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“All fine for the independent traveller” 4 of 5 stars
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Einholt Apartments
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Einholt 2, Reykjavik 105, Iceland   |  
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Kerava, Finland
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8 reviews
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“All fine for the independent traveller”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We visited Reykjavik and Einholt Apartments with two adults and two children (10 & 8). We received the code to the lobby on email and got confirmation that there's parking space for our car. The apartment was fine, we were very happy with everything. We got two bedrooms, a large living room with two sofas, a couple of armchairs and coffee tables. There was a TV but we didn't even turn in on during our visit. The kitchen was small but contained everything necessary; cooker, over, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, pots, pans, plates, glasses and basic household utensils. So all we needed to cook at "home" during some days.

If you wish to stay in a hotel with all kinds of services this one's not for you. However, if you wish a no-nonsense decent quality apartment with reasonable pricing and you're an independent travellers, Einholt Aparment's a bargain. It's a bit silly to complain for "a lack of view" etc in some other reviews. At least for us we like to spend more time out discovering the city and the country rather than staying inside. For this purpose, we can recommend Einholt fully.

The location's good, too. Just a short walk to Laugavegur or the Laugardalslaug pools.

I'd revisit gladly.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Not so good. We arrived for our honeymoon after a 8 hour flight to be welcomed with a note saying we were being placed in an entirely different building. Room looked a heck of alot nicer in the pictures. No shower curtain at all. Called the front desk, which is non-existent, who informed me it would be 15 minutes. 30 min later, no curtain. Called again, woman said she was going to the store to buy one. She still hasn't returned an hour later. Not impressed with the condition of the building, the location, the massive amounts of construction going on, the help, or the amenities (there are none). Not impressed.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

These apartments are operated in a very hands-off manner which to a large extent works quite effectively. Someone seems to be there for a couple of hours each morning and the rooms are cleaned at the same time each day. The main plus is that they are with-in easy walking distance of the town (10-15 min) and there is a decent supermarket not far on this same route. Also the kitchenette is well set-up and gives the ability to cook, have coffee/tea and your own choice of breakfast. In Iceland, this can save quite a bit of money for those on a budget.
On the other hand ....Yes, the rooms are small and those on the lower level are a little cave-like.
More annoying was the 2 false fire alarms in a 3 day period which resulted in a surprising lack of response while the "guests huddled in the cold on the footpath wondering what on earth was going on (it was one way to get to know the neighbours!) - in both cases someone eventually appeared and turned off the alarms but had there really been a fire, it would have all been toast by this stage!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank ByronO33
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Tajique, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The place is just fine, but nothing special. It's a couple of blocks away from the beginning of the shopping district, and close to one of the museums. We wouldn't have minded extra pillows or towels. Since Iceland is so expensive, it is nice to have the ability to make some of one's own meals. There's lots of space to spread out which was also nice. There are however, people who actually live in the other apartments, including one family with a small child and a whistle. Draw your own conclusions.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Bridgwater
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We chose the apartments because we liked the idea of the freedom self catering gives you when staying away. The photos we saw on the website we booked the apartments through showed very smart, modern, spacious rooms but this was not what our room was like. It was tiny. The bedroom, seating area and kitchenette was about the size of the average Premier Inn / Travelodge room so there was very little space to move around in. The kitchenette had a toaster, kettle, microwave, hob and sink. No oven. Everything worked ok including the free wifi. We had concerns about security though as someone unlocked our room and walked into it while we were in there! However, that was a one off incident and we didn't have any additional security concerns but that incident was very unsettling. The view from our room was awful, it looked like a tip but to be fair we didn't choose these apartments expecting a scenic view. The location is great in that it is a very short walk into the heart of the city centre and that was something we felt very positive about. We could be up and out and 2 minutes (maybe even less) after leaving the apartments we were on the high street.The Flybus from the airport dropped us off right at the apartments when we arrived so we didn't have to think about public transport for any part of our stay. Reykjavik is a wonderful place and we really enjoyed our holiday. If we'd have had lower expectations of the size and condition of the apartment this probably would have been a different review. If you don't mind small spaces and you plan to spend minimal time in doors while you are in Reykjavik then this is a great choice but if you want space and comfort then you should probably look elsewhere.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Those of you thinking about booking at this apartment be aware there is major construction work happening opposite which lasts from 8am to 730 pm and includes major diggers and is very very noisy and even includes small explosions to soften the ground at about 730pm at night which gave us a shock several times.
The staff are rude when told about it, no apology - and there is no mention of this on their website.
Towels and bedding are not changed as stated on their site and be willing to take your own garbage out if you want it changed- as no one comes to do it as it says on their website.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Italy
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235 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I expected it to be in a nicer area...
I would recommend to add some additional towels I the apartments.
I stayed in the #301...the people living upstairs are quite noisy...it seems that the owner spoke to them in order to let us sleep properly...we were on a business trip not on a leisure one!

I do not remember if we received any instruction regarding where to find any suoermarket or any grocery store...

Please state the best internet conenction to be logged in to...it is not easy to guess the best one..there are too many...

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Einholt Apartments
Address: Einholt 2, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 90 Specialty Lodging in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Einholt Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Einholt Apartments. Einholt is a modern apartment hotel located in Reykjavik city center. Einholt Apartments is the perfect choice for the independent traveller wishing for the comfort of a hotel and the privacy of a home. Einholt is a modern designed apartment hotel offering 23 practical and comfortable fully equipped self-catering apartments from studio to three bedroom apartments. All apartments include a fully equipped kitchen and a shower bathroom. Interior is newly renovated from top to bottom. Towels and linen is provided. Non-smoking apartments only. Flat screen TV. Free high-speed wireless internet connection in all apartments. Free telephone and computer in the lobby. Plenty free parking spaces in front of hotel. Ideal for long or short stays. Einholt Apartments have 14 double studio apartments, 3 family studio apartments 4 one bedroom apartments, 4 two bedroom apartments, all with twin / double bed and 1 three bedroom apartment. In order to offer low prices lobby staff is almost none existent but any necessary information is conveniently located in the lobby. We use modern technology to check guests in and you can use the free telephone in the lobby to contact us at anytime. Free wireless internet in all rooms. Plenty of free parking spaces. We will send you email with very simply check in instructions after booking along with other useful information. Location/located near: Einholt is located in a quiet area just a few steps away from the busy shopping street Laugavegur. A 10-minute stroll down Laugavegur takes you to the lively part of down town with stores, restaurants, cafes and bars. The street then takes you to the heart of Reykjavik. Hlemmur, the bus main terminal is also within 50 meters away, where you can catch a bus to anywhere within Reykjavik.Also within walking distance you will find Laugardalur, Reykjavik's biggest activity park offering a large swimming pool and hot tubs, Iceland's largest fitness center and spa (World Class), the Botanical Garden of Reykjavik, the Family Park, the Domestic Animal Zoo and the indoor ice-skating ring. ... more   less 
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