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Last updated: 13 December, 2022
Expert travel writer: Oliver Berry

This 58-room art deco gem is one of Reykjavik’s most sophisticated and glamorous hotels.

Features include parquet floors, twinkling chandeliers and the best mod cons around – Philippe Starck fittings, Bang and Olufsen flatscreen TVs and Hastens beds in large rooms decorated in chocolate and maroon.

The hotel’s restaurant serves up wonderful local produce with a twist, with popping candy and dry ice pepping up exquisite desserts.

It’s elegant and upmarket, and unsurprisingly popular with the older end of the market. Service is perfect and a concierge can book everything you need in advance or during your stay.

It’s also in a great location beside Reykjavik’s key green space.

Surrounding area

Hotel Borg faces Austurvollur square, a patch of green in front of the parliament and cathedral with cafés and bars around it. It’s a lovely spot in the summer and popular with locals. (Try for a room overlooking the square have the best views; those at the back overlook a busy road).

Behind the square is the town hall and a large pond and park, where children play. The harbour and city’s art galleries are very close by. The old harbour is only a short walk away, so you’re well placed for early-morning trips to see whales and dolphins in season.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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