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Hraunsnef Country Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bifrost
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Alpen
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32 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“excellent place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

this is one of the best places we know in iceland. johan and brynja, the owners do an excellentjob. they are very friendly and helpful - and the kitchen is excellent, specially the breakfast. we stayed in one of the nice cottages- and got a fair rate, cause we were travelling alittle bit of season!
stronglyrecommended

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lancaster, California
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

Had dinner. Nice small and cozy restaurant. Lamb was most excellent. The gravy was divine. Steak was tender and flavorful. Most of the food is locally sourced. Good bar. Owner onsite and proud. Seems like a decent spot to spend the night when traveling up the west coast of Iceland.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HMEIII
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Trento, Italy
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2012

This is truly a hidden gem in the country flora of Iceland. The friendly homely feeling is superb. All vegetables home grown, local sourcing, organic foods. The restaurant is a real surprise, more like the quality of upscale down town city hotspots. Taste the lamb or fish dishes, I tried the chicken mango chili salad, it was unbelievable, tasty and fresh. Go there!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Svanssone
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Hraunsnef, Owner at Hraunsnef Country Hotel, responded to this review, 28 August 2012
Thank you so much your great review it means a lot to us to hear that you were happy with your stay here.

Best regards,

Brynja and Jóhann
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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

We stayed at Hraunsnef on the first night of our trip around Iceland.

We were given a cabin for the whole family and it was really good and comfortable. We had the highest one up the slope and so had great views back across the valley. There are two hot tubs with a similar view!

Dinner was good and the breakfast was the best we had in Iceland.

The boys loved climbing the volcano just back down the road in the Reykjavik direction.

Would recommend and hope to be able to stay longer next time.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WHJO
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Hraunsnef, Owner at Hraunsnef Country Hotel, responded to this review, 28 August 2012
Thank you for your review,

We hope you will come again. We are always changing and adding new things i.e. we are from now on adding to the farm animals here so perhaps your boys could help feed the animals next time.

Best regards,

Brynja and Jóhann
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Singapore
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131 reviews
113 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

It was a nice experience living in the farm and even some of the vegetables we ate were grown by the farm. The surroundings were nice with a towering cliff at the back. The hot tub was outdoors next to a small stream. The staff were friendly. The 2 dogs we saw were incredibly cute!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Reykjavik, Iceland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

My husband and I went there for a short weekend break, just the two of us. We had a very relaxing time. The service was exellent, the staff so friendly and the food was great, we particularly liked the eggs they served for breakfast which come from their own hens. We loved the beautiful scenery which we enjoyed from the hot tubs under a starlit sky. We will definetly be going there again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank OlofB
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Seattle
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

The best stay during out 10 day trip around Iceland in February 2011 including the west through Snaefellus Peninsula and south to Hofn. Warm, quaint and hospitable this family run business is top notch! The beds were comfy, the food was great and the outdoor hottub in February was a truly Icelandic experience. The rooms even had slippers and robes to keep us toasty warm!!

We had an amazing dinner in the small resturant - try the bread salad and fish! We went back to our rooms, exhausted after our long snowy drive and crashed on the beds. At around 10pm we heard a knock at our door and the host let us know that there was a Northern Lights spotting. We quickly jumped out of bed so we could see the sights and much to our pleasure there were streaks of green in the sky. The host let us know that the family dog would escort us up the hill so we could see the lights even better so we took a short hike up the hill for the very best view. What an amazing and hospitable experience!!

There is not much around this hotel but the natural area is really beautiful. A great place to see the lights and enjoy the hospitality of some of the best hosts in Iceland!

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  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Emily G
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Hraunsnef, Owner at Hraunsnef Country Hotel, responded to this review, 28 August 2012
Thank you so much for this excellent review. It makes us really happy to hear that people like their stay with us.

We weren't sure if we should bother you for the lights but are pleased to hear that you liked it.

Best regards,

Brynja and Jóhann
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Property: Hraunsnef Country Hotel
Address: Nordurardal 311, Bifrost, Iceland
Region: Iceland > West Region > Bifrost
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bifrost
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hraunsnef Country Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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