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“Great location, fantastic apartment” 5 of 5 stars
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Embassy Luxury Apartments
Gardastraeti 40, Reykjavik 101, Iceland   |  
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Ranked #3 of 103 Reykjavik B&B and Inns
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Great location, fantastic apartment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Having arrived in the dark we weren't sure exactly where we were in Reykjavik until we had ventured out in to the town later in the day. We couldn't have found a better location, it is located within the Embassy area - a very quiet and peaceful area but yet only 5 minutes max walk to the harbour and the main street - Laugavegur. We stayed in apt 100, and the apartments were very well furnished with everything we needed and were spotlessly clean throughout (cleaners came every day). We arrived to find a few welcome items such as tea, coffee, milk and fresh juice which was a very nice touch. There was plenty of Reykjavik and Iceland information in the apartment too which was very useful indeed. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and are certain to return as soon as possible!

Richard & Sara Wilkinson

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Bristol, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We arrived really late on our first night so they arranged for a driver to pick us up from the airport (extra charge but that was quoted). He was there to greet us & we were at the apartments in 45 mins. It is so well appointed. It's clean & the cleaners are here every day. It's RIGHT in the centre of reykjavik so only minutes away from the main areas. I walked down to the old harbour & booked tours & trips in no time. There is enough information in the apartment to be self sufficient and it's warm, well equipped with a good wifi connection. I couldn't praise it enough.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Portree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We stayed at the Embassy Apartments in Gardastraeti which is in the older part of Reykjavik in the Embassy area (hence the name!), so it's more residential. The photo advertising the apartments shows the Castle apartments which confused me slightly, but if I had read my email properly, I would have found it much easier to find and realised we were staying somewhere else! Once we had sorted out where we were, we arrived and we were called on the apartment phone to check that everything was ok. The apartment was great, with a separate bedroom, spacious lounge and galley kitchen. Huge TV with international channels, large comfortable bed, the only niggle was that there was no oven, just a hob and a microwave. We were able to stay in the apartment until the afternoon as we had a late flight, which was very helpful. Fab place, well recommend the Embassy Apartments.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This apartment was the first place we stayed during our 2-week around-the-country trip to Iceland. There were 6 of us, and we had a 2 bedroom apartment. (Two people slept on couches/beds in the living room.) The location was amazing---you couldn't be closer to the lovely center of town. And the apartment itself was very clean, fashionable, and fully equipped.

The only downsides would be (1) you are required to put down the entire cost of your stay up front with no refunds, and (2) there was only one bathroom. But as I learned during my trip, almost no Icelandic apartment has more than one bathroom! Overall, very great start to our travels!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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18 hotel reviews
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We really enjoyed our three days in the Embassy Suites Apartments in Reykjavik. Our unit (#90) had a separate bedroom and living/dining room with a kitchen area. While there is no one on site, they were quickly available via the phone. It was nice to have a lot of room to recover from jet lag and to prepare for the next legs of our trip. Peace and quiet were important to us and the Embassy Suites met our expectations very well. We also had a rental car, and easily found parking nearby.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The embassy suites are an excellent choice for travellers to Reykjavik. Firstly, and most importantly to most travellers, they are very clean and modern. If you are not used to booking apartments (as opposed to hotels) please do not hesitate to book this property. It is situated in a nice quiet residential area, about 5 minutes walk from the very centre of the city, so it's location is idea. The bathroom was very clean and modern, as was the kitchen and bedroom. The Wi-Fi worked very easily on my iphone and ipad, with no complications. The member of staff whom I dealt with was very friendly and helpful. After the initial booking I got an e-mail with loads of helpful tips to aid my stay, nothing pushy - just really helpful.

There is nobody on site, but this is NOT a problem, its just convention that makes people think they should be. One note of caution, as this is not a hotel, there is no clear sign on the property. Simply note the address beforehand and you shouldn't have a problem. The main tour company in the city knows the address so pick-ups and drop-offs for Icelandic tours were not a problem.

The rooms are also cleaned every day (usually between 12-3pm) - so no early morning calls from the maids as you can often get in hotels.

I highly recommend these apartments, absolutely ideal for a great stay in Reykjavik.

Room Tip: Room 80 in the Embassy Apartments was ideal. If travelling on the bus from Keflavik airport, they on...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ingibergur T, Manager at Embassy Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you for review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

Your advice in "Room Tips" is appreciated, however the FlyBus has now agreed to stop at the Embassy Luxury Apartments for guests arriving from the airport and for for the trip to the airport when they leave. The other bus - Grayline airportexpress.is has always done this.

This is good news for our guests and makes life much easier.

Tour buses all pick up from our doorstep as well.

I look forward to your next visit.
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Bay Area, CA
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9 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed here during our first part of the trip in Iceland. The location is a short walking distance from anything you want to visit. It's near Centrum (?) hotel, so even though buses from the airport will not take you there directly, they can drop you off at the above mentioned hotel, and then it's a few minute walk.

The apartment itself was very neat, well equipped, and spacious. Full kitchen was a plus. Would have utilized it if we stayed longer. It seemed like all the needed utensils were there to cook up a meal if needed. As others mentioned, no staff was on site, so it was a bit confusing getting the key.

I wish we booked the place for our second part of our stay in Reykjavik, alas, I wanted to experiment with a different place - bad idea.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ingibergur T, Manager at Embassy Luxury Apartments, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you for review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

The FlyBus has now agreed to stop at the Embassy Luxury Apartments for guests arriving from the airport and for for the trip to the airport when they leave. The other bus Grayline airportexpress.is has always done this.

This is good news for our guests and makes life much easier. Tour buses all pick up from our doorstep as well.

I look forward to your next visit.
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Address: Gardastraeti 40, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Reykjavik
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