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Skolabru Guesthouse
Ranked #55 of 106 Reykjavik B&B and Inns
Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Will stay again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2011

1. Great location.
2. Very helpful staff. (Thank you Richard!!!)
3. Clean rooms and bathrooms. (Residents please keep the toilet tidy by at least clean-up the water on the ground after shower. And please do not leave towels on the ground)
4. Comfortable beds.

What impress me most was the arrangement Richard did before I arrive. I booked online but the room arrangement was not satisfactory. Then I e-mailed Richard with my concerns. Richard was so helpful that he made a perfect arrangement for me. And then I'm sure I chose the right place to stay.

And what else Richard did was,
1. Helping me re-filling my pre-paid telephone card.
2. Recommending restaurants and tours
3. Telling me stories about Icelandic people

Highly appreciate what Richard did and definitely will stay again!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Thank DennisTung
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2011

We stayed at 1912 for one week, and would highly recommend it.

The location is perfect: very central and couldn't be closer to the bars and restaurants. However despite this it is also peaceful. The rooms are basic but pleasant, attractively decorated and clean, as are the shared bathrooms. Incredible value for money.

Other reviewers have said that they did not see any staff for most of their stays. Perhaps because it was peak season and busier, in fact we found that Richard was there most of the time, and exceptionally helpful.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jizali
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Leuven, Belgium
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2011

Fantastic location in the city-centre, but you won't see anybody to help you for checkin or checkout, no breakfast or other food possibilities, but nice spacious rooms and a small, shared, but clean bathroom

  • Stayed June 2011
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Thank jelvdb
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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2011

I found what i needed at 1912 Guest House. A very central location. A very nice bed. Peace and tranquility. Freedom to come and leave whenever i wanted. A very nice and approachable manager. All good. And i am coming back in a few weeks...

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Annaelias
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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2011

I chose the 1912 Guesthouse off the internet with no guidance simply from photos of the rooms, and I was not disappointed. I was able to check in early, leave whenever, very easy access, and the room was indeed very pretty--I want the fringed curtains! I had a slight problem with the wireless but the hotel manager came over to help me and made sure it worked.

It's also centrally located, easy to find, and walking distance from everything.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sarahjolierouge
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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2011

nice, cheap and perfectly located, and nice welcoming. One could hardly ask for more at this price.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank drinkmilk69
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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2011

My Japanese TV director colleague & I stayed at the 1912 for 2 weeks when we were making Japanese TV programmes in Iceland. Rikhard & Ingunn were very welcoming, and gave us all the necessary information to orientate ourselves. The location is great: right in the middle of Reykjavik within walking distance of restaurants, bars, supermarket, cafés etc. NIce for my jogging with the Tjörnin Park nearby! My room was quiet & comfortable, and it was good to have cooking facilities and a fridge etc to save money on eating breakfast out at a café. Joey the boss man was very generous, arranging discounts for us at various bars etc! It was nice to relax over a pint at the House of Guinness next door!

Room Tip: Ground floor or upstairs the best option.
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jimcuthbert
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Additional Information about Skolabru Guesthouse

Property: Skolabru Guesthouse
Address: Skolabru 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland (Formerly 1912 Guest House)
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 106 B&Bs / Inns in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Skolabru Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1912 Guest House - Statutory Cited, Listed as: building of Special Architectural and Historic Interest. 1912 Guest House is perfectly located in the center of Reykjavik, next to the parliament of Iceland (Alþingi), 60 second walk to the city's main restaurants, cafes, clubs, art museums, galleries and shops. We offer luxury accommodation, clean, comfortable and recently refurbished. 9 twin rooms, 3 singles and 4 bathrooms. Breakfast upon request, delivered straight to the room. Whether you're staying one night, several days or just want to spend a romantic weekend in the heart of Reykjavik, the owners and staff will do everything to help make your stay truly memorable. ... more   less 
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