First of all, I read some reviews that said the rooms were dirty and cold. Well don't worry, they've just been completely redone, in fact, me and my friends were the first guests to stay there! Needless to say, the rooms were immaculate and very cosy. The decoration in the rooms was quite minimalist and classy. The only negative thing I could think about was that the Wi-Fi connection was a little shaky, but that actually got fixed during our stay.
The food was really good. In our group we had one vegetarian, one person who was severely allergic to many different foods, and one person who didn't eat fish. We were a difficult bunch, but the chef lady was really friendly and willing to co-operate, and always brought us these huge, delicious portions.
The farm is located near Eyjafjallajökull in a beautiful spot right next to the mountains. There are thee adorable labrador retrievers, horses and cows nearby, and at night all you can hear is the squawking of the birds that nest in the mountainside. Besides that, it's wonderfully quiet. No light pollution either. While the farm on the outside is quite plain, as most farms in the countryside, the splendor of nature makes up for that. The seaside is nearby, and the farm is within a short drive from two magnificent waterfalls and the Eyjafjallajokull glacier/volcano. Also, there is a geothermally heated pool nearby, you can ask the owners about it. It's quite a hike away, but really worth the visit.
The real reason I'm raving about the hotel, though, are the owners. We only stayed for four days, but they really left a great impression on me. They were so kind, charming, and really smart, too - as someone said on FourSquare, the farmhost Jón really knows a LOT about the surroundings and Iceland in general.
We all had a great time and I really recommend this place. :)
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