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“Smart, central and great value” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Apartment K
Edinburgh, Scotland
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Smart, central and great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Frankly our apartment was brilliant! It was a nice size for 2 people, it was funky, had all the amenities we needed and free wifi. If I had any complaint it was that the initially appeared to be a lack of storage, but even that wasn't a problem for us in the end. Some people mentioned problems with noises - with the windows open it was possible to hear the night time revelries but closed it was silent and we slept v well (on the v comfortable, enormous bed!).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Fantastic location and value but not as clean as I would have liked. My apt wasn't too loud at night despite being very close to the main street. Great to have small kitchen, refrigerator and washing machine in my room!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Typing this at 5am wide awake due to the noise outside. I'm a sociable guy but the paper-thin doors and windows here make this a no-go if you happen to be home early at the weekend and looking for a sleep at some point. You can hear everything from the street and there are residences a stone's throw away.

Apartments are small but clean and nice enough, no complaints there. Ideal location. Just expect to be woken up repeatedly if staying here. It's not just the weekend either. Even midweek when when we arrived, it was the day after a holiday, and the place was dead in the streets (supposedly it's always the same after a holiday), there were constantly people outside shouting at their chums through the night. Basically ruining an otherwise nice place.

As I type this there is a guy in the apartment shouting at his pals a few levels underneath. At least the 10th time this has happened in the 3 nights I've been here. 10 mins ago there were loud dying sounds coming from just outside. Didn't bother checking to see if anyone was actually being burned alive as it sounded like, it's just another middle-of-the-night, ten-a-penny painful death nearby. You get used to them after a couple of nights.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

We spent four nights at Apartment K at the start of May 2013. The accommodation was very well presented with every thing you would expect at home : dishwasher, washer / dryer, fridge freezer, big tv, - it was all there. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We hired a car for our trip and found parking inexpensive and easily available. City centre can be very busy and noisy at the weekend so if thats not your thing you may want to stay further out. I would definately this venue to everyone.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wales
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Apartment K is in reality a number of apartments in the general locality of the main building. We arrived at the main building and had a warm and friendly welcome. The chap took us in his car to our studio apartment which from the outside looked nothing special, but inside was well appointed, clean and was uber cool. Large TV, wifi, apple TV and fabulous furnishings. The apartment was in quite a noisy location and had we shut the windows we wouldnt have noticed. In our experience Reykjavik is like this in most places - people like to party very late! It was a shame our stay was so short in this apartment. We will come back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Welshpool, Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

We spent a week at Apartment K on Pingholtsstraeti and it was excellent. Our apartment was just off Reykjavik's main shopping street, 2 minutes from the supermarket and five minutes from the Harpa Centre and the harbor.

Our apartment was compact, but stylish, clean and well appointed. It had everything we needed, including a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, kettle, coffee machine, cooker and British freeview TV. Our only criticism, and it's a really minor one, is that we didn't have anywhere to hang or store anything.

Parking was quite straightforward, the apartment block itself has 4 spaces, but they tended to fill up quickly, but it's in zone 2, so it only cost 120K an hour to park on the street (10 - 6 in the week), which was always available.

This is not a five star hotel, so don't expect room service or a chamber maid coming in to make the bed everyday, but if you want an excellent value base from which to explore Reykjavik and its surrounding area, Apartment K is really hard to beat.

The glass bathroom door is a little odd...

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ianto G
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Additional Information about Apartment K

Property: Apartment K
Address: Thingholtsstraeti, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 98 Specialty Lodging in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Apartment K 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique hotel apartments for today's design conscious, value-orientated guest. You can't get anymore downtown than this - 10 meters from world-renowned shopping and party street Laugavegur. 3 value studio suites, 4 large 1 bedroom apartments. ... more   less 
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