Smiðjustígur 12, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland –
Excellent location — rated 10/10! (score from 34 reviews)
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Max adults: 6
Max children: 2 (up to years of age)
Two-Bedroom Townhouse – Bigger than most in Reykjavík
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The Architects Cottage is a delightful two-storey cottage built in 1905 and designed by Iceland's first State Architect, Mr. Rognvaldur Olafsson. The house is situated behind the Danish Embassy, a few metres from the National Theatre and has a stylish makeover (sleeps 4 - 6) right in the charming centre of the old heart of Reykjavik, with a balcony, a small garden and a city view. It is a warm woody house with a friendly interior with pine walls, cornices and a beautiful banistered staircase. It has a German Poggenpohl kitchen and bathroom and - a Godsend - the laundry, fittings in sleek white. The house sleeps 4 in two comfortable double bedrooms and there's a large sofabed. You can walk to the shops, museums, bars, parks, festivals and the regenerated harbour, including the spectacular Harpa Concert Hall in minutes. There's a grocers a step away for easy self-catering or indulge in Reykjavík's burgeoning restaurant scene.
Stroll down to the waterfront for ships, a flea market and the super-interactive Viking Maritime Museum en route pass the Harpa Concert Hall (whose honeycomb facade was designed by Olafur Eliasson) and the Reykjavik Art Museum housing modern Icelandic works. Close by is Tjörnin - the city centre lake - Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral - Laugavegur shopping street is only 200 metres from the cottage.
Languages spoken: English
Property surroundings –
The Offices of the Cabinet of Iceland0.2 miles
Solfar Sun Voyager0.2 miles
The Parliament House0.3 miles
Hallgrímskirkja Church0.4 miles
Reykjavík City Hall0.4 miles
Reykjavik Old Harbour0.5 miles
Laugavegur Shopping Street0.6 miles
National Museum of Iceland0.7 miles
University of Iceland0.8 miles
Restaurants and markets
Many bars everywhere Cafe/bar0.1 miles
Italian restaurant Restaurant0.1 miles
10-11 Supermarket0.1 miles
Snaps - Odinsve Restaurant0.3 miles
Hotel Holt Restaurant0.6 miles
Sea - harbour Sea/ocean0.1 miles
Centre Lake0.2 miles
Salmon river River2.5 miles
Esja Mountain9.3 miles
Reykjavík Domestic Airport1.2 miles
Keflavik International Airport23.3 miles
Most popular landmarks
Reykjavik Art Museum: Kjarvalsstadir0.8 miles
Vesturbaejarlaug Swimming Pool1 miles
The Pearl1.3 miles
Laugardalslaug Swimming Pool1.5 miles
Kringlan Shopping Mall1.6 miles
Laugardalsholl Stadium1.6 miles
Imagine Peace Tower2.4 miles
Smáralind Shopping Center3.5 miles
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Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Accessible parking
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets are not allowed.
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- Outdoor furniture
Entertainment and family services
- Baby safety gates
- Non-smoking throughout
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15:00 - 00:00
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09:00 - 11:00
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Children and beds
Children are welcome
|0 - 15 years||
Can use an existing bed
The maximum number of children allowed in existing beds is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.
No cots are available
No extra beds are available
Pets are not allowed.
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