We booked this hotel as the centrum was full on the last 2 nights of our visit and the reviews were positive. I have to say this is probably the worst hotel we have ever stayed in, the reception was dark and gloomy, the lift is one of these with no inner door and considered dangerous so most hotels replaced them many years ago. The hotel is not traditional, classic, period or any of the descriptions given, it is just outdated. The Furniture in the 'superior' room we had was from the late seventies, cheap and grubby looking. The only change appears to have been replacement magnolia wall paint at some time. The bathroom measured approx. 1.5 m x 2.0 m, I have never before been able to sit on loo and touch the opposite wall. There was a vile smell when the shower was turned on, reception claimed this was typical of Iceland as the water comes from under ground. When I explained that we had been in Iceland for a week and run water without this smell, they agreed it might be the fact that the shower drain was completely clogged with gunk that when disturbed gave off the smell. To resolve they poured a 'liquid' down the drain without removing the gunk, not surprisingly 24hours later the smell was back. The booking stated a welcome drink and free entry to 3 museums, neither materialised on arrival. On checking out the cost was more than the booking confirmation and was told that it was due to a change in the exchange rate and we would have to pay the cost requested. The windows and doors out onto the balcony did not keep out noise, every car and voice were heard clearly from outside even 3 floors up. It might have art but quite frankly if I wanted to see art I would visit a gallery, I prefer good accommodation. Cost wise, the hotel was overpriced for what seemed to us to be no more than 2 star standard. If you are visiting Rejkavik, stay at the Centrum we did for the 1st night and it was almost 1/2 the price and considerably better.
- 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