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Kearny, New Jersey
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45 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I researched hotels and guesthouses extensively prior to our stay in Reykjavik. I'm glad that it all paid off and that I made the right choice by selecting Forsaela. From the moment I started communicating with Hlin via email, her warm and welcoming nature was evident. When we arrived, she greeted us with a smile and a hug. I felt... More 

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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Dear Sofia, Thank you for your warm words and for sharing your positive experience of staying with us in Forsaela last January. I'm pleased to know that venturing out of your comfort zone brought you to Forsaela, and that it turned out to be your "Perfect Choice". We will be looking forward to welcome you again! All the best, Hlin... More 

Sydney
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Firsaela is not for people who want a fancy modern hotel with all conveniences. Instead, it is a cosy and decidedly homely place with lots of wood. The hostess, Hlin, is very kind and helpful. She speaks excellent English and Italian, as well as Icelandic. She is knowledgeable about tourism and gives advice generously. Her breakfast is excellent with home-made... More 

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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Dear friends of Forsaela, Thank you for sharing a wonderful review, focusing on the special character of our guesthouse "cosy and decidedly homely" an alternative choice to the fancy modern hotels with all the conveniences. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we will be pleased to welcome you again. With kind regards, Hlin More 

Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

I've stayed twice at the Forsaela Apartment House. Once in a B & B setting and in an apartment in early November 2015. I felt completely at home both times. The accommodations are very nice and very clean. The Forsaela's location is absolutely perfect. We were two blocks from the main shopping street, Laugavegur, with its many shops and restaurants.... More 

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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Dear Gary, It was a great pleasure for us to welcome you again to Forsaela and to know that you felt completely at home with us whether it was in our B&B accommodation or self contained apartments next door. Forsaela's B&B accommodation is available only during summer while the apartments and the little house are available the whole year round.... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 November 2015

I stayed At Forsaela for 5 days and can honestly say i did not want to leave. Siggi and Hlin are brilliant hosts and were very helpful in offering advice for trips etc as they are experienced guides themselves. They even invited me to supper on my last night. The apartments themselves are very quiet, even though the main shopping... More 

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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Dear Jamie, Thank you for taking time to share a wonderful review. It was our pleasure to meet you and welcome you at Forsaela. It is the biggest reward to us to have new precious friends and happy guests like you. We appreciate that you took time to join us for a simple,traditional supper at our house. It was a... More 

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28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

My friend and I stayed for 5 nights at this little house and had the most amazing experience. Hlin is an absolute joy and a doll of a host! She was super helpful during our stay and did everything in her power to make sure we were comfortable and enjoyed our stay in Reykjavik. She was so helpful even before... More 

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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Dear friends of Forsaela, Thank you for taking time to write your review and share such wonderful feedback with us. It was a delight to read your comments and to know that you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay with us at Forsaela B&B. In our little family run business we prides ourselves first and foremost in caring and... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 25 September 2015

I was there with my nephew in june. We have a very nice and quite dubble room on first floor in the main house. The owners gives it a very personal tuch, and they are so kind, that makes this adress so special. The breakfast was very nice, we had good talks with quests and the owners. They gives us... More 

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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Dear friends of Forsaela, Thank you for finding the time to write your review and share such wonderful feedback with us. It was a delight to read your comments and me and Siggi hope to welcome you back to Forsaela in the very near future. All the best, Hlin and Siggi More 

UK
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Great location. Charming hosts. Delicious breakfast. Comfortable bed. What more could we want? Thanks to Hlin for her help with the transport. We loved the homemade scones & bread. We hope Siggi has finished his "little house" under the stairs and Hlin doesn't make him stay there for the winter! Say hello to Eric the Red for us.

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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Dear friends of Forsaela, Thank you for sharing such lovely feedback following your stay. Your review was truly a delight to read. Siggi has finished the little "hide away" under the stairs and is using the days before frost to paint the little house facing the street. Eric the Red is delighted with the greetings and we'll all be looking... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2015

This was the perfect place for our holiday, and provided everything we needed. The hosts are so friendly and made us feel very welcome. The location was perfect for getting everywhere we needed to go. The apartment itself was spotless and very well appointed, such a cute little kitchen. I felt so lucky we had found somewhere so lovely to... More 

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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Dear friends of Forsaela, Thank you for sharing the positive experience of your stay at Forsaela. There is nothing more satisfying than to know that our guests had a wonderful stay with us. Me and Siggi hope to welcome you back to very soon. All the best, Hlin and Siggi More 

Franklin, Tn.
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39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

If you want an awesome place to stay in Reykjavik, this is the place. We rented the downstairs apartment, one bedroom, kitchen, and living room and it was perfect! We loved the location, one block from the main shopping trip and 2 blocks from the church. Restaurants galore in the area, all within walking distance, plus the guesthouse was on... More 

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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Dear friends of Forsaela, Thank you for taking time to share a wonderful and detailed review following your stay with us. It was a pleasure getting to know you and to have you as our guests. Me and Siggi are both delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again! All the best,... More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Wonderful stay. Our room was ready and we were welcomed despite our late arrival. Plenty of help was provided with restaurant and activity recommendations and information. Breakfast was very good. Location is excellent. One street away from main shopping and an easy walk to the city center and harbor. Limited on street parking but free. We will go back and... More 

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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this review

Dear friends of Forsaela, Thank you for taking time to share your appreciation of staying in Forsaela. "Felt like home" is rewarding for us and we are glad that we meet your expectations in every way. We look forward to welcome you and your family again. All the best, Hlin and Siggi More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in a lovely private garden with patios and green spaces in a quiet residential area next to Laugavegur, Reykjavik's main shopping street. Surrounded with Cafes, restaurants, museums, art galleries and other sites off interest. A perfect "home away from home" for families and friends as well as for the reunion of the greater family. By staying in Forsaela you will experience the atmosphere of the past combined with modern comfort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forsaela Apartmenthouse

Address: Grettisgata, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Price Range: €182 - €265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Visit the local swimming pool a two minute walk from Forsaela with its steam room and outdoor 42C hot tub.”
 of 5 bubbles Vaughan661, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All apartments are great and they are surprisingly quiet for downtown Reykjavik.”
 of 5 bubbles 548micheles, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“be on time with your reservation”
 of 5 bubbles 433033231, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Our flat had one room with double bed and a bunkbed, pluss a couch for sleeping in the living room. A bit tight for four grown ups.”
 of 5 bubbles _gotl2014, 17 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The best apartment for those with very small (baby, toddler-aged) children is the one Hlin put us in -- the upper "west" apartment. But Hlin will help you decide!”
 of 5 bubbles lhcorange, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
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