Hotel Borg Reykjavik
Place on one of the very scenic and pleasantly landscaped squares in town center (Austurvöllur), the resort’s prestigious neighbors incorporate the Icelandic parliament and also Reykjavik cathedral. Restaurants and pubs abound in most directions along with Tjornin lake and also the beginning of the primary shopping road are a two-minute walk.
Style & personality
Initially constructed for famous Icelandic strong-man and adventurer Jóhannes Jósefsson, Hotel Borg first opened its doors in 1930. Despite many refurbishments throughout its long run, it’s managed to keep its first Art Deco ambiance — particularly in the foyer and ballroom but also in details like the door hinges and space number plaques.
Service & amenities
The resort caters to more or less every whim, providing an in house job center and meeting rooms for business guests, in addition to room service, a much-lauded restaurant and pub, plus a recently-added spa and comfort annex with steam bath, sauna, spa treatment rooms and a gym. The reception is little but mercilessly efficient. Staff go out of their way to make you believe you’re at a superior institution.
All 99 rooms have been decked out in a flurry of refined, custom-made furnishings, spanning armoires and parquet floors carved from high quality wood, leather armchairs and Hastens beds, and trendy Bang & Olufsen televisions. Turn-of-the-century paintings and classic globes assert the Art Deco motif, while white and black 1920s photographs of Reykjavík give a nice regional touch. Bathrooms have big baths and heated marble flooring and the top floors are more noise-resistant. The tower package — two tales and stellar perspectives — is perfect for special events.
Food & beverage
The breakfast — served at the fine vintage-modern Borg restaurant — includes abundant high quality cold and hot dishes, even although the genuine culinary highlight is dinner or lunch. Helmed by award-winning neighborhood chef Volundur Volundarson, the menu focuses on skilfully elegant Icelandic dishes like langoustine, beef tenderloin and arctic char. The restaurant’s welcoming pub serves up decent cocktails frequently made with homemade syrups.
Value for cash
Double rooms from #190 in low season; climbing to #300 at large. Breakfast excluded – priced in14. Free Wi-Fi.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
Total access for mobility impaired with seven especially handicapped rooms available.
The bigger suites, rooms or interconnecting rooms are acceptable for households, though the majority of the clientele are usually elderly couples in their 40s and 50s.
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