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“Nice country hotel with a lovely restaurant”

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Hraunsnef Country Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bifrost
Certificate of Excellence
Reykjavik, Iceland
Level 6 Contributor
36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice country hotel with a lovely restaurant”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Stayed one night and tried tho burger and local beer, they use a lot of material from the farms around and make great local gourmet, meet from the burger from the next farm ecs. We did not try the hot tub but it looked good. I would recommend this place for a short stay the rooms are small but comfortable and modern. It would make a great stop for people driving the circle around Iceland.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Grafton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Hraunsnef is the type of place you either love or hate. My wife and I loved it! This place is a working farm, and if you're lucky, the animals will come over to be petted. The hotel dog, whose name I forget, is more than happy to become your BFF. We saw the Northern Lights here at the end of August, which is about the worst time of the year to see this spectacle. The restaurant is a bit on the expensive side, but all the food we ate was excellent and the service was too. Robes are provided in case you make use of the hot tubs outside (and we did). There's a fascinating waterfall not too far away; it just pops out (not over) of a very long cliff. Borganes is about a 20 minute drive away. We ended up spending three nights here. The rooms are a little small as are the bathrooms, but still we were not cramped. The owners are very kind and take any criticism in a very positive, constructive way. This is a great place to stay if driving from Reykjavik to Akureyri, although it is a bit closer to the former than the latter. If traveling from Akureyri to Reykjavik, it's even nicer because you can reach the Keflavik Airport within a few hours if you do not want to spend your final night in Iceland in Reykjavik and your flight leaves in the afternoon or evening. Some may say this place is in the middle of nowhere, but if you want to get away from it all, this is a great place to do just that! Cabins are available for those who prefer those over a room in the main building which also houses the restaurant. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Room 2 has all the foot traffic go past it and so is a bit noisy. Try getting a room closest to the...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wakefield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2014

This hotel was picked for us by our tour company because of it loacation favourable for seeing the Northern Lights. Certainly in this repsect we were not disappointed as we had an amazing display on a very cold clear night in March. The hotel itself however is very basic in terms of decor and furnishing, though everything needed was there in a rather rustic kind of way. Our dinner in the restaurant was plentiful and tasty but in no way sophisticated, and perhaps a bit more pricey than expected given the decor (for instance, the floor is bare concrete - perhaps plans are afoot for a more permanent covering). There is a hot tub a few metres from the building but we didn't try it as we were far too focused on the magnicent spectacle taking place in the skies around! Whilst the owner and wife were warm and welcoming, giving useful advice on the Aurora, the girl who assisted at breakfast was very deadpan.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2013 via mobile

Although our towels were not that fresh, this place has very friendly staff and great breakfast and restaurant facilities indeed! There is a small tv in the room with just two tv channels (BBC 2 and an Islandic one). The hotel is next to the Main road no. 1 and located roughly 15 - 20 minutes drive from Borgarnes. From our room I could not hear any traffic.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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County Down, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

This was our first night in Iceland and we arrived tired and hungry (it is about 20-25 minutes on ring road from Borgarnes heading north) but the couple who ran it could not have been nicer. Our room was small but clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The meal was delicious and a huge choice. In the morning, a good breakfast looking over amazing views then lots of advice on where best to visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Zoutleeuw, Brabant, Belgium
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

The rooms are quite small, but okay to stay for one or two nights. You could see the rooms were refurbished a few years ago, but not with a lot of attention to detail (sloppy painting). I would recommend this hotel for families with young children. They are encouraged to help feeding the animals etc. Conveniently located at the ring road, but there are not many other hotels or restaurants nearby. However, the hotel has a very good restaurant which also attracts lots of locals. Breakfast is also good (not included in the hotel price). We didn't have wifi in the room, only in the restaurant.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Canada
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38 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

When we first walked in, the room looked clean. However, it had a very strong odour and it was quite clear that the mattress had not been cleaned. The sheets that were covering the mattress were clean but in this day and age, a hotel should consider vacuuming hair and other dirt from under the sheets. It just is not enough to cover up a mattress with clean sheets. The cleaning staff did re-clean once we had pointed out the odour and a blood stain on our sheet. The breakfast was good and the area was picturesque as well. But I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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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
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bifrost
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hraunsnef Country Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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