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Black Pearl - Reykjavik Finest Apartments
Ranked #1 of 55 Hotels in Reykjavik
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

Great location, very friendly staff. Well located. We stayed a week and was quiet and comfortable, and very modern. Free wi-fi as well!

There is a full kitchen, black out shades (which you need in the summer!), and very comfortable sitting area. Nice balcony as well.

They do have a breakfast they can bring, but they really have no restaurant or room service otherwise, which is not a major issue as there are plenty of restaurants in the area! Or of course you can cook your own breakfast if you so choose.

The only thing that is mildly bothersome is the hot water has a severe sulpher smell (which I think is per routine in Reykjavik), but just be forewarned.

Iceland is worth the visit, and this is a great place to base your explorations from. They do not have a fitness center, but apparently they have one in the area you can use, tho we found that after a day of exploring iceland, this was something we did not need!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

I was in Iceland for 8 days and stayed at the black pearl apartments for most of the time as it was conveniently located (5-10 mins from city). The apartment is clean, spacious and has a full kitchen, free wifi. Love the kitchen cos I can prepare breakfasts in the mornings. They even have my favourite LU cookies as welcome snack. Karla the owner is superb and very helpful in putting together my itinerary. My flight was delayed due to the local airport crew strike. Called Karla and she arranged a transport service to pick me up from the airport upon my arrival and she stayed back to welcome me. Use their free laundry service before I headed home. Very good service provided by Black Pearl crew (including Karla, Mark and Francisco) and I will stay here again in my next visit!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

We went to Iceland hoping to see and photograph the aurora borealis. We acclimated in Reykjavik by spending three nights at the Black Pearl Hotel before heading out to rural areas.
The Black Pearl is an exceptional property – new, luxurious, clean, comfortable. Our hosts were Carla and Marco, a couple totally committed to helping their guests enjoy their time in Reykjavik. They pre-arranged our taxi from Keflavik Airport to the hotel, which made our arrival seamless.
My wife and I love to walk, and the Black Pearl is perfectly located for exploring all of Reykjavik’s fascinating city center on foot. It is right at the harbor, near the spectacular new concert hall “The Harpa”, a “must see” for a tour inside. There is lovely walking all along the harbor region. It is another short walk up to the famous church Hallgrimskirkja, and then on to the extraordinary National Museum of Iceland, which presents a wonderful and fascinating introduction to Iceland’s history. Finally, right close by the Black Pearl is the famous hot dog stand Baejarins Beztu Pylsur, often called the best such stand in Europe. Don’t miss this “bad boy”!
Thank you, Carla and Marco. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

From our initial enquiry through to our departure at the end of our five night stay, everything about the Black Pearl was flawless. Queries were answered promptly, nothing seemed to be too much trouble for Carla and her team. Our pre-arranged transfer was waiting at the airport upon our arrival and when we arrived at the apartments (at around midnight) we were informed we had been upgraded to a Deluxe apartment as they thought it would make life easier for us with our teenage son.

A beautiful apartment, spotlessly clean, with plenty of space. A "wet room" bathroom with a powerful shower, as well as a washing machine/dryer if you needed it. A walk in closet off the master bedroom provided plenty of hanging space. The kitchen had a full size fridge/freezer for your use, as well as plenty of cutlery, crockery and glasses. Fantastically well equipped with quality appliances (including a Nespresso coffee machine for your caffeine fix!), pots, pans and cooking utensils. Oh and a dishwasher. Everything you could possibly need!

TVs in the bedrooms, as well as a large flat screen in the living area, ensured there were never arguments over what to watch and the free Wi-Fi was much appreciated too. The in-room breakfast "tray" that we ordered for the morning after our arrival was more of a trolley than a tray! Fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurts, eggs, salamis, cheese and salmon. Breads, pastries and fruit juices. We truly felt welcomed to this beautiful country.

Advice on restaurants, local sights and walks was readily available, from a knowledgeable staff. I am particularly grateful for the call from Ana on the front desk one evening who had just been informed that there was to be a Northern Lights boat trip that night as there was a possibility of a break in the cloud cover and we might just get lucky and see the Lights. We took the chance and indeed, saw the magic.

The Black Pearl apartment gave us the space and freedom to completely relax and enjoy our stay in Reykjavik. The location is perfect (close to the old harbour, with plenty of restaurants/cafes/bars practically on your doorstep) and the service is exceptional.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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cmmatias, Manager at Black Pearl - Reykjavik Finest Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2014

Dear Purpledesk,

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. The Black Pearl team and I, would like to ensure you that we are the lucky ones for hosting such a nice guests,
We are all looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
All the Best
Carla & Team

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Reviewed March 26, 2014

We stayed at the Black Pearl for three nights, and our family of five enjoyed an incredible experience. The place was spotless, beautiful and comfortable, and the owners, Carla and Marco, were amazing. Each morning they brought a sumptuous breakfast to our room at the time of our choice, and they always made themselves available for whatever we might request, including a ride to the gym with no advance notice. You couldn't possibly find a superior hotel or location in all of Reyjavik.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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cmmatias, Manager at Black Pearl - Reykjavik Finest Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2014

Dear Nemofamily,

Thank you so much for such a beautiful review.
We feel honoured to have hosted your family at our hotel, and more than happy to know that you are coming back soon. We really look forward to welcoming you, hoping to offer you the same excellent experience.

All the best
Carla & the Black Pearl team.

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed for 5 nights at Black Pearl Apartments in Reykjavik with our family. This is the most luxurious apartment we ever stayed at. It is very spacious, furnished with top quality fittings, very bright and an outstanding customer service. We arrived at 1:30 AM and the owners Carla and Marco were waiting for us. They are very customer oriented and pay attention to every detail. Our daughters loved the 90" LCD TV in the apartment and watched their favorite programsa using Apple TV.

It is located in the city center close to all nice restaurants. We used this apartment as our base for taking daily sightseeing trips.

We can't wait to return to this super luxurious place. We would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for Four Seasons class luxury, in a very large apartment.

They serve hot breakfast in the suite which was very delicious.

Thanks Carla & Marco for the incredible experience and your outstanding customer service!

Ravi & Sunanda Agarwal

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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cmmatias, Manager at Black Pearl - Reykjavik Finest Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2014

Dear Anandatraveller,
We feel flattered for such a nice review. Thank you so much for taking your time. We feel lucky for hosting such a wonderful guests like you and your family.
We look forward to welcoming you again.
Warm Regards
Carla/ Marco & all the Black Pearl team.

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed with child 3 y. o. during second part of February-beginning of March. Liked it weary much! Perfect cleanness, weary good rooms, enough space, very very nice equipped, good breakfasts. Cannot recognize anything we disliked. Carla and Marco are doing their best! We will return! ) Thank You!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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cmmatias, Manager at Black Pearl - Reykjavik Finest Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2014

Dear Mr.Dyachenko,

We look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for making such a nice review.
All the best for the three of you.
Carla/ Marco

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Address: Tryggvagata, 18 / 18C, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 55 Hotels in Reykjavik
Price Range: $394 - $876 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Black Pearl - Reykjavik Finest Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel serviced apartments - Your home away from home in Iceland!Black Pearl Reykjavik boasts guest rooms with King sized premier bedding, luxury toiletries, fresh linen and fluffy white towels. The Deluxe Suites measures 115 square meters and the Standard Suites 75 square meters. All kitchens are fully equipped with cutlery, porcelain and glassware for 8 people, oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and Nespresso coffee maker (with a complete selection of complimentary coffee capsules).Situated in the most central area of downtown Reykjavik, we are within walking distance to landmarks, museums, shops and restaurants. Enjoy a perfect stay in the heart of Reykjavik with Black Pearl. ... more   less 
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