With a commanding position on the central Austurvöllur Square, alongside the cathedral and parliament building in the heart of Reykjavik, Hotel Borg, offers an understated and elegant home away from home for dignified and discerning travellers. The Borg is within easy reach of shopping, restaurants, galleries, and nightlife. It’s a landmark unto itself, with a storied history that dates back to 1930, and iconic Art Deco architecture, that was recently illustriously restored.
The painstaking restoration of the hotel adhered to the 30’s Art Deco style in which it was originally built, envisioned by Jóhannes Jósefsson, a renowned strongman, Olympian, and adventurer. Outside and in, art deco abounds, with antique fixtures and fittings, blending seamlessly with 21st century comfort. Many of the 99 rooms feature sumptuous Hästens beds, state-of-the-art Bang & Olufsen televisions, and Philippe Starck fixtures in the black and white bathrooms with heated marble floors.
The hotel’s Karribrennslan bar is a happening spot to sip a coffee during the day, or meet with friends for an aperitif during cocktail hour. Silfur Restaurant, also in house, offers one of the city’s best culinary experiences, with creative Icelandic cuisine, served in beautiful and stylish surroundings. Hotel Borg has been a favourite over the years for visitors worldwide, thanks to its excellent location, high standard of service, and elegant design.
Hotel Borg Information
- Location & Getting There:
Hotel Borg is proudly situated in the centre of Reykjavik, with a commanding position on Austurvöllur Square. Keflavik International Airport is a 45-minute drive.
Smart and understated, the 99 rooms at Hotel Borg are a study in elegant design. All rooms have custom-made furniture, modern amenities, and period black and white ensuites, equipped with Philippe Stark fittings and heated marble floors. For an extra touch of luxury, superior rooms and suites offer Bang & Olufsen flatscreen TVs and luxurious Hästens beds. The multi-level Tower Suite offers up to three bedrooms with a circular lounge and a magnificent panoramic view of the city centre and landscape beyond.
Geometric period furniture, cream leather chairs, and coffee-coloured parquet floors mix beautifully with a neutral palette of grey and white. Historic photos of the city decorate the walls, lending an air of dignity to the already elegant ambiance. The accommodations are so comfortable and inviting, you may never want to leave.
Reykjavik is beautiful city, bursting with culture and energy. Vibrant venues for shopping, dining, and entertainment are within easy reach of Hotel Borg. The hotel is situated directly on the central Austurvöllur Square, alongside the cathedral and the imposing Icelandic parliament building. The Viking Settlement Museum is nearby, as are many of the city’s lively bars, cafés, and restaurants.
An in-house spa and gym, featuring a hot tub, steam bath, and infrared sauna, offer even more opportunities to relax. Book a massage. Visit the bar for an aperitif. Dine in one of the city’s best restaurants, located in the hotel. Relax, recharge, and then get ready to make more incredible memories.
Children are welcome at Hotel Borg. Babysitting can be arranged through the concierge.