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“Quiet and classy hotel in Reykjavik” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Holt
Ranked #11 of 53 Hotels in Reykjavik
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Venice, Florida
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51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Quiet and classy hotel in Reykjavik”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

This hotel is only a few blocks from the main shopping and dining street, and is quiet compared to the ones on that road. The dining room is excellent and the art work is the largest collection of original Icelandic art in the word. The only reason I don't rate it Excellent overall is that the rooms tend to be smaller than I like for the money spent. It is very clean and the service is great. 5 minutes to the Airport and less than that to most everywhere in town.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank William S
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Valsson, Manager at Hotel Holt, responded to this review, 23 August 2013
Dear Bill S.

Thank you for the kind words. We try to overwrite the smallness of the standard rooms with our service and having our guests join us for a drink at the bar etc. We certainly cannot do anything to make the rooms bigger but that is a fair assessment. Our standard rooms do not have any dead space :).

We hope to see you again at Hotel Holt and would like to invite you to a Superior room with a little more leg room.

Warm regards,
Snorri
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

Staying at Hotel Holt provided a very special opportunity of experiencing a remarkable, uniquely Icelandic and charming well located place in Reykjavik not matched elsewhere.
The booking and reception service was very professional and helpful. It was hard not to get lost in the variety of Icelandic experiences and historical moments by being surrounded by the most amazing amount of art which adorns all of the walls of the Hotel especially in the lobby, bar, dining room and the corridors.

Having a pre-dinner drink in the lobby bar was a special Icelandic moment to share with very friendly bar staff, especially in order to be able to experience one of the most superb whisky collections.

Our room was very comfortable and quaint, if not a little compact, but there are a range of bigger options available depending on your requirements. The breakfast involved a very generous variety of delicious options including a range of local delicacies and was worth the small additional cost.

Most importantly, Hotel Holt is a place which will provide unique and everlasting iconic Icelandic memories which keep speaking to you in a different Icelandic voice after returning home.

Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Valsson, Manager at Hotel Holt, responded to this review, 22 August 2013
Dear DeepintotheBlue.

What a wonderful review! Thank you for taking the time to share your delight with the Tripadvisor community. We greatly appreciate it when guests see what we are trying to do and experience the hotel in the manner it was intended.

We look forward to welcoming you back many times in the future.

Warm regards,
Snorri
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53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Holt Hotel in Reykavik. The Hotel was very clean with the staff extremely helpful and friendly. We would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to anyone visiting Reyjkavik.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pamela w
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Valsson, Manager at Hotel Holt, responded to this review, 22 August 2013
Dear Pamela w.

Short and sweet. Thank you very much for the kind words. We try our best and hope to see you again very soon at Hotel Holt.

Warm regards,
Snorri
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44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

This hotel was our last stop after travelling around Iceland for 2 weeks - we wanted a bit of luxury.
Excellent customer service, they upgraded us to a junior suite without a surcharge after inquiring about a larger room.
The interior of the lobby is a bit dated - lots of dark wood, frosted glass so no real light which I found a bit depressing. Beautiful artwork throughout. The rooms were fine, again, a bit dated in decor. Dark wood, bland colour carpeting - a bit 90s. Not as luxurious as one would expect with these prices. May be time for a facelift.
The room faced the street and we were able to hear early morning traffic and noisy guests leaving the hotel. I suggest a room on the other side.
Location is good - I recommend a lovely cafe nearby called C is for cookie. Wonderful coffee and cakes.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Londontravelller
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Valsson, Manager at Hotel Holt, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Dear Londontravelller.

Thank you for the review. Location, location, location. Three reviews in a row with location in the title. They do say that is vital to a hotel :).

In regards to a facelift. We are slowly moving in that directions. New carpets, tv´s and more have been set up in 30% of our rooms and without breaking the bank and rolling the costs on our guests, we will finish in the next 18 months, before our 50th Anniversary. Hopefully you can join us then and enjoy a fresher but still classic hotel.

Warm regards,
Snorri
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Kenmore, Washington
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39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

We were tired and the hotel was ready when we got there at 8:00AM. Rooms were very nice. Awesome location so we could walk to everywhere. We warned that it might be noisy in town but we were there on Saturday night and there was no problem. The restaurant was pricy, but it is Iceland, but the food the top notch. You don't mind pay more when you really receive good quality and service. Would absolutely recommend it to anyone going. The continental breakfast was one of the best we've ever had.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GramaSue2007
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Valsson, Manager at Hotel Holt, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Dear GramaSue2007.

Thank you so much for your kind words. The restaurant is certainly a gem and I know they would greatly appreciate it if you would have the time to write them a separate review to help them climb the Reykjavik restaurant rankings.

We look forward to welcoming you again and again.

Warm regards,
Snorri
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Switzerland
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549 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 533 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

The hotel is located in the city center (walking distance to most of the important points), the rooms are clean and comfortable, the staff is warmhearty and flexible, looking forward to make the guest happy. If you wish to skip the breakfast, there is a nice local bakery down the street.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Culturetraveller12
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Valsson, Manager at Hotel Holt, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Dear Culturetraveller12.

Thank you for the short and sweet review of our services. The Bernhöftsbakery down the street is certainly great for pastries and such.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Warm regards,
Snorri
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Cave Junction, OR
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93 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

We participated in a 9 day hiking trip with REI, but wanted to spend two days prior to the trip in the city so we could tour museums and take advantage of other activities such as snowmobiling, a bike tour, and river rafting. This hotel was a great base for us. Close enough to the city center to make for an easy walk, but on a quiet side street that avoided the noise of the weekend late night party. The first floor common areas are very classic and elegant with lots of rich wood paneling and art work. The hotel includes a very good breakfast buffet that is nicely displayed and served in a very pleasant dining area. We requested a fourth floor room with a view and were very pleased. The room had a wall of windows that made the room light and airy and the view was great. The room had a full length balcony to enjoy the views and fresh air. The blinds were sufficient to block out the light at night when we wanted to sleep. Service at the front desk was always pleasant, helpful and accommodating. We would definitely stay here again if we return to Iceland. Note: At breakfast the second morning was the American actress Susan Sarandon, apparently in Iceland to film scenes for a movie.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jann01
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Valsson, Manager at Hotel Holt, responded to this review, 26 July 2013
Dear Jann01.

Thank you for the kind words and I am glad you enjoyed staying with us before getting to work hard in the highlands.

On Oscar winning legend Susan Sarandon staying with us? No comment :)

Warm regards,
Snorri
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Property: Hotel Holt
Address: Bergstadastraeti 37, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Region: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Reykjavik
#6 Romantic Hotel in Reykjavik
#6 Family Hotel in Reykjavik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Holt 4*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Holt is an intimate 41 room 4 star hotel on a quiet street in central Reykjavik with an emphasis on superior service and satisfaction for our guests. Hotel Holt houses Iceland's largest privately owned art collection as well as the country's premier fine dining restaurant with affordable prices. ... more   less 
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