Smarthotel Forus - Sandnes (Rogaland)58.87873, 5.72256
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best 3 Star Hotels in Norway
Featuring free self-parking, an elevator and a news stand, Smarthotel Forus offers accommodation in Sandnes. This business hotel, whose history began in 2002, has 154 rooms. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool with a sauna.
Rogaland Arboretum is a 15-minute stroll from the hotel. The center of Sandnes is approximately 30 minutes' walk from Smarthotel Forus.
The property offers a central location 5 km away from Sola airport.
Featuring a simple decor, all rooms are equipped with central heating, cable channels and an ironing set. For your comfort, you will find a shower and a hairdryer in the bathrooms.
Eat & Drink
A comprehensive buffet breakfast is available at the restaurant. There is a 24-hour bar on site. Smarthotel Forus is placed in Forus district, within a 5-minute walk of the bar Cantina Mexicana.
A buffet breakfast is served at the price of NOK 85 per person per night.
The hotel caters to families with a playroom, a pool and board games. Smarthotel Forus also has a library and a golf course.
Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.
Private parking is possible on site for free.
Number of rooms: 154.
Free Wi-Fi in rooms
On-site car park
Bar/ Lounge area
Paid airport shuttle
Outdoor swimming pool
Sports & Fitness
- Exercise gym
- Golf course
- Paid airport shuttle
- Room service
- Car rental
- Bicycle rental
- Dry cleaning
- Shops/Commercial services
- Bell staff/Porter
- Snack bar
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Business centre
- Babysitting/Child services
- Board games
- DVDs/ Videos for children
- Children's pool
- Game room
Facilities for people with disabilities
- Toilet for disabled
- Bathroom for disabled
Spa & Leisure
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Leisure/ TV room
- Free Wi-Fi in rooms
- Air conditioning
- Ironing facilities
- Bath/ Shower
- Flat-screen TV
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
1 Double bed
In the Room
1 Single bed
In the Room
Good hotel for single business traveller, clean and good social area, but rooms are definitely too small for double, and no twin beds!
shopping centre was right next door. Motorway into town was easily accessed
Size of the room
Central to business locations for Oil / Gas / Energy. Number 9 and Number 2 bus (all close to hotel), give good links to Sandnes and Stavanger centres.
It was good value for money, clean and the breakfast was excellent.
It is located on a central area near to Stavanger and the airport, but also close to important places such as Preikestolen and Sverd I Fjell.
There were not enough staff to fulfil all the costumers necessities, for example, we didn't get our rooms cleaned. The front desk girl had to arrange herself the extra bed I requested and she sent it through the elevator for me to pick it up and install it myself!
The stairs had not been washed the last three weeks. It was extremely dirty ! !
Convenience - close to place of work - a 5 minute walk
The carpet in the room was very dirty.
Excellent if you just need a place to sleep.. And it was only 5km to the airport.
The room was very small
I was low cost, and I got exactly what I needed. I got a very good bed with excellent (soft and heavy) pillows and blankets, it was clean rooms, small bathrooms with a shower (with a nice water flow), but I did not come there for the size of the bathroom, so small was good since it had everything I needed. The room was small, but same thing, I did not go there to stay inside the room, I only needed a place to sleep over, have a shower and have a meal in the morning, and for that it was perfect. The breakfast was simple (meaning that it was not like a fancy hotel breakfast) but the most basic things where there, and what mattered to me was that the things that where there, actually had quality (instead of the opposite, large selection with low quality, I prefer small selection of quality). The reception area had sofas, games, tv, a place to buy extras, perfect :-)
Noting in special. I just want to appeal to the hotel and say that focus on low cost, simple, easy but what you do must be with high quality. And market it as exactly that. Perfect for business travelers, back packing, economy traveling, lots of families with kids etc. One remark was wifi, this you need to provide to all rooms and you must find a way to make it free for all guests. The reason is that you have a lot of pc and smartphone travelers, and wifi is not something you shall earn money on, it is what gives the establishment a strong impression. And you cannot provide poor quality, it must be excellent. You must market this (once it is in place). Then you will easily become like Norwegian does in the air, growing, profitable, and slowly killing sas :-)
This hotel is as simple as you can get it and as cheap as you can get it in Norway. It is a place to sleep, not a place to spend any time.
This is value for money for a couple of nights stay. The rooms are so small you have to climb over each other to get into bed. However, it is still the cheapest way to have a good nights sleep in Stavanger.
The hotel is very efficent. Simple solution for a simple need-sleep. It is cheap and located exactly where i need it.
I like the location, the price, the good bed and the clean shower!
It was quiet and clan and a good price
The hotel is located close to the office I visited. Also that it was nice to go shopping at Kvaderat and Ikea.
Breakfast was good, staff were helpful too
The bedrooms are tiny it felt as if I was staying in a cupboard!