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Staff of friendly and helpful. Great location. Room was spacious and comfortable.

Excellent location and people. Great communication, always willing to answer questions and provide recommendations for things to do, see etc. Highly recommend!

The location of this place is a short distance walk from the main street. The rooms exceded our expectations. The overall hotel was very clean

Spacious, clean and comfortable apartment; a nice home away from home. Easy walking distancectl city center. Front desk service was friendly and welcoming. Bathroom was good but perhaps needed additional hooks or pegs for guests’ things?

The accommodations were great. They are in a perfect location making it easy to get to see Reykjavic and experience the restaurants and nightlife. The apartment is nice, modern, and clean. Check in and check out were very easy. This is significantly cheaper than a hotel downtown, but it provides all the same value.

Two blocks from main action street so convenient but not noisy. Ieva at front desk was as good as I have ever experienced (and I own a hotel management company with 4,000 employees). Rooms spacious would stay again

Very comfortable and close to the action. People at the front counter were always eager to help and always pleasant. The main street where everything is happening is only two blocks up the hill. We had a car and were always able to find a parking spot close. We stayed at (5) hotels throughout our trip and this one was the most comfortable.

cute room, nice location only a few minutes walking to the main street, the parking on street is easier at this location

Clean - wish there was breakfast at the hotel thought.

In walking distance to food and shopping. Bus stop for tours is right around the corner. The staff is excellent and very helpful!!

The staff was so helpful with tours, place to go and see, where to eat, and the list goes on! They are clean rooms and provide everything needed to have a comfortable stay!

Quaint but cozy room. Great for a last night in the city.

The Swan was fantastic on every front! Super friendly and helpful staff (and friendly neighborhood cat hanging in the lobby), amazingly spacious and stylish studio apartment style room, with full kitchenette and wonderfully comfortable bed, and great bathroom. Location is absolutely perfect for exploring Reykjavik. Right in the heart of downtown, but tucked away on a more quite residential street, with shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and all major sites, just a few minutes walk away! Would absolutely recommend anyone to stay here and we will definitely be back!

Great place! Wonderful location. We will definitely be coming back to stay.

Pleasant stay. Room conveniently located and within walking distance of all major sites.

Really beautiful room in the heart of downtown Reykjavik (I spelled it right!) Great location, beautifully decorated, quiet and really comfortable bed and those all important black out blinds for the summer sun!

This studio apartment is within walking distance of all the main Reykjavik sites. There were three of us and there was plenty of room. It was clean and well appointed. Clean lines, not fancy. We arrived at 1 AM and there was someone there to greet and help us. Free parking on the street. Would recommend!

Vatnsstígur 11 Reykjavik

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Laugavegur and Hallgrimskirkja
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Miðborg, The Swan House by ylma is adjacent to Laugavegur and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Hallgrimskirkja. Each of the 44 rooms at this 3.5-star aparthotel includes a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a coffee maker.


Dining

Continental breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

Each apartment is recently renovated and features a kitchenette with a refrigerator and a stovetop. Guests can enjoy a flat-screen TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Each apartment also includes a coffee maker.


Property features

At The Swan House by ylma, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and laundry facilities. If you drive, self parking is EUR 12 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 26 per person one way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services and luggage storage. Other amenities at this ski aparthotel include a garden and barbecue grills.

Room options

Family Studio

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Studio

Twin 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Economy Studio

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe studio

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Swan House Hotel by ylma

Everyone (20) Couples (1) Family (2)
4
Families

By on Sep 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 22, 2019

Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your opinion with other travelers. We hope to see you again in the future! :)

5
Everyone

By on Sep 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 8, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience about your stay at The Swan House. We are happy you enjoyed your vacation and we look forward to hosting you again in the future. Kind regards,

5
Families

Staff of friendly and helpful. Great location. Room was spacious and comfortable.

By on Jul 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 21, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback about your stay at the Swan House! We love to read that you thought our staff was friendly and helpful. We hope you choose us again if you come back to Reykjavik. Kind regards,

5
Everyone

By on May 5, 2019

Review comment responded on May 5, 2019

Dear Guest, thank you so much for such a nice review! We are very happy you have enjoyed your stay and we hope to host you another time ;) best regards,

5
Partner Couples

Excellent location and people. Great communication, always willing to answer questions and provide recommendations for things to do, see etc. Highly recommend!

By on Apr 7, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 7, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely feedback, we really appreciate it. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to have a chance to host you again in the future :). Have a wonderful day

5
Everyone

The location of this place is a short distance walk from the main street. The rooms exceded our expectations. The overall hotel was very clean

By on Feb 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 29, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback, we are happy you had a nice stay with us at the Swan House. We love to read that you liked the location of our property. We hope you choose us again if you come back to Reykjavik. Kind regards,

5
Everyone

Spacious, clean and comfortable apartment; a nice home away from home. Easy walking distancectl city center. Front desk service was friendly and welcoming. Bathroom was good but perhaps needed additional hooks or pegs for guests’ things?

By on Oct 25, 2018

5
Everyone

The accommodations were great. They are in a perfect location making it easy to get to see Reykjavic and experience the restaurants and nightlife. The apartment is nice, modern, and clean. Check in and check out were very easy. This is significantly cheaper than a hotel downtown, but it provides all the same value.

By on Sep 4, 2018

5

great location helpful staff

Everyone

Two blocks from main action street so convenient but not noisy. Ieva at front desk was as good as I have ever experienced (and I own a hotel management company with 4,000 employees). Rooms spacious would stay again

By , from Dallas, Texss on Aug 23, 2018

5

comfortable and close to everything

Everyone

Very comfortable and close to the action. People at the front counter were always eager to help and always pleasant. The main street where everything is happening is only two blocks up the hill. We had a car and were always able to find a parking spot close. We stayed at (5) hotels throughout our trip and this one was the most comfortable.

By , from Green Bay, WI on Aug 22, 2018

The Swan House Hotel by ylma

Vatnsstígur 11, Reykjavik, IS-101
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