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Egils Guesthouse

Brakarbraut 11, Borgarnes, Borgarbyggd 310 Iceland
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Certificate of Excellence


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Located in a historic house in Borgarnes. Building year 1876. Location in the heart of the old part of Borgarnes. Rooms and an apartment. Rooms with private bathrooms and shared bathrooms. The apartment has two bedrooms, kitchenette and a bathroom. Just an hour drive from the capital Reykjavik. Near are restaurants and museums and several golf courses, you can go horseback or hiking, fishing or just enjoy the beautiful nature near Borgarnes. Perfect place to stay and see the northern lights - Aurora Borealis - in winter. Here you can rest and relax away from everyday stress.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Icelandic
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We didnt see anyone who runs or owns the guest house. We let ourselves in and the keys and invoice were there for us. The room was opposite the main door however had own private bathroom. The issue was it was noisy with people coming and going which did disturb my sleep. The room itself was small but clean and nicely decorated. The bathroom was huge and good shower. Overall the stay was Ok and good location for our onward journey of the west coast.
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This family owned and run guesthouse is full of surprises.. The accommodations are terrific... not really luxurious, but REALLY comfortable. The inn has a small cafe with excellent lunch fare and fabulous desserts. Next door is a very cool historic building with a story about it's early years right in the walls. The food again was really terrific and in a very unsuspecting place. Can't go wrong.
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We stayed here several months ago, but I have had to strengthen myself to write this, as it was such a terrible night. I am trained in fire safety, as a hospital doctor who has to evacuate people (patients, visitors, staff etc) in the event of a hospital fire. So, when I get to a room, I always check how we would escape in a fire. It was impossible from this room. Very narrow steep stairs and the window was too small to get out of easily as impossible to get out feet first. The place to land was meant to be the roof below. But that roof was to one side and may also have been alight in a fire! There was no way to get your feet out of the window first in a fire, so a fire would have meant certain death. We had major problems about accessing the place. The door was locked and we walked al the wat around the building trying to work out how to get in. We had been sent the access code at 14.30 that day, but we had had no internet access all that time since, so we had the added cost of a ‘phone call and wasted time, telephoning to ask how to get in! We had a tiny room up very narrow steep winding stairs, that were hard to carry cases up to. The room we had paid Hotels.com for was not as we expected. It is tiny – only the size of the beds really, with nowhere to put cases or get around the room. It had tiny twin beds and no en-suite, so we had to share a bathroom. The sockets were impossible to find. We needed them to charge up lap-top computer, camera batteries, mobile ‘phones etc. I eventually found a total of 2 sockets. Hidden behind a curtain and one was 6” from a tap in the corner basin! Great safety! We had to charge our kit up on the bed, so nowhere to sit. Tiny path of 6“ between our cases and end of bed to both exit via door and window (in case of fire). There was a file with suggested walks around Borgagnes, but we found it did not give enough information for us to follow, the next morning when we tried to follow the walks, it was impossible. We clearly had a similar experience to the other 1* reviewer and I would suggest that you avoid staying at this place unless you want to risk your life. We are surprised that Icelandic laws allow this type of place to be rented out- it would not be allowed in the UK and we do know about health and safety laws. I am very surprised that TripAdvisor have given it a Certificate of Excellence and will not trust them again.
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I stayed here for 2 nights because I wanted to see the National Park so its location was very convenient. They provided use of a microwave and refrigerator and throwaway utensils. They had tea and coffee in the room with a hot pot for boiling water. There were multiple outlets. Nice ambience around the property. I would take advantage of The Settlement Museum because it gives a good history of the area and the founder. Nice area in Borgarnes and the area surrounding the guesthouse. Low water pressure in the shower. So it felt like I was taking a shower for a long time It also took a long time to get hot water in the shower. This was the first time that I stayed 2 nights in a guesthouse so I didn’t know that they don’t replenish towels everyday. The twin bed was on the narrow end but it was placed against the wall so I did not fall over.
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It was a delightful stay at the south rock apartment. The cottage was spotlessly clean, cozy, bright with wonderful views of the mountain and water. It felt like a home away from home. Kitchen and bathroom are of nice sizes and well equipped with a dishwasher and a washing machine for laundry. Both bedrooms have a wash basin. The bedroom curtains worked very well to block out summer light at night. The winged Brakin sculpture is literally in the backyard. The Settlement Center Restaurant (highly recommend) is right next door. We had a pleasant evening stroll by the water. Thank you, Egils Guesthouse, for the beautiful memories associated with the cottage and Borgarnes.
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$66 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Egils Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Egils Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include The Settlement Center (0.1 miles), Borgarnes Swimming Pool (0.2 miles), and Borgarnes Museum (0.04 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Egils Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Egils Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Egils Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Egils Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blomasetrid - Kaffi Kyrrd, Geirabakarí Kaffihús, and The Settlement Center Restaurant.
Is Egils Guesthouse located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Borgarnes.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Egils Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Icelandic.