Room with a view apartments were great when I stayed there in May 04. Excellent value compared with a standard hotel and it is definitely worth the extra money of one of the better apartments.
- Free Wifi
Just so very grateful that we did not stay in one of the hotels, some were so far out it would have spoilt the whole trip. We stayed in Studio 512 which was quiet and just as the photos on the web site show. Siggi was very helpful. It was just so nice to come back after an exhausting day to a comfy room with sofa, music, a lovely view (a cup of tea) etc. On the nights we did not eat out we could cook and relax. It was right in the centre of everything so we did not freeze (too much!!) walking around town. I simply don't know why anyone in their right mind would choose one of the hotels when they could stay here. Thanks Siggi for a lovely stay in Room with a View and Reykjavik.
Spent three nights here in January with my partner and thoroughly enjoyed it. On first arriving we were pleasantly surprised to find that our room (Apartment 603) looked exactly like the website photos...no out of date snaps or trick photography then. And the location is so central and convenient. We were there over the weekend but didn't experience any problems with noise (although our apartment was set back off the street). We weren't fortunate enough to meet Arni but we were looked after incredibly well by his right-hand man Siggi. The fact that the apartments are completely self-contained is a bonus in a place as expensive as Reykjavik. We were able to cook for ourselves and relax in the apartment rather than having to go out at night. That way we were able to save money to spend on the adventure tours we went to Iceland for. We had no problems with the room rates or payment. We followed the suggestions on the website (and by Arni via e-mail) and paid in cash. The only minor gripe that I have is that, after we had been shown our room, we had to immediately call Siggi back as there was no electricity or light in the bathroom. Although the light was fixed the following day, use of the steambath was not possible during our stay. This was a shame as it formed part of the reason why we chose Apartment 603. And the satellite channels were out of action for the duration of our stay too. But Siggi did let us borrow from his personal DVD collection, which was very kind. All in all a very enjoyable stay and one that comes highly recommended (as per just about every other review).