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Hotel Holt
Ranked #12 of 60 Hotels in Reykjavik
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at hotel holt for a long weekend. Positives were the friendliness of everyone that worked there (they really go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible), clean, great location and nice breakfast! Negatives were that we had 2 single beds pushed together and a lumpy pillow - nothing that we couldn't handle though!

Would definitely recommend!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Lientje_82
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Valsson, Manager at Hotel Holt, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
Dear Lentje_82.

Thank you for the nice review. Our friendly service team would have been happy to find the right pillow fit for you during your stay. We have several kinds. In regards to the two beds together, we are working on a nicer solution for that issue since we do need to have some twin rooms available at all times.

I hope to see you again soon in Reykjavík.

Warm regards,
Snorri
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Oslo
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Very clean, and nice hotel. Just 4-5 minutes walking to the main centre of Reykjavik. Breakfast was dissapointing. Quiet and spacious rooms. We never tried the resaurante, which is supposed to be very good. The bar was perfect for a drink prior to going out.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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3 Thank JarlAndre
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Valsson, Manager at Hotel Holt, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
Dear JarlAndre.

Thank you for the short and sweet review. I would welcome more specific comments from you on what you found disappointing in the breakfast though. We´re always trying to improve.

I look forward to welcoming you the next time you visit Reykjavík.

Warm regards,
Snorri
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

After reading the reviews of many hotels in Reykjavik I noticed a commonality that you don't want to stay near the main street, especially on weekends, as the noise level can be very high until late in the night. Hotel Holt is about a 5-10 minute walk from most anything in the downtown area of Reykjavik that a tourist would be interested in and it was very quiet on my Saturday night stay. Although the lobby is kind of dark the room had very good light. Very easy to read at night. The only reason I did not give a 5 star review is because the breakfast buffet, included at many hotels, is about $20 here. I know food is expensive here, but that is just a little pricy. I did not look at the buffet and maybe there were fine and expensive items on it, but still more than the food budget should include.

Overall I would consider staying here if I return

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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2 Thank Mark S
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Valsson, Manager at Hotel Holt, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
Dear Mark S.

Thank you for the kind words about the hotel. We certainly value our location off the most noisy part of downtown but still close enough to walk almost everywhere.

In regards to breakfast, it is certainly pricy but ours is still the most affordable of all high end hotels in the center. You will be pleased to know that from 1st January, the standard room rate will include breakfast although those who will be on a strict budget will be able to negotiate a rate without it.

I hope to see you soon again at Hotel Holt.
Warm regards,
Snorri
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights at the Hotel Holt in November 2013. Picked it after reading Tripadvisor reviews. Not disappointed at all. The hotel is a short walk to the town and close by to some very nice eating places. The hotel itself is a delightful gallery of some wonderful paintings and sculptures.
We chose a junior suite (418) with nice views over the rooftops of Reykjavik. The decor was nice, even with the painting of the faceless lady eating the banana.
Nice buffet breakfast was included the package. Loved the soused herrings which stayed with me all day.
The staff on the desk were wonderful and most helpful.
If you want a middle range priced hotel with a upper range taste of quality this is the place to stay.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Valsson, Manager at Hotel Holt, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Dear Mike M.

Thank you so much for your review. "THis is the place to stay". That´s all we´re trying to say to everyone. Thank you for making it that easy for the Tripadvisor community.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Warm regards,
Snorri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Hotel Holt is very near the downtown area but NOT right on top of it, so away from the hub bub. Nice walk to the downtown, quaint little hotel. Loved the lift. clean. helpful staff. They were able to help us book some tours and the tours picked us up directly in front.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Valsson, Manager at Hotel Holt, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear lorit5.

Thank you for the short and sweet review. We will try to stay small and quaint for your next visit. The lift is definitely not going anywhere :)

Warm regards,
Snorri
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Nice hotel overall, just worthy of a 4* rating. The staff are extremely helpful and polite which really does make a difference. The room was ok, a little dated and there was some noise (either from a heating system or neighbouring rooms). It was in a great location, only a few minutes walk from the main street and tourist attractions.

Pros: Staff and location.

Cons: Maybe a refurb especially the shower in the bathroom.

Location: Only a 5 minute walk to the centre including the Reykjavik Excursions office.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Andrew M
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Valsson, Manager at Hotel Holt, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Andrew M.

Thank you for making us your first review on Tripadvisor. I completely agree about the revamp and it is underway already. We will have all rooms renovated in the next couple of years in a sustainable way. All plumbing will additionally be refurbished this coming January.

We are nothing without our guest service team and I find it delightful to see that is translating to happy guests.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Warm regards,
Snorri
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I recommend this comfortable and cozy hotel with 40 rooms for all reasons: located in downtown, low prices, cleanness, simplicity and sympathy.
Even though the rooms are nor surprisingly large and the internal ambience not sophisticated you feel at home in this hotel. But you have more: the hotel looks an art museum which is certainly a plus for art lovers.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Valsson, Manager at Hotel Holt, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Debora M.

Thank you very much for your review. If you would like to move in forever, we would be happy to be your actual home :). Until then, you are welcome to stay as long or short as you like.

Warm regards,
Snorri
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Property: Hotel Holt
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:
#5 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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