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Hotel Borg by Keahotels
Ranked #21 of 52 Hotels in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Honey-Start”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

Well, it was some 5 years ago, but if nothing has changed for the worse, I'd say this was a great place to start our honeymoon Iceland tour. Very comfortable! The staff were extra nice to us, and the whole place had a calming feel to it!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bedford, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great small hotel (by US standards) with everything you need right in the middle of Reykjavik. The staff was extremely helpful and the room was very clean; it was small but comfortable and quiet at night. Very loud during the day with construction next door: not the Borg's fault. We decided just to get up when the drilling started each morning and get out and about. Good coffee, which they will give you to go if you are heading out on a tour. The front desk staff will make any reservations or arrangements you need for restaurants, tours, car or bus pick ups. You can easily walk anywhere in Reykjavik from here.

Room Tip: Rooms in the back are quiet at night. Rooms overlooking the park have prettier views but there are r...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

I typically stay at IcelandAir Natura near the airport. But the problem there is that you are near the airport with no opportunity to get out and see Reykjavik.

Borg Hotel is on a park in central Reykjavik. Great location for getting around town.

The staff is extremely attentive and check in was fairly easy. They were even kind enough to hook me up with a dinner in a great place near the harbor on a busy summer Saturday night.

The rooms, though small, are neat and very clean. Even though downtown... I had a great nights sleep.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very brief stop in Reykjavik so only one night here. It's a beautiful art deco hotel with gorgeous rooms and superb service. When we stayed the restaurant was closed for refurbishment but there are plenty of good restaurants nearby - highly recommend the Fish Market.

Room Tip: Suites are fabulous.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

Arriving in Reykjavik at 7 o'clock in a sunday morning we had the pleasant surprise of the front desk that our room was available and we could enter the room in two hours (9 am) (without paying an extra daily, which was a sort of check in earlier): POSITIVE. The hotel is right in the city center, in a beautiful square and close to all major attractions of Reykjavik: POSITIVE. On the first day we chose to have the breakfast in a cafe indicated by the receptionist and it was wonderful, very typical, but with a high price of U$25. In the remaining days of our stay we had the breakfast at the hotel for the same price, but in the self service system: POSITIVE.
The TWO NEGATIVE aspects of our stay were the size of the room, considering we were two people with 4 bags in total. And also we stayed on a side of the hotel in front of a construction and so we woke up earlier every day around 9 am.
But I have no doubt I would stay at Hotel Borg again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

Let me get the negatives out of the way first:
Check in staff was very off hand. Functional, but unfriendly. The restaurant was closed (and we are foodies so we were looking forward to this one) and the room was smaller than a london hotel. Now with 2 large cases for a 2 week tour, this took some logistics to work around.
They did not clean the toilet downstairs either.
Positives:
Room was superbly appointed. Bed was really comfortable. The location was excellent.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed here Spring 2014 when they were refurbishing the dining room. despite this they made us welcome and bent over backwards to arrange excursions and gave good advice as to where to go and places to eat. Thank you

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Borg by Keahotels
Address: Posthusstraeti 11, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Reykjavik
#4 Spa Hotel in Reykjavik
#8 Romantic Hotel in Reykjavik
#11 Luxury Hotel in Reykjavik
#11 Family Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Borg by Keahotels 4*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dignified and imposing, Hotel Borg overlooks the beautiful square of Austurvöllur, in the heart of Reykjavík, across from Althingi, the Icelandic parliament and the cathedral. The Borg, which has become one of Reykjavik's landmarks, is conveniently located within walking distance of variety of restaurants, businesses, art galleries and specialty shops. The hotel's 99 rooms and suites, with Art Deco style throughout, are elegantly appointed yet offer an extensive array of modern amenities. Enjoy a drink or cocktail in the hotel bar. Relax in the sauna, steam bath or hot pool. Massages and treatments available by appointment. Full service gym with free weights, state-of-the art treadmill, exercise bike, rowing machine, and more is available for guests of the hotel. ... more   less 
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