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Tower and Perlan Guesthouse
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Reviewed 4 August 2009

Best location in town. Guesthouse is located on a residential street just one block south of Laugavegur (the main drag). This is close enough for easy access to the action, but far enough away for peace and quiet. Rate was reasonable (though not cheap) for summertime in Reykjavik.

There isn't any staff to speak of - just the manager (her daughter also helps out). She wasn't always on the premises, of course, but was always available by phone when she was out. She was friendly and helpful and took good care of our room (and even got my rental car back for free after it was towed!).

The rooms are more like apartments than hotel rooms - ours included a fully equipped kitchenette and a washer-dryer. The guesthouse looks slightly beat-up on the outside but the rooms are fine.

Beds were comfortable, furnishings were basic but nice (think IKEA), wireless internet access worked fine, everything was clean and well maintained.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Baltimore
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Reviewed 13 July 2009

This is the only place I'd stay in Reykjavik. Great location. Reasonable pricing. Very nice accommodations.

  • Stayed May 2006, travelled with friends
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dorset
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Reviewed 16 August 2008

We stayed a week in apartment C (201), and this was just not long enough! The apartment was quiet, spacious and well-designed with classy furnishings, and an excellent cleaning service, provided by owner, Maria.
I cannot recommend these apartments highly enough. The price was reasonable for Reykjavik, and a much better option than a hotel, in my opinion. Fantastic!

  • Liked — quality
  • Disliked — not enough kitchen utensils
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool
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Reviewed 29 August 2006

What a fabulous little place.

We were put here for one night after our booking at a popular apartment complex went wrong due to burst water pipe - I was devastated to leave - it was far better than what we had booked elsewhere.

I was initially put off by the fact we had to share a bathroom with other guests, but what a bathroom! Massive corner spa bath, low lighing, underfloor heating all very trendy. The bedroom had 2 double beds and a wardrobe - no views though, and the kitchen was well equipped.

I think my overriding thought was how clean it was - I mean spotless. It was good sharing the kitchen with others, we managed to get some tips on where to go and what to do which saved us some time. There was also a lounge area with comfy seats, cd player and TV - not that you would stay in all that much but still, its there to use.

It was 2 mins walk to the big church and to the main shopping/ bar area and I would highly recommend this place to other visitors.

  • Liked — Clean, trendy and unfussy
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — Fantastic Bakery at 36 Laugarvegur for sandwiches and pastries, good supermarket at 56 Laugarvegur
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled with family
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Providence, RI USA
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Reviewed 2 June 2005

I stayed two nights recently at The Tower Guest house run by a very accomidating woman named Edda.

The suite was very clean and well appointed. It felt like home and we were even able to entertain guests that stopped by one evening. It was less expensive than the hotels and located in the center of the city. Edda even picked us up from the airport which cost only slightly more than taking the bus into town without all the hassles.

I would highly reccommend staying here and will do so on my next visit!

It should be noted that there are differing types of suites. Ours was a three bedroon suite and there was another person staying in the other bedroom. This didn't cause us any trouble and was not an inconvience but I know that some might not like that situation. All bedrooms lock so security is not an issue.

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Property: Tower and Perlan Guesthouse
Address: Grettisgata 22c, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
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Ranked #82 of 107 Speciality Lodging in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7

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