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“Home-away-from-home in downtown Reykjavik” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grettisborg Apartments

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Grettisborg Apartments
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Grettisgata 53b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Home-away-from-home in downtown Reykjavik”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

These apartments are very modern, very sleek. If you're staying in Reykjavik for a few days, it has everything you need. The kitchen was full stocked with all the utensils you would need and there is a Bonus supermarket just a few minutes walk away on the main street.

The owners are super helpful and went out of their way to accommodate our changing plans. There is also free wi-fi and cable tv on a modern flatscreen.

Just a few minor issues. 1) If you have your own car there is only metered on-street parking available. Most evenings we found a parking spot right outside the apartment, just once we had to park a block away. 2) We were on the middle floor (of three) and the noise from upstairs was quite loud. Unexpected from purpose-built apartments. We could hear every footstep and chair scrape. Not so great if your upstairs neighbours are a little overweight or like to shuffle about in the middle of the night.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

I stayed in these flats 3 weeks ago, it was really good experience. location ise very close to downtown. bars, cafes and shops are very close. flats are very comfortable. you dont need to buy anything from outside to use in kitchen. everything are already thought for yourself.you will not miss your home in grettisgata. and owner ot the apartment is very friendly and helpful .

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

Located right in downtown, neat, clean and extremely friendly staff (Katla) who gave us all the directions we need. The owners live next door and are easily accessible. Free wifi is a bonus. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Brooklyn, New York
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5 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

My friends and I only stayed in Reykjavik for a night on our way to Sweden but we loved our accomodation at Grettisborg. We had great communication with Rosa, our hostess, through email before our arrival and she was super helpful in suggesting places to eat and things to see and do. The 1 bedroom apartment was perfect for a couple and a friend (on the couch). Had we been able to stay longer, we would have fully reaped the benefits that renting an apartment has to offer. Will totally stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Reykjavík/Eastbourne
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

This place is the best accomidation I´ve been in all my life. It´s quiet, close to everything (buses, restaurants, shops). The most important thing of all, there is no fuss! If you arrive late, or early, or need some advice, the hosts, Rósa (Rose) and Snæbjörn (Icebear) will take care of all of your needs.

Although I think the best quality of this place is the peace; You can sleep, there are no other guests waking you up with door slammings, maids doing work and so on! You are close to all the nightlife, but can´t hear any of it.

In one sentence; it´s home away from home :)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

Our family of four stayed in Reykjavik for four days during a two week trip around Iceland and these apartments were the best of our stay! The apartment was nicely refurbished, clean, good sized (with a balcony), had fast Internet access and very lovely service. It is also a two mins walk from downtown Reykjavik. In all we had a very comfortable stay!

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stavanger, Norway
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

We were 4 adults in one appartement, wich had a dobble bed and a sleeping sofa. It worked great. It was clean and had a very modern look. I believe much of the furnishing and art is also for sale, it works kinda like a showroom. Lokated right above laugavegur wich is the main shopping street. Exellent.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Grettisborg Apartments

Address: Grettisgata 53b, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 71 Specialty Lodging in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grettisborg Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grettisborg Apartments are 9 self-catering apartments in the best location possible in Reykjavik. Tucked away in a cosy courtyard next to the main shopping street you have peace and quiet but yet the close proximity of the shops, restaurants and night life. The fully equipped apartments are suitable for up to 3 single adults or family of 4. ... more   less 
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