We booked the apartment in the basement of Greta's B&B for a couple of nights while exploring the Snaefelsness area. It gives you more privacy and quietness then the guestrooms and we enjoyed to have more room either. It might not be the biggest accomodation tough, but it had all we needed and Greta really is the perfect hostess, making us feel home from the first moment on.
You enjoy nice views from the apartment and don't notice it's located in the basement, as it is bright. Other plusses are your own entrance, the fully equipped kitchen (we didn't need it, as all three local restaurants/cafés are nice) and the good sized, comfortable bed. And you also don't notice the people or their noice from upstairs, should you wish to sleep a bit longer. The bedroom is very small, but ok and even has a wardrobe in it. The adjoining shower room/WC on the other side is big, luxurious and very clean. The living room/kitchen/dining is nicely decorated and equipped with all you might need, altough a bit on the small side - but on the other hand, there is room enough to stow away your luggage and clothes.
Cleanliness is over all very good - apart from the kitchen where one would wish, that previous guests paid more attention to it, but we've found this common in rental properties all over Europe (or maybe we are more fussy than others?).
We did not have Greta's famous breakfasts, but really enjoyed her delicious pastries and cakes at the opening of her new hotel - and therefore assume, that breakfasts are a treat.
If you are in the area, try to book a stay at this B&B, we can only recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The bed & breakfast stands on a hillside by the old town in Stykkisholmur with a panoramic view over Breidafjordu Bay in the north and the mountains in the south. It has six double bed rooms and one apartment - two double rooms are on the first floor sharing a bathroom and four double bed rooms are on the second floor sharing two bathrooms. All the rooms have access to a fridge and a coffee machine located in the hall of each respective floor. Coffee and tea is free. There is an apartment on the ground floor with a private entrance, kitchen, bathroom and living room. It is perfect for a family of four. An extra mattress can be added for kids under 14 years old. There is a living area on the first floor decorated in Scandinavian style for all guests to use. A generous breakfast (not included in price) is served there. Outside is a huge patio with hot tub which is perfect to soak in after a day of exploring the area. Parking is outside the house and is free of charge. ... more less