We booked this last minute and were looking for something cheap and cheerful. Kalli's seemed to fit the bill and the reviews were fantastic, so we went for it. As soon as we booked we had a friendly email from Systa, which surprised us as it was after midnight. She offered to pick us up from the airport bus, which seemed like excellent service. On arrival the experience didn't disappoint. Systa is kind, friendly and fun, and gave us some invaluable advice about where to eat and shop, and which excursions to choose. She also told us some great anecdotes about her family and the area, and talked us through the fantastic artwork in the flat, much of which is by Systa herself. As for the apartment, it was spacious, comfortable and clean, and perfectly located for exploring the city: in a tourist-free corner but just on the edge of the main centre and near to the sea. There's a great Thai restaurant very close by as well, which Systa pointed us towards. Also ask her about her son's riding stables: we went there one evening and had a really fun ride out on some lovely horses, with an authentic Icelandic picnic halfway round! In the four days we stayed here it became home and we were sorry to leave.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kalli's apartments are located in a quiet street in the center of Reykjavik, only a few minutes walk from the Municipal Art Gallery, the main shopping street, the bus terminal and the National Theater. There are a number of restaurants, bars and supermarkets within walking distance. There is wireless Internet access. The apartments are non-smoking. ... more less