OK so Reykjavik is expensive, you've booked your flights and now your looking for somewhere to stay. These apartments are very good. The website is realistic and shows the apartments as they are. We booked for 6 nights in a studio which I believe is the smallest available. Our thinking was that staying in the same hotel room for a week could get a little tiresome, equally we were planning on going on lots of day trips and thought that we might want to kick back on an evening, make some dinner and relax whilst watching a film. Obviously you can also take or purchase some 'basics' with you which can be costly in hotels (tea, coffee, toast, cereals for breakfast etc).
The apartment was warm, beds comfortable with quits/sheets/additional pillows and stacks of fresh towels. I can't think of anything not available in the apartment. You get a hairdryer, iron and ironing board, pots, pans, glasses, plates......you get the idea......oh and even a DVD player, iPod dock and radio next to the flat screen TV, A word of warning, the hot water smells of sulphur, which is quite strong to begin with but you get used to it and the smell is everywhere you go...
There is a great bakery across the road so you can pop over and get some fresh bread / croissants for breakfast and a local supermarket up the street (first turning on your left).
Along with the apartments is an additional building where the office is situated. The team are very helpful and they will help you with maps, booking buses and trips etc and getting you orientated when you arrive. Personally I would book some trips before going but do leave time to explore Reykjavik. They even offer a large selection of DVD's to borrow on top of the one's you'll find in your apartment
To get to the apartments you need to book the flybus+. The flybus will take you from the airport to Reykjavik bus terminal and you catch the bus literally outside the terminal building. If you pay a little more and buy the flybus+ ticket then when you arrive at Reykjavik bus terminal you can get off the coach and jump on a mini bus which will take you to the apartments. It's a bit to far to walk from the bus terminal so I would strongly suggest purchasing the flybus+ ticket and not just the flybus.
In terms of location, it doesn't get much better. The apartments are situated on a quiet street just off one of the main shopping streets. We went on lots of trips and on the way back were dropping people off at their hotels. It soon dawns on you that staying outside the city is not such a great idea as you could pay a lot in taxi charges to get in and out of the city. I believe the Hilton offers city drop off's but this finishes quite early in the evening.
The only couple of down sides were the lack of ventilation on the ground floor and the odd bit of noise from people walking home but this wouldn't stop us staying again. All in all highly recommended - hope this helps
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Reykjavik4you Apartments offer great accommodation in Iceland in twenty new apartments in city center of Reykjavik. The apartments are fully furnished with fully equipped kitchen, with towels, bathrobes, slippers and linens. All the apartments have flat screen TV, DVD and iPod dock and hi-fi internet connection. Reykjavik4you Apartments is a small family company with personal service. If you need to rent a car in Iceland, we can offer you a comfortable car rental service that car will waiting for you in the free parking area at the hotel. We offer also our guests free booking service for Day Tour in Iceland. All our guests will have the option of the services to be picked-up at the hotel in start of the trip and returned there in end of the trip. If you are looking for a hotel in Reykjavik or home away from home in Iceland, Reykjavik4you Apartments is the perfect choice for you and you family on your journey to Reykjavik. ... more less
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