We stayed in a suite for 1 night (29th January 2012). Check in was quite rushed; we weren't asked if we wanted our luggage taking to our room. It was noted that we'd not booked breakfast and were given details (7-10am) but as we were leaving for the airport at 5am, said we didn't want it. We were offered a breakfast bag for early departure but didn't clarify how much it was before agreeing to it. The next morning, our brekkie bags were waiting for us which consisted of a ham and cheese sandwich, an orange, small carton of apple juice (from concentrate) and a small yoghurt. The cost of each bag was 2,800kr (roughly £15 each) so I recommend you avoid this as it was definitely not worth the money.
We were also a little peeved by the note on the reception desk saying you could upgrade to the next room up for €20/night - wish we'd have known that as we'd pre-paid!
The hotel is Art Deco style throughout. Our room on the 4th floor (Rm 414) was spacious enough, parquet flooring in the room and under floor heating in the bathroom. The room could have done with a good airing; the smell was like it had been slept in for a week without any windows having ever been opened. Also, remember to lock your door when you leave the room as it doesn't lock behind you - we noticed only when we got back from our walk! We had a balcony which overlooked the square and the windows are quadruple glazed so you don't hear any noise from down below.
Good tip if driving as parking is free all day Sunday until 10am Monday morning so pull up to the hotel, unload your bags, then park on street where you can.
We ate in the restaurant and the food was fantastic. The highlight being the carrot cake dessert which had popping candy on it!! Like everywhere else in Iceland, the food and drink was expensive but was of a high standard.
Overall, a nice hotel and centrally located. I think the staff could have done a little better to justify the star rating
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Borg Hotel Reykjavík
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