We spent our honeymoon in Iceland and obviously we wanted to have the best possible trip! After spending some time out in the Icelandic countryside, we wanted to have a base to explore Reykjavik from which was central, comfortable, and good value. Kalli's Apartments was not only the perfect base in the city but the welcome we received made us feel immediately at home.
The apartment building in located in a quiet residential street in the west end of Reykjavik, far enough away from the very centre to ensure a good night's sleep but within a few minutes walk of the old town, harbour and other attractions. There was also easy parking for our rented 4x4, which was a bonus!
We stayed in the top flat for our honeymoon and it was wonderful. There is a well appointed kitchen and very smart bathroom, and the bedroom had both great views over the Reykjavik rooftops and the most comfortable bed we've ever slept in! Most excitingly, there was a small but lovely roof terrace, where we had some drinks in the evening and watched some absolutely spectacular Northern Lights. It was very romantic and really felt like we were more properly immersed in the city as the locals are. Being self-catering also allowed us to cook at home, which was both fun and saved money on the notoriously expensive Icelandic restaurants!
The landlady Systa is both very efficient and extremely welcoming. We had some great chats over the course of our stay with her and she showed us some great parts of Reykjavik we may have otherwise missed. And knowing it was our honeymoon, she had left us a bottle of fizz in the fridge! She was truly a fantastic host and we are very grateful to her for helping to make our stay in Reykjavik so wonderful.
We would be back in a heartbeat if we ever return to Reykjavik (which we certainly hope to!) and would recommend Kalli's Apartments to anyone considering a few days in this magical city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kalli's apartments are located in a quiet street in the center of Reykjavik, only a few minutes walk from the Municipal Art Gallery, the main shopping street, the bus terminal and the National Theater. There are a number of restaurants, bars and supermarkets within walking distance. There is wireless Internet access. The apartments are non-smoking. ... more less