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Golden Circle Apartments

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The one-bedroom apartment we stayed was in good size, bright and very comfortable. We could cook our meals with the kitchenette. It is in a good location by the lake and the nearby Fontana Thermal Spa. Parking spaces are right at the doorsteps. Self check-in with keys pick up with a digital lock was easy (I later found it a common way in getting apartment keys in Iceland). Highly recommend it with the quality provided at a reasonable price.

Stayed for one night in March 18. Key code was emailed to us and the apartment was easily accessible. Very well fitted out with everything we needed. Right opposite is the geothermal baths which was expensive but a real treat. I would recommend these apartments for an overnight stay. There is a restaurant over the road which is eye - wateringly expensive but very nice. I wish we had eaten at the thermal baths instead as this was half the price and probably just as good.

A nice apartment for the two of us. Comfortable double bed. Very close walk to the Fontana Spa and also just down the street from the Sumkaup Straxx grocery store and adjacent gas station. There was an on site restaurant that served a decent meal at a pretty reasonable price, considering eating out in Iceland is generally quite expensive. Had ample space; also a bunk bed which went unused since we were just two people. Adequate cooking facilities allowed us to save money by preparing our own meals. There was a TV and large windows let in lots of natural light and we had a nice view of the lake. Only criticism would be that the couch was uncomfortable, with a hard edge at the top that pressed into your legs while you were sitting there, the coffee table was very small and wobbled and the pillows on the bed could have been plumper/bigger- though it seems this is the standard size for Iceland hotels; not sure why they are so small/without a lot of support. If you like a larger pillow with lots of support consider bringing your own as it can be uncomfortable over time.. (I did develop neck and shoulder pain over the week I was in Iceland from the small hotel pillows). Overall a nice place to stay and we got a great deal because we booked 5 months in advance.

Clean, quiet and spacious apartment with views of the lake and set away from the main road. Well equipped kitchen including cooker, m/wave and fridge freezer. One double bedroom, plus bunk bed and sofa bed in living area and a balcony. We visited the Fontana spa which is well worth the 2 minute walk.

These apartments are great. Spotlessly clean and they were actually a bit fancier than we thought they'd be considering the very reasonable price we paid for the night (around £100). There was a hair dryer in the room which was appreciated. These are apartments though not a hotel so don't expect hotel services although they are linked to the place across the road that did a cracking pizza. Pizza plus beer was around 2,000 ISK and in Feb they weren't too busy at 9pm. Would definitely recommend if you're breaking up your trip around the golden circle.

It's not an hotel, but a bloc of apartments put to rent. You will not have anyone to receive you, but the instructions provided by email are enough to get inside. The place is spacious, clean and close to the road and attractions. The furniture is new and the linens are new and clean.

Stayed in golden circle apartment for one night, so as to stayed near the attractions for our tour around golden circle the following day. It is located ~30mins to geyser/Gulfoss, ~30mins to thingvellir national park (another direction), and ~20mins to kerid crater. The apartment is big and clean, with a fully equipped kitchen. Consider the very expensive restaurants if we dine outside, we bought groceries on our way from Reykjavik and made a simple dinner with the pots and pans available. There is a supermarket (Samkaup strax) nearby the apartment, which closed at 9pm (weekdays) and earlier on weekends (around 6pm). The room was quiet despite raining during the night and bed was so comfortable that we had a hard time waking up the next morning. Free WIFI was fast too. We got a ground floor apartment which allow us to catch a glimpse of the lake nearby. There is no reception but the management will provide you with the location (house 1, 2 or 3), unit number and password to the keys ~2 days prior to your arrival. Golden circle apartments is also located along the same street as Laugarvatan Fontana, where you can go for natural hot spring spa, set amid mountain and lake. I would highly recommend this accommodation for those who are touring the golden circle.

We visited Iceland in August and stayed at the Golden Circle apartments the last two nights of our stay in a family apartment on the ground floor. We throughly enjoyed our stay, the apartments were very well equipped, clean and nicely furnished. Our two boys loved the bunk beds in the living room! Once at the apartments, everything is conveniently located, some of the more popular tourist attractions are an easy drive away for day trips, there is a grocery store nearby and we were able to stock up for breakfasts and snacks. (A huge thank you to the cashier at the grocery store who went through all the different kinds of Icelandic candy for my son to take home for souvenirs!) There is the Fontana Spa next door and you get a discount, which is an added bonus and a great way to finish a day of sightseeing. The apartments are also within walking distance to Linden, a restaurant that comes highly recommended. (we went to the bistro area, not the more formal restaurant, it was good but underwhelming considering some of the rave reviews). Our best dinner was our last night across the street from the apartments at the Héraðsskólinn Boutique Hostel, delicious food and great service! We were also very impressed with the management, they contacted us before arrival with check in instructions and some travel tips. In our rush to leave for the airport on our last day my son left behind his retainer and his toiletry bag, when we landed and realized we had left it behind, they arranged to have it mailed back at no charge, saving us a trip to the orthodontist. (We have stayed at high-end chain hotels in North America that won't make that extra effort to return items!) I would highly recommend the Golden Circle apartments to anyone travelling in the area; a self-catering option, convenient location, great restaurant across the street and management that goes the extra mile!

Stayed for 3 nights, good base for touring the Golden Circle, Pingvellir Park and the Southern Coast. Walking distance to Laugarvatn Fontana Spa. Spacious and comfortable for family of four. Adequately equipped kitchen for preparing simple meals. Would definitely stay there again.

These apartments were great. Free wifi and great views of the lake. Within walking distance of a spa and great restaurants. The apartment was spotless and it was a very pleasant evening spent for my family.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Golden Circle Apartments places you 15.5 mi (25 km) from Thingvellir National Park and 15.7 mi (25.2 km) from Geysir Hot Springs. This 3-star apartment has 25 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 4 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Gullfoss Waterfall is 23.9 mi (38.5 km) from the apartment, which is on a lake.


This apartment is home to 4 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or 2 coffee shops/cafés, and mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception. Continental breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


The 25 soundproofed apartments feature kitchens and balconies or patios, and there's space to spread out with living rooms and dining areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Coffee makers are also available. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

Property features

At Golden Circle Apartments, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and express check-in. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. This family-friendly apartment also has express check-out.

Room options

One Bedroom Apartment with Balcony

Twin 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Studio Apartment with Terrace

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms

Full 1 | Sleeps 7

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 176 reviews