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Golden Circle Apartments

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

We stayed two nights at one of those apartments. We got a ground floor apartment in the building at the bottom of the hill, but we could still enjoy a glimpse of the lake. If you get one apartment that is more elevated, the view will definitely be great. The apartment was clean, spacious and with all necessary appliances: toaster, water boiler, coffee maker, microwave in the kitchen. The bathroom is a bit small, but it has a hair dryer. The living room is very spacious. One bedroom had 3 single beds, the smaller bedroom had a 2-story bed, a bit small. All furniture is Ikea or similar, but is very convenient. You get a discount for the Fontana spa. Smoking not permitted in the apartment, and you cannot wear shoes inside. That is good for cleanliness.

We stayed here four nights as a base for touring SW Iceland. It's a fairly bleak and exposed location (but then so is much of the area!) but very convenient. It is mid way between Golden Circle must sees at Pingvallir and Gullfoss/Geysir, we did an easy day trip to the Westmann Islands (which was fantastic) and pottered around for a day. Nearby is a spa (you get a small discount there as guests) a supermarket (we self catered which was convenient and cost effective) and petrol. There are a couple of local restaurants, one high end (Lindin), one not (in the green roofed hostel opposite). The accommodation was clean comfortable and spacious. We'd go back. There are views across the Lake (better from top floor of the front building) although you can't see a huge amount the other side when it's cloudy. We saw Hekla (Volcano) only once! Furnishings are good and comfortable. The apartment didn't have enough crockery or cutlery but we called reception and they gave us enough to get by, they could do better on that, supply better stuff and more of it. Parking is close and free. Anyway overall great place to stay.

We arrived from the airport late at night and the water was off, we couldn't have a shower or even drink from the tap! The shop nearby was closed as well. Called the phone given, no answer.. sent an email....nothing at all! Because no water was getting supplied into to flat, the toilet had some faeces floating around and smells really bad! I saw the builder next day and he said that nobody should stay there because they were doing some refurbishment on the flats and he will request to the management to move us to another block.... I called management many times and sent emails never had a reply! Awful service!

Very spacious for 2 people. Clean and comfortable. It was a short walk to Fontana Spa - it was winter and we walked there in slippers! As other reviewers mentioned, the kitchen was bare of condiments but had all other equipment required. I booked through Booking.com and I did not receive a welcome email with instructions (unless I did not read my confirmation email carefully). So I had to call the number provided upon reaching the place (lucky I bought an Iceland SIM card) and I was given instructions to my key code and room number - it was simple and fuss-free. The wifi was non-existent. When I called, the apartment manager was unapologetic and just said it must be down then. Only when I asked if it will be fixed, he said he can only get the guys to come down tomorrow (but I was leaving the next morning). Great for a one night stay on the Golden Circle.

Stayed 2 nights here with the intention of visiting the Golden Circle - makes it a good location. Place is spacious with kitchen, dining and lounge and the bedroom. Wifi worked well. Check in was easy - just put the code into the lock and get the key out!

Great location on the Golden circle tour. Large rooms in one of 3 budget apartment blocks. Wonderful view over the lake and close to all the amenities of supermarket, petrol station and restaurants. Fontana Spa 100 metres away. Advanced key code and limited piggyback wifi. Spent one comfortable night with total silence and super sleep.

Great location for visiting the Golden Circle attractions e.g. geysir, gulfoss etc. If you're on a budget the apartments are ideal, very spacious, warm etc. Basic furnishings, but fine for a few nights stay. Note that each block has same numbered apartments, so make sure you know the block number and apartment number (from the welcome email), then you will have no trouble with letting yourself in (as no-one is there to greet you). Two very good restaurants within walking distance, one also good for snacks/drinks in the renovated school building. Thermal spa within a couple mins walk too and small supermarket.

What we liked best: 10% discount at Fontana Spa & Linden restaurant, the hassle-free check-in & -out (but yes, read that first email from hotel & find the attachment), clean even if spartan and a playstructure for kids; What we didn't: no wifi, early checkout (10am!) and very bare kitchen cupboards (salt but no pepper; I hope that was sugar in that cup).

Fantastic location and an excellent value for the price. Two-bedroom apartment was spacious and comfortable if a little sparse in terms of furniture. Beautiful view of Laugarvatn, especially at sunrise with the sun coming above the water. And only a five minute walk to the famous Fontana spa/hot pot and Lindin, an excellent restaurant! However, the check-in/arrival process is a little confusing. I got lots of emails from the booking website but only one from the property, and that's the one you need to post attention to. And all the information you need isn't in the email itself: it's in a PDF attached to the email. They never answered the phone when we called the number they gave us, and we wouldn't have been able to figure the email thing out if it wasn't for the helpful staff at the fancy hostel across the street.

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Hotel highlights

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

Golden Circle Apartments places you 19.6 mi (31.5 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.


Dining

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. For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

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

Guests of Golden Circle Apartments enjoy features like a children's pool, free WiFi in public areas, and an arcade/game room. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Additional amenities include express check-in and express check-out.

Room options

One Bedroom Apartment with Balcony

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms

Twin 1 | Sleeps 7

Superior Studio, 1 Bedroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 161 reviews