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“Amazing landscape, incredible comfort”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Budir

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Hotel Budir
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Budir
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“Amazing landscape, incredible comfort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Arriving there was not easy at all, driving in icy, tremendously slippery roads...But the incredible beauty of the sorroundings and the solid, heartwarming comfort and kindness of the hotel, made it all worth the while. It's decades of welcoming cleanliness, silence and discrete elegance in a homely way. We loved it, in our tiny loft room with a view... And what a view: the church, just like a picture, and (at left) the sea, that huge and stony beach. It was comfy, silent and perfectly set for review in any moment, exactly the place you'd like to go once and again forever. We were so exhausted that we didn't awake when they called us for the northern lights. A big pity, because seeing them there must be beyond imagination... But note that they have -everynight in winter- a list of the northern-light-lovers to call in case they appear. Please don't miss them and don't miss this hotel, at least for one night.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Stamford,Ct.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

I just got back from Iceland. I stayed at 5 different hotels including Ion hotel, 101 Hotel and Blue Lagoon spa. Hands down Budir was my favorite. The location was mesmerizing. The ocean, the lava fields and grassy knolls were magical. As for the hotel itself, I definitely wouldn't call it a boutique hotel because that implies it's pretentious. It felt like I was visiting someone's weekend home that had an uber cool design aesthetic. I found the Budir to strike a perfect balance of being laid back & accommodating. The service was great. The food was best I had in Iceland. I'd go back in a heartbeat!- Liv, Stamford,Ct

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

I had my wedding here. This hotel has a breath-taking location, surrounded by mountains, waterfalls, and the sea on the other side. There is a scenic black church behind the hotel, and a little shop with handmade, artisanal Icelandic products (ranging from sheep fur to dried flowers).

The interior looks like a trendy, speakeasy-themed cocktail lounge. There is a sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows and a rooftop area that you can hang out in, and a seating area on the 2nd floor with a fireplace - plenty of space to hang out alone or in groups.

The food is also excellent.

Only area this hotel could improve is with the reception being more responsive. When planning our wedding, they sometimes did not answer all of our questions, and were some times hard to get a hold of. If you're planning your wedding here, if the hotel does not respond promptly - don't worry, they have hosted many parties before. Everything will be good and beautiful, just arrive and enjoy yourself.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

This is a great location for a destination wedding for folks with wanderlust. The location is spectacular, the hotel is comfortable, the food and service are top notch. We had a wonderful time, and the hotel itself contributed to our enjoyment. Budir...Iceland, in fact...is a photographers' paradise. The drive from Reykjavik is about 3 hours, and the scenery is wonderful.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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63 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

This hotel is in the most stunning location, however there are a few things that let the hotel down, especially as it bills itself as a boutique hotel. The building is nice and the public rooms are lovely, with a great view from the bar area. Although we were there in September it would have been nice for the fires to have been lit and give a really cosy feel. Our room had an inland view towards the waterfall and this was very nice. However the room was distinctly shabby in places. The cushions on the window seat were stained and frayed, and the divan valance was ripped. The room only had a shower, which was fine, but it was quite small and tiles were missing off the vanity unit. The tv was virtually pointless as there was no reception. The wifi was almost non existent in the rooms. We ate dinner in the restaurant twice. The food was pretty but insubstantial and quite expensive, however the evening service was quite good. Breakfast was much less well organised and the choice was limited. Overall with just a little extra attention to detail this would be stunning and live up to the location.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

We had a fantastic stay at Hotel Budir. The staff were lovely and we were still able to have the delicious 5-course tasting menu despite arriving late. A storm was raging outside but we were always cosy. Love the style of the place too and we hope to return in a year or two for a longer stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

I have to confess I wasn't sure quite what to expect given the mixed reviews on trip advisor and the hotel decor which is not really my style. However I'm really glad we gave this hotel a chance - the rooms were vintage elegance with lovely cosy communal areas where you could connect to the wifi. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was absolutely stunning as is the setting of the hotel, with views over the sea. I'd recommend going for a walk around Budir as this area is just simply gorgeous and well worth a visit. When we come back to visit this area again, we'll definitely be staying at this hotel.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Budir

Property: Hotel Budir
Address: Budir, Budir 356, Iceland
Location: Iceland > West Region > Budir
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Budir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Budir 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Budir is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countryside hotels in Iceland, just a short drive from Iceland's capital city, Reykjavik. The hotel sits in a lava field on the westernmost tip of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, in the western region of Iceland. Due to the hotel's location, guests have an impressive view of the breathtaking Snaefellsjokull glacier and the Budir-estuary which meanders into the vast Faxafloi-Bay where a number of seals reside.Over the winter time its cozy sitting by the fireplace having hot chocolate and enjoying the amazing northern lights Aurora borealis just outside the hotel. Hotel Budir's restaurant, arguably one of the most romantic restaurants in Iceland, has been referred to as "The Mecca of Icelandic cooking", due to its unique and delightful cuisine. The restaurant's menu is seasonal and takes advantage of fresh local produce like seafood and fish from neighbouring villages such as Stykkisholmur, Olafsvik and Borgarnes.The hotel also organises and hosts a number of weddings, all of which are unique and tailor made with the wedding couple or their representatives. Many of the weddings ceremonies are conducted in the little church close to Hotel Budir or in the hotel reception; it is even possible to get married on the golden sand beach close to the hotel.In addition, the hotel also offers facilities for meetings and small-to-medium sized conferences thus making it ideal for business-meetings or conferences with colleagues.Hotel Budir has it all, a world-class service, fine food and drink and luxurious rooms, making it ideal for get-togethers with friends and family, or a romantic weekend with a loved one - all of which can be enjoyed in an indescribably beautiful environment. ... more   less 
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