We stayed in the three-bedroom apartment during our six-day stay in Reykjavik, and had a very positive experience. Thanks particularly to Gumi and Renata for their kind help to us throughout our stay in helping with tour/transportation arrangements, and general info on the town.
RR is conveniently located walking distance from the main attractions in Reykjavik: 2-3 blocks from the waterfront, 1 block from Laugavegur (the restuarant/bar street), 15 minutes from the wharf, 15 minutes from the Hallgrímskirkja .... you get the point. Location is quiet, set on a 1-way road. Neighbours I ran into were friendly as well.
Regarding the apt layout: We were in the 3BR at Hverfisgata 45, which is a "flat" in a building separate from the main RR house where the check-in counter is. In fact, the individual rooms are in the "main" RR house, while the larger apartments are in the back. This means that the apartment-style flat had total privacy. Living + Dining room was spacious enough for some group tv + board game sessions (though there is only 1.5 couches, so you'll need to pull up some dining table chairs if you play in the living room). Also: there is only one bathroom amongst 3 bedrooms, so it might take everyone a while to get ready in the mornings/evenings if you have the same wash-up routines!
As advertised, the apartment was indeed fully equipped, with pots/pans, cutlery, glasses. Food included in the price covers unlimited corn flakes, milk, orange juice. There's a grocery store 5 min down the road where we bought some breakfast supplies. RR also supplied us hard boiled eggs when we ran out. RR was also generous with their toiletries (Greenland brand). Washer/dryer in the washroom; no detergent provided (but yes, dishwashing detergent comes in the kitchen).
One tip: the TV at first glance only has 4-5 channels. But you should access the full list of channels via the menu (not the up-down buttons, strangely). Happy surfing!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Reykjavik Residence offers brand new apartment accommodations in the heart of downtown Reykjavik. These are the perfect choice for the independent traveller seeking a place that is more a home away from home, than a hotel. Our luxury suites are perfect for business travellers wanting to make the most of their stay, or for those seeking truly special accommodations. Our quality apartments allow guests a comfortable degree of flexibility and independence, with larger units ideal for families. Though new, our facilities are in prestigious buildings on Reykavík's Historical Registry. We offer two types of breakfast. Choose between our delightful breakfast baskets, delivered straight to your room, and the savory selection at Port 9 next door. However you like to start your day, we‘ve got you covered! A beautiful winebar Port 9 a blend of the best of wines, appetizers and hospitality in an atmosphere of unmatched classical grandeu and timeless elegance. ... more less
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