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Efstidalur 2, 801 Laugarvatn, Iceland – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 131 reviews)
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Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Samkaup strax (8.1 miles)
Efsti-dalur restaurant (0 miles)
Efsti-dalur-cafe/bar (0 miles)
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 3 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Up to two children under 2 years stay free of charge in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged EUR 45 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 2.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 131 reviews
Value for money
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May 10, 2015
May 7, 2015
Pillow very soft Low water pressure from shower Both items are details we realy enjoyed the stay so nice and close to gysir
Friendly staff. Nice cosy cottage room Home made ice
May 3, 2015
There was nothing about the experience that I'd change. It was excellent.
It was quiet, the farm was very beautiful with great views and lots of cows. The food was excellent. Staff were super friendly and helpful when it came to figuring out things to do and where to go. Got very helpful recommendations for things to do that otherwise we'd never have found.
May 3, 2015
could have had a dresser in the room and more hangers. Also shower pressure was not very strong.
Hosts took time to answer all our questions about their country and running the farm. They give us nice tips for hikes around their place. We recommend their ice cream and the restaurant!
April 26, 2015
Bathroom was cold - heating was not working properly.
Spacious room and good breakfast! We had dinner at the restaurant and the food was delicious!
April 21, 2015
It's a little tricky to find from the road as the name is in Icelandic
The location is perfect and the cottages are wonderful. The restaurant has great food for a reasonable Icelandic price
April 20, 2015
The family who ran the hotel were so friendly and helpful, particularly the owner's daughter. Car trouble led us to be very, very late arriving, but she was very accommodating and met us after hours to let us in and offer assistance. The breakfast was great, and the location is very convenient for seeing some of the major Golden Circle sights. The room we stayed in had a nice, wood cabin feel to it that we enjoyed, and it was very warm in the room, despite being quite cold outside.
April 20, 2015
Power was turned off during the night. As a result, we did not have WiFi which meant that the Aurora Borealis application running on my phone could not receive updates.
Great location. Yummy hamburgers and ice cream. Cute chickens and dogs wandering around freely. Fantastic geothermal baths in near-by Laugarvatn. Nice breakfast. Very friendly and helpful staff who gave us some good tips about what to do in the area.
April 15, 2015
Great place, excellent location for Gulfloss and Geyser. Really friendly family farm hotel and we loved the whole ethos. Our 3 year old daughter couldn't get enough of the ice cream.
April 13, 2015
Brilliant for children with all the animals at the farm. Food was good and the location is perfect. Great views over the fields.
April 6, 2015
Shower poorly maintained (sprayed water everywhere) and small. Paper thin walls meant we had to hear every loud word said/yelled by our neighbor at her children.
Amazing location with great views - just 15 minutes from Geysir. Comfortable beds and large rooms (even with a rollaway bed added). Fits two adults and two kids comfortably. Log cabin construction. Cows. Beautiful views. Farm dog is very friendly. Breakfast is included and good (but Icelandic minimalist).
April 6, 2015
Old bed linens.
Quaint cabins that were adequate. Very clean. Sweet staff!
April 2, 2015
We stayed in room 1. And the shower head was not working. It splashes the whole bathroom and made it very wet.
Very warm room, good for cold weather. The grilled chicken in the restaurant was fantastic. Eating while watching the cows was interesting for the kids.
March 27, 2015
Nice room in converted building. Lovely and warm. Saw Northern Lights from our doorstep. Very convenient for Golden Circle sights. Good food.
March 24, 2015
The cozy rooms and the staff
March 21, 2015
You will need to walk 100m from the accommodation to the main building. If it's wet you can drive, buts that's just lazy :-)
This is a working farm. Cows are visible through glass partitians in the lounge and restaurant. Great staff and very clean. Ask for a room with a view :-)
March 18, 2015
The only disadvantage is the bad insulation between the rooms. We had the bad luck to have neighbours who arrived very late at night, talked really load, had their alarm go of in the middle of the night to start talking again. It ended up being a very big disappointment for us. We were there in the winter and there were only 3 rooms occupied. We would have appreciated it if they would have left an empty room between us and our neighbours.
March 17, 2015
The snow was avalanching from the roof and created quite a problem getting in and out of the cabin and round to the car, (the farm was regularly snow ploughed).
I had the meal of the day twice and it was excellent, and at a good price for Iceland. The breakfast was also good and all fare was really fresh. The cabins where quite spacious and very warm (had to turn the thermostat down quite a lot).
February 22, 2015
A wondeful place to stop when you visit the Gold Circle : a real farm in which farmers and family are here for you. Nice bedrooms with all facilities (we had room number 4). We had dinner in the restaurant where we had the best hamburger we ever ate ! The taste of the beef was amazing !!! And home-made ice cream to finish the dinner !! We recommend to everybody you visit the Gold Circle to stop here for one or two nights and appreciate that peacfull location and so Nice people.
February 10, 2015
One of us was very happy with the dinner, the other of us was not (bad communication with the kitchen). Was also hoping for more animal interaction.
*The bar where you can watch the cows while enjoying their own home made ice cream. *Breakfast *Cosy room *One of the dinner plates *Being able to pat the calves *Location close to Geysir, meaning we got there early in the morning and we almost had the place to ourselves.
February 1, 2015
We loved staying here. The rooms were very nice and with heated tile floors! The staff was friendly and very accommodating. The food was great! Would definitely stay here again.
January 24, 2015
This is a great spot for Geysir, Gullfoss and Fontana spa. Great little log like cabins. Very warm with good bathroom facilities. Wonderfully peaceful with great views. This working farm is also packed with character and charm.
January 21, 2015
The door lock was out of order that repair is a must. The price us a little high in compare with the facility provided, renovation is recommended.
It is really a good place to meet Northern lights and we success finally. It is amazing that the place is dark enough and no hills or obstacles surrounding that you are easy to find a place to enjoy the northern lights show. The home made ice-cream is delicious but the main course is just fair. The towel us clean and with good smell.
January 13, 2015
Located less than 20km from Geysir & Gullfoss, this cozy, family-run farm hotel is perfectly situated for day trips on the Golden Circle. Don't miss the Barta Burger and ice cream at the hotel's beautiful restaurant, made from beef and diary from the farm. Even the locals come to eat here. Our room was nice and toasty in the winter with good light and nice views. This place is a true gem, hidden away in plain sight!
December 21, 2014
We had a great stay here. The rooms are basic, but very comfortable. We loved the main lodge, where there's a cafe (with house made ice cream!), and restaurant. The complimentary breakfasts in the morning were fantastic. This is a nice, relaxing spot from which to base a few-days Golden Circle excursion. There's not much going on around the hotel itself, but if you're looking for a low-key, rather secluded spot, you wouldn't be able to find much better.
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