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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We (the two of us) had a truly wonderful stay here, in our little, cute, authentic apartment, at the beginning of November 2016. Hlin is a gracious host, incredibly helpful, also thanks to her extensive experience being a tour guide. You really get the impression you're getting a quite authentic Icelandic experience staying in one of her comfortable apartments. The... More 

Thank Harald W
Munich, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Forsaela for one week with a family of 4 in the house and 2 more persons in one of the flats. Everything was really perfect. Very clean, very well equipped and very calm only some meters away from the main shopping street. Not to forget the private parking - this is very special and a great feature... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Just wanted to say thank you to Hilin and her husband for a very warm welcome, great information and for providing a great apartment for our stay. Forsaela is in a perfect location, right in the heart of everything. When we return we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else.

Thank Vaughan H
Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Dear Vaughan, Thank you for your warm greetings and lovely comment! It was wonderful to have you as our guests and we will be looking forward to your return. All the best, Hlin and Siggi More 

2 reviews
Reviewed September 17, 2016 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!

Thank Giulio C
Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Dear Giulio, Thank you for taking time to write a wonderful review. We will be looking forward to welcoming you again. All the best, Hlin and Siggi More 

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4 reviews
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 

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

Dear Friends of Forsaela, Thank you for posting a wonderful review. It is with great pleasure that we welcome guests to share with us our Icelandic home and hospitality. Every guest is special and we enjoy following the adventures they experience in Iceland. Whenever requested we are pleased to share tips of interest based on our experience as guides. Apart... More 

Berlin, Germany
1 review
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.

Thank ohlendorfjana
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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75 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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
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 

Thank Michele S
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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24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

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57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

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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: $194 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Visit the local swimming pool a two minute walk from Forsaela with its steam room and outdoor 42C hot tub.”
 of 5 bubbles Vaughan661, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“All apartments are great and they are surprisingly quiet for downtown Reykjavik.”
 of 5 bubbles 548micheles, May 2, 2016 | Read review
“be on time with your reservation”
 of 5 bubbles 433033231, Sep 25, 2015 | Read review
“Our flat had one room with double bed and a bunkbed, pluss a couch for sleeping in the living room. A bit tight for four grown ups.”
 of 5 bubbles _gotl2014, Sep 17, 2014 | Read review
“The best apartment for those with very small (baby, toddler-aged) children is the one Hlin put us in -- the upper "west" apartment. But Hlin will help you decide!”
 of 5 bubbles lhcorange, Aug 5, 2014 | Read review
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