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Eric the Red Guesthouse

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6 Eiriksgata, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An excellent hotel to stay in for value for money..Situated just on the outskirts of the centre it is well convenient for exploring and only a 5 min walk into the centre of town.. You have a fantastic church across the road, restaurants, pubs and shops well within walking distance.. Hotel itself is a quirky homely place which i found... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent four nights at Eric the Red and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Located only a few minutes walk from the centre and on the doorstep of Hallgrimskirka this was a great place for our base. The rooms though not large were well sized and contained tea and coffee making facilities and a refrigerator. The hotel has an amazing selection... More 

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Beijing Region, China
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for 4 days. During these days, I felt very happy and comfortable, especially the morning I left, I received the breakfast, which made me felt warmly. I must say ,Thank you very much. The location of the house is near the Hallgrímskirkja Church, so it is easy to find. I will choose it next time.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long journey we arrived at our appartment. It was lovely to arrive somewhere so welcoming. The lights were on for us and there was a note saying welcome to the appartment. That evening we went straight to bed, such a good nights sleep. We were welcomed in person the next day by the owner who couldn't do enough... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 4 nights at the beginning of March. This guesthouse was great. We were warmly welcomed and it was in such a great location - it was right beside the impressive Hallgrímskirkja church and only a 15 minut walk from downtown Reykjavik (there was also free parking round the corner which was a bonus). The rooms were... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can only agree with all of the other positive comments made. This guesthouse is brilliant, I genuinely could not find one fault. From the moment we arrived Edda did everything she could to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The beds were very comfortable and the heating was constantly on. We... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eric the Red Guesthouse is charming, comfortable, and perfectly situated on the hill, right behind Hallgrim's Cathedral. Five minutes' walk, and you're in the center of the city. Rooms are cozy but sufficiently spacious to have your suitcases out of the way. Beds were comfortable. Breakfast was simple but there were plenty of choices...oatmeal, smoked salmon, meats and cheeses (love... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
38 hotel reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this accommodation on booking.com and thought we got a great deal, given, that everyone was telling me how expensive Reykjavik is. It was well enough located and about ten mins walk to the centre. We worked our way out on local buses and walked a lot. We got the best room in the house with a kitchen so... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Eric The Red is very well positioned right by the main church so you are only a short stroll from the main shopping area/ harbour and the additional bonus is that as you can see the church from virtually anywhere in the city you can't get lost. There isn't really any parking at the house but if you drive past... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A friend of me and I stayed here for three nights in January. Hosts were friendly and helpful. The place was almost like staying at home with friends! Close to city center and bus station. You have to have breakfast at the same table as the other guests, felt a bit strange in the start, but you soon get used... More 

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