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BB 44 Guesthouse
Ranked #4 of 6 Kopavogur B&B and Inns
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed January 16, 2009

Very charming B&B, Sigga was wonderful! Children loved it, we were in a cottage apart from the house, our daughter loved the pet bunny! Jacuzzi, 2 available kitchens with a supermarket a few blocks away. Internet availability, and wonderful breakfasts in the morning. Sigga was extremely helpful and gave us superb advice! Would stay again in a heartbeat!

  • Liked — Very cute!
  • Disliked — nothing, everything was great
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2008

We decided to stay in that Bed&Breakfast during our trip in Iceland because it was cheap and had a really profitable pack of staying and car hire. I know what is a budget hotel and what to expect when I'm low cost traveler. But BB44 offers by far I worst service I've ever had. The room was a budget room, nothing special, and quite clean, but in a place with 22 hours a day sunlight at least you expect some thick curtains...!!!

The main problem was with the car. We hired an automatic car to make the circle of the Iceland. On the second day, in the middle of nowhere, car started to make some strange noise when I was pushing the brakes. For our good luck, it broke down in Eggilstadir, the village we were planning to pass the night. We gave a phonecall to the Hotel owner and the only thing he told us was that when we took the car it was ok and that we were responcible for the damage because i don't know how to drive an automatic car!!!! For god's shake!!! Fortunately, the owners of the BB in Eggilstadir where very helpful and arranged everything. Of course we were not responsible for the car as the problem was bad service. The brakes weren't screwed on the disc brake and they were dancing in the wheel...

We were really lucky as we could have been killed!

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — service
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank stavroulis
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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
155 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2008

I'm not a fan of B&B's but this place was wonderful for my needs. The host was very nice and helpful, that alone made this place the place to stay. The price per night was very attractive. There are 2 houses, and we were in the "2nd house" the room was a good size, with a shared shower and bath. There was never a problem on shower lines, and the house was fully booked. The rooms were clean! The also rent cars, and a very good price, and very nice car.. The price for a week was a little less then 2 days of renting at the airport. From KEF airport, i took the fly bus to the main station, were the BB staff picked me up. The love their wonderful country, and helped us plan our week. Part of the tip was to drive the southern coast of Iceland. A must do... Clean safe and good price!

  • Liked — Staff and price
  • Disliked — shared bath (but it was not that bad)
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
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2 Thank dcl80
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London
2 reviews
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Reviewed August 24, 2008

Very friendly and helpful couple . The landlady Sigga saved my life as I checked out of my room at 3 pm, thinking I would catch the 3.30 flybus but to my surprise the next one was at about 9 pm!

Sigga promplty raced me off to the last stop before Rekjavik Airport (Viking Guesthouse?) and due to her kind consideration I got the bus !

This is level of kindness and helpfulness is something you would very rarely get from a B&B in the UK!

Breakfast was nice, room was nice, service was excellent. P.S If your doing all guided tours the distance is not a problem as most operators will pick you up from your B&B. There is a supermarket near by which cuts the costs and also a bus into town only cost £2.

  • Liked — Hospitality
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed August 2008
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Thank Traveller100hk
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Greater Munich
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2008

We stayed there for 3 nights in August 08. The house was fully booked which wasn't a problem since it was a nice bunch of people. But make sure not to show up last in the breakfast room, cause sometimes the best bits and pieces might already be gone. Still the breakfast buffet is one of the best parts, since there's coffee, orange juice, tea, cheese, eggs, cerials, fruits, toast etc.
Our room was clean, small but cosy with shower/wc ensuite and it even had a small kitchen.
The location outside reykjavik is ideal, as long as you have a car, otherwise it's a bit off the map.

Yes, Siggur is a very helpful person, she still keeps smiling when there's a lot of trouble around. Can't say anything about the other host, since we had no contact to him at all, I don't even know his name. Ok, there was no word of hello or goodbye either, and if you don't turn to one of the hosts they might not even notice you're there - but for Iceland, where very often a smile costs extra and tourists seem to disturb, it was still the most friendly place we've stayed at.

Anyway, don't repeat our mistake and travel Iceland right after returning from a holiday in Asia, cause then, Iceland is hell, as far as tourist infrastructure, friendliness, warmth or even a welcoming attitude is concerned


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  • Stayed August 2008
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Thank Chris_and_Jas
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OC NY
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2008

Most of the reviews on this site pertain to the BB 44 Gisting - Guesthouse located at Borgarholtsbraut 44, but few have focused on the sister property at Nýbylavegur 16. A total of five nights in mid-August proved to be a decent stay, but with some minor difficulties. Both of these houses are in Kopavogur, the country's second largest city and just ten to fifteen minutes south of the Reykjavik centre. Kopavogur is growing significantly and due to large construction projects along the roads and on new buildings, the nearby bus station was not in service and the next closest was a half mile walk. It would be ideal to have a car if you're staying at either of the BB 44 houses, since there is quite a far distance to the main bus routes.

The owners, Sigga and Telli, are two of the most dedicated keepers we've ever met. They're always there to help you with anything, whether booking a tour or suggesting activities. They rent cars at a discounted rate as well, which is another plus if you plan on staying here.
Breakfast was good, but two of the nights a large group (15+) practically took over the kitchen. Sigga was sorry and gave us a significant discount on our bill - very generous.

If you're at Nýbylavegur 16, rooms 1 - 4 are ideal since they have significantly more space and amenities (room 3, ours, was by far the largest and rather spacious but surprisingly cost the same as the much tinier regular double room). The shared WC is fine; aside from the single M/W WC's there are two shower rooms each with toilets and sinks.

Overall, great people and good accommodations for a value, but at an extended distance from the city centre.

  • Liked — Owners, Room
  • Disliked — Location
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Mattyry38
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2008

We stayed for a couple of nights adn the owners couldn't have been more friendly. The rooms were small, but clean and the facilities were good. We hired a car thorugh them as well that worked out well.

The only downside is that the guesthouse is in a suburb a little bit out of town, and costs about $15 to get to from the centre. Its actually not that far, but taxis like everything in Iceland are expensive. The owners were ever so helpful about picking us up from the bus station and dropping us off, but so you might want to factor that into the cost of an evening out in town.

  • Liked — Cleanliness, staff
  • Disliked — Location
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
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Property: BB 44 Guesthouse
Address: Borgarholtsbraut 44 | and Nybylavegur 16, Kopavogur 200, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Kopavogur
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Kopavogur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — BB 44 Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BB 44 Guesthosue is family run bed and breakfast located in quiet family house area.Established 1997.We offer single,double and family rooms,some rooms have ensuite bathroom,other shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.Cheap car rental on site,ask for our package deal.Day tour booking´s ,no extra fee.We offer personal service in relaxed atmosphere.Free WIFI ... more   less 
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