We stayed at the Embassy Luxury Apartments for three nights from the 26th March. Tour buses pick up and drop off directly outside. It is a short walk to the harbour and town centre.
Check in was easy as others reviewers have said and as the apartment was vacant we were able to check in early straight from the airport. You just buzz the door entry and speak to reception staff based at the Castle House apartments and they open the door remotely. The key for your accommodation is in an envelope with your name on it. We received a phone call thirty minutes later to check everything was to our satisfaction.
We stayed in apartment 110 which has it’s own front door outside. It is a partially basement apartment. You go down a few steps to enter. Looking out the windows you are looking out a little above ground level. Heating was on 24 hours a day with ample hot water.
As you enter there is a spacious lobby area with lots of room to hang coats and any other items. Floors throughout are wood. There are books and leaflets on the table to help plan your stay.
From there you enter the spacious hall which all rooms lead off of. The bedroom is to your left. Again ample storage space. We found the beds comfortable and good quality sheets are used.
The bathroom has a small corner shower cubicle (which you may find restrictive if you are not elf size), a wash basin and toilet. A cabinet to store items, two wall mirrors and a retractable shaving mirror. Tissues, soap, shower gel, flannels and towels are all included.
There is another cupboard in the hall with iron and small ironing board inside.
The kitchen is a good size with everything you could ask for if you want to cook meals. A full size cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, two kettles, toaster, coffee perculator, blender, mixer - the list goes on! All pans, crockery and cutlery are sparkling clean and arranged with precision in the cupboards. Dish cloth, tea towel, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid are all provided. A good supply of tea bags, coffee, creamer and sugar are replenished daily. There is a large round table to eat at with an overhead retractable light.
The lounge has two large leather sofa’s and a single leather chair. I believe one of the sofa’s converts to a bed. A large coffee table is central and a smaller one between the two sofa’s. There is a cordless phone with it’s own telephone number. You can receive calls and make calls within Iceland free of charge. Other calls are chargeable. Wi-fi is also included and worked without any problems. There is a 42 inch flat screen television with DVD player and satellite system.
All the staff were friendly and helpful and the apartment was cleaned daily and items replenished.
For all this we payed £62.00 a night booked through www.hotel.com which we thought was excellent. We really enjoyed our stay here and highly recommend it.