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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Reykjavik, Capital Region

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123Asha
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect House!”
Reviewed 9 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Myself and 7 friends stayed at the town house for 5 days over NYE and it was perfect. The location was a 10 minute walk to all the bars, restaurants and the harbour. The house itself had everything and anything we needed, and it really felt like a home from home. Jenny was an amazing host and helped us arrange all of our excursions with no fuss and quick email replies, and often with cheaper prices than the tour companies were quoting us.
Would go back and stay here again in a heartbeat. Couldn't recommend highly enough!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Jan 2016
Thank you for the review. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and share your experiences with other travellers : )
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Elisabeth...
Trondheim, Norway
2 reviews
“Perfect place for a group”
Reviewed 23 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The house was absolutely perfect for our purpose, and in a great location within walking distance to the city centre while still being very quiet at night. We were a group of extended family, 10 people in total, who stayed in the house for five nights as part of a 60th birthday celebration. The house was spacious, spotlessly clean, and had all the facilities we needed, with comfortable beds and plenty of space for all of us to have breakfast together in the kitchen/living room in the mornings. The online booking and picking up of keys went smoothly. And to make it even better, the host had even left behind a little birthday gift for the person whose birthday we were celebrating. Overall, a great stay!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
28 Sep 2015
Thank you, we appreciate you taking the time to write a review and share your experiences with other travellers.
best wishes Jenny and Kata
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minneapol...
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful home in Reykjavik”
Reviewed 28 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Great place to stay near grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping. Accommodating, friendly owner. Would have loved to stay longer!

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Sep 2015
We would like to thank you for reviewing the Town House. Maybe you can stay longer next time : )
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Katrine S
1 review
“A good substitute for hotel”
Reviewed 9 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

A group of 7 girlfriends spent a longweekend here, and we were very happy With the accomodations. A short walk to city centre, grocerystore nearby open 24h, and the house was perfect for us. Good space and facilities.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Apr 2015
Hi
We just wanted to thank you for reviewing the Town House and are happy to hear that the house was perfect for you. You left the house in a perfect condition also. Many thanks :)
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Eleanor C
Sandwich, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Good Location but the house was very cluttered”
Reviewed 30 November 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We were a party of 6 adults and we stayed at the Town House for 7 nights in September 2014. We would probably not rent this house again.

The house :- was in a great location for the city centre, harbour and food shops were all within a 10-15 minute walk. It was also easy to park the car in the road near the house.

The basement of the house had a lovely new bathroom with a bath, shower and toilet; it also housed the utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer. The bedroom (where one couple slept) was very cramped and full of furniture - the double bed was pushed into an alcove and could only be accessed from one side, there was a sofa, and clothes hanging rail, TV (which didn’t seem to work), a chair and a desk. The pillows were old, lumpy and uncomfortable. There were no instructions for using the various pieces of equipment in the house. In the past when we have rented a property there was always an information folder, this would have been very useful.

The ground floor had another WC (which seems to be a rare thing in Reykjavik), and an open plan kitchen/diner/living room with a TV, all kitchen equipment including a great coffee making machine using coffee beans. The kitchen was full of everything needed to self-cater, in fact it was overloaded with stuff. The pots and pans for cooking needed replacing, we had to clean them before using them and even then they did not clean up too well. There is a dish washer, fridge/freezer (freezer needed defrosting) electric kettle, food mixer, printer (which is handy for printing off boarding passes) to name a few gadgets – we moved a lot of stuff off the worktop to give us some space to prepare meals. Although the kitchen was full of assorted odd mugs/ crockery/glasses/dust collectors, etc. we didn’t find that the crockery and glassware was very functional, nor was it sufficient for our party of 6 (never mind for the supposed 9 who this house was to accommodate). Plus, there were no wine glasses.

The upstairs had 3 additional bedrooms (one of which was very small) and again they were full of clutter and personal items/clothing (now I know why there are no picture of the bedrooms on the website). One of the bedrooms was clearly a “kids” room with kids toys everywhere.

There was a reasonable amount of storage in the house but every drawer and cupboard was full of the owners clothing/personal items. We felt like we were camping in someone else’s house - like they had just up and left and decanted to somewhere else while the house was let – not quite what we are used to with VRBO.

The house is advertised to accommodate 9 people – we cannot see this – probably ideal for 4 adults , max and some (small) children. There are not enough chairs /room to sit 9 round the dining room table (the dining table sat 6), or 9 seats in the living room (probably enough seating for 4, comfortably )

This house is probably OK if you don’t plan to stay in it much, but I felt this house was overpriced for the amenities offered.”

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Liked best: location
Liked least: the clutter
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
9 Dec 2014
Firstly thank you for the review we appreciate all comments. Yes this is someones home and your home away from home : )
There is a booklet at the house with instructions, but the owners say it does not include the kitchen equipment, except the dishwasher and microwave. We will try to have that amended. The kitchen is very large and even though there are a lot of kitchen equipments there is still plenty of space for cooking preparations, as can be seen on the photos : ) There are additional stools in the dining room. There usually are wineglasses, and we apologise sincerely that they were all missing (broken?). The pots look worn on the outside due to cooking on gas but are not dirty.
There are photos of all the bedrooms on the webpage : ) the largest bedrooms is a children’s bedroom, there are some toys there, for when there are kids in the group.
in the down stairs bedroom the TV is for the PS3 computer.
We are sorry you feel this way but hope you had a fantastic stay in Iceland.
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