An apartment that feels like home in downtown Reykjavik.
I admired the brightly painted houses on Laugavegur, the main shopping street in Reykjavik. Rows upon rows of colorful buildings in red, green, and orange, only to be outdone by the extravagant murals splashed across the sides of them. Opal Apartments Reykjavik kept with the colorful theme. We caught our first glimpses of the sunny, canary-yellow apartment building, reminiscent of the Art Deco ones I recently visited in Miami. Opal Apartments was the first place we called home during our Iceland trip. And it immediately felt like home. Here’s why you should consider staying at this Reykjavik accommodation.
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This Reykjavik vacation rental, apartment #301, was clean, spacious, and stylish. The living room had comfortable couches with blankets, in case we felt cold. Bright prints and Icelandic scenes adorned the walls. Even on the dreariest days, light poured in through the large windows. Copper lighting fixtures and woodcut clocks completed the look. There was a Smart TV with tons of satellite channels and Netflix. The Wi-Fi was fast and reliable.
The kitchen of this Reykjavik hotel was stocked with pots, pans, cutlery, dishes, and anything else we needed to cook a delicious meal. We had lots of room to prepare our meals on the central island. There was a stove top, an oven, a microwave, a full-sized fridge, a kettle, and a toaster. Most importantly, there was a Nespresso maker stocked with coffee pods. I enjoyed my morning coffee (and one in the evening, too) as the machine brewed a great cup. For tea lovers, there was also complimentary tea in several varieties.
The apartment had two bedrooms, though we only used one of them. The master bedroom had one large bed, and another smaller bedroom had two twin beds. The bedrooms were decorated in soothing shades of violet with sloped ceilings and bright windows. The windows had blinds that effectively blocked out the light. It stayed light nearly all day long when we were there at the end of May. We didn’t need to do laundry, but there was a small laundry room with a washing machine. If you’re looking for a place to stay in Reykjavik that sleeps a couple of people or an entire family, Opal Apartments is your accommodation.
The bathroom had a large shower, a heated drying rack for the towels, and lots of space to get ready for the day ahead. There was a hair dryer and complimentary toiletries.
If that wasn’t enough, the apartment also had a balcony. There were two chairs and a table outside where we enjoyed great conversations, coffee, and the sunshine. Would it be possible to move to Reykjavik and live in this apartment forever? Yes, please!
Opal Apartments Reykjavik is on Laugavegur, the main shopping street in town. Within minutes, we walked from the apartment to the popular shopping areas with restaurants and cafes. It’s also a short walk down to the waterfront, where we admired the Sun Voyager statue, the mountainous views, and Harpa, the concert hall. Reykjavik is such a walkable city. We got everywhere we needed to be on our own two feet. If you’re looking for things to do in Reykjavik, check out how we spent our day there. Be sure you take a look at our Reykjavik video, too!
Our flight arrived super early in the morning. Though our apartment wasn’t available right away, we easily got in touch with the owners once we reached the city. There was a locked storage room where we stored our bags until our room was ready. The apartment owners were incredibly friendly and welcoming. They gave us some great recommendations on places to check out, and even where to get a great cup of coffee. During our stay, we were able to easily contact them for help if we needed any assistance. We were very impressed with this fantastic service.
Therefore, we loved staying at Opal Apartments Reykjavik. The apartment exceeded our expectations. It was roomy, cozy, and instantly felt like home. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again the next time we visit Iceland (I’m sure we’ll be back someday!). If you’re looking for where to stay in Reykjavik, be sure to book your stay at Opal Apartments Reykjavik. Click here to check out reviews by fellow trusted travellers.
Disclaimer: Thank you to Opal Apartments for hosting our stay. Our opinions, as always, are entirely our own. We highly recommend Opal Apartments as we had an amazing experience staying there.