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Thorey Sigthorsdottir

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, Icelandic

Stay next door to Hallgrimskirkja in the center of Reykjavík. - Studio apartment leifsgata 25

11 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Reykjavik Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Two separate fully equipped apartments Grande apt. (6-9) or Studio (1-4)

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.

Details for Studio apartment leifsgata 25 Studio, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

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.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Thorey Sigthorsdottir (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, Icelandic

About Thorey Sigthorsdottir

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

Why Thorey Sigthorsdottir chose Reykjavik

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 makes this apartment unique

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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 11 traveler reviews

Studio apartment leifsgata 25
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
5

Wonderful studio in Reykjavik

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location for getting around Reykjavik.

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Mostly good

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive response as well as pointing out things that might be done better. I am happy to say for my future guests the things that you complain about here have been mended. So having a good cup of coffee as we so like in Iceland shouldn't be a problem now. This is a good reminder to my future guests to please don't hesitate to contact me or my housekeeper if you are having any problems. We always want to be of help and to do better for our guests! Thank you for your comments. Thorey.
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A Wonderful, Memorable Stay for our Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great thank you you are so nice! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your honeymoon at my place! Always happy to welcome you come back! And just to mention, thanks for the point made regarding the access. We now have a better system!
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5

good flat with good price for a little family

  • 5 of 5

It's a little flat, very calm in a garden with only one room but it's sufficient for a family with two children. Very good equiped kitchen, confortable bed and a wash machine. Very good place in the town, only 5 minutes from the town center.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
42 Kilometres
Keflavik airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Reykjavik Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 15 2016 - Oct 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
$97
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$113
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$97
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $71
Tax Rate 7.0%

1/3 of the rental fee is required as a booking deposit.
Cleaning costs 65 euros.
Internet included.

High season weekly rate 600.- EUR nightly rate 90 EUR
High season rates apply Christmas, New Year (20th of December to 2nd of January), and Easter.
All prices are final and include all taxes. Credit card (VISA or MASTER).

The booking fee is 33,3 % of the total amount. The rest is due 6 weeks before arrival.

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Amenities

Reykjavik Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 30 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 child bed , child bed on demand.
  • Sleeps maximum four adults and one children's bed.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
This is a private studio-apartment in a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood yet only 5-10 minutes walk to the very center of Reykjavik. Good communications. A home away from home.

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