Located in the heart of Reykjavik, on the square just behind Iceland's Parliament, the Hotel Borg was founded in 1930 and is one of the most famous landmarks of the city. In 2006 it reopened its doors having been restored to its former Art Deco glory.
At a Glance
Beautiful 1930s styling combined with modern touches
Connecting rooms and suites available
Fantastic central location
Home to one of the city's best restaurants
For a special stay why not book the Tower Suite, offering 360 degree views over the city
We loved the art deco style of Hotel Borg: it looks like the residence of a 21st century Bertie Wooster and has real character, unlike so many anonymous design hotels in major European cities.James Ferguson
Take a room with a view over the main square if you can, looking out over the immaculate and historic buildings. Everything is just a short walk from this brilliantly located hotel.Scott Dunn team
Situated in the perfect location to enjoy the best parts of Reykjavik and it's impressive restaurant scene, just a short walk from Sushi Samba and the Fish Market, easily the best places to dineScott Dunn team
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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Hotel Borg
The Hotel Borg is located right in the center of Reykjavik, within easy reach of shops, restaurants, and nightlife. It has 56 rooms, including luxurious and spacious suites, very smart twin and double rooms, and well-appointed single rooms. The Hotel Borg has been a favorite over the years for visitors from all over the world thanks to its high standard of service and the understated elegance of its rooms and public areas.
The refurbishment of the Hotel during the last few years has remained true to the 30s art deco style in which the Borg was built by its founder, a renowned Olympian and strongman of the early 20th century. Even the rooms in the newer parts of the hotel boast antique Art Deco fixtures and knick knacks, combined with more modern Bang and Olufsen televisions and Philippe Starck fittings in the black and white bathrooms, which have heated marble floors.
The Hotel Borg is located on one of the central squares of Reykjavik, very close to the Icelandic parliament building and all the shops, bars, and restaurants of this compact capital city.
The Hotel’s Kaffibrennslan bar serves coffees during the day and cocktails and aperitifs in the evening to both guests and non-residents. The Hotel Borg is also home to the Silfur restaurant, one of the city’s best restaurants.
All 56 rooms have custom-made furniture and fittings with modern amenities including flat-screen satellite TV and high-speed internet connections. The period black and white bathrooms are well equipped with Philippe Stark fittings and heated marble floors. By mixing colors, fabrics and furniture styles each room has its own individual character. For an extra touch of luxury, Hotel Borg offers superior rooms and suites. Bang & Olufsen flat screen TV, CD player, radio and the high quality Hastens beds are among the extra amenities in the suites and the top floor superior rooms. All rooms feature: parquet floor, large en suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, hair dryer, coffee and tea facilities, flat screen TV, trouser press, safe, bathrobes and slippers, phone, WiFi and minibar.
Double rooms measure 25 square meters and have custom-made furniture and fittings with modern amenities including flat-screen satellite TV and high-speed internet connections.
Single rooms measure 18 square meters and feature custom-made furniture & modern amenities.
Deluxe rooms measure 30 square meters and feature custom-made furniture and modern amenities. The period black and white bathrooms have bathtubs and beds can be either twin or double. The deluxe rooms also enjoy better views over Reykjavik.
Superior rooms measure 29 square meters and feature custom-made furniture and modern amenities. The period black and white bathrooms have bathtubs.
The suite measuring 45 square meters feature custom-made furniture and modern amenities. The suites have great views looking over Raykjavik.
The two-floor Tower Suite, which offers up to three bedrooms, has a magnificent 360° view of the Reykjavik city center. The tower suite has custom-made furniture and fittings with modern amenities including a Hasens bed, walk in shower and large bathtub. The Suite measures 70-125 square meters, depending on how many bedrooms are taken.
Twin rooms measure 25 square meters and feature custom-made furniture and modern amenities. The period black and white bathrooms have bathtubs. The beds can be twin or double.
Children are very welcome to come and stay at Hotel Borg and many rooms and suites can accommodate extra beds. However, there are no specific facilities available for children.
The Hotel’s Kaffibrennslan bar serves coffees during the day and cocktails and aperitifs in the evening to both guests and non-residents. The Hotel Borg is also home to the Silfur restaurant, one of the city’s best restaurants. The restaurant, like the rest of the hotel, is beautifully decorated in an art deco style and the constantly changing menu offers opportunities to try signature dishes like organic Icelandic lamb and the freshest fish.
Hotel Borg has recently added a spa featuring a hot tub, steam room, sauna, relaxation area and a gym. A variety of relaxing treatments are available using the DrBragi skin care range.
Reykjavik is a fun, beautiful and cultural city bustling with energy - natural and from its population and vibrant venues. The hotel's concierge service will be at hand to help with the booking of all sorts of activities and excursions inside and outside of the city to make your stay as easy and as enjoyable as possible.
Location & Directions
Hotel Borg is located on Austurvollur square, near the Icelandic parliament building in the heart of the city.
When to go
Nordic climate - May, June and July are the driest months of the year. Mid-June to August is high season, but most highland tours don’t operate until July because of snow. At other times, many tourist facilities outside Reykjavík are closed. From September through March, the night is dark enough to see the Aurora Borealis.