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“Clean & quaint accommodation in a convenient location!” 4 of 5 stars
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Alfred's Apartments
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Vitastigur 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Miõborg)   |  
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Clean & quaint accommodation in a convenient location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We stayed 3 nites at Alfred's Apartment in Jun 2013.

The host, Halldór, was a very helpful man - he gave us a brief introduction of the city when we checked in. That includes a city map and pointing out places to visit esp. groceries-shopping.

The room was warm and clean. Space in bathroom is tight - so do not expect vanity top for your toiletries and stuff. For that matter, the apartment is basically very very tight. We requested for additional bed for the little one (extra cost) but in the end it was never open simply becos we couldn't shuffle out any space.

At the going rate, i believe the decor and space can be better but I guess the real value is its location. It is very very well located in the heart of Reykjavik. Landmark like Hallgrimskirkja is just 600m away, the street is well doted with restaurants and pubs.

Tip: the tap water, though portable, has a very strong sulphur smell. Leave it open overnight to alleviate the smell.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I wasn’t expecting a four star hotel, but it wasn’t even close to a one star.
Awful. When we entered the room it was less than basic. The worse problem was the bathroom. The shower and shower curtain had not been cleaned in a very long time. There was mold and mildew on the shower and shower curtain. It smelled and was gross! One couple traveling with us stays in hostels. They said it was the worst they had seen. We actually ended up staying at another hotel for two nights just to get out.
One almost funny point was the other couple said Alfred told them they could not wear shoes in the room. The rooms had slippers (dirty) and just the thought of wearing old used slippers!!!

We heard complaints from other guests. I can only assume their glowing reviews were posted by Alfred. One review said “Staff were very friendly and very accommodating.” What staff? There is no on-site staff.

To prove the uncleanlyness I posted a picture with this review.

Room Tip: Best traveling tip I can give you is stay your first night maybe two in Reykjavik. That’s all. You...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

You've probably looked through all the other comments on here and have already come to the conclusion that Alfred's Apartments are pretty darn good, but another comment can't hurt! I stayed there for five nights with a friend in May and found it almost entirely perfect: the only faults I can think of are that the shower flooded the bathroom floor a little (hardly an issue, really) and there was some building work going on (not that it bothered us, as we were out all day).
Otherwise, the room we had was warm, cosy and comfortable - particularly the beds, which was great news for me, as I have a poorly back. The building is smack-bang in the middle of the best place in Reykjavik to be, and really easy to find (the bus driver from the airport knew where it was and dropped me off mere seconds away).
If I ever go to Reykjavik again, I couldn't think of a better place to stay!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Has all the elements to like about it:
-Reasonable price - under CAD$100 per night late April 2013
-Has micro-kitchen with basic cooking utensils - pots, pans, microwave, electric stove etc.
-Close to Bonus grocery - note this grocery opens 11 am to 6pm? Another 24h grocery is open 2~3 blocks away but i find it pretty expensive
-Just around the corner of the main shopping street Laugavegur
-Very clean upon arrival - no signs of hair upon arrival, clean sheets
-Very comfortable beddings - down feather duvet
-Was able to check early - we checked in 11 am (bonus!) since our flight arrived 6:30 am
-Accessibile via FlyBus - shuttle service (didnt use it, but is on its route). Door phone has direct access to FlyBus
-Big screen TV (32"?) with British channels - i know we shouldve been out rather than watch TV but its hard to get up in the morning at times. Better than Best Western's.

Gave it a very good vs excellent because:
-Construction was being done on basement (8 am to 4 pm approx.). if you are on tour, its a good wakeup call anyways.

Room Tip: -Contact Halldor for arrival details - he responds pretty fast -Local car rental place found at bot...
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  • Stayed April 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 Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

My friend and I stayed at Alfred's Apartments during our visit to Iceland. Our room was perfect for what we wanted. Clean, and a Small kitchen with utensils so we could make breakfast etc.

Staff were very friendly and very accommodating. I managed to get an early check-in which I know is very rare.

Location was great. Literally steps away from the Main Street but at the quiet end so you don't have much noise. Also a 3 min walk to the supermarket.

Overall we were very happy with our stay and will return.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We found Alfred's Apartments to be an ideal place to stay for our five nights in Reykjavik. We received a very friendly and detailed welcome and the apartment was cosy and nicely furnished. The location was great, on the main street and a short walk from downtown. The shower could have been a bit cleaner but otherwise the apartment was perfect. We found the price to be really reasonable compared to others in the area, too. We'd definitely love to stay here again if we're lucky enough to return to this incredible city!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Esbjerg, Denmark
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay in this delightful apartment-hotel. It was very clean and comfortable and the service provided by the owner was extremely friendly and attentive. The bed was fantastic, I slept like a baby every night. I especially loved the proximity to everything in the city! And even on a rainy day, with over 100 cable channels on the TV, you'll definitely not be bored. I would definitely stay here again if ever visiting the city and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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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Address: Vitastigur 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 72 Specialty Lodging in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Alfred's Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alfred’s Apartments offers spacious accommodation in the heart of Reykjavik, just 20 metres from Laugarvegur shopping street. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen and free Wi-Fi. All units at Alfred’s Apartments have private bathrooms with a shower. A seating area can be found in the living room. Some apartments feature an open kitchen with bar chairs. Guests can buy groceries at the local Bonus grocery store 50 metres from the hotel. Several shops, restaurants and cafes are available in the surrounding area. The Church of Hallgrimur is located 350 metres from the apartments. The Life of Whales sea safari tours are a 15-minute walk away. ... more   less 
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