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Fort Charlotte Guest House

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Overview of Fort Charlotte Guest House

Fort Charlotte Guest House

3 out of 5

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
1 Charlotte Street, Lerwick, Scotland, ZE1 0JL

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLerwick Town Hall1 min walk
  • Popular LocationBain's Beach5 min walk
  • Popular LocationShetland Museum9 min walk
  • AirportLerwick (LSI-Sumburgh)35 min drive

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About this area


Located in Lerwick, Fort Charlotte Guest House is near the beach. Lerwick Town Hall and Fort Charlotte are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Bain's Beach and Meal Beach. Guests appreciate the guest house's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Lerwick Town Hall - 1 min walk
  • Fort Charlotte - 2 min walk
  • Bain's Beach - 5 min walk
  • Shetland Museum - 9 min walk
  • Bressay Lighthouse - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Lerwick (LSI-Sumburgh) - 35 min drive


  • Peerie Shop Cafe - 2 min walk
  • The New Harbour Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Golden Coach - 2 min walk
  • Indian Ahar - 3 min walk
  • Da Steak Hoose - 4 min walk

About this property

Fort Charlotte Guest House

3-star guesthouse in Lerwick with free breakfast
Lynne and Jim would like to welcome you to the Fort Charlotte Guest House

Ideally situated in the centre of Lerwick, close to Ferries, Bus Terminal, Tourist Office and the award winning New Museum – it provides an excellent base for exploring Shetland Five comfortable and attractive bedrooms are available – all ensuite, with toilet, wash-hand basin and showers. All rooms are centrally heated, have flat-screen TV, hair-dryers, radio alarms, refreshment trays and refrigerators. A choice of pubs, cafes, restaurants and take-away shops are all within very easy walking distance – offering a variety of good meals. To help you make the best of your time in Shetland, we keep a good selection of maps, leaflets and books which may be borrowed for use on the premises.
Fort Charlotte Guest House offers 5 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free off-site parking

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast

Family friendly

  • Fridge

Guest services

  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden


  • Books
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Heating

Food and drink

  • Fridge

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Check-in from noon - 9:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

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Fort Charlotte Guest House Hotel Lerwick
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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 58 out of 62 reviews
5 - Excellent 94%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 62 reviews
4 - Good 5%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 62 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 62 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 62 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice clean comfortable room with a great shower. Fantastic hosts who were very helpful.
Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lynn and Jim made me extremely welcome and the breakfast given was second to none. There was everything in my room I could possibly need and if and when I return to Shetland I wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything was great
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Highly recommended
We spent 4 nights here. The breakfast was well cooked and wholesome. The room itself was very well maintained, spacious and came with lovely ensuite housing a nice hot, powerful shower. The real stars were our hosts who gave excellent advice on what to see and do in the Shetland Isles. Faultless stay.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021