Founded in 1965 by a well-travelled couple who brought back the latest international trends to Iceland, Reykjavik’s Hotel Holt has blazed a trail for pioneering hotel experiences since the start. The slogan claims a ‘unique hotel for unique people’. And with the attention paid to local art, history and culture by this city-centre boutique, it’s difficult to disagree. The sense of one-off charm is notable as soon as you enter the lobby, where a grandfather clock stands sentinel over gilt-framed artworks and plush couches in maroon leather. 

Luxury Holidays to Hotel Holt

Friendly, personalised service and time-honoured cordiality define your stay at Hotel Holt, from check-in to check-out. It’s a reception fit for royalty, to which notable guests such as the Prince of Denmark and the King of Norway can attest. And you can expect a similar level of luxury on your own Iceland holiday when you book in at Hotel Holt. Concierge service comes as standard, and the VIP treatment continues with a free three-day pass to Reykjavik Art Museum*. Stepping out into the local neighbourhood reveals some of central Reykjavik’s most popular shops, bars and restaurants, as well as art and culture venues. Register for the Hotel Holt Art Walk (commences daily at 5:30pm) and get the inside track on Iceland’s largest privately owned art collection. Back at Hotel Holt after a fulfilling day, rest up in your bright, airy guest room; at once chic and cosy. From flat screens to bathrobes, all the details to make this a real home from home have been attended to.

The Restaurant at Hotel Holt

The fact that the founders of Hotel Holt built their chic, city lodgings on the site of a former fish market, and can count a successful hot dog stand among their former business ventures, points to a certain passion for food. Today, this culinary legacy takes the shape of Holt Restaurant, the hotel’s first-class dining room. Frosted glass windows with harlequin pattern grills recall London’s The Ivy, and create an air of seclusion and exclusivity. The renowned menu sources local fish, meat and seasonal fare, anchored in tradition for an elegant dining experience. The Bar has Persian rugs on the floor, portrait sketches on the walls and a crackling fireside; just perfect for an after dinner nightcap.

Please note: Hotel Holt guests are invited to enjoy free access to the gym and swimming pool at Laugardalur.

*Valid booking packages apply. Please speak to your Kenwood Travel agent for more info.

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Accommodation

Double Room

The hotel offers 26 comfortable and bright single rooms, furnished with all-modern amenities to ensure an enjoyable stay. The rooms are on average 25 m2 (269 ft²), and the beds are either 90 cm (35”) or 160 cm (63”). Shower / bath on request; Free Wi-Fi; Flat screen TV; Desk with lamp; Coffee and tea; Telephone; Mini-bar; Safe; Luggage rack; Bath robe; Free access to the World Class Gym and swimming pool at Laugardalur; Hair dryer; Toiletries.

Junior Suite

Hotel Holt has eight comfortable Junior Suites, furnished with all-modern amenities to ensure an enjoyable stay. Larger than the double rooms, offering more space and luxury. The rooms are on average 40 m2 (430 ft²), and the bed is king size. A sofa-bed can be added upon request. Shower / bath on request; Free Wi-Fi; Flat screen TV; Desk with lamp; Coffee and tea; Telephone; Mini-bar; Safe; Luggage rack; Bath robe; Free access to the World Class Gym and swimming pool at Laugardalur; Hair dryer; Toiletries.

Suite

There are 4 suites in the hotel. The largest and most luxurious of the rooms, they offer separate sleeping and living room areas for guests to relax in. The rooms are on average 45 m2 (485 ft²), and the bed is king size. A sofa-bed can be added upon request. Shower / bath on request; Free Wi-Fi; Flat screen TV; Desk with lamp; Coffee and tea; Telephone; Mini-bar; Safe; Luggage rack; Bath robe; Free access to the World Class Gym and swimming pool at Laugardalur; Hair dryer; Toiletries.

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Food & Drink

Holt Restaurant

Hotel Holt’s restaurant has provided its guests with first-class service and cuisine from the start. It is a space where evocative and classical visual art meets culinary art - creating an experience of excellence. The menu at Holt Restaurant is available as a two or three-course menu, featuring dishes anchored by tradition with an elevated mix of elegance and simplicity. Fresh and locally sourced produce, meats, and fish dictate the fair of the season. The wine menu is made up of all- natural and organically produced wines from Italy in concert with quality wines hand-picked by the restaurant team. Opening hours: Tuesday through Saturday - 18:00 to 22:00.

The Bar

The bar at Hotel Holt is an old school gem nestled behind the reception area. This warm and sumptuous bar features plush leather armchairs, Persian rugs and walls filled with portrait sketches by Kjarval, Iceland’s most beloved artist. Come by, wind down by the fire and enjoy a whisky in this, Reykjavík’s ultimate time capsule.