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Guesthouse Galtafell

1.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Laufasvegur 46, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Miõborg)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very charming place with friendly and helpful owners. We had a room located in a building adjacent from the main house and the place was very calm and comfortable. For those who have a rental car, there are some free parking spots available close to the guesthouse.

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Pima, AZ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Þórey Bjarnadóttir was the perfect host and the Guesthouse Galtafell was the perfect location. While we were there, Þórey shared the wonderful family history of the house, more of which is on their website. The castle-like home is located on the same street as the American Embassy; several other diplomatic headquarters are in that neighborhood. Very quiet! Strolling around the... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This gem of a guesthouse is a little further away than some others and is close to hallgrimskirkja church. The owners are absolutely wonderful and the "room" we stayed in was actually a small apartment, with a nice sized living area, small kitchenette and nice bedroom. They provided a yummy breakfast every morning in their dining room where we met... More

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155 reviews 155 reviews
30 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The location is perfect and the hosts were very nice, but this wasn't what we were expecting from the photos in the brochure and online. I know phots can be misleading, but my guess is that they were from a while ago. We stayed in one of the apartments. The couch was really stained and seemed pretty dirty (I wouldn't... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We stayed here over the New Years period between 2013/2014. The location is excellent as it is less than a 10 minute walk to the central shopping street. The room itself was large as it was a self contained flat. We were warned that the hot water in Iceland always smells of Sulphur which was a surprise when I took... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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37 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed in Guesthouse Galtafell in July 2013. The guesthouse is located just at the outside of the Reykjavik city center, quite close to the domestic airport. We had a flight from Akureyri, and walked with our luggage from airport to the guesthouse. Reykjavik is quite small town, so it is easy to walk everywhere. There were some restaurants ca.... More

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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We loved it here. It has everything...the hosts are friendly and helpful, comfortable beds, delicious ample breakfasts and the location is perfect. Parking is free in the area. It's quiet and yet just a 7 minute walk into town. Galtafell is perfect for singles, couples or families. It is the perfect place to stay in Reykjavik!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We had a nice apartment that suited us perfectly. The beds were so good and it was nice and quiet in the night. The host and hostess were so friendly and helpful and it was very nice to sit together with the other guests at breakfast. It felt like being in someone's home. We will come back!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I really liked staying at this guest house. We were in a small studio apartment right next to the hotel (not within the main hotel building). I thought the apartment was very well appointed and comfortable. There are a number of larger hotels on the other side of the town, but we really enjoyed being situated in a neighborhood close... More

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Address: Laufasvegur 46, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:1 star — Guesthouse Galtafell 1*
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Galtafell is located in the heart of Reykjavik, within easy reach of all major activities. Our bright and non smoking suites are comfortably furnished and all have private entrance. Every suite consists of a bedroom, bathroom, living room and a fully equipped kitchen corner. Laundry facilities are in the building. The apartments can comfortably room up to four persons and bed linen and towels are provided. We also offer double or single rooms. ... more   less 
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