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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

From the moment we arrived Hlin and Siggi made us feel at home in their house. They invited us in like we were special guests and part of their family. The house was clean, comfortable, cozy home to stay in. Hlin and Siggi helped us with organizing tours, saved us from missing one that forgot us, and had great recommendations... 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 a wonderful review. We take pride in making our guests feel welcome and comfortable. We truly consider every guest a special guest and we do our utmost to meet every guest needs. We look forward to meeting you again on your next visit to Iceland. More 

Saratoga, California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

My husband and I stayed with Hiln and Siggi last week. Hiln and I had been in communication before we left the US for Reykjavik. She was most helpful not only in securing our accommodation, but is a wealth of information about travel in Iceland. As we approached Forsaela from the airport, Hiln was waiting at the curb to ensure... 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 a wonderful review appreciating the quality of hospitality and personal service we emphasis. Me and Siggi are pleased to know that our little tips and suggestions regarding your tour around Iceland have been of help and we are looking forward to welcoming you again. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 June 2014

This was a charming, clean and comfirtamble guest house to stay in for a week in Reykjavik. Hlin and Siggi the owners could not have been more kind or helpful and went out of their way to help us and make us feel at home. It really was as if we were their own personal guests in their house. Hlin... 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 a wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and I value the moments we shared during breakfast every morning, before you headed off for new adventures. Thank you for your appreciation. Me and Siggi look forward to welcoming you again. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 April 2014

My niece and nephew (around 20 years old) and I stayed for three nights in the Forsaela self-catering Cottage. We received a very warm welcome from Hlin, the owner, even though she had had to wait up for us until our midnight arrival. Although self-catering, Hlin had gladly volunteered to stock the Cottage's fridge with basic breakfast items since we... 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 a wonderful review. I do appreciate the very accurate description of the little house /cottage and the warmth and understanding of its charm, I sense in your words. The little house has a character that will not leave you indifferent and we always hope, the stay in this more... More 

Somerville, MA
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20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Even though this apartment house is just one block off of the main street of Reykjavik, it is on a very quiet block where the noise of the city doesn't intrude. Conveniently located if you want to join in the nightlife, then quiet when you want to sleep -- perfect! The apartments are super cute. Compact European style where every... More 

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

Dear friends of Forsaela. Even time has passed since you posted your review, I feel obliged to reply and express our gratitude for the accurate and thoughtful overall review of our premises. For pointing out the convenient location, the peaceful surrounding and your appreciation for the attention we have given in the decor and details. The tree houses of Forsaela,... More 

New York City, New York
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

We stayed at a hotel during our first stay in Reykjavik but chose Forsaela apartments for the second stay and were delighted with our choice. The apartments (our family had one across the hall from my sister's family) were spotlessly clean, artfully decorated, and thoughtfully stocked with books, light blocking shades, kitchenware, grocery staples, and the beds - even the... More 

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

Dear friends of Forsaela. I'm sorry for the delay in replying to the wonderful review you posted months ago. Informative and accurate in all details, warm and rewarding for me and Siggi as hosts. It was a great pleasure to organise a guided day tour for the two families, happily connecting the different interests of everyone and experiencing your keen... More 

Grand Cayman
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week when we visited Reykjavik in August. The owner Hlin was wonderful - really nice, helpful and accommodating. She stayed up to greet us when we arrived at 1am and provided us with a delicious breakfast spread (literally, anything you could want was there!) the next morning even though we came in... More 

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

Dear friends of Forsaela. It has been a while since you stayed with us and I'm sorry for not replying earlier to your positive review. I wish to thank you for taking time to write and for paying attention to the small details, we take pride in as hosts. We look forward to welcoming you again. More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2013

We stayed in the little apartment that Forsaela Offers and then on our return trip we stayed in the main house at the B&B. Both experiences were great! The owner Hlin, was lovely! She was very attentive and helpful. She really made us feel at home. The apartment was well furnished and equipped with a washing machine, full kitchen, living... More 

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

Dear friends of Forsaela. Even time has passed, your review of a "wonderful stay" with us remains, and I would like to thank you and let you know that I appreciate that you took time to write. I'm pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay in both one of our apartments as well as in a room of B&B... More 

Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

My husband and I stayed in the apartment house at Forsaela for the duration of our week long stay in Reykjavik. Hiln and Siggi were exceptional hosts. The apartment we stayed in was a one bedroom (sleeping loft style) with a kitchen and living space. It was clean and thoughtfully decorated. It was also in a great location as it... More 

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

Dear friends of Forsaela. I'm sorry for the delay in replying to your wonderful review. Time has passed but your expression of “Wonderful apartment home and wonderful hosts” remains. Thank you for your kind words of recommendation. I'm looking forward to welcoming you again. More 

Gothenburg
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

We stayed in a two room apartment with a sleeping loft which was great for two adults and one four year old. The apartment was fully equipped with everything we needed and the supermarket was very close. Very cozy place in the older parts of Reykjavik, it was a great experience lying in bed listening to the rain fall on... More 

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

Dear friends of Forsaela. I'm sorry for this late rely to your "super nice" review. Thank you for taking time to share your experience with others. Even sunshine is preferred, I agree with you it is "a great experience lying in bed listening to the rain fall on the roof :) " :) All the best. 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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