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Eric the Red Guesthouse

6 Eiriksgata, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Miõborg)
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Ranked #10 of 103 Reykjavik B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Camp Hill, PA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Comfortable guesthouse, easy to reach with Airbus, within sight of the cathedral and close to downtown. good value with ensuite. Excellent breakfast includes oatmeal/porridge and many cheeses, with a huge table. When I arrived early, I was invited to breakfast, so nice after an overnight flight. There are lots of interesting books about Iceland in the breakfast room. Antique furniture... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The guest house is at a very convenient location, right across the street of the Hallgrímskirkja church. It a 3-minute to the old town center and 5-10 minute walking to the central bus station (BSI) from where one can take bus to the airport or rent cars from several companies with very reasonable rates. The owner was very nice. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I stayed at eric The Red for 3 nights. It is very well located, on a quiet street a very short walk from the heart of town. It's clean and comfortable with excellent wifi. Great communal breakfast service where you can meet fellow travellers. But the best thing of all is Edda, who runs the guest house... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

In a quieter part of Reykjavik, but still really central and definitely walking distance. The room was clean and comfortable, and breakfast good. Breakfast area is busy and buzzy, and tea and coffee ran out at one point,and those wanting a lie-in be aware it is only between 8am-9am. Lovely to hear church bells from nearby Hallgrimskirkja. Hosts very friendly,... More

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Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My family of four stayed just two nights at this conveniently located, easy to find bed and breakfast in June 2014. Though our room was a bit tight due to four beds jigsawed into the room, it provided us exactly what we needed - a clean, bright room that had pull down blinds which we appreciated due to 24 hour... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I enjoyed my stay at Eric the Red guesthouse, which is located near a striking church and walking distance to downtown. The owners are a lovely, helpful couple and their pleasant home is decorated with all sorts of art. I liked the meats, cheeses and homemade breads and cakes that were just a part of the generous breakfast served at... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

thanks for all the hospitality this weekend... specially the "breakfast to go"... it was super. Staff was lovely and location superb! Everything what a famiy traveling with a baby could want. Easy to find a parking was a big plus.

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Bergen, Norway
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If Erik the Red was alive and well today he would be proud of the service offered by his descendants in today's Reyjavik. We thought we would be staying in a B&B in Eriksgata in Iceland's capital but no. we were met at the address above and driven in a jeep/Land Rover to our ultimate destination which was a superb... More

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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a spaceous three bedroom appartment that is within walking distance from Reykjavik city centre. It is ideal for families with children, has a fully equipped kitchen and washing machine. We were two sisters travelling with our children and this was an excellent accomodation for us. When we arrived we picked up the key at Eric the Red Guesthouse... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Eric the Red Guesthouse is comfortable, airy, clean and quirky. It's walls are adorned with a myriad of oil paintings, drawings, watercolours - many of which done by the hands of prominent Icelandic artists. So the place is full of life, and not to mention the hosts. This was the key for my stay. The hosts Edda and Rúnar... More

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Address: 6 Eiriksgata, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
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