.
Thank you very much for everything Karen. The apartment was perfect, very clean and close to everything. If we come back to Iceland, we will definitely consider to use this apartment again.
Lovely apartment. Very central. Out tour bus picked us up from the door.
Perfect base for a stay in Reykjavik. We were here for a long weekend to see the Northern Lights etc and loved this apartment. More than big enough for two people, not far from the main streets of Reykjavik and nice and quiet. Karen was a great host and had left cheese, bread, tea and coffee for us which was brilliant as our flight was delayed and we didn't get in to town until 2am! Would recommend this apartment to anyone who was coming to Reykjavik in a heartbeat!
Karen's apartment was clean, warm and cozy, had a nice location, easy parking, and a coffee press--all the essentials, exactly as advertised. Karen was extremely helpful, despite my poor planning and communication. We'd definitely stay here again!