Edda and Runnar keep the rooms well maintained, and are personable, kind, helpful, and knowledgeable. Edda can set you up with tours, or take groups on tour if you are all staying in the guesthouse, as she is an official tour guide. There are many rooms in the house and all are different so be sure to give a description of what you would like on your reservation request...things like: quiet, or near the garden or upstairs, private bath, or near a more social area, etc. I asked for a room away from the street, with a window that opens, shared bath to save a bit of money. The bathroom was cleaned every day but the room is not. l liked my room. It was convenient and since I stay up late for tango, I could come in late without waking other people. The guesthouse is close to tango spots. Do get the breakfast ...lots of variety and Edda's hot homemade bread. And the tours in Iceland leave at 8am for the entire day...you will not have time to go out for breakfast. Let Edda feed you! I really liked my stay there, I felt safe and cared about. I saw the Aurora Borealis from the back yard, just outside my room.
A note for allergy/asthma sufferers: the floors are bare and the room free of chachkas that collect dust, there was no visible mold, no smell of mold or mustiness even though my room was part basement..and you are two blocks from Iceland's largest hospital...open 24/7. Be sure to tell Edda and Runnar what you are allergic to...we had a communication breakdown when they were doing some winter maintenance and painted near my room while I was out on tour. It would be good for them to post notes on the doors..."we will be painting tomorrow", or some such...and then I would have told them to wait until I left! Once they knew I had a problem with paints they immediately stopped all work until I left. They are very kind and considerate...but you must tell them if you have health problems and what with.
- 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