|Space||322 sq. ft.|
|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.
1/3 of the rental fee is required as a booking deposit.
Cleaning costs 65 euros.
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).
We really enjoyed this studio! Moist importantly for us: the bed is comfy. We were provided with everything we needed and the wifi works excellent which is great for those of us that work on the go. There is a parking spot for rental cars and the place is very easy to find using the church steeple as a guide from miles away. We also enjoyed privacy even though there was work being done on the main house.
I thought I had already submitted a review, but, apparently not. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Thorey's studio apartment. It was easy to find and about a 15 minute walk (depending on how fast you walk) from the bus station, but, be aware that it is all uphill in case you have a heavy suitcase. The studio is literally down the street from the church and only a few minute walk. Pay attention to the church schedule of events, if you're interested. I kept missing the organ concerts! If you've not seen pictures, the pipe organ is magnificent. You can also catch tour bus shuttles across the street from the church at the Hotel Leifur Erikisson. It's a quick walk downtown (about 10 minutes). The wi-fi was reliable and fast making it easier to plan reservations and exploration. My one significant issue was that the outside light over the door was not working and I couldn't find a replacement bulb in the studio. This made it a little uncomfortable finding my way in the dark and trying to put the key in the door. I advised Thorey when I left and I'm sure she's replaced it by now. The washer/dryer combination was a godsend because it rained every day I was there and I was able to dry my clothes and coat very quickly. But, the unit was difficult to understand as I had no experience with that type. Have Thorey give you detailed instructions. Also, be aware that you cannot put very much in the washer/dryer at one time. The storage unit was also a great help. On the picky side, it would have been nice to have a small microwave in the studio. Loved having the coffee makers. The Icelandic people are wonderfully friendly and I can't wait to go back
We spent four nights in this studio apartment in a great location in Reykjavik. It was walking distance to the main bus depot and to the central city. This studio is an ideal location for a couple.
We really appreciated the free internet. It was great to have cooking facilities, but a small microwave would have really been nice. The ability to cook some of our meals was a real advantage because, as the travel books say, Iceland is "very expensive". There was a small market about a five minute walk just on the other side of the church which proved to be quite convenient. Would definitely recommend this rental!
The title really says it all. The apartment is within walking distance of everything you would want to do in Reykjavik and we frequently returned to it mid day before going back out. It is a good sized studio with separate living and sleeping areas. The radiators make it easy to manage the temperature and we were always comfortable. The kitchen had everything we wanted except for a microwave, it even had a full size refrigerator. Great place; would absolutely go back and recommend to anyone else.
The studio apartment is a separate building (converted garage) that has a comfortable double bed, bath with shower, kitchen, dining table, couch, TV, wifi, a washing machine, refrigerator. Nicely laid out and comfortable for two people.
Great location- within walking distance of the church and Main Road for easy access. Charming studio apartment and fully equipped for a comfortable stay. Parking also included and wifi was great! Was hard to find on our gps but we did figure it out. Would stay here again and would recommend. Thank you!
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.