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Reykjavik Residence Suites

Now that IcelandAir has resumed services to Edmonton, it’s a great time to start considering stopping there on the way to Europe! Reykjavik is a gorgeous city that I had the pleasure of spending three days in. While I was there, I stayed at the quaint and centrally located Reykjavik Residence Suites. To say I felt right at home is an understatement. The Reykjavik Residence Hotel has a plethora of housing options from studios to three bedroom suites. They can easily accommodate small and large parties. I was a party of one but was fortunate enough to get a taste of a spacious two bedroom with a red velvet couch. Sigh. Keep scrolling for the highlights of my stay at the Reykjavik Residence Suites.

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Breakfast In A Basket

Every day while I was out, a basket was delivered to my fridge. It was full of delicious Icelandic made provisions as well as the basics to make a truly wonderful sandwich. A fresh loaf of bread from the Sandholt Bakery was hanging in a tote bag on my door handle every morning. Sandholt opened in 1920 and is the oldest bakery in Iceland; it’s still family run. I could have eaten a dozen slices plain. A bread so good it doesn’t need anything on it! Back to the breakfast basket, it has lava crackers, jam from native berries from Iceland, and tea! In addition to hard boiled eggs, cheese slices, fresh tomatoes etc. A perfect continental breakfast is just one thing to expect from the Reykavik Residence Suites! ­čÖé They’re even able to accommodate food allergies or dietary preferences like vegans and vegetarians. How much do you love this hotel?

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In the Heart of Reykjavik

Reykjavik is a coastal town on the western part of Iceland. The majority of the city is on a peninsula and is incredibly walkable. If you’re unfamiliar with the city, then Reykjavik Residence Suites is a great place to begin your exploration. It’s central to everything! From the Hallgrimskirkja, the famous modern and foreboding cathedral, to several noteable museums, the Sandholt bakery, and all the boutique shops and cafes on street. It’s also two (short) blocks away from the water. The Blue Lagoon bus even stops right at the hotel too which made my jetlagged life so much easier. Getting stressed out about transportation is the last thing I want to do before going to relax in blue water.

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Like Home But Better

Both rooms I had the pleasure of staying in were both cozy and spacious. It was like being at home but better. The beds were super cozy, the extra blankets were a nice touch. I was in Iceland after all and it was chilly, make no mistake. I made use of the extra blankets and bath robe while cozying up on my choice of couches. The red velvet was probably my favourite. Also, they were kind enough to include a full length mirror in the suite. This is a feature that is shockingly absent in many hotel rooms to my frustration and annoyance. The en suite kitchen and grande bathroom with the massive walk in shower was practical and decadent.

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the infamous Sandholt Bakery bag delivered by some sweet bread elves ­čÖé

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Reykjavik Residence Suites

After that relaxing stay, I’m visualizing my next trip to Iceland hoping to manifest it sooner than later! This time I’ll have to check out their Early in the Morning restaurant and book their personal driver to squire me from the airport to the hotel. They offer all the most useful amenities to tired international travelers. For more information, head on over to their website here. And check back soon for my upcoming weekend in Reykjavik post!

photographs – Sandy Joe Karpetz

Many thanks to the Reykjavik Residence Suites for hosting us on this stay!

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