Stayed at Hotel Holt for 3 nights on a long weekend away. It's positioned in a quiet residential area but only a couple of minutes walk to the local bakery and 5 minutes from all the action.
From the outside the hotel doesn't look much but on the inside its very nice. Old fashioned style in public areas with soft leather sofas, dark brown wall panelling and lots of art on the walls.
Staff were helpful with making restaurant reservations and arranging coach pickups - all spoke very good English. Rooms were basic but more than sufficient with all the facilities you'd expect. Didn't experience any road noise but walls between rooms did seem pretty thin.
Breakfast consisted of breads, hams and cheeses, hot bacon and scrambled eggs, cereal, pastries, fresh fruit, yogurts and juices & hot drinks. All were fine and the breakfast room was nice too.
Didn't use the highly recommended Gallery restaurant as there wasn't one vegetarian option on offer. I understand it was more Icelandic fayre but 1 or 2 vegetarian options would go a long way to expand the number of diners that could use the restaurant. This was a shame as it did look like a great place to dine.
Overall I'd recommend the hotel and wouldn't hesitate in returning. If you're able to get a good deal including breakfast then even better. A revision of the restaurant menu to include at least one vegetarian option I'm sure would bring in more diners and a bit of a brightening up of the hotel exterior would definitely enhance the curb appeal.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holt Hotel Reykjavík