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“mind the steps...” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Three Sisters Guesthouse
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“mind the steps...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Some places take you up one level, allowing you to enjoy a splendid view at no extra cost... others are leading, mind the steps, down to... the basement.
Three Sisters, in Reykjavic is one of those, luckily, few hotels where if you get on your toes you can discover an incomparable view over ...the pavement. well if you are lucky you can then listen to passing by people's conversation (for advanced Icelandic language learners only), or do some shoes watching or even more offending peeping, this is the place.! shame on you!
Place is clean, owners are helpful, but, frankly, renting a basement... Shame on them! Especially considering the price.

Room Tip: Specify "No basement" please.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jean jacques j
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skolli, Manager at Three Sisters Guesthouse, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
We are truely sorry to hear that you disliked our apartment. We have never had complaints from that room, on the contrary most people are very happy with it.

To call it a basement is a stretch, yes you are 4 steps down from street level as the street is on a slope. But to say that you had to stand on your toes in order to see out the window is an outright lie. The windows are at a normal height.
I wish I could attach pictures here as they would prove that this is a lovely room.

We have 9 rooms on 4 levels, each one offering a different view. The penthouse flat is available for bookings if a view over the ocean is what you seek.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

We just returned from a horseback riding excursion that started and ended in Reykjavik at Three Sisters Guesthouse. Thor, Hanna, and Marcus are tremendous hosts, the rooms are very nice, and it is centrally located. There's a community pool and spa within walking distance to top off the day's touring. I'll stay there again if we return.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dennis M
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

We stayed for 3 nights over NYE and found Thor extremely helpful in accommodating our requests and helping us manage our trip. The studio was spacious clean and comfortable and perfectly located - just a few minutes walk from everywhere, including a spot where we managed to see the Northern Lights on our last night!! Would certainly go back and would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank IRVINEJG
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springfield VA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed here for three nights with our two daughters. The room was clean and spacious, it was great for our daughters to have some privacy in the bunk beds, even if just separated by a curtain. The location was perfect, we could walk anywhere within minutes, and it was nice to be able to eat breakfast in the room, Our hosts were kind and helpful. It sounds like breakfast was served onsite on the website, but it is not, however we were pointed to a nearby bed and breakfast a few houses away. There was a TV, but only had three channels and not in English so not helpful, but we did have another option for a movie during a particularly cold and rainy day.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LauraGilbert
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

We really liked this place, which is really close to the Reykjavik city center. Comfortable beds where we got so much of rest which we needed after our trips.
Provided breakfast was quite fine as well, but I just hated toast bread after 6 days :).
Drapery in kitchen window would be a big advantage - there's no real darkness in Summer.

Room Tip: we had a 1st floor room on the left, which was a bit larger with larger bathroom than the center one...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JohnH81
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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

We were looking forward to all the well described and praised features of the Three Sisters Guesthouse, which we had booked at a time when supposedly a lot of apartments were still available, but were thoroughly disappointed because we ended up in a second building closer by the harbour at a busy junction. The apartment was small, but adequately equipped with the necessary things. Apart from the traffic noise that didn't stop until 1 am and started again before 7am, we disliked the fact that the windows (ground floor) were facing street and pavement so that pedestrians were within arm's reach. With the curtains drawn the place was very dark, all in all not the cosy and comfortable base for our excursions we had imagined.
We think that this studio, which is not mentioned on the website at all as an alternative to the ones in the main building, should not be given to people who wanted the nice apartments without extra notice and an alternative offer. We felt ill-informed by the website.
We found it fair, though, that we could check out after only one of the four nights we had booked without any further hassle.

Room Tip: Ask for a studio in the main building, avoid the other building by the harbor.
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Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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hong kong
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39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

we stayed in three sister for 2 nights before back to our place

three sister ran by a family, and the host is a smart and nice man, we booked a studio apartment (in good price), just near by the main house. he showed on time and helped us to book the flybus kindly and took us to the meeting point nearby, and changed the light bulb immediately after we noted the light in shower room was not working; also he let us to choose one of the apartments

we picked one on 2nd floor, the location is just beside the old harbour and 3 mins walk from center, therefore we could go to anywhere in a convenience way e.g. the big supermarket, wandering around in center, hapa, volcano show center, flea market, lake or having sea food etc
the studio is well equipped, stoves, microwave, toast machine, kitchen utensils, refresh shower, etc
clean and comfortable bed, TV (quite rare in Iceland) and big windows

that's a good choice for tourists who want to have a long or short stay

Room Tip: 2nd floor is better and quiet then the ground foor
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank leonoramak
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Property: Three Sisters Guesthouse
Address: Ranargata 16 | 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
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Ranked #29 of 98 Speciality Lodging in Reykjavik
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Number of rooms: 16
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