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Hotel Smari
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Kopavogur
goring
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“good value hotel”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

We arrived after midnight and checked in , room was clean although not full of mod cons, it does have a tv but no hair dryer but we were lent one from the desk Staff were friendly and breakfast was ok to start the day you do get eggs cooked different ways most days.
There is a shopping mall over the road, quite big for the amount of people using it where there are eating places, do not go to TGI Fridays it is bad and I mean bad, there is a chinese next door that is very good called Mings or Pizza Hut in the mall and I repeat do not go to TGI Fridays
Good hotel but a bit out of it if your a town person

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Worcestershire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

For Iceland standards this is very good! its not to far out from the city and a short walk to the bus stop and 1 direct bus is all it takes to reach Reykjavik. All the local excursions also pick you up from this hotel. The rooms are basic but good and very clean. Breakfast again is great everything you would need and some hot items. There are also a few places to eat next to the hotel including Chinese, Indian, Pizza etc & the tower restaurant is only a short walk away. If your looking to save £100's of pounds & have your own on-suite bathroom this is the place to stay. Will stay again if in the area. Brilliant thanks

Room Tip: all rooms very clean, also dont be worried as its not as far from the center as some reviews make ou...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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annajons86, Front Office Manager at Hotel Smari, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Thank you so much for your review.
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and would consider us again if you manage to return to our beautiful country.
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colorado
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. Was the hotel outstanding as a place I would choose to get away from it all? No, but as far as a great place to hang up my coat and leave my bags and relax after sightseeing, yes. The hotel was off the freeway..so this could be a problem in the summer with the windows open...but the location is great. It is near a shopping mall with a grocery store...the room is nice...and the breakfast is adequate with eggs, oatmeal, yogurt, and waffles. Very accommodating and pleasant staff. Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Try to get a room away from the freeway if during the summer....
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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annajons86, Front Office Manager at Hotel Smari, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in Iceland and hope you will be able to return some day.
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Thetis Island BC
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

I have just begun a trip around the world. I booked every hotel in every city based upon Trip Advisor Hotel Smari was my first stop of the journey. At first I was a bit concerned about the location as it is about 8 minutes by car from downtown, but my anxiety was quickly put to rest. The airport shuttle will take you straight to the hotel. The largest mall in Iceland is a 2 minute walk away. The rental car companies will deliver a car to the hotel at no charge. The hotel is very clean and the staff are very helpful and friendly. I came to Iceland to see the country so the small room, by North American standards, was not a problem. The breakfast buffet was excellent with meats, cheeses, pastries, juices, cereals, yogurts, and an endless supply of sunny side up eggs and waffles. Over 2 days I drove the rental car over 1000 km exploring the countryside. The trip north to Snæfellsjökull (Snæfell Glacier) National Park is breathtaking and you can even explore a Lava tube along the way. Next stop, Melbourne House Hotel in London, England.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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annajons86, Front Office Manager at Hotel Smari, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Thank you for your very generous words about our staff. We always try our best to make our guests feel comfortable and I am very happy that we succeeded in your case.
I must also add that you were such a delightful guest that it was impossible not to be cheerful around you. We wish you all the best on your trip.
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Haifa, Hefa, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

we have been in smari hotel 3 nights. the staff was friendly and generous. they helped us in everything we needed!
rooms are clean, big and has enough place to put everything. bathrooms are fine but the shower is a bit not comfortable but you can deal with it.
the hotel is located very far from reykjavik city center but luckily, you can buy from the reception a whole day tickets for the buses (for example- you have to take 2 buses in order to get to the bsi terminal). the breakfast was fine and the hotel is located near a big mall with a lot of restaurants and shops.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

We are a family of four who flew from Manchester to Reykjavik for a four night stay in this hotel. The staff makes this hotel! They are helpful, kind, and smiley. The hotel was very clean, the room was very neat, the breakfast was well made. The kitchen staff was very helpful, making us a packed breakfast when we had an early departure. We had a tiny problem that our refrigerator was not functioning at check in. They brought up a new one immediately. The bathroom is smallish, but was very clean and well done. No poor caulking job, nor any mildew. Our room faced the main road into Reykjavik. If you opened the tiny vent above the window you could hear the traffic quite clearly. When the vent is closed it was nearly silent. I am a light sleeper and I was not woken up by any traffic noise. We were there while the Sun was not setting until 11:30 pm and rising at 3:30am. The curtains were dark enough to allow our children to sleep. The Hotel is in the middle of some office buildings, some stores, some restaurants and a short walk to the biggest mall in Iceland. We had a car, so there was no problem using all of these amenities.

This hotel really fit our entire family's needs. Thanks Hotel Smari! Thanks Axel!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013

I want to thank the staff at hotel smari for their kindness and their generosity. We were so impressed with the help you gave us when we arrived on showing us transport around the place and what tours to do. We had a problem on one of the days with a tour guide not turning up for me and my husband and the staff got straight onto the phone and found us a brilliant tour with the 4x4 superjeep offroad. Just want to thank you's all for our time there and for everything. we really appreciated it :)

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Smari
Address: Hlidasmari 13, Kopavogur 201, Iceland
Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Kopavogur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Kopavogur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Smari 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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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