We booked the hotel Holt as our base for a recent long weekend in Iceland to celebrate my wife's 40th Birthday, and I have to say we made an excellent choice.
The hotel were very easy to contact before our stay via their website and chat function which I found to be very useful and the staff helpful.
The hotel itself, from the outside is nothing special situated in a residential area of Reykjavik yet still only a couple of minutes from the main downtown area. The hotel had kindly upgraded our room, to a suite which was very nice of them, and we had our pre ordered bottle of sparkly awaiting us on ice in our room. The room itself was spotless (as is all the hotel), and the bed very comfortable. We found the room was hot at night, but you can open the windows to let some air in and the radiators can be adjusted.
We chose the Bed & Breakfast room option and we were glad we did as the breakfast was very good, continental, cereals plus scrambled eggs & bacon. Good coffee, juice and real tea pots! Even when you go for breakfast late (served until 10am) there is still plenty of food and the staff will bring bring more if you wanted. We also ate in the Gallery Restaurant, which was excellent if not on the expensive side (but what isn't in Iceland!). The steak was to die for and the quality and presentation are top class. The hotel bar has a good happy hour 4-7, and is a great place to relax. Very cosy with a lovely atmosphere. There is a good room service menu and breakfast can also be ordered on room service for a charge. You get tea and coffee in the room as well as a decent choice in the mini bar.
Overall, we found our stay at the hotel Holt to be most enjoyable. The location, hotel amenities, hotel staff were all perfect and all added up to a great time in Iceland. Thank you Hotel Holt!
TIP: The hotel will give you a free ticket to the viewing area at the top of the big church just up the road from the hotel. Just ask at reception. Great for photo's of the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Holt is an intimate 42 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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- Also Known As:
- Holt Hotel Reykjavík