Bed and Books

Authentic Icelandic Guesthouse

Authentique maison d'hôtes islandaise  Tel.: +354 5376309

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Reykjavik centre is within walking distance


Our home is an ideal place to relax, read a book and meet interesting people from around the world. The house is built in the 1930s, which makes it a fairly old family home in Iceland. This is a family home indeed, since the parents of Karlotta lived here for 32 years and her grandparents before that.

The inhabitants of the house are passionate about travelling, foreign cultures and literature and that is the essential spirit of our home.

The house

La maison

  • Our house

    A quiet garden surrounds the house

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    We welcome you in the winter

  • Chambre choix

    Bedroom Ixelles

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    living room

  • Bed&Books4

    living room

  • Salle a manger choix

    Breakfast

  • Petit Salon choix

    cosy reading room

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    Bedroom Ehrenfeld


The 4 rooms are bright and are each equipped with a wash basin, a free WIFI, a TV and a DVD player (DVDs can be borrowed free of charge). The bathrooms are communal and we provide sheets and towels. We have several book shelves full of books in various languages (English, French, Icelandic, Dutch and German) around the house, at your disposal.

We have a special bookshelf dedicated to sharing, where you are free to exchange your own book for another. We believe that a book should not be a static object, but that it should be shared and take part in its owner’s travels.

Practical information

Infos pratiques

Location

We are located on a quiet street in central Reykjavik (post code 101), ideally situated for those who want to stay in a quiet area but to be able to discover the center of Reykjavik on foot (15 minutes walk). The house is within walking distance of the central coach station and the national airport (for various destinations in Iceland as well as Greenland and the Faeroe Islands), and around 45 minutes by car or bus from the international airport (where you will arrive). It is also located by the seaside…should you fancy a walk by the sea to enjoy the midnight sun. (Click for location on Google map)

Rates

Our rate is 15000 ISK (from the 01/01 to the 31/05, and  from 01/09 to the 31/12) and 16500 ISK (from the 01/06 to the 31/08) per room per night. A deposit of 30% will be required for the reservation and will be cashed in case of cancellation in the last 7 days before your arrival. Our complimentary breakfast will make sure that you won’t start your excursions on an empty stomach!!!

The Rooms

The 4 rooms are bright and are each equipped with a wash basin, a free WIFI, a TV and a DVD player (DVDs can be borrowed free of charge). The bathrooms are communal and we provide sheets and towels.

We have several book shelves full of books in various languages (English, French, Icelandic, Dutch and German) around the house, at your disposition. We have a special bookshelf dedicated to sharing, where you are free to exchange your own book for another. We believe that a book should not be a static object, but that it should be shared and take part in its owner’s travels.

Your hosts

Hugo

Hugo

A former business developer specialised in fine wines who spent several years in the UK, Belgium and Germany before he decided to follow his muse to a country where no vine grows…He is originally from the south of France and an amateur of literature, travelling, fine wines…and Karlotta’s cooking !

Karlotta

Karlotta

The Icelandic half of the couple is Karlotta, the translator (French, English, Icelandic), who recently decided to move back to her native Iceland after living in various countries for 15 years (France, UK, Belgium and Germany), relocating her “Frenchie” to the land of the midnight sun. She enjoys reading, has a passion for cooking and travelling and a weak spot for good champagne!!!

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