Hotel Borg, Reykjavik
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Highly recommendedfrom BeforeSunrise
Hotel Borg is pricey, but so is everything in Iceland. I felt that the hotel does everything to give you a first class experience.
Best hotel in Iceland !from aspirine
So if you are on honey moon, definitely the best choice ! (i saw a the douible rooms as well and they looked beautiful too)
Most comfy beds ever!!!from Riviman
Characterful hotelfrom Mutandis
As to the downsides, our room was a little noisy due to the central location and the staff, whilst very friendly, were a little flakey (they forgot to book our taxi which made for a rather hurried trip to the bus station to get to the airport). However, my impression throughout the island was that the locals tend to take a rather laid back approach to customer service (although are almost invariably friendly, charming and, when prompted, helpful).
Stylish hotel in expensive cityfrom Alicattrimmer
The room was large and sylish with really comfy beds. The bathroom was spotless - all black, gold and white, and the shower itself... well! The shower head was the size of dinner plate and the hot, sulphur scented water comes directly out of the ground - wierd, but brilliant!!!
You can book excursions at reception, and they pick you up from the hotel at the appointed time - they are not cheap, but fantastic! We went snowmobiling, saw the northern lights, (just), and wallowed in the Blue Lagoon, and I wouldn't have missed any of it for the world.
Reykjavik is a strange and unique city, and the Borg is a comfortable, stylish, if expensive base from which to explore it - Go if you get the chance, but be prepared for the shockingly high prices!
currently under contructionfrom Eurotripper
The rooms are nice, very decently sized esp for Europe and spacious bathrooms. We had no construction problems until our last morning there. We were woken up between 7 and 8 in the morning to the incessent noice of jack hammering. It was the most annoying unpleasant sound. There had been slight noises here and there but nothing like the last morning there. It was TERRIBLE. The hotel is pricey but you pay for the location and for the space. The Radison SAS 1919 is over one block and Hotel Reykjavik Centrum is just across a small grassy common area.
Surrounding the hotel within in a one block radius is Club Pravda, Cafe Paris-the best cheap lunch or dinner around, Apotek Cafe and Bar, Quiznos, Subway as well as a pizza place with an internet cafe next door, kabab shop on the corner and 2 book store/souvenir shops.
Do not (currently) go to this Hotel !from SirromTim
The construction work is not the only source of noise. As another reviewer pointed out, because of it’s central location, you get all the noise of the city, people, cars, road sweepers, etc. May be you should expect that being in a city, but since the Hotel provides you with earplugs in your room, they obviously expect complaints about the noise.
We started on the 1st floor (room 112) but because of the various outside noises, plus the sound of people walking on the wooden floor above us, we got moved to the 3rd (room 313). We then experienced the construction work mentioned before.
On the plus side the Hotel staff were fine, and able to help with our queries, etc.
So if you are planning the go there whilst the renovation work is on, don’t expect a quiet time. That may also be true at any time at the Borg.
Definitely not worth the money!from Hypermarc
Everything has been said about Reykjavik, the heritage and the good locality of the hotel. The only thing I would like to say is that the hotel is overpriced and very poor value for money regarding the size and style of the rooms.
The much-lauded Restaurant is easily beaten by other taverns around Austurstraeti.
Do not go there.
Highly recommendedfrom Snoops30
The level of service is excellent - whatever you request they will do their best to fulfill. The location is excellent - right on Parliament square - with bars and restaurants in walking distance.
We loved it so much we are heading back there for New Year's eve, and I can't wait!
Great place - at a pricefrom Globetrotter008
The staff at the hotel were absolutely great, very helpful and informative. They couldn't have tried any harder for us.
But - watch out for the shockingly expensive dining and wining costs in the city in general. The very average 3 course meal will set you back $220++ for two. Day trips are outrageously expensive too, probably the cheapest - Blue Lagoon, starts at $54 per person.
Overall, I would rate Hotel Borg and Iceland in general as very poor value for money indeed.
Top Local Tips for Reykjavik
Suggestions for museums, shoping, restaurants, and excursions The National Museum and the 871+-2 museum are absolutely first rate. The art museums are not quite as strong. The shopping for sweaters (of course) and jewelry along the main shopping streets is quite good. If you've got the money, two excellent restaurants to visit for dinner are Sjavarkjallarinn (translation: Seafood Cellar) and Vid Tjornina, both in the center of town. For cheap but good food for lunch, visit Saegrefinn (the Sea Baron) for lobster soup and salmon kebab, and Hamburgara Bullan (Hamburger Joint), which are next to one another on the waterfront near the place where you catch whale-watching tours. Also take advantage of the many coffee places and cafes. If you've already taken the Golden Circle bus tour, another good option is the South Shore Adventure offered by Reykjavik Excursions (tour RE-15), whose stops include two beautiful waterfalls (Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss), the very good Skogar museum, and a visit to the edge of a glacier.
Avoid the Seafood buffet in the big yellow building Find the small, off beat restaurants.
Getting to & from the airport We took the FLYBUS - it wasn't too expensive and the system works. You can get a ticket from the booth at the airport. There was a bus waiting when we got out of the terminal. They tend to take you to a central bus station and then put you on a mini bus to take you to your hotel - but this worked efficiently as well.
Other names for Hotel Borg
- hotel borg
- borg hotel reykjavík
- Address: 11 Posthusstraeti - Reykjavik - 101 - Iceland
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