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“A quiet gem in the middle of Reykjavik”
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Hotel Holt
Ranked #10 of 52 Hotels in Reykjavik
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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“A quiet gem in the middle of Reykjavik”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Beautiful old hotel on a quiet block walking distance from everything....perfect. Original (and meticulously maintained) vintage interiors evoke the luxury of another era. The Hotel Holt is a wonderful, warm and comfortable place to start and end each day.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Stayed here for a week during my first trip to Reykjavik and will stay here when I return. The hotel is old with lovely wood interiors and more original art sitting around than any of the museums we visited while there. The bar alone has dozens of old sketches from an artist that frequented the site years ago and elsewhere there are oils, watercolors, sculptures etc. literally on every wall and nook possible - really a treat. Breakfast included w/room fee is well worth it - fresh fruit, eggs/bacon, fresh bread, cheese/yogurt, juice/hot beverages, cereals in a self-serve setting. Staff very helpful and speak perfect English. The location is a couple blocks from the main tourist drag, easy walk and away from noisy bars.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Aventura, Florida
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day stay at this hotel. The rooms were very nice. The hotel was well located to walk to the central area of the city. We were most impressed with the wonderful staff who were to a person exceptionally kind, informative and eager to be helpful.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2014

My wife and I just returned from an incredible 8-day trip to Iceland and for the last two nights stayed in Reykjavik at Hotel Holt. The hotel is very stately and has an incredible private art collection that adorns all common areas (many of which are richly wood-paneled) and rooms. The rooms and bathrooms have an upscale clean feel, and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The location is wonderful too -- near the main Church and commercial areas, but tucked several blocks away in a residential area where locals live. The whole experience was perfect ... the staff is even sending me the hiking boots and poles I mistakenly left behind. Maybe best of all, the name of the hotel is possibly the only Icelandic word you can pronounce.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Santa Rosa, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We found the hotel to be very convenient with an exceptional staff. Our room was upgraded to a suite which means we probably paid too much to our agent. The rooms in Iceland are quite warm so we had the window open often in spite of the cold weather.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Buffalo, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

very nice hotel with very friendly and accommodating staff! Rooms were very pleasant. Breakfast was delicious. Only downside was the location was away from the center of town, but this was minor as it was a relatively short walk to restaurants and shops.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

This hotel looks boring from the outside and you are not sure what it will be like. I was very pleased once inside. It has dark panelled walls and antique furniture and leather chairs and sofas in the reception rooms. My hotel room was bright and airy of a good size with a nice comfy bed. A great location to walk to the main shopping and eating areas of the city. The breakfast buffet had a lovely selection. The receptionists couldn't be more helpful and polite than they were. The SkyBus pick up back to the main airport worked like clockwork. On the expensive side but with a real feeling of quality.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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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
#5 Family Hotel in Reykjavik
#5 Romantic 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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