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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Ohhh what a great first experience with Iceland/Reykjavik this was! Hostess Hlin and her husband were superfriendly and helpful, staying up late to hand us the keys to the little appartment and showing us around. The appartment itself was so very cute. Perfectly located in the centre of town, ample parking available, just off the main shopping street but easily accessible and right around the corner from great gems like the church, Braud&Co and Rok restaurant.

Inside, everything was available - fully equipped kitchen, even a washing machine in the bathroom. It was the cutest little house and so tastefully and warmly decorated. You felt at home from the second you walked in. Both host and hostess were very keen to support eith suggestions for town or the island which was most appreciated.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Dear friends of Forsaela,

Thank your for taking time to write a wonderful review and for sharing your appreciation. We value the warmth and grace we encountered during your stay with us.

We will be looking forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Forseala apartment. The apartment was cosy and with all the facilities we needed. The location was fantastic - no more than 15 mins to the harbour area and everything else much closer.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Dear Andrew,

Thank you for sharing a wonderful review. It was a pleasure for us to welcome you for the celebration of your anniversary.
We look forward to welcoming you again.

Hlin and Siggi

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Great apartment centrally located in Reykjavik. We stayed in one of the apartments inside the blue house. It was neat, clean, cozy, and very warm! Best of all, it was central to everything we needed. If you turn right, it was one block from a main street with stores, eateries, and the local grocery store. If you turned left, you went right up to the circle where the main Church is located, which coincidentally is the start of the other main street with stores, eateries, and the other grocery, which happens to be 24 hours. It is important to know where the grocery stores are because food in Iceland is very expensive. We were very grateful to have a fully stocked kitchen of utensils, plates, and pans. We cooked nearly every day.

Also, the best way to see Iceland is to actually get out of Reykjavik on some of the tours. Forsaela, is a stop for the tour company we used Iceland Horizon. It was very nice to be picked up and dropped off at our doorstep.

The five stars go to Hlin and Siggy. The apartment was fabulous but having the owners on site was a wonderful bonus. Check in is mid-afternoon, but our plane was landing in Reykjavik at around 7 a.m. We knew that we could not check in early, but Hlin graciously kept our luggage for us while we were able to go over to the Main Street and grab some food. By the time we returned, our apartment was ready. We were very grateful for her generosity to keep our luggage so we did not have to haul around the city. In the middle of the week, our daughter woke up sick on a day we had a tour scheduled and we needed to quickly cancel and re-book the tour. We went to the main house and in about two minutes Hlin was on the phone with company explaining our situation and got us re-booked for another day. There is no way, my husband and I could have gotten that handled that quickly. Siggy’s recommendations were fantastic. My daughter and husband thoroughly enjoyed Siggy’s advice of attending the nearby community pool.

The atmosphere of the courtyard was so magical with all the lights. It was a quiet retreat in the middle of a city. No noise from the main street made its way to our apartment. We felt very safe coming and going at all hours of the day or night. Great place for families to stay. The resident cats are fun to watch. Siggy greeted us daily as he worked in the gardens. It was a magical memory for our entire family. I strongly recommend that you make Forsaela your destination for Iceland.

We visited the first week of April 2017. With hopes of a return visit in the future!

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Dear friends of Forsaela,
Me and Siggy truly appreciate your wonderful review and apologise for not replying earlier.
The long everlasting days of summer are behind. Now at the changing of the season we have again turned on the lights of the courtyard creating the "magical atmosphere" of the quiet and secluded garden of Forsaela. Stars appear in the sky at nights and we have already enjoyed moments of dancing Northern lights.
The summer has been busy and we take grate pleasure in welcoming guests.
Being present when an advise is needed, helping with planing of day tours out of Reykjavik and other little things.
Caring for the garden and the cats, is a part of our live at Forsaela.
The name Forsaela, means a pleasant shade, or with your words "a quiet retreat in the middle of a city."
Thank you for your appreciation expressed in the words "It was a magical memory for our entire family."
We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Just a wonderful and original early 1900's apartment house exactly in the area you need to stay .....Great for a short break or even a business trip!
Main street just 1 minute away yet you feel you are staying in a quite sleepy suburb.
So quiet and peaceful with all the amenities you need.
Do bring an extra wallet when going out though as food and drinks in the main part of town are higher than London prices, by quite a margin!

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled on business
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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Dear Rory,

Thank you for your wonderful words of appreciation, emphasising the quality of Forsaela
environment and location.

"Great for a short break or even a business trip!"

We will be looking forward to welcoming you again!

With kind regards,
Hlin and Siggi


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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, cosy apartment in central Reykjavik. Hiln and her partner waited up to greet us at 1.30am after our late flight. They couldn't do enough to help. Recommended routes and places to visit on our trip round Iceland. Delightful hosts.
Would definitely stay here again if we are ever back in Reykjavik

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
Thank mrtribbings
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Hlin G, Owner at Forsaela Apartmenthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

Dear friends of Forsaela,

Thank you for taking time to write a wonderful review. Me and Siggi are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated our recommendation
on routes and places to visit on you tour around Iceland.

We will be looking forward to welcome you again.

All the best,
Hlin and Siggi

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