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“Fantastic Time & Stay in Shetland”
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Kells hamnavoe
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Scalloway, Mainland, Shetland Islands, Scotland

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Very good - based on 11 reviews
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Sarah Jan...
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic Time & Stay in Shetland”
Reviewed June 5, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

A huge Thank you to David & Sylvia. My son and I received a wonderful warm Shetland welcome on our arrival.

The accommodation was just spot on. Couldn’t fault a single thing. Perfect size for my son and I and had everything you could possibly need for week, or longer. The welcome basket was more like a mini shop, with 3 cereals, marmalade, bread, tea, coffee, milk, butter and orange juice!

The kitchen was very well supplied with utensils and cooking equipment and a fold away table and chairs for our meals.

The beds were very comfy and the whole place was lovely and clean. The large TV was a nice bonus after a long day exploring Shetland. We could just relax and zone out!

David and Sylvia left us to it, but were there for advice or tips on places to see or directions, which was much appreciated.

The area, Burra Hamnavoe is perfect for a central base to get out and about around the Island to see all the wonderful places and sights Shetland offers. There are just too many great things to do to mention here. A visit to Meal Beach - approx 10 min drive from Kell’s is amazing; small, quiet, white sand and clear waters. Jarlshof is another must and the Croft House Museum.

Everyone we met on our trip was very friendly.

We would love to come back to Kell’s for another stay and see more of this amazing place.

Thank you again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Jun 2018
thank you, Sarah, it was a pleasure meeting you both so glad you enjoyed the apartment and your trip to Shetland we love it when people leave wanting to come back to Shetland hope to see you both again & thank you again for choosing our accommodation regards David & Sylvia
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Dawsie73
Hamnavoe, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
“Great base camp for exploring”
Reviewed April 11, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

We received a really friendly welcome from our host David upon arrival straight off the overnight boat from Orkney. He made great suggestions as to what Island sights to go and explore.

The Kells accommodation was great. Clean, warm and comfy. It provided us with everything we needed. The location in Hamnavoe allowed us to visit everything from the very north, to the very south of the mainland.

The coastal walking was spectacular. Stunning caves, blow holes, arches and stacks.

The tombolo to St Ninian's Isle was a favourite.

Will have to come back again!!

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Management Response
14 Apr 2018
Glad you found our apartment suitable being central does have advantages thank you and we do hope you come back again.
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anusuka
Community of Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“In Kells house we found an isle of peace in the Shetland Islands”
Reviewed October 30, 2017 for a stay in October 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Silvia and David are fantastic hosts. We had good fun chatting with them while we shared excellent tea and superb breaded haddock. They provided us with some local anecdotes and very useful information about the whereabouts.

The apartment is very beautiful, warm and has all the facilities you could need.
It’s situated in Hamnavoe, a picturesque fishermen village shored in a voe, guarded by a nice lighthouse.

At Kells we were near all the places we wanted to visit, a lot of uncanny walking routes and the 2 capitals; Lerwick and the ancient one, Scalloway.

The unpredictable weather gifted us with some sun almost every day.

In Shetland you can’t be more than 3 miles away from sea and the friendly seals and you will experience the freedom of finding your own path through the countryside.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Oct 2017
Thank you, Anna, for your lovely review so glad you both enjoyed your 2 weeks stay it was a pleasure meeting you both. sylvia and I enjoyed our chats & pots of tea with you both, all the best to you and Raul on your future travels.
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Journey71...
1 review
“Friendly small village location”
Reviewed October 1, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Kells is a lovely home and David made us very welcome. Unfortunately the weather was not very kind to us, but we still enjoyed our stay.
I would recommend the apartment for two to four adults as adequate, but it would be a bit cramped if there were more - especially as there is no room for a dining table - but eating out locally in Scalloway is ideal. David was very helpful in advising on amenities in the local area and the walking is wonderful (weather permitting).
All in all, we had a lovely stay and would certainly consider booking there again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Oct 2017
Thankyou Dennis sorry about our weather and glad you still enjoyed your stay and thankyou for comment on dining table we intend to alter some aspects of kitchen to gain more room for dining table and chairs to add to the present breakfast bar thanks for being great guests. And hope you come again
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Imran K
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“beautiful and homely cottage”
Reviewed September 4, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
1
person found this review helpful

stayed at this beautiful cottage on our family holiday in Shetland. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and cozy. Very peaceful and close to the main town and all amenities. perfect base to stay and visit all parts of Shetland.welcome pack was very thoughtful and useful. it was just myself ,wife and 2 kids and all enjoyed the place. Had all the facilities needed and very happy with the place,would definitely book again if I visit the shetlands.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Oct 2017
Although I was away at the time of Imran & family's visit I was assured by my daughter they were a pleasure to host. a slight problem with wifi although quickly resolved he was very understanding. I am sorry I missed them.and hope to see them again should they return.
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Mrs Una M
1 review
“Perfect for our needs.”
Reviewed July 29, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

The apartment is in a lovely quiet village, just right, so you don't have to drive to far to get to some of the main holiday attractions. It is compact & bijou with all the neccessary amenities, would highly recommend it to anyone.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Jul 2017
Thankyou Una great that you enjoyed our apartment and hamnavoe and we hope you return. all the best David & Sylvia
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Reviewed June 18, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Jun 2017
Thankyou Andrea you and your husband were so nice & we are very pleased you enjoyed burra Isle and our flat, the sun is shining as I write this.Sylvia and I look forward to seeing you both again in the future thankyou.
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