My friend and I stayed eight days at the Guesthouse Isafold because they were running a stay for four nights, pay for three promotion.
Guesthouse Isafold is a five minute walk to the downtown area, but it's settled in a quiet residential neighborhood, so we didn't hear any noise from the street.
The breakfast was my favorite part of Isafold. The lady who made the breakfast remembered I liked coffee and brought a carafe to my table every morning. There were a lot of food options, and most of them were healthy ones: apples, oranges, cucumbers, tomatoes, meats, hard boiled eggs, museli, corn flakes, yogurt, cheese, cheese spreads, caviar in a squeeze tube, crackers, and breads, etc.
After splitting the bill with my friend, we paid roughly $20 a night to stay at Isafold and eat a decent breakfast every morning.
There was a coffee/tea service in the main lounge, which was nice.
Free wi-fi was very helpful, given that there was no courtesy phone unless Gunnar was in his office.
We arrived to Guesthouse Isafold exhausted after traveling for nearly 24 hours to get there, only to find that our room wasn't ready and the room they had reserved for us was one room with one double bed rather than one room with two single beds.
Gunnar was very friendly up until we paid him for our stay (he wanted payment our first day – but he was never in his office, so we didn't pay him until our third day). After he had our money he was polite at best.
There never seemed to be anyone around when we had a question about something. For example, “Is there a microwave in here that we can use?”
According to a man who seems to live in the Guesthouse, Gunnar is pretty old and has health issues, which is probably a pretty big factor in his absence.
We received clean towels every day, but no other room service. We used the same water glasses for all eight days (if you've ever used a water glass for eight days in a row, you'll know they're pretty disgusting by the end).
Smoking was allowed in the main lounge/living room area as well as in a designated room downstairs. Which meant any time we came our left, we'd walk through clouds of smoke. It also meant that the smoke would cling to my skin and hair after a shower.
There was no courtesy telephone, which made booking reservations difficult on occasion.
The Guesthouse wasn't particularly clean.
Overall, I probably wouldn't stay here again. This place worked well for us since we didn't spend a whole lot of time in our room, it fed us breakfast, and it was cheap. You definitely get what you pay for, and good guest service is definitely not included in the package.
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