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Hotel Budir

Budavegur Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Budir 356 Iceland
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Banquet room
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Street parking
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
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Non-smoking hotel
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Allergy-free room
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Icelandic
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jack c wrote a review Jun. 17
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The Hotel could be so much more. The location is fantastic, and there is a certain charm to the common areas. Dinner was quite good; breakfast as well. However, most of the staff is aloof and unwelcoming. The light in our foyer was out when we checked in-hadn’t the room been serviced? The door to the room rattled each time the door to the hotel closed. The rooms are somewhat faded, bathrooms dated, and beds uncomfortable. It is an odd place-you can see the promise of a subtle grandeur, but are met with its rather middling reality.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Another world wanderer wrote a review May 2021
408 contributions86 helpful votes
Located in the middle of nowhere, this hotel is the stop after a few hours of driving. The location is ideal next to the beach. The rooms are comfortable and the views amazing. The highlights are the service which is very friendly and accommodating on top of that the food at the restaurant is superb. Our room had a skylight perfect to watch the northern lights in the winter. Either if you visit to watch the northern lights or just walk along the beach shore this hotel is perfection.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Try to arrive by 4 for happy hour and to have an early dinner. The bar has a nice whisky selection.
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Kristinn K wrote a review Nov. 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland7 contributions
Excellent location to relax, explore the National Park and charge your batteries while discovering this wonderful area. I went with my 7 yr old for 2 nights and we explored the peninsula’s top ten list of activities and horse back riding on the beach ( her favorite moment of the trip). Furthermore, the hotel offers a couple of charming lounge areas that offer you time to digest what you have experienced. We spent time bird watching and also often saw seals swimming in the bay from our hotel window. We felt very welcome, the staff were attentive and helpful. Advice: 1 night is not enough, as Snæfellsnes has many so many interesting sites to discover. Food 9/10 Hospitaly 10/10 Service 10/10 Bed quality 9/10
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
topblue99 wrote a review Aug. 2020
Royston, United Kingdom60 contributions61 helpful votes
When the sun shines, the location is wonderful. Perhaps it would be seen as bleak on a dark, overcast day. This is a great base for exploring the Snaefellsness peninsula. We stayed for three nights and that gave us plenty of time for walking and sightseeing, both around the hotel and around the peninsula. The location is clearly the strength of this hotel and inside it was ok. We had a deluxe room (room 1) which (presumably) has a bit more space although it is on the ground floor at the front of the property and is easily overlooked by other guests outside (including in the bathroom, which oddly does not have obscured windows). The good was good, with character and enough space. The restaurant was good, although we found the menu choices rather limited. I would say it is good quality dining, but not quite fine dining in the way I would define it. The breakfast buffet was good. On one of the three nights we stayed there was a music concert. These are clearly regular events that the hotel organises and they seem to attract an Icelandic audience of regulars who come for the music and party atmosphere. Although we enjoyed the musicians, the general raucous of the evening was not to our liking and we were kept awake until 1pm by loud noises and alcohol-fuelled partying. If the hotel is going to organise these events, it should consider whether they are compatible with ordinary guests. Overall, this hotel is very good. The location is the overriding plus and everything else is good enough.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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179bill wrote a review Aug. 2020
2 contributions
Spent two very comfortable nights here. Small improvements which could be made include provision of tea/coffee stations in room, and we would have preferred a separate shower to one over a bath. Daily rate should include breakfast but at least the spread was worth the cost.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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US$168 - US$319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Budir
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Budir?
Nearby attractions include Budir Church (0.06 km), Bjarnarfoss (2.5 km), and Lysuholslaug (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Budir?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Budir?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Budir?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
Is Hotel Budir located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.07 km away from the centre of Budir.
Does Hotel Budir offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Budir?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Icelandic.
Does Hotel Budir have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.