Stayed here for our honeymoon in Iceland. Great hotel for a great price. The old time locks (no keycard) and elevator (you had to open the door manually) really added a nice feeling to the place. While it did have an air of regal, it wasn't snooty or run-down as some "old feeling" hotels are.
The staff were great and get an A+ in my book. Not speaking Icelandic was fine everywhere, but it did make it much easier to communicate if you knew it, so having the front desk make reservations and take messages for us was a real time saver. They also followed up with all reservations to make sure all went as smooth as possible; impeccable service.
The food at the hotel is pricey, as with all of Iceland. We passed up the formal (and expensive) dinner but we did have a continental breakfast ($20-$30 per person) and snuck a few things for lunch... but down the road 5 min walking is a great, cheap bakery that many of the locals eat at. It opens at 8 or 9 though, so if your an early bird, you'll have to wait.
Finally, the piece de resistance; the location was PERFECT. 5 minutes to the main street (old part of city), 10 minutes to downtown (new part of city), 15 minutes to Harpa... all walking. It was a bit cold in June, but we did it no problem. And the bit of distance from the main areas really affords a nice, relaxing, quiet nights (18 hrs of daylight in June) sleep.
Traveled: 8 days in June 2012
- 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