We were a family group: Grandpa, Grandma, Daughter, grandsons ages 11, 12. We needed affordable lodging near shopping and public transportation. Downtown Reykjavik Apartments (DRA) met and exceeded our requirements.
The DRA is just 2 blocks from one of the main bus stations in Reykjavik. From that point, one can travel anywhere in the City. About 3 blocks from DRA is a 24 hr. small grocery shop with food essentials. The main shopping/walking street begins at the bus station and extends a number of blocks down to the main tourist center (at the far end of the shopping street....perhaps 8 blocks away, but within easy walking (even for Grandma walking with cane because of an ailing foot!).
Downtown Reykjavik Apartments offers a variety of lodging options from very basic to nice 2 bedroom suites. We rented a one bedroom family unit with an extra roll-away bed in the bedroom. Our grandsons slept on the sofa bed in the living room. The living room was very small and the sofa bed filled all available space opened up at night. There is a very small efficiency kitchenette with stove, refrigerator, and microwave to meet basic needs. There were dishes and silverware for 5 persons, limited cooking pans, a coffee pot and a hot water pot in the kitchenette. Very adequate for our needs! We were delighted with the reasonable rate for our lodging. Our apartment was clean, had no lingering odors from previous guests, was in a quiet location away from noisy bars and activity.
The owner/manager of DRA was such a pleasant man who was eager to ensure that our stay there was a good one. He offered helpful suggestions about transportation, groceries, what we might like to do and see around that region. If we ever have an opportunity to return to Iceland, we will go right back to DRA for our lodging. In fact, we are beginning to think about taking a tour group back to Iceland and will use DRA as our home base and lodging. Thank you, Gudjon Arnason!
We had a ground level one bedroom apartment in the back side of the building next to the parking lot...
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