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Hotels in Shetland

Busta House Hotel, Brae
image of Busta House HotelBusta House is in a wonderfully peaceful setting with a blend of history and intimacy on the shore of Busta Voe. The hotel's 22 en-suite bedrooms, individually decorated and each with their own character, are named after islands around the coast of mainland Shetland. The most accessible rooms are 10 steps up from reception, while others are on the 1st & 2nd floors, some with views of the Voe. As Busta House was built during the 16th, 17th & 18th century, there is no lift. There is a choice of menus, and a good wine, malt whisky & spirit selection. Set in beautiful countryside with fantastic views with a good chance of spotting an otter in the Voe, Busta House is an elegant and convenient base from which to tour Shetland.


Burrastow House, Walls
image of Burrastow HotelAn 18th century house overlooking Vaila Sound on Shetland's most westerly point, Burrastow House gives you a friendly welcome and aims to make you feel at home. On the west side of Shetland where you can find spectacular scenery, this guest house has peat fires, a cosy library, 6 en-suite rooms and all the marvellous food you could want after a day of exploring. It is located 2 miles from Walls and 27 miles west of Lerwick, the main town.


The Lerwick Hotel, Lerwick
image of The Lerwick HotelThis more modern hotel is in a convenient and central location just 10 minutes walk away from the town centre and harbour, yet set in a quiet area commanding beautiful views over Breiwick Bay and Bressay Island. Plenty of car parking with 35 en-suite bedrooms, many enjoying the open sea views. The popular Brasserie restaurant is enjoyed by locals and residents where the menu uses Shetland produce where possible and is varied and changes regularly.


Kveldsro House Hotel, Lerwick
image of Kveldrsro HotelThe Kveldsro House Hotel (pronounced Kel-dro) is situated in a quiet residential cul de sac just a stone’s throw from the main street of Lerwick where you’ll find the tourist office, the harbour and shops. The word Kveldsro is Old Norse for “evening peace”. There are 17 en-suite bedrooms. In the evening you can enjoy a cocktail, malt or Shetland beer in the bar or take your coffee in the drawing room and of course have dinner. The menu offers an eclectic choice from modern Scottish cuisine through to salad and steaks and always prominently features delicious Shetland seafood.


Sumburgh Hotel, Sumburgh
image of Sumburgh HotelA warm welcome awaits you at the Sumburgh Hotel. Originally the Laird's home, this country house was built in 1867 with subsequent additions. Scarness and Jarlshof archaeological sites, dating back to 2,500 BC, are on the doorstep, and there are panoramic views over Sumburgh Head and out to Fair Isle. It is a wonderful base for bird watching, especially around the nearby dramatic cliffs. There are also two glorious sandy beaches a short walk away, ideal for a peaceful sunset stroll. Convenient for the small and quiet island airport and for exploring the attraction rich South Mainland. West Voe Restaurant combines fine dining with superb views. There are 33 en-suite bedrooms, many with splendid sea views.


Fair Isle

Fair Isle Bird Observatory, Fair Isle
image of Fair Isle LodgeFair Isle is Britain’s most remote inhabited island, 25 miles south of Shetland and 25 miles north of Orkney. Enjoy spacious and comfortable accommodation at the new Bird Observatory, with good home cooking (breakfast, lunch & dinner), a friendly island welcome and a family atmosphere. The scenery is spectacular, there are fantastic seabird colonies, and lots of peace and quiet. Full board, 12 en-suite rooms, lounge-bar and free ranger service. You can take part in the bird observatory activities, visit the museum and crafts, enjoy guided walks or simply relax in the sociable lounge. Access is by ferry or flights from Shetland. Seasonal opening from May - October. A unique holiday experience.


Guest Houses and B&B's in Shetland


Breiview Guest House, Lerwick
image of Beiview Guest HouseBreiview is a friendly, family guest house in a quiet area of Lerwick overlooking Breiwick Bay 20 minutes walk from the town centre. There are 8 en-suite bedrooms, most on the ground floor, located in either the main guest house or their newly renovated house next door. Free WiFi and private car parking. Breiview is a very nice and comfortable base near a sandy beach with coastal walks nearby.


Setterbrae B&B, Spiggie

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Overlooking the RSPB Loch of Spiggie Nature Reserve in the south mainland of Shetland, Setterbrae is just 15 minutes drive from the spectacular seabird colonies at Sumburgh Head where it is easy to get close to the puffins from April to August. The house has a well established garden, 3 bedrooms with en-suite or private bathrooms/shower rooms, lounge, conservatory, breakfast room and free wi-fi access.

There are dramatic cliff top walks nearby, the unique archaeological sites at St Ninians Isle, Jarlshof and Old Scatness and the popular sandy Spiggie Beach. Permits are available for fly fishing on Loch of Spiggie. Being only about 30 minutes from Lerwick, Setterbrae is an ideal base from which to tour Shetland and return to enjoy the peace and quiet of the area.

Graded 4 stars B&B (Gold) by VisitScotland


Shalders B&B, Levenwick

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Shalders is a fabulous 4 Star B&B situated in the south mainland of Shetland in the picturesque village of Levenwick, 12 miles north of Sumburgh and 14 miles south of Lerwick. With magnificent sea views as far as Bressay and Noss to the north, the old croft-style house of Shalders has been extended and lovingly improved with modern facilities. There is a double bedroom with adjoining room with bunk beds for two children if required and private bathroom with cosy underfloor heating, a power shower and spa bath - just great for relaxing in after a walk along the beach. The comfortable lounge has panoramic sea views, tv and free wi-fi.
Graded 4 stars B&B by VisitScotland


Westayre B&B, Brae

image of Westayre B&BA warm welcome awaits you at Westayre Bed and Breakfast. Westayre is a modern family home built in 1988 on a working croft with two en-suite bedrooms. It is situated at the South end of the picturesque island of Muckle Roe which is joined to the Mainland by a small bridge. It is just four and a half miles from the village of Brae which has a shop, two hotels and a swimming pool. This is a very central area for touring the North Mainland and North Isles of Shetland. Spectacular cliff scenery and clean, safe, sandy beaches can cater for a wide variety of interests. Bird-watching, walking, painting or just enjoying the peace and tranquility.


Glen Orchy House, Lerwick
image of Glen Orchy Guest HouseGlen Orchy House is close to the town centre and harbour on the south side of Lerwick and adjoining the 9 hole golf course (which is free to the public). Licensed and evening meals available, offering authentic Thai cuisine. All 21 en-suite rooms have TV, WiFi, underfloor heating and complimentary tea & coffee. Pets and children welcome. Private car park at rear of the building.


Pinewood House, Island of Yell

image of Pinewood HousePinewood House is a family run bed and breakfast situated on the east side of the northern Island of Yell, 20 minutes drive from both ferry terminals (regular ferries connect Yell to mainland Shetland and also to the northern Island of Unst). There is a guest lounge with open fire and comfy sofas and a stunning sea view looking out to the Island of Fetlar. Breakfast and a 3 course evening meal available. There are 3 bedrooms on the first floor (2 doubles & 1 twin), all with en-suite showers. Two of the most spectacular beaches in the whole of Shetland are found on Yell, which also offers very good chance of spotting otters.


Gord B&B, Island of Fetlar

image of Gord B&BA warm welcome at this family home offering imaginative good home cooking. Superb sea views over Wick of Tresta from all bedrooms, which are all ground floor with ensuite facilites. 4 miles from the ferries to Yell and Unst.




Prestegaard B&B, Island of Unst

Prestegaard B&BA welcoming and spacious Victorian house at the south end of Unst. Excellent sea views, five minutes drive from the ferry to Yell, near bus stop and two miles from Muness Castle. Home cooking generously served. Friendly atmosphere. Unst is the most northerly island in Britain with Muckle Flugga the most northerly tip