Don’t be discouraged by the unprepossessing outside: once inside, everything is comfortable, with interesting art on the walls and a friendly ginger cat. We arrived in the morning and were very glad to be welcomed in for breakfast and to be able to check in to our room right away. (We left very early on our departure day so we had one breakfast per night we stayed.) We were less glad that the room we were shown to was a different room from the one we’d been promised by email and to be quoted a different price, but it wasn’t too awkward to confirm we’d be paying the originally quoted price. We still had a room with a private bathroom and good blackout curtains. The host was very generous with advice and directions. We chose the guesthouse because of its proximity to the BSI bus terminal and it was indeed very easy to walk to and from. It was also great to be removed from any nightlife noise. We thought we might be disturbed by noise from within the guesthouse since we could hear other guests in the hallway, but didn’t have any problems. Considerate guests? We certainly had great conversations at the breakfast table. It’s not a bad walk to all the things we wanted to see in town and it’s a treat to walk out the front door and have Hallgrimskirkja right in front of you. We’d recommend it to friends, but warn them to be prepared for unexpected changes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guesthouse in the heart of Reykjavik City Center. This is a perfect home away from home guesthouse with personal atmosphere and service. We have reasonable prices, delicious breakfast buffet, offer free internet access and tours with the hosts into the countryside. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Erik The Red Guesthouse Hotel