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Smaratun Guesthouse

Road 261 | Fljótshlíđ, Hvolsvollur 861, Iceland
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Had a good time at Smaratun. The staff is very friendly and very courteous. I stayed in the Chalet and it was small but perfect for what I needed. You have a full size bed and a bunk bed in the room as well as a desk. The space was more than enough for me. The food here was actually... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for one night as part of an organised tour. I thought it was great. I would definitely recommend the horse riding - you get to ride through streams and over farmland in the shadow of the beautiful Eyjafjallajokull volcano (yes, the one that erupted in 2010). The breakfast buffet was delicious, I'd recommend the homemade skyr in... More 

Thank Jennykoj
Hasselt, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights at the Smaratun farm guesthouse. Be aware that several lodging formulas are available at Smaratun (be sure to check their website before booking): - the hotel: about 15 rooms in the main building - quite expensive for the small rooms you'll get but they have en-suite bathroom. Breakfast is included. Wifi is included (rather poor... More 

Thank MarcMich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We just slept there one night, in the cottage. Our cottage was small, but clean, warm, just the lockers were a little bit difficult to handle. There is a guest kitchen. Breakfast was self-service and very good.

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Castellanza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I've tried more or less 10 different farm during my last trip in Iceland, but this one is probably my favorite one! Very close to the Eyjafjallajokull mountain, it is surrounded by the awesome icelandic panorama: hills, ice, mountains, water, horses and so on. The structure is very nice, as well as the rooms, clean and comfortable. The dinner and... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This review is for one of the five chalets at offer by Smáratún Guesthouse. Note that besides chalets, the establishment also offers a guesthose and cottages. I stayed there by myself in May 2014, but note that they room up to four people but the price is the same. The scenery of course is just fantastic. The chalets are located... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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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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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 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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