Knysna House

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Iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi

Overview of Knysna House

Knysna House

3.5 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
6 Burgh Road, Shetland, Lerwick, Scotland, ZE1 0LB

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLerwick Town Hall5 min walk
  • Popular LocationBain's Beach8 min walk
  • Popular LocationShetland Museum10 min walk
  • AirportLerwick (LSI-Sumburgh)34 min drive

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About this area


Located in Lerwick, Knysna 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.

What's nearby

  • Lerwick Town Hall - 5 min walk
  • Fort Charlotte - 7 min walk
  • Bain's Beach - 8 min walk
  • Shetland Museum - 10 min walk
  • Bressay Lighthouse - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Lerwick (LSI-Sumburgh) - 34 min drive


  • The Dowry - 6 min walk
  • Havly Cafe - 6 min walk
  • The new harbour cafe - 6 min walk
  • Peerie Shop Cafe - 6 min walk
  • Da Steak Hoose - 7 min walk

About this property

Knysna House

3.5-star guesthouse in Lerwick with free parking
Dry cleaning, laundry facilities and a garden are available at this smoke-free guesthouse. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 6 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs. Free bottled water, showers and free toiletries are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Knysna House offers 6 accommodations with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–9:30 AM: GBP 10 per person

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance

Access methods

Private entrance


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30.0 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 10 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: GBP 70.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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 credit cards; cash is not accepted

Property is also known as

Knysna House Lerwick
Knysna House
Knysna Lerwick
Knysna House Lerwick, Shetland Islands
Knysna House Guesthouse Lerwick
Knysna House Lerwick
Knysna House Guesthouse
Knysna House Guesthouse Lerwick

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 7 reviews
5 - Excellent 57%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 7 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 7 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 7 reviews
2 - Poor 14%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 7 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great Hotel
Very accommodating staff, quality continental breakfast included.

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
A good welcome but a stressful experience
The worst thing about our stay at Knysna House was that on our final day, we left our suitcases at the hotel whilst we spent time in the town. We let Jim from Knysna know that we would be back at Knysna before 1pm (when our taxi was due to turn up to take us back to the airport). However, when we turned up (at about 12:35pm), we found that the outside front door at Knysna was locked. So naturally we rang on the doorbell, several times - no response. I then rang the hotel reception - several times - we could hear their phone ringing from where we were stood on the doorstep - no answer. Time was ticking by. I then went round the back, shouting out Jim's name in case he was somewhere in the hotel grounds - nothing. You might imagine how our stress levels were rising because our taxi was due in about 20 minutes time and we needed our cases to take home. I went back to the front door and then noticed that Jim's mobile telephone number was on a sign just near the door - I managed to get hold of him, and he said he would be there in 5 minutes. Apparently, Knysna had been left 'unattended.' We waited for what we hoped would not be more than 5 minutes - right on cue, a fancy car turned up and sure enough Jim arrived. However, there was no apology made or explanation why no-one was there for us; instead, he just came out grinning, asking "Did you think we'd done a runner?" (which I did not find that appropriate considering our stress levels had gotten pretty high).

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Best Hotel / Guest House on the Island
Jeff made me feel very welcome. Looking forward to coming back. Best hotel on the Island, home from home.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Litet hotell med personlig atmosfär
En mycket positiv upplevelse. Vi fick ett vänligt mottagande och många tips och värdefull information. Utmärkt frukost, som var kostnadsfri, trots att den inte ingick i bokningen.

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Vilken service!!
När vi anlände sent på kvällen utan väskor som fastnat i bagagehanteringen nån stans mellan Stockholm och Sumburgh ordnade ägaren Jim genast fram en påse hygienartiklar åt oss. Sen skjutsade han oss i egen bil till närmaste supermarket så att vi kunde köpa det vi behövde. Samma service höll i sig hela tiden. Jättegod frukost med färsk frukt och bär. Behov av glutenfritt - inga problem! Trevligt ställe att bo på för tre tanter.