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perth
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2013

I stayed here for a week at the end of December 2012. Gunnar was a gracious and helpful host; he really made my stay one of the best I have had in holiday accommodation. The room was spotlessly clean and the perfect size for one or two people. The location of the accommodation also could not be better - just... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2012

Just returned from a 5 day stay at House of the Spirits. As others have said, location is fantastic! Tourist Information is around the corner; Icelandic Fish & Chips 2 blocks away; easy access to buses. We had a studio (green walls) which was large and generous for the price. The twin beds that had been promised were not there... More 

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4 Thank DownEastWeaver
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2012

We stayed at The House of Spirits from the 2nd December for 4 nights, location of the house was excellent 5 minutes walk to main bars/ restaurants. The room was really nice and warm with a kitchen area with Free wifi. We didnt get to meet the owner but we were in touch with Flroent his assistant and Gunnar was... More 

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NYC
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Reviewed 2 November 2012

My friend and I just returned to NYC from Reykjavik. We stayed at the House of the spirits for 7 days and we loved it. The location of this guesthouse could not be better, it is a rather quiet street as some people have mentioned but it's very close to all the touristy attractions and only a short walk to... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2012

First I'll just say that I think we would have had a better experience if there had not been so much renovating going on while we were there in August. There was a lot of noise coming from outside and upstairs of construction work. We also had a difficult time tracking down Gunnar, but I think he was busy with... More 

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1 Thank nyckirsten
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2012

I want to start by saying that the location and price were amazing. As others have said, it is located in the heart of a great section of town. It was so easy walking everywhere! It was also nice that it was off the main street which helped keep out street noise. Unfortunately, the street noise wasn't really the issue...it... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2012

My wife and I stayed in the Blue house at 1 Ranargata. On the first leg of our trip, we had a 2nd floor room, and on the last leg of our trip, we stayed in the 3rd floor room. Both were nicely furnished, clean, and offered big windows that looked out to the back and neighboring gardens. It amazed... More 

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1 Thank hemway
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2012

We booked a room here for 8 days based on the overwhelmingly excellent reviews but were disappointed. I will admit that perhaps we didn't understand the concept of a "guest house" in Europe. We expected more of a charming B&B type place and it definitely was not that. We are accustomed to staying in quaint B&Bs, small hotels, etc. and... More 

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2 Thank fearnotravel
Franklin, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2012

Travelled to Iceland for a 10 day honeymoon. Gunnar at House of Spirits was excellent. Location was just outside downtown, so a very short walk to all the nice little resturants and shopping. Supermarkets just a little farther. Whale Watching locations a 3 block walk. Gunnar gave great advice and was very helpful in providing guidance. The rooms were very... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012

We booked the "Extra Luxurious Suite," to accommodate three people, which meant that an extra single bed was put a couple feet away from our double bed. The suite is a 4th floor walk-up with great views of the city, and offers a full kitchen and table for four, a couch and TV, and a bathroom and washing machine en... More 

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We offer elegant studio-apartments and bigger apartments for reasonable price in the centre of downtown Reykjavik. We also offer excursions with a private driver-guide, in a private vehicle. ... more   less 

Additional Information about House of the Spirits

Address: Gardastraeti 8, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Price Range: RM500 - RM777 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“They have rooms that will accommodate parents and a kid or tow”
 of 5 bubbles pinia10, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose 2nd or 3rd floors to minimize noise from other visitors walking past your room. Our area was nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 472JimW, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The old harbor and great eats are really close by. Reykjavik Photography Museum close by too -- free.”
 of 5 bubbles rodg693, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Book early and tell Gunner what you want.”
 of 5 bubbles OKdon, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“just let Gunnar know what you need and he will set you up with the best room for you”
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