|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
A lovely and private selfcatering studio-apartment in the center of Reykjavik. Sleeps 1-4 persons. Queen size bed (160x200 cm) and one sleeping couch/double bed with good mattress (150x200cm). We offer access to internet.
Your hostess Thórey is a certified Icelandic tourist-guide and she will be happy to help you organise your travelling or give you advice according to your interests.
The Grande apartment is 3 floors and sleeps 9. The first floor: living room, dining room, little WC, kitchen, balcony, and barbecue. 2nd floor: master bedroom (2 beds 2x90cm) with balcony and lovely view to the Pearl and Hallgrimskirkja church, 1 double room (bed 140 cm) 2 single rooms (1x90cm 1x120cm), laundry room and bathroom with bathtub/shower. 3rd floor: 1 double room (1x180cm) 1 single room (90cm) and balconies. Access to internet incl.
The Studio is separate apartment, fully equipped, same address sleeps 1-4.
Your hostess Thórey is a certified Icelandic tourist-guide and she will be happy to give you advice according to your interests. From Reykjavík it is easy to do interesting day tours. We are only 40min away from the famous Blue-Lagoon and the Airport, Thingvellir, the site of the old parliament is 50 min away, Gullfoss and Geysir 90 min, Snaefellsjökull (from Jules Verne's Journey to the center of the earth 3 hr drive.
I am an actress, voice coach and tour-guide. A typical Icelander that does has many various jobs. In the summer I enjoy looking at my beautiful country through the eyes of the visitor enjoying the possibility to see it over and over again with fresh look. In the winter time the arts take over my time. I work in the theatre or training people's skill. Both public speaking, the voice and theatre. I love personal development, theatre, yoga, traveling and swimming in the sea. I have just started re-training sea swimming. If you like that the perfect place to go is Nautholsvik, a free venue in the summer with yellow sandy beach, hot jacuzzy, sauna and good access to the sea. Partly a lagoon heated with geo-thermal water.
Thorey Sigthorsdottir purchased this apartment in 2002
This apartment is so unique I fell in love with it since it has such a big character. Many different rooms reminded me of my years in London living in a typical British semi-detached house except this one is on the 2nd floor. A wonderful family house with a story. The last land-post had in Iceland had his farm here and his widow built the house after he died. Very near the city center, the street looking at the behind of Hallgrimskirkja church a lovely angle, making the street very grand. I live here with my 14 year old son and in the winter I have University students as tenants. When I am on the road taking tourists around Iceland in the summer I rent the apartment to tourists.
What is so great about this location is that is only 10-20 min walk away from the City Center but on the quiet side. There is a swimming pool just around the corner, my sons school just opposite that and all transportation are easy from here. Easy bus connection in all direction. I chose to live here since from here I don't need to depend on the car to get around. I can walk, bike or take the bus wherever I need to. And I have private parking place for my car when I don't need it. That in this area is a luxury.
There are several food shops n walking distance as well as café's and restaurants.
We really enjoyed our stay at Thorey's studio apartment. The property was clean and conveniently located...just a few minutes walk to get to shops and restaurants. Thorey was very responsive and great to work with. We highly recommend staying here if you are fortunate enough to finding it available.
My fiancé and I stay at Thorey studio for 4 days over New Year's Eve in Reykjavik. The studio was perfect, great space with coach to relax, dinning table, and full kitchen. The location was also great, 2 blocks behind the large church which leads right in do the main streets of the town. We where also 25 minute walk away from the large hill where we watch the fire works at. The studio definitely made our stay a great one. Also talked with Thorey a couple times over the phone before our stay. She was very helpful and accommodating. We look forward to our next trip to Iceland.
Excellent accommodations, close to downtown, and Thorey was an awesome host! The place was very clean and very well equipped! I have nothing but great memories and enjoyed the stay very much.
This studio apartment is perfect for a two week stay in Reykjavik. It is clean, therm-heated, and comfortable. The location was perfect for getting around Reykjavik on foot. It was easy to walk to the ocean, the Old Harbor, to the museums, and, of course, downtown. The only issue I had was that the washing machine didn't work, and I had to wash my clothes by hand every night. That was disappointing -- thus the four stars. But once fixed, I don't think I'd stay anywhere else but here. Loved it!
Excellent location, close to everything including a community pool. Very clean. Owner helpful in getting us into the place, formerly a garage, at 1:30am. Not sure what that is on the counter in the picture because there was no coffee maker and it was a long five days pouring hot water through a filter in a pasta strainer. Also the weird window film didn't block the all night sun, curtains would be nicer. There is a hole in the gutter right above your head so when you came out the door in the rain you got wet but you got used to dodging. There was a couch in the backyard, looked just like home. The hot water heat was great, Iceland was having a "late spring" so it was much appreciated. Maybe due to that, there was a hint of mildew but I have a sensitivity to that. Just a touch overpriced but a few minor fixes would help change that impression.
We stayed here on our honeymoon, and found the location to be far better than all the hotels we looked at-- it's in the heart of Reykjavik, within easy walking distance to everything we wanted to see! The property owner was very nice and responsive. The apartment is very private, quiet, and a great value, and we would stay here again. The only recommendation we have is to carefully confirm how you will gain access to the accommodation (that was our fault), but once again-- we were very happy with this accommodation and we believe it is more comfortable, less expensive, and better located than the city's hotels.
Guesthouse@ Leifsgata25 is located at the very center of Reykjavík, next to Hallgrimskirkja church, everything is in walking distance or easy access by bus. Geothermal pools indoors and outdoors, Perlan, Zoo and family park with all domestic animals of Iceland. 5 min to the main shopping street Laugavegur and Skólavördustigur for Icelandic design. Or the great variety of café's and restaurant to be found in the city center, all offering good quality food, fresh fish and the Icelandic lamb meet known for it's supreme taste, due to the sheep being kept in the wilderness of interiors of Iceland. From here the center, it is easy to plan a variety of day tours, 30min to the National Park at Thingvellir, The Golden Circle including Gullfoss and Geysir, 40 min to the Blue Lagoon, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, hiking. The main Bus station for day tours is 10 min away or you can rent a car and plan your own excursion with the help of your hostess Thorey who is a certified Icelandic tourist guide.
Other Activities: Zoo & Family Park, Geothermal swimming pools.