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Farmhotel Efstidalur

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Efstidalur 2, Laugarvatn 801, Iceland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at Laugarvatn in the hostel and the warden recommended this place as a good place to eat. It only took about 10 minutes to drive there. It's a working farm with a nice restaurant attached. You can even sit and watch the cows while you eat. The menu is not huge but there are some lovely items... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Lovely location and we had great view straight out towards the far distance. This is a farm so the initial aroma relating to cattle should not put you off! Very friendly staff and lovely dinner (only ate in on one night). Rooms spacious enough and wooden giving a mini chalet type atmosphere. kettle and coffee/tea provided in rooms as well... More 

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SEA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We didn't stay at the hotel. We stopped by for lunch while driving the Golden Circle. I had read about it and when I saw the signs we decided to give it a shot. The restaurant was very nice and the burgers were great. We went downstairs after and had to try the ice cream, which was very good. The... More 

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very easy to find and a perfect location for visiting the Golden Circle. Everyone was personable and helpful in this family run business. The rooms were cozy and quaint and we were greeted in the morning by the local chickens at our door. The walls are a bit thin but I was up and about in the morning when I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Truly farm to table. Everything is grown either on the farm or within 30 km of the farm. We were staying at Hotel Edda in Laugarvatn but the farm/restaurant is only about a 20 minute drive to the east. It was so tasty, unique, and impressive that we ate there two nights in a row. First night we had burgers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We braved the rain and fog from the airport and found a warm welcome here, and yes, the cows through the window were a happy surprise! Very friendly staff, comfortable rooms (ours with an expansive view over the valley), and good choices for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. And it's a perfect launching pad for Golden Circle sites - between the... More 

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Bay Area, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

What a terrific family run business: Hotel, restaurant, and working farm all in one. Our room was small and delightful, a perfect country bedroom with wood walls, small shower, and heated floors. We had a lovely valley view. The restaurant was ideal for dinner: simple, a good selection of food, and understated. The twist is that guests can see the... More 

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This review is for the restaurant only - in the middle of nowhere, on the way to see Geyser and Gullfoss - fab ice-cream, soooo creamy , funny to eat burgers and ice-cream right by the cows that they came from ! Really reasonable and well worth seeking out !

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Loved this place, definitely the best we stayed in. We were greeted warmly. The lounge with glass through to the cow shed is a quirky treat,watching the calf's and cows as an animal lover was very cool! The room was cosy and comfortable, great views over the beautiful scenic countryside. Both dinner and breakfast were good. overall a great stay!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Stayed here after road trip to the east, before heading back to Reykjavik. Working farm with horses, cows and calves (that you can pet!). Good restaurant on site, including coffee bar with ice cream. There was even a rowdy hen party dining and eating ice cream the evening we checked in, and the staff handled it in stride. Located up... More 

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