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Review 5349: Owner, Red House (#329618)

Review by Carter from US

2bed/1bath apartment in Reykjavik, Iceland


July 4-7, 2012, 3 nights


The apartment is located in the heart of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. It is the lower apartment in a duplex, owned by the same person. It is a perfect location.

Nearby Amenities

There are two grocery stores within easy walking distance. Innumerable restaurants within a quarter of a mile.

The House/Apartment

The apartment is in great shape. The furniture, mostly IKEA, is of higher quality than most vacation rentals. The apartment above us was occupied, but noise was not an issue. The apartment is at street level, and there is a busy sidewalk just outside, but that did not bother us at all. Parking is not provided, but street parking is not expensive or difficult to find.


Not really any outside sitting area.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

The apartment was spotless and in great shape. There were plenty of nice areas to sit. The apartment is bright and exceedingly pleasant.


The beds were excellent, at least as good as the ones in our house at home. The bathroom was relatively large and more than adequate.


The kitchen is bright, big and extremely well-furnished. Sharp knives are provided!

Problems or Bonuses

Only very good surprises. We liked the apartment, and Reykjavik, even more than we thought we would.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

The owner (who lives in Indiana) was extremely easy to deal with, as was the financial transaction, which was handled by credit card. We paid $170 a night, for three nights, which compares very favorably with other lodging options in Reykjavik.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

Without hesitation. We would love to stay here again and will recommend it to our friends and family.

Things to do in this area

Iceland is a quirky, but wonderful, place. It is expensive to eat out, but there are some very good restaurants. We particularly recommend the Fish Company, downtown. If you go, you should definitely rent a car for a day or two to explore the surrounding countryside, especially the Golden Circle. It is beyond spectacular, and the driving, at least in summer, is easy.

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