Hotel Borg by Keahotels

Reykjavik , , Pósthússtræti 11 (Show on Map)
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Info Located in the heart of Reykjavik, Hotel Borg by Keahotels is an iconic establishment known for its elegant Art Deco facade, sophisticated interiors and excellent service. Established in 1930 by wrestling champion turned circus performer Jóhannes Jósefsson, the hotel has attracted heads of state, celebrities and glamorous guests for nearly a century. Overlooking the picturesque Austurvöllur Square, guests can enjoy a variety of elegant rooms, from standard singles to luxurious tower suites, all featuring plush furnishings and veneered parquet floors. The hotel's Borg Spa offers first-class service in a calm and charming environment with various spa treatments to choose from. Borg Restaurant, located within the hotel, pays homage to the hotel's history while serving beautifully crafted and delicious dishes using classic cooking techniques. With its prime location, guests can easily explore nearby attractions, including the Austurvöllur park, Reykjavík Cathedral and Parliament House, as well as numerous shops, cafes and restaurants within walking distance.
Summary of reviewsHotel Borg by Keahotels is a luxurious 5-star hotel located in the heart of Reykjavik with an excellent location that allows guests to easily explore the city's attractions. The hotel boasts beautifully restored Art Deco rooms that are spacious, cozy and invitingly warm with comfortable beds and pillows that ensure a good night's sleep. The hotel's cleanliness is highly praised with guests describing the rooms as spotlessly clean and very tidy. The staff is welcoming, friendly and competent, providing exceptional service and being knowledgeable about the area. The hotel's spa and dining facilities have received mixed reviews, but the hotel's Art Deco design and central location make up for any shortcomings. Overall, Hotel Borg is a great choice for travelers seeking a luxurious stay in a convenient location.
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Room Types
Standard Double or Twin Room Includes a flat-screen TV, minibar and work desk.

Standard Single Room Includes a flat-screen TV, minibar and work desk.

Superior Double Room Spacious room with a seating area and CD player.

Suite This room includes free access to the in-house spa and gym. The suite also features a walk-in shower and a Bang & Olufsen flat-screen TV.

Deluxe Double Room Spacious room with seating area, Bang & Olufsen flat-screen TV and a comfortable bed from Hastens.

Business Single Room Providing free toiletries and bathrobes, this twin/double room includes a private bathroom with a walk-in shower, a hairdryer and slippers. The twin/double room provides a minibar, a tea and coffee maker, a wardrobe, a safe deposit box, as well as a flat-screen TV with streaming services. The unit offers 1 bed.

About Hotel Borg by KeahotelsHotel Borg by Keahotels, an iconic Reykjavik hotel, offers an unforgettable stay with its elegant Art Deco facade and interiors, sophisticated comfort and excellent service. Situated in the heart of the city, the hotel has proudly overlooked the picturesque Austurvöllur Square for almost a century, with notable neighbors such as the Icelandic parliament building and the nation's oldest church, Domkirkjan. Hotel Borg was established in 1930 by Jóhannes Jósefsson, a wrestling champion turned circus performer, and has since been a favored destination for heads of state, celebrities and other glamorous guests.

Guests at Hotel Borg can enjoy a variety of elegant rooms, ranging from standard singles to the luxurious tower suite, each offering a perfect blend of comfort and elegance with plush furnishings and veneered parquet floors. The hotel also invites guests to unwind at the Borg Spa, which provides first-class service in a calm and charming environment, offering a wide selection of spa treatments to cater to various preferences.

For a delightful culinary experience, Borg Restaurant within Hotel Borg honors and respects the hotel's history while serving beautifully crafted and delicious dishes using classic cooking techniques. The hotel's prime location in the city center allows guests to easily explore the nearby Austurvöllur park, Reykjavík Cathedral, and Parliament House, while being within walking distance of various shops, cafes and restaurants.
Guest Reviews
8.5
Very Good
Location
Hotel Borg by Keahotels is located in the heart of Reykjavik and guests rave about its excellent location. Visitors love that it's centrally located and just a few minutes' walk from the main shopping area. The hotel's central location allows visitors to walk to all the city's attractions, making it a perfect base for exploring Reykjavik. It's a great pied-à-terre and an ideal location for visiting the city with easy access to main bus stops. The hotel overlooks a pretty square park area and is situated on a beautiful terrace of bars on an adjacent street. The hotel's art-deco architectural design adds to its charm while making it super convenient for bars, restaurants, shopping and sightseeing. The location is also perfect for day tours as bus stop 3 is right around the corner. Guests describe the location as fantastic, fabulous, super nice and amazing, making it the best location in Reykjavik and the perfect location for a stay in the city.

Breakfast
The breakfast at Hotel Borg by Keahotels has received mixed reviews from guests. While some have described it as excellent and fantastic, others found it disappointing and think that the quality of food could have been better. Many reviewers had positive comments about the buffet, which had a great choice of food and was very filling. Some were pleasantly surprised to find vegan options available, including overnight oats which were delicious. However, there were some negative comments about the service with some guests finding the staff unhelpful and others disappointed that they had to pay extra for an espresso. Despite the varying opinions, most guests agreed that the location and Art Deco design of the hotel, as well as the efficiency and helpfulness of staff, made up for any shortcomings in the breakfast.

Dinner
Guests have varied experiences when it comes to dining at Hotel Borg by Keahotels. Some have enjoyed the buffet at the restaurant, describing it as excellent. Others have found the restaurant to not be the best, while some only discovered its considerable improvement during their stay. However, those who loved the restaurant including those who enjoyed their dinners there. Breakfast and dinner were generally good and some guests have particularly enjoyed their dinner at the hotel. However, not all guests had the opportunity to dine at the hotel as the restaurant was not open for two out of four nights or due to renovations during their visit. Some guests were not informed beforehand that the restaurant and bar were closed, leaving them with limited options such as going out for dinner or ordering room service which was not always hot. Nonetheless, the schönes sowie sehr leckeres Restaurant am Abend is a great option for those who choose to dine at Hotel Borg.

Rooms
Hotel Borg by Keahotels boasts beautifully restored Art Deco rooms that are spacious, cozy and invitingly warm. The rooms are spotlessly clean and come well-stocked with everything you need, such as blackout curtains, making them comfortable for a good night’s sleep. Though the rooms are not particularly large, they are adequate and nicely furnished with some having stunning interior decor. Overall, guests find the rooms well-appointed and attractive. However, some rooms are too small with limited space in the bathroom and outdated. Despite that, the hotel's convenient location, friendly staff and comfortable beds with comfy pillows make up for the size of the rooms.

Beds
Hotel Borg by Keahotels is a great choice for a comfortable stay in Reykjavik, especially if comfy beds are important to you. Guests rave about the very comfortable beds, goede bedden and the comfy beds with good pillows. The bedding is thicker and the beds are big and comfortable with some guests even saying the bed was wonderful. However, a few guests did mention that some of the beds were small or not couple friendly. Despite this, guests still managed to have a good night's sleep on the comfortable beds. The rooms are clean and well decorated with nice showers and spacious rooms with mini-bars and safes. Although a few reviews mention that the hotel may need new mattresses, overall, guests seem to enjoy their stay with many praising the hotel's great location.

Cleanliness
Hotel Borg by Keahotels is a conveniently located and comfortable hotel that's highly recommended for its cleanliness. Multiple guests have praised the spotlessly clean and very tidy rooms with some describing them as beautiful and very comfortable. The hotel's housekeeping team was also fantastic, ensuring that the rooms were kept clean and tidy throughout guests' stays. While some guests noted that the hotel could feel a bit shabby or dated, they still found it to be a very clean and well-maintained property overall. The location, staff and cleanliness were highly praised with many guests commenting on the perfect location and clean, new rooms. However, some reviewers noted issues with heating or bed linens, but generally, guests appreciated the hotel's efforts to keep everything very clean and tidy. Overall, Hotel Borg is a great choice for travelers seeking a clean and comfortable stay in a convenient location.

Staff
Hotel Borg by Keahotels has received a lot of praise for its welcoming and friendly staff. Guests have described them as lovely, helpful and competent. Many reviewers specifically mentioned certain staff members who went above and beyond, like Simon at the reception, Julia, Kristófer, Lísa Geirsdóttir, Ada and Eva Björg. Guests felt that the staff were invested in the hotel, providing exceptional service and being knowledgeable about the area. The front desk reception staff were particularly helpful, assisting with everything from taxi bookings to recommending local tourist spots. Some reviewers noted that the breakfast buffet staff were unfriendly, but overall, guests were pleased with the hotel staff's friendliness and professionalism.

Spa
Guests who visited Hotel Borg by Keahotels' spa had mixed reviews. Some found the spa facilities to be wonderful, relaxing and well-kept, while others found it disappointing, small and cold. Elizabeth provided a divine massage experience, but some guests thought that the steam room and sauna were tiny and leaking steam. The gym, pool and hot tub were appreciated by some. Unfortunately, a few guests were disappointed to find out that the spa and restaurant were under renovation during their stay. Overall, guests seemed to have enjoyed the spa area, despite some issues with size and maintenance. However, some wished for better assistance or guidance from the staff in the spa.

Nightlife
Hotel Borg by Keahotels offers plenty of choices for dining and entertainment just steps away from the hotel. Whether you're interested in a classy night out or a lively nightclub scene, there's something for everyone. Guests mention close proximity to cool jazz clubs, popular bars and fabulous restaurants, making the location super convenient for sightseeing and shopping as well. However, some reviews also mention the noise levels outside of the hotel as a potential issue with music from nearby clubs and bars audible until the early morning hours. If you're a light sleeper, this could be problematic. Additionally, guests report that the hotel's own bar does not appear to be open, so you'll need to venture out to enjoy a drink. Overall, Hotel Borg is an excellent choice for travelers who want to be in the heart of Reykjavik's nightlife scene, but be aware that noise levels can be high.

Luxury
Hotel Borg by Keahotels is a stunning and historic 5-star masterpiece in the heart of Reykjavík. The beautifully restored 1930’s building with Art Deco interiors is a perfect blend of old-world charm and modern amenities. The hotel has everything you need for a luxurious stay, from beautifully furnished rooms with exceptional standards to Molten Brown toiletries. The stunning Art Deco decor is everywhere and it straalt klasse uit. The hotel completely deserves its five-star rating and the Très bel établissement completely justifies it. The central location is perfect for exploring Reykjavík and the luxury of the hotel will make you feel pampered all throughout your stay. The guests seem to be very impressed with the hotel, as it is beautifully decorated and furnished with exceptional quality that exudes luxury. If you're looking for a luxurious stay in Reykjavik, Hotel Borg is definitely the place to stay, it has history, modernity and is just so beautiful.


No, Hotel Borg by Keahotels doesn't have any pool.

Yes, a spa is available at Hotel Borg by Keahotels.

No, Hotel Borg by Keahotels doesn't allow dogs.

No, parking facilities aren't available at Hotel Borg by Keahotels.

Yes, Hotel Borg by Keahotels has a gym.

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