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What should have been a sleep in actually had me awake at 7.30am tending to neglected trip admin and worrying about the whereabouts of my favourite hat in the world. I first noticed it missing yesterday morning when I went to put it on. I know I didn't wear it out the night before to see the Northern Lights so it must have gone missing earlier that …
After all the excitement of last night, you'd have thought we'd earned a sleep in, but no. It was with great trepidation that I put my Holiday Bootcamp cap back on blew the whistle at 7am to rouse my jet lagged sister and sick mother. It was still dark outside and although they wanted nothing more than to stay in bed, I knew what wonders were …
My sister, Bec (aka Pretty Patches* for the purposes of this blog), has travelled for 37 hours straight to be here. Originally, I planned to do this trip with Bec but we just couldn't get our dates to match. She had a trip to Bali planned and a work trip that just didn't leave enough wiggle room in between. Then it occurred to us that she could …
Last night I dreamt of giant puffins, thousands of them. As I got closer, it turned out that they were just people in puffins suits... except for the ones that were genuinely giant puffins of course. It was lovely.
It's not surprising that my mind is running rampant - today is a big day. Not to put too fine a point on it but this is day …
After a rather arduous travel day, Mum and I were delighted to awake after a long sleep in the stylish and sophisticated surrounds of our 1 bedroom apartment at Room With a View Apartment Hotel. This is the third time I've had the good fortune of staying here (out of 5 trips) and I still don't know what my favourite thing about it is: the luxury of …
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You can't beat Room With a View for convenience - both in location and in services and amenities provided. This is my third time staying and I wouldn't stay anywhere else! What I like best about it is that it has a range of rooms to suit different budgets - from small rooms with detached (but exclusive) bathrooms to full on suites at the top. It's location on the main street makes it a perfect base for staying in the city but also for excursions out of town. The rooms at the front do get a little noisy on Thurs-Sat night with Reykjaviks notorious nightlight - the best solution for that is to join in the fun!
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Fantastic Place to Stay!
This place is fantastic. I read the great reviews and decided to book it straight away. So glad I did! The apartments have so much space and the bed is so soft and comfy. We stayed on the top floor and you can see all the way to the ocean.
We caught the late flight, which was delayed and didnt get to the apartments till 3am. Our host Arni was great, he waited for us to turn up and was there to let us in. Couldn't believe how easy everything was.
You should definitely stay here as it is on the main shopping street with the popular bars and restaurants within 5 mins walk. All the tour operators are familiar with the apartments as well so you dont have to worry about them not finding you. Iceland is by far the most beautiful place we've been to, and is highly recommended!
We had a great trip to iceland this last week. I will attempt to post a longer review on our trip in general. However, RWAV was perfect. We were a little scared with the taxi dropped us off from the bus station. As the apartments dont look like much from the outside. But once we got inside, and up the small, yet very functionable elevator, we were so happy with our choice. We were in apartment 601. The extra modern, very shiek decor was awesome, the bed was comfortable the view great, and the hot tub to die for. Plus, Arni really goes out of his way to be a great host. We were in essence, blizzard in one morning, when the wind and snow was howling, our golden circle tour was canceled. Arni showed up with pasteries from the bakery, and about 30 DVDs for us to watch. Really a nice touch. Further he took us to the bus station on our way out of town, so we save the 800 isk, and gave us a calender to boot. He was always willing to offer suggestions on where to eat or what to do, but not pushy when you decided to go a different direction. We talked to others who were staying in other places when we were out on tours, and exhanged glances at each other digital photos of our rooms, boy had we picked a great place. Everyone else was upset with their choices and wanted to switch with us. Plus the location, wow. the best street in town, shopping and food within 30 seconds. I have been told that the noise on the weekends is the only downside, but since we were there M-F it didnt matter to us, but probably something you might want to consider. I have nothing but the best to say about Iceland and RWAV. Go, and stay with Arni you won't be disappointed.
My husband & I (like all of the other reviewers) were greeted by Arni incredibly late at night/early in the AM - our flight from the UK arrived at 11:30 PM so we didn't get to the apartment until close to 2 AM.
So good it should be a secret!
I'd heard about this place on a previous trip to Iceland, then stayed there earlier this year. What a great find! Incredibly located, at a fantastic price - my small studio was squeaky clean, the bed incredibly comfy, and I even had a tiny balcony with a table and chairs. Arni was downstairs to meet me even though my flight from LHR arrived at Keflavik at 2300, and the Flybus didn't get to the apartment until 0030. The location is brilliant - no more than a five minute walk to the Laekertorg bus station, six minutes to the 10-11 (for groceries), ten minute walk to the nearest pool - it's a real gem.
Room with a view was a great place to stay. We stayed in room 602 and it was very nice. Everything is close and we will certainly stay here again. The view from the balcony was wonderful. This property is certainly a bargain compared to what we paid for other items.
This place is the best and an absolute bargain! We stayed 4 nights in the studio apartment (403), paying only $99 USD per night (even cheaper in the winter months.)
Reykjavik's best kept secret
We stayed at Room with a View for 3 nights and it was great! Arni was a great host, full of suggestions of places to visit and restaurants to try. He also organized the bus shuttle for us to the airport. The location of the apartments is fantastic. Right in the heart of downtown, and minutes away from everything.
We were able to get into our room right away when we arrived early from North America. The room was clean and well furnished. We had everything we needed in the room. The price is unbeatable! It's cheaper than a hotel and you get a lot more space than a tiny hotel room. And best of all? Free internet in the apartment!!! I will definitely stay at Room with a View again.
Reykjaviks best kept secret wont be a secret for long....A very comfortable, well appointed B & B in the center of downtown Reykjavik with stylish comfy rooms and as the name implies a room with an incredible view! I had a room on the 6th fl with a beautiful balcony and hot tub overlooking the downtown and Faxa harbor.Centrally located with in walking distance to most shops and restauraunts and next door to Reykjaviks best restauraunt , the Vegamot, this surprising upscale hotel has friendly service, great rooms and excellent value while staying in Iceland..Smaller in size than others, but big in value this inn is a must when staying in Iceland!
Best bargain in Iceland!
Location, location, location! Great area - I thought downtown was going to be out of the action but this is where everything is - all the bars are within a 10 minute walk at the most and there are some good restaurants as well; the tourist office is 5 minutes away too.
You certainly get value for money - the facilities in-room were unexpected: tv, video, dvd player, cd player. The mini-kitchen was fully equipped. We even had a supply of filter coffee! The room was well decorated and I got some great pictures of the sunrise from our balcony.
I don't understand how we got so much for our money when compared to other hotels, but whatever the reason, I am thankful!
I was very hesitant about staying in an apartment in downtown but since it is very hard to find 1 hotel room for 4 people we chose an apartment. Well, these apartments were not only in a GREAT location in Reykjavik the man who owned the apartments "Arni" went out of his way to be helpful. He arranged a taxi from the airport to his place, made sure we had someplace to hang out hats until our apartment was clean and ready(we stayed in another apartment for a few hours so we could rest). The list goes on and on. And, this apartment was HUGE. Two bedrooms, a great view of the water, right in downtown with a full kitchen if you decided to cook. Now normally downtown Reykjavik is very very quiet but we just happened to be there for Reykjavik cultural night (celebrates their independence from Denmark) and the streets were wild. It is one of the biggest holidays there with bands playing all over the town, things for the kids to do. And it's right after the Reykjavik marathon. Even though that night was noisy we had one of the best views of the fireworks we've ever seen. They were spectacualr. Considering everything else in Iceland is very expensive these apartments are the best buy around!