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Hillbilly Bluehat

Great boutique hotel

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 Sept 2019
I recently stayed here for 4 nights as a solo visitor to Reykjavik and really enjoyed it. Front desk staff are extremely helpful, attentive and friendly. I did not try the restaurant or the bar, but the breakfast was a good selection of cold and hot buffet, very nice. The location of Hotel Holt is excellent, just a 5 minute walk to the main shopping and restaurant area and a 10 minute walk to the BSI bus terminal. In fact all the downtown sightseeing spots were easily walkable. The room was a decent size (certainly for 1 person), very comfortable and clean. The one thing I did note was that there was no air conditioning. The windows do open, and this was fine for me in September, but I did wonder if it would get too hot in summer.
Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Marissa S, Sales, and marketing at Hotel Holt - The Art Hotel, responded to this review
Responded 1 Oct 2019
Dear illbillybluehat,

Thank you for your recent visit and stay at Hotel Holt - and for taking the time to write this informative review of your stay with us. We are thrilled that you had a positive experience with our staff and that you enjoyed the breakfast.
Also, thank you for mentioning our great location, which makes staying at Holt all the better.
We understand that it does get a bit hot some days (we are just getting used to this in Iceland as it has been enough to simply open the window to cool down buildings in the past). To help our guests stay cool we have fans available upon request, so please don't be afraid to stay here during the summer months!

We look forward to welcoming you back if you even get the chance to visit Iceland again in the future.
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Reviewed 25 September 2019

Stayed here at the end of a 3 week Iceland Trip. We had 3 rooms fro up to 4 nights. Rooms are kind of small (but so were most of the rest of the places we stayed at in Iceland). Great service. Great Art. Great location.

Date of stay: August 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marissa S, Sales, and marketing at Hotel Holt - The Art Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2019

Dear Jet42199,

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts of Hotel Holt, and for mentioning our best attributes - the service, art collection, and our location. Thank you for choosing to stay with us - and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

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Reviewed 14 September 2019

Hotel Holt is a lovely quiet hotel in a very convenient location to all the shops and the BSI bus terminal. Karl the Hotel Manager was very kind and helpful. We arrived early from our flight from Manchester and we just were expecting to leave our suitcase in storage until check in time at 3 pm but Karl kindly said we could go to our room.
He also gave us helpful advice.The breakfast was served with a large variety of delicious foods. We would highly recommend this hotel if you visit Iceland.

Date of stay: September 2019
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Marissa S, Sales, and marketing at Hotel Holt - The Art Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2019

Dear UTD123,

Thank you for your kind words - we are exceedingly proud of our entire team, so we thank you for appreciating the hard work put into assisting all of our guests.
Thank you also for your recommendation! We sincerely hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to Hotel Holt.

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Reviewed 13 September 2019

This trip was booked as a birthday surprise for my husband, which was made even more special by the friendly attentive service we received from the hotel staff. We were given an upgraded room and the staff were very helpful with suggestions for places to eat or visit. The hotel is within walking distance of the main centre as well as the bus station, but it is quiet. We had an early return flight and were given a breakfast bag to take with us. We definitely want to visit Reykjavik again and we would stay in this hotel, it was great, thank you.

Date of stay: December 2018
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Marissa S, Sales, and marketing at Hotel Holt - The Art Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2019

Dear IV30emma,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Hotel Holt. We do so enjoy hearing that your stay was special and that our team treated you well.
Please let us know if you are ever on your way back - it would be our pleasure to welcome you back to Hotel Holt.

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Reviewed 11 September 2019

The staff were always friendly and available. The hotel itself was nice, and lovely. Plus it was close to the town, so just a few minutes of walking and you can be at the bars, grocery stores, or places to eat. But overall, a good place to stay.

Date of stay: September 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Marissa S, Sales, and marketing at Hotel Holt - The Art Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2019

Dear Jollymate,

Thank you for your review and sharing some of the great attributes of Hotel Holt with the world. We really appreciate that you took the time, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future if you ever come back to Reykjavik.

We send you warm wishes from chilly Iceland in September!

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Reviewed 5 September 2019

We stayed at the hotel for three nights at the end of our 11 day road trip for our honeymoon. We were greeted at the hotel with a suite upgrade, as well as a complimentary bottle of champagne. The staff was friendly and attentive, and the experience was more similar to a B&B with the amenities of a full scale hotel.

The room was beautiful, with fantastic art adorning its walls and a great view of Hallgrímskirkja and the neighborhood below, as well as gallery lighting for the art. The breakfast included a wide variety of delicious breads, meats, cheeses, drinks, and your standard breakfast foods. Additionally, the hotel even had convenient parking!

I would highly recommend staying at the hotel. It exudes class and old world charm, and is conveniently located no more than a 10-20 minute walk from anywhere in downtown.

Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marissa S, Sales, and marketing at Hotel Holt - The Art Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2019

Dear Max B,

We are thankful to have been a part of such as special time in your lives. We wish you all the best and thank you for your lovely comments and this positive review of your stay with us.
If you come back to Iceland don't hesitate to be in touch.

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