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Hotel Berg
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bakkavegur 17 | Bakkavegi 17, Keflavik 230, Iceland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Keflavik
Southampton
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44 hotel reviews
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“Best hotel near Keflavik airport”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Deserves all the high review ratings it gets. It is so close to the airport - and yet in a lovely sea view area (you may not see the sea from your room though). Rooms are excellent. Breakfast is pretty basic but includes make it yourself waffles - which is always fun!

Room Tip: If you want a sea view - you may need to phone and ask them - you do get great sunsets!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I'd read the Trip Advisor reviews and they were all so positive and Hotel Berg was true to it's reputation and didn't let me down. I arrived on 6 September, to a lovely new boutique hotel/B&B very close to the airport. It was fantastic to be picked up at 11pm, taken to a lovely hotel and not be disappointed by anything after the ridiculously long flights from Australia.

I was happy with the lovely and comfortable surroundings when I went to bed - lovely bedding, towels, great bathroom etc (proper hair dryer - hurrah!). Waking up and being greeted by lovely staff - and a great breakfast - which capped off a great stay. Fruits, waffles, cereals, teas, coffees, savoury things like meats, fish, cheese etc.. Then we went outside for a quick explore whilst waiting for our friends to collect us - a gorgeous sunny day made the surroundings even prettier. We enjoyed our stay so much, that when we got to Reykjavik on our last night & couldn't stay in the hostel we wanted to, we called Hotel Berg and came back again. This time there were 4 of us. We enjoyed the lounge area, having a few drinks, listening to music, playing guitar, enjoying the fireplace and agreeing that we all had a most fabulous time in Iceland. The breakfast starts extra early for those on the 9am flights with car hires to sort out before hand. Perfect start and end to my Icelandic holiday.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hull, Québec
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Charming new place, by a lovely little harbour. We stayed there for one night only, at the very end of our trip to Iceland. Not cheap but the suite we had booked was nicely decorated and spacious (on two levels). Very friendly and helpful staff. Only a 10 minutes’ walk to the main street in Keflavik (restaurants, groceries, boutiques, etc.). Free transfer to the airport (5 minutes) and bonus (!) you can also get a DVD player in your room to watch movies (selection is not bad). We felt right at home!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We stayed at Berg hotel the day before we were due to leave Iceland. It is perfectly located if you need to be near the airport for early or late departure/arrival, but it is also in a beautiful location if you want to explore this quiet harbour town.

Bedrooms were nice and warm, with comfortable mattresses and pillows and spic and span bathroom. Free wi-fi, complimentary tea/coffee/hot chocolate in the lounge area. Full of character with quirky, yet tasteful decorations.

Great value for money and the friendliest staff (including their welcoming dogs). Excellent selection for breakfast (including Sakir, Icelandic yogurt). Berg is in a beautiful spot by the harbour, we were staying in a room with a view of the little yachts.

The children loved visiting the old shack where the giant troll who looks after the harbour lives, but we were a little bit scared when we heard the giant's footsteps so we ran off quickly and went for dinner at the bistro on the other side of the harbour - splendid!

Room Tip: Don't miss the Blue Lagoon if you have a chance
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

I would categorise the Hotel Berg as a 'Boutique' Hotel. The rooms are large, contemporary, yet with a comfy homely feel. The owner and his wife are outstanding hosts and go beyond the normal hotel pleasantries. For example my wife and I were driven to Reykjavik by the owner at 5 minutes’ notice to rectify a balls up by a tour company who hadn't booked our tour despite taking payment and me having confirmation emails. A star rating doesn't exist for this level of service!

The food was plentiful and honest, they have skilfully and professionally built a most pleasing help yourself process at the kitchen area, built on his patron’s honesty.

The view over the harbour is outstanding, and it is a very short walk to town to restaurants, cafes and other shops.

This gets great thumbs up from me and I would with great enthusiasm recommend this Hotel and it's owners to anyone who wants great quality, value for money and great service.

Pete Dear

Room Tip: No tips, I only stayed in one room. It did seem all rooms shared a harbour view though
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Pure luck! ..as we happened upon an article on Htl Berg in a travel mag in our Reykjavik hotel room, so we quickly swopped our last night in Iceland to Hotel Berg, primarily because it sounded so good and it was only 5 mins from the airport, instead of 45 mins from the htl in Reykjavik! We'd spent a week travelling around sw iceland, stayed in a number of hotels, mostly only ok, nothing special, and then we find Hotel Berg!! ... I don't know where to start describing the perfection....a wonderful welcome from the owner, fantastic location, beautifully designed, rooms new and spotlessly clean and comfortable. In the dining, foyer and lounge areas there are coffee and refreshments 24hrs , including capuccinos, (all self-service), and an 'honesty' bar. Breakfast is from 4am , to accomodate early departures, with an array of food choices all fresh and inviting. The relaxed quiet atmosphere that pervades once you enter this hotel is blissful, it turned out to be the best of our Iceland travels. The owner also , when we arrived offered to do an online flight check-in for us for our flight early the next morning so we didn't have to rush, he printed our boarding passes and all we had to do was make our way to baggage check-in the next morning. They also took us to the airport, and no extra charge for any of it. Hotel Berg has only 12 rooms making this hotel even more attractive, PLUS it was cheaper than the Radisson that we were booked into which has hundreds of rooms. Across the harbour, literally 3minutes walk the evening we were there, we dined at Duus, noted as the best restaurant in Keflavik, and it was a meal to remember, beautiful fresh food overlooking the harbour and the sea. I can't say enough about this hotel, it was a joy, and a climax to our Icelandic holiday. I think because of the Hotel Berg we will be back in Iceland one day. Hotel Berg is a wonderful spot to 'linger' especially if you want to experience the Blue Lagoon and have time there, it is literally down the road, and the hotel will arrange everything for you. They really go beyond to help make a guest's stay the best and carefree!! We will never forget Hotel Berg. It was a treat and a pleasure to be there.

Room Tip: all rooms good and beautifully appointed with fridge, TV etc etc
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oakton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We stayed here for our one day stayover in Iceland on the way to France. The owner picked us up at 7:00 am of the day of our arrival. Our rooms were ready and met all of our expectations, and then some. The Hotel is very nicely furnished and has a lovely view, unlike many near-airport hotels. The owner helped us arrange a car rental for our trip to the Blue Lagoon. The next morning, very early, the owner took us back to the airport. All and all, a great place for a stay in Iceland.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Bakkavegur 17 | Bakkavegi 17, Keflavik 230, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Southern Peninsula > Keflavik
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Keflavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Berg 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Berg is a brand new hotel beside the small boat harbour in Keflavík. It stands above the promenade, which is floodlit from 6 September each year then throughout the winter season.Our guests awake to the sound of birdsong. Fishermen sail colourful small vessels in and out of the harbour. The views from the hotel windows are magnificent, with stunning natural vistas in all directions. The sunsets over Garðskagi, just a short distance from the hotel, are one of the most delightful sights Iceland has to offer.At Hotel Berg, we do our very best to provide you with all the comforts of home. We will attend to your requests in a relaxed, personal manner as we seek to create a pleasant atmosphere, while at the same time meeting your requirements for high-quality furnishings and facilities. We run the hotel as a family – a mature couple and our grown-up children – and we live on the premises.Hotel Berg has eleven rooms with accommodation for 22 people. Every room has an en-suite bathroom, wireless Internet, a safe, high-quality bedding, a fridge, a hair-drier and other conveniences. You will find further information by clicking the Rooms link above.Enjoy a breakfast buffet between 07:00 and 10:00. Early breakfasts are available when ordered in advanced.A fire burns in the sitting room hearth, casting a warm glow over the elegant Icelandic furniture. The stunning view from the window looks over the harbour and the town to the ocean and distant mountains.Take a soothing dip in the hot tub outside on the patio. When the sky is clear on a crisp winter evening, you may even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. ... more   less 
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