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“Another boring review extolling the virtues of this hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Holt
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bergstadastraeti 37, Reykjavik 101, Iceland   |  
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Ranked #10 of 49 Hotels in Reykjavik
Retford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Another boring review extolling the virtues of this hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We think this is the nicest hotel in Reykjavik.

We visited a number of other hotels coming back from tours and decided Hotel Holt is the best located and nicest.

Yes, the rooms are clean, well enough equipped and comfortable. But the staff are delightful; nothing was too much trouble and every thing we asked they seemed keen to help with.

The only hotel that might be equally well located but didn't look as nice was Centre Hotel nearest the concert hall (there are two). Others, i.e. Hilton, were a long way from the city centre.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sigrun T, General Manager at Hotel Holt, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Dear David.

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are very fortunate to have great team at the hotel who truly enjoy providing good services, a pat on the back gives us boost to strive even harder :)

Hope to see you soon in Reykjavik
Warm regards
Sigrún
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Very well located in walking distance of all town centre attractions. Very comfortable room and welcoming staff.

Breakfast is very good and The Gallery Restaurant serves a delicious international Fine Dining menu.

Having walked and driven round Reykjavik and seen the locations of the other hotels, Hotel Holt has got to be one of the best located.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sigrun T, General Manager at Hotel Holt, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Dear Christopher,

Thank you very much for giving us your recommendations. Our location gives the advantage of being only a few minutes walk from the city centre and at the same time good nights sleep as we are in a quiet residential area.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to Hotel Holt.

Warm regards
Sigrún
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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I stayed for 2 nights on 29th December en route from Seattle to Heathrow. I researched the hotel before hand and booked a great deal through hotwire.
As a solo traveller I had a single room. It was probably one of the smallest rooms I have ever stayed in but I really liked it. The bed was comfy, the room had everything I needed and a great view of the city was a bonus.
I arrived early in the morning (around 8am) and had emailed ahead to request an early check-in. Although not guaranteed, I was relieved to be able to check-in on arrival and have some breakfast.
Breakfast may seem a little pricey if you are travelling from North America or the UK but Iceland is expensive so it is actually quite a reasonable deal for what you get. I loved having a pot of tea and sitting on a large table enjoying some light conversation with other travellers.
The location is good, quiet but close enough to the main shops and a few local restaurants (try Snaps bistro – 5mins walk away). Overall I had a good stay here and would recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gloucestershire, England
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights over Christmas. The rooms are extremely comfortable and very warm and cosy. Previous reviews have mentioned small rooms - it depends what you call small! We found the rooms perfect. Even when all four of us were gathered in one room, we weren't squashed, and when you are staying somewhere as amazing as Iceland, how long do you want to spend in your room anyway?!
The walk to town is easy and you go right past the delicious bakery! There is free parking if you have a hire car.
The staff (well Sigrun mainly) were very helpful and would make telephone calls for us at the drop of a hat. We were also given a complimentary Christmas Drink and a Christmas Present for each room. The breakfast which we had on Christmas Day was delicious and fresh. The art in the lobby and all the rooms/corridors is very interesting. Next time we come to Reykjavik, we will definitely stay at Hotel Holt, and look forward to it already! We would also like a meal in the Gallery Restaurant next time too, its a shame it was closed for Christmas, but great that you allow your staff to have a break too. Thank you:-)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great hotel, stayed there for 5 nights early Jan and found the hotel very comfortable and the staff friendly and efficient. They provided useful advice on day trips (Golden Circle, Norther Lights and South Coast) and arranged these with the tour company. The only thing that may be a problem for some people (i.e. less mobile) is that it's approximately a 10-15 minute walk into town.
However, for us we were very happy with our stay at this hotel, and would strongly recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The staff at the front desk went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. They got us reservations to a great restaurant on Christmas Eve when many restaurants were either closed or fully booked. They fulfilled all of our requests and made our stay as comfortable as possible. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the main shopping street. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

this hotel was superb, a typical Icelandic feel and décor. nothing is too much trouble for the staff and the food is absolutely divine, they catered for allergy suffers without even being asked.
perfect distance walk from the city centre...I am going back next year for another stay.

I stayed with my friend in a twin room that was clean and very homely....a must stay hotel..

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Bergstadastraeti 37, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Location: Iceland > Capital Region > Reykjavik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 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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