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Guesthouse Galtafell

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Laufasvegur 46, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I stayed at the Guesthouse in April 2015 and had the most amazing time! We were given early check in and the apartment was clean, modern and conveniently located close to all the main streets of Reykjavik. I was super impressed by the level of service we received and the family that own the guesthouse were fantastic! I would recommend... More 

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Eymet, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I did not stay at this guesthouse but my brother did for his 60th birthday. I wanted to surprise him by arranging for a bottle of champagne to be in his room for his arrival. This is more difficult and expensive in this city than many others. I telephoned the owner who was very helpful and did everything for me... More 

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Netherton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Guesthouse Galtafell was our base for our recent trip to Reykjavik, Iceland. The host made us welcome on arrival and was always on hand to help during our stay. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and helped to make our stay enjoyable. Well worth considering if visiting Reykjavik.

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Perfect guesthouse, our Apt was just what we wanted whilst in Iceland. Owners are very nice, helped booked tickets and answered all questions! Not far to walk to centre of town and a supermarket is close by to stock up! Thank you!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were greeted at the front door by the owner with a warm welcome. Enjoyed a perfect 7 night stay in our private apartment with en-suite and kitchenette (Room 2). Owner had a very relaxed and friendly attitude - More than happy to help booking tours, buses, give advice and info on the area and let us pet their new... More 

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Stratford-on-Avon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 6 nights in November and found it to be perfect for our needs. The Landlady is delightful and could not have been more helpful. On our arrival she explained that there would be work going on during the day as the apartment next to ours was being refurbished. No problem for us as we were going... More 

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Bedford, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was a lovely place to stay for the price. Great location, only a few minutes walk from the center of town. Host and Hostess will do whatever you ask to make your stay memorable. On the down side only one towel per person, no washclothes, no amenities such as soap, shampoo, cups. On the up side there was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stayed here for two nights just last week at the start of October. Guesthouse galtafell is in such a handy location for all Reykjavik has to offer less than ten minutes walk to the main street. The building is fantastic so historical we stayed in what the owner described as the 'tower room' which had a beautiful winding staircase... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The location is ideal in the middle of an affluent residential area (a lot of embassies around, for example), just a short walk from the main shopping street. The building itself is also really classy. Staff was friendly and our room downstairs was big and bright, although the corridor to the room was a bit cramped. The room was mostly... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was there in november and i felt really coudle from the owners....they are very friendly! The appartments are nice and clean....in the morning the breakfast its served on a big table where all the guest can enjoy...with soft old music for to help the digestion.....niceeeeee! I would love to come back! And sure i will do if i go... More 

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