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Odinn Reykjavik Apartments
Ranked #13 of 109 Reykjavik B&B and Inns
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Thank you to Olafur for his hospitality! This guesthouse is very clean and its location is the best. The only thing I would say is try to get a room around the back. It was loud on one night, a Thursday/Friday, around 2 a.m. when people were passing by, several small groups that is. This is not the fault of the guesthouse and everything within their control was well done. We found Olafur (and the other guests) very friendly and had several conversations and shared stories of travel. Our room was simple and comfortable. The breakfast was plenty, including excellent coffee. We would absolutely stay here again...which is the best recommendation I can offer! We love Iceland and Reykjavik!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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GuesthouseOdinn, Manager at Odinn Reykjavik Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2012

Dear guests from Boston,
Thanks for the great review . We are glad you liked the stay.... our coffee and the breakfast :-)
Great part of the stay is to meet other guests and share stories of travel.
Hope to see you again one day.
Kind regards,
Olafur

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Reviewed July 8, 2012

We just had a wonderful 2 night stay at the Odinn Guesthouse. Olafur is very welcoming, and runs a very clean and comfortable guesthouse. We also enjoyed the breakfast and kitchen facilities. The location is close to all the local Reykjavik sights and is a pick up point for tours. An excellent location and a great place to stay!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Management response:Responded July 10, 2012

Dear guests from Colorado,

Thanks for the nice review and for staying with us. I am glad the accommodation met your expectations. Hope to see you again one day :-)

Kind regards,
Olafur Einarsson

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Reviewed July 5, 2012

This guesthouse happened to have a room available for three on a very busy weekend. The rooms were great and included a nice kitchen to share with other guests. It's located two blocks from the main business streets of downtown so walking anywhere is supper easy but its off the main street that it's pretty quiet.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Management response:Responded July 7, 2012

Dear guests from California,
Thank you for staying with us and the nice review. We are glad you liked our facilities and great location.... just off the main shopping street :-)
Kind regards from Reykjavik,
Olafur Einarsson

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Reviewed June 30, 2012

The one bed room is very small.

The walls are so thin that all acivities in neighboruring rooms can be heard. Guests coming to there rooms or sitting in the kitchen keep you awake at night.

The light from the kitchen gets in the room through a small window over the door

the breakfast is no more than acceptable

can not be recomended

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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GuesthouseOdinn, Manager at Odinn Reykjavik Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2012

Dear guest,

I am very sorry that your stay with us was not in line with your expectation. We have been very fortunate up to this point as the reviews on our accommodation have been quite positive. This is actually the first review which has the rating of "terrible", which of course is shocking for us.
Since we took over the Guesthouse from 2005 we have put a lot of effort into offering good service to our guests as well as renovating the house. The guests are very important to us and we do our very best so they will have a pleasant stay with us.

True, a single room is our smallest room as it is designated for one person, but still does have the necessity like table, char wardrobe and a good bed. It is unfortunate that you were disturbed by the noise of other guests. We do have rules/guidelines in our guesthouse, which guests will find in the common area, there it is stated that after 23:00 the house should be quiet. In your case where you were disturbed by the guests noisy we would have appreciated if you had informed us during your stay, then I would have had the opportunity to give you a different room and then at the same time hopefully made your stay pleasant.

Regarding our breakfast, this is the first complaint we receive from one of our guests. You mentioned that „Breakfast is no more than acceptable“. We are proud of our breakfast buffet table which consists of the following:

Muesli, Cheerios, Cornflakes
Yogurt (Súrmjólk an Icelandic cultured milk product) and milk
Bread and biscuits
Cheese, ham, salami, boiled eggs
Jam: Strawberry, apricots/oranges
Spreads: Honey-nut and chocolate
Vegetable (cucumber, tomatoes, paprika)
Fruit (apples, oranges, bananas)
Coffee and selection of tee

With warm regards,
Olafur Einarsson

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Reviewed January 22, 2012

The guesthouse is on top of a hill not far from the Church that looks like a spaceship. The hosts are absolutely charming and so helpful. It's a bright and cosy place to stay in town. It is small and friendly. Breakfast is set on the top floor in front of a large bay window with a stunning view on the city. Cafés, shops, supermarkets are nearby. And it seems that everything is at a walking distance in Reykjavik. I would highly recommend this place.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 12, 2011

We spend 3 nights at the guest house at the start of October - their winter season. We were not aware that it is no longer run as a guest house in the winter but used as accommodation by foreign exchange students. As a result the kitchen and fridge weren't really a viable option as they were always full, and breakfast wasn't provided. So if you are planning on travelling after summer, it might be worthwhile checking what the 'status' is. Having said all that, it didn't detract from our stay at all.
Our room was fairly spacious overlooking the street and we had a shared bathroom next to the bedroom. The guesthouse is very close to the main shopping street and everything in Reykjavik is close - it is not a very big city at all so walking to see the sites is very easy.
If you catch the BSI bus from the airport, they will drop you off at the guest house if you pay for the hotel dropoff.
There is a great coffee shop called C is for Cookie in the next block and a bakery one block down. We also enjoyed our meal at the Islandic Fish and Chips shop.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 30, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Guesthouse one night, arriving on a very early flight. It is nice and very clean and the owner is friendly, but I cannot recommend it for a stay. The Guesthouse is simply too expensive. The rooms are very small, the bathroom and shower are tiny. The breakfast room, while pleasant, is too small to accommodate all guests. Since we would be returning to Reykjavik after a stay in Greenland, we shopped other hotels and found that we could find a much better value for the money.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Odinsgata 9, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly Guesthouse Odinn)
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #13 of 109 B&Bs / Inns in Reykjavik
Price Range: $243 - $616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Óðinn Reykjavík is a independent Hotel and Tour Operator in Reykjavík, Iceland. Specialized in creating the dream vacation for small groups an families. Óðinn Reykjavík runs a luxury apartment hotel in the heart of Reykjavík. Furthermore we provide our guests with the option of creating a mesmerizing sightseeing tour in Iceland, driven in a brand new Mercedes Sprinter with panorama windows. Our tours are known for creating a cozy an friendly atmosphere during the tours as well as for the spontaneous stops along the road, allowing our guests to get to know secret spots in Iceland. ... more   less 
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