Welcome to Hotel Holt, a small 4 star hotel located on a central but quiet street in downtown Reykjavík. At Hotel Holt, our dedicated guest service team does it´s absolutely best to make your stay in Iceland an unforgettable one. Gallery Restaurant is Iceland´s premier dining experience with options to fit every palate.
Hotel Holt and Gallery Restaurant feature the largest privately owned art collection in Iceland. The building is truly an Art Gallery within a hotel. Snorri, the hotel manager, is more than willing to take guests on a short tour of the collection when he is available at the hotel.
The collection was started by the hotel´s founders, Þorvaldur Guðmundsson and his wife Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir. A trust was established so that none of these priceless pieces of historical Icelandic art would ever be sold, and therefore at Hotel Holt you will find the only permanent exhibition of Icelandic art in Iceland. Kjarval, Jón Stefánsson, Ásmundur Sveinsson and many more masters feature heavily in the collection.
Although mostly known for visual arts, Hotel Holt has in recent years, made a concentrated effort to participate and include literature and music more in its appeal to visitors. Indeed, the city of Reykjavík is one of only 6 UNESCO Cities of Literature and the hotel supports the project wholeheartedly. Sequences Real Time Art Festival was also held, in part, in the hotel and its rooms in the spring of 2013 as well as a long time association with the Reykjavík International Film Festival has been a mainstay of the autumn landscape at the hotel. At Hotel Holt, we want our guests to feel inspiration at every turn during their visit as well as leaving rejuvenated after a relaxing stay.