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“Luxury city centre apartment, just beware of weekend noise”

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Room With a View Apartments
Reviewed 2 April 2012

I originally booked Apartment K in Reykjavik, but just before we were due to travel, I was informed by Expedia that Apartment K was overbooked (due to a guest wishing to stay on longer!), and we had been moved to the Room With a View Apartments.

My initial trepidation was dispelled when we arrived at Room With a View Apartments. We were greeted with a spacious four-bedroom luxury apartment in the city centre for just three of us! The cooking facilities were good and we enjoyed the views.

There's a small car park at the back, which has space for perhaps six cars, so you have to be lucky, or early, to park here. I received a parking fine one night after parking on the street with other parked cars. My mistake. I should have parked at a parking meter, where there is no charge overnight.

For some people, the noise on Friday or Saturday nights could be a problem. We arrived late on a Saturday night, and the noise from the street was loud and continuous through until around 4am or 5am. Fortunately we had four bedrooms to choose from, so we could choose bedrooms away from the street. Subsequent nights were quiet. If it weren't for the noise, I would give it an 'Excellent' rating.

Room Tip: There's a nightclub/pub opposite the apartment building in the street called Vegamotastigur. Roo...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

For so much less money than the most expensive hotels in Reykjavik, you get all that and more at Room With a View.

Incredible location, free parking (this is huge), jacuzzi IN room and on our floor, cool view of the city outside our window. The room was decorated like a chic upscale Manhattan apartment. Everyone who worked at the hotel was incredible nice and helpful, and the other travelers were nice and helpful as well!

Love the cafe across the street, and the restaurant around the corner (Vegamot).

This hotel was absolutely the best part of our already fabulous vacation, and we were so happy to stay there for a whole week. Thank you everyone at the hotel for a great, romantic stay!

Room Tip: Get a jacuzzi in the room - you won't regret it!
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

The location is in the most happening street in Reykjavic, where there are many restaurants, bars, shops around. The lobby is nice and modern, and they provide a computer and printer for the guests to use. The free wifi connection worked very well. I got a flash deal from booking.com for EUR 31 per night. Our room is quite nice, the bed is comfy and the kitchen is awesome, all you need is there (coffee, tea, sugar). One thing I don't expect is we got a private external bathroom (they should provide slippers) but they gave us the bath amenities such as soap, shampoo and even bathrobe. Our room facing the busy street which is pretty noisy on Friday night (no wonder we found earplugs on our bed) but it's not a big issue for me. From the airport we took the Iceland Excursions Gray Line Airport Express to the hotel for ISK3500 (EUR22) return per person since we did not know that our hotel is very close to their bus terminal in downtown (which could be cheaper if we just took the shuttle to their sales office and walk about 5 minutes to the hotel).

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Enjoyed the apartment - kitchen is very well stocked; beds fairly comfortable (not very good pillows though); the bathroom in fine working order; and the design OK. The location is excellent and the price is right.

It went down in my rating for 2 reasons (would be 4 stars otherwise). I visited the hotel about 2 months before (on an earlier visit) and asked to see one of the rooms before booking. Was told this was impossible and wouldn't be later either (how hard is it?). When we did stay we had an issue with the outdoor jacuzzi. A number of rooms face a courtyard with the jacuzzi and though there are signs that it can't be used after 10PM - people were using it and making lots of noise til very late. Maybe they can have someone lock the door at 10PM? We also had 2 out of 8 in our group arrive at 6AM - they didn't offer a cost-effective early check-in option for just 2 (would've required 50% payment of the entire 4 b/room apartment).

Though a good option, there are also some good hotels in this area that are similarly priced and provide excellent service and breakfast.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

"Room with a view" apartments really are an excellent option if you are planning a stay in wonderful Reykjavik.
The location couldn't be better, right in the heart of the shopping and eating district of Reykjavik 101 on Laugarvegur.A perfect base for your Icelandic adventure.
Eating and drinking out in Reykjavik can be costly so having the kitchen facillities was extremely helpful and the coffee machine (with coffee and filters provided) was a nice touch.
The room was cosy and had adjustable radiators so we could warm up after the snowy winter days!There is even a rooftop jacuzzi!
The jacuzzi bath was very pleasant too after a trip to the glacier!We also enjoyed the free wi fi and the flat screen tv had 4 or 5 English channels(including Sky News).The rooms also have a dvd player and the reception has a selection of dvd's to borrow should you wish.
The cheaper supermarket, Bonus, was 5 minutes walk on Laugarvegur,but bear in mind this closes at 6pm.The 24 hour mini mart ,10-11, was a 10 minute walk downtown and open 24 hours.Vin Bud, the only shop to sell off premises alchohol was more or less opposite the 10-11
but also closes at 6pm.Enjoy your stay!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Room With a View Apartments

Address: Laugavegur 18, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 107 Speciality Lodging in Reykjavik
Price Range: ₹ 10,355 - ₹ 30,352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Room With a View Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Room With a View is an Apartment-Hotel in the centre of Reykjavik, Iceland. We have a wide range of apartments, from small studios upto 5 bedroom apartments. Our apartments on the top floor have spectacular view over the city, ocean and mountains. Sometimes you can even see the Norhterns Lights from our balcony in the winter. Iceland is a great country to visit all year round. We welcome you to Room With a View.Free WiFi ... more   less 
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