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Ice Apartments Reykjavik
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

we stayed at the ice apartments in november, they where very easy to find and just a short walk to the bus for most of the trips , bit noisy on the saturday night but most places are, everything was there that you needed, tea,coffee,sugar even a small milk in the fridge, they are very clean and the shower was fantastic, sofa bed easy to use bedding all clean, and its just off the main street the shops are lovely the ladies on reception were very helpful with regards to trips ect , cooker fridge , washer all great even provide wash powder and dishwasher tablets lovely apartments felt very secure would return and recomend

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

My friend and I stayed at the Ice Apartments for two nights. It was in a great location, very clean and great amenities. We really enjoyed the few nights we stayed there! The shower pressure was great and the beds were very comfy!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

The hotel was really well equipped and build with good quality. They have been thinking everything even the noise which is caused by the people coming out of the bars during the weekends. There is earplugs available in the room.
The breakfast offer provided by the hotel is good as it is. But the place is not the closest one, you may go to any of the restaurants nearby to eat as well. Although the breakfast (Port 9 / Early in the morning) is really good!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Upon our arrival to Reykjavik we easily found the Ice Apartments via transport from the airport. Ice Apartments was, (as advertised right in the city center).
Upon entering our first floor apartment, the first thing we noticed was the clean smell! My nose is the first indicator. The apartment was spacious, and very clean, with a great room effect, including living room with couch, table, chairs, kitchen, washer/dryer combo, and large (did I mention clean) bathroom with tiled shower, and warm floors! The bedroom was large enough for two suit cases, night stands, and large bed. Bathrobes, with slippers were there waiting for us. Also as advertised new ear plugs were available should their be any outside noise. We found no cause to use them.
We enjoyed our stay in this very clean and modern apartment, and wouldn't hesitate to use them in the future.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We are on the 4th of 6 nights at the Ice Apartments and so far it's maybe the best lodging decision we've ever made. The apartment is a small one-bedroom nicely furnished in grey and white, with comfortable bedding, a nice couch, wifi, and all the kitchen basics (including coffee, two cartons of milk, and teabags to get you started in the morning).

You 'check in' at the Icewear store next to the Dunkin Donuts on Laugavegur - it's a 3 minute walk from bus stop 6 at culture house. We arrived at 9AM and the shop staff took our bags, then promptly sent us off for coffee/breakfast - we went to Braud & Co and got pastries, which we took to a coffee house nearby. We came back early afternoon and the staff let us into our apartment early since it was already clean, which was very kind of them (I think we really looked like we'd been awake for 26 hours at that point).

The apartment is just so welcoming after a long day out in the countryside. We enjoyed hot tea and treats from Sandholt in the afternoons and sampled last cal restaurants for late dinners. There is a Bonus grocery roughly 4 blocks up Laugavegur and plenty of restaurants nearby. If you want the perfect breakfast, go to Braud & Co, get a loaf of their freaking INCREDIBLE sourdough, pick up Icelandic butter at Bonus (they sell it in pats, look in fridge room on lower shelves for butter), and enjoy skyr with granola, buttered Braud & Co sourdough toast and tea/coffee in the living room. (Look, people, Iceland is not a place to avoid dairy or carbs, so get over it.)

There are only two drawbacks to this lovely experience: Friday night and Saturday night. Laugavegur is bar & restaurant central for young tourists (and probably party-happy Icelanders as well) and weekend nights sounded like we'd landed on frat/sorority row. On Sunday at about 2AM, we stood in the living room and watched/listened as two young women drunkenly consoled their friend Maya, who had collapsed in a weeping heap next to the apartment dumpster in our courtyard. Maya was apparently lamenting a breakup that had occurred in a nearby bar - and I do mean wailing lamentations; she sounded like she was ripping out her hair in grief. We were tempted to head downstairs and ask Maya to please grieve elsewhere, but her friends pulled her up from the concrete and trundled her out of the courtyard before we could get our slippers on. We sincerely hope they took her home and not back to the bar, because the last thing Maya needed was another drink.

Anyway, bring very good earplugs or noise cancelling headphones. My Bose worked well though they're not the best for sleeping. The Ice Apartments are set back from the street, but it's a noisy area on weekends... and where there are hookup bars, there are likely to be sodded boys and girls wailing over other (probably equally sodded) boys and girls.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: Laugavegur 1B, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik > Miõborg
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 110 Speciality Lodging in Reykjavik
Price Range: $252 - $603 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ice Apartments Reykjavik 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ice Apartments Reykjavik offers a wide range of accommodations in Reykjavik City Centre. Situated on the main shopping street Laugarvegur in the heart of down town Reykjavik. Many of Reykjavik's most iconic sights are within walking distance from the apartments. Harpa Concert Hall, The Icelandic National Gallery, The Althing (The Icelandic parliament) and Reykjavik City Hall are only about 400m away. Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik's most iconic landmark is only 600m away. ... more   less 
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