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Rey Apartments Hotel
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Wanting privacy and access to the city and knowing the hotels were outrageously priced, we found this place and reserved it online. Our checkin was a little baffling, as the entrance was not very obvious and check in time was not well observed. We showed up 20 minutes after checkin time and had to sit in the lobby for half an hour waiting for the young man who worked there to prepare our room. But once inside,this was an ideal place for us. We had a studio with a little kitchen, view over a really nice neighborhood in downtown Reykjavik, free wifi and the perfect feel of living right in the middle of everything. The apartment was furnished very cute in a modern Ikea style, they had soaps for us to use in the bathroom, and everything was very clean. Someone even came and made our bed every day. Pots and pans and a hot plate in the kitchen. We were only lacking for coffee beans to use in the coffee machine.

From here we had access to everything and it made our jetlagged schedule much more fun and easy. We got to do a lot of walking around the city and learned how easy everything is to find there. Got to feed ourselves, stopping by the shopping marts and bakeries, which are a must. The apartment was warm and cozy, and we had a private entrance from the lobby and good privacy in our wing of the building from other apartments. There was a large map of Iceland off the private entrance and the whole building was well managed. I loved it.

Room Tip: Chose a 1 bdr minimum if sharing with friends. The studio would have been too cramped. The click-c...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Very good one!
At the very heart of the town.
The apartment was very nice and good value for money.
Excellent restaurants are very close, as well as the Cathedral and other attractions.

There is no reception, but someone (owner?) comes quickly when ringing the doorbell.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

the apartments are extremely clean, bright and spacious (even the studio flats). Fully furbished and always warm (which is a great thing after a day out in Iceland!), they are located just one block away from the high street and 10 minutes walk from the old harbor. Perfect to explore and get the most out of Reykjavik. The staff is friendly and helpful, even if they are not at the reception, you just press a butt and the person on duty gets a phone call, promptly showing up to assist you.
should you wish to take an excursion, most companies come and pick you up at the front door, all you have to do is make sure you get out of bed on time.
I would definitely recommend it for those who wish to enjoy a holiday at their own pace, without being linked to hotel timetables.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

We stayed in a comfortable, spotless, and spacious studio apartment for 5 nights in August 2013. We loved how centrally located we were in Reykjavik's old town, just one street away from the hubbub of the high street. Perfect for a home base to explore!

Comfortable beds, and loved that there was a sofa and dining area to relax on.

Staff were helpful and friendly.

p.s. Didn't have the noise problem other reviewers mentioned... think it depends on your luck, if your "neighbours" for that period happen to be considerate or not. We lucked out and weren't affected. Yes you can hear conversations in the hallway (there are 3-4 rooms per floor) but that's about it.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the apartments, great location, spacious, and gave you the feel of being part of the town. We lucked out on utilizing the parking they had available as it can be difficult otherwise. It was nice to come and go from the downtown area, close to the water and our room had a nice view. Nice to have a kitchen area and not feel cramped.

Room Tip: The rooms are spacious so can accommodate numerous people, great opportunity for eating a meal in or...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

We stayed in a studio apartment and were delighted with our accommodation. The room was immaculately clean and well furnished. The location was great for exploring the city and getting picked up for tours. It was handy to pop back in for a coffee or lunch whilst we were in the city and the cooking facilities saved us a lot of cash we would otherwise have spent on meals. We found this to be a great choice for our stay in the city and would highly recommend it to others.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Our apartment was very nice. It was clean, well decorated, roomy, basically everything we could have wanted. The only drawback is that, as other reviewers noted, it is quite noisy. And not just from outside noise. We could hear the person walking around upstairs at all hours (4:00 a.m. on a Sunday night). We could hear other guests as they came up the stairs and through the hallway. We could hear everything as if it was in our room. I don't think that there's anything Rey can do about this. Literally everything else about our stay was great. Just be aware that it will be noisy.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Grettisgata 2a, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 110 Speciality Lodging in Reykjavik
Price Range: £94 - £219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rey Apartments Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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