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Eric the Red Guesthouse

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6 Eiriksgata, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great stay here. My son felt really happy and comfortable (he has Aspergers) so this is a massive compliment. The owners were very friendly and amenable. We had a lovely take away breakfast on one day as our tour left early and this was not a problem. Breakfast is delicious and caters for all tastes. The room... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The guesthouse is just across the street from the Hallgrimskirja Cathedral, just a short walk from the main shopping and eating strip, and but a few minutes from the Sundhollin pool and hot tubs. Really, such a great place. The location though, is just one part of this great guesthouse. The hosts really make the stay worthwhile. A spotlessly clean... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly chilled-out hosts in a nice functionalistic town villa - lot's of arts on the wall and a long breakfast table where you'll meet other travelers enjoying Iceland. Just a short walk from downtown.

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toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent my last night of a 4-night trip here and I loved it. I had a room on the second floor with a shared bathroom but it was low season so I had it all to myself. (Even with shared bathrooms, though, you still get a sink in your room which is handy.) Nice little fridge right outside the... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

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 March 9, 2015

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
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

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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