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Smaratun Guesthouse

Road 261 | Fljótshlíđ, Hvolsvollur 861, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Just the drive from Hvollsvolur to here was pretty amazing. You get to see all these dormant and semi-active volcano's in the backgound for km's all around. The area is also littered with horse farms and little settlements with tiny chuches. I was looking forward to staying in the guesthouse which appeared very charming on various website photos. But we... More

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Valencia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We stayed for three nights (family of 6) in two chalets in August 2012. The chalets - as described by others - sleep four and are compact but well thought out. Our kids are small and thought that they were great fun - having four full size people in each one would be tight. Everything works well - good shower,... More

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Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands
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99 reviews 99 reviews
48 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We rented a cottage with hottub here for two days. The cottage itself was ok although the shower flooded. From the cottage we had a great view of the Icelandic country side with mountains with glaciers in the background. The hottub was nice to. It's very convenient that you can cook your own meals here, because Iceland is an expensive... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Smaratun Guesthouse has been the absolute highlight of our trip to Iceland - it was the best accomodation we have spent night in during our stay and it was also the cheapest one. It could not get any better than this! We have stayed in a chalet, which is a small cottage containing a 4 person bedroom (one double bed... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

We stayed one night in the Smaratun Guesthouse as part of a longer business trip to Iceland. This was by far the better of the two hotels we stayed in, with large clean rooms, great food and excellent facilities. Would return again, and would recommend to others

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Netanya
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24 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

Nice guesthouse+restaurant (fine food nice service).

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Planet Insectia
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19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

Stayed here to see the volcano while in eruption (it is very close). Rather plain but spacious rooms. Bedding a bit worn so the mattresses are rather soft and saggy. Headboard looked like something out of the '60s with buil-tin radio, etc. Since it is rural, very quiet other than for the country noises. Didn't dine in the hotel as... More

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Madrid
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33 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2009

It is an old farm reconverted to an hotel and Guesthouse. You can sleep in a hotel with big, conformatble and ensuite rooms, or in the Ghuesthouse medium rooms wiht shared baths and with a big kitchen to share. We stayed in that one and it was fantastic, clean and quiet. They included breakfast. You can also walk around with... More

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Greater Munich
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86 reviews 86 reviews
49 hotel reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2008

Stayed there in August 2008. Smaratun is beautifully located in the south of Iceland at the road 261 which is ideal for a trip into the valleys of Porsmoerk. Although you don't make it directly to Porsmoerk you see most of the stunning scenery from the 261 and the rivers are not soo deep and can therefore be crossed with... More

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Melbourne
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20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2008

Smaratun Guesthouse was a delight to stay at. Because it was low season (we stayed at the hotel on April 21st) we were pretty much the only guests at the hotel. The room was nice, the continental breakfast was well presented (see photos), and it was so quiet and peaceful! The surroundings were absolutely breathtaking. The only funny thing that... More

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Also Known As:
Smaratun Guesthouse Iceland/Hvolsvollur
Address: Road 261 | Fljótshlíđ, Hvolsvollur 861, Iceland
Location: Iceland > South Region > Hvolsvollur
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Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty lodging in Hvolsvollur
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