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
We stayed in Hotel Borg for several days during our trip. The room was very comfortable and quiet. The public spaces were beautiful.
The hotel staff were all helpful and friendly. Ready to assist with all our questions, and planning.
The hotel is in a great location. We relaxed the hotel spa and sauna multiple times after a long day.
Beautiful art deco style throughout, great central location where you can walk to everything, and the staff was fantastic. Couldn't have been a better place to spend our honeymoon. The hotel doesn't have any parking of their own but we had no trouble finding street parking nearby.
There was some confusion at check in, the booking wasn’t found. But everything was straightend out and we got a lovely bottle of wine. The staff was very friendly. The location of the hotel is fantastic.
I loved our room which was a standard, it was bright and spacious with a super comfortable bed and a great bathroom. The breakfast was very good and the SPA is a perfect place to relax and have a drink in the end of the day. Would recommend this property to anyone looking for perfectly located, quality accommodation with top service!
The hotel bedrooms were clean and comfy- especially the pillows! The Nespresso machine was a nice surprise. Moulton Brown toiletries and plenty of towels in bathroom. We could get fresh milk and extra pods from reception. Staff were terrific especially when one of our tours was cancelled. Good to know that Hotel Borg can book them - would highly recommend this. Central for all bars and restaurants and only a 15 walk to outdoor public swimming pool near the Cathedral.