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Embassy Luxury Apartments
Ranked #6 of 108 Reykjavik B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 26 May 2008

We stayed at the Embassy Apartments for 6 nights in early May. We spent 3 nights in Room 90 (a one bedroom apartment) and 3 nights in Room 80 (a studio apartment). Overall, the apartments were excellent--
clean, comfortable and well-equipped. I appreciated the extra touches, such as free wireless internet in each room and direct telephone lines. The location was ideal---a quiet residential street, only a short walk from the main shopping street. There were many foreign embassies within eye sight of the front door (hence the name Embassy Apartments). Check-in was quite easy--after you are buzzed in, your keys are left in an envelope with your name on it in the front hall. We arrived early in the morning before our room was ready, but we were allowed to leave our bags at the apartments while we went to explore the city. When we returned in the afternoon, our bags had been brought to our room. As many reviewers have already noted, having a fully-
equipped kitchen really helped to keep costs down, as eating out can be quite expensive. We booked the apartments by contacting them directly by email and we got a good price for our room(s), so I consider it excellent value for the money. My only criticism is that the bathroom in Room 80 is very small. The sink and shower are tiny. If you are a larger person, you will have some difficulty with the bathroom set-up. Otherwise, I have no complaints and I highly recommend this establishment. We had a wonderful holiday in Iceland and if we return to Reykjavik, we would definitely stay at the Embassy Apartments again.

By the way, I also highly recommend booking some day tours through Iceland Excursions. They will pick up/drop off from the front door of the apartments. If you book online, you will get a 5% discount. Get out and enjoy as much of this exciting country as you can!

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2008

What we got at the Embassy Luxury apartments was a competitively-priced, spotlessly clean, comfortable, studio apartment, which was well equipped and serviced by friendly, smiling and helpful staff. An easy, 10 minute, amble to Laugavegur, the main shopping area. Very good value for money. Our best recommendation is that, when we return to Reyjavik, we will waste no time in searching out alternative accommodation.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled with family
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1  Thank lets-do-it-again
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Reviewed 26 April 2008

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in these apartments. The apartment was well equipped and clean. We were surprised at how spacious the apartment was, particularly the bedroom and living room. This apartment was definitely excellent value for money, as we had the benefit of space and independence but the service of a top hotel, as the rooms were serviced everyday. Another great benefit of these apartments is the location. They are just minutes from the main shopping and eating areas. The staff were really friendly too, as we got dropped off at the wrong apartments, so they came to pick us up.

We would highly recommend this apartment and will be going back to Iceland as soon as we get the chance.

Stayed: March 2008
1  Thank babydumbo
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Reviewed 25 April 2008

A fantastic place to stay in Reykjavik. Believe all the good things that people have to say about this place. Great location, about a two minute walk from the center of town but on a quiet residential street. No screaming drunks keeping you awake at 4:00 AM on Friday or Saturday! Self-catering is great -- particularly for eating breakfast. If you are really on a budget, cooking a dinner or two in will really save money as well. Also, if you stay in the large apartment you get your own private parking place in the driveway of the building. There is plenty of on-street parking for the other apartments.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 April 2008

We had a fantastic stay at the Embassy apartments. The location was perfect, the price was affordable and the apartment was clean and had everything we needed. More than that though was as it was our first stay in Reykjavik (with a little one too) we had lots of questions we needed answering in advance and Ingibergur was a wonderful help. Everything exceeded our expectations (comfort, English tv, extra beds, taxi, coffee, soap etc) I wouldnt hesitate to recommend the place and wouldnt stay anywhere else. We felt very lucky when we got there because I was surprised how far out of the centre a lot of the bigger hotels were. The Embassy is 5 mins walk from a 24 hour supermarket, wine shop and 6 or 7 excellent eating places, not to mention the tourist info place where they will change your money and travellers cheques (at a much better rate than we got in the UK)
Also if you are on a budget, as food and booze is a bit minty(bring your wine quota in duty free) the self catering aspect really came into its own here. Look no further for accomodation!!

Stayed: March 2008
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Reviewed 21 January 2008

We have just returned from a long weekend in Iceland, staying at the Embassy Luxury Apartments. We stayed in Apt 100 and we are so glad we booked this place (thanks to recommendations on Trip Advisor!). When we arrived, early, they were not at all phased and let us in directly. The apartment was absolutely wonderful, it was large, clean, well decorated and a real home-from-home. When we ventured out later we realised how well located it was, only a couple of mins walk from the main town square and shopping areas. Even though it was so well located it was lovely and quiet and we were not at all disturbed during our 4 nights, which is just as well as we made the most of our time in Iceland!

Iceland itself is an amazingly beautiful country. We deliberately booked in Winter because we wanted to see the snow and boy did we see a lot of snow! We arrived on Thursday and looked around Reykjavik and we were struck with how small it really is, which was nice and made it easy to navigate. We wandered through the streets up to the Hallgrimskirja which looked amazing in the snow at night, with lights twinkling. We made our way back via some bars and had an early night to prepare for our day on Friday. We had booked a snowmobile ride and Golden Circle tour so we had a busy day ahead of us. We were picked up early and driven through some treacherous roads to the Glacier, where we were kitted out. If you are at all interested in doing this then don't think you have to be sporty or adventurous, there were people of all ages and abilities on our tour and the guides couldn't have been more helpful or patient, it was an amazing experience! We didnt have time for Thingvellir which was disappointing but we managed to see Gullfoss and Geysir, by then the weather was getting very windy and blizzardy so we had to make sure we got back. On Saturday we went shopping in Reykjavik - yes the prices are high but you can find some really interesting things! On Saturday night we prepared ourselves for the infamous 'Runtur', which is the Friday and Saturday night nightlife, nothing starts until 11pm+ and goes on until 6.00am! We didn't think we would last so long, but thanks to the amazing energy from the locals and the welcome we found it was very easy and the beer flowed very well... Thanks to DJ Thor for a great set at Sirkus and to the DJ in Bar 11 who we chatted to lots but didn't get his name. So....after a very, very late night we only got about 3 hours sleep and we had to catch our coach to the Blue Lagoon...surely there is no better hangover cure than floating in mineral rich waters with steam rising all around clearing your head? We stayed in for 2 hours and I could happily have stayed all day, I did not know whether I would enjoy this but everyone told me I had to go and I am so glad I did - you have to experience it to believe it - it has ethereal beauty, especially in Winter when the steam is incredible! By the time we got back we only had time to go for a meal (£70 for 2 starters and main courses in the local Indian - reknowned for being the most Northern Indian restaurant in the world!) and pack and that was our weekend over. We got our taxi the next morning and flew home, bidding our farewells to this amazing place.

If you have any adventure in you go to Iceland - and stay at the fantastic Embassy Apartments - you won't regret it!

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank lisajaneb
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Reviewed 9 November 2007

Well after an exhaustive amount of online research we were lucky enough to decide to book this lovely apartment that felt just like a large home. Online maps for accomodations in Reykjavik are non-existent and boy were we lucky we booked where we did as most of the hotels that we were looking at for comparable prices were many kilometers/miles away from the thriving city center (really one main street). The apartment was everything that we could have asked for: fully stocked kitchen, nicely furnished living and dining rooms, a library, an office area with an internet line, etc. This apartment was just a block from all of the action and the best fish seafood restaurant imagineable (on the wharf). Although there was plenty of parking, we enjoyed parking in the driveway. So much more cozy and intimate than a hotel room...a no brainer! The value of this apartment
is incomparable to a hotel. The hosts were extremely accomodating as we needed to leave luggage and they were more than happy to accomodate
us. We felt spoiled and didn't want to leave.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled with friends
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7  Thank Leptismagnus
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Additional Information about Embassy Luxury Apartments

Address: Gardastraeti 40, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 108 B&Bs / Inns in Reykjavik
Price Range: £107 - £218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6

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