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Eric the Red Guesthouse

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6 Eiriksgata, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Madrid, Spain
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staff very friendly, 3 min walk from the city centre, great breakfast (huge), prices very affordable. You share the breakfast in a living room with the other guests, but that's fine. The heating was great in the room. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in the ground floor apartment of the Eric the Red apartments from 25th to 29th June 2015. The apartment was extremely comfortable and although small was big enough for my 2 friends and me. It had all we needed to cook, sleep and shower, very cosy. The owners were very helpful both before and whilst we were there.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very welcoming guest house with friendly service and good accommodation close to everything in Reykjavík. After travelling with 3 kids for 40+ hours we were welcomed by Una late in the evening who cared for all of our needs. We will be back!!

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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eric the Red is like the plain, basic, not-really-exciting boy you consent to have a date with—then after spending time with him, you realize and appreciate his quiet, understated charm and he suddenly seems quite attractive by the end of it all. We arrived in the middle of the night (although at this time of year in Iceland, you never... More 

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Naas, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed four nights in this bed and breakfast and would highly recommend it to anyone! Great value bed and breakfast in an excellent location, the church Hallgrímskirkja is just across the road from here and you can see beautiful views of the city. Café Loki which serves Icelandic food is a minute walk from, the shopping streets are a... More 

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erictheredguesthouse, Owner at Eric the Red Guesthouse, responded to this review

to our dear guests from Ireland, it is nice we are getting more and more guests from Ireland , our red haired relatives and thanks to you guys for writing about us, we sure appreciate that. all the best to you Edda and Runar More 

Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found "Eric the Red Guesthouse" on TripAdvisor a couple of months before my trip and contacted the place directly since my plans weren't firm enough to make an actual booking. Edda, one of the owners, was very helpful. As my travel date approached, labour problems in Iceland meant I needed to do some rescheduling, and again, Edda was very... More 

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erictheredguesthouse, Owner at Eric the Red Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Chuck we will never forget you , and if we do we will ALWAYS remember the nice guy from Canada that wrote so nicely about us on Trip Advisor. Thank you so much Chuck we sure appreciate this. and we know we will see you again all the best to you from both of us Edda More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I couldn't fault this guesthouse in any way, my room was lovely and very clean, breakfast was great. The owners were extremely welcoming and friendly. Everywhere in the city is within walking distance in fact you can see Hallgrimskirkja church from the guesthouse. I had a wonderful stay in Iceland made all the more memorable by staying here. I will... More 

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erictheredguesthouse, Owner at Eric the Red Guesthouse, responded to this review

Susan you know you are fantastic to write that we are fantastic ! thank you so much and enjoy your summer kind regards from myself and Runar Edda More 

Scunthorpe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really lovely guesthouse, directly across the road from the Cathedral. The location provides a useful base from which to explore the city - it is roughly a 10 minute walk down into the city centre from this point. We found it particularly useful that there is a free car park opposite the property, which we used to park our... More 

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erictheredguesthouse, Owner at Eric the Red Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear George, thank you so much for spending time to write about us, this helps our small business which we run in our home. and we often get to hear that we are valuable priced compared to other guesthouses. We are thankful for that. Icelanders are not different from any other nations, when there is demand for something prices get... More 

Superior, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place was a great find! To start, it is located 5 minutes walk from all the cafes, restaurants, and bars so its quiet but convenient. When we arrived, we were early by many hours. The owners welcomed us in for breakfast and offered to keep our bags until our room was ready. They made us feel welcome right away.... More 

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erictheredguesthouse, Owner at Eric the Red Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Natalie from Colorado you guys were just great to have around, happy and positive persons. thanks for your writing and we will see you maybe next year as you talked about kind regards from Runar and myself. Edda More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in the new apartments as the guesthouse was full. What a treat! Well converted in an old traditional Reykjavik house... all mod cons. Warm, cosy and within reach of everything. Bathroom is small but fine. Bedrooms are a generous double with hanging space etc. Kitchen/sitting area well equipped and functional. Wifi and TV all laid on.

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erictheredguesthouse, Owner at Eric the Red Guesthouse, responded to this review

thank you so much Barn from London for writing about our apartments, we are very happy how succesful the apartments have been. We opened the apartments in a110 year old wooden house 3 months ago and we had some beginning problems which too bad hapened to 2 groups that stayed there. But the rest of our guests have been happy... More 

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