I booked via Expedia for $116 per night which is what one normally should expect to pay for a 3 star accommodation in the shoulder season. A tad expensive for what you get, but Iceland isn’t cheap to begin with.
The hotel is located in the outskirts of Reykjavik, in the Smaralind area, right next to a few shopping plazas and Iceland’s largest mall (which is relatively small). It’s about 40km from Keflavik airport, driven mostly on Highway 41. You can actually see the hotel on your left while driving on the highway so you have to make a U turn to get on the other side of the road.
We arrived around midnight and I had concerns that the reception desk would be closed, however I was pleasantly surprised that the receptionist was still waiting for us. Check in was fast and easy.
The room was smallish, and so was the bathroom and quite basic (for example – you get plastic cups instead of glasses), but relatively new and very very clean.
Breakfast was basic, but good.
Internet connectivity in your room (wireless) costs the Icelandik Krona equivalent of 4.5Euro for 24hrs.
Overall, I recommend as a budget accommodation choice in Reykjavik.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Smari is a three star hotel in the great capital area, Kopavogur, with well furnished rooms for business and leisure travellers who are looking for a comfortable stay in Iceland. We have 47 rooms with private bathrooms, TV, hot water kettle, coffee/tea, hairdryer and free WIFI. Free parking on site. Included is a continental breakfast served all mornings. The hotel is located in a business area with many shops and restaurants. The hotel staff is ready to assist guests with booking of excursions, rental cars and other travel arrangements. From Hotel Smari to Reykjavik center is 10 minutes by car and 20 minutes by bus. Our guests have free parking and easy access for buses. Our staff can arrange pick-up and drop-off from Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik Bus Terminal on request. The hotel is located in a business area only 300 meters from Smaralind, the largest shopping mall in Iceland. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Smari Iceland/Kopavogur - Reykjavik