This is an ideally located place to stay in the centre of Reykjavik's shopping and nightlife district (though perhaps less ideal if you prefer to sleep rather than party all night). But beacuse it is self-catering, you don't need to be awake too early for breakfast. We found the cooking facilities to be more than adequate for a shortish stay, and the rooms are furnished in an appealing, simple style (though viny flooring is a bit 'cold'). Beds and bedding were excellent. The heating is good, but much energy is wasted through ill-fitting windows; though this is not an issue in a country where energy is plentiful. One of the two apartments we rented also had a very odd smell - nothing to do with the water, more like a cooking smell that wouldn't go away. As other visitors have noted, the hot water has a pungent odour which is unavoidable- one of Reykjavik's special features. There aren't many places where the warm water for your shower comes out of the ground. The owner/manager was helpful on arrival, and the only complaint we had was that it wasn't cheap, though this is only to be expected for such a central spot. Because of the location, parking may be a problem, especially during the day. We parked in a nearby carpark over the weekend, but some trial and error is probably needed if you are staying longer.
- 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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