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Glasgow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Check in was okay, bedroom was acceptable - that unfortunately is the end of anything positive to say. Breakfast- poor quality and bacon not really cooked. Coffee was cold and tasted poor. The hotel is very dated and looks like something from the 1970's. Check out - would have been nice to have been asked if I enjoyed my stay,...

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked here for 3 days for up helly aa. The booking took real tenacity, many calls etc, however the rooms were there when we arrived. The location opposite ferry terminal is great. Lots of parking and big rooms. Also a warm hotel. Staff are friendly, but not always the most efficient. So in restaurant, it can take awhile to...

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1Thank lesleymulhall
Manchester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was on a cycling holiday in Orkney and Shetland. We had let people at the hotel know that we would need a place to put bikes, which they agreed to, but when we arrived we were told there wasn't anywhere. We had to argue to get a place. The staff at the reception and in the restaurant were mostly...

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Robertaberdeen, director at The Shetland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment, although I note your visit was in June 2016? We do try to accommodate cycles etc, but not to the extent of people taking them into the public areas where other customers mingle and where they can be fire escape issues; my understanding is we did accommodate your cycles but in an...

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Disgusting attitude from resturant manager and staff. Left waiting for ages between courses and constantly fobbed off with "we are busy" in am empty resturant. Rooms are dated but the place is massivly let down with the poor level of service. I will never stay here again or recommend it to anyone and I suggest the management have a good...

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1Thank Callum R
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I stayed here last week whilst attending a conference. The bed was very comfortable and the hotel staff very helpful and friendly. The restaurant staff were very accommodating to a vegetarian who does not like vegetables and modified dishes to suit my taste. The only draw back in wet windy weather is the hotel is located opposite the ferry terminal...

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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Booked a meal for our anniversary and we weren't disappointed. Nice and quiet as it was midweek. Surroundings clean and modern, decent prices too and the food was very good. Will definitely be back. Keep it up.

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Thank Scott A
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Another pleasant stay, great food, bathrooms have been renovated to an excellent standard. I have been staying in this hotel for 6 years and the place has been getting modernised the restaurant is a major transformation. There is plenty of parking. I will definitely stay again

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Thank BigStewartyBoy
Scotland
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Having stayed at the Lerwick’s sister hotel whilst staying in Shetland for work last month, I was looking forward to seeing if there was any major difference in service or rooms. Check-in at the Lerwick was quick and I was in my room within 5 minutes. Like the Shetland Hotel, the rooms at the Lerwick are old. The décor, carpets,...

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Scotland
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Just had a stop over in the Shetland Hotel. It's pretty typical of business hotels in that it's quiet during the day but this place is really quiet. Out with the room, bar and restaurant there are no facilities and the bar doesn't open until 4. As I had time to kill I expected to be able to sit in...

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London
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for a business trip. It's opposite the ferry terminal. Room was spacious and the staff were friendly and helpful. Free wifi and tea and coffee making facilities in the room. I ordered room service which was nice and they make a freshly cooked breakfast in the morning. All in all I would stay here again.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Waterfront Bar & Grill
Waterfront Bar & Grill
Cuisines: British, Scottish, Seafood
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning

Additional Information about The Shetland Hotel

Address: Holmsgarth Road, Lerwick ZE1 0PW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Shetland Islands > Mainland > Lerwick
Price Range: $141 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Shetland Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 66
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Also Known As:
Shetland Hotel Lerwick
The Shetland Hotel Lerwick, Shetland Islands
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“Fish, fish and fish”
 of 5 bubbles 355SteveN, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles 608miaf, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
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