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Reviews of Smaratun Guesthouse

Guesthouse | Fljótshlí?, the road nr. 261, Hvolsvöllur, Iceland 861

90.3% Overall Rating

59 out of 65 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/05/2013)

"We were in the cottage -set apart from the hotel and self catered - it was a chalet like cabin. - it was very nice, clean , fantastic views of the volcano and the westerman islands in the distance.-basically looking…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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90.3%

Overall Rating

59 out of 65 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Smaratun Guesthouse'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
88.0%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
93.6%
Value
93.6%
Safety
88.8%
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85.7%
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louise chesterman

With my spouse / partner

Relaxation/spa

26 December 2013 louise would recommend this property

Liked: very cosy and homely

Disliked: difficult to find

100.0%
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Nelya Ivankiv

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 September 2013 Nelya would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice location, very quiet and tranquil...

Disliked: Nelya left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

FRANCESCA BALDISSERA

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2013

Liked: position, big cottage

Disliked: not so clean rain entered from the door and the windows. hot tube didn't work properly

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

31 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We were in the cottage -set apart from the hotel and self catered - it was a chalet like cabin. - it was very nice, clean , fantastic views of the volcano and the westerman islands in the distance.-basically looking onto green fields -we were a family of 2 adults 2 older children - It felt like the right numbers (max 6 beds 2 double 2 single ) Kids liked the hot tub would be very happy to stay there again and recommend

Disliked: When you click the google maps you get a position that is a long way (20 miles + ) from the actual property - this could be improved and the directions. - We brought our own linen - double duvet covers - and all duvets were single . I understand that there was no wifi and the tv was very limited

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The property has an excellent atmosphere, it lies in the middle of the countryside and offers great views and calm surroundings. We stayed in the chalet, which was very nice and clean and had a cozy little bathroom inside. There is a nice kitchen, small lounge and a freely accessible hot-tub. It can't get any better than this!

Disliked: Nothing.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Nitzan Gadish

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 September 2011 Nitzan would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed in a cottage. It was very comfortable for the 4 of us.

Disliked: The two bedrooms are side by side and the wall is paper thin. Also, there was barely enough hot water for one shower so it was difficult to time multiple showers in a row.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Yaroslav Krylosov

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 July 2011 Yaroslav would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place

Disliked: nothing

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A quaint nights stay in an otherwise empty guesthouse. Access to a kitchen and lounge.

Disliked: No toilet paper

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Robin Kooymans

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Romantic getaway
Shopping

21 November 2010 Robin would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of space and nice interior. Also a giant kitchen.

Disliked: Owners seemed to be unaware of our booking and some of the advertised services had been shut down for winter but overall a lovely stay and great value.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the breakfast is really nice!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

19 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: BEAUTIFUL SETTING! About 5 minutes outside of town surrounded by the beautiful farm country with mountains in the distance. We will stay here again if we stop back by this way again.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture

29 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room was great and the breakfast was delicious. Brilliant value for money.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture

23 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: beautifil peaceful setting.Excellent self catering facilities but guests can also indulge in the hotel restaurant menu if they don't want to cook.Wonderful staff- friendly nad spoke excellent English

Disliked: Beds slightly too narrow on room & room small but ok for a night although bigger built people may struggle fitting in the the double room. Curtains v flimsy so did not block out the light

100.0%
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Sandy Elder

With friends / other travellers

27 July 2010 Sandy would recommend this property

Liked: The cleanlinesslocationeverything you needed to "live" is there

Disliked: Sandy left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Duncan Hall

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 July 2010 Duncan would recommend this property

Liked: Great place, however we were fishing from 07.00 to 23.00 so never really had a chance to enjoy the facilities. The cabin was excellent

Disliked: N/A

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

David Koncz

With my spouse / partner

Relaxation/spa

03 July 2010 David would recommend this property

Liked: it's really close to eyjafjallllla..... whatever. you have to be really careful on the route, you will see only a smaratun table. internet is 500 isk for the whole stay, but works only in the hotel, not in the guesthouse. a family is living on the groundfloor of the guesthouse, they can be a little bit noisy. wifi in the guesthouse is their own, you cannot have access to it.

Disliked: David left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

10 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice host, nice location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Greg Daws

19 May 2010 Greg would recommend this property

Liked: Was bitten by the owners German Shepherd guarding the reception door. A good start!Breakfast was included. Kitchen facilities were good. Had to pay for wi-fi.

Disliked: Greg left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Priska Döring

20 October 2009

Liked: not very helpful staff, unclean and cold room

Disliked: Priska left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Norbert Reuther

25 August 2009 Norbert would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff

Disliked: Norbert left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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MARIA AMPARO CAMACHO

19 August 2009 MARIA AMPARO would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed at Westfarm and it was incredible! it is definitely value for money. We had a hotpot by the house, which we of course used. You could see the glacier from the house. It is located in the middle of nowhere which is great for relax, but still it can be reached easily. Will come back definitely!

Disliked: MARIA AMPARO left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

17 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The cottage (sleeping bag accomadation) was great.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

16 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The cottage and the hot pot. The quiet place.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Naomi Holmes

13 August 2009 Naomi would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location with great views. Nice Icelandic horses on site. Hotel facilities (dinner and breakfast) available to chalet guests. Chalet cooking facilities v limited - only a kettle in the chalet. Though a small guest kitchen is available nearby. Great for a one or two night stay in a very scenic part of Iceland. Might be a bit too cosy for longer.

Disliked: Naomi left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Elfriede Schattenberg-Höll

18 July 2009 Elfriede would recommend this property

Liked: Alles war bestens!

Disliked: Elfriede left no negative feedback.