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“Excellent, comfortable, convenient hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Borg
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Posthusstraeti 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland   |  
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Ranked #25 of 51 Hotels in Reykjavik
Northern Virginia, USA
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Excellent, comfortable, convenient hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The hotel is very conveniently located near restaurants, shops and other attractions. The staff was extremely KNOWLEDGABLE, helpful in booking tours and transportation and were friendly throughout. The rooms were surprising large for Europe, with comfortable beds, nice showers, room safe large enough for a laptop (and with an outlet in it). The breakfast buffet was very nice, but a bit pricey.

On a vaguely related note, EVERYBODY we met in Reykjavik was friendly.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A well preserved art deco hotel, carefully modernised, beautifully designed down to small details like the headboards of beds, with all amenities you would expect, centrally located on Austurvöllur and so within easy walking distance to the old town, the port and the shopping and entertainment areas. Breakfast is buffet-style in the restaurant (which otherwise was closed during our stay, unfortunately), quite a good choice with some Icelandic specialities including cod liver oil and excellent skyr. Reception and concierge were friendly but in a Scandinavian sort of way, that is to say even though we had a large number of suitcases and bags no one offered any assistance. Never mind - we enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back. The concierge was helpful with arranging tours as well. Free (and pretty good) wi-fi.

Room Tip: Obviously rooms looking out onto the square are best; traffic notwithstanding our room was quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Stayed here for one night, and barring an incident with an allergy (more our fault than the hotel's), it was thouroghly enjoyable. The art deco design was eye catching and the staff were very helpful. The rooms were very luxurious and spacious- we particularly liked the addition of the sliding door into the parents' room! The food was exquisite, and well deserving of its high status, but the pudding clearly had nuts in where we had forewarned the staff- this put a considerable downer on the trip, but it was by no means entirely the fault of the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I love the look of the hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Even before I arrived they helped me by organizing tours. The location is great for walking around. I would love to go back. Really, one of my favorite all time hotels.

Room Tip: Do not book a small single room. Too tiny by American standards. The next step up is lovely.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Espoo, Finland
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

The location was superb, but then that is the case for most downtown hotels since the main attractions and restaurants are all within walking distance.

The room was spacious, clean and kept so by the housekeeping. The minibar was either broken or switched off because all the beverages were warm. I also did not manage to lock the safe so I suppose it was faulty as well. Since I had no use for either of the equipment I did not complain, so I have no idea how the staff had responded in case I had asked to fix the minibar and the safe.

Apart from the breakfast, the hotel no other services. Breakfast is not included in the room rate, it costs extra ISK 2800 per person, day. If you want to fix your own breakfast, there is a small store selling food open 24h just round the corner.

I checked all the usual booking sites for a reasonable rate. To my surprise, CWT Kaleva (Finland) had the best deal for accommodation + airfare.

P.S For transfer from/to Keflavik, you may want to consider Gray Lines (www.airportexpress.is), as their terminal is less than 100 meters from the hotel. In case you use the apparently more popular Flybus, you need to change to/from coach to a minibus at the BSI bus terminal.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Toronto
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Welcome to Reykjavik's well-located zero-service hotel, where the Art Deco stylings are quite attractive and the 1 or 2 customer-facing staff on duty don't do much. This is a boutique hotel so we can forgive the absence of a doorman, but there's no hint of luggage assist upon check-in or turn-down service here despite its four-star status and price. Should you have need for an extra towel, expect to be challenged and then wait over an hour. If you request ice, call the front desk to inquire again after 30 minutes, because they will have forgotten about it. Don't leave important written messages for fellow guests, because they will neither be delivered to the room nor handed out when those guests drop off or pick up their room keys. Upon arrival at the breakfast buffet the grace-less greeting consists of "room number?" Don't expect inquiries into your satisfaction or needs here. This is a hotel that makes customers feel like they are a bother, so unlike all our other service experiences (hotel, restaurant and touring) on this trip.

Room Tip: There's a big and noisy construction project going on at the rear of hotel, so bring earplugs if...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very nice room and great accessibility to the town. They have fantastic bacon and you will enjoy breakfast there with a great variety.
It is near café and bars just downstairs and it can be pretty noisy at night when windows are not closed fully.

The room is very comfortable and the bath tub is quite big for 1 person. Good for soaking in the slightly sulphuric water for a faux hotspring experience.

Take a walk and head to the harbour area. Find your way to Sea Baron Restaurant for a perfect lunch /tea / dinner. We strongly recommend the Lobstersoup and the Halibut. You can also find convenient stores and many food joints near hotel Borg. Café Paris is also quite good and it’s just downstairs!

Room Tip: Facing the park is nice but the cafe downstairs may be quite noisy
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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: Posthusstraeti 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Reykjavik
#9 Romantic Hotel in Reykjavik
#12 Luxury Hotel in Reykjavik
#12 Family Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Borg 4*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If ever Reykjavik's history could be contained in one building, Hotel Borg is a living, breathing time capsule that has only improved with age. Guests are surrounded by luxury in Art Deco that extends to every corner of the space and brings the past confidently into the present. Hotel Borg's 56 rooms go even further to create an individual experience for every guest. Custom-made furnishings employ three different kinds of wood and five distinct varieties of leather to capture the Art Deco style, interpreted with distinctive character in every room.Veneered parquet flooring and period globe lamps combine with radios, telephones and flat-screen televisions by Bang & Olufsen. Hastens beds in our Suite and Deluxe rooms provide a full range of modern comforts in a truly authentic atmosphere. ... more   less 
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