My partner and I visited Iceland for the first time this April for one week. We stayed at Einholt which is located about a 15 minute walk from the centre (really easy to find) and is part of the pick-up circuit for many of the tours on offer.
Shortly after booking, I received a very pleasant and helpful welcome email with all the information we needed for our stay. The only things missing from this were the check-out time, as well as the fact that each kitchenette is stocked with free sugar, tea and coffee. This is a minor detail though!
Our apartment was lovely. Plenty of space, lovely comfy bed, well equipped kitchen and a TV and it was immaculately clean. The free use of laundry facilities was a huge bonus too. Other reviews complain about there only being 4 channels on the TV. This is true, but who goes on holiday to sit and watch TV?!!
On the first night, we noticed our room was very warm, even with heater off and window open. It was located directly above the laundry room which may have been the problem, what with 2 tumble dryers on the go etc. When we called the number (on the free-to-use phone at reception), someone was with us within an hour. The lady who came to meet us was extremely polite, helpful and understanding and did not hesitate to move us across the corridor to a larger room which was perfect. We were very grateful for this. I don't normally make a fuss, but it was just too warm for us to bare for a week. Even though there is rarely anyone on reception, the helpful staff are only a phonecall away.
I would recommend Einholt to anyone who is on a budget and looking for something located centrally. We usually stay in Travelodges etc which are fine and I would say the standard of Einholt was a step up from this, with the added bonus of an equipped kitchen (saves a fortune on having to buy breakfast etc and you can eat in if you wish - Iceland prices are very expensive!!) as well as the free laundry facilities.
Thank you so much for such a pleasant stay. If we ever return to Iceland we will definitely be booking into here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Einholt Apartments. Einholt is a modern apartment hotel located in Reykjavik city center. Einholt Apartments is the perfect choice for the independent traveller wishing for the comfort of a hotel and the privacy of a home. Einholt is a modern designed apartment hotel offering 23 practical and comfortable fully equipped self-catering apartments from studio to three bedroom apartments. All apartments include a fully equipped kitchen and a shower bathroom. Interior is newly renovated from top to bottom. Towels and linen is provided. Non-smoking apartments only. Flat screen TV. Free high-speed wireless internet connection in all apartments. Free telephone and computer in the lobby. Plenty free parking spaces in front of hotel. Ideal for long or short stays. Einholt Apartments have 14 double studio apartments, 3 family studio apartments 4 one bedroom apartments, 4 two bedroom apartments, all with twin / double bed and 1 three bedroom apartment. In order to offer low prices lobby staff is almost none existent but any necessary information is conveniently located in the lobby. We use modern technology to check guests in and you can use the free telephone in the lobby to contact us at anytime. Free wireless internet in all rooms. Plenty of free parking spaces. We will send you email with very simply check in instructions after booking along with other useful information. Location/located near: Einholt is located in a quiet area just a few steps away from the busy shopping street Laugavegur. A 10-minute stroll down Laugavegur takes you to the lively part of down town with stores, restaurants, cafes and bars. The street then takes you to the heart of Reykjavik. Hlemmur, the bus main terminal is also within 50 meters away, where you can catch a bus to anywhere within Reykjavik.Also within walking distance you will find Laugardalur, Reykjavik's biggest activity park offering a large swimming pool and hot tubs, Iceland's largest fitness center and spa (World Class), the Botanical Garden of Reykjavik, the Family Park, the Domestic Animal Zoo and the indoor ice-skating ring. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Einholt Apartments Hotel
- Einholt Hotel Reykjavík