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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the very city centre (the parallel road above the Main Street) with a perfect quality/price ratio. The apartments are clean, warm, spacious and the hosts are willing and friendly. You can't ask for more! Definitely recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We stayed at Forsaela for 2 nights and both Hlin and her husband made us feel like we were at home! The house is very quint, beautiful and personable and what you would envisage from an iIcelandic home. It is also in an incredible central location, literally, seconds from the main shopping/restaurant street and close to the harbor. Hlin prepared... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Thanks, Hlin, for one of the most fantastic holidays ever. I loved every moment of staying at your lovely place and discovering Iceland! You've been the most wonderful host. Excellent breakfasts and a very enjoyable time altogether.

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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Dear Jana, Thank you for your wonderful words of appreciation. It was rewarding to respond to your enthusiastic and spontaneous nature of exploring and experiencing the most. We will be looking forward to your next visit. All the best, Hlín and Siggi More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

If I could judge solely on the "homeliness" of the place, this would be a definite 5-star. But it is exactly that, a home. It should not be compared to your typical hotel, and is best suited to more independent travelers. While the hostess, Hlin, was always glad to help with things we needed (changing towels, connecting on Wi-fi, booking... More 

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kasper07, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Dear friend of Forsaela. Thank you for taking time to write a very clear and concise review. I do appreciate you giving emphasise to “the homeliness” of our place and for stressing out that it should not be compared with a hotel. These words express a true understanding of our business. I’m pleased to know that the overall experience of... More 

Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I have been staying at Forsaela Appartmenthouse since 2007 and for me it is home away from home. I work in Reykjavik and come there on business regularly ta least 3 times a year and this is always where I stay because it is such a warm, welcoming and unique place. Not only is it right in the city centre... More 

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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Deal Michele, Thank you for taking time to write a wonderful review of Forsaela. Being our most loyal customer for many years, we value your words of appreciation and we thank you for sharing your great overall experience with others. We cherish the many precious moments with you and your family during these years and look forward to welcome you... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We booked because of the wonderful reviews and were truly aghast with what we got! The bed and breakfast was small bedroom with slanted wall on top floor, bath/toilet was shared by three rooms with capacity of three persons each. Breakfast was offered in the owner's dining room, we can only access during breakfast, no access to fridge. Very uncomfy.... More 

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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Dear Salome, I appreciate you taking time to write a review even seven months have passed since you and your family stayed with us. Forsaela offers different options of accommodation to suit different needs: three self catering apartments, a self catering little house and a house with one double room and two triple rooms as B&B accommodation. The self catering... More 

Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

It was such a fun and unique experience - I could go on and on about it! I liked the location being a little further from downtown -I got to walk around more and see the city. (it's still very close, right by Laugavegur and right by the church. In fact, you get a great view of the church from... More 

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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Dear Casee, We truly enjoyed reading your wonderful review. Expressive and colourful reminding us of your stay at Forsaela last February. Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. It was a pleasure to get to know you and to follow your adventures travels through the Icelandic winter scenes. We will be looking forward to your next visit! All the... More 

Kearny, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I researched hotels and guesthouses extensively prior to our stay in Reykjavik. I'm glad that it all paid off and that I made the right choice by selecting Forsaela. From the moment I started communicating with Hlin via email, her warm and welcoming nature was evident. When we arrived, she greeted us with a smile and a hug. I felt... More 

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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Dear Sofia, Thank you for your warm words and for sharing your positive experience of staying with us in Forsaela last January. I'm pleased to know that venturing out of your comfort zone brought you to Forsaela, and that it turned out to be your "Perfect Choice". We will be looking forward to welcome you again! All the best, Hlin... More 

Sydney
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Firsaela is not for people who want a fancy modern hotel with all conveniences. Instead, it is a cosy and decidedly homely place with lots of wood. The hostess, Hlin, is very kind and helpful. She speaks excellent English and Italian, as well as Icelandic. She is knowledgeable about tourism and gives advice generously. Her breakfast is excellent with home-made... More 

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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Dear friends of Forsaela, Thank you for sharing a wonderful review, focusing on the special character of our guesthouse "cosy and decidedly homely" an alternative choice to the fancy modern hotels with all the conveniences. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we will be pleased to welcome you again. With kind regards, Hlin More 

Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I've stayed twice at the Forsaela Apartment House. Once in a B & B setting and in an apartment in early November 2015. I felt completely at home both times. The accommodations are very nice and very clean. The Forsaela's location is absolutely perfect. We were two blocks from the main shopping street, Laugavegur, with its many shops and restaurants.... More 

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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Dear Gary, It was a great pleasure for us to welcome you again to Forsaela and to know that you felt completely at home with us whether it was in our B&B accommodation or self contained apartments next door. Forsaela's B&B accommodation is available only during summer while the apartments and the little house are available the whole year round.... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in a lovely private garden with patios and green spaces in a quiet residential area next to Laugavegur, Reykjavik's main shopping street. Surrounded with Cafes, restaurants, museums, art galleries and other sites off interest. A perfect "home away from home" for families and friends as well as for the reunion of the greater family. By staying in Forsaela you will experience the atmosphere of the past combined with modern comfort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forsaela Apartmenthouse

Address: Grettisgata, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Price Range: $205 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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