Hotel Borg by Keahotels
What We Love
- Central yet quiet location
- Extra-comfortable beds
- The impeccable views from some of the suites
What To Know
- In-room dining is available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Rooms at the back of the hotel overlook the city, while rooms at the front overlook Austurvollur Square
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Located on the corner of pretty Austurvollur Square, Hotel Borg opened as Reykjavik’s first luxury hotel back in the 1930s. Today, stepping inside is like stepping back in time. Its features have been lovingly restored, but the old black-and-white photographs that line the walls pay homage to the past. The design is Art Deco, with opaline globe lamps, geometric headboards and polished parquet floors — a total contrast to its Scandi-chic neighbors.
Bed and Bath
None of the 56 plush guestrooms makes the mistake of compromising comfort for style. Hastens beds with sink-into mattresses are topped with goosedown comforters, while the monochromatic bathrooms come with Philippe Starck fittings and heated marble floors. Walls are either in neutral tones or deep browns, and furnishings come in the form of cream leather bucket chairs and polished wood desks.
Downstairs, the elegant, high-ceilinged Borg Restaurant draws locals in for its constantly changing menu and arguably the best seafood in the city. It’s filled with a mix of vintage and modern furnishings, from boudoir-style chairs to elaborate Old World floors and ceilings. For private events in the most elegant of surroundings, the gold ballroom, a former dancing haunt, is well worth dressing up for.
In the Area
Despite being set on a quiet square in downtown Reykjavik, Hotel Borg is still in the heart of the action. It’s a five-minute stroll from the main street, Laugavegur, which is filled with beautiful design shops, bars and restaurants. The old harbor is a short walk away, and you can take whale-watching trips year-round. Head there in the height of summer to see orcas under the midnight sun. If you’re in Iceland for the northern lights, Super Jeep has trained guides who can pick you up and take you on an awe-inspiring adventure to chase the celestial show.
How to Get There
Fabulous location and beautifully appointed rooms. We enjoyed our last night in Iceland at the Borg Hotel and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff were super helpful and the rooms were beautiful.
We only spent about 12 hours in Reykjavik between our cruise and flight home. We were a bit tentative staying at the Borg, since one of the other cruise passengers had mentioned not being pleased with their Borg's stay. Right from our arrival at the hotel, everything was perfect and we wished we had had more time to experience more of your services. Next time we visit Reykjavik, we will definitely stay at the Borg again.
Great location, but the bed was stiff along with the pillows. I expected more from this quality hotel. Rooms were small but very clean. You can walk to many dining options. The hotel seems very formal.