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Glen Orchy House

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Glen Orchy House

3 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
20 Knab Road, Lerwick, Scotland, ZE1 0AX

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationShetland Museum6 min walk
  • Popular LocationSt Ninian's Isle Tombolo27 min drive
  • AirportLerwick (LSI-Sumburgh)35 min drive
  • Popular LocationSullom Voe Oil Terminal49 min drive

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About this area


Glen Orchy House is located in Lerwick. 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. Looking to get your feet wet? Kayaking, sailing and fishing adventures can be found near the property.

What's nearby

  • Bain's Beach - 5 min walk
  • Shetland Museum - 6 min walk
  • Lerwick Town Hall - 10 min walk
  • St Ninian's Isle Tombolo - 27 min drive
  • Sullom Voe Oil Terminal - 49 min drive

Getting around

  • Lerwick (LSI-Sumburgh) - 35 min drive


  • Aald Harbour Tearoom - 4 min walk
  • Queen's Hotel - 5 min walk
  • Monty's Bistro - 6 min walk
  • Da Steak Hoose - 6 min walk
  • Peerie Shop Cafe - 7 min walk

About this property

Glen Orchy House

Guesthouse in Lerwick with restaurant and outdoor tennis court
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free guesthouse has an outdoor tennis court and a meeting room. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include multilingual staff. This guesthouse has 23 rooms. Housekeeping is not available.
Glen Orchy House offers 23 forms of accommodation.
Recreational amenities at the guest house include an outdoor tennis court.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Airport shuttle available
  • Local area shuttle

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee
  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • Outdoor tennis court


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • No housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Thai

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • Smoke-free property

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM


Dogs and cats welcome

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

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 and Mastercard

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 27 out of 99 reviews
5 - Excellent 27%
Rating 4 - Good. 38 out of 99 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 23 out of 99 reviews
3 - Okay 23%
Rating 2 - Poor. 10 out of 99 reviews
2 - Poor 10%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 99 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Glen Orchy was a nice friendly place to stay, although maybe a bit basic. Taking a shower was a bit of an adventure as the water pressure seemed to vary wildly. The do an excellent breakfast though... totally recommend the 'Full House'. All in all I'd recommend the place and would probably use it again.
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great place to stay in Lerwick. Comfortable bed and delicious breakfast. The hosts were very friendly and the view over the bay was nice.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Pros: Good cooked breakfast. Nice breakfast lady and reception staff. Fairly good location. Nice views. Cons: Terrible over bath -tap controlled mixer shower with low pressure. Old fashioned decor Uncomfortable beds Terrible linen and pillows 2/3 light bulbs blown remote for tv not working TV not tuned in- could only watch limited channels Holes in curtains which were poorly hung. Just sad, tired, dreary and depressing.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The double room was inadequate frankly. Bed hard with minimum covering. No space, no chairs, small TV was OK but lying on bed not the ideal viewing position!. Heating in room inadequate for a location not known for heatwaves....Breakfast good and service otherwise friendly.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Pleasant 2-nights stay in the heart of Lerwick!
We had a 2-nights stay at Glen Orchy....overall the experience was very pleasant with a very helpful staff at the reception...two things which could have been improved are: 1) the room heating could have been better, and 2) more breakfast options could have been provided
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019